First, mad props.
Laura Cooksey, founder of Face Reality Skincare in San Leandro, CA was a major influence and mentor during my start in acne. Through her, I was able to learn about and meet Dr. James Fulton in 2008, whose work revolutionized the way acne is treated.
For several years, I was extremely fortunate to study under him and learn first hand how he formed the foundation of knowledge surrounding comedogenic ingredients that so many, myself included, base their product formulation philosophies on today.
To both of these mentors and others such as Dr. Albert Kligman, Dr. Mark Lees, Olga Valencia and Shilpa Makhija, I am forever grateful.