Karen Ballou

Founder and CEO, Immunocologie

Karen Ballou is the Founder and CEO of Immunocologie skincare and a partner at Lucas Brand Equity, an equity firm that acquires beauty brands. A beauty industry leader, entrepreneur, and master esthetician, Karen founded Immunocologie skincare after battling Hodgkin's lymphoma. Immunocologie skincare is an innovative and holistic skin health company that strengthens the skin's microbiome and immuno-skin protection system through mineral delivery science. Karen sources ingredients and new technologies for Immunocologie skincare from around the world and works to empower women by creating jobs within their communities. This allows her to create sustainable, distinct, and efficacious products.


As a founding partner at LB Equity, an investment firm building emerging brands in the wellness, beauty, and personal care space, Karen and LB Equity are committed to building 'brands with a mission. Karen also actively teaches relevant and current skincare science to both professional and consumer audiences.

2:30-3:00 PM Workshop

Sunday 18th, September

Gut Health The Intersection Between Health and Beauty

We will be discussing the work our gut has to do to stay healthy and how that will effect how we look and feel. In addition how our our immune system is effected by what we do to stay healthy and how we can boost our Immune system.