About Cristina Carlino
Cristina Carlino is well known in the beauty world as being the founder of Biomedic (which she successfully sold to L’Oréal) and philosophy (which she sold a majority to The Carlyle Group and ultimately Coty for ~$1B). Less known to the public since exiting the two companies she founded, scaled and sold, Cristina has provided her capital, time, vision, knowledge and broad based/distinctive creative skillsets to both investment firms and companies directly through her venture Beauty.Incubator.Group (BIG). Such focus and effort working behind the scenes with both investment firms and companies has been equally significant to that of her time with her two companies; and incrementally fulfilling. Notable examples include being an early investor in Tatcha, which successfully sold in 2019 to Unilever for an estimated $500MM. In addition to investing, Cristina served as a strategic advisor to founder Vicky Tsai (who has publicly recognized Cristina’s contributions) on all facets of the business.
Cristina’s interest in being a strategic marketing mentor goes well beyond beauty; and into many other sectors including fashion, food and technology. Not only is Cristina an example of a successful businesswoman, she is also a generous philanthropist both personally and professionally. Cristina’s focus and leadership in philanthropy dates back to the early years at philosophy; where giving was one of the key defining principles as a company.
Cristina is published author and songwriter, with a passion for creative arts. Cristina is grateful that her current focus and outlet for her passion in music and arts has been to spend time in support of her musically gifted daughter, Grace.