There is a lot of skin in the world, enough skin for many skin care lines to happily co-exist. I love to support other niche lines, and my friendship with Jenefer Palmer, Chief Seaweed Officer (CSO) of OSEA, is a perfect example. We first met a number of years ago at ISPA as I was admiring her products on the silent auction table. She happily came up to me and struck up a conversation that led to many more, and to the realization that we both went to the same high-school in Geneva, Switzerland! Over the years, we have both grown our brands, and we continue to see each other, at the very least annually at ISPA! As we reconnected a couple of weeks ago, I had to ask her all of my favorite questions…
AP: What city were you born in? JP: Atlanta, GA.
AP: What city to do you live in? JP: Malibu, CA.
AP: What is your middle name? JP: Palmer.
AP: What is your astrological sign? JP: Sagittarius.
AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry? JP: Working with so many vibrant women.
AP: Least favorite thing. JP: Nanotechnology ingredients and the manufacturers who NEVER disclose it.
AP: What is your most prized possession? JP: My peace of mind.
AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? JP: My first archaeological dig in college was in Gravesend, England–near Pocahontas’s grave.
AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model? JP: No, I have a sundial in my garden.
AP: Diamonds or pearls? JP: Can’t I have both?
AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be? JP: Madame Curie. Ideally, right after she won her first Nobel Prize.
AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? JP: My bathrobe.
AP: What are your three top tips for travel? JP: 1. and 2. For the plane, satin eye shades and a soft hoodie. 3. On arrival, always pretend you are on local time.
AP: What is your favorite book? JP: Embers by Sandor Marai.
AP: What is your cocktail of choice? JP: Malibu SUNLIFE Organics Green Juice. My second choice is a zesty Zinfandel.
AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? JP: Sleep. Cat naps. All nighters. Any type of sleep.
AP: What fragrance do you wear? JP: Essential Hydrating Oil, which also exerts calming effects on the central nervous system.
AP: Botox or not? JP: No-tox pour moi.
AP: Hair color: natural or not? JP: At 58, you are asking me this question?
AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. JP: “Dreamtown” by Jango (written/produced by my husband). “Nothing’s Real But Love” by Rebecca Furguson. “One Heartbeat” by Smokey Robinson.
AP: Quote to live by. JP: “Solvitur ambulando” (It is solved by walking).
AP: Who is your mentor? JP: Ocean. Sun. Earth. Atmosphere. They are my mentors.
AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. JP: Love yourself and put yourself first. Then, it’s easy to be kind to others.