Women Who Shine: Rachel Mae Furman

Meet Rachel Mae Furman. She is embodies the definition of true beauty. Women feel a connection to other women who are moving the needle, seeking change and fueling empowerment through positive messaging around beauty. A GoldfadenMD Woman Who Shines is one who is happy, radiant & making positive change in society all while embodying a true likeness for natural beauty regimens & skincare routines. This is Rachel.


1. What’s your name & occupation?

My name is Rachel Mae Furman and I’m a “Leisure Expert” for my blog Smoke And Honey and a “Spirits Geek” for Art in the Age organic spirits.

2. Describe your beauty routine.

I am a minimalist and creature of habit. I pretty much stick to Dove soap for washing, Oil of Olay moisturizer with SPF and night cream. I try to get a Microdermabrasion facial every few months and a mani/pedi every few weeks. When I’m feeling fancy, I like a really luxurious lip color, like Chanel or Yves Saint Laurent. And I feel like I should start splurging on a really good eye cream. So I guess my style is either casual drug-store or super luxury, not much in between!


3. What are three things that you absolutely cannot live without.

My record player, good scotch, and an amazing view.

4. What is your favorite part about being a woman?

The level of emotion we’re able to feel and the depth of connection we’re able to handle. We feel hard and love even harder!

5. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received as a woman?

“Leap and the net will appear.” This is my mom’s favorite saying, and I’ve certainly put it to the test over the years. As a woman, it feels amazing to be ballsy and take risks and then have the capacity to handle the outcome. I hope I never forget that! My Grandmom also always says, “a place for everything and everything in it’s place.” Though it’s not always easy, I try really hard to keep my life and home organized, and I find that clears my mind for creativity and inspiration.

CQJ_88556. Define beauty.

Beauty to me is that exhilarating feeling when doing exactly what you want, and that glow that inevitably radiates when you do. But it’s also the grace you exude during the times when you’re trying to figure it all out. Beauty is how you handle the ebbs and flows. It’s a fire that’s lit whether you’re up or down. And, let’s admit, good skin, a little make-up and a great hair color help keep the fire lit!

7. Tell us why you love Doctors Scrub Advanced as much as we do 🙂

I admit that I was skeptical– I don’t try a lot of new products because my skin can be sensitive and I’m a creature of habit. But I kept an open mind and tried the Doctors Scrub Advanced, and I could not believe how soft and smooth my skin was! It felt like literally every bit of dead or dull skin was buffed away to reveal a much happier layer underneath. I immediately tried it on my neck and chest and got the same results. So…

Top 3 Reasons Why I’m Hooked:
1.  Natural ingredients. I don’t want chemicals all over my face!
2. Immediate gratification. If it takes 6 weeks to see results, I’ve lost interest.
3. I can do it myself. Which saves me a drive to Beverly Hills and a 6 week waiting list!


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