Location: Los Angeles
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Book that changed your life: Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans. It came out when I was in high school and is still in my childhood bedroom. I find it equal parts tabloid, romance novel, and soft core porn.
Beauty product (or treatment) that changed your skin: Starface Hydro-Stars. I still struggle with skin picking, and being able to put something over an area that I’ve picked has really, really changed my skin. It makes the difference between creating a scar or an infection and starting the healing process.
Podcast you can’t stop listening to: Bodega Boys, The Daily, and Dewy Dudes
Instagram account you love to follow: @dewydudes
Nobody likes to wake up to an angry, painful breakout taking up real estate on your face. Trust us, we know firsthand. But thanks to Starface co-founder Julie Schott, it’s not as bad an experience as it used to be.
Schott found her niche in the beauty space by (finally) addressing a super common skin problem in a non-judgemental way. “95% of people experience acne at some point in their life, but it’s still talked about as if it were a disease,” she says. “It just didn’t make sense.” And so Starface was born, along with their signature star-shaped hydrocolloid patches that draw out gunk and calm inflammation.
Ahead, we talked with Schott about her career journey, how Zoom meetings have changed her approach to beauty, and how she’s working to change the conversation around acne and self-care once and for all.