The women behind the vision.
From the moment we started PS Cosmeceutical in 2012, our focus has been on you.
From that day forward, we have been dedicated to provide innovative nail products of the highest quality through the science of beauty and to establish a reputation as a trusted brand with our customers and the cosmetic industry.
PS Polish is a patent approved formulation
The Podiatrist and The Pharmaceutical Expert
Pardis A. Kelly, D.P.M., Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder PS Cosmeceutical
Dr. Kelly is a podiatrist who has been practicing in San Carlos, California, since 1999. In 2007, she established Peace of Mind Pedicure and More. The this full service medical nail salon is located within and complements Dr. Kelly’s podiatric practice, San Carlos Podiatry.
She has personally treated more than 1,000 patients for various nail issues. Through this experience she has become a recognized leader in the field of podiatry and fungal infections.
Dr. Kelly is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Council for Nail Disorders and serves on the advisory board for the International Pedicure Association.
Stefanie Grotkin, President & Co-Founder PS Cosmeceutical
Ms. Grotkin has over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry; within which she has been responsible for overseeing and managing product development through commercialization as they relate to chemistry, manufacturing and controls.
Today, she manages and coordinates commercial Quality Assurance activities ensuring compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and Good Manufacturing Practice.
As a recognized authority in the field, she performs domestic and international audits and inspections to ensure compliance with the Federal Drug Administration and other worldwide health authority regulations, guidelines and industry standards.
Ms. Grotkin earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from San Francisco State University.
The History of PS Cosmeceutical
Founded in 2012 by Dr. Pardis Kelly and Stefanie Grotkin, PS Cosmeceutical’s mission was and continues to be to create specialized nail products which contain effective and healthy ingredients.
Today, PS Cosmeceutical develops cosmetic products with a science-based approach that merges sophisticated intelligence from the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
How the Vision Came to Life
Dr. Kelly, with San Carlos Podiatry, noticed a significant number of patients with nail related injuries and infections due to common practices by traditional nail salons. In 2004, she decided to open her own nail salon, Peace of Mind Pedicure and more (POMP) , a completely sterile salon and pioneering alternative to the traditional nail salons.
Dr. Kelly is actively involved with both businesses referring patients to POMP and tracking progress. This unexpectedly turned out to be a very fertile “petri-dish” from which Dr. Kelly formulated the idea to develop a nail polish that contained a natural, non-toxic antimicrobial.
Ms. Grotkin’s respect and understanding of the intricacies that come with meeting FDA standards comes from years of her experience as a leader in the pharmaceutical industry. She fully understands the need to apply more stringent standards in the development and manufacturing of cosmetic products and envisioned a ‘self-regulating’ process to ensure quality results.
Over time, Dr. Kelly and Ms. Grotkin discussed the possibilities of developing safe and effective products while they addressed an evolving self-regulated approach. Uncertain if this could be achieved, they agreed to an initial partnership in 2010 only to discover this relationship was a match made in heaven and officially formed the company in 2012.
The end result: perfection in a bottle.