The Beauty Blueprint podcast: Listen to our latest interviews!


to The Beauty Blueprint – a series of one-to-one interviews with some of the biggest names in cosmetics and personal care!

In every episode, you’ll gain a unique insight into leaders at the top of the cosmetics industry game, helping you design your strategy from the best in the business.

Focusing on business decisions, market trends and the person behind the job title, our interviewees work in management positions across skin care, hair care, fragrance and more.

What unites them all is proven industry expertise and a passion for what they do.

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Aurelia Probiotic Skincare: Claire Vero, Founder

After working as Marketing Director for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, Claire Vero stepped out on her own four years ago to launch Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. Harnessing her scientific background, the prestige beauty brand specialises in combining next-generation probiotics and peptide technologies with bio organic botanicals.

Here Claire discusses why she traded in cancer vaccines to launch a beauty start-up – and why today she’s more interested in talking about woodland animals than retailer margins!

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Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland: Monica Rastogi, Director of Cultural Relevancy and Regional Innovation

Having worked with the Estée Lauder Companies for ten years, today Monica has a very unique role, created just three and a half years ago. It’s Monica’s job to drill down into different cultures and ethnic groups to find out what they really want from beauty – and present it to them in a way they can truly relate to.

Here Monica discusses how she went from Bloomingdale’s to a Beauty Game Changer of 2017 – and why the Lauder ethos that “every woman wants to feel beautiful” is still so relevant today.

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Elemis: Noella Gabriel, co-founder and Managing Director

Noella is a true beauty industry veteran having started her career at the age of just 22, when she teamed up with her sister to open a health store, called Acorn. After gaining numerous qualifications, Noella went on to co-create Elemis, a leading spa products brand acquired by Catterton in 2015.

Here Noella discusses her career journey – and reveals the secret to Pro-Collagen Marine Cream’s success.

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Unilever: Peter Bailey, European R&D Manager

Peter is an innovator behind some of the most well-known hair care brands in the world, including TRESemmé and VO5.

Having worked at Unilever for more than 25 years, in both the UK and US, here Peter provides a unique insight into one of the beauty industry’s major players – and why his wife is his ultimate NPD critic!

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Pai Skincare: Sarah Brown, Founder

Sarah founded certified organic brand Pai Skincare in 2007, after struggling with chronic urticaria. Before launching the brand, she had a high-flying career in PR working on Nike and Barclaycard.

Here she discusses what it takes to run a successful beauty brand that manufactures its own products – and her encounter with the Queen!

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NEOM Organics: Nicola Elliott, Co-Founder

Nicola co-founded NEOM Organics in 2005 with business partner Oliver Mennell, and was previously an Editor for consumer magazines including InStyle and Glamour.

Here she talks about her career change, what makes the perfect business partner – and why sometimes she can’t stand the smell of her own products!

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