Entrepreneur Profile: Elaina Watkins of Skincare Line Blue Marble Body Care

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MN: What is the hardest thing about convincing people of the importance of skin care?

EW: We have found it hardest convincing people that quality skincare is not a luxury but a necessity. Many people often look to quality skincare products when they want to pamper themselves as it is not something they need for everyday use. We passionately communicate with our customers that our skin is the body’s largest organ and it absorbs up to 60% of what we put it on. Many of our customers suffer from dry, cracked, and lackluster skin. This is our body’s way of telling us that our skin is in ‘need’ of something. Our skin needs proper moisture, nourishment, and protection to ensure its good health and vitality. We formulate our products to serve that very purpose.

MN: What was the biggest challenge of starting Blue Marble Body Care?

EW: Our biggest challenge in starting Blue Marble Body Care was implementing many of the plans we had in operating our business. It’s one thing to have a plan and another to actually execute it. Once we become immersed in the many tasks required to run the business, we at times would get lost in following through with many of the plans we had laid out. So the challenge was – and still is – maintaining order and seeing those plans through.

MN: What are the advantages of using natural skin care products?

EW: This is a wonderful question. It is important to first note what natural skincare is because the word ‘natural’ is often overused and abused. Natural skincare is the use of products that are made with ingredients made by nature and that are free from any manmade synthetic and/or toxic ingredients. The benefit of using natural skincare products is that it provides the skin with rich nutrients that keeps the skin moist, soft, supple, and radiant. It creates this ripple effect where it enhances mind, body, and spirit because what makes you feel good on the outside, will make you feel good on the inside as well.

MN: What advice would you give to other people that wish to venture into the skin care profession?

EW: The advice I would give is: To love to learn.  This is a loaded statement because it involves every aspect of running a business. When building a business, you will not ever know all there is to know, so committing yourself to continuously learn is vital in growing your business.

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