BABES IN HART: Kendra Kolb Butler


After a clinical skincare career in NYC, Kendra Kolb Butler packed her bags for wide open spaces in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she founded Alpyn Beauty - the first skincare brand to sustainably hand-harvested wild plants at their peak potency and punctuate their power with proven clinical actives. 

 We love Alpyn Beauty and are excited to introduce to founder Kendra. 

Tell us about your latest work and what’s inspiring your most projects?!

I am so proud of our National Park Restoration Efforts. 1% of every sales goes directly to "rewilding" our country's national parks, and to date, we have helped restore over one thousand acres of our The Grand Teton National Park that the animals and plant life depend on. It's my daily inspiration that keeps me going when running a company gets hard. I think of all the good that we are brining not only to skin but also to the ecosystem!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Don’t be scared of the “no’s” because they make you stronger. OR Stay in your own lane and keep your eyes on the road. Don’t pay too much attention to what’s happening to the right or left of you because it will only be a distraction on your journey that slows your progress.  

In moments of self-doubt, how do you build yourself back up?
Go outside and get some fresh air. Works every time! 

What’s your favorite part about your work? What motivates you?
Seeing the people around me accomplish and grow. 

What quotation/motto inspires you to be your best self?
A Jack Johnson lyric “Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart.” 

What’s your no-fail go-to when you need to get out of a creative rut?
Take a break and eat a healthy snack! 

Do you have spiritual/mindfulness practice? How do you stay in flow?
Deep breaths and time with my family.

What’s on your nightstand: Sweet Agave & Plumping Lip Mask and a picture of my parents holding me when I was born. 

Favorite cocktail: Grey Goose martini on the rocks, extra dirty extra olives please

Favorite sneaker: Nike Air 

Favorite lipstick: Ilia Colorblock Lipstick in Rococo

Favorite book: The Fountainhead 

Worth the splurge: Invisalign! 

Dream getaway: Dubai + the Maldives, a combination of city and beach

Favorite jean: DL 1961

Life hack: Everything is better with a snack

Get-ready song or playlist: 90’s Rap Music

Handbag: Whatever is in my closet- have never been a bag person and lately just rocking my State fanny pack

Three inspiring accounts you follow: @grandtetonfoundation @wetheurban @subwaycreatures