#BeautyBoss: Tammy Yaiser, VP of Product Development for Algenist
This week’s #BeautyBoss is Tammy Yaiser, VP of Product Development for Algenist—a revolutionary skincare line formulated with patented Alguronic Acid powered by the limitless potential of algae. Her passion for scientifically advanced skincare is fueled by a fascination with the incredible power of microalgae and her research is backed by over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, developing innovative skincare and makeup formulations for many leading brands.
Now, Yaiser is putting to work the brand’s groundbreaking technologies and developing formulations that deliver real results. We chatted with the Algenist formulator, who shared beauty and wellness tips, best advice, inspiration, and more.
How long have you been with Algenist?
I’ve been with Algenist for almost seven years as VP of Product Development and a QVC on-air guest.
What inspired you to join the team?
I remember distinctly the moment eight years ago when I learned about Algenist and Alguronic Acid, a brand-new ingredient discovery from biotechnology, and it literally stopped me in my tracks. At the time I had been in the beauty industry for 14 years, so that is not something that happens every day! The incredible breakthrough discovery of Alguronic Acid, the science, the performance, and the proven results has unlocked game-changing properties of algae, and in doing so transformed the beauty landscape. The more I learned about Algenist and Alguronic Acid, the more excited I became about all the possibilities and I had to be part of it.
Tell us about your journey in the beauty industry.
I started out in the beauty industry almost 22 years ago, first in research and development (R&D) and manufacturing, then clinical research, then product development across multi-million and multi-billion dollar corporations, entrepreneurial companies, and even a start-up. Along each step of the journey my passion has always been for developing unique, innovative, and high-performing products that deliver stand-out results. From Day One, at its very core, heart and soul, it was clear that Algenist was about harnessing authentic innovation—in technology, ingredients, and formulation. Having spent well over a decade in different facets of development, I knew it was the beginning of a wonderland of game-changing product possibilities.
Does Algenist have a hero product?
Yes! In fact, I would have to say we have more than one hero product, depending on your particular needs, though one of our most iconic products is our Complete Eye Renewal Balm—our cult-favorite eye balm that was one of the original products we launched with.
What’s your favorite product by Algenist?
It’s very difficult to choose a favorite since each is ‘my baby’ in its own very important way, but if I had to choose it would be Liquid Collagen, formulated with our latest biotechnology breakthrough: active vegan collagen.
Where is Algenist sold?
Who inspires you?
My mom and dad. They’ve been married for 61 years, managed two careers, five kids, have led by example, and to this day I love making them proud in all ways big and small.
Secrets to success?
Passion. Imagination. Never stop learning. Tenacity. Humility. And of course, hard work.
Take advantage of advancements in beauty. When you think about the advancements in technology, it’s amazing. If you take good care of your skin and if you take advantage of these advancements that are out there, you can continue to have great skin. It can make a huge and important difference, and will continue to make a difference no matter your age—20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond!
Let go of perfectionism. Exercise. Unplug.
Learn to recognize what makes you happy and focus on that.
Favorite ways to relax?
Running, anything in the gym (almost), walking and snuggling with my two puggles Jack and Bailey, gardening, travel, Bordeaux or Cabernet, coffee—or any combination thereof!
[Images courtesy of Algenist]
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk