We had the good fortune of connecting with Chantal Navratil and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chantal, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I knew there were gaps in the beauty industry I wanted to fill. Brands either were focusing on beauty or on science. I wanted to combine both and create a fun, science-focused cosmetics company that was affordable, sustainable, and had high-quality ingredients.

What should our readers know about your business?
Chem Baddie Cosmetics was founded in November 2020! We are a science-themed, high-quality ingredient cosmetics company that gives 5% of all profits to the Association for Women in Science. I am most proud of featuring someone in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) every week and to show how anyone can be in a STEM career. We keep everything as affordable as possible and stay true to our values. Everyday there are new challenges such as with supply-chain or making sure everything is sustainable to our standards. To overcome this, remembering our vision and staying patient is all we can do. I have learned so many lessons such as to never take no for an answer and stay true to myself. I want people to know anyone can be in STEM and our products celebrate the beauty in science. We support women in science by giving 5% of all of our profits to the Association for Women in Science.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my best friend to Downtown Phoenix and Downtown Gilbert! Super fun restaurants and nightlife! I love Rough Rider or the Porch. The Art District in Old Town Scottsdale is also very cool.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The incredible women I received my Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s with are who deserve all the recognition! They were my support system during university, and without them, there is no way I would be where I am now.

Website: https://www.chembaddie.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chembaddie/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chem-baddie-cosmetics-llc/?viewAsMember=true

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChemBaddie/

Image Credits
Ane Pulu

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