Jean Guthrie is the founder of Jean Guthrie Beauty Care. The company was launched in South Africa in 1980 and today markets a range of prestige cosmetics and fine fragrances internationally. Jean trained with one of the most prestige cosmetic houses in Paris France. She also attended a perfume school in Switzerland and was tutored by one of the top perfumers in the world at the time.
Jean Guthrie Beauty Care is a Direct Selling Company founded on Christian principles and distributes its products through independent Consultants who operate their own business under the Jean Guthrie umbrella. Her extremely motivated and well trained direct selling force continues to expand and her product, which is highly sought after, is researched and developed to the highest international standards.
Jean held the position of Chairman of the Direct Selling Education Foundation and Director of the DSA from 2000-2007. Jean was selected as a finalist in the business category of South Africa's Woman of '97. She is also featured in the Mail & Guardian 2006 Y'ello Book, a Who's Who of leading South African Women. In 2007, Jean was selected as one of three finalists in the Consumer Business Category of CEO's, "SA's Most Influential Women in Business & Government Awards".
As a committed Christian, Jean's objective is to reach women with the message of both Inner and Outer Beauty.