Jennifer Yen may have played a villainous vixen as Vypra on TV’s Power Rangers, but in real life she’s more like a superhero. The Purlisse founder, who launched the skin care line after heavy set makeup wrecked her complexion, runs the successful biz while also mentoring emerging talent like yours truly.
She decided to make her philanthropic work more official by partnering with Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), an org that offers free beauty services to cancer patients, to create a Skin Survival Kit. It was the notion that a small dose of beauty is good for the soul – and confidence – that drove Yen to donate 100% of the proceeds from the kit to the Personal Care Products Council Foundation to benefit LGFB. “We share the same mission at Purlisse – to empower women to feel confident through beautiful skin,” says Yen.
In honor of the ongoing collaboration, we sat down with the founder for a live Facebook chat about the feel-good kit, why it’s safe for patients in remission, and the (yet another) wonderful apprenticeship program the brand supports.