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About Our Founder

Looking for the best skin care? I’m Anna Marie and my first job at age 14 was working on Saturdays in a beauty practice where I learned about aesthetics. I didn’t choose it as my career then, but I always maintained my love for all things skin care.

Later I formulated my own personal care products using Australian botanicals, long before the term clean beauty was invented or anyone knew what it was. Despite my passion for clean beauty, I was dismayed by the lack of effectiveness of so many of the products and the high use of essential oils and other irritating ingredients.

So many of  these products, even cosmeceutical ones, were more likely to compromise the skin barrier, cause inflammation and potentially trigger discolourations, rather than deliver the skin miracle they were promising.

I kept finding that skin care products containing questionable ingredients were being sold to customers without a second thought. Many aestheticians and dermatologists were more interested in what would earn them the most revenue rather than what would deliver results without compromising the long-term health of their clients’ skin. So few of them focused on the science behind the ingredients in the formulations or independently sought out clinical research, instead relying on the marketing information provided by the brands themselves.

I lost faith in the advice I was being given by well-meaning aestheticians and the recommendations of dermatologists, who kept trying to sell me inappropriate products and super expensive treatments that would have damaged my very sensitive skin.

I decided to undertake study in integrative health and dermatology and threw myself into endless hours of searching medical and dermatological databases and reading published articles. I was struck by the lack of real science that sat behind so many skin care products and concerned by the number of potentially harmful ingredients.

I was determined to improve each of my skin concerns without any clinical interventions. I set about finding the best skin care routine and products for my skin. I hunted down products from around the world and religiously applied them, to find my holy grails. Over the course of two years, I tackled my sensitivity, redness, dehydration and hyperpigmentation. To my great surprise, I was also able to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes, even though I was not really expecting much. My elevens are less visible and my stubborn naso-labial lines look better too. And no Botox in sight.

I also made a breakthrough with my keratosis pilaris and finally achieved smoother skin. I finally stopped getting those welt-like breakouts I would get from using those overly heavy urea creams recommended by dermatologists. For the first time in my life, the  ‘chicken skin’ curse was finally behind me.

My experiments with hyperpigmentation and finding ingredients that work as well as Hydroquinone continue. Trust me when I say I tried dozens of products, with ingredients such as AHAs, Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Niacinamide, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Vitamin C, Liquorice Extract, Glutathione, Tranexamic Acid and Retinol.

So here I am, wanting to share what I’ve learnt along the way so you are better informed and can find the real ‘promise keepers’ out there. In this way, I hope you’ll get to enjoy the products you use more and not needlessly  blow money on products that don’t deliver.

Make sure you visit our Skin Intelligence pages to find out about how to create your skin care routine and find the best products for your skin type. You may also like to visit my Blog pages where I regularly post articles on topics I get asked most about.

If you would like more indepth information on tackling your skin concerns and get a customised skin care plan, visit our Skin Care Packages page.

 

About Our Founder

A Message From Our Founder

Like many of you, I’ve been fascinated by skin health and skin care for most of my life and have searched for the best skin care routine and products. But finding the truth in the world of skin care proved rather elusive.

It’s difficult to separate marketing claims from clinical research and the truth. With all the celebrity endorsements, dermatologist influencers and magazine affiliate marketing masquerading as editorial, it’s  become harder than ever to find reliable information on what ingredients are good for the skin and what products actually works.

Trying to learn the science of it and learn which skin care ingredients get results and which ones damage the skin is overwhelming for most people, particularly given all the conflicting information out there. That’s why Skin Clinica was born.

We’ve done all the hard work. In buying our products, you can be assured that we’ve extensively researched and tested all our products, not only from a science perspective but also from a user perspective. After all, I not only want you to get results, but I also want you to enjoy using your products. You’ll find detailed product descriptions on our website to make your choice easier, but we’re also here to provide further help by way of free and paid phone and email consultations. In that way, I hope you can find the best skin care routine and products for your skin.

Yours truly in better skin

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