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About Us

J’enessence was born from a desire to launch a woman owned business focused on an all-natural product line to protect and treat the body in the best way possible. It was also born from my very challenging life story that inspired me to show others who might be in my position that even the toughest obstacles can be surmounted and turned into purposeful and meaningful life work. I’m often asked about my journey so here it is very briefly.
I was born as an American citizen in 1986 and raised in Taiwan. There I faced terrible poverty against the backdrop of a country that was in constant turmoil and made life feel additionally precarious. My hardest struggles though were caused by mental, emotional and physical abuse that I endured from my family & life experiences. I had no one to turn to so it was then that I started to learn to try to fend for myself.
When I was 13, I thought things would turn around when our family immigrated back to the US to New York City. In fact things spiraled even more. We became homeless and lived in NYC shelters. In spite of this, I managed to stay in school and had a few people who really cared about me-including my math teacher Mr. Reich who pushed me to apply for college scholarships. My big break came when I was awarded a Seinfeld scholarship through Jerry Seinfeld and his family’s generosity and received 4 years of tuition support leading me to get a B.A. in Finance from Baruch college. Other support systems have included Dress for Success which have kept me focused on staying motivated and pursuing my dreams.
I’m beyond thrilled that J’enessence has been so well received to date and I’m looking forward to introducing it to more and more people. I am gratified to have created something that works so well! And also excited, and hopeful, to have the chance to give back to others both in my community and beyond one day. (Please see the Rewards sections to learn more about discounts and giving back). Thank you for reading my story and for your interest in J’enessence. I’d love to hear your story too, so please feel free to contact me.
Love,
Jennifer

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