2019: My First Full Year Without Florian…
As so many of you know, my husband Florian, who was also our company COO, passed away from a short battle with cancer in November of 2018. If you follow me on my personal Instagram account, you’ll surely know that his legacy is being carried on in a big way. In 2019, I walked 110 miles in Spain and spread his ashes, I had his ashes made into a diamond and it has now been set into a piece of jewelry, I shared the secrets to our relationship and honored his wishes for my 50th birthday. It has been my greatest honor to share his stories as he wanted me to. I believe if our loved ones are never forgotten, then they never really leave us, so I choose to keep him close and celebrate his life. You can see all the posts at #thisisflorian.
2019: A Great Year at Renée Rouleau Skin Care
Big Shipping News
New Products Launched
Award-Winning Products and Amazing Product Reviews
I’m always so proud when our products get recognition because nothing makes me happier than providing you, our customers, with high quality, results-oriented skincare that are called out by the media. Here is a brief wrap-up of some of the awards our products won in 2019:
- Refinery29 gave our Skin Recovery Lotion a “Beauty Innovator” award. This product was the cure-all for my nephew’s skin and quickly became a top seller when it launched back in 2018. This product also won an Oprah Magazine Spring 2019 Beauty O-Ward!
- Byrdie named our Triple Berry Smoothing Peel the “Best At-Home Peel” of the year. This product is definitely a fan-favorite and one that I’m super proud of. If you haven’t tried it yet, check it out!
- Skin Correcting Serum won a Women’s Health 2019 Healthy Skin Award and was named the “Best Serum for Acne-Prone Skin.”
Podcasts + YouTube
Spa Closing Announcement
Updated Skin Type Quiz
Attended an Industry Trade Show
New Company Leadership
When Florian passed away, we lost a leader in our company and his role needed to be replaced. Florian was adamant that I start looking while he was alive because he wanted to be a part of the process in finding the perfect person, so he could die in peace knowing that his wife and the company he loved so much would be in good hands. While this was our hope, even the best-laid plans don’t always work out and after Florian’s passing, I had to continue the search on my own.
It was absolutely the most difficult time for me. Both losing my husband, and then not having someone he approved of to immediately fill his role and create a smooth transition of leadership. So as the company founder and CEO, and a grieving widow, I mustered up the strength to stand in front of my team and say, “I’m now 100% in charge. I’m the captain of this ship and together, we can do this.” (As tears are rolling down my face.) I told them that when the time was right I would begin the search again.
Fast forward, I’m so happy to say that in February of 2019 I found the perfect person to work by my side as a leader in our growing company. His name is Curtis and I can honestly say that I hit the jackpot finding him. His years of operational experience with big companies are just the experience we needed and as a human being, he is so honest and caring and has the utmost integrity for how he lives his life. The team and I are stronger than ever, he absolutely is on the same page with my vision of “people over profits,” and our company culture is amazing. I absolutely know that Florian is proud.
We also added another leader to our team in 2019. After twenty-three years of being in the marketing director seat, I handed over this role to Veronica. She, too, has years of experience, and I could not be happier to have found someone I trust so much to continue sharing the messages of the heart and soul of Renée Rouleau. She is the reason I can now travel so much and be out there as the face and brand ambassador of our company as well as focus on being the visionary of the company. It’s a very exciting time for me to be exclusively focused on all the things I’m inherently wired for. (Creating!)
Between Curtis, Veronica and our Operations Director, Ben, we are a strong leadership team who gets along so well and stays true to our company vision. I could not be more grateful to have these beautiful people by my side.
Life Planning for our Team
I Turned 50
2020: What We Have Coming!
Video Production Studio
New Products Coming!
And Much More
Our company has five internal core values that we operate by. These are our guiding light, and we use them as a tool in all of our decision making to ensure we are staying true to who we are and are best serving you in the process:
- Putting customers first
- Learn and grow
- Team player
- Value of reputation
I would love to hear how your 2019 experience was with us and how we can improve or what you might like to see in 2020. You can email me with your thoughts.
From my heart to your eyes, ears, and skin.
Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”