Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in skincare but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Frances Malone, Founder of Chartreuse Skincare, located in Poulsbo, WA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Chartreuse Skincare is a small batch handmade organic skincare that uses the intelligence of plants to stimulate collagen production and keep skin nourished and supple. My customers are discerning consumers who care about how their products are made and want healthy, beautiful skin naturally.

Tell us about yourself

I think the human body is amazing and that plants have so very many beautiful benefits for our systems, especially our skin. As the biggest absorptive organ of our bodies, our skin and what we put on it are extremely important to our health. I created this skincare line because there aren’t other vitamin C serums that are fresh and organic and naturally promote collagen production. Then I played with a moisturizer and mastered a lovely texture and beautiful benefits in products that reduce lines and leave radiant skin.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Learning to trust myself. We all struggle with this in some way. Getting out of my own way and leaning fully forward in trust has opened up a whole new way of being for me as a business owner and as a person.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Staying in alignment with your dreams when times are tough…oh so hard
but fully worth it!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. If you dream it, doing it might be hard, but it will be worth it.
  2. You don’t have to know how, you just need to trust yourself. This is how the magic happens.
  3. Stay away from those who want to constrain or limit your dreams - at least in the vulnerable early stages when your seed idea needs nourishment and love.

Where can people find you and your business?


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