About Us

About Us

The Skiny is Canada’s first and only lifestyle site focused on how to age amazingly by taking care of the largest organ you have: your skin! Based in downtown Toronto, we cover the latest innovations in the world of cosmetic enhancement, correction, and effective skin care.

Our Editors

JB Goodman, Co-Editor

JB comes from his own world. He is a global traveler that knows how to live life to the fullest. We think he’s tried just about everything…at least once. Except tweeting, so if you want his attention, you are better off emailing him at editors at the theskiny dot com

samCarlyn, Co-Editor

Carlyn lives and breathes skincare and is always on the hunt for the next best thing. A recent grad from McGill University, Carlyn has an eye for social media trends, is an Instagram junkie and is a complete social butterfly. She loves photography, skincare blogging, fashion and a good spicy margarita.


Kelsey McGillis, Guest Writer

Kelsey studies at the University of Toronto, pursuing a degree in English and Communications. An avid blog reader, writer and instagram addict, she lives online. When she’s not investigating the latest skincare trends, you can find her on the hunt for the best spicy tuna sushi in the city. ”


Helen Vong, Guest Writer

Helen comes from the print world. She spent five years as an editor at a popular women’s fitness magazine, and as a freelance beauty writer. Before that, she managed a salon and spa for a pretty decade. Fittingly, her motto in life is “Work hard, play hard but see a good dermatologist so you don’t age prematurely!”


Kai Zanderman, Technical and Graphics Guy

Kai likes to design and develop with an eye for typography, symmetry with some technical acumen on the side.  When he is not at the beck and call of his team to do this or that, he can be found attempting to draw the perfect circle.

Our Experts

Dr. Lisa Kellett, Consulting Dermatologist

A graduate of University of Toronto’s medical school with training in internal medicine and a specialization in dermatology, Dr. Lisa Kellett went on to study cutaneous laser surgery at Harvard and later founded DLK on Avenue, her bustling private clinic in downtown Toronto. Follow Kellett Skincare on Twitter @kellettskincare

Diana Phillips, Cosmetic Nurse

With 25 years in the biz, the registered nurse at DLK on Avenue knows a thing or two about using injectables and lasers correctly. From fixing duck lips to eradicating wrinkles or acne scars, no skin woe is too big for her. Diana is known for her less is more approach to cosmetic enhancement – looking naturally refreshed using only proven technology is what makes her Dr. Kellett’s right-hand woman.

Louise Hidinger, Cosmetic Chemist 

Feel like you need a chemistry degree to read skincare labels? Armed with a Ph.D. in biological chemistry and a post-graduate certificate in cosmetic science, science writer Louise is here to help! Louise worked at two major law firms as a patent agent, specializing in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical patents. Her blog Ingredients of Style is her passion project, marrying her love for science and fashion.

Giselle DiSanto Curcio, Medical Aesthetician

A medical aesthetician with over 12 years in the industry, Giselle brings forth a wealth of dermal expertise. A former Clinique sales associate and then an assistant to a plastic surgeon, she is now a skincare educator at L’Oreal. This new mom and self-proclaimed skincare junkie lives in Brooklin, Ontario.

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”  – Coco Chanel