National Boss’s Day: Q&A With Heather Funk

 

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Heather Funk, founder of H&H Science, has more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry and has lectured at numerous events on the business of beauty and the H&H Science brand. She launched her H&H Skin Science brand over 12 years ago and has expanded it to include a full mineral make-up cosmetics line and botanical based hair care line.

She and her husband, Aaron, are the co-owners of the H&H Science brand of products, and own and operate two boutiques in Ohio, as well as a full online retail store. They have also expanded their business and now offer select salons the opportunity to carry the H&H Science brand of products.

Heather enjoys educating clients and other salons on the H&H Science brand and is passionate about helping women and men look and feel their very best. Her number one passion is her family and spending quality time with them. Their son, Austin, is Heather and Aaron’s true pride and joy. They look forward to him being a part of the family business.

We had the chance to interview Heather on this Boss’s Day, allowing our readers and customers to get to know her on a more personal level. The transcription of the interview is below, enjoy!

 

Q: How long have you been interested in the importance of proper skin care?

Heather: “I have been into skincare since my early teen years— having a mom as a dermatologist helped me start a proper skin care regimen from an early age. She is my mentor and role model. She instilled my passion for skincare and all things beauty.”

Q: What does your skin care routine look like?

Heather: “My Perfect Formula includes all of the skin care essentials. Here are my daily essentials:

Q: Do you have dry, oily or combination skin?

Heather: “Combination Skin: I am oily in the T-Zone and dry on the cheeks!”

Q: What is your favorite H&H Science skin care product?

Heather: “I have so many…but if I had to pick one it would be my BB Cream. I never leave the house without my SPF 50+ on! This gives me a flawless finish with the universal tint, lightweight moisture and all day oil control.”

Q: What is your favorite H&H Science makeup product? 

Heather: “My H&H Science Baked Hydrating Mineral Powder in Sun Dune. I use this everyday over my BB Cream. It provides all-day coverage and provides me with a luminous glow because of the light-refracting particles!”

Q: What is one item that you can’t leave home without?

Heather: “My H&H Science makeup! I always have my makeup bag in my purse so I can touch up on-the-go.”

Q: What is your favorite late-night snack? 

Heather: “I have lots of them— hummus, greek yogurt and pretzels!”

Q: What is your favorite place that you have traveled to?

Heather: “Alaska.”

Q: What is at the top of your bucket list?

Heather: “Traveling the world and exploring new places!”

Q: What is the last book you read?

Heather: “Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, a local author from Shaker Heights, Ohio.”

H&H Science Facials As Told By An Esthetician

Reflections Hair Studio & Spa now offers H&H Science facials!

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Mercedes Shank, Esthetician

We had a chance to speak with Mercedes, Reflection’s lead Esthetician, who offers a variety of skin care services including facial and body waxing, facials and facial peels. She trains closely with our H&H Science team to stay up-to-date on the selection of skin care products.  Mercedes gave us a little insight on her favorite products and why she loves using H&H Science’s medical-grade products in her facials!

“When you receive an H&H Science facial, you get a deep and healthy over-all cleansing of the skin with medical-grade products that are specifically designed to help all skin types, in order to help you look and feel amazing. I really like to use medical-grade products, such as H&H Science, as opposed to over-the-counter products because I know where these products are coming from and what is in them. These products are designed to do exactly what they say they will do, while being safe for everyone to use.”

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“During facials, my favorite H&H Science product to use is the Skin Quench Hydrating Serum. It provides an incredible boost of hydration that leaves your skin feeling super fresh. Who doesn’t need a little more hydration every now and then? I absolutely love doing facials because making my clients feel beautiful in their natural skin brings me a ton of joy. When your skin is beautiful, then you feel beautiful, and that is a fantastic feeling.”

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“Aside from using H&H Science products during my facials, I also use them in my personal life. My favorite H&H product would be the Spot Treatment Gel. I hardly ever break out but I do have very oily skin, so using this product twice a week has helped control any flare ups in order to keep my skin clear.”

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Vitamin C Shopping Spree

Vitamin C is one of the most important micronutrients, as it benefits your immune system, reduces your risk of heart disease and prevents wrinkled and saggy skin! It is recommended that you consume at least 65 to 90 mg of Vitamin C per day. It is found in numerous tasty foods, making it that much easier to eat something good for not only your body, but your skin as well.

In order to keep it short and sweet, the following are just a few of the foods that are high in Vitamin C, and can also be added into recipes to make delicious and healthy meals:

Kale: Just one cup of kale contains 134% of the Vitamin C you need daily. This dark, leafy green is perfect to add to your salads.

Berries: Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries are all packed with Vitamin C, with strawberries containing the most. There is 17% of the daily Vitamin C you need in just one strawberry, therefore you only need six to get enough for the day!

