Scott Vincent Borba Interview
BORBA Founder and CEO Scott Vincent Borba has earned a solid reputation as a prescient thinker and beauty business visionary. In developing first-of-their-kind beauty products for his company and treating the skin from both inside and out, he is indeed changing the way people think about skin care.
The youngest of five children, Scott-Vincent is originally from a small farming town in California. "I received unequivocal guidance and support from my parents," he remembers, "They encouraged my ambitions to escape the constraints of the small town and create something bigger, something significant of my life."
During college, Scott Vincent Borba worked as a Ford model and participated in major fashion campaigns and runway shows including Calvin Klein and Versace. He earned his B.S. degree from Santa Clara University and is a licensed Esthetician. His subsequent move to Los Angeles was an education in itself in the art and science of the beauty business. There he built career successes in both prestige and mass-market sectors in product development, branding and marketing for companies such as Hard Candy, Neutrogena, P&G/Wella/Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico and Murad, before setting out on his own as Founder of BORBA and Co-Founder of e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) Cosmetics.
[Anti Aging Source] Welcome, Mr. Scott Vincent Borba! I always like to start off first by talking a little bit about where you come from. I see that you had a had problems with your skin growing up, how long did your search go on? Do you have a estimate on how many different products you tried to use?
Scott Vincent Borba - I tried EVERYTHING! The search truly went on until I decided to take matters into my own hands and do the research. When formulating and planning for my brand, I often think back to that time and strive to create effective and affordable results-driven products. I came to the realization that eating the right foods offered results for my weight and skin.
[Anti Aging Source] You also have very dramatic before and after photos. How did it feel the first time, you woke up looked in the mirror and saw crystal clear skin looking back at you?
Scott Vincent Borba - It’s an incredible feeling. Your face is who you are and what people first see; it’s what they remember most about you. It gave me the confidence I needed to become a passionate entrepreneur.
[Anti Aging Source] You have a philosophy that is very complimentary to ours and that is your Inside/Out philosophy. Can you explain that a bit for our readers? How does what you eat effect what is seen on the outside? Particularly when it comes to the skin.
Scott Vincent Borba - When I conceived this brand, I set out to create a comprehensive collection that not only addresses the broadest topical skin concerns in a serious way, but also will address the causes of skin issues internally too. I had sort of an “aha” moment one day, realizing it wasn’t just about what I put ON my skin, but what I also put IN my body. You are what you eat – it’s a simple concept that was never applied to skincare until I put the nutraceutical category on the map.
[Anti Aging Source] What is the Borba System and how does it work?
Scott Vincent Borba - The BORBA line is comprised of a family of synergistic beautyceuticals, nutraceuticals and topicals that address both specific skin needs and overall complexion health. BORBA's products, both topical and edible, are designed to provide the body with nutrients that support healthy, beautiful skin and overall wellness.
[Anti Aging Source]What is your daily routine to keep your skin looking flawless? Does it involve exercise as well besides, what supplements, diet and lotions?
Scott Vincent Borba - An effective skincare regimen definitely relies on diet and exercise as well. Working these efforts in tandem will be the way in which to achieve optimum skin health.
[Anti Aging Source] You also have a best selling book, Skintervention: The Personalized Solution for Healthier, Younger, and Flawless-Looking Skin. What does it cover and what can a person who reads it, expect to be able to with the information that you give?
Scott Vincent Borba - I am so proud of my book and the research that went into it. Whether you're battling wrinkles or age spots, problem acne or sensitive skin, clogged pores or cellulite, this book reveals how to dig deeper--from your pantry to your products--to find your unique skincare solution and the healthy, glowing skin that goes with it.
You can read samples of his book here:
[Anti Aging Source] What types of ingredients do you use in all your skin care products and supplements and how are they different from other brands?
Scott Vincent Borba - I have scoured the globe for the latest and greatest ingredients, particularly “super fruits”. I was the first to tout the benefits of Acai. Other ingredients I rely on include Lychee, Camu Camu, Grapeseed, Flaxseed & Argan Oil. I also create an exclusive Skin Nutrient Blends of vitamins and minerals like A, C, E, & Zinc that’s infused in all my topical products.
[Anti Aging Source] Are there any new products/services or events that are coming out this year that my readers would want to check out?
Scott Vincent Borba - Yes! I am currently in the midst of launching my new line at Walgreens, as well as my book Skintervention: The Personalized Solution for Healthier, Younger, and Flawless-Looking Skin, and will be appearing across the United States for personal appearances. Each stop will have special discounts and visitors will have the opportunity to meet me and ask questions. Check out my website www.borba.com, for more information. Next up, Portland and Seattle!
You can read samples from his book below:
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