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Meet the Owner

Hey y’all! I’m Ginger L. Moore, the Head Belle at Neos Skin Care™. Welcome and thank you for visiting with me. For full transparency, I feel I must tell you this photo is a few years old so my today face is a bit different. Trying to remember, I think I was somewhere between the age of 42-45 here and had just come from the beauty shop after having my hair done. I had makeup on and was feeling good about myself and told my husband to get the camera for an impromptu photo session because I needed a few shots for things such as this. Now, at age 51, time and age, crazy busy lifestyle, and a few health issues that have arisen since then have me looking much less “pulled together” and relaxed. I’m more lived in now with have more time showing on my face. My hair is darker (and thinner) and hasn’t had a good cut & style in a while…..I’ve been cutting it myself for a few years. Because I just don’t have the time to go spend an afternoon at the salon getting primped and primed. So most days, I “look my age” and sometimes even older than I actually am. And I’m OK with that. Looking like a photoshopped model has never been on my bucket list. I’m a real woman who’s lived a real life with real ups and downs, twists and turns. And I take pride in that fact because every bit of it has made me who I am today. Alright, with that out of the way, this is where I’m suppose to tell you about myself and Neos Skin Care™. I’m really not very comfortable talking about myself in this way. I guess I’ll just start with the basics and go from there. Be warned! I’m Southern so that means I’m a natural-born storyteller. That’s a nice way of saying I can be wordy and long winded, explaining more than I need to and running a few side trails in the process.
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I was born and raised in Southeast Tennessee, in the little town of Soddy-Daisy, just north of Chattanooga. I grew up there and went to school there. I met, fell in love and married my husband there, and the majority of both our extended families who are still with us live there. We, however, moved slightly north of our hometown in 1994, to a home in the southern most corner of Bledsoe County. It’s on a mountain range in a small rural community known as Hendon….far enough away from more populated areas to feel “out in the boonies” but close enough to areas where the action is to drive a little ways to shop, eat out, and other “citified” happenings.  It’s here in these Tennessee hills my husband and I have made a life and are raising our son.  Here is where I care for my family, pursue various interests, and run Neos Skin Care™.
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I consider myself to be a modern southern belle and really am quite Southern in every way – from my thick Tennessee drawl to my values and lifestyle. I wear many hats and fill many roles but none as important as being a wife of 27 years to the man who’s my heart and soul mate that still makes me go weak in the knees and takes my breath away, and the mother of one child whom I had later in life than most and is quite literally a promised blessing from God.  We homeschool him so I’m a teacher and home educator to boot. I’m also a born-again Christian and ministry leader (currently on sabbatical). My faith and Christian walk is the foundation for my life, so yes, you will see me talk about it and the Lord in my writings and conversations.
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I really do not have any hobbies because I do just not have the time or energy for anything like that these days. However, I do enjoy things like spending time with my family, binging on streaming TV, reading, learning new things, feeding and watching the birds and hummingbirds, home design (interior and exterior), decor crafting, antiquing, cooking, baking, and gardening when I can. OK, I really just grow things like veggies, herbs, flowers, bushes/trees, my list of to-do’s, my waistline and hips, wishlists, etc.  I also preserve and home can the fruits of our gardening endeavors. Oh, and I may have an addiction to coffee and foster a not-so-secret love for chocolate.
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I suppose it goes without saying I’m a solo entrepreneur and the owner of a small handcrafted artisan cosmetics company. In this vein, I’m a professional cosmetic formulator (self-taught) and hand producer of the products offered at Neos.  I also offer consulting services on various topics within the cosmetic industry. In addition, I’m a long time home aromatherapist and at the time of writing this, will soon complete formal education. So I’ll be adding qualified professional aromatherapy practitioner to the list when I finish with my course.
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The backstory that led me to this season and place in my personal and professional life is rather interesting, I guess. Since early adulthood, I’ve had a passionate interest in a holistic lifestyle & medicine (sometimes referred to as holism or wholism) as well a complementary & alternative therapies and beauty care. I grew up in a family where home remedies and folk medicine along with a variety of home beauty options were commonplace. But I really never knew there were defined names, professions and industries, or communities for these things until I was grown. It was just something we did as a general practice for multiple reasons. After graduating high school, I went straight into the workforce, first in retail then in the health care field. In the late 80’s, while working as a certified and registered professional in the medical/health care field where I specialized in skilled care in geriatrics and with terminally ill, and permanently disabled, I was introduced to what I learned was CAM therapies and a whole person approach to living, health care and personal care ….aka. holistics. Interestingly, it was an MD, an OD, a seasoned RN, and a few of my senior patients whom turned on the light and started putting the pieces together for me. I’m forever grateful for their input that’s made such a huge impact in my life.
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Feeling intensely drawn to this then uncommon arena, I began on what has become a lifelong journey into complementary and alternative medicine and therapies. In the course of this, I also stepped into beauty/personal care and cosmetic formulating, where I discovered a world of chemistry and human sciences that surprisingly fascinates and intrigues me. Seriously y’all….if anyone had told me 35 years ago I would love learning about any of these areas of specialty, I wouldn’t have believed then. Me + Science was not a predictable match. But here we are today, thousands of hours, hundreds of failures and successes, and countless notes later, with all my interests and a lifetime of self-education and practical experience that’s begun to converge into a package I never could have foreseen.
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An avid lifelong learner, I continue to expand my education horizons and gaining valuable experience, both informally and formally. Even though I’ve been involved with and have practiced aromatherapy at home for most of my adult life, I’m reluctant to call myself an aromatherapist at all right now. Instead, I cautiously consider myself merely a budding aromatherapist with much to learn. At the time of writing this, I’m pursuing formal education at Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy. It’s been a long time dream to study formally with Sylla Sheppard-Hanger and become a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. So when the opportunity arose for me to do so, I didn’t hesitate to take on the challenge of adding going to aromatherapy school to my list.  In the future, I plan to acquire my registered aromatherapist credentials from the Aromatherapy Registration Council and gain additional advanced education in cosmetic chemistry and formulating. I hope to also eventually add aromatic medicine practitioner and herbalist to my list of credentials.

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OK….so that’s my much too long self introduction. I wanted you to know a little bit more about where I am today and where I have been in the years leading up to now.  If you would like to know more of the story of Neos Skin Care™ and how it came to be, you can click here to go right to it.

 

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