I am Annalisa, the founder of Stubborn Cosmetics. I am also the Lead Cosmetic Scientist, the Production Engineer, the Procurement Agent, the Graphic Designer, the Lab Technician, the Operations Manager, the Cleaner, the first Customer and the “We.” I am not the Mother of Dragons. (If you get the reference to Game of Thrones, consider yourself my friend.)
We do not test on animals; my only guinea pigs are my husband and friends, and they’re not that furry! We also produce in very small batches because, hey, I am only one person with many hats!
People always ask me why I chose this name for my company.
Well, let me tell you that I was an engineer working in an electrochemistry lab when I was struck by the passion for skincare. In other words, I had a crazy idea.
I was fascinated by ingredients, their functions, properties, and the science behind them.
Sure, changing careers and becoming a cosmetic formulator hasn’t been easy. Things took turns and swirls, yet I never looked back.
This required a dash of recklessness, a spark of madness, a pinch of perseverance, and a gallon of stubbornness, and that is how Stubborn Cosmetics was born.
That is how the “one woman show” came to be, and I hope you will enjoy it and be my supporting act!