Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Sarka Halas

Sarka is the founder of Sarka Botanicals, a skincare brand that takes a modern approach to the classical apothecary. As a trained herbalist with over 20 years of experience, Sarka came to beauty with a desire to draw on the enduring wisdom found in western herbalism, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine as the foundation for functional skincare. Sarka believes there is so much we can learn from the traditional use of plants combined with a science-backed understanding of their applications. …

Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Alison Angold

Alison Angold is a fully qualified beauty therapist and aromatherapist, from London, England, with over 25 years’ experience in the beauty industry. She has worked with many clients over the years using her skills and knowledge about the skin, to treat and improve various skin conditions, through product recommendations, facial techniques and most importantly using her knowledge of the skin and body systems to treat the skin from the inside too. Alison has worked in many beauty salons, spas, and directly with skincare companies, and has also run her own successful beauty and skincare business. …

Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Ginger King

Ginger King has dedicated her life to beauty at a young age. She has been in every aspect of the beauty industry from retail to cosmetic chemist, to cosmetic raw material sales, to manufacturing to marketing and product development and she now owns a consulting company specializing in clean beauty from concept to launch. She has been the breakthrough award judge for Allure Magazine since 2017 and brain trust for Beauty magazine. She has also been mentioned by over 30 beauty media and featured on TV.

What was the first beauty routine you adopted as a child or teenager? Which emotions do you connect with this memory?

Always put on a moisturizer as my mom opened the first Shiseido Boutique in…

Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Victoria Fu and Gloria Lu of ‘Skincare Decoded’

After years of working in the industry for Loreal, one of the world’s largest beauty conglomerates, formulation chemists Victoria Fu and Gloria Lu left to launch Chemist Confessions. From what started as an Instagram account grew into a wildly popular blog, podcast and product line. Victoria and Gloria believe that by making skincare science fun, approachable, and transparent, they can empower individuals to make the best decisions for their skin. In their new book, Skincare Decoded, the chemists breakdown the overly complex skincare industry by dividing it into three sections:

  1. A focus on the most important skincare fundamentals including cleansing…

Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Eugenia Davis

Eugenia’s world changed when she started wearing lipstick at 26. Prior to her first experience with lipstick, Eugenia mainly wore light makeup and focused primarily on simple, natural looks. But when she discovered lipstick and how it changes your whole look, Eugenia world changed and the exploration of the many hues, styles and formulas of makeup began. Finding the perfect lipstick became her top priority, and after years she finally realized she could create her own. The Dymanz Glaze brand was born from the curiosity and discovery of makeup.

What was the first beauty routine you adopted as a child or teenager? Which emotions do you connect with this memory?

My first beauty routine started at the early age of 14…

Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Alexia Amvrazi

Alexia Amvrazi is a wellness-centred writer who since her late teens developed a passion for studing complimentary self-care / self-help remedies, principles and techniques.

Throughout her life she has studied various complimentary therapies, experienced a grand variety of beauty & wellness therapies that she wrote about as a journalist and experimented a great deal wioth ingredients or products that she reviewed professionally or simply shared with friends! Now in her late 40s, she’s very interested in discovering viable solutions for ageing skincare and therapies.

What was the first beauty routine you adopted as a child or teenager? Which emotions do you connect with this memory?

As a teen with greasy skin I had quite a lot of spots, which I despised…

Conscious Entrepreneurship: May I introduce René Serbon

René Serbon qualified in the field of aesthetics, with a strong practical skill set across the board. As she started out her calendar filled quickly but not with the exact services she loved to offer. Instead, it was filled back to back with hair removal services to the point that her boss refused to send her on advanced skin education to further her career.

Disheartened by the lack of support from her boss, she knew it was the missing piece of the puzzle for her and took annual leave to attend the training she wanted to anyway. Just as well…

Conscious Entrepreneurship: May I introduce April LaMon of Alosant

April LaMon had an innate curiosity and sense of attraction toward marketing and consumer behavior from very early on. Throughout her career, she worked with global companies such as PepsiCo., Kraft Foods Group and Armstrong World Industries — all of which were highly data driven. This experience ultimately led her to co-founding Lead In-Site, a provider of senior living industry online research behavior, with her business partner Michael Swanson. The company quickly grew in prominence and popularity, to the point the two were tapped by a master-planned community developer in Southern California to address a growing need: a native mobile…

Conscious Entrepreneurship: May I introduce Julie Allen

Julie Allen is the CEO of Mary Rose NW Boutique and founder at the Mary Rose Foundation. She is an author and eating disorder awareness activist.

Allen started Mary Rose NW Boutique because she recognized the need for a clothing boutique that focused on body positivity, self-love/acceptance, and helping all bodies feel beautiful and confident in their clothes. Julie struggled with anorexia and bulimia for 15 years and has made it her mission to empower women to love and embrace themselves wholeheartedly.

The Mary Rose Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 designed to help people who are struggling with the financial…

Conscious Entrepreneurship: May I introduce Sianni J Cabello

After seeing the need for barriers to be broken in the lives of so many youth, Sianni J Cabello set out to understand how she could impact and positively change how the inequalities of the United States educational system were set up. She then grew to have an invested interest in education policy and devoted herself to working with politicians on Capitol Hill like democratic Vice President Nominee Senator Tim Kaine, Senator Bill Nelson, and others in state and local government such as Governor Terry McAuliffe and Mayor Donnie Tuck.

Sianni had every intention of starting her life in DC…

Demee Koch

Entrepreneur & Board Advisor in the health & beauty industry. Introducing purpose-driven founders and beautiful minds here on Medium.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store