Mary and Mylo at home in Northern California
Mary is the formulator and founder of Mary Allan Skincare, a collection of premium skin care products founded in 2010 in Los Angeles California. An expert on skin health Mary served as Vice President of Global Education for the International Dermal Institute, considered the gold star of post-graduate education for skincare professionals with 32 institutes worldwide. Prior to that Mary was Vice President of Jurlique Retail Group USA.
A life long passion spanning two decades, Mary has always been an advocate for natural and clean beauty ingredients and was first inspired to create natural remedies while she was attending collage on Vancouver Island. Mary had a part-time job at a pharmacy and had several customers who were looking for natural solutions for their common alignments. With a health food store across the street Mary found herself referring more customers there for natural medicine then at the pharmacy where she worked. Inspired by the natural clean lifestyle of Vancouver Island Mary embarked on five years of formal training in botanical skin care formulation, holistic aromatherapy and advanced full body esthetics.
After two decades in the corporate skin care world Mary left to create her own formulations and quickly gained a reputation among decreeing Women who share the same approach and philosophy towards clean beauty products as Mary. For eight years Mary created her custom formulations privately for a loyal clientele and other niche skin care brands before launching her bespoke collection in 2018.
Having access to the purest most advanced ingredients Mary considers the skin in its entirety, with the objective to preserve, protect and enhance the skin’s youthfulness. Mary remains close to the world of botanicals traveling to the regions where she hand selects the precious botanicals specific to each product and first fell in love with the Rose De Mai flower while studying aromatherapy in Grasse France, it can be found in her Rose 24 Collection.
”For the most part in western society we look at aging as a bad thing that happens to us instead of the miracle of living life well at all different stages of life. As I grow older I have found it useful to think about aging more in the context of daily lifestyle choices to stay youthful rather then to reverse the natural process of living. This is the approach I take when thinking about what the skin needs to stay youthful and radiant regardless of our age.
I’m fascinated by the Blue Zone regions where people live to be over 100 and one thing that stands out about these people is that all of them make daily lifestyle choices that are good for their body and their soul. A balance of good healthy lifestyle habits.
For the skin to age well it needs the mind, body and soul in alignment to one another. My main goal when creating my elixirs is that they are full of life giving vitality, proven anti-aging actives and ingredients that you can feel good about using both for you and the environment.
It is my wish for all of us to feel truly beautiful as we are and that each day can be filled with a sense of wellbeing.”