Meet the Expert: Jillian Wright

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Name and Professional Title:

Jillian Wright, Co-Founder of Indie Beauty Expo and Founder of Jillian Wright Skincare.

What is your personal beauty regimen like? 

Face:  I cleanse 14 times a week and exfoliate 2-3 times a week.  I always use a serum during the day, moisturizer, SPF and then light foundation.  At night, I use a super thick moisturizer because I have dry skin and eye cream both day and night.  Sometimes, I indulge with a mask if I have the time.  Body:  I moisturize every 12 hours.  Because of this, I rarely have to exfoliate because I keep my skin soft.

Describe your brand in the three words:

Effective. High-tech. Botanical

How did you get started in the world of skincare?  

It was a lifestyle choice more so than a career choice.  I wanted to have my own schedule and work around women and provide something meaningful.  Becoming an Esthetician was the perfect profession.  The freedom and flexibility also allowed me to raise a family in NYC and a grow a business that I loved.

What are some of your favorite products in your line?

I can’t live without my Coconut Cleanser.  It makes your skin feel very clean without stripping it or making it feel too dry.  Transcendence Face/Body/Hair Oil.  I use this all over my body after the shower.  Dream Cream... it’s the perfect night cream because it is thick but not greasy.

What are your TOP three tips for glowing skin?

Use a product with vitamin C every day, always use SFP and have lots of sex!!

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If you could only keep three products on your shelf, what would they be?

Mascara, Eye Cream and Tinted Lip Balm.

Summer heat is almost here, any special tips for combating dry summers, here in Texas? 

Use Hyaluronic Acid instead of oil on the face because it binds moisture to the skin and is an effective hydrator especially during the dry Summer months.  Use less product to let your skin breathe.  Wear light weight clothing to keep your temperature balanced and your skin comfortable.

What can DFW consumers expect to experience when they come to the Indie Beauty Expo?

 First and foremost a FUN TIME!!  When you get a room full of people who want to learn, discover and shop indie beauty over a couple of cocktails, to me, that is recipe for intense fun! The room becomes electric with all the happiness!

What do you love most about the Dallas/Ft.Worth? Do you plan to see anything specific, while you're here for the EXPO.  

I have been lucky enough to visit Dallas in March and April and have experienced some fun places like the Wheelhouse restaurant, fortyfiveten and the bar downstairs at the Joule.  I really love Dallas and could see myself living here if I ever leave NYC!  Dallas is incredible!  I love the people, the fashion, the food, music, design and art. I’m in love!!

What's on the horizon for your brand? Anything we should keep our eyes peeled for?

I’m working on a sleeping peel and a fantastic oil cleanser that is to die for!!  Sign up for my newsletter at www.jillianwrightskincare.com to find out when!

Any last words for our DFW Beauties?

“Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard." — Olivia Wilde

Interested in attending the IBE Expo this week? Click HERE for details.

Jillian Wright was an Aesthetician and spa owner for 17 years in New York City and a skincare brand founder since 2013.  She has performed over 12,000 facials in her career.  Now, along with her skincare line, she is the co-founder of the Indie Beauty Expo which is in LA, Dallas and New York.  2018, IBE will add a forth market outside the US.