Fellowship in Preventative Medicine
Elena Bensonoff

Tim Schroeder, MS, MBA, PharmD

BlueJay Pharmacy.
Rejuvenating Skin Cleanser

As a pharmacist, Clinical Health Practitioner and Fellow in Anti-Aging Functional Medicine, I wanted to find a pure and chemical-free skin care line for myself and my family. Each time I found a product that seemed to be natural or organic, I discovered that it contained harmful ingredients or lacked proper packaging. From my research and studies, I learned that for a product to be truly pure and organic, it cannot contain any synthetic ingredients, including chemical bases often not disclosed in ingredients, and must be stored in a dark glass container to preserve effectiveness.

Products with synthetic ingredients can actually age and damage our skin with long-term use. Not only that, the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 lists more than 780 chemicals that are known to cause cancer, reproductive disorders, liver damage and other serious illnesses. Sadly, I discovered that most commercial skin care products, even those claiming to be natural or organic, contain many of those ingredients.

Tim graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 1998 with Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Molecular Biology, as well as Political Science. This was followed by a Master’s degree in Chemistry in 2001, and a Master’s of Business Administration in 2003 from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.

Tim went on to apply his education and aptitude for both science and business in the specialty chemicals arena where he spent time as an account manager and research chemist for a specialty chemical company. He has also worked as a financial services advisor, technical service manager and independent business development consultant.

In 2010 Tim began pharmacy school at Creighton University bringing him closer to his goal of becoming a pharmacist and independent business owner. During his time in pharmacy school Tim worked closely with Creighton Maynard at Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). This PCCA education included advanced compounding, veterinary compounding and business development. Tim participated in educational and training rotations at various locations such as retail pharmacies, compounding pharmacies and hospitals, and he took part in the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) workshop. Tim received his PharmD degree in May 2014