Cynthia Besteman

Cynthia Besteman is the founder of the award winning Violets Are Blue Skincare Company. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Cynthia came to New York City in 1989 to study and pursue a career in theater. She acted professionally for 12 years and her success brought her all the way to Broadway. She eventually transitioned into a real estate career where she became one of the top brokers at her firm. Cynthia's world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. With no family history of cancer and a vegetarian for 20+ years, she began to question whether what we put on our bodies can have a toxic effect. Cynthia began creating her own organic products to keep her skin healthy.  She then found herself creating products for other women in treatment, and this led to the launch of her treatment safe BeLoved Line, which she donates to women on their first day of chemotherapy at the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. These packages are supported by the sales of her Signature Line, a true women helping women story. Cynthia has been featured in Women's Day, Self, Health and Allure Magazines among others. She currently resides on the Upper West Side in New York City with her husband David.