Meet the Derma Diva
As president and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., Jan is known in the industry as an educator, product researcher, and innovator. Her formulations are designed to treat a slew of skin conditions from acne to rosacea.
What key ingredients do you think are essential for every skin care regimen?
Key ingredients really should be predicated on what your key concerns are. Everyone should ask themselves the question, “If there is something I could change or improve about my skin, what would it be?” Based on the answer or combination of answers such as acne, discoloration, wrinkles, etc. individuals should choose topical agents that have some type of medical validation for a specific issue. A sampling of some proven agents are glycolic, salicylic and azaleic acid, certain peptides, lipid soluble Vitamin C combined with a neurotransmitter factor, certain growth factors and anti-inflammatories.
As a product innovator, which Jan Marini products are you most proud of and why?
I don’t necessarily think I am most proud of a particular product. However, I take tremendous pride and satisfaction in having developed topical agents and systems that address many common skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, lines and wrinkles, discoloration and hair loss. Our products are used by thousands of physicians and many of the technologies are a true first and not available anywhere else in the world. Having physicians and patients tell me about their life altering skin changes is incredibly inspiring.
What do you think will be the next big wave of cosmeceuticals?
I believe that we will continue to see peptide technology evolve. Also, I believe that we are on the verge of developing one or more topical agents that may be able to alter or “turn-off” certain aspects of genes that play a role in triggering age related skin changes.
What are your personal desert island beauty products?
Marini Lash – I’ll have gorgeous, dark, flirty lashes without mascara
Bioclear – My skin will be beautifully clear and refined
Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30 – It will prevent wrinkles and skin cancer
A great Bobbi Brown neutral lipstick – This will work for my lips and cheeks and can even be used as eye shadow
Are you a mom?
I’m a stepmom to 2 fantastic girls (both are grown) and I’m soon to be a stepgrandmom.
What’s your favorite bag?
So many gorgeous bags, so few arms to hang them on! Seriously, I do have quite a handbag collection ranging from Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and on. I love them all. At the moment I am carrying the limited edition Louis Vuitton bronze Surya bag.