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

Hi Christy, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to design skincare products that help restore your skin’s natural healthy function, using plant-based ingredients that really work. My desire to create Mikel Kristi came from my own experience as a medical professional, the stories and concerns from thousands of patients that I’ve seen throughout my career, and my own transformative journey to plant-based, high-quality skincare. My passion is to provide you solutions that address your skincare needs, as well as an educational path that truly serves you.”

From there the Mikel Kristi brand was born and the Core Collection, a package of all of our line’s must haves, soon became a must-have!

Mikel Kristi has since grown into a cosmeceutical-grade, eco-lux product line, offering a stellar range of high-performance skincare essentials. But I am not done! I want to continue to innovate and elevate the brand’s formulations with the most effective, bio active ingredients, bridging the gap between eco-conscious blends and leading edge, scientific skincare.

Mikel Kristi brings you professional, eco-lux skincare products you won’t be able to live without!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My love and passion for aesthetics began nearly two decades ago, when transitioning from an unfulfilling career in general surgery, where the focus was on treating the symptoms and not the person. Transitioning to a career cosmetic dermatology, as a board-certified Physician Assistant, proved to be a perfect fit. Over the years, I became an expert in skin care, lasers, and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. I learned what worked and didn’t work and what my patients loved and didn’t love.

Early on I knew this path would be a long rewarding career in helping people feel more confident and beautiful. I made it my mission and passion to learn as much about the skin and structural aging processes as I could, so that I could deliver natural looking results. I’ve had the opportunity to train with some of the world’s best injectors and skin care experts. I continue to stay as progressive as possible in all areas of aesthetic medicine.

I consider the skin to be my artistic canvas and daily skincare to be one of the most important components of enhancing and maintaining this canvas. Not only do I want to give my patients a more refreshed look in my aesthetic medical practice, I also want them to have healthy, even toned, and radiant skin by using an effective daily skincare regimen.

After opening my own aesthetic medical practice, Skin Appeal, I was excited to embark on the journey of creating a skincare line to enhance the beauty and wellbeing of my patients. Over the past 5 years, Mikel Kristi has grown into a highly sought after cosmeceutical brand that my patients absolutely love!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My husband Dave and I share our lives in the foothills of Tucson with two feisty Boston Terriers and a Lab. In my free time, I love the great outdoors, world travel, food and wine. I am an avid trail runner and triathlete with a personal understanding of how detrimental the beauty of nature can be on the skin’s surface. There is no better place than to enjoy the outdoors than Arizona. I am so grateful I get to wake up to the beauty of this beautiful state every single day!!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate this to all the patients I have had throughout my profession. They are the ones who inspired me to continue to want to advance in the field of medical aesthetics, open my own practice and eventually start a skincare line to help all of us feel our best. Everyone deserves to feel that way, and it truly is never too late to want to take steps to take care of yourself and feel good. We live in a world where selfcare can sometimes feel selfish, but we cannot be good spouses, parents or friends if we have nothing to give. Self care gives us that energy to be more and do more for ourselves AND for everyone around us. And taking care of our skin is such an easy way to take those steps!!! Every time a patient or skincare client tells me I have helped them feel good in some way, I feel so fulfilled and honored that I have been able to be a small part in boosting that confidence!

Website: mikelkristi.com

Instagram: mikelkristiskincare

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