After greater than a yr’s delay because of the pandemic, Scott Nguyen formally launched Keen Organics at Cosmoprof 2021. We needed to know all about it!
NAILS: Inform us about your magnificence background. You are from a magnificence business household?
SCOTT NGUYEN: Sure. I’ve had publicity to the nail/spa business for so long as I can bear in mind, with mothers, aunts, cousins, mates, mates of mates—you identify it—who’ve labored, bought, operated or managed nail salons and spas. I felt that the business had a foul repute from its affiliation with the odor of acetone. Some salons might use low cost merchandise to maintain overhead low. Though not having labored as a manicurist or cosmetologist, I noticed firsthand how the enterprise operated inside and out and the way there was loads of room for enchancment.
NAILS: What did you suppose was lacking from the market that you just needed to fill?
SG: Beginning the model occurred by likelihood. I used to be observing a employee making use of cuticle oil to moisturize a shopper’s fingers proper after a manicure remedy. Moments earlier I had dropped some CBD oil into my tea for added wellness, and I questioned whether or not there may be a CBD product for cuticle oil. I regarded into it and found that none existed on the time. I initially began out wanting to hold a cuticle oil that not solely moisturized the cuticle pores and skin but additionally provided the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. In my analysis to formulate a high-quality CBD product, I noticed that hardly any CBD merchandise addressed the nail+spa market. With the void of CBD merchandise obtainable within the business and what I noticed as the overall want for higher-quality nail+spa merchandise, Eager Organics was born.
My thought was that indulging in self-care should not be restricted to month-to-month or bi-weekly visits to the salon; it must be practiced each day. We fastidiously analysis and formulate our personal merchandise to suit the wants of our purchasers. We don’t private-label somebody’s model and put our label on it.
NAILS: The place is the corporate situated, and who’s in your management workforce?
SG: Our workplace is situated in Fountain Valley, California. My spouse and I handle the corporate collectively. I deal with the finance and operations, and she or he takes care of all issues enjoyable and artistic.
NAILS: How is CBD good for the pores and skin when utilized topically?
SG: CBD, or “cannabidiol,” is implausible for the pores and skin. CBD is wealthy in antioxidants, amino acids and B nutritional vitamins, all of which assist gradual down the indicators of getting old. When the shopper has purple or dry pores and skin, that signifies irritation, which results in getting old. Most Eager Organics merchandise goal the palms and toes, areas which can be usually ignored however want essentially the most care as a result of they’re essentially the most overused components of our our bodies.
NAILS: What are some misconceptions about CBD merchandise?
SG: Lots of people affiliate CBD with THC/marijuana and assume that CBD can get you feeling excessive. That is incorrect. Different folks suppose taking a dose of CBD will present a “feeling higher” impact, just like taking a dose of Tylenol. That can also be incorrect. One other false impression is that the product with the very best quantity of CBD or pure CBD—cbd isolate—is one of the best product that may be bought. Actually, the physique can soak up solely a lot CBD in a single utility, and broad- or full-spectrum CBD merchandise are higher than pure remoted CBD-only merchandise.
NAILS: What’s the vary of your product line?
SG: We at the moment have 4 merchandise—Cuticle Oil, Sugar Scrub, 3-in-1 Set, and Lotion. We’ve got 4 extra coming quickly: Face Mist, Pressure Balm, Derma Scrub, and Full Physique Lotion.
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