Facelogic Spa owner Faryn Clark gets her glow from skincare and magic cookies
Faryn Clark began working with her mother, Nanci Masso, on Biosanes Health & Nutrition a year and a half ago. Clark is also celebrating her fifth year as owner of the Facelogic Spa franchise on Lovers Lane.
She gives back to charitable organizations, has a major sweet tooth, and swears by the Clarisonic facial cleanser. We're interested in everything Clark dips her hands in, so we took a few minutes to ask her about it:
CultureMap: What kept you busy before Facelogic Spa?
Faryn Clark: I was in medical sales for Johnson & Johnson. I actually spent a good amount of time with bariatric surgery devices, which was a good reminder that weight-loss is a serious problem for people. I felt a connection to the industry I was in, so when I left I knew I wanted to continue focusing my career on healthy lifestyles and prevention.
CM: When did you decide to start Biosanes?
FC: My mom and I had always talked about it. She was in the health and nutrition business in the ‘80s. The timing was just right. And having three little kids — teaching them to eat healthfully — shifted my focus to helping others.
CM: What makes Biosanes a simple solution to health and nutrition?
FC: It's all natural, filling and nutritional. The main ingredient Arabinogalactin is a 100 percent pure soluble fiber. It can be a meal replacement for people trying to lose weight and can even help people gain weight, with the right kind of extra calories. People often associate "healthy food" with cardboard, but it can definitely taste good like our product.
CM: Is that how you came up with the Magic Cookie?
FC: It was really an answer to my own cravings — I have a major sweet tooth. I wanted to be able to get the essential nutritional needs with something like dessert. It took forever though — probably a year to come up with the perfect batch.
CM: What has the feedback looked like with the cookie and other Biosanes products?
FC: We first launched the cookie with Dancing With The Stars participants. We were so excited, especially because the hypercritical judge, Len Goodman, said, "This is the most magic ever!" Everyone had something different and positive to say about the cookie. We've had a lot of good feedback with our other products, which you can buy at doctor's, naturopathic's, and chiropractor's offices; online; at the spa; and soon we hope to have them at Whole Foods and Central Market.
CM: Tell us about your philanthropic collaborations.
FC: We have a partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. When someone buys a container of the Lose-It shake or a box of Magic Cookies, money is donated to to NTFB. We're also donating cookies to the NTFB for the holidays. We also have the Merry and Bright facial — for every skin lightening-and-brightening treatment, one solar powered LED light will be given to a family in Zambia who currently lives in darkness through the Empowered By Light organization.
CM: Other than eating healthfully, what's the key to good skin?
FC: 80 percent of what you do for your skin is what you do it home. Going in for a facial is just a booster. Asking the aesthetician how to keep up with a good regimen is key. Also, I could be a walking billboard for Clarisonic. I tell everyone if there was one product that would make a difference in their skin, that's what it would be. I wash my face with it twice a day.