Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in skin care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sophie Wang, Co-Founder of La Coéss, located in Columbus, IN, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
La Coéss® is a luxury organic beauty brand with ONE signature skin care product - Revitalisé Nutrient Face Oil, which has been sophisticatedly formulated to deliver a highly effective and elevated skincare ritual. La Coéss REVITALISÉ is a pure and nourishing nutrient-replenishing organic face oil that delivers the exceptional power to revitalize, restore, protect, and balance skin. Sophisticated blends of 15 organic nutrient-dense, powerful botanicals into a silky-smooth texture, the molecularly intelligent oil glides on the skin and immediately sinks in, deeply nourishes, increases the speed of cellular regeneration, visibly smooths wrinkles and fine lines, and revitalizes the skin for a youthful complexion. Wrap you in an all-natural luxury.
Tell us about yourself
I personally have been consistently using oils for a simple and minimalist skin care regimen for almost ten years now. Oils have been the best thing for my skin, especially without all of the questionable ingredients in many conventional skincare lines. The mindset of being purposeful and living intentionally has directed me to quest for what is a truly effective and versatile natural skincare product, and that is a premium quality, safe, effective, and multitasking skincare that elevates and adds a little luxury to daily skincare ritual.
Plant oils have their roots in ancient traditions and have existed for thousands of years. Today's modern scientific research also reveals and confirms the facts about what plant oils can do for the skin. Plant oils are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and powerful antioxidants: Tocopherols, Tocotrienols, Flavonoids, Phenolic compounds, and Phytosterols. The right plant oil and a sophisticated blend of beneficial oils can make a remarkable difference in skin. Some plant oils, such as jojoba, and avocado, can mimic the natural lipids found in our skin; the similarities in structure can help repair and re-regulate skin's moisture barrier. In fact, each oil has its own nutritional profile and characteristics, with sophisticated blends of carefully selected research-proven plant oils that can result from a powerful and effective nutrient-rich luxury skincare experience. The end result of sophisticated blends of the purest and finest organic plant oils that absorb immediately into the skin deeply nourishes, protect, and rebalances skin, leaving the skin full of vitality and radiance.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
As a Certified Organic, Leaping Bunny cruelty-free and vegan beauty brand; creating a business that aligns with my values and purpose and making a positive impact on the community, environment, or industry. Also, by building a strong reputation and brand recognition through delivering high-quality products or services, it feels very rewarding to engage with loyal customers.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The hardest thing is the amount of responsibility and decision-making involved. As a business owner, you are responsible for every aspect of your business, from developing and executing a business plan, managing finances and cash flow, marketing and advertising, hiring and managing employees, to dealing with legal and regulatory compliance.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Make sure to do your research and start with the right mindset and preparation.
- Embrace technology and automation, and explore different software, apps, and tools that can automate and simplify your tasks.
- Stay adaptable and flexible; starting a business involves a lot of uncertainties and changes, and it's essential to stay adaptable and flexible. Be open to feedback, and learn from your mistakes.
Where can people find you and your business?
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