When I think about a storied beauty, I envision someone with strength, elegance, confidence, and authenticity. I think about someone who has stepped into the industry to make a difference and one who elevates and encourages others. In a fiercely competitive industry of global brands, Colleen Rothschild has created a luxury beauty collection that stands out from all others on the market. Colleen Rothschild Beauty exemplifies a whole sensorial experience within the skincare and beauty arena. Her products are carefully curated and are designed for the consumer to mix and match depending on your ever-changing beauty needs.
From the cult favorite, Radiant Cleansing Balm (a spa-like cleansing treatment), to the widely popular hair products, the formulations are all second to none. Colleen’s decades long career in the beauty industry prepared her to create an entire line of products that are formulated with cutting edge technology and proprietary ingredients. The sensational aroma and rich texture that you experience with each product transports you to a state of complete physical and emotional satisfaction. That is precisely what I admire most about Colleen: her desire to make women and men feel good in their own skin. Skincare is not just about looking good. It’s about feeling well and whole, and having that emotional connection can be really powerful.
Q&A Interview with Colleen
Colleen, thank you for doing this Q&A with me! As the President and founder of Colleen Rothschild Beauty, I am thrilled to have you as the first storied beauty highlight interview on our blog. I have been using your skincare line since its inception and have so many ride or die products in my daily routine. You have had a long-standing career in the beauty industry and have worked in many different roles throughout the years. On a personal level, I have known your family all of my life, and I have always admired not only your external beauty, but your kind-hearted and charming personality. As stunning as you are on the outside, you are even more gracious, honest, and generous on the inside. I believe your customers feel that and trust you as the cornerstone of your brand. Watching your success in the industry has inspired me in so many ways. I have spoken with you in the past about eliminating some of the clutter in the industry and trying to simplify skincare. That leads me to some of my questions about what inspired you to create Colleen Rothschild Beauty…so let’s begin!
LF: Let’s start from the beginning. How did you first join the beauty industry?
CR: I grew up always wanting to be in beauty- from the very first time I saw the makeup artists in the credits of movies! I ended up going to beauty school after high school. I always had my passion for the beauty industry from day one.
LF: What was one of your favorite jobs or highlights in your career when you were first starting out?
CR: When I was first starting out, I worked in manufacturing: “Behind the scenes” in the beauty industry. It was super exciting to create beauty products for companies all over the world.
LF: Can you tell us about how creating your other beauty brands helped bring you to establishing Colleen Rothschild Beauty?
CR: I’ve gained decades of experience and endless knowledge understanding of how materials work, how they work together, and how they work best. All of this knowledge was essential to creating Colleen Rothschild Beauty which is all about formulas that work their hardest for you!
LF: What did you initially envision for Colleen Rothschild Beauty?
CR: I wanted to create a collection that was like a capsule wardrobe- where it is all essential. Everything you need and nothing you don’t.
LF: What was the most difficult part about launching a luxury skincare company in a market with thousands of brands trying to emerge?
CR: There is always a place for everyone in this industry. The beauty industry is always evolving and growing.
LF: Can you share your 3-5 favorite, ride or die products from your line at the moment?
CR: My ride or dies:
- Cleansing Balm, the first product I developed for the brand. Haven’t gone without it since.
- Quench and Shine Restorative Hair Mask, essential while growing out my hair.
- Glycolic Acid Peel Pads, such a hard-working exfoliator!
- Extreme Recovery Cream + Face Oil No 9, my essential moisturizers. I mix them together to get my glow started!
LF: What hopes or goals do you have for CRB?
CR: To continue to bring happiness through skincare. To continue making people comfortable within their own skin. To diversify the brand into a 360-degree lifestyle brand.
LF: Can you tell us how you get unready with Colleen Rothschild products at night?
CR: My Simple PM Routine:
Cleansing Balm- rub between dry hands until melted, rub on dry face, wipe off with warm Muslin Cloth.
Glycolic Acid Peel Pads- swipe on dry, clean face.
Finish with a mix of Face Oil No 9 + Extreme Recovery Cream
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