Julie and Brian

are building the optimistic acne treatment for a new generation.

About Starface

Starface is a skincare brand heralding a new approach to treating the number one skin-care concern: acne. Their products are clinically proven, clean, affordable, and FUN -- addressing the stigma of breakouts with Big Yellow’s hydrostars, neon stars, rainbow stars, even Hello Kitty. Along the way they’ve won over Gen Z and made breakouts Instagrammable. Products range from their signature yellow patches to facewash and moisturizer.

Why Now

Consumers spend $6B/year on treatments for acne, which affects 85% of 12-24 year olds. Generational turnover creates an opportunity for new brands to take hold and Starface is perfectly positioned to ride this wave, with a huge social following that reinforces the brand’s message of positivity.

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Julie Schott

Co-Founder & CEO

Julie has over a decade of beauty industry experience, including her tenure as the beauty director at ELLE, where she established herself as a thought leader in the beauty and wellness space. Along with ELLE, her writing has appeared in The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, The Zoe Report, and Man Repeller. Julie has been featured as a beauty expert by Real Beauty, Violet Grey, The Coveteur, Refinery29, Byrdie and in WWD. She has been a recurring guest on the podcasts Lady Lovin’ and Glowing Up. In addition to her editorial work, Julie has appeared in campaigns for Levi’s, 7 For All Mankind, Shiseido, Neutrogena, Dior, Nike, MeUndies, Frank and OLLY nutrition.

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Brian Bordainick

Co-Founder & COO

Brian is a Founder of Square One Politics, and former Head of Innovation for Hudson’s Bay Company. He successfully brokered the relationship between HBC and WeWork resulting in a transaction of over 1.3B US. Prior to that, Brian founded and ran Dinner Lab, a company with over 100 full-time employees that secured over 11M in venture capital funding. They hosted over 1,000 culinary experiences across 31 cities in the United States. Brian has been featured on Anderson Cooper 360, ESPN, The Today Show, CBS News, and has spoken at TEDxGoldenGateED, The Feast Social Innovation Conference, and Universities throughout the country.

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