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Hidden Gems: Meet Jacqueline Journey of Jaq Journey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqueline Journey.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I got my first job in television hosting music series and interviewing celebrities when I was a teenager. I loved the excitement and being part of a collaborative team. I was immediately drawn to producing as well. I have been blessed to be able to work in front of and behind the camera throughout my career. I never would have guessed back then that I would be launching my own botanically based, performance-driven skincare.

One of the biggest gifts has been meeting and working with some of the most extraordinary people in the world; Grammy winners, Oscar winners, icons, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and celebrities. I have learned so much from so many that have manifested great success in all different areas of their lives. I even wrote a book, “The Diva’s in the Details” the Celebrity & CEO Inspired Guide to Confidence, Courage & Style, based on these first-hand experiences that helped shape my future and motivate me to start my own business.

After helping to build three different entertainment-based networks (the most recent was a partnership with Time Warner where I was Vice President & Executive Producer) I took that leap of faith and started my own company here in South Florida. It is always a little intimidating to go out on your own, but without the risk of failure, there is no chance for success. It most definitely has not been easy, but I am so glad I did. This year I am thrilled to be launching my JAQ JOURNEY botanically based skincare! The first of my Palm Beach Skin Elixirs to be released is Youth Potion N°9. It is a Transformational Essence + Serum that is unlike anything I’ve ever seen on the market and most importantly it gets results!

I also currently host and produce a luxury lifestyle series, “Passport to the Palm Beaches,” which airs nationally on Discovery’s Destination America channel and then is available on demand on It has been truly incredible! I get to do everything from trying on multi-million dollar jewels to playing with full-grown cheetahs! I am thrilled to be in pre-production for season 3!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
There are always struggles, some more challenging than others. The one that has had the most impact and was by far the most heart-wrenching was when my husband was diagnosed with stage four head & neck cancer. It turned our lives completely upside down. Daily radiation, chemo, it was a nightmare. With his sheer determination, some amazing doctors, family, friends and faith, he made it through. We were so grateful. Then, just when things started to get back to normal, I was diagnosed with cancer. We were completely devastated. Thank God I caught mine really early, but as a result of this scary diagnosis and all we’d been through with my husband, I started questioning everything I put in and on my body.

I was horrified to find out my prescription rosacea cream had the potential to cause cancer with repeated use! This was something I was applying to my face every single day, sometimes twice a day! As prescribed! If my doctor would prescribe this to me after a cancer diagnosis, I started wondering what was in my over-the-counter skincare!?!

Working on television and in film, I’ve always been really choosy about what I put on my skin. I had to be. I spent thousands and thousands of dollars on the best skincare money could buy.

I started researching all of the ingredients. Unbelievably, I found most of these luxury, spare no expense, skincare products had a dirty little secret…a bunch of ingredients I didn’t want anywhere near my skin. I had trusted these brands (along with my dermatologist) and I felt completely betrayed. I set out to find a clean skincare brand that included all the luxury ingredients I knew were truly effective without any of the sketchy one’s I wasn’t going to tolerate anymore. I just couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for.

I knew then what I had to do. I started taking some courses in skincare formulation and creating my own high-performance, clean, botanically based, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, colorant-free, synthetic fragrance-free skincare that’s driven by real results. I know it works because I use it. And my results aren’t skewed by botox, fillers and face-lifts. I’m 51 and I’ve never, not once, had any of those things. When I first set out to start my own line a few years ago, I made a decision not to use any of the needles and knives on my face so I could truly see the unbiased, authentic results of the products I was creating. I see these other skincare lines and the people who promote them and I have no idea how much the product is doing and how much is a result of the botox, fillers and lifts they’re getting. That’s why I’ve had none of it. Not one injection. I just know how to treat my skin and now I want to share my clean skincare with everyone who wants fantastic, more youthful looking skin.

We’ve been impressed with Jaq Journey, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
JAQ JOURNEY is launching our first skincare product, a combination Essence + Serum, Youth Potion N°9, in January 2022. This Palm Beach Skin Elixir helps fight the signs of aging & smooths the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. It also promotes collagen production, the appearance of firmness, elasticity & tone and protects skin from the effects of environmental stressors. It nourishes and replenishes hydration, giving skin a weightless, silky, smooth feel revealing luminous, glowing skin. It has an intoxicating subtle scent. Key ingredients include Advanced Hyaluronic Acids (Hydrolized, Low and High Molecular Weight,) Plant Collagen Extracts, Blue Seakale Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Plant Antioxidants, Argan & Jojoba Oils, Botanical Extracts including Apple, Melon, Raspberry, Cucumber & Green Tea. Sign up at for some great launch giveaways and more!

What sets us apart is we truly embrace the best of science and nature to combat the specific skin issues that plague the over 40 like me. Our skin elixirs are botanically based and clean while still being scientifically boosted and performance-driven. It’s great to have clean skincare, but if it doesn’t get you real results…what’s the point. Our goal is to not only make amazing skincare but to create a community that supports, empowers and uplifts. will feature skincare and lifestyle blogs that tackle everything from boosting collagen production to boosting confidence. We will always strive to do better, be better. We are very eco-conscious as well, choosing to use high-quality glass bottles and gorgeous paper tubes for our packaging that are recyclable and up-cyclable.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I love the Calm App which features short, guided meditations. It really helps me start my day focused and with the right outlook. I also love gratitude journaling. It reminds me to always be grateful for what I have and keeps me concentrating on solutions instead of problems.


  • Youth Potion N°9 – $159

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Bob Lasky (headshot & standing shot in black dress)

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