Welcome Stacy, first of all tell us about your background and how you got into cosmetic chemistry?
I'm a creative and ideas person, I love watching consumerism and what products people are drawn to and why.
After spending time in the natural health and wellbeing industry I joined a very young natural skincare brand called Trilogy. Growing with the company and learning all with the company, I found my passion role as a product designer. This led me to studying cosmetic chemistry with the Australian Institute of Personal Care Science. I offer a unique skill set of being able to connect between marketing and technical, so I see and can review products from several different aspects. I offer my services of knowledge and experience as a consultant and teach at the University of Canterbury as a Design Practice Teaching Fellow.
What’s been some of your career highlights to date?
Co-founding a social conscious business brand called Essence of Humanity that provides a direct income stream to African charity 'So they Can Mentoring' and working with local disability people to create their own brand Beauty & Bloom
Sharing my knowledge and helping create local products with our Pacific Island neighbours - Island Glow (Tonga) and Malelani (Samoa)
Speaking & judging at 'In Cosmetics Thailand' on how good we are "downunder" at creating natural and naturally inspired personal care products
What’s on the horizon in 2023?
Celebrating some very talented students graduating at the end of 2023.
Visitng Japan and being inspired by "J Beauty".
I also have a few clients who will be launching their brands and new innovative products.
You have a world of experience, where do you think the beauty industry is heading? Or where would you like it to head
It's heading towards a big transition, as we place sustainability at the forefront of everything we do. Our consumers are also demanding honesty, being real and transparent (I read the other day that 70% of consumers don’t trust brands).
There will be no more anti-aging in the future.
When considering a product for yourself what are the main things you look for?
Ingredients first, there are only a few I choose not to have included in my product, mainly because I know there are better alternatives these days.
I do love something a bit different like the new Melbourne based brand ReMI which is a beautiful example of futuristic beauty and design.
Any beauty favourites in the BAMBII line up?
I try to only create products "I can't live without" and both ReMI and RAAI that I was apart of creating have done very well in capturing that.
ReMI is purely the future of waterless sustainability and beautiful design, a multi functional product that also acts as a facial gua sha tool.
RAAIE is the most potent over the counter serum I've ever used, there are so many essentials packed into these 2 serums, they replace at least 5 other products! I can't wait until the brand expands with a few more essential products.
Is there anything you would tell your younger self that you wish you had of known?
Drink more water! and that I am enough x
Stacy’s journey serves as a powerful example of how passion and dedication can drive success. Her ability to connect marketing and technical elements has given her a unique perspective, making her a highly sought-after consultant and teacher in the beauty industry. As sustainability and transparency become increasingly important, Stacy's expertise and commitment to making a positive impact make her an inspiration to others in the industry. Her story is a reminder that with hard work and a clear vision, it's possible to achieve great things and make a difference in the world.