Meet Our Team

Terri Vinson

Founder and Cosmetic Chemist

Terri founded Synergie Skin in 2005 after noticing a significant gap in the aesthetics market for highly active cosmeceutical products, free from potentially toxic ingredients. Terri holds a Bachelor of Science, a Diploma of Education in Biology & Senior Science and a post-graduate Diploma of Formulating Chemistry. She is the Managing Director at Synergie Skin and enjoys researching new ingredients and formulating in her Melbourne lab. Terri fills her weekends with diverse activities including nerding out by reading scientific journals, binge-watching Netflix (how good is Breaking Bad?!), oil painting and creating new healthy recipes!

Favourite product: Dermiotic – I’m obsessed with this cosmeceutical skin balancer! The pre-serum elixir restores the balance of good and bad bacteria on the skin, relieving and preventing the nasty signs of skin inflammation.

Learn more about Terri here

Pooneh Azady

General Manager

Pooneh is the General Manager of Synergie Skin and previously headed up our finance department. As our finest number cruncher, she has over a decade of experience and holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management. Pooneh is a real movie enthusiast, loves exploring new trendy restaurants and can’t get enough of her puppy. 

Favourite product: MediScrub – Having open pores on my face, I love how MediScrub removes the dead skin and blackheads but does not leave my skin dry.

Lauren Dalton

Customer Service

Being in customer service, Lauren is the director of first impressions! She’s a skincare and make-up enthusiast, with love for how the industry can positively influence the way people look and feel about themselves. Lauren comes to us with over a decade of experience in administration and customer service. Outside of work she enjoys catching up with friends and spending time with her fur babies. Be sure to send her a warm hello!

Favourite product: ReVeal – A potent AHA/BHA leave on exfoliant, nourishes and improves skins hydration texture and appearance. A great combination with your Pure-C crystals!

Natalie Jade

Customer Service

Natalie is part of our customer service team, she comes to us with over fifteen years of experience as both a qualified skin therapist and cosmetic nurse. Natalie prides herself on her attention to detail and has a strong passion for skin health. Natalie’s strength lies in her ability to prescribe skincare that really tailors to customer’s needs. She finds nothing more rewarding than receiving feedback from customers about their dramatic improvements in both their skin and self-confidence. When Natalie is not at work you will find her indulging in almond lattes and binge-watching crime series with her two Chihuahua’s.

Favourite product: Vitamin B – Having a reactive skin, I loved how quickly I noticed a change in my skin after using it. We have been inseparable ever since!

Sophie Ashworth

Global Education Manager

Sophie is our education guru at Synergie Skin. Not only is she an amazing educator, she is a qualified nurse, beauty therapist and dermal therapist. Sophie frequently lectures at cosmetic conferences with Terri and enjoys training in workshops across the globe. Having managed several beauty, laser and cosmetic medical practices, Sophie is an accomplished industry professional and skin expert. She is also a mother, plays acoustic guitar and enjoys getting back into nature to recharge.

Favourite product: Ultimate A – I have always had trouble with using Vitamin A serums in the past. My skin just didn’t like the irritation it caused. This is the first Vitamin A product I have been able to use daily whilst receiving all the amazing skin benefits!

Hollie Deckert

National Sales Manager

Hollie comes to us with over fifteen years’ industry experience as a qualified skin therapist. With a huge passion for skincare, Hollie’s strength lies in developing effective sales and marketing strategies. In her spare time, Hollie enjoys spending time with her family, loves to cook and is a fashion enthusiast.

Favourite product: SuperSerum+ This is my miracle product! Dramatically relaxing the frown line I was starting to form between my brows, I swear by this serum!

Jess Ford

Business Development Manager (VIC, TAS, SA, WA)

Jess has over fifteen years’ worth of industry experience, five of which she spent managing a medispa in WA. She has also owned her own beauty clinic! Jess loves to travel and has even worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean. She is passionate about training, educating and building businesses in her territories. On the weekend, you will find Jess down by the beach surfing, exercising or spending time with family and friends.

Favourite product: HyDrolock – This beautiful rich cream helps to keep my skin more youthful, hydrated and plump throughout the day/night and combats any dryness that occurs. Also, my Synergie Minerals sits really nice over this moisturiser.

Nikki Vezza

Business Development Manager NSW

Nikki resides in Sydney and takes care of our clients in the New South Wales region. With over 20 years of industry experience, Nikki has a passion for the skincare industry and a love of learning. She is a fully qualified beauty therapist with many years working closely with skin and cosmetic clinics. At home in Sydney, she enjoys spending time with her family, holidays and long walks with her husband and rescue dog.

Favourite product: HydroGel – Amazing matte moisturiser that decreases pore size and maintains my oil flow – love it!

Georgia Edwards

Business Development Manager QLD

Georgia has over 20 years industry experience, from owning her own beauty clinic to helping manage and developing businesses. Her passion has always been business development, thriving from supporting and fostering this growth. Georgia loves everything to do with the skin and believes that with todays advances, it’s truely an exciting time to be part of the industry. On weekends she enjoys hanging out having coffee with friends and family, and if she’s not chasing her little one around, she tries to find time to read a good book.

Favourite product: EnLighten – I’ve watched my pigmentation decrease!! I adore the results this beautiful serum has given me.

Amy Dove

PR and Events Coordinator

Amy is your best point of contact for PR & media enquiries. Having originally studied Arts and Psychology, Amy first joined our company for a new experience and has now found her feet as our PR and Events go-to gal. A natural born party host, she loves to connect with people and organise memorable events. Outside of work, she has a love for cooking, cats and costume parties.

Favourite product: ÜberZinc – As Terri likes to say ‘Zinc is your #1 anti-ageing product’!  I can’t live without it. Wearing sun protection everyday has never been easier! It also keeps my acneic skin at bay AND it’s soothing on any redness. HELLO skin health!

Chantelle Nguyen

Marketing Manager

As the head of the marketing department, Chantelle is known to be a skincare and makeup obsessive. After completing a Bachelor of Business (Marketing)/Visual Arts she naturally found herself fully immersed in the world of beauty. Chantelle prides herself on developing creative marketing strategies and collaborative media campaigns. She loves travelling, visiting art galleries and has new-found love for calligraphy.

Favourite product: DermaCalm – I love the texture of it, super lightweight and amazing for relieving redness or irritation.

Zoe Kontogiannis

Operations Manager

Zoe oversees the production facility, procurement, logistics and operations at head office. With over twenty years’ experience in industries including fashion, graphics and construction, Zoe brings an array of managerial skills to the business. Having started with Terri from the beginning, Zoe has seen Synergie grow from strength to strength since 2005. She is also a mother, film enthusiast, and appreciates design in all forms including fashion and architecture.

Favourite product: ReClaim – Love the non-creasing, light, yet very moisturising feel of this product. Perfect for every day as a base to your makeup and even better as a night application.

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