About Scott-Vincent Borba  

Scott-Vincent Borba™ has earned a solid reputation as a forward thinker and creative visionary force throughout his  extensive, multi-faceted career in the health, beauty and beverage industries. With over two decades of experience, he has created an impressive track record of success by developing innovative concepts and brands that are recognized across many industries.


Since graduating with a B.S. degree from Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and a licensed celebrity esthetician with the aim of understanding skin on a deeper level and furthering his credentials in that category. He cites his move to Los Angeles a major career stepping-stone – there he achieved beauty-industry success in both the prestige and mass-market sectors. He helped expand the Hard Candy Cosmetics brand and worked in marketing for Sebastian (a Procter & Gamble company), Joico (a Shiseido company), Murad, and Johnson & Johnson/Neutrogena, where he launched the Neutrogena Men’s line.


In June 2004, Borba co-founded the budget skin care line e.l.f. (short for eyes, lips, face) Cosmetics with Joseph Shaman. He additionally worked with scientists, dermatologists and nutritionists to develop a line of skin care products which combined topical and edible ingredients. He began to market these later that year, including BORBA Skin Balance Water beverages, supplements, and topical treatments. These were distributed in about 300 department stores, including Nordstrom’s Cosmetics Department. Sephora, and Fred Segal. by 2006 the products were also sold in about 1000 health food stores, Walgreens drug stores, and through the QVC/Home Shopping Network.


In 2007, Borba published a interactive make-up instructional DVD and retail kit, Makeup for Dummies. That year Anheuser-Busch signed a deal with BORBA for marketing and distribution of BORBA Skin Balance Waters and the powdered form of the line, Aqua-Less Crystallines. He licensed the rights to his skin care technologies to Arbonne International.


Borba published his second book, Skintervention: The Personalized Solution for Healthier, Younger, and Flawless-Looking Skin, in January 2011. By this time he had become a celebrity esthetician, helping silver screen actors to improve the appearance of their skin for public appearances. His most widely-publicized work was a $7000 HD Diamond and Ruby facial he gave for the 2011 Golden Globes.


In 2013 he published a third book, Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous: Skin-Friendly Superfoods, Age-Reversing Recipes, and Fabulous Homemade Facials, in which he discussed the skin benefits of various ingredients and recipes.


TPG Cosmetics purchased a majority stake in e.l.f. in February 2014.


Fall 2017 marks the launch of his latest venture, his namesake lifestyle brand, Scott-Vincent Borba, for which he maintains a steadfast philosophy that beauty is best treated from the inside and out.  "What I particularly love about beauty," says Scott-Vincent, "Is that it sits right between science and fashion, and draws inspiration from both. You get the rigor and structure of one combined with the glamour and promise of the other. For me, that's one of the most intriguing and exciting thing in the world outside of my faith.”