This week we’re catching up with Violaine, our Head Of Products at the Evolve Beauty Studio. Violaine can usually be found experimenting with new product formulas, researching new ingredients or answering customer questions about our products.
Name: Violaine Bargues
Role: Head of Products
Tell us a little about a typical day for you in the Evolve Studio:
I kind of wish there was a typical day but unfortunately there isn’t! Actually that’s a lie, I am delighted that every day is different. I am often doing lots of varied things such as searching for the next exciting ingredient to add to our future products, reviewing new formulation samples, writing up briefs for new products/ concepts, answering customer questions about our range, or organising paperwork to make sure our products meet the legal requirements before they are launched.
What is your favourite part of your role?
100% getting my hands dirty; i.e. trying new formulation samples produced by the clever chemists in our lab!
Tell us something about you that we don’t already know:
I used to spend many holidays as a kid working in my godmother’s French “Parfumerie” stores in Annecy, where I fell in love with skincare, perfumes and everything beauty!
What’s your skin type?
Normal to dry, although it has developed some sensitivity over the last 12 months.
What’s your favourite Evolve product?
This is a tricky question as I love so many of them! However, the one that has truly changed my life is our Nourishing Hair Elixir. I don’t think I could ever go back to a life without it, I realise this sounds over the top but I have never felt that way about a product before. I apply it to damp hair before leaving it to dry naturally, afterwards my hair feels incredibly smooth and shiny!
Tell us your favourite beauty tip:
Never ever to go bed with your makeup on! Even though it can sometimes feel like a bit of a chore at the end of the day, it is worth it and your skin will thank you for it in the years to come!
We’ve really enjoyed catching up with Violaine today, head over to our Team Page now to meet the rest of the Evolve Beauty makers.