Why I Created Eu2Be.
Eu2Be (just say "You to Be") was inspired by my beloved Aunt Eugenia, who embodied beauty as being a creative force that we can tap into daily to empower a sense of well-being.
In founding Eu2Be, I wanted to connect the beauty we inherit from our guardians—beloved grandmothers, aunts and mothers—with the beauty we get to create with our focused attention and skin care products.
So I turned to a host of cornerstone, ethnobotanical, high-functioning natural oils—proven over centuries—to formulate Eu2Be products. Since then, I've been working to spark a new conversation about skin and beauty through stories on the Eu2Be blog and in writing for publications I respect, like MindBodyGreen.
Skin needs a new story.
Eu2Be’s Bare Skin Collection is the guardian of the first move, not the finishing touch, to clean, nourish and protect against daily environmental assaults and damage on our bare skin, and first line of defense.
And that’s why I created Eu2Be—to empower not just people like me who prioritize the care of bare skin, but to give everyone an essential daily regimen for healthy, glowing bare skin.
Eu2Be makes you the guardian of what is precious. Starting with your skin.
Eu2Be Founder, CEO
From her maternal grandmother’s Midwestern speakeasy where jazz and blues greats like B.B. King played for glamorous crowds, to her world-traveling aunt Eugenia for whom Eu2Be is named, Charla draws inspiration from the women who cared for her and the ways they embraced and used their creativity.
During her successful career in tech marketing, Charla discovered a connection between creativity (what results from focused attention) and beauty. The idea that beauty is so much more than glamour—and that it can be a creative force for well-being—led her to focus on a skin care philosophy that nurtures and enriches our well-being from the inside out.
And, the "Eu" in Eu2Be has always been about “you"— via the power of your daily beauty regimen—to help you build confidence, fling open the doors of your next happiness and be who you’re destined to be.
"Think about the people you find truly beautiful, and then think about what it is that makes them beautiful to you. There’s nothing superficial about it, and I believe we each have within us the power to create beauty and to be beautiful."
Beauty can’t be rushed or conjured on demand with some magic ingredient. It's through focused attention—by taking 5 and taking care—that we can nurture and enhance its presence from within.
That's why Charla designed Eu2Be Nourishing Skin Care Products—to enhance your beauty and body awareness via the skin care experience.
Meet Charla in a live interview with Africa Miranda after Eu2Be won the Trendsetter Award, an honor reserved for a relative handful among the 1,300 brands at the huge Cosmoprof beauty show in Las Vegas.
And check out Charla's interview on the unstoppable Renae Bluitt's awesome blog, In Her Shoes—they got together to talk skincare, creativity, the business of beauty and the startup life of the "fly female entrepreneur."