Janna Mandell is a San Francisco Bay Area-based journalist covering the innovations and evils of the beauty and wellness industries. In addition to debunking myths and calling out fear-mongering, Ms. Mandell writes in-depth science-backed stories on skin conditions and how to treat them.
She has been called a trend-spotter by industry peers for her early coverage of trends like the Korean beauty craze and the natural beauty boom — years before hitting the mainstream. In her reporting, she has interviewed a spectrum of experts from top dermatologists, toxicologists and cosmetic chemists to financial analysts and CEOs. Previously, she was an executive on Wall Street running strategy, business development and sales for Tradeweb, an electronic trading firm's retail arm.