Dr. Chau Phan
Dr. Chau Phan earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and her Master’s of Science in Pharmacology and 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 Pharmacists Association, a Bay Area chapter of the California Pharmacists Association. She is the founder of a non-profit organization called VN CARES, which helps thousands of underserved people with free health screenings. She has her own pharmacy talk show called “Pharmacy in Our Lives”, which reaches millions of Vietnamese all over the world. Dr. Phan is an adjunct professor at the 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 has been featured in various podcasts, radio interviews, and at a business summit featuring Vishen from MindValley.
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Chau’s aim is to use innovation to transform the practice of pharmacy, which is why she started Humaniti Beauty. She hopes to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide the best, most cost-effective, comprehensive care, thereby advancing the profession of pharmacy to a new level that supports the total health of humans.
Chau’s Journey into Cosmetics
Chau is, and always has been, very low maintenance with respect to her own skincare regimen. However, when she turned 30 years old, she became interested in preventing wrinkles. She was overwhelmed by all 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. She carefully chose 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 who 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.
Chau's Philosophy of Skincare
Chau's background in science-based healthcare solutions, her personal experience with the effects of aging on the skin, and her efforts to eradicate her son's eczema have taught her that beautiful skin is the result of healthy living. She believes that, if we focus first on being healthy about what we put on and in our body and how we treat our body, our skin will reflect a healthy beauty. This is why she has named her skin-care company, Humaniti Beauty.