To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, we spoke to some of the women behind our best-loved brands. From what it’s really like in the industry and the biggest lessons they’ve learned, to what advice they would give to other females, join us as we celebrate our leading ladies.
We caught up with leading Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Maryam Zamani. Known all over the world for her experience, skills and attention to detail, she co-founded MZ Skin - an award-winning skincare range that fills the gap between performance driven and scientifically proven products. Here, she tells us about her experiences and biggest achievements.
What's the biggest challenge you've faced in your career as a woman?
Now that I’m a mother, I sometimes find it challenging to create a balance between work and family life. Like all women, I want to give my all to my family and business. However, I’m adaptable, solutions-oriented and hardworking; three important attributes that help overcome any potential obstacles that may come my way.
"I have a lot of really fabulous women around me who bring me up."
What's your biggest achievement?
That’s a difficult question! I’m proud of so many small moments as well as the obvious ones. It’s been humbling and so rewarding to create a high-performance, clinically proven gorgeous skincare range that embodies all of the elements that hold true to my ethos to reveal, enhance and protect healthy skin. To have this dream sold globally makes my heart smile.
"No one knows you better than yourself. If there is something inside you that doesn’t sit right, listen to it. Don’t second guess yourself."
As a female, who do you look up to?
I have a lot of really fabulous women around me who bring me up. These women are really on top of their game. I love being around people who’ve gone out and taken a risk and said: “You know what, I’m going to try this” and then make it work. Inspiration comes in the strangest of forms and surrounding yourself with people who are amazing just lifts everybody up. We’re raising the bar, collectively.
Do you have any advice for other women?
Yes, you have to trust your instincts. No one knows you better than yourself. If there is something inside you that doesn’t sit right, listen to it. Don’t second guess yourself. Sometimes we’re all a little insecure, myself included, and I’ll listen to someone else - even though I know in the back of my mind, and heart, that it’s not the right option. With time, I usually revert back to where I started. Trusting your intuition is really important and don’t get too stressed over the small stuff.
What's next for you and MZ Skin?
Strategic growth! I’d like to continue to launch key skincare products and expand globally while keeping true to our brand ethos.
Today, MZ Skin takes inspiration from the latest clinical techniques to create a suite of powerhouse products that are favourites amongst top beauty editors and influencers. So if you’re looking for clinical results with a luxurious and sensory experience at home, shop their range of LED therapy and skincare today.