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Hello, my name is Julia, and I’m the co-founder of skin:genius.

I know exactly what it’s like to suffer with 'bad skin' as a teenager and as an adult.

I struggled for years as a teenager and throughout my early twenties. It’s one of those things you think will never affect you and then, bam, out of the blue it appears, and you’re left thinking “why me?”.

As I’ve grown older and find myself entering the menopausal stage of my life, I still suffer from the odd breakout and wonder in the back of my mind if I’ll wake up one morning and discover my skin in the same state as my teenage self.

And that’s the truth about spots and acne-prone skin. It’s not merely a coming-of-age condition of adolescence and puberty but affects different people, male and female, throughout the various stages in our lives.

Indeed, a lot has changed since I was a teenager — getting told to put toothpaste on a spot or go on the contraceptive pill is (surely) a thing of the past. We are connected more than ever in today’s world and can seek the advice and support we need to get through this experience - what did we do without Google?

There is no quick fix or ‘miracle cure’ to transform your skin overnight. I wish it were that simple. This was when I realised — through my own experience and speaking with parents who didn’t know how to help their children — how impossible it seems to find a natural solution that actually works, without having to rely on harsh chemical alternatives.

I’ve been there myself. I’ve used every method in the book and every time I reached the same conclusion — many products often ended up stripping my skin of moisture, making it more sore and doing more harm than good.  Oh and bleaching many towels and pillows along the way too!

I turned to my friend and homeopath, Hilery Dorrian, previous co-founder of Barefoot Botanicals. With her unique understanding and perspective on skin combined with her knowledge of natural ingredients, we went into partnership and created the formulation for skin:genius using only natural and organic ingredients that have stood the test of time.

We launched skin:genius in 2016 and have been overwhelmed by the response we have had so far with our customers. There isn’t a feeling more gratifying than hearing about how our skincare has helped transform people’s lives. This is the reason we developed skin:genius.

We believe that whoever you are, whatever your complexion, you can enjoy a solution that makes you feel confident in your own skin.

And that's genius.


We founded skin:genius with the purpose of achieving these goals:

  • To create a skincare range using 100% organic and natural botanicals that work and provide a kind and effective solution.
  • skin:genius is more than just about skin care; it’s about living a balanced and healthy lifestyle so you can feel confident from the inside out. 
  • skin:genius is a community where you can ask questions and learn how to care for your skin during the different stages of life.

The whole skin:genius team is on a mission to help you understand your skin better and show it is important what you feed your body inside and out. We can’t wait for skin:genius to help you along this journey and transform your life.

Let’s get skin confident together.

Julia & Hilery

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