Today we’d like to introduce you to Shawn Bo and Leon Eugene.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Shawn and Leon. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there.
Leon and I moved to Hollywood and didn’t have a solid plan. We had burnt ourselves out in the hustle and bustle of Seattle and really came to California to relax and enjoy the sunshine. As we started meeting more people in the area and going out- Instagram blogging became something we thought we were interested in.
This created the need to look better on camera, we started looking into ways to improve our skin and Leon as an esthetician continued to suffer from acne and excessively oily skin. We researched and formulated products in our Hollywood studio apartment and began seeing some amazing results!
A few samples handed out and some encouraging words from our peers later we decided to start our business. We didn’t plan to start a skin care line, nor did we start a line on the basis of making money. We genuinely saw a lack of chemical free products that were truly effective and combined our passion for helping others to grow our business.
Everyone wants to look in the mirror and feel confident- so that’s what it’s all about! No bullshit, no hooks or gimmicks- just radiant, clean skin. We are currently traveling the country organically growing our business, spreading the word, producing exciting content and loving every minute of it.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Pretty smooth, tbh. Growing a new business isn’t meant to be easy, so we are excited by potential obstacles as ways to learn or even consider a new way of thinking. Being a young gay couple starting a business together is exciting! We just have to learn how to not turn dinners- into business meetings. LOL!
Natural Skin Science – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We own Natural Skin Science an artificial chemical free, organic, vegan-friendly, EFFECTIVE skin care line. We purposefully provide only five products that are meant for all skin types, ethnicities and lifestyles. As there are many “natural” skin care lines, we have worked to develop our own original recipes without the use of white or private labeling.
To further ensure that we are truly natural we omit essential oils from our formulations as those are extracted using alcohol. We are proud to provide our customers with products that make them feel great about themselves at an affordable price without compromising the luxury in their experience.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Our proudest moment in our one year of business is a letter we received from a mother in Australia that told us she had been struggling with the appearance of her skin as she got older.
She felt her husband detaching from her and thought our products would bring her youthful glow back that he used to smile at. She said not only did he turn and ask her if she had changed her make up (while she had on no makeup) he also leaned in and kissed her cheek.
It was the cheesiest letter ever, but wow, that’s so cool to hear- you know?
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