Well-Traveled Beauty, a skincare line and travel website, was born out of founder Rebecca Taras’ lifelong passions for both beauty and globetrotting. A Chicagoland native, Rebecca began her career catering to celebrity clientele as an esthetician at the Peninsula Chicago Hotel before launching her own line of bath and body care products with her previous company, Cleansing Queen. Formulated with purposeful, skin-safe ingredients, the products were featured in publications such as Self and Fitness and were available at Chicago outlets such as Nordstrom and Handle With Care. Rebecca also created custom in-room amenities for the Sofitel Hotel Chicago, including items featured in a special presentation for the president of AccorHotels upon his visit from France to Chicago. Her efforts were recognized by the Chicago Fashion Foundation, and she received the Style Maker and Rule Breaker award in the Beauty category.
Ultimately, Rebecca’s initiatives evolved into the co-founding of Terminal Getaway airport spas, now located at the Seattle-Tacoma International, Tampa International, Orlando International, and Chicago O’Hare International airports. Though she is no longer involved with Terminal Getaway, her passion for beauty and travel not only persisted over the years, but grew. As Rebecca continued to refine her skincare knowledge, she spent a considerable amount of time as a journalist covering beauty and other topics . Rebecca’s diverse body of knowledge, experience and insatiable curiosity for faraway places culminated in Well-Traveled Beauty, an upcoming skincare line and travel website. The company’s initial offerings will be a line of results-driven, travel-friendly beauty products that take the guesswork out of figuring out what to pack. Well-Traveled Beauty will make it easy for you to look and feel refreshed no matter where you’re traveling to.
A global traveler with a passion for Paris, Taras finally decided to live the Parisian way of life on the daily and call the City of Light home.
She enjoys revisiting historical haunts and discovering new places to shop, eat, sip, and explore. It’s not uncommon to find Rebecca savoring a glass of rosé wine in Place des Vosges (one of her favorite Paris spots) as she pens her latest adventure.