In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, investing in wellness, self-care and a healthy routine has never been more important. In today’s Longevity Hacks With… we talk to Karen Ballou, the Founder and CEO of Immunocologie skincare and a partner at Lucas Brand Equity, an equity firm that acquires beauty brands. A beauty industry leader, entrepreneur, and master esthetician, Karen founded Immunocologie skincare after battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Immunocologie skincare is an innovative and holistic skin health company that strengthens the skin’s microbiome and immuno-skin protection system through mineral delivery science. Karen sources ingredients and new technologies for Immunocologie skincare from around the world and works to empower women by creating jobs within their communities. This allows her to create sustainable, distinct, and efficacious products.
As a founding partner at LB Equity, an investment firm building emerging brands in the wellness, beauty, and personal care space, Karen and LB Equity are committed to building brands with a mission. Karen also actively teaches relevant and current skincare science to both professional and consumer audiences.
Karen’s Longevity Hacks:
1.Exercise to pump the heart
Regular physical activity, such as cardiovascular exercises and strength training, not only strengthens the heart and improves blood circulation but also plays a vital role in maintaining overall health and longevity by reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, improving mental well-being, and enhancing overall physical fitness.
2. Stay hydrated
Adequate hydration is essential for optimal bodily functions, as it helps to regulate body temperature, support organ function, maintain healthy skin, and aid in digestion. Staying hydrated is a simple yet effective health longevity hack that can contribute to improved overall health and vitality.
3. Always trust your gut
Listening to your body’s natural signals and instincts is crucial for promoting long-term health. Paying attention to your gut health through a balanced diet, probiotic-rich foods, and managing stress can positively impact digestion, immunity, and overall well-being.
4. Embrace Mindfulness
Embrace Mindfulness: Incorporating mindfulness practices, such as meditation and deep breathing, can significantly reduce stress levels, improve mental clarity, and promote emotional well-being, ultimately contributing to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
5. Trust in Intermittent Fasting
Trust in Intermittent Fasting: Intermittent fasting, when done responsibly and under appropriate guidance, may offer various health benefits, including improved metabolism, weight management, and cellular repair processes.
Learn more about Karen’s brand, Immunocologie Skincare
Welcome to holistic skincare. Clean, powerful, purposeful. Every formula loaded with minerals and vitamins developed to deliver nutrient-dense ingredients exactly where skin needs them. Balancing the microbiome, strengthening skin’s natural barrier, optimizing moisture levels. We harness the power of French green clay, loaded with skin-improving minerals and known for its healing properties. It’s not just our belief that a strong skin defense system is the key to your healthiest glow. It’s science.
“I started Immunocologie to promote skin health, and to do that, I made sure every ingredient in our formulas does something vital to support skin—and nothing to harm it. We use 100% natural, plant based ingredients that are cold-pressed to maintain their nutritional integrity. And we choose only the best, safest ingredients.”