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The Founders

The Founders

Tao of Man grew out of the realization that professional skin care is missing the mark when it comes to men. As a man, I know that we are prone to particular skin issues that are man-specific: think razor burn,ingrown hairs, and collar rub. But most men’s skincare products either overstate the benefits or take too much precious time to use.

My professional career has gravitated around skin care and natural health products, and I have seen the amazing power of particular herbal ingredients in helping to balance and calm skin conditions, a number of which are specific to men. When we developed Daily Skin Defense for Tao of Man, we did so with an understanding that men will use a good product if it is easy use, saves them time, and provides noticeable benefits to their skin.

I am proud of this product because I have seen the benefits it has provided me personally and for scores of other guys out there. I invite you to see the difference for yourself.

Craig Nandoo

For as long as I can remember, I knew that I wanted to help others. You could even say that I was born that way. For centuries, the doctors in my family line have dedicated their lives to developing and protecting our family’s herbal formulas, so that they could help people improve their overall conditions and achieve a lasting state of health and longevity. Since childhood, I have had a strong resonance with Traditional Oriental Medicine. I have had the privilege of studying extensively under preeminent herbologists in East Asia, which includes being able to draw on the wisdom and knowledge of my family mentors.

Although I was raised in Southern California, East Asian tradition was a large part of my life. Coming from a multi-ethnic family I have always understood the significance of integrating the wisdom and knowledge of the East and the West, which is the foundation of our formulas. It is my greatest wish to share these highly respected methods of health and vitality so that we are all able to preserve the tradition and wisdom of the most revered doctors of East Asia who kept them thriving.

Jenelle Kim

Jenelle Kim, MSTOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, Formulator & Founder of Tao of Man

Ms. Kim’s formulations are rooted in the teachings of her great grandfather, Dr. Jin Bo Kim. Dr. Kim presided over the renowned Bohan (or Bong Ha) Clinics throughout Korea and East Asia. Dr. Kim was an avid teacher and adherent to the great doctor, Heo Jun (1539-1615) who compiled the Dongui Bogam, a 25-volume medical encyclopedia that was completed in 1613, with its basic theories based on the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (Huangdi Neijing).

After receiving her Master’s of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) and becoming Nationally Board Certified in Herbology, Oriental Medicine, and Acupuncture, Jenelle Kim furthered her studies abroad training with some of the most respected doctors and herbologists of East Asia.

Ms. Kim is devoted to integrating the medical wisdom and expertise of East Asia with the advancements of modern medicine in order to touch and positively affect the lives and well-being of as many people as possible. Specifically, Ms. Kim is responsible for carrying out key aspects of operations and preserving the wisdom and visions of her family’s medical practice. Like other well-respected practitioners of medicine, she is deeply dedicated to supporting medical research and to caring for the human mind, body, and spirit.