About PRESTIDGE beauté


"PRESTIDGE beauté Active Organics are lovingly made with bare hands and a whole heart in my Brooklyn studio employing Reiki & other healing modalities. As the creator + founder of PbAO, my mission has been to create a powerful organic skincare line that promotes “skinceptance” + “skinclusivity”— inspiring a holistic ritual that embraces and nourishes you from the outside in. It’s for all skin types of every age, under one roof, sun, and sky!



Shawnelle Prestidge / Skin by PRESTIDGE beauté /
Photo by Bryan Bedder
Jane Fonda-Harpers Bazaar/Makeup by Shawnelle Prestidge/Photo by Nino Munoz
Jane Fonda-Harpers Bazaar/Makeup by Shawnelle Prestidge/
Photo by Nino Munoz



Meet Shawnelle Prestidge, celebrity makeup artist, former beauty editor and clean beauty CEO. After decades of working with global beauty brands and corporate giants, Prestidge paused her entrepreneurial endeavors to welcome her daughter into the world. Later, while her husband was recovering from a near-fatal accident, she resumed her plans of create a healing, toxin-free organic skincare line by concocting a salve to help quell his nerve pain. This turning point marked the beginning of PRESTIDGE beauté Active Organics. She’s on a mission to offer you Reiki-charged, multitasking, corrective, clean, cruelty-free products.

Several decades into her career as a professional makeup artist, Shawnelle set about the alchemy of a reimagined skincare line born out of a need to help heal a family trauma. The first formulation quickly evolved to target the growing list of skin and environmental concerns that continually went unmet by the beauty industry she'd been working in, so she dedicated her time to filling that void! 

 PbAO was designed to deliver transformational results for her on-set industry peers, friends, and (of course) herself and family, meeting vastly differing needs as far ranging as wee babes to grandmamas to promote healing and rebalancing for all.





PbAO uses an incomparable blend of the world’s most nutritious antioxidant-rich, organic plant botanicals paired with the alternative medicine of Reiki healing to deliver soul food for your skin and spirits. Our products are tested on celebrities, models, and industry peers, never on animals! Every batch is treated like a custom blend in my Brooklyn studio with the finest grade organic, wild-harvested and natural ingredients from conscious growers the world over. They are free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, or SLSs. We are environmentally focused and use recycled, upcycled, and repurposed materials wherever possible for all stages of our production.


Shawnelle Prestidge | Founder/Creator of PRESTIDGE beauté Active Organics | Mom + Wife

Zoe Saldana / Makeup by Shawnelle Prestidge /
Photo by Sarra Fleur