I was born in 1973, and am a trained graphic designer and a wannabe esthetician. When I was a very young boy, my mother and grandmother’s Mary Kay parties had a strong influence on me and I have been interested in skincare ever since. Sometime in my 20s one of my friends described me as having “skin for days.” This little comment further sparked my passion for skincare, and I experimented with many drugstore and beauty counter brands. By my mid-30s, I realized these were not really cutting it anymore and I could see the first signs of aging creeping up on me. It was also around this time that I met my best friend. Our mutual curiosity in skincare led to a lot of research into ingredients that really make a difference. Eventually I came upon this gem of a site and I couldn’t be more grateful for the pioneering community here at TIA!
I am a strong believer in “purposeful injury” to the dermis, a well-formulated sunblock and a carefree attitude as our best chance at preserving our looks. My mission in life is to spread the word of good skincare to anyone who will listen, and with a few drinks in me, even to those who won’t.