Pretty is as pretty does.
So when it comes to skincare, why not choose a company that's pretty through and through?
From green packaging to all-natural and organic products to a charitable mission and a commitment to fostering an eco-friendly lifestyle for all, Bambola Beauty
is simply gorgeous, inside and out.
Here, we talk to Bambola Beauty founder Faith Zelenko about her burgeoning beauty business, why all-natural was a natural choice for her, which products she cannot live without and why she's determined to help save the Earth, one skincare product at at time.
THE FAMILY GROOVE: What inspired you to start Bambola Beauty?
Faith Zelenko: I was always’ obsessed with beauty products even at an early age. When I was 18 I attended beauty school. Many years later I had the love for aromatherapy and essential oils which lead to a regiment of using natural skincare products. I worked for a cosmetic manufacturing company, was a retail beauty consultant and most recently worked with a QVC beauty maven. Aparently my passion was passed down to her only daughter, Kristine, who would graduate college and enter the world of beauty by landing a job at one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world.
Together with our has combined years of unique experience we are fulfilling a lifelong dream. Our dream has resulted in the launch of Bambola Beauty
, which combines a “strategy of blending natural and botanical elements with science to create a full line of natural skincare products for every skin type.” We worked tirelessly with a team of chemists and skin care professionals to develop exclusive formulas that offer results.
TFG: What does bambola mean and why did you choose it for your name?
FZ: My husband has called her his “doll face” since they first met and Kristine was his “little doll face”. Bambola in Italian means doll. It was only “natural” to name the line Bambola.
TFG: Why is using natural skincare products so important?
FZ: Eliminating chemicals from your regiment is a commitment to feeling and being healthier.
TFG: You have an extensive line of all-natural premium skincare, made from food-based ingredients, botanicals and minerals. What are some of your favorite products?
FZ: That is such a tough question because I have a full regiment that I wouldn’t want to miss out on any of it. My husband constantly complains because he says that I’m obsessed with “everything”. But for the basics:
Cleanse: My favorite is the Acai Anti-Oxidant Cleanser
. It removes all of my makeup, is creamy and smells like creamsickles; Moisturize: Our CoEnzyme Repair Crème
does everything I need it too—especially diminish those fine lines; Exfoliate: Glycolic Sugar Cane Exfoliant
. You only need it a couple of times a week and you apply a thin layer before bed and it goes to work while you sleep. You wake up and your skin looks radiant. Okay, the exfoliant is my ultimate fave.
TFG: As a green business, you walk your talk in a number of ways, from creating products that promote an eco-friendly, healthy lifestyle to contributing a percentage of profit to the Save the Earth Foundation. Why did you choose that particular organization to support?
A few reasons, first we wanted to support an organization that we were confident that the funds actually were at work to getting results, not organization administration costs. Next, I felt pretty strongly about the education aspect and the impact of the research that was being done by the Save the Earth Foundation.
They spend considerable dollars partnering with the University of Washington in Seattle, where my daughter now lives and is involved in several charitable groups.
TFG: What is your proudest moment as a business owner?
FZ: The day we flipped the switch for our website and got our first order. Kristine and I were on the phone just crying, saying “we did it!”
TFG: What exciting things are on the horizon?
FZ: We are working on the launch of our latest product a Calming Serum due to come out later this summer. It’s for those with sensitive skin or suffer from rosacea. It contains natural–derived panthothenic acid, from mushrooms, along with restorative grapeseed.
For more from Bambola Beauty, go to www.bambolabeauty.com