Keeping up with the skincare industry feels like a lot these days. With constant information, beauty fads, and new products on the rise, we sometimes don’t know where to start. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the countless options and conflicting advice on achieving your desired skin.
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We’ve done the legwork to find credible sources you can turn to who will satisfy your skincare curiosity and seek out the truth.
In this article, we will introduce you to four remarkable women who are making a significant impact on the skincare industry. They are trailblazers who not only provide valuable insights but also champion products and practices that are better for our skin, our environment, and our overall well-being.
Dr. Noreen Galaria
Dr. Noreen Galaria, MD FAAD Dermatologist, is the visionary founder of Inner Glow, a science-driven solution for skin and hair health. She has trained and taught at various Universities and is currently responsible for guiding a new generation of dermatology students at Georgetown and George Washington University through her teaching.
Galaria’s research has been featured in numerous medical publications on aging and the effects of sun exposure, gifting her an educated holistic view of skin. Her brand, Inner Glow, is a science-driven solution for skin and hair health. The collection of supplements is vegan, cruelty-free, sustainability-focused, gluten-free, halal, and kosher and consists of hair, skin, nail, age, and sun defense vitamins.
Inner Glow donates a portion of every purchase to women in need and supports various causes relevant to women’s health and welfare. Dr. Galaria is a highly established woman in the industry, and certainly worth giving her company a follow to see what’s on the horizon.
Shawnda Dorantes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is the founder of Beauty Lounge Medical Spa and an acclaimed nurse practitioner, master injector, and prominent skincare expert. Most recently, Shawnda was included in 2023’s Top 100 Best Aesthetic Injector list in America. Her company, Beauty Lounge, located in San Marcos, California, is best known for its non-surgical PDO thread lifts and minimally invasive lip and nose transformations. Their service offerings include botox, fillers, laser treatments, microneedling, non-surgical facelifts, body contouring, and teeth whitening.
Shawnda has worked in the beauty industry since her early twenties and has over fifteen years of experience treating clients. You can find her posting her work on Instagram or over on her spa’s main account.
Dr. Asmi Sanghvi
Dr. Asmi Sanghvi, a board-certified Dermatologist based in New York City, combines the wisdom of Eastern Ayurvedic medicine with cutting-edge Western techniques to help her patients achieve their desired results. Her educational journey includes degrees from Northwestern University, LECOM, and specialized dermatology training. As a Clinical Instructor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she shares her expertise and has been featured in publications like Sports Illustrated, HuffPost, and Newsweek.
On her Instagram and TikTok, Dr. Sanghvi provides valuable insights on skincare techniques and methods to improve your skin. Whether you’re well into your skincare journey or just starting to explore dermatology, she’s definitely worth the follow.
Her expertise in research chemistry and background in pharmaceutical consulting inspired her to develop skincare products to address her son’s eczema and her family’s skincare needs.
Karim recognized a gap in the beauty industry for halal-certified skincare and clean products tailored to those with melanin-rich skin. As a mother, Karim is dedicated to offering clinically effective skincare and body products free from harsh ingredients, prioritizing vegan, cruelty-free, halal, and inclusive formulations.
Flora & Noor’s mission is to provide exceptionally clean skincare that delivers effective results for underserved consumers with chronic skin conditions and melanin-rich skin. Notably, Flora & Noor is the first halal brand to be available at Ulta Beauty.
Jordan often shares what her company is up to on socials and is a great resource for learning about skincare.