Behind the Brand: Doctor Rogers

One of the brands featured in our August/September box is Doctor Rogers. We are obsessed with the Restore Healing Balm, and wanted to learn more about this new skincare and personal care product before for everyday use!

We chatted with founder and creator Doctor Heather D. Rogers about her why she started and the values behind her brand.

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Why and how did you start Doctor Rogers?

I started Doctor Rogers Skin Care Solution to meet a need for my patients, friends, family and myself. 

What do you use to help your skin heal?

Many people think of over the counter antibiotic ointments like Neosporin or Bacitracin but I see allergic reactions to these products every week. Plus, given their widespread use for over 40 years bacteria are resistant to them so they are not helping to prevent infection. Pediatricians and Plastic Surgeons often recommend Aquaphor. Aquaphor contains lanolin, something I see allergic reactions to regularly as well. Many dermatologists (including myself until recently) recommend plain petroleum jelly because the risk of allergy is low. But this is just a fossil fuel that occludes the skin. We all deserved a better option; one that is hypoallergenic, plant-based and most importantly more effective. Doctor Rogers RESTORE® Healing Balm is exactly that and we now have the clinical studies prove it!

The overwhelming excitement for the balm made me realize there really is a need for these types of products, even in the very saturated beauty market. We are now making the best of the basics in skin care products with a face wash, face cream and body cream… all safe, effective and plant-based.

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You are committed to being a sustainable, nontoxic and cruelty free brand. Please share why this is important to you.

These words are all over the beauty industry but when you really dig in you realize that most are being used as a marketing tactic and not core company values. Ingredients are improving but packaging has a long way to go. I did not start this company to become rich and famous or trick my patients into buying my products. I started this to make better products in better packaging that people could feel good about using for themselves and their families. I would rather not make a product than make one that is just another irritating or synthetic option in a pretty package that ends up in the landfill.  It took 3 years and over 30 batches to make my face wash because I refused to compromise on my brand values and I firmly believe if something is worth doing it is worth doing right.

My brand values:

SAFE | Doctor Rogers RESTORE products are safe for you, your family and the world. They are made to help every skin type at every age.

No Parabens
No Phthalates
No Formaldehyde
No Dyes
No Fragrances
No Lanolin
No Gluten
No Common Allergens
No BPA
No Propylene Glycol

SMART | Developed by a dermatologist after years of studying and caring for the skin, Doctor Rogers RESTORE is the better solution for your skin’s everyday needs.

Dermatologist Created
Physician Recommended
Clinically Tested
Proven Results

SELECTIVE The RESTORE products are only made with safe, effective and premium ingredients in the USA at an FDA certified facility to ensure the highest quality and consistency.

Hypoallergenic
Plant-Based
Premium Ingredients
Packaged in FDA Certified Facility
Made in USA

SUSTAINABLE Every step in creating Doctor Rogers RESTORE strives to minimize our impact on the world while maximizing outcomes for our customers. We are natural skincare without sacrificing efficacy or safety.

No Petroleum
Responsibly Sourced
Biodegradable Ingredients
Recyclable Packaging
No Animal Testing
Vegan

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What is the most fun part of your business?

There are many. I love problem solving, being part of team, moving toward goals. But after a long day when maybe none of these things happened, reading a review or email from a customer sharing how much they love RESTORE Healing Balm always makes me smile.

What is the most challenging part of your business?     

There are two.

First, I am not a saleswoman and feel uncomfortable promoting products. We make better products and I just expect that will be enough, but it is not.

Second, I have too many jobs. I work full time as a dermatologic surgeon, I own my practice with 16 employees so there are a lot of administrative duties to manage outside of patient care.  Then RESTORE can be a full-time job.   For me, the greatest challenge is juggling all the different business components, giving each the attention they deserve and while prioritizing the one thing I will not sacrifice, having time to play with my husband and children.

What three words best describes you?

That is hard. How about three facets of my personality?

Principled/Moral
Passionate/Driven
Optimistic/Compassionate/Loving

Who is your lifestyle icon?  

I am inspired by successful women with amazing jobs and families who are still honest about the messy process of making it all work.

