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It Starts With Skin

Our skin is more than just our largest organ. It protects us, keeping pathogens and viruses out of our body, and the good stuff - us- in.

 

Cassandra Bankson has struggled with acne and studied skincare for over 10 years, continually inspired by the beauty of our biology and science of our skin. Through years of studying skincare, exploring cosmetic chemistry, and connecting to others through skin stories, we’ve learned to love the skin we’re in.

 

Welcome to the cyst-erhood!

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Learn To Read Your Labels

The front of products is all marketing. The true story of what’s inside your cosmetics is hidden on the back. This is what I wish I would’ve learned 5 years ago, because I’ve spent so much time and money on the wrong products for my face. This guide puts together all of the things I wish I knew about reading labels, to help you understand and embrace your skin care routine.

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The Original SKinfluencer: Cassandra Bankson

Cassandra Bankson is a skincare expert and medical aesthetician with over 10 years of experience. Real, raw and intelligent, she runs a YouTube channel and has a skincare-addicted social media following of over 2 million people online.

But she doesn’t consider herself just another skinfluencer.

She considers her self an “Acne Warrior” who has “been there,” understands the struggle of self confidence and skin who is on a mission to help others take actionable steps to embrace and care for their skin.

She posts educational and entertaining YouTube videos online, such as reacting to celebrity routines, ‘before and after’ Instagram posts (that show how pictures are filtered and Photoshopped) as well as hosts Q&A’s with other dermatologists and experts, along with creating skincare ingredient deep dives to help people choose the best products for their skin.

From cosmetic chemistry to the medical side of skincare, all with the loving touch of someone who cares. Cassandras content, skincare advice, and acne story continues to inspire over 10 million viewers every month.

She’s here to help you become skintelligent, and embrace your beauty from the inside out.

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