Podcast 196: Become a beauty entrepreneur at any age

Become a beauty entrepreneur at any age

In this episode, we’re addressing a question that has surfaced time and again, and that is whether age is a barrier to becoming a beauty entrepreneur. This stems from the inspiring interactions we had during a recent VIP webinar we held at Formula Botanica, where attendees opened up about their concerns, particularly around one recurring question: “Am I too old to start a beauty brand?”

This episode addresses that very question and extends a message to those who may feel limited by age, appearance, or indeed any demographic or societal expectations about when and why we wish to follow a passion, start a new career or set our sights on entrepreneurship.

Podcast host Lorraine Dallmeier, a chartered environmentalist, biologist, and the CEO of Formula Botanica gives her Green Beauty Opinion on these issues, sharing her takeaways from the previous week’s episode with Birch Babe founder Debbie Alger, who started her beauty empire in her sixties.

Join Lorraine in debunking the myths surrounding age and entrepreneurship in the beauty industry.

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Inspiring quote:

“In the tapestry of entrepreneurship, age is but a thread. The richness of your dreams, passion, and determination weaves the masterpiece. There’s no predetermined age for brilliance—embrace your journey, and let your story unfold, proving that beauty entrepreneurship is timeless.” – Lorraine Dallmeier

Key Takeaways

  • Entrepreneurship knows no age limit; anyone, regardless of age or appearance, can start a beauty brand.
  • Societal expectations often depict entrepreneurs as young, white, and male; an image perpetuated by the media.
  • The beauty industry’s emphasis on anti-ageing can create the misconception that entrepreneurship is reserved for the young, but Lorraine passionately argues that age is just a number.
  • Formula Botanica’s community boasts inspiring stories of individuals starting their formulation journey in their 60s, 70s, and 80s.
  • Katherine, a graduate at 72, successfully completed Formula Botanica’s Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation, showcasing that age is not a barrier to learning and achievement.
  • Vicky, a dedicated student, started her journey at 63 and humorously considers herself the “grandmother of Formula Botanica,” having completed multiple courses with the school.
  • We draw inspiration also from our interview with our graduate Debbie from Birch Babe, who, at 65, runs a successful brand stocked by over 300 retailers in North America, exemplifying the possibility of thriving in entrepreneurship at any age.
  • These personal stories reinforce the idea that age is not a limiting factor in pursuing a career in beauty formulation and entrepreneurship.
  • Lorraine ends the episode with a powerful challenge to us: ignore preconceptions, embrace passion, and believe in yourself on the journey to becoming a beauty entrepreneur.
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Lorraine Dallmeier

Lorraine Dallmeier is a Biologist, Chartered Environmentalist and the CEO of Formula Botanica, the award-winning online organic cosmetic science school. Read more about Lorraine and the Formula Botanica Team.

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