Marie-Veronique Nadeau, a chemist, founded Marie Veronique in 2002. An inventor at heart who suffered from teenage acne, she was moved to create her own products after searching the market for something clean and effective to address her rosacea.

From there, Nadeau developed a line for acne, was one of the first to formulate a non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen, and continues to lead the way towards safe yet effective skincare—determined to move an industry ensconced in hype into the realm of science.

Nadeau holds degrees in Math and Science, trained as an esthetician, and taught high school chemistry. She now collaborates with her daughter, Jay Nadeau, a physicist and bio-medical engineer, to carefully choose each ingredient in her products to solve real skin issues and address the causes of aging at the source.