I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. I moved to the U.S. in 2001. I have BA in medical biophysics from the Russian Medical University. I have PhD in biology from the same University.
In 1997 I became an editor and a scientific consultant for the Russian magazine “Cosmetics&Medicine” dedicated to cosmetic science. This publication was targeted to cosmetic manufacturers, chemists, dermatologists and beauty professionals. This magazine still exists in Russia.
I authored and co-authored a number of books in Russia. Recently i co-authored a book in English “Reverse Skin Aging” with Dr. Loren Pickart and Idelle Musiek.
I write articles about cosmetics, skin health and well-being. Even though English is not my first language, I now love writing in English.
My hobbies - books, public speaking, improvisation theater, clowning, nature walks.