Modicum Skin Care was created as a result of my passion for nutrition and wellness, which I have been cultivating my entire life. I professed to my mother at thirteen that I was going to become a vegetarian. She said “Okay, but first you have to read Diet For A Small Planet, so you can understand why you want to be a vegetarian.” My mother stoked my nascent interest in how and what helps our bodies keep themselves balanced. In her fifties she was diagnosed with cancer, but through lifestyle (yoga and meditation) and diet (vegetarian and macrobiotic) she managed to rid herbody of cancerous cells completely. Her transformation further inspired my perspective on health and our individual power to cultivate it. And it changed my whole family’s—which includes 8 siblings!
A few years ago I had a health scare of my own. While snowmobiling in the Canadian Rockies, my craft plunged into a deep crevasse at full speed. I awoke from unconsciousness with several broken bones and lacerations on my face and neck. I worried that lacerations to my face would leave me with permanent nerve damage and scars. Plastic surgery was recommended. During my convalescence, I applied a serum of my own invention based on the fundamentals of plant chemistry I had studied. These essential oils and chemical building blocks allowed my skin to rejuvenate naturally, leaving no visible scars—without surgery. I knew I had to share this knowledge with the world. This was the beginning of Modicum.