Founder & CEO, Zaman Skincare
Aneela Zaman, Founder/CEO, began her career as a makeup artist in 1997 working in film, television and print across North America. Her celebrity clientele consisted of TV personalities, models, and large brands in the fashion industry. “As an artist, in my early twenties, I believed the face was the canvas; I was all about putting color onto the face.” says Aneela when asked about her beginnings in the beauty field. “By my mid-forties I realized it was really all about maintaining radiant skin, as we age we lose that special glow and elasticity in our skin. I knew it was vital to feed the skin with nourishing ingredients to help hydrate it and in turn create flawless radiant skin, and that’s when I decided to reach out to my dad!”
Daily goal setting is necessary to achieve success. Creating and following a daily routine keeps me focused on the tasks that need to be accomplished. My most important goal of the day is to answer all correspondences. From responding to emails to returning phone calls and reviewing comments and concerns from my brand’s website, I always hold myself accountable for communicating in an efficient and timely manner. But, before any of this happens, I call my parents first to tell them that I love them. Dad is 83, mom is 74; they live in Toronto while I’m in Los Angeles.
Another day of life, what a blessing!! So grateful to be doing what I love and building an incredible skincare brand, Zaman Skincare.
Smile as often as I can and make direct eye contact with people when they are speaking to me. Too often, people are looking down at their cell phones while missing opportunities to connect with others. I love actively engaging with others, even if it’s while in a line at a local coffee shop.
I love to make others feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. We all have the power to make someone else feel special, make them laugh, to say something nice to them so they feel good about themselves. Positive energy is a must in my world.
Get up, move around and reach for the stars!
What I love the most about my city:
I cannot survive without sunshine and the ocean. I live in Marina Del Rey, CA so I walk down to the beach every morning. I also love all the healthy food choices here (it’s not hard being a vegetarian out here).
Favorite breakfast meal:
Avocado toast at Cafe Gratitude.
6:00 am – Waking up, getting into workout clothes, walking down to the beach or hitting the gym.
10:00 am – Getting into my car and driving to Beverly Hills.
12:00 pm – Favorite lunch spot
Mauro’s Cafe at Fred Segal on Melrose & Crescent Heights. Favorite meal: penne con porcini or the quinoa salad.
7:00 pm – It all depends on what day of the week it is. I’m either meeting friends for dinner or cooking a meal at home.
11:00 pm – Showered and in bed, my task list for the next day is dotted down. I may indulge in a little social media before shutting down.
The drink I need most to get me through my day?
Coffee in the morning. I enjoy a hot cup of water with a teaspoon of Fennel seeds and Kalonji (sister to Black Cumin) at the end of my day. This homemade tea is great for digestion.
Favorite App/Insta Account?
I love the Airbrush App. The Instagram account I love to follow is the good quote for positive infusion. For inspiration, Chanel baby! It’s clean, elegant and timeless.
What everyone should try once?
At least once in your life, you should take yourself out on a fancy date. I did this when I was doing the Artist Way journey. It was beyond self-empoweringl. I drove myself to Santa Barbara, had a yummy lunch at a cute restaurant, got a massage, took my myself out for dinner and really pampered myself. In today’s society, I think people find it challenging to do things on their own and to enjoy their own company. This was a great exercise on learning to be truly comfortable with yourself.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
I love getting lost in a bookstore! So many places and journeys to discover through books. I can literally go in there and spend hours!!