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The Grey and Ipsum Alii

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24 January 2024

Episode 633

27 minutes

We meet the founder of The Grey, a skincare range tailored specifically for men, with sleek packaging designed for easy travel. Plus: we head to Zürich to hear how the Swiss-based Japanese skincare brand Ipsum Alii fuses ancestral healing herbs with modern science.

24 January 2024

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Chapter 1

The Grey

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Dutch founder Gregor Jaspers talks about the moment that he noticed a gap in the market for a men’s skincare line with packaging that matched his jet-set travel schedule. Frustrated by being overlooked, he launched The Grey, a high-performance men’s skincare range with simplicity and convenience for a straightforward routine.

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Ipsum Alii

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We’re in Switzerland to meet the co-founder of a Zürich-based skincare brand that’s made in Japan. Nora Kato discusses the development of the product line, which fuses traditional ‘kampo’ herbs with modern science, the brand’s success in the French market and plans to expand its product range.

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