"One of the essential facts I learned as an esthetician is that the skin is alive and that with proper care it can and will regenerate itself."
My passion for skincare ignited at a young age when I had my own trials with teen acne while living in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia. My grandmother would pick few plants and roots from her garden and mix them with clay to create my very first experience with beauty treatments - they were mostly extractions with no pampering at all, but I loved it. When I moved to the United States my skin began to trouble again. Everything was new to me and along the away I forgot what I had learned back home. It was during this time that I began what was to become years of study in herbal chemistry, natural skincare formulations, sustainable grown herbs, nutrition and aromatherapy.
So I started mixing homeopathic remedies in my kitchen. Visiting Sonia Dakar Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills, CA and my extensive knowledge caught Sonia's attention, leading to working side by side the renowned skincare expert. In 2003 I got a job at the world famous Ole Henriksen Face & Body Spa in West Hollywood, California where I became the facialist to some of the most well known faces in Hollywood such as Katy Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Wentworth Miller, Linda Evangelista and Shakira. I also made TV appearances on ABC's Extreme Makeover and on Networks such as MTV UK and Telemundo to name a few.
The idea for Mambino came from my sister, friends and many of my clients who were pregnant at the time and looking for a clean, toxin-free line of products that are also safe during pregnancy. In 2006 my husband and I launched Mambino Organics Skincare (2 words: mama and bambino together) featuring 100% natural and highly effective, result-driven skincare products. Mambino Organics is one of the very first, in many ways the pioneer of real natural and organic skincare lines to take care of expecting moms, babies and the whole family. Today we are a Family Brand.
In 2014 I opened my own facial studio in the heart of small coastal city of San Clemente, South of Los Angeles, where I continue to provide services to my clients mixing cutting edge skincare treatments with holistic and highly effective organic botanicals. Everyone deserves beautiful skin and with my customized facial treatments and a proper regimen I will guide you there!