|When did your fascination with skin care begin?
It may sound trite, but I have always been fascinated with skin, skin care and all things medical. There is a family legend that one of my very first words was “dehydration.”
Can you tell us about the beginnings of the Jan Marini skin care line?
My early expertise focused on skin care product ingredients. Not only did I study and pursue scientific research, but I also evaluated thousands of products and technologies. Over the years, I began lecturing to physicians, medical professionals, skin care professionals and consumers.
In 1989, I financed and co-marketed a product line called M.D. Formulations/M.D. Forte. It was the first truly medically valid glycolic acid based product line. It was also one of the first product lines to ever be dispensed and endorsed by physicians out of their practices.
In 1994, I founded Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., which enabled me to further realize and refine my vision. Jan Marini Skin Research is really the vehicle that allows me to research, develop and market new and evolving technologies. I have had the privilege of bringing to market topical agents that are a worldwide first. I hold numerous patents and I am intensely dedicated to uncovering and identifying technologies that can truly impact the medical community and professional skin care market. I have been honored to speak at medical venues around the world and I continue to be immensely grateful and humbled by the support of the marketplace I serve.
What is Jan Marini’s skin care philosophy?
I also truly believe that anyone can have healthy looking, beautiful skin and today, there are topical agents that can dramatically improve any skin condition.
How do you come up the formulas and ingredients that go into your products?
Which product from the Jan Marini line are you most proud of developing?
However, I would have to say that the innovation that brought JMSR the greatest attention was the invention and introduction of our Eyelash technology. Marini Lash gives spectacularly “oh my goodness, they can’t be real” eyelashes.
What’s new with the Jan Marini skin care line this year?
Age Intervention Enlighten addresses resistant facial discoloration which is another significant concern. Facial skin that is not uniform is perceived as being far less youthful looking. Enlighten provides the most incredibly illuminated, even, refined look. It has been a giant success!
How did you acquire the nickname “The Derma Diva”?
What skin care regimen do you recommend for the body and can stretch marks ever be cured?
Stretch marks are actually tears in the collagen and elastin structure of the skin. In general, if stretch marks are less than two years old and still reddish or pink, they can be repaired to a great extent with glycolic acid, stabilized topical vitamin C and stabilized retinol, prescription retinoids (like Retin-A™ or Tazorac™) can have a dramatic repair effect if used consistently. Also, there are a number of non-ablative (won’t remove skin) lasers that are showing great promise in repairing stretch marks. The key is the time frame. After approximately two years, when they turn white, stretch marks become more like scar tissue and you are far less likely to reduce their appearance.
What would be a great place to start for someone who never used Jan Marini skin care before?
Which part of creating your skin care line did you enjoy the most?
What are some of your best kept beauty secrets?
What passions do you have besides making our skin beautiful?
It was a pleasure to interview Jan you can find out more about Jan Marini Skincare at the official website: www.janmarini.com