Female founders +Women in Science give back to the community 🌱💙🔬♻️💪💪💪
Fab is happy to support the Science of Beauty Collective.
Fab founders, beauty lovers, Discover more about them to join the conversation!
“With the beauty and wellness industry saturated with seemingly interchangeable terms like “anti-aging”, “clean”, “natural”, “green”, and “non-toxic” it can be difficult for consumers to understand what these slogans actually mean. Realizing this void, we have a mission to bring transparency to the industry, and to challenge industry leaders to create better products for consumers that are backed by data and science.
-Support for new female founders with mentorship hours for emerging female founders
-Networking with other science-focused women leading beauty companies.
— Building awareness among the media and investors of the value that science & technology bring
-Slack community where we can lean on each other for questions, resources, and fact checking.
The team will be on ClubHouse March 18 8am pst , and soon with regular conversations every month (join the Club Science of Beauty Collective 💙🔬), and in a Webinar May 5 hosted by Fab 9am pst soon on @eventbrite.
Great to see the title in WWD “Beauty Founders Unite to Create Science of Beauty Collective.”
Discover the bios of the founding members of the movement:
Initiated by Elsa Jungman, Barbara Paldus, and Carol Christopher.
Elsa Jungman, Ph.D. Dr Elsa Jungman- San Francisco
Elsa is a skin scientist and entrepreneur. She has a doctorate in skin delivery and began her career working in R&D for L’Oreal in Paris. In 2015 she moved to San Francisco and worked with several biotech and beauty companies. Her startup, Dr. Elsa Jungman, helps millions of people who struggle with sensitive skin by offering clean & personalized skincare with a specific focus on the microbiome. Dr Elsa Jungman is the first certified microbiome-friendly brand in the US. She was awarded the French-American Entrepreneurship award and is the editor of the new edition of “Handbook of Cosmetics Science & Technology”.
Barbara A Paldus, Ph.D., Codex Beauty, Atherton (Bay Area)
Barbara is a scientist, entrepreneur and investor. Prior to Codex Beauty, she spent two decades leading innovation in spectroscopy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. By 34, she founded two Silicon Valley companies that, among many breakthroughs, paved the way for carbon cycle/natural gas pipeline monitoring, and accessible vaccine/cancer therapeutic manufacturing. Barb, who studied electrical engineering at Stanford, has been awarded 40 U.S. patents and numerous prizes in science.
Carol A. Christopher, Ph.D., Ellis Day Skin Science , San Francisco Bay Area
Carol is a chemical engineer, and has spent more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry developing new therapeutics. She is the co-founder of three companies and inventor on numerous patents for drug delivery technologies. She has also worked with numerous universities throughout the U.S. and in Asia, teaching entrepreneurship, and mentoring young companies. She has coupled her scientific and entrepreneurial experience with her CPG marketing experience in her current role as CEO of Ellis Day Skin Science.
And also be alphabetical order:
Hélène Azancot, Yodi Beauty, Paris
Helene is the founder and CEO of YODI, a French beauty brand that works to reconcile naturalness, efficiency and safety. With the belief that “what you put on your skin is as important as what you eat,” she launched her company in September 2020 . Her mission: to bring more conscience and transparency to our beauty routines with minimalist formulas, and dermatologist-tested and patented products. With her brand YODI she wants to bring innovation but make it simple to understand for consumers! Hélène has more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry and has worked for more than 15 years on natural ingredients, for both professional and consumer international brands. Prior to creating YODI, she was leading worldwide brands like Kerastase, Redken, Matrix , L’Oreal Professional and Garnier.
Kailey R. Bradt. Owa Haircare. New-York
A chemical engineer by trade and entrepreneur at heart, is the founder of OWA Haircare. She developed the first water-activated powder-format shampoo at the age of 23. Alongside her patent-pending formulation, she has other waterless products in the works. Her motivation to formulate with little to no water is driven by her deep-rooted passion for sustainability and interest in clean, effective ingredients. Her vision is to rethink personal care formulation considering the entire product life cycle, safety and sustainability to create clean, conscious, concentrated solutions. Kailey was 1 of 13 women globally to participate in the Sephora 2020 Accelerate Cohort and her Moondust Hair Wash formulation was awarded an Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2020.
Britta Cox, Aquis Hair Care and K18, San Francisco Britta Cox
When Aquis founder, Britta Cox, went to Japan to meet the creators of the first moisture-wicking fabric, she realized a gap in the market: there were no variations in the form of towels and turbans. She launched her range dedicated to squeeze the water out of your hair so it stays luscious and smooth.
