In this episode of the Label Free Podcast, host Deanna Radulescu sits down with PREMIERE “VIP” guest Jeanne Retief, a PhD in international criminal and humanitarian law, podcast host, entrepreneur, and now founder of Figgi Life and Beauty. Jeanne shares her journey of transitioning from a career in law to the skincare industry, and the challenges she faced along the way. They also discuss Jeanne’s podcast, the My Figgi Life podcast, which provides a sacred space for women to have open and honest conversations about their experiences. Tune in to gain insights into skincare, logistics, and the power of vulnerability. Don’t forget to visit Figgi Life’s website to learn more about Jeanne’s products and listen to her podcast. To get 20% off, use code: LABELFREE
Volume Up Podcast by The Tease
Have you heard of rooibos? Typically made into a herbal tea, rooibos is an herb that grows in South Africa.
Figgi Beauty, a sensitive skincare line, uses rooibos as one of its main skincare ingredients, stating on their site, “Its unique polyphenol structure, found in no other plant or species, makes it an exceptional antioxidant. Scientifically proven to have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, it is known to soothe and calm. It also boasts anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties…South Africans have trusted its benefits in skincare for decades.”
The Figgi Beauty founder, Dr. Jeanne Retief, joins Volume Up by The Tease this week to talk about her journey to found Figgi, how skin care helped her in her personal journey, her connection with rooibos and entrepreneurship.
If you are interested in learning more about rooibos and its benefits or how sometimes the career you planned out for yourself is not where you are meant to be, head to wherever you stream and listen to this week’s episode.
Dr. Jeanne is a lesson in strength, formidability and building something from yourself and others like you.
“It was really difficult for me because I hid my panic disorder diagnosis for a very long time. I had a lot of shame about that because that doesn’t fit into a professional environment. So it was difficult to build Figi and to have to be so open about my story.”
The Art of Feminine Business Podcast with Julie Foucht
Dr. Jeanne Retief and Julie Foucht dish on:
- How shame is used to control women and keep them stuck
- Why we associate our work and success as our identity
- The core ingredient when you decide to switch careers
- How balance is the big myth and it is okay to do this life imperfectly
- Being open and vulnerable in relationships only makes them stronger
Wings of Inspired Business Podcast with Melinda Wittstock
If you’re an entrepreneur, you know the truth. Starting and growing your own business is like strapping yourself to a never-ending roller coaster.
Saying entrepreneurship is stressful is often an understatement, especially for a surprisingly high proportion of entrepreneurs who have experienced trauma in their lives. Yet entrepreneurship also offers a path to healing those traumas – and inspires many to create businesses that solve for others the challenges they themselves have faced.
Jeanne Retief built a human rights consultancy, working primarily with women who were experiencing significant adversity and stress. So was Jeanne, who developed a panic disorder, which she says she handled poorly by trying to ignore it and put on a brave face. Before long, her panic disorder also resulted in very dry and sensitive skin.
On a mission to help women find self-acceptance and prioritize their own self-care, Jeanne decided to draw on her certificate in cosmetic chemistry and launch a skin care brand Figgi Beauty and a growing community called Figgi Life.
The Face Yoga Expert Podcast with Danielle Collins
Balance Your Life Podcast with Meghan Pherrill
On this episode we talk about how a diagnosis led to her starting her own skincare brand, how clear skin comes from within, and why you should be mindful of the foods you consume. We also discuss skincare for dry and sensitive skin, how to get your skin to bounce back after a flare up, minimalist skincare tips and steps, and so much more!