Founder / Registered Acupuncturist
At the age of 22, Amanda decided she wanted more from her career. With a degree in psychology and a wealth of experience in social care, Amanda set out to explore the world. Formative years spent abroad in places such as Korea led Amanda to the discovery of the powers of eastern medicine. Upon her return to Canada, Amanda spent several years at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver.
While completing her Acupuncture studies, Amanda traveled to California to learn Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture under the guidance of Martha Lucas. After seeing firsthand how effective Cosmetic Acupuncture was in decreasing and preventing aging of the skin, Amanda was inspired.
Amanda’s passion and knowledge led her to create the Award Winning SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic. SKN is the only clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical esthetics and skin nutrition. This unique concept allows the SKN team to improve the look and health of both the skin and the internal health of each client, so results are holistic and long term.
Amanda and her team are continuously researching and pushing the boundaries of modern skincare. Through SKN, she offers clients innovative and non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, all in an effort to repair, restore and replenish the skin and body. Amanda’s mission is to provide great skincare and services while both educating and inspiring others.
In 2011 Amanda launched her first product, called The SKN Spin – a dermal roller system. The SKN Spin Dermal Roller was handed out at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
In 2013 Amanda successfully formulated and launched her first skin care line called Skin Addix, a natural cosmeceutical line.
In 2016 Amanda was inspired to merge her passion for skincare with her deep love of soul nourishment. After 16 long months she launched her new heartfelt vision to the world; www.ForgetBeauty.com
Forget Beauty was created from Amanda’s decade as a holistic skin-care expert and her deep understanding of the vulnerability underneath the human quest for beauty. The result is a community that celebrates self-love in all its forms.
Amanda and her clinic have been featured in Monte Cristo Magazine, Nuvo Magazine, Vista Magazine, The Coveteur, Health Line, and numerous blogs.
“I had a vision to create a place that was different from all the other spas and clinics. My goal was to build a peaceful, calm oasis filled with heart – where each and every client felt valued and taken care of. SKN would be a place where clients came to relax, laugh, cry and have fun; all while achieving healthy, vibrant skin and a balanced state of being. I could not achieve this goal without a wonderful team that is not only extremely knowledgeable but truly passionate about helping people achieve healthy, beautiful skin.”