Hello, my name is Julia, and I’m the founder of SkinGenius.
I know exactly what it’s like to suffer with acne, as a teenager, and as an adult.
I struggled for years with acne as a teenager and throughout my early twenties. It’s one of the horrors of life you think (and hope) 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. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to the constant worry at the back of my mind if I’ll wake up one morning and discover my skin in the same state as my teenager self.
And that’s the truth about acne. 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 now. We are connected more than ever in today’s world and can seek the advice and support we need to get through this experience — i.e. asking Google how to get rid of it and restore order in my life.
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 journey of battling acne 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 the chemical alternatives.
I’ve been there myself. I’ve used every method in the book and every time I reached the same conclusion — chemical products often end up stripping the skin of moisture and do more harm than good.
I turned to my friend and homeopath, Hilery Dorrain. With her unique understanding and perspective on skin combined with her knowledge of natural ingredients, we went into partnership and created the formulation for SkinGenius using only natural and organic ingredients.
We launched SkinGenius at the end of 2015 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.
I founded SkinGenius with the purpose of achieving these goals:
- To create 100% natural products that work better than the toxic chemical alternatives and to provide a kind and effective solution.
- Your acne doesn’t define you. SkinGenius 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.
- SkinGenius is a community where you can ask questions and learn how to care for your skin during the different stages of life.
The whole SkinGenius team and I are on a mission to help you understand your skin better and show you what you put in your body is as important as what you put on your body. I can’t wait for SkinGenius to help you along this journey and transform your life.
Let’s get skin confident together.