Coming out of Oakland, CA Jenny Ma and Josette Lee are a mother daughter team behind the handcrafted skincare brand JMA. They are a growing company with products that give results and are affordable. JMA makes transitioning to clean skin care easy with many of their products suited for all types of skin. Here is a review with my two favorite products from their line and in this post I breakdown two more of their products. Today I am sharing my interview with both of them they explain the amazing differences in their skin since switching to clean beauty and what products they recommed. Keep reading for more!
When was your brand founded and why did you start your company?
JMA was founded in January 2015 with the initiative to promote skin care products with natural ingredients that do not contain any chemicals, fragrances, or preservatives. We wanted to provide products that can be used for all skin types and for all ages. My mother and I started JMA because we both have very sensitive skin and many of the products we were using actually created more damages than it did provide advantages. What’s amazing is that we both have very different skin types and yet, we now use the same skin care regimen. We were able to find a balance that works for the both of us and we wanted to share that this natural journey that is available to all without spending a fortune to achieve it.
Why is clean beauty important to you?
Clean beauty is important because if we are able to reduce the amount of toxins we introduce to our bodies, it creates a better opportunity for us to be healthier. Clean beauty is a very broad definition in our vocabulary to say the least. Not only is it important to take great care of your skin at any age, health and exercise are the pinnacle to our staple as well. I have to admit that my mother is in better shape than I am. We are both advocate yogis and my mother volunteers to teach yoga at a senior center in Oakland where my grandmother use to attend when we was in better health. It’s important to us to be able to give back to the community whenever possible.
Both of us are always testing our limits with our bodies to try to attain this goal to live healthier and stronger. Currently, I am training for a half marathon and I must admit I believe half of the determination is believing you can do it in the first place. Both of us have only started our journey and we expect to be successful because with a strong mind and body anything can be attained.
What is your clean beauty story?
Jenny: I bought a name brand eye cream, it was super expensive, and I had a violent reaction to it. Ever since that one time, I have been very cautious about the products that I use on face and body. But it became exhausting reading the ingredient labels on every product because most of ingredients were chemical names that I couldn’t even pronounce.
So I started to experiment using simple and natural ingredients on myself. I noticed a significant improvement on my skin tone after a few weeks. Not only did I look better, I felt better too. From that moment on, natural and organic beauty was part of my life.
Have you noticed a difference in your skin and body since you have been using clean products?
Absolutely, I look and feel better. My skin in tighter with less pores. My daughter’s skin is acne free and she is preventing wrinkles ever coming her way.
What is your daily beauty regimen?
I use the Vitamin C Topical Serum (review here) and Vitamin B3 Anti-Aging Serum (review here) alternately between each face wash with either the Coconut Oil Cleanser or Almond Face Scrub. My daughter uses the same routine because it works together most beneficially to reducing fine lines, even out skin tone, and tighten large pores.
I also use the Z-Cote Sun Screen everyday despite the weather conditions and the lip balm throughout the day. I use the Hemp Oil Makeup Remover on my lips and eyes before I wash up and then I put either the light, aloe, or deep moisturizer on my face, neck, hands, feet, and body depending on the area that needs the most or least attention.
Can you give us any hints as to what new things we may expect from your brand in the future?
Some ideas that are in our back pockets are hand soaps, shampoo and conditioner, and a yoga mat cleaner!
What would you suggest we try first from your line? And any special directions for use?
- I would recommend starting with the Vitamin C Topical Serum, and/or the Vitamin B3 Anti-Aging Serum if you have sensitive skin, before applying cream. (Note: if use both serums you should wait 15 min until the first serum is absorbed before applying the next serum).
- Use the Z-Cote Sun Screen during the day, Light Moisturizer for oily skin, and Aloe Butter for dry skin at night.
- Use the Hemp Oil Makeup Remover to remove makeup before washing up.
- Almond Face Scrub is a gentle daily exfoliator. The Coconut Oil Cleanser is great when your skin is feeling really dry.
What one product is your best seller?
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