Dr. Chau Phan
Dr. Chau Phan earned her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and her Masters of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology at the University of California, Davis, before going on to receive her Doctorate of Pharmacy at University of the Pacific in 2009.
Dr. Chau Phan is the Co-President of the Peninsula Pharmacist Association, a local chapter of California Pharmacists Association. She is the founder of a non-profit organization called VN CARES that help thousands of underserved people with free health screenings. She has her own pharmacy talk show called “Pharmacy in our Lives” that reach millions of Vietnamese all over the world. Dr. Chau Phan is currently the adjunct professor from University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and a published author of the book titled, “Age Gracefully: Make the Right Decisions for Your Skin.” She is a dynamic speaker who was featured at various podcasts, radio interviews, and business summit featuring Vishen from MindValley.
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Chau’s aim is to innovate the practice of pharmacy, which is why she started Humaniti Beauty. She hopes to collaborate with other healthcare professionals for the best, most cost-effective, comprehensive care, thereby advancing the profession of pharmacy to another level.
Chau’s Journey into Cosmetics
Chau is, and always has been, very low maintenance with regards to her own skincare regimen. However, when she turned 30 years old, she wanted to start preventing wrinkles, but was overwhelmed by all of the products on the market and the messages in the media. At the cusp of ordering a supermodel-sponsored anti-aging product, Chau stopped and realized, “I’m a researcher. I’m a pharmacist. I can research the best ingredients for my own skin.”
However, as anyone who has shopped for skincare products may realize, finding products that contain all of the ingredients you want is difficult. To circumvent this problem, Chau decided to put her pharmacist and research skills to work and put all the ingredients she wanted in one bottle.
Chau’s Journey into Dermatology
Three months after Chau’s son was born, he developed severe eczema. As a mother, Chau agonized over her son’s pain and took many measures to attempt to soothe his condition. She made sure he wore mittens so his scratching wouldn’t further irritate his condition, carefully choose toys that would not puncture his skin, gave him nightly oatmeal baths, and examined the ingredients of every product her son used. While these measures may seem drastic to some, for those living with eczema or know someone with eczema, this is a daily reality.
Chau’s struggles with managing her son’s condition inspired her to research and compound eczema treatments. Her ultimate goal is to cure her son’s eczema.
Chau’s desire to share her abilities and knowledge of cosmetics and dermatologic treatments with others inspired her to start Humaniti Beauty.