Bebe Panian is a high school student who is pursuing a career in humanness. Bebe has a passion for helping others and was inspired by her family to launch Facial Nova Skincare.
“I’m evolving each day and I don’t have a particular occupation yet, however, I am considering a future in the medical field. I would like to improve on our country’s current lifestyle especially since our society is overmedicated and undernourished. Technology has come so far to even have autonomous cars, but, yet medicine has not improved & food is consistently lower in quality and nourishment. I love making people smile and supporting them so I became a cheerleader. I also enjoy swimming and baking. I am a homebody and love hanging out with my family and friends.” Let’s see what sparked Bebe’s desire to launch Facial Nova Skincare.
How did your family inspire you to launch a beauty business?
My father is a scientist. My mother has gained knowledge of science from my father as I have. It’s awe-inspiring to see a ”mom” turn into a business/ science professional. It was a game changer for me to see my mother running a business while taking care of my infant brother. It pushed me to step up to the plate and get serious about my career journey.
Tell us about Facial Nova and the groundbreaking beauty system.
Facial Nova is a skincare and wellness company that utilizes a new groundbreaking beauty system technology developed by my father’s lab that turns hydrophobic (non-water-loving) molecules into hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules. This tech permits all those valuable oil-based herbal molecules to be in a water-based product.
You spent a lot of time in your father’s lab. Tell us about this experience.
As a young girl, it was hard to find interest in things besides playing with my Barbie dolls. I remember the first time my father brought me to his lab, I fell head over heels. I thought about it as an obstacle course. There were so many machines that could be used for different levels of ideas for products. In other words, I found a deep interest in working in my father’s lab at such a young age. I admired his industrious work and still do till this day for teaching me everything I know.
What makes Skin Genius NAD+ facial serum the perfect product?
NAD+ is an incredibly useful molecule that has been shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, protect from sun damage and support new collagen formation. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it is exposed to UV on a daily basis. UV can cause a deficiency of NAD+ which is linked to skin aging and cancer. NAD+ is crucial in preserving genomics stability which impacts all age groups. Recent research has also proven NAD+ signaling is impaired in teen brains mostly from stress during puberty. This can cause overweight issues and struggling to focus. A caveat of NAD+ is the high susceptibility to degradation. The tech that all Facial Nova products employ are used also with NAD+. This stabilizes and energizes our neural pathways.
Share your top-selling products.
Beauty Sleep facial skincare, Skin Genius facial skincare, and Honey C serum mask. All these are special because they are made with no alcohol or synthetic preservatives and are completely water-based.
Beauty Sleep facial skincare contains Melatonin, Apigenin, Omega-3, and GABA. Melatonin is a strong antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals, nourishes the skin, and can also help one get better sleep. Apigenin improves skin immunity and helps with sleep cycles. Omega-3 modulates the overproduction of sebum from hormonal imbalances of adolescents and also helps improve sleep quality. GABA leads to a more restful sleep & reduced levels of anxiety. GABA also relaxes the skin to reduce wrinkles. This formula reduces any unwanted side effects from using melatonin.
Skin Genius facial skincare contains NAD+ and Resveratrol. NAD+ helps hydrate the skin, reduces fine lines, helps protect from sun damage, supports new collagen formation, and helps enhance cognitive capabilities. Resveratrol has antimicrobial properties and enhances the anti-aging activity of NAD+.
Honey C serum gel mask is curcumin packed, with Aloe Vera and Wild Honey Flower Raw. Curcumin and Aloe gel helps clear and calm skin with its natural anti-inflammatory and Wild Honey Flower Raw has antimicrobial properties.
What have you learned as a young entrepreneur?
- Look at everything objectively
- Work on preparedness
- Dedicate time to goals. The end result is a perfect dynamic of success.
The holidays are around the corner, do you plan on offering bundles for stocking stuffers?
Yes! During the holidays it is definitely a necessity for my company to offer bundles for stocking stuffers.
Tell us about Healthy Awareness Minds: HAM.
Healthy Awareness Minds (HAM) is a program to benefit adolescents going through anxiety. During the pandemic, I had encountered what anxiety was. So, as the cliche goes, you don’t truly know anything until you go through it. I decided that Facial Nova will donate part of its profits to help teens going through issues by supporting anxiety prevention groups.