1). How did you get started in this industry?
I've been a product researcher for over 35 years. In the beginning, my expertise was in ingredients and how they function in products. I lectured to the medical community and also did TV and radio. Consumers love to know which ingredients really work and which don't! As time went on, I developed associations with researchers, scientists and physicians and began focusing on uncovering and identifying breakthrough technologies. My pioneering work with Glycolic Acid in the 1980's led me to found my first skin care company.
2). What is your star product or biggest breakthrough?
The JMSR Skin Care Management System is really the "star" focal point of our line. The system is comprised of a number of exceptional and medically and clinically validated topical agents that comprehensively address common skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture, acne, rosacea and skin discoloration.
3). Who/What inspires you?
I'm no different than anyone else. I want real solutions that prevent and address skin concerns. I don't want adult acne or rosacea. I don't want brown spots or a dull or course texture. I want healthy, young, vibrant and glowing skin. I want young looking hair and eyelashes. Finding solutions has always been my inspiration to develop and market real technological "firsts." It is incredibly rewarding to hear from individuals who have overcome seemingly hopeless skin issues.
4). Be honest, what beauty products do you use regularly other than your own?
As far as skin care, I only use my own products. And, I am certain that my skin would look very different if I didn't But, I love color cosmetics and I probably own every Bobbi Brown matte lipstick color she makes. They are the best!
5). Imagine the future of the beauty industry and give us your prediction of what's to come.
Anyone can wildly speculate about fantastical breakthroughs. However, what we do know is that there is a lot of emerging technology that will be able to topically stimulate many factors and processes that will enable facial skin to look like it did before years of cumulative sun exposure. Peptides are constantly evolving and more and different peptides are being discovered which may have the ability to "turn off" certain aging genes. Growth factors and Autologous stem cells are also promising. In any case, the future of topical skin care looks very bright.
6). Give our customers a beauty insider tip:
Dry lips are a common complaint. Always rub any facial product into your lips as well. That means resurfacing products, anti-aging products, moisturizers and especially, sunscreen. Your lips will feel far less dry and they will look younger, softer, fuller and healthier.
6.5). In 140 characters or less, give us a beauty tip to Tweet and tell us where to follow you.
UVA sun exposure is as strong in the winter as the summer. Always wear sunscreen. 95% of the appearance of aging is cumulative sun exposure.
Follow me on Twitter at @JanMarini.
7). Extra Credit: Write personal reviews for some of the individual products in your line.
Retinol Plus: For serious skin rejuvenation.
Includes a high percentage of Retinol with little or no acclimation. With an unprecedented concentration of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory technologies, the products deliver results beyond prescription or non-prescription options.
Enlighten Plus: Dramatic solution for skin discoloration.
A non-hydroquinone alternative that is equal to or more effective than prescription lightening options without side effects. Provides remarkable results for all skin types, skin colors and ethnicities.
Duality: Breakthrough solution for both acne and aging.
Duality is a topically innovative concept that provides a "marriage" of two medically validated "gold standard" topical agents. Provides serious acne control and dramatic anti-aging benefits, without dryness, for every age and skin type.