Who We Are
Skin Slipper inventor and company owner, Debi Byrnes, has made it her life’s mission to help others with skin problems; a passion which began with her own skin, as she began experiencing painful, unsightly cystic acne at the age of thirteen. Teenage years are hard enough to cope with, even without ugly, painful lesions all over your face and body.
Finding herself in adulthood and still plagued with skin issues, Debi became a skin care therapist and worked at an acne clinic. She began helping teens clear their acne and watched as their self-esteem soared. She felt so strongly about helping teens that she decided to volunteer at a relevant organization to teach what she had discovered. Surprisingly, she couldn’t find any existing non-profits that needed this type of service, so she started one of her own, called Clear Up Skin Care. Through Clear Up Skin Care, she was invited to public school health classes to teach middle and high school students about skin care. More importantly, she explained the value of high self esteem – something that doesn’t have to be sacrificed just because you have a huge pimple on the tip of your nose.
While treating her own acne, Debi found that many of the harsh active ingredients in products used to control acne caused her fingers to become rough and irritated. She also realized Benzoyl Peroxide, a compound frequently found in acne treatments, comes with the irritating and expensive side effect of bleaching towels (and clothing), wherever she wiped her hands after application.
Debi set out to find an applicator to alleviate the problem, but was unsuccessful. Again, she decided to take matters into her own hands; that was the beginning of her journey to develop Skin Slipper, an applicator designed to take care of the problem once and for all.