Waking up with Katerina (Markov) Schneider, founder of Ritual

Now more than ever we feel its important to celebrate women who are true pioneers! To do that we will be featuring an interview with an inspiring woman every Monday morning to start the week.

Today we are waking up with Katerina (Markov) Schneider who is cleaning up the vitamin industry with her innovative company Ritual. 

Introduce yourself: 

Founder & CEO of Ritual, a new kind of health company that’s making it easy to feel great. We’ve started by reinventing a daily vitamin for women.

What time do you wake up?

Whenever my baby (Tali) wakes up. She’s the best alarm clock. But usually between the hours of 5 and 6.

First 3 things you do in the morning?

Take Ritual’s Essential with a glass of water and lemon. Put breakfast on the stove, usually some sort of grains that I boil with filtered water. Play with my daughter for at least an hour or so since I work so much I don’t get to see her during the day.

What’s your go-to breakfast or drink?

Breakfast is usually some sort of grain (millet, brown rice porridge, steel cut oats) and some sort of nut milk latte (usually matcha or turmeric). I make something basic for breakfast so I can share my breakfast with my daughter. It makes it easier than making her something separate.

What’s your morning beauty routine?

Wash with a cleansing oil. Then use rose oil, hyaluronic acid and a natural sunscreen. I’m really into brands like Devita right now and Vinters Daughter (from Violet Grey). I also love spraying some rose water throughout the day and in the morning. I use Real Purity as a natural replacement for harsh antiperspirants.

Can’t leave the house without?

Rose water facial spray -  I use it throughout the day since it’s pretty dry in LA. Mansur Gavriel handbag goes with everything and was my big splurge this year and a gift for myself for starting a company and having a baby all at the same time. Raaka Yacon Dark Chocolate - satisfies my sweet tooth without any cane sugar.

Your Monday Mantra? 

“You got this.” Always helps to send a little love to yourself especially in the beginning of the week. It’s hard sometimes disrupting a massive ($80B) industry and raising a child at the same time. But it’s fun. Just helps to cheer yourself on at the top of the week.

Thanks to Katerina for participating! Learn more about Ritual. 


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