Dr. Jen Knows Skin (DJKS) was birthed from my fascination with Skin Science and passion for helping people heal their skin.  Over the course of my personal and professional journey, I've come to realize that skin healing is a journey of mind, body and soul.  As we heal our skin, we raise our vibration and feel more confident in our bodies.  I truly believe the right holistic skincare regimen can help us become the most authentic version of ourselves.  It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to do the work that I love as a scientist and coach while positively impacting the health and overall well-being of my clients.

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Dr. Jen is a Skin Scientist, wife and mother of 3.  She is a certified Face Yoga Instructor and certified Mindfulness/Meditation Coach.  Dr. Jen has a B.S. in Chemistry from NC A&T State University and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a concentration in Cosmetic Science, from the University of Cincinnati. She is the 2nd African American, in the US, to earn a Ph.D. in Cosmetic Science. 

Dr. Jen has in-depth Clinical Research experience with Sensitive Skin and Dermatitis and a breath of Product Innovation experience including product design, consumer insights and formulation science.  She has published several peer reviewed journal articles, appeared on Good Morning Washington and contributed to numerous media outlets including CNN, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Well + Good, Authority and Good Housekeeping.  Dr. Jen has held various R&D positions at Fortune 100 companies and developed products for household brands such as Covergirl, Iams, Gillette and Coca-Cola.  


Dr. Jen is a member of a host of organizations including Cosmetic Executive Women, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.