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Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Kristen Ma, ND is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor with over 15 years of experience treating skin conditions.  She is the author of the award-winning book “Beauty, Pure and Simple”, an Ayurvedic guide to holistic skincare, which combines her knowledge as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner with her in-practice experience.  

Her journey with holistic skincare began as a Certified Esthetician.  She was named “Best Facialist in Toronto” by Toronto Life Magazine, highlighting her technical expertise.  She created the Holistic Vanity skincare line – a product collection aimed at treating specific skin disorders.  Formulations were based on her clinical observations and uncompromising standards of natural ingredients. Collections target rosacea, acne and skin environmental damage.

Co-founding Pure + Simple skincare and spas, Dr. Ma ND has spent over a decade developing facial treatments and formulating organic skincare products.  Today, the company has seven spa locations and distributes its line to retailers all over the country.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • the story behind Pure + Simple, a family business owned & operated by Kristen & her mom, Jean
  • why we need to be mindful of what we put on our skin
  • a holistic approach to skin health
  • why ayurveda is important to understand for skincare problems
  • how stress plays a role in skincare
  • the best skincare tips we need to know TODAY