By  on December 20, 2016
Kristina Holey and Marie Veronique Nadeau

Similar to a doctor consulting on difficult cases with a fellow physician, facialist Kristina Holey often turns to non-toxic product formulator Marie Veronique Nadeau for advice on solutions for stubborn skin conditions. “We are able to challenge each other and learn, and we complement each other,” Holey said.

Recently, Holey came across nasty outbreaks of perioral dermatitis, a rash around the mouth, at her San Francisco studio. Like she’d done before, she solicited Nadeau’s help, and the pair landed upon a mixture of ceramides, sodium hyaluronate, magnesium chloride, the amino acid l-arginine and humectant sodium PCA to tackle loss of the skin’s vital sealing system. “It led to really great improvement in a relatively short time for people with pretty intractable skin problems,” touted Holey, who explained that the inability to retain moisture can be at the root of those problems. The remedy's results convinced her and Nadeau to go to market.

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