Beauty Despite Cancer was founded by Jennifer Young in 2013. She is the recognised expert in specialist skincare for those living with and beyond cancer.
Coming from a scientific background, Jennifer Young is an experienced microbiologist and associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, who decided to combine her knowledge with a passion for natural skincare and wellbeing to create her own product line.
Jennifer’s entry into the world of cancer support came when she was asked by her local hospital to work with them to create a skincare line that would be safe and help tackle some of the skincare issues associated with cancer treatment.
While it’s not often spoken about, the side effects of cancer treatment can be extremely distressing and can undermine a sense of self at a time when people are already going through a lot. For example, chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause painfully dry skin, brittle nails, skin pigmentation and chronic itching. These are the things that none of us see unless we go through cancer treatment ourselves or with a loved one.
Jennifer has also extended her mission by tackling barriers in the spa and wellbeing industries when it comes to delivering safe and meaningful touch therapies that are industry accredited and insurance approved. Through her training, anyone with or recovering from cancer can enjoy a massage, facial and other touch treatments in a way that ensures the spa or healthcare practitioner feels confident, the client feels safe and that the treatment proactively addresses their wants and needs.