Dr. Zion Ko Lamm
Zion Ko Lamm, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine specialist and social media skinfluencer, who has been featured in Vogue, Allure and Shape. She entered social as an outlet to the stressors and uncertainties of working in outpatient COVID clinics. Dr. Ko Lamm started sharing videos on Instagram and TikTok about all things skincare—from debunking trends to honest product reviews. An immigrant from South Korea, she also features frequent cameos of her Korean mom, who is living proof that sunscreen, facial massages and a good skincare routine work.
Financial wellbeing is one of the wellness world’s biggest 2021 trends, so who better than Sophia Amoruso—an award-winning serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, educator, podcast host and mom to three poodles—to be our latest guest editor for June, as the economy and its purported recovery makes headlines everywhere. Today, with Business Class, it’s her mission to give you the tools and resources you need to level-up your business and your life, no matter what stage you’re in.
Michelle Wong is a science educator and cosmetic chemist with a PhD in chemistry. She’s been explaining the science behind beauty products and debunking myths/false claims in the industry for a general audience since 2011. You can find her work on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and her blog labmuffin.com, which receives 2.1 million unique users per year.
Lalese Stamps is a ceramicist and founder of Lolly Lolly Ceramics. Beloved for handmade work that feels intimate, authentic and inviting, she’s garnered a cult following on social media, and her “functional yet display-worthy” art has been featured in British Vogue, Architectural Digest and The New York Times. As a brand whose founder, Dr. Howard Murad, swears by the healing, self-care power of art, we couldn’t think of a better guest editor for Well Connected.
October is Global Diversity Awareness Month, which is why we chose entrepreneur, author and body acceptance advocate Katie Sturino as guest editor. Using her fun, unapologetic voice and style on social media to raise awareness for size inclusivity and to empower women of all sizes, Katie’s viral content has attracted global attention with her work appearing in Elle, W, Marie Claire and more. As a first-time author (she recently released Body Talk,) Katie is all about getting people to feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin.
Kodo Nishimura is a Japanese Buddhist monk, makeup artist, LGBTQ activist, model and author. He rose to fame following his appearance on “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan.” After being selected by TIME magazine as a Next Generation Leader, Kodo spoke about his LGBTQ activism at the United Nations Population Fund, Yale University, and Stanford University and was featured on CNN and the BBC. His mission is to empower all people sharing Buddhist wisdom with a touch of makeup.
Heather Widdows is an ethics professor and pro-vice chancellor at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. Her most recent book, “Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal,” was described by Vogue as “groundbreaking” and listed by The Atlantic as one of the best books of 2018. She is also the author of several other books, including “The Connected Self: The Ethics and Governance of the Genetic Individual,” and has co-edited “The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics.” Heather co-runs the Beauty Demands Network and Blog and the #everydaylookism project.
Esther Olu is an R&D formulation scientist, licensed esthetician, and science communicator who is a passionate advocate for dispelling misinformation within the beauty industry. She has helped bring creative cosmetic innovations from the lab to the shelves of retailers you know and love. Her expertise has been featured in many publications, such as Vogue Business, Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and more to educate and continually make a difference in the lives and skin health of many.
Dr. Daniel Sugai
Dr. Daniel Sugai was born and raised in Hawaii. He received his M.D. from the University of Hawaii and was President of his school’s AOA Honor Society. He completed his dermatology training in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program. He now lives in Seattle, WA and practices medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. He has received multiple “Top Doctor” accolades including Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctor for multiple years.
Dr. Howard Murad
Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, is recognized as a visionary for his scientific innovations. A board-certified dermatologist and trained pharmacist, Dr. Murad has treated more than 50,000 patients. He founded Murad Skincare with the commitment to develop clinically proven, cruelty-free products that meet the meticulous standards for safety, efficacy and care you’d expect from a doctor. Plus, they’re supported by Dr. Murad’s extensive research that doesn’t just consider a skin symptom or concern, but rather overall wellness for truly optimal, total skin health.
Dr. Deepika Chopra
Deepika Chopra, known as the Optimism Doctor®, specializes in bridging holistic practices and evidence-based science to cultivate self-mastery tools to help develop a sense of lasting happiness, resiliency, optimism and success. She practices from a unique perspective with the ability to speak to the popular wellness trends of today, while providing real evidence-based science and experience. Dr. Chopra holds a doctorate in clinical health psychology, and her work has been featured in Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Goop, Variety, E!, NBC and more.
Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh
Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is a fertility specialist residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Practicing for over 15 years, she has a specialization in egg freezing and IVF and has vast experience in helping people over 35 realize their dreams of growing their family. Her focus is on finding the sweet spot of where science and patient care meet, and empowering people to better understand their fertility. She is also the host of the popular podcast, The Egg Whisperer Show.
The past year-plus has likely made all of us consider what actually matters in life—aka our “purpose.” That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Candace Reels, founder of Female Collective (a 1 million-strong community that empowers the feminine spirit), as our guest editor for March 2021, in honor of Women’s History Month. An expert in self-love and an intersectional feminist, Candace spills on finding purpose, physical health and more.
Carla Lalli Music
With March as National Nutrition Month, we partnered with James Beard Award-winning chef Carla Lalli Music as guest editor—especially because she has such a unique take on what “eating well” means. (Hint: She doesn’t think fat is bad for you.) She is the Brooklyn-based author of New York Times bestseller, “That Sounds So Good,” and the former food director at Bon Appétit, who now hosts “Carla’s Cooking Show” on YouTube.
Alexander Zuriarrain, MD, FACS is a double board-certified plastic surgeon. He is an assistant professor for the Department of Surgery of Larkin Hospital, Lake Erie College of Medicine, and a faculty member at the FIU College of Medicine. Dr. Zuriarrain was awarded a full scholarship to North Carolina State University where he graduated Cum Laude as a Park Scholar. He obtained his medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine, where he treated patients fluently in both English and Spanish. Dr. Zuriarrain specializes in aesthetic procedures of the face and body including facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and breast reduction, abdominoplasty, Brazilian Butt Lift, and liposuction, among others. He is founder of Zuri Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL.
Born in Seoul and raised in Shanghai, two of biggest beauty capitals of the world, skincare and wellness were ingrained in Ava Lee from an early age. Needing a creative outlet from her job in finance, she launched the social media account @glowwithava to share her passion and knowledge of skincare and beauty with the world. From teaching her fans how to do at-home facial massage to sharing traditional Chinese tea recipes to achieve #jelloskin, Ava is a source of inspiration and education for those looking to start their own skincare journeys.