Where did the inspiration for bea Skin Care come from?
Following the development of my skin care clinic, Bianca Estelle Aesthetics, creating a skincare line was a natural step for me. I wanted to create something that I was not only proud to bring to consumers, but also proud to use in-clinic on my clients.
When I was a young woman growing up, I faced skin issues like acne and hyperpigmentation, which weren’t always easy to solve. I knew that when I created my own skin care line, I wanted it to be suitable for everyone and also help deliver skincare solutions that made a difference.
What was the biggest challenge in setting up a business?
Funding and cash flow was a challenge for me. I know exactly what I am doing when it comes to skincare, but when you don’t come from a business background, it’s all a learning process. The financial side was especially challenging for me because I had no external funding, and used only my own savings. I believed in the products and knew that others would when they saw results.
What advice would you give someone beginning their journey in the industry?
For somebody wanting to become a Skin Specialist, learn from the best – take time to research where you want to train and why. Then get as much experience as possible, working with the latest technologies.
For somebody wanting to create a beauty brand, decide what your unique selling point is going to be early on and build your brand around this. It’s a competitive space but if you have a great product that has the ability to stand out, there’s plenty of room.