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Message of Love

Dotti Knows Best

My mother always said I was born with a curling iron in one hand and a mascara wand in the other. I never doubted it. My obsession with beauty products, fragrance and art is in the fabric of my being. Mom always encouraged me to follow my dreams and Hush + Dotti is the perfect expression of my love of beauty and art.

It’s The Artist In Me

I always loved everything about makeup and it’s artistry, so me becoming a makeup artist surprised no one. What was surprising was that after years as a makeup pro, I was shocked (horrified actually) to learn about the harsh toxins contained in our every day beauty products. This disgusted me both personally and professionally.

The Horror Of It All

How could my beloved beauty industry betray me like this? How could I go to the gym & yoga several times a week, eat healthy, think healthy, breathe healthy and then pollute my body with toxins? It wasn’t happening.

Of course, I did what any sane person would do and set out to buy healthier products for myself and my pro kit. There were literally none that were long wearing, well pigmented and true pro quality that would stand up to lights and the camera.

Research, Research, Research

I kept searching. As a pro artist, I was accustomed to finding anything I needed. Then the stark reality hit me that there were no high performing, luscious feeling, nontoxic choices for makeup and skin care available any where.

I had to right this wrong. I became obsessed. I reached out to all of my peers in the industry asking what their favorite products were and why. Just like a mad scientist, I carefully compiled all of their info. With each key ingredient, I found its nontoxic equivalent and researched nonstop.

Let’s Face It

Eventually I wrote my own recipes and gave them to my fellow pros to test. After years of testing and feedback, they evolved into the formulas they are today. Every ingredient serves a purpose. Everything we do has intention and meaning behind it. The fact is that carefully curated plant based products really work. There is absolutely no need for toxins in order to have happy skin or to enjoy some magnificent makeup.

There are a zillion products on the market today. I was not about to create anything but the BEST of Mother Nature’s offerings formulated into the finest luxe beauty products available anywhere in the world. We are not about the fluff or the fancy packaging. We make sure that all of our talent goes in each and every container and on to your fabulous face.

Collective Love Of Beauty

H+D is an expression of our collective love of beauty products. Even extreme minimalists have products they won’t live without. We have named our assortment after friends, family and famously inspiring folks.

For example, my cousin Jojo has asked me to recommend the perfect neutral lipstick for as long as I can remember. That’s why I created the perfect nude color and named it Jojo, of course! She loves it & naturally searches no more. True story.

Message Of Love

Join our Hush + Dotti family and feel the love every time you use one of our mindfully curated and sweetly satisfying products.

Dina Altieri
CEO & Co-Founder

Message Of Love