Today we’d like to introduce you to Francine Porter.
Francine, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We started Osmotics Cosmeceuticals in 1995 with the mission of creating scientifically based treatment products (for skin and hair) to target the visible signs of aging. In 1995, the Cosmeceutical category was in its infancy and just beginning; finding products that really performed and were backed by science was almost impossible. We develop products in a unique and different way; by working with university research teams and medical experts from across the country and around the world we can incorporate the latest, cutting edge and most advanced science based technologies and ingredients in our line. This unique product development strategy along with a more complete understanding of skin function allows us to develop products that work in harmony with your skin, and help reduce the visible signs of aging. For over 20 years our award winning brand has been the choice for discerning women (and men) of all ages that demand the very best to keep them looking healthy, ageless and beautiful.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Being an entrepreneur and starting a new business is never an easy path! There are always challenges and struggles, especially in the early years, just to keep the business moving forward. I have always focused on the quality of the products and have never taken shortcuts with regard to product ingredients/development, even though many times resources were tight. We have always strived to stay true to our mission of sourcing the most advanced technologies in developing the highest quality products that deliver the most effective results. We prefer to under promise and over deliver. We value each and every one of clients, respect their intelligence and nurture our relationship; that’s why our devoted cult following keeps growing and more importantly keeps coming back. We haven’t followed the trends (even though at times, it’s tempting!) and never will. In this era of instant gratification it can be challenging to stay true to your core philosophy but we’ve stayed the course, will continues to do so and strive to improve our company every day.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Osmotics Cosmeceuticals – what should we know?
We are known for our award winning anti-aging cosmeceutical products for skin and hair. We have helped set a new paradigm in product development and have raised the bar in expectations and visible results for the cosmeceutical arena. Osmotics has won many awards for product excellence throughout our 22 year history. We are proud to be an independent, privately held company with a close, family culture that values honesty, integrity and personal responsibility.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Osmotics would never have happened without my amazing husband! He and I started the company together at our kitchen table, working side by side after work hours and on weekends to develop the business plan, assemble the resources and put together a skeleton team. His steadfast belief, passion, persistence, wisdom, sense of humor, motivation and dedication got us off the ground and off to a meteoric start! Several years’ back he went on to new adventures in the pharmaceutical world (a company spin off of Osmotics) but always will be that spark, that genesis, that integral part of our company DNA.
- Website: www.osmotics.com
- Phone: 303-534-1800 or toll free 1-800-440-1411
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Osmotics
- Facebook: Osmotics.cosmeceuticals
- Twitter: @OsmoticsBeauty
Personal Head Shots: Tommy Collier Productions
Product Images: Geoffrey Ross Photography