Few brands have managed to do what Dermalogica has done — enter into a saturated skincare market, create products that are unique and that actually do the job, and build a loyal, cult following of people (celebrities included) who can’t stop raving about their products. We absolutely love Dermalogica's extensive range of products that work for oily skin, sensitive skin, ageing skin, dry skin, combination skin… Well, you get the drift.
The brand's commitment to developing skin-friendly products that are free of common skin irritants like mineral oils, fragrances, and artificial colours is a blessing for everyone who cares about their skin’s health. Dermalogica uses some pretty fantastic ingredients in their products, too, BTW! My personal favourite is the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner, which contains cucumber, lavender, and aloe, and works as a refreshing dose of moisture for the skin. But enough about me. What truly makes Dermalogica even more unique is the fact that it was founded by a skin therapist. If the headline didn't tip you off, this sure will. It's Jane Wurwand.
On Jane Wurwand
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After founding the International Dermal Institute, the multi-hyphenate founded Dermalogica in 1986 right after. And her story is nothing short of inspiring. After starting out as a salon apprentice at the young age of 13, the skin therapist went on to build her own unique multi-million dollar brand that has trained over 1,00,000 skin therapists worldwide. Plus, she believes in giving! She's also a huge believer in promoting entrepreneurship and champions entrepreneurship in young girls worldwide through her initiative, FITE, or Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship. "I believe in being the entrepreneur of our own lives!" she exclaims. "That means living your biggest life, finding what it is that you really love to do and that it makes a difference to other people."
On what success means to her
Jane Wurwand's meteoric rise to success is a fascinating story, but when asked about it, she is humble. Also a philanthropist and a winner of multiple entrepreneurship awards, the businesswoman is a revolutionary figure who triggered change for women through skincare! Her success mantra is pretty simple, too. Jane Wurwand defines success as "having choices and options to pursue whatever it is you feel self-determined to do in your life." She adds, "Success is the freedom and liberty to be authentic to who you are and to claim it." Her new book, Skin In The Game, is a reflection of her strong beliefs.
On her new book
You know what we love about Jane Wurwand? She's not one to keep the key to her success a secret. Her new book, Skin In The Game, goes beyond just building the cult-favourite brand Dermalogica. Scheduled to hit the shelves in October, her new book gives advice and lets you in on her proven practices to achieve one goal — attaining your true purpose of having a meaningful career, and a happy life. With strong, wise words from an inspirational, successful woman who knows skincare and entrepreneurship through and through, we're sure this read will get you hooked from the get-go. We can't wait to devour this fascinating book from cover to cover!
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