The Backstory

what's this on my face?

Our co-founder Verunka has been dealing with cystic acne for over 10 years. At first, she wasn't sure what condition she had and was a long, long way from identifying her triggers.

Those first years were so painful. I had no idea what was happening to me. It seemed like my skin suddenly had a mind of it's own... and it was angry. At first I felt betrayed somehow, then I felt cursed, then I just felt depressed - for a very long time.
Verunka Vlkova-Fierro

Verunka had her ups and downs. An unfortunate run in with a non-helpful doctor set her on the wrong course, home remedies from every dark corner of the internet were tried and abandonded (sometimes not without leaving their mark) and after each new attempt she understood her skin just a little better.


As the years went by Verunka began to keep meticulous notes about what she was eating, what products she was using and how her skin reacted to each. It took some time and effort, but soon enough she began to see patterns and eventually discovered her triggers.

Enter the tech nerds, her husband and friend Vijay. It was clear that what Verunka was doing was helping her but was a lot of work, an app would make it so much easier! They soon joined forces and Pimmento was born.

Soon friends were coming to us for help, they wanted to Pimmento.

Our Team

Jacob Fierro
Verunka Vlkova-Fierro
VP Innovation
Vijay Chemburkar
Technology Advisor
Randy Ross
CEO, Cinematique