People always ask me how I became interested in skincare, spas and living a wellness lifestyle. My answer is, I grew up in Southern California, where fresh air, sunshine, and the sea were a part of my everyday life.
Having acne as a young girl and being in love with the ocean, I noticed that when I was in the ocean my acne would get better. I loved being in the water, so it was a win-win for me. I noticed that if I didn’t go in the ocean for a few days, my skin would break-out again. Not only did I love surfing and being in the ocean, but I loved the way my skin looked at the end of the day. As I got older my acne turned to cystic acne and I visited numerous dermatologists to help me. In the 60’s there was little they could do.
I heard about an amazing esthetician from France, and after a few facials with her, my skin was clear. Her products contained ingredients from the sea. We became friends and would talk for hours about skin care, nutrition and health.
Moving to Malibu in the 70’s and raising my children on beautiful Broad Beach was a blessing. To have the ocean at our front yard and the beautiful Malibu mountains in our backyard was paradise. In 1981, after my children were in school full time, I decided to open a small skin care salon by my home.
The result was a business where my approach to health and beauty focused on personalized skincare.
Skincare needs to address individual needs and goals, and that includes finding products that I love and trust.
I love having the privilege of working with some of the most famous celebrities in the world, being a spokesperson for numerous products, television and meeting people from every walk of life.
In 1997 I was asked to be the skincare expert for Ashley Skincare of Beverly Hills. We were one of the first skincare lines on QVC until Estee Lauder bought the formula.
That was the beginning of finding the best cosmeceuticals for my skincare line.
I’ve met wonderful estheticians and dermatologists along my journey, and some icons in the field of skincare that have had a huge influence on me and my esthetic skills.
My many years of treating skin has enabled me to find solutions to your skin concerns. Now, after more than 35 years I’m excited to share all of my beauty and wellness secrets with you.