We recently sat down with beauty industry insider, chemist Jules Zecchino, who left Estée Lauder after 18 years to create a game-changing skin cream– a topical competitor to Botox, that also improves skin tone, dark spots, and other problems Botox can’t fix. Jules holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Bridgeport and has helped develop dozens of products for Estée, Clinique, Vaseline, Elizabeth Arden, and Avon.
Why did you leave a leading beauty brand to start your own skincare line?
I always wanted to create products on my own, but first I had to learn the science behind great products. Big companies gave me the opportunity to study with the best teachers in dermatology departments at large universities, and to test thousands of compounds and their combinations, to see first hand what works, from the petri dish to clinical testing. (more…)
After spending 18 years leading the innovation and research teams at Estée Lauder, Jules Zecchino was determined to use his extensive knowledge of the most potent ingredients to create a superior anti-aging product. Yesterday, Jules and his team launched Erasa XEP 30 ($160 for 1.7 fl oz).
“Erasa XEP 30 is the single most technically advanced, anti-aging concentrate in the high-end professional product performance arena. It has been created to deliver a total activity of anti-aging benefits, normally requiring three or more products,” Jules claims.