Rachael Pontillo

Holistic Skincare Innovator, Formulator, Educator

How would your life be different if you finally gave yourself permission to start the green beauty brand of your dreams?

What if you KNEW that you had everything you need to make that dream a reality?

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Hey there.

Hey there. I’m Rachael Pontillo. I show licensed aestheticians, holistic health coaches, and other skin wellness practitioners and entrepreneurs how to start a natural skincare line from scratch, expand and refine their current green beauty brand, or help to breathe new life into a stagnant brand.

People see me now, and often compliment my appearance–especially my skin–and marvel at the fact that I run two successful skincare businesses from home, all while being a homeschooling ballet mom to two teenage girls. 

They tell me how important my work is, how it’s inspired them personally, and praise me for having the confidence to put myself out there. I’ve received the warmest of hugs, the firmest of handshakes, and been applauded for having the courage to write books, go on camera or onstage, and speak my truth by people who have attended my classes, talks, and book signings. I am very grateful–and to be honest, still a little amazed.

Here’s something I want you to know about me. It wasn’t always this way at all. And I’ve been through some dark stuff.

For the majority of my life I allowed acne and low self-confidence dictate my reality. I also experienced serious weight gain and weight loss and all the emotional junk that comes with that. The kind of junk that says “you’re not good enough, you’re not smart enough, and you don’t have enough help, so you should just go get a job.” I let it get in the way of finding true health, happiness, and purpose in life. 

Until the day I decided that I was done.

That it wasn’t the life I wanted. So I made a few changes–changes that ultimately cleared my skin and melted off the extra weight (physical and emotional). I made changes that skyrocketed my self-confidence and self-worth, and propelled my dreams of happiness and living my life purpose into action. 

“Rachael’s knowledge is very broad: Skincare, nutrition, coaching, business, yoga. She beautifully taps into her own experience and how she was able to overcome her own challenges. She knows how it is because she’s been there, and that makes it real.”

-Andrina Tisi, Wholelicious, Zurich, Switzerland

Here’s a secret:

I never planned to help people for a living.

 

But when I saw how dramatically–and quickly–my own life got really friggin’ great when I decided to take matters into my own hands, I couldn’t keep it to myself. 

Because every time I’d see another girl, woman, mother, or even grandmother put her head down, keep her mouth shut, or hide because she didn’t feel beautiful, confident, smart, or worthy–that healing part of my Self would start to hurt all over again. 

I realized that my calling is to help them. To help them as I helped myself. To continue help myself by helping them.

Which is what brings us here today.

The dreams that you had for your life might not be the same as they were when you were younger. Maybe you’re still waiting for that dream–that aha “this is what I’m supposed to do with my life” moment to happen. Maybe you’re already pretty darn clear that you are meant to start a skincare line, or support clients in a skin wellness practice, but you feel like a massive brick wall is getting in your way.

I know you’re stressed. I know you’re overwhelmed. I know you feel like the harder you try, the more resistance you face. But I promise you–with a little faith, an open mind, and a whole lot of woman power, we will get this done together.

One-on-One

Sometimes a listening ear, comforting smile, and dose of tough love is all you need to fast track your skincare business dream. Book a Hash it Out session today.

Books

Read my bestselling holistic skincare book, Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, The Sauce Code, or download e-books to help you figure out your REAL skin type and figure out your best ingredients.

Online Courses

Want to learn how to get better skin in 30 days, how to start a skincare line or how to custom formulate herbal skincare for your clients? I can teach you–from the comfort of your own home!

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