Candice Gardner


Candice Gardner has a specialist interest in connecting skin science and product technology with the practicalities of professional skin care. With 25 years’ industry experience, she is quoted frequently in the British and Irish consumer press, and writes regularly for beauty trade press. A dynamic speaker with an enthusiasm for teaching, Candice is requested to present at seminars, exhibitions and congresses around the world on all aspects of the professional skincare industry.

As Education Manager - Content for Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Candice is currently responsible for development of educational content and management of the extensive postgraduate curriculum in the region.

Working with and consulting for vocational awarding bodies, professional organisations, along with state and private sector colleges, Candice is passionate about raising industry standards, and sharing best practices.

Candice also acts as UK lead on the Dermalogica Global Education Task force that develops educational content, product and service protocols, along with structured workshops and presentations for global brand training.

Candice trained in South Africa at the Jill Farquharson International College of Beauty Therapy, qualifying with diplomas from the South African Association of Health and Skincare Professionals (SAAHSP), CIBTAC and CIDESCO. As a skin and body therapist, aromatherapist and electrologist, she joined Jennifer Eales’ Skincare & Body Therapy Clinic, one of South Africa’s premier Day Spas. Strong retail focus and a high profile clientele meant soft skills were as important as exceptional services.

Always enhancing her proficiencies, Candice’s commitment to professional development formed the foundation for a career in education and training.

At the beginning of 1998 Candice decided to travel and further her career. Moving to London she worked as a skin and massage therapist to gain insights into the British market before joining the Education Team at The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica.