As a young girl, Paula Begoun struggled with severe acne and eczema. To quell her finicky complexion, she scoured the drugstore for pimple fighters and tried numerous derm-prescribed treatments. After years of struggle, she had a skincare epiphany: Peeking at a product label, she noticed the fourth ingredient listed was acetone--as in the key ingredient in your nail polish remover. Miss Begoun decided she had had enough. She ditched the harsh treatments and put together a non-cloying product lineup that finally cured her problem skin. Preaching her healthy skin gospel, Paula has penned over 20 books, hit the talk circuit, and in 1995, launched her own skincare line.