Sheryl Sandberg
Arianna Huffington
Michelle Obama
Gwyneth Paltrow
Victoria Beckham

What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?  

Figure out your strengths and weakness and ask for help you where need it. I know the skin, good skin care products and what I am trying to create.  But, I am terrible at marketing and know nothing about the inner workings of the beauty industry. I am lucky to have found partner in Michelle Olsen who is outstanding at both but we still need someone to proof read everything!

Excited for to try out Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm? Subscribe now to get your August/September box — shipping now!

Inside the June/July Box

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, always vegan, nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Click here to learn more about banned ingredients.

The June/July box was curated and inspired by activist and actress Kaley Cuoco in support of Paw Works, the animal rescue nonprofit. It features 3 full-sized beauty products and a beautiful necklace from Dogeared, one of our favorite certified B-corp. The Essential box has a total retail value ranging from $87-97+ (and, the VIP box had a total retail value of $122-132+)

Dogeared Charm Necklace Assorted, value $48-58

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Assorted charm necklaces featuring either gold-dipped or sterling silver charms and cute message cards. Dogeared is a certified B-corp who is passionate about giving back and being socially and environmentally conscious. The necklaces use 100% recycled sterling silver, are always nickel-free, and all paper is FSC-certified. Vegan, Sustainable, Charity, Recycled, Fair Trade, Made in USA.

Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in XOX, value $10

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Devocean is a full color, 100% vegan, hydrating natural lipstick that lasts with intensity. Creamy hydration from jojoba, shea butter, and vitamin E and chock full of benefits that nourish and love your lips. For the softest, most kissable lips ever. Vegan, nontoxic, cruelty-free.

Antonym Certified Natural Eye Liner Pencil in Noir, value $19

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Antonym’s certified natural water resistant eye pencil has a smooth application. Use it for a precise line on upper lid to a perfect smudge for a smokey look. Includes a detachable sharpener. Certified by Ecocert Greenlife, 100% natural ingredients including marula and jojoba oils. Cruelty-free, vegan, nontoxic, organic, sustainable, Made in USA.

Nail & Bone Nail Polish, value $10

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Custom made for LOVE GOODLY and named after Kaley Cuoco’s rescue dogs (Ruby and Shirley) and pony (Shmooshy). Summer-ready shades are fresh and fun. Nail & Bone supports pet rescue organizations by donating 20% of proceeds. Nontoxic (8-free), cruelty-free, vegan, Made in USA. Ruby is available in our online shop.

VIP BOX ITEM #5

Saint Cosmetics Bronzer in Glowing Halo, value $35 (SOLD OUT!)

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Comes in a beautiful compact with a velvety-smooth formula giving the skin a soft, natural, healthy, and sun-kissed glow. Enhance your summer complexion with this long-lasting, pigmented bronzer. Made in Canada from naturally-derived ingredients. Ecocert ingredients. Vegan, nontoxic, cruelty-free.


This month’s box supported Paw Works, a nonprofit animal rescue organization dedicated to partnering with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life.

Missed out on the June/July Box? There are a few more available! Click here to purchase the June/July Essential Gift Box. 

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste, and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or purchase the one-time gift box here.

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Behind the Brand: Dogeared

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Dogeared is one of the first companies to become a Certified B-Corp. They are passionate about giving back, creating opportunity, being socially responsible and environmentally conscious.

With each piece made from recycled/recyclable and sustainable materials and handcrafted in the United States, we are excited to feature their necklaces in our June/July 2018 summer box!

We chatted with Marcia Maizel-Clarke, founder of Dogeared to learn about the brand and why it’s important they remain a social impact company.

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Why and how did you start Dogeared?
Dogeared started as a creative outlet. I was working in the retail/wholesale world and decided to do a fun creative venture by selling all kinds of homemade stuff at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet – eyeglass chains, jewels, etc. I was laid off my job, and decided to just see if our jewels would sell at a real live. store. I called a friend of mine who was buying for Macy’s jewelry and she bought the line for 10 doors. That was our first big buy 27 years ago!!

We realize you are committed to being a social impact company. Please share why this is important to you.
From the beginning we wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. We do that two ways; our jewelry moves people and inspires them and we use our business as a force for good.

