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Founder of Saaf Skincare

Dr Mah Hussain-Gambles

I founded a Halal organic skincare and cosmetics range.

Dr Mah Hussain-Gambles is an entrepreneurial chemist who has applied her knowledge of chemistry to create Halal skincare products and launch a business, Saaf Skincare. With a background in pharmaceuticals and product development, Mah was equipped with the right skills to found a successful company that has gone on to win several awards. You can find out more about her at 175 Faces of Chemistry, which celebrates the diversity of individuals within our community.

“I founded and directed Saaf Pure Skincare, the world's first known organic and Halal certified skincare range.”

How did I get started?

I studied pharmacology at Sunderland University. After that I went to the University of Leeds for a Masters in health service research and then a PhD in clinical trials.

Career progression

Once I had started my cottage industry making skin products, my entrepreneurial career really began. My products were popular and so I set up Saaf Skincare. I've now taken on a role as a Project Manager back in the pharmaceutical industry.