The discovery destination for thoughtful, luxury beauty.
Monastery was founded by Athena Hewett. Athena has been a certified esthetician now for 20 years, starting her own skincare studio in San Francisco in 2011. Alongside her practice she introduced a skincare line inspired by her childhood summers in the Greek Cyclades, where her grandparents lived & owned an olive grove. Throughout her childhood, Athena learned from her grandmother & her mother, practices of picking & pressing local herbs & turning nuts into oils. Athena combines her love and understanding of plant-based potions, so ingrained in her upbringing, with her training & practice as an esthetician as well as her meticulous attention to sourcing high quality ingredients, to create her beautiful products for Monastery.