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Courtney Broder

Courtney Broder is the owner and founder of Harben House (formerly Texas Beauty Company), named in honor of her two beautiful boys, Harrison and Benjamin. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Broder, created Harben House as a destination for patients to easily repurchase products online without having to come in to one of their 5 medical offices, Beleza MedSpa. From conception, Courtney has thoroughly enjoyed developing the ecommerce side of their business, and has devoted a majority of her time building an online presence.

Medical health and wellness have always been a passion for Courtney. She attended the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!) where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. Since graduating, Courtney has worked primarily in the medical aesthetics industry. She moved to Austin, in 2008 where she has been helping patients in the Beleza offices. She has created successful treatment plans for hundreds of patients over the years for a variety of services including weight loss, plastic surgery, CoolSculpting, injectables, and of course, skincare.

Through Harben House, Courtney has found a way to share her knowledge and passion of medical-grade skincare. Researching innovative products and ingredients is what fuels her passion for this field. Courtney is dedicated to provide the best online experience for customers through the products and the service she provides to her customers.
courtney broder harben house picks

FAVORITE CLEANSER: Osmosis Purify Enzyme Cleanser
The perfect everyday cleanser! This is my go-to everyday cleanser that is somewhat exfoliating but not overly drying. The ingredient list is amazing as well. You get a lot of bang for you buck with this cleanser! I also love that it comes in a smaller 1.7oz size and a larger 6.7oz size. So you can use the smaller size to try the product out or to travel with, or go for the large size!

MUST-HAVE VITAMIN C: Truth Treatments Transdermal C Balm
This perfectly designed product includes 70% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate which is an expensive, fat soluble form of Vitamin C. It only includes 4 other ingredients which are the "delivery matrix" for the Vitamin C. I love the simplicity of just putting what is needed in this concentrated balm. For perfect morning skin, use this balm at night before bed. 

Finally a Pigmentation product that stands up to 4% Hydroquinone! The clinically proven results from this product are amazing. I never thought I would see a day that there would be a product that could give the same results as a 4% HQ without the toxicity!

RETINOID: Truth Treatments 5% Retinol Gel 
Watch out for this one! At a 5% level, this retinol is a a wolf in sheep's clothing. Designed to provide the same strength as a prescriptive retinoid, this retinol gel is the strongest I've ever tried. What I love is that it delivers premium lipophillic Vitamin C to the skin as it penetrates deep skin layers via the retinol. It's brilliant! You get two products at once!

SUNSCREEN: Revision Skincare Intellishade TruPhysical SPF 45
I have been using Revision's Intellishade Matte for almost 8 years (no lie!). It has been my go-to sunscreen for almost a decade now. So when Revision launched it's new physical sunscreen I was extastic! I was just about to make the switch to a physical spf, so it was perfect timing. All Intellishades double as a moisturizer and sunscreen in one. Not only are they a perfect tinted sunscreen, but they are power packed with peptides and antioxidants to help overall skin health.