Get to Know the Founder of My FAVE Moisturizer: Chuda!

Hi guys! You've heard me raving about my Chuda healing hydrating cream on Insta, Facebook, Twitter…all of the places. Seriously, it's magical.

I had the opportunity to meet the founder of Chuda, Dr. Elena Ocher, in NYC and talk to her a bit. Here's a little interview we did together!

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JAMIE: I’m a huge Chuda fan. I was wondering how long you've been working in skincare? You clearly know what you'e doing! 

DR. OCHER: My specialty is in pain management and anesthesiology.When I served in the Navy in Russia, as a neurosurgeon and part of a team of first responders, I learned of the special healing compound that we have incorporated into Chuda. We named this healing compound  “Remedea”. It has extraordinary healing and antiseptic properties and because I used it extensively on traumatic wounds and burns, I was very familiar with its miraculous effects. 

JAMIE: What was the motivating factor behind creating the healing hydrating cream? It's my absolute favorite, I use it on myself and all of my clients. 

DR. OCHER: I wanted to combine the Remedea Compound, proven over centuries to heal and protect the skin, with the latest in modern science and medicine to create a cream that would truly be a miraculous combination of all the ingredients required to heal, hydrate, soothe, protect, and restore skin to its healthiest state. By the way, Chuda means “miracle” in Russian.

JAMIE: Can you tell us a little about the secret ingredients that go into making Chuda products? 

DR. OCHER: The Remedea Compound, a family secret since the 10th century is a combination of plants, minerals, propolis(from bees), all grown in the rich soil and combined with the special mineral rich waters of the Caucasus Mountains. We have combined this compound with the optimum formulas of vitamins, Essential Fatty Acids, botanicals, antioxidants and a special hyaluronic acid known as cross linked sodium hyaluronate which attracts and binds 5,000 times it weight in moisture to the skin. The combination of all these ingredients means that Chuda achieves and then maintains the optimal environment to give you  healthy, youthful, hydrated and radiant skin. 


JAMIE: I apply my healing hydrating cream under the eyes in the morning and at night. I'm curious, where else can it be applied? 

DR. OCHER: The healing hydrating cream can and should be used all over the face, neck and decollete. It is also great for any abrasions, burns or redness. Because it is so concentrated, a little goes a long way. Remember to take a small amount (a pea size is enough for the face as an example) and warm it between your fingers so that it melts a bit from the warmth of your skin and will go on smoothly and evenly. There is an immediate radiance that comes forth from using it just once! Was it you that called it the perfect makeup moisturizer? As you know that nourishing dome of moisture is a great canvas for true and lasting makeup application as well.The cream can be used morning and night.

JAMIE: How exactly does the healing hydrating cream act as an anti-aging treatment? 

DR. OCHER: The cream has the optimal combination of all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and super hydrators your skin needs, so its use will give you healthy, young looking skin. This means skin that is plump, elastic, even, radiant with an even tone. Because it is more hydrating than other moisturizers due to the cross linked sodium hyaluronate, it will minimize or even erase fine lines and wrinkles as it is binding thousands of times its weight in moisture to your skin.

JAMIE: Do you have plans to release more products along the same lines? I will definitely be trying them! 

DR. OCHER: Yes! Our next product is a daily moisturizer with an SPF 30 that is weightless, yet provides broad spectrum protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays. It will incorporate the Remedea Compound so it will also heal the skin.

Thanks for reading!! I hope you all have a great weekend. Don't forget to pick up some healing hydrating cream here & use code JG50 for $50 off!