Kiwis: Kiwis contain 64 mg of Vitamin C per fruit, meaning just one kiwi will get you the daily recommended amount of the important micronutrient.

Bell Peppers: Colored bell peppers contain 183 mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams of peppers. This is more the 3 times the amount that is recommended per day.

Citrus Fruits: Grapefruits and oranges contain the same amount of Vitamin C, while lemons and clementines deliver a lower amount (roughly 60-75% of the recommended value).

Broccoli: Broccoli is packed with antioxidants AND Vitamin C. One cup of chopped and steamed broccoli contains 135% of your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.

Try these recipes for a meal packed with Vitamin C!

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

  • 1.5 cups coconut water
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

The Vitamin C Salad

  • 1/4 head of lettuce (either iceberg or Romaine)
  • 1 cup of fresh kale
  • 1/4 cup fresh strawberries (diced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • Small handful of pepitas
  • Feel free to add clementine slices and Raspberry or Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing.

Mango Salsa

  • 1 mango (diced)
  • 3 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Of course we all know that taking care of our skin with a daily regimen that includes protecting, repairing, treating, brightening, exfoliating and stimulating our skin is an important way to produce and maintain a beautifully radiant appearance. It is no secret that following this regimen and using skin products that work with your skin type is important, but did you know you could be doing more to help your skin? Vitamins work from within to help boost your appearance on the outside. Not only do they help with certain skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and sun damage, but some also can also help the effects of other health concerns such as diarrhea, digestion and yeast infections. 

H&H Science offers five different vitamins and supplements, all of which are vegetarian capsules, meaning they are more readily absorbed than a tablet. Our vitamins are also GMP certified and therefore, meet the highest quality manufacturing standards. The right combination of vitamins and minerals in our supplements help in protecting against a plethora of skin and health conditions. In order to find which vitamins are best for your skin concerns, follow our helpful vitamin guide. 

Vitamin Guide

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Anti-Aging: Our revolutionary Anti-Aging Formula is a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to promote skin radiance and helps maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance.*

In addition to providing antioxidant protection, anti-aging benefits vary and may include*:

  • Supporting collagen and elastin production
  • Increasing or normalizing skin cell turnover
  • Provide anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Speed the healing process of blemishes
  • Hydrating and Plumping the Skin
  • Protection from harmful UV Rays​ 

Biotin.pngBiotin: H&H Skin Science Biotin 5,000 mcg (5.0 mg) tablets support healthy hair, skin and nails. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth and body function. Biotin functions as a key regulatory element in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and in the metabolism of some amino acids. Alongside it’s role in energy production, Biotin enhances the synthesis of certain proteins. In addition, Biotin promotes healthy immune system function and plays a critical role in skin health.*

 

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Clear Skin: Having clear skin begins beneath the surface where topical products can’t penetrate. That’s why the H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamin provides the nutrients needed to support the production of strong, healthy skin at the internal cellular level. They are a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy, radiant skin.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with vitamins and minerals to work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin and protect against a wide variety of skin issues.  This unique supplement provides powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage, and helps fight signs of premature aging and by combatting the visible signs of aging from the inside by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supporting increased collagen production and elasticity.*  

DailyDefense.pngDaily Defense: H&H Science’s Daily Defense Vitamin harnesses the natural and powerful antioxidants in Polypodium Leucotomos extract to help preserve your skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging. Both UVA and UVB rays from the sun can damage your skin, resulting in older-looking and less resilient skin. This damage can cause wrinkles, thickening, dark spots, enlarged or broken blood vessels and more.
Taken orally once per day, natural Daily Defense Vitamin can help you maintain more youthful looking skin. Daily Defense is not a sunscreen and should be used in addition to topical sun protection. 

 

ProbioticVitamin.pngProbiotic: The H&H Science Probiotic Vitamins are a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy skin and optimal digestive health.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with over 3.7 Billion CFU’s as well as all of the necessary strains of good bacteria. It works from the inside out to normalize your digestive tract and strengthen your immune system. *

This unique supplement provides the following benefits*:

  • Improves Acne
  • Provides Wrinkle Prevention and Anti-Aging
  • Strengthens the Skin Barrier
  • Moisturizes and Protects Against Sun Damage
  • Improves Inflammatory Skin Conditions that include Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Helps Alleviate Allergies, Diarrhea, and Infections
  • Prevents Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colitis and Crohns Disease
  • Maintains Digestive Health and Strengthens Immune System

 

Since you made it to the end of this blog, I will let you in on a little secret. All FIVE of our vitamins are on sale beginning tomorrow, August 8th, until Thursday, August 10th. 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.