Skin in the Game by Jane Wurwand – HarperCollins Leadership Essentials

Uncover the unique qualities within YOU that will lead you to find your true purpose, a meaningful career and show you how to live your biggest life.

Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand shows you how to turn your unique traits and experiences – especially the ones you may think are your biggest setbacks, into the tools you need to make your dreams a reality.

I know I have a bigger purpose, but how can I find it?

Jane Wurwand developed Dermalogica skincare products and a system of teaching salon owners how to use them that has evolved into a multi-million dollar international business.

Sharing lessons learned, Jane teaches you how to find yourself and your purpose by harnessing the resilience and creativity within you to drive your own success.

This interactive journey will help you connect the dots of your experiences and tools that reveal the obscured, maybe forgotten picture of what your purpose is likely rooted in. Like dots on paper that seem random at the time, they will join up to reveal something new and previously unseen.

Praise for the Book

“With candid humor and concrete insights, Wurwand shows you how to get to yes. Few leaders have the life story and experience that really live her motto ‘you are more than enough’.”

—Katty Kay, TV journalist and author of The New York Times best sellers, Womenomics, The Confidence Code and The Confidence Code for Girls

“I know firsthand the impact of stress and burnout that can come with founding and growing a big life and career. Jane proves that it’s possible to build success and still remember what matters – this book shows us how she does it. She and I both know that we each have everything we need already inside us to go for it!"

—Estelle Swaray, Grammy winning singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and broadcaster

‘I’ve just sat down and read your book in one sitting –I absolutely loved it. So full of insights and inspiration, and dedication and courage just shines through on every page. It’s brilliant!"

Lydia Slater, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar UK

"Jane Wurwand inspired me the moment I heard her incredible story. She truly started from the bottom to rise to the heights of her industry and she did it at a time when women were blocked from success at nearly every possible juncture. What Jane has shown through her work and her leadership in empowering women around the world is that possibility is everywhere if you keep your eyes open."

—Guy Raz, NYT bestselling author and creator of the podcast How I Built This with Guy Raz

“Despite what other books might tell you, you don’t need a ten-year plan, an MBA and hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank to do the thing you’ve always dreamed of. To live a brave and entrepreneurial life, you must just say yes to your dreams, and figure the rest out as you go. This book will show you that you have everything you need already inside you and anything else can be solved with ice cream.”  

—Jerry Greenfield, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, author and co-Founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (for which he has no responsibility and no authority)

"Now more than ever, we need strong female role models to lead and have their voices heard. Jane is that role model to aspire to as you step into the leadership of your own life. And in true Jane form, she is even donating her book sales!”

—Gail Becker, Founder and CEO of Caulipower

What You'll Learn

How to look inward to find your true purpose and let it guide you to live your biggest life.

How to discover what type of work will fulfill you and infuse your life with meaning and value.

How to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges between the life you’re living now and the life you know you deserve.

How to achieve great success by doing what you love.

That is the ultimate success: driving your own destiny just the way you want to. And having the bloody courage to do it.

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About Jane

Jane Wurwand is the Founder and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and an innovative business visionary.

In 2016, President Obama appointed Wurwand a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both in the USA and abroad. She has served as a special advisor to the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and is frequently sought out by the media, including Bloomberg, MSNBC, Inc. magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast, the Outspoken Beauty Podcast among many others. She was named one of “30 World-Changing Women” by Conscious Company media and praised as “The Woman Who Started a Cult” by The Sunday Times of London.

In November 2018, Wurwand launched FOUND/LA, to fund, mentor and offer unique incubator programs and educational resources for local entrepreneurs who have been underserved or overlooked.

Wurwand lives and works in Los Angeles. She still rejects the word “beauty” as it relates to skin care and continues to champion skillset training. She and her husband, Raymond are parents of two grown children.

100% of all profits from sales of this book are being donated to FOUND in supporting local entrepreneurs to build their business, purpose and community.


None of us are born brave—we are born equipped to have courage.

Discover the ‘why’ behind Dermalogica’s business model, that the Harvard Business Review called "brilliant," and how the brand turned a skincare product line and salon training platform into a recognized symbol of women’s entrepreneurship around the world.

Plus, by applying the lessons in Skin in the Game, you will be able to look towards a new future, confident in the choices you are making in your life, in your career, and in your impact on the world.