After a snowmobiling accident left her with broken bones as well as lacerations on her face and neck, Monica Goretti Behan knew she didn’t want to have plastic surgery. In lieu of surgery, Monica got to work developing a serum based on plant chemistry. The essential oils and chemical building blocks allowed her skin to rejuvenate naturally, leaving no visible scars. That was the beginning of Modicum Skin Care.
After testing out her skincare line, I had to get to know the woman behind the brand.
Dawn Leaks (Dawn): You seem really passionate about what you do.
Monica Goretti Behan (Monica): Our passion is what propels us – it’s the driving force. You find the energy necessary and you don’t tire. I’m passionate about the fact that I’m creating something out in the world that’s making people feel good.
Dawn: What do you mean by the science of nature? (a slogan that was highlighted on the Modicum website)
Monica: People have the misconception that when you utilize natural ingredients for healing that it’s not as potent as what the doctor will give you. People don’t realize that a lot of synthetics are derived from natural things. Nature has what we need but we have to be scientific about how we approach it. You don’t want to overdo it.
Dawn: I noticed that when I used the cleanser and serum, my face felt a little warm. I also had a nice glow.
Monica: Your face gets warm because the oils are bringing the blood to the surface to do its work. It’s talking to your cells, activating your cells to do their own thing. We use the highest form of products – you can’t just get them anywhere.
Dawn: Tell me more about the ingredients.
Monica: It a wellness formula. Our main herb is helichrysum italicum that we buy from Albania. It’s a highly sought after oil for skin care – very hard to get. It’s really good for cellular regeneration and scarring. Our formula also includes the best essential oils for depression. One of the things I love about us is that our products are high quality but affordable. It’s a luxury that everyone should be able to afford.
Dawn: As a life coach I often talk to my clients about purpose and passion. You seem very connected to your purpose and the work you’re doing to help people.
Monica: When we feel a sense of purpose and connectedness it puts depression at bay. There’s a sense of shame with acne, eczema – to see people light up after using my products is amazing.
Dawn: I really enjoyed the process of mixing the exfoliating paste. The second day I used it, I actually lit candles in my bathroom and made a little spa day for myself.
Monica: The world is moving so fast with so much demand. Taking care of ourselves and slowing down is a form of self-love. It’s important for everyone to do whether you’re a new mother or a top executive. The product is promoting people to give themselves love and care.
Catch Dawn’s Modicum review here.