One on One: Flora Vergnolle Founder and CEO, Provence Cosmetics

Flora-Vergnolle-Provence-Cosmetics[Images: Courtesy of Provence Cosmetics]What’s the most fun part of your job?

Product launches—it’s something new to talk about. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with fresh marketing ideas, and the fact that everybody is excited to learn about our latest offerings.

What’s in the pipeline for the company?

We want to continue to grow Bioslimming and train more professionals. The line’s popularity shows that there’s a real demand for these services. We’re also working on new, natural products with recycled packaging to help the environment.

What sets Provence, Bioslimming and BodyPRO50 apart?

The quality of the ingredients, the innovative formulas and the research behind each brand. This combined with the right marketing is what really set us apart.

What’s on your bucket list?

I would love to visit India, and learn more about the culture and spirituality.

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How do you motivate others?

I share my passion and enthusiasm. We’re lucky to have products that help others and are used by celebrities. We always get such good feedback, and I think that really helps motivate the team!

Who inspires you?

Positive and successful people. There’s so much negativity out there, so it’s important to surround yourself with others who will lift you higher, not bring you down.

Tell us something people don’t know about you.

I have a shy side. I don’t like to go to restaurants, sports or red carpet events by myself.

What’s your favorite part of the day?

The evening. After a long day I love to go to the gym, then cook a good meal while planning my work for the next day. I also feel more creative at night—it’s the perfect time to work on marketing.

What’s your favorite thing to do with family and friends?

It’s so comforting when we can gather together and cook a hearty meal on a Sunday. Since I got my Vitamix, I haven’t been able to stop making pesto pasta, hummus, citrus milkshakes—you name it. It’s seriously addicting! DAYSPA has also published some fun and healthy recipes I’ve tried.


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Personal mantra: Challenge and take care of yourself.

Hobby: Windsurfing

Favorite city: Los Angeles

Last good book you read: The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

Scariest thing you’ve ever done: Skydiving

Favorite food: French food

Pet peeve: Low or no Wi-Fi

Would most like to meet: Oprah

Can’t leave the house without: My Ray-Bans


This story first appeared in the January issue of Dayspa magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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