You know that insecurity you’ve always had? Well mine has always been my skin. Since the 3rd grade, when I developed my first pimple, I’ve had terrible acne. I didn’t know why. I tried product… after product… after product. Salicylic Acid. Benzoyl Peroxide. Sulfur. Tea Tree Oil. Differin. Bunch of oral antibiotics that ended with ‘myacin”. Anything that had to do with acne, I tried it.
Dermatologists became my best friend. I had numerous appointments with them, but my acne was stubborn and persistent.
My classmates would say to me:
“How about for prom you put a paper bag over your face?
And cut holes only for your eyes and mouth?”
My confidence plummeted. I had little social life so I immersed myself in school. My dream career was to be a dermatologist; so I could help others find a solution for something I had longed to find myself.
In college, I developed cystic like acne that created very deep pustules that were very painful to touch. These cystic pimples would leave a scar when their tenure was over. And those scars stayed along the sides of my face and jaw that I couldn’t hide.
It was one of my hiding days when I found out a YouTube video from a girl who also shared her experience with acne. I was amazed there was someone who shared their acne struggle and story! That inspired me, so one day, I turned on my webcam and decided to start fulfilling my dream of helping others deal with the aftermath of acne.
I graduated college and had finally saved four thousand dollars to get my skin lasered. I badly wanted the acne scars to go away.
Just before getting the procedure done, I met a plastic surgeon who told me about using this cosmetic tool in conjunction with a Vitamin C serum. He recommended this routine much more than undergoing the procedure. The system is non-invasive and natural, and creates far better results than anything he has seen before.
I didn't think much about it, but a few months later, my viewers on YouTube were complimenting me about the noticeable difference on my skin. So, I asked if they wanted me to send them some and within a few days everything was sold out and as the saying goes, “The rest is history.”
I’ve learned to eat right, cut out majority of meat and dairy products, get enough sleep, and exercise every day.
Along my journey, I realized having great skin is about 70% genetic, 20% internal factors, and then, 10% skincare.
When our skin is ‘breaking out’, it’s sending signal to your body that something is off. We’re not supposed to have acne, but because of the crap we eat and the chemicals we slab ourselves with; our skin yells for help. We don’t listen to it and we aggravate it more by consuming and using the harmful stuff.
Banish is founded on Sept. 25th 2013. We're a small indie business that I grew from the ground up. We ship and package each order directly to you from our office located in Pasadena, CA. Home of the rose bowl. We're right by Cal Tech and just a few miles from the Huntington Gardens. You wouldn’t eat something that’s been sitting in a warehouse for a few years, would you?
We package our skincare in all glass jars and bottles, and instead of using regular packaging tape and plastic bubble wrap, we use 100% recycled material like kraft paper tape, and corrugated paper wrap.
Our mission is to Banish the shame that comes with acne and scars, and build a community of people who spread positivity, confidence, and encouragement. We continually give back to causes that we and our customers care about. With your help, portion of sales at Banish have been donated to these charities that help animals, reforestation, and homeless children.
And you can just Banish the rest.