She also is leading the brand K18, Patented biomimetic hair care endorsed by hairstylists
for damaged hair. Patented biomimetic K18 discovery builds on the natural strength of your hair to take its health to its original, near- virgin state. Clinically-proven to restore health to even the most severely-compromised hair damaged by bleach, color and chemical treatments.
Marie Drago, Doctor Pharmacy, Gallinee, London
Marie is a French Doctor in Pharmacy and the founder of skincare brand Gallinée. She has over 20 years’ experience in successful and innovative skincare brands. She has become a skin specialist particularly on the skin’s microbiome, when discovered how a prebiotic and probiotic diet could improve the symptoms of the autoimmune disease she had for years. Then it struck her, why not apply the science to skin? She then wrote her thesis on the enormous benefits of harnessing good bacteria and it used her to create Gallinée formulations.
Victoria Fu & Gloria Lu Chemist Confessions, Los Angeles
Victoria and Gloria are the cofounders of Chemist Confessions, an education insta-blog turned science-based, clinical skincare brand. Formulation chemists by trade, they met working at the RD labs of L’Oreal USA. After leaving the comfort of a big corporation, they started the Chemist Confessions community, teaching every day consumers the science of skincare and how to read an ingredient label. They believe transparent, efficacious skincare paired with an informed public is the true driver for meaningful change in the industry.
Ervina Wu, LAc, PhD, TCM Dermatology, YINA.CO, San Francisco
Ervina Wu holds a PhD in Chinese Medicine and did clinical training in autoimmune at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. Prior to TCM school, she worked in finance and venture capital for over 8 years where stress and intensive hours took a toll on her health. When she healed herself through Chinese medicine, she knew she had to learn more. Her passion for medicine, travel, and beauty made her a master collaborator in product formulations and business development of the company. Ervina is also a registered TCM dermatologist with the International Association of Chinese Medicine Dermatology.
Angela Chau Gray, L.Ac, YINA.CO, San Francisco
Angela is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She studied plant biology at UC Berkeley before obtaining her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She grew up immersed in Chinese herbs and culinary medicine. A TCM nutritionist, Angela firmly believes good health is our greatest wealth. She was awarded the PAAWBAC Monarch Leadership Award for her vision and work with YINA. Angela heads the product development and business operations at the YINA headquarters.
Cora Miller. Young King Hair Care. Atlanta
Cora Miller is the Co-Founder and CEO of Young King Hair Care, the first multicultural beauty and wellness brand for young men. Inspired by her son, she and her husband launched this company in December 2019 with the mission to redefine male grooming for the next generation. Cora has nearly 10 years of experience as a leader in corporate social responsibility, program development and communications. Previously, she was the VP of External Affairs for UnitedHealth Group where she developed innovative approaches and oversaw the implementation of social responsibility initiatives, including the management of strategic partnerships and evaluation of investment outcomes.
Carolina Reis, PhD. OneSkin, San Francisco Carolina Oliveira
Carolina holds a biochemistry degree and a Ph.D. in stem cell biology, and is an alumnus of IndieBio, the world’s leading biotechnology accelerator. She relocated to Silicon Valley from Latin America (Brazil) in 2016 to co-found One Skin, a biotech company developing solutions to target skin aging at the molecular level and extend the healthy years of life. Carolina is leading the development of the first anti-senescence topical product designed to promote skin health and strength, recently launched via e-commerce. She is a co-inventor of 3 patents, co-author of numerous scientific publications and has been an advocate of skin health in the longevity community.
Co-founder Alessandra Zanori also a woman in science!
Rahama Wright Yeelen Beauty, Washington DC
Rahama is a social entrepreneur who works at the intersection of policy and economic development. After serving in the Peace Corps, she launched Shea Yeleen, (www.sheayeleen.com), a social impact company that creates living wage jobs for women in Ghana through the creation of shea butter based body care products. Her entrepreneurial journey spans bootstrapping to landing distribution with Whole Foods Markets and MGM Resorts International. The products have been featured in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Washington Business Journal, MSNBC, and CNBC Africa. A leading voice on African women’s economic and business development she has completed 150+ speeches and panels globally including the United Nations Thematic Debate on Entrepreneurship for Development, the U.S. Secretary of State Global Diaspora Forum, the World Bank Africa Region Growth Dialogue, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. During the Obama Administration, she was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa and is currently serving her third term on the council. Rahama received her BA in Political Science and International Relations from the State University of New York at Geneseo. An avid traveler she has visited and worked in 36 countries.
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