If you're wondering who we are over at SimplySkin Rx, this post is for you.
Here's a picture of The Hubs (Lee Henderson PharmD) and me (Catherine Henderson PharmD)
We are a husband and wife team (as if you hadn't already guessed that from the matching last names and our proximity to each other in the pic!), who came up with the SIMPLE idea that people would get better results from their skincare if their products had MORE (higher concentrations of) beneficial ingredients. You see, many skin care brands put in negligible quantities of their "star" ingredients, just so they can say they've included it (never mind that they used 0.01% of something when clinical studies with that ingredient may have used 1%)…but I digress
So, Lee and I are both pharmacists and entrepreneurs (hence the business). Our company evolved from The Pill Box Pharmacy, where we have a thriving BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy) clinic. Through this avenue we were able to talk to lots and lots of women about their hormones, nutrition, skincare and overall wellness. We heard the need for good skincare over and over, until finally, Lee was sent (by "The Boss", who you'll hear more about later) to a special training program about anti-aging skincare.
Well, that's all it took to ignite our excitement. Especially me, I've been a product junkie for years, so I was ecstatic to get in the lab and put together the best of what I already knew, with what Lee had learned and adding in a ton of research on top of that. After our initial learning and planning phase we began working on formulas and recruiting tester clients . Once we had a few basic formulas, we began to really play with the additional ingredients (think mad scientist!) until we had a line that offered comprehensive anti-aging benefits- where every product could be used together to work synergistically, but each product could also stand alone and deliver skin-improving benefits. Our testers gave us two thumbs up (many are still clients) and we knew we had created something great.
We also have a third member of our team- I call him "The Boss". His name is Sam Costello, RPh and here's his picture.
Sam is the owner of The Pill Box Pharmacy and a women's health guru. He started our BHRT program (long before Lee and I arrived on the scene) and he's counseled women on all things concerning hormones, nutrition and skincare. If you were to look at his bookshelf you would assume that it belonged to a menopausal woman, because it is crammed full of books and research papers relating to hormone health and nutritional supplements. He's a pretty amazing guy (I have to say that, because he's "The Boss", right?). Sam is the one that originally saw the need for our skincare line and he saw the potential of our SIMPLE idea.