This week we chat to Anna Lahey, founder of Vida Glow. Anna created the range of ingestible beauty supplements, wellness products and skincare that synergistically benefit and enhance beauty, mind, body and overall well-being.
What inspired you to start your business?
Vida Glow is, quite simply, my passion. Everything from the brand’s beginnings, its philosophy and scientific innovation reflect my personal drive for helping people discover real results.
My own introduction to ingestible beauty was completely transformative. After suffering from hair loss and trying every supplement available, I only achieved tangible, long-lasting results from marine collagen. I knew I had to share the benefits of marine collagen.
I’d buy marine collagen and gift it to family, friends, and anyone I knew who was struggling with a skin or hair concern. Like me, they saw incredible results. At this time, I couldn’t get marine collagen readily in Australia. So, I saw an opportunity for a business venture.
What have been your greatest challenges?
When you’re doing something for the first time, there are always going to be challenges. We started Vida Glow when collagen wasn’t the beauty buzzword it is today. Early on I spent months reading everything I could about marine collagen; how it works in the body and the science behind it. At that time, marine collagen was so new, there wasn’t a lot of information available.
At Vida Glow, we’ve continued to adopt this first-mover approach to everything we do and we willingly accept the challenges. We always say to our team: “don’t be afraid to be the first, welcome the challenges”.
What have been your greatest rewards?
Watching Vida Glow grow from an idea, to a product, and now to the number one marine collagen brand globally.
Another great reward is sharing the journey with our incredible team of dedicated, passionate people who support us and our brand vision.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Relax, stay on course, and it will be ok.
What advice would you give young, female entrepreneurs?
Whatever you do, be innovative and authentic. It’s too late to be following a trend.
What’s your vision for the future of your business?
We have a very ambitious goal to become the world leaders in ingestible beauty. I feel passionately that with our upcoming innovations and our commitment to efficacy and real, tangible results we will get there.
Vida Glow Marine Collagen
Designed to help you live brilliantly, marine collagen supplements are a powerhouse for healthy skin, hair and nails. Vida Glow marine collagen powder is made with activated collagen peptides to stimulate natural collagen production. It's beauty at its most potent.
Integrated into your daily routine, Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen is clinically proven to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness and enhance skin elasticity. So you can shine at every age.