We have always been giving back in our personal lives, but did it just that way – personally. We did not talk about it publicly it was just part of how we like to show up to the world – in service. When we had the opportunity to have this amazing business, we were so grateful to the B-Corp movement for giving us guidelines for how to be socially aware, conscious and do better inside and outside of our walls. When you are running a business, sometimes you just don’t think about things. You are in the day to day. For any company now, it’s expected that you are socially-conscious to even compete in the world, so we are happy to have some history on our side, and some parameters to keep us striving to do better and better.

What is the most fun part of your business?
Being part of our customer’s giving experiences. We are a jewelry/message company and we get all kinds of communication about how Dogeared made all the difference with our customers and their gifting experience. We just met someone whose mother has been gifting her Dogeared for 10 years, a necklace a year – each selection dependent on what was happening in that year for her – LOVE!!!

What is the most challenging part of your business?
The financial side of things.

What three words best describes you?
Happy, loving, strong.

Who is your lifestyle icon?
I like anyone that is living an integral life, and is putting good energy into the world.

What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?
Go for it and commit! Regardless of what happens, you will learn and grow. We make lots of mistakes as we are human, but we know that the most growth comes from these times and “growing pains.”

Believe, believe, believe, and if you need a little reminder, I am sure we have a necklace for that! 🙂

 

Excited for Dogeared? Subscribe now to reserve a June/July box and to customize your necklace style!

 

 

Inside the April/May Box

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, always vegan, nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Click here to learn more about banned ingredients.

We kicked off our Earth Day celebration with our April/May box. With a total retail value of $95+, this month’s box included 4 full-sized beauty & skincare products featuring a full-sized serum from You & Oil, a European skincare brand being launched for the first time in the United States with our box!

You & Oil Acai, Fig, and Marula Antioxidants, value $44

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Acai, fig seed, and marula oil provide powerful antioxidants that help protect and repair free radical damage from pollution and sun exposure protection. Vegan, cruelty-free, nontoxic, and PETA Certified.

LOVE GOODLY x Uniful Organic Vegan Mascara, value $22

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Launching with the LOVE GOODLY and exclusive to us, this organic and vegan mascara is free of toxic ingredients and preservatives. Mild and long-wearing. Use for healthy eyelashes, enriched with organic oils and waxes. Organic, vegan, cruelty-free, nontoxic, and PETA Certified.

Ayr Skincare Mini Calm Facial Bar, value $12

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Made for all skin types, this gentle and effective soap bar is safe for sensitive skin. Using a blend of organic avocado butter and castor oil to condition skin; ginger grass, lemongrass, rosemary, and chamomile to reduce fine lines; nettle and olive leaf for reduced inflammation and pure sea clay and activated charcoal to naturally draw toxins from your skin. Vegan, cruelty-free, nontoxic, Beauty Without Bunnies certified.

Delia Organics Nail & Cuticle Oil, value $17.99

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Our hands are the #1 most used body part on our bodies and we often forget about their care. This cuticle oil is a blend of natural oils and essential oils that help hydrate and promote healthy nail growth. A blend of natural oils including sweet almond, jojoba, and rosehip. Vegan, cruelty-free, nontoxic, PETA Certified.

…and, for our VIP subscribers, the 5th bonus item is the Antonym Certified Organic Baked Blush in Peach or Copper, $36 (we have a Rose blush available in our online shop)

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The organic baked blush imparts a natural radiance to cheeks for an instant pop of color. Featuring sustainable bamboo packaging, an innovative baking process transforms the blush creme into a finely textured powder. Natural and organic cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to ECOCERT. Vegan, cruelty-free, nontoxic.

How to apply: Apply with a blush brush for a supple burst of color to the soft apple of your cheek while smiling. If what you’re looking for is a more dramatic effect, use a contour brush and sweep from your ear downwards, following the line of your cheekbone to accentuate your innate beauty.


This month’s box supported PETA, whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty, and promote compassionate vegan living. We are sold out of the April/May box, but click here to subscribe in time for the June/July box shipping on/around June 5!

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste, and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or purchase the one-time gift box here.

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