“Remember That Passion Drives All” 5 Startup Tips With Michelle Moran
I had the pleasure of interviewing Michelle Moran. Michelle Moran is no stranger to the world of fashion, beauty, health, or philanthropy. With more than fifteen years of experience in branding, licensing, and the retail of both women’s and men’s apparel, Michelle has been recognized by many for her successful entrepreneurship and her charitable giving. She has received awards for the Who’s Who in Boston, 30 Extraordinary Bostonians, and the Boston Female Entrepreneur Award. In 2008, recognizing recognizing the enormous potential for improving comfort in compression globally , she developed her newest line, SKINEEZ® Skincarewear®, (which is wearable skincare compression) using patented microencapsulation technology to deliver natural cosmetic ingredients to renew hydrate and tone the skin Her vision arrived from the experience she had while wearing post surgery compression garments recommended by her doctor. Realizing how uncomfortable and painful the garments made her feel, she knew that the industry would benefit from inventing the product. SKINEEZ® is changing the expectations that men and women have of their clothing by offering items — from post surgery undergarments that promote wellness, to everyday compression while delivering moisturize onto the skin. Michelle and her brands have been featured in a number of well-received publications such as, In Style, Forbes, People, and The Wall Street Journal. Born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Michelle studied communications at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts and is a single mom raising her son Tyler
Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?
My vision arrived from the experience I had while wearing post surgery compression garments recommended by my doctor. Realizing how uncomfortable and painful the garments made me feel, I wanted to invent the newest fabric that was comfortable and proven to hydrate the skin at the same time and offer to patients and consumers and also the Military VA.
Recognizing enormous potential for improving comfort in compression globally , I developed SKINEEZ® Skincarewear®, (which is wearable skincare compression) using patented microencapsulation technology to deliver natural cosmetic ingredients to renew hydrate and tone the skin .. SKINEEZ® is changing the compression world by offering the only hydrating comfortable post surgery undergarments to everyday compression.
Can you share the funniest or most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company
Through clinical studies and the invention of SKINEEZ® Skincarewear®, I was able to show an increase of 19% in the skins elasticity and create real comfort while wearing the products.
In a recent clinical study, 80% of people saw softer firmer skin in less than an hour while wearing the garments.
What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?
The company was recently approved as the first hydrating medical grade compression that is reimbursable. In 2016 the company formed a scientific advisory board comprising of dermatologists, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons that endorse and treat patients with Skineez.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Dr. David Jacofsky, the chairman of the Core Institute, a famous Orthopedic Surgery group, who believed in this amazing technology.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
We are the only comfortable fabric that delivers healthy hydrating skincare to the body that heals and renews the skin.
I wanted to help people that had pain as I did in post op surgery.
Do you have a favorite book that made a deep impact on your life? Can you share a story?
Just Do it. Phil Nights story to never give up.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me before I started my company” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
- Remember that passion drives all
2. Always Do Well By Doing Good
3. To always remain optimistic
4. Never quit
5. Be careful who you share your IP with
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I would love to have breakfast with Warren Buffet
This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!
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