More About Laurmé


Laurmé Skin Care is inspired by two of the strongest and most courageous women I know.

My mom's influence as a true role model and my sister’s bravery – coupled with my mission – drove me to develop the collection that now makes up Laurmé. My mom, Laura, an independent spirit and my greatest inspiration (including naming Laurmé after her), went from homemaker with no job experience to bookkeeper in order to support four young kids on a single-family income. She taught me determination, strength and persevering when giving up is not an option. Without her I could never have taken on this role as entrepreneur.

My sister is my best friend. When she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, heartbeats throughout our family came to a collective standstill.

Standing by watching helplessly as she endured chemotherapy, radiation, and a dozen surgeries, her courage and bravery were the driving force behind creating Laurmé.

My greatest desire was to create a skin care line that was gentle and effective and provided the results she craved. To that end, I feel fortunate to be doing something that means so much and is making a difference along the way.

The Inspiration


A portion of all Laurmé proceeds benefits City of Hope, a cancer research center and hospital located in southern California.

Their Mission:
“At City of Hope, we treat you as an individual whose life will be made whole again. We combine science with soul to work miracles.”
And indeed they do.

This incredible medical facility is made up of world-renowned doctors, scientists, and researchers all with one goal – to cure cancer. The doctors and staff are an amazing combination of medical expertise combined with compassion. I have walked the halls at City of Hope dozens of times with a family member, and nowhere have I felt such a genuine caring and concern for a patient’s well-being - and for those who love and care for them. People come from all over the country for the excellent care they receive here. Your purchases help support the services provided at City of Hope as well as their cutting-edge scientific research.

To put an end to cancer requires cutting-edge research, and City of Hope is at the forefront.

The first thing you see on the wall as you enter the main building of City of Hope’s medical campus is a plaque with the words below. It touches my heart and soul every time I see it.
"There is no profit in curing the body if in the process we destroy the soul." ~ Samuel Golter, City of Hope Founder

Laurmé Philanthropy

The picture above shows messages of hope and inspiration that hang from wish trees in Graff Center at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. As described on City of Hope’s website, “City of Hope's wish trees offer messages of health and hope to patients and their families. The making of such messages are adapted from a Japanese tradition in which people tie wishes on trees. Those wishes are "rewished" each time someone else reads them.”

It is a beautiful setting for quiet thought and a gentle reminder that those who battle cancer are not alone. You can read more about the wish trees and City of Hope’s research advancements on their Breakthroughs blog post.