FROM LAGOS TO LONDON: MEET NIGERIA’S QUEEN OF SKIN CARE

Oluwakemi Ajiboye is the Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Skin Ventures Ltd, the owner of the Crystal Shine Skin Clinic brand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Her vision is to make Crystal Shine Skin Clinic the foremost skin clinic providing healthy skin care services in Nigeria by the year 2020. In this exclusive interview with the Iconoclast crew of PROJECT X, She shares passionately about her entrepreneurship journey and the remarkable success of Crystal Skin Ventures.

 

When was Crystal Shine Skin Clinic founded?

2013

 

What inspired you to start Crystal Shine Skin Clinic?

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My passion to use healthy and organic ingredients for treating and nourishing the skin as a substitute to bleaching the skin with hazardous chemicals.

 

Is Skin bleaching a serious problem?

Yes, it’s really hazardous to general skin health.

 

Tell us about Crystal Flawless

Crystal Flawless range of products are specially formulated and vitamins fortified to nourish the skin to produce smooth and blemish free skin. The range includes:

-Cleanser and toner: which helps control oil secretion, gets rid of acne and spot, brightens the face and gives it wao glow!

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-Moisturizing cream: This is specifically formulated to slow down the aging process of the skin by nourishing the skin and restoring the depleted fibroblast cells giving an even toned skin.

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-Flawless face cream: Its major function is to revitalize the facial skin, clear blemishes and sun burn, giving it a brighter and supple texture.

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-Body scrub: exfoliates the skin by sloughing off dead cells, exposing new skin cells.

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How did you find your co-founders?

I solely founded the enterprise.

 

Was entrepreneurship a dream idea from when you were little?

Yes it was.

 

In spite of many startups offering Skin care, how is Crystal Shine Skin Clinic different?

Crystal Shine Skin Clinic is distinguished through provision of individualized skin care services and products, paying attention to every detail. Tests are run first before giving advice or treatment to our clients.

 

Where is Crystal Shine Skin Clinic located? How can your products or services be purchased?

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The clinic is located at Ikeja and Ikorodu, Lagos. The products can be purchased at our clinics and also at some online marketplaces.

 

Have you won any awards, honors or special accomplishment as an individual or on behalf of Crystal Shine Skin Clinic?

In order to develop my skills and competence in skin therapy, I proceeded to the London School of Beauty where I obtained the IHBC Level 2 International Award in Skin Care. I also attended the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine (ILAMED), India, where I obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology, with emphasis on laser dermatology.

I am an alumnus of the Road to Growth Program at Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan Atlantic University. Also, I am a mentee of Cherie Blair Foundation and a member of the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) UK and NECA Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW).

 

You pioneered skin care services in Ikorodu by establishing Crystal Shine Skin Clinic, how has been the reception so far?

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Our client base has grown steadily and our dedication and commitment to excellence has led to another branch of Crystal Shine Skin Clinic being opened at Ikeja, Lagos.

 

Owing to your successes in treating various skin conditions, have you been featured in the media?

We have featured in programs organized by some media houses including TVC, ONTV, Inspiration FM and Hallmark Newspaper, BusinessDay Newspaper and Encomium Magazine.

 

Thank you so much for your time.

You’re welcome.

 

We hope you’ve been inspired.

Have any questions or comments for Oluwakemi Ajiboye? Drop a comment.

 

Published by Ogunbowale Olugbenga

Ogunbowale Olugbenga is a multiple award winning social entrepreneur & digital skills expert. An alumnus of the Leadership in Business Institute of Kellogg School of Management (USA), He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria). Inspired by the plight of millions of unemployed youths, Olugbenga founded Epower.ng, a digital agency passionately growing businesses & accelerating the application of digital skills for economic prosperity across Africa. To help institutions prevent scandals & promote performance, Gbenga founded Polivoice.Work, an anonymous employee feedback tool that captures & analyses feedback anonymously in real time to detect, predict & improve work place conditions. A Mandela Washington Fellow, Tony Elumelu Fellow, Royal Common wealth society fellow, YALI star of business & YALI network influencer, Olugbenga is the founder of Africa’s biggest orphanage outreach, The Orphan Empowerment Society, with a 5,000 strong volunteer force and a presence in 19 African countries empowering thousands of orphans with free vocational skills, medical care, & food. He is also the co-founder of the communication & leadership organization, Pacesetters Leadership Club.

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