Full Name
Lesley Thornton
Job Title
Holistic Esthetician & Founder
Speaker Bio

Lesley Thornton is a holistic esthetician and Founder of Klur, a purpose-driven, eco-inclusive, botanical skincare line. Before founding Klur, Ms. Thornton made her way across the beauty industry spectrum, beginning at Estée Lauder as a beauty trainer and then working as a freelance makeup artist specializing in editorial and advertising. From there, she was cast as an on-air beauty expert for the TLC network.
After a decade in the industry, Ms. Thornton realized there was little to no representation for people of color in the clean beauty space. In 2010, she obtained her esthetician’s license and started her own private practice. She soon became frustrated by not only the harmful but hard-working conventional beauty products, but also the lack of rigorous R&D and science to back up green beauty products. She realized that the real issue lay in the lack of consideration for science and data, prioritization of Eurocentric beauty, and the absence of education available to most consumers. So, Ms. Thornton quietly built Klur, from top to bottom, with no team or funding, relying on her own relentless desire to build responsible products that deliver consistent results through elegant and luxurious formulations.

Lesley Thornton