1. WHAT INITIALLY INSPIRED YOU TO MAKE THE MZ SKIN BRAND AND JUMP FROM BEING A DOCTOR & SURGEON TO A BRAND FOUNDER?
Creating MZ Skin was truly an organic process and perhaps something I was preparing for all my life without knowing. My journey began when my mother introduced me to skincare when I was about 14 years old; I still remember when she gave me a tinted moisturiser and I wore it religiously. Fast forward a few years through college and medical school, I continued a nightly self-care routine comprising of a nice long shower and a skincare ritual.
When I moved to London, I did a lot of studies with hyaluronic acid fillers and developed an interest in non–surgical treatments, leading me to do a Dermatology Certificate with Cardiff University. That’s when I started using doctor skincare brand’s, but the formulations felt too medicinal and lacked the luxury sensory component that I loved so much. So, I experimented with some pharmacy grade products I had formulated with the chemist and shared with a few close friends.
One day, my husband casually said I should just create it for my patients too and that is where MZ Skin was born! My ambition was to have a concise, precise capsule collection of potent actives that work synergistically together to give glowing, beautiful skin, which needed to be simple yet effective, science backed and clinically tested; I wanted these formulas to be free from known or considered nasties, whilst being perfectly feminine and beautiful – the perfect alchemy. I have strived to create a brand made for the woman I am and the women I care for.