David Delport | Global Brand Ambassador at REN Clean Skincare

In episode seventy two of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts talks to REN Clean Skincare’s Global Brand Ambassador and Head of Education, David Delport.

David Delport’s 15 plus year career with REN really began upon contracting malaria following a year of charity work in Kenya. 

David had moved to London as an 18 year old, waltzing right into Harrods and asking for a job in beauty. From there he was headhunted by Trish McEvoy, and later industry icons Laura Mercier and NARS where his passion for beauty only grew- however, after some years in artistry and education, David felt burnt out and compelled to take a year’s leave from the industry or risk growing disillusioned by it. 

He spent that year in Kenya working with a charity and conducting field research relating to HIV studies and health care within East Africa, before contracting malaria and being forced to return home to the UK to recover.

In 2005, while looking for part time employment, as this was all he could commit to due to ill health, a friend introduced him to the REN brand. David fell in love with the brand, became hooked on the products, and was then invited to work casually with the brand. As his health improved, David’s capacity to work increased, and he worked his way up through sales and education roles before becoming REN’s Global Brand Ambassador. 

In this conversation, David shares what it was like learning about eyebrows from the woman who tamed Madonna’s brows, why elevating others has long been the key to his success, and why his earliest memory of beauty could have got him into a LOT of trouble.

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