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Taking Ownership of a Skin Care Heritage

Cathy Christensen December 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
Patricia Kaspian

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Once climbing the corporate ladder as a purchasing executive for a variety of Silicone Valley electronics companies during the 1980s and 1990s, Patricia Kaspian brought her ascent to a halt when she decided to get back to the basics by seeking a career in skin care, a profession that had been familiar to her throughout her life. Kaspian was raised with a strong skin care influence because her mother, Yvette Colombier, was the founder and owner of Yvette’s Institute of Beauty, which was located in the Los Gatos, California, area for 22 years until it was sold four years ago.

“My mother is a beautiful woman, and she maintains that beauty inside and out. She is 78 and still does facials,” explains Kaspian. “She made it a point to make sure my demeanor was that of someone who cared about her appearance.”

A self-described Southern California girl, Kaspian also enjoyed a household and upbringing rich with French heritage, and, after spending some time as a language major at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she moved to France with her family for a year. “I attended business school in France, but I really needed to get back to the United States—that is where I felt at home,” she says.

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