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Tamahra's Secret Skin Care Story

Tamahra's Secret Skin Care Story

Learn more about how Tamahra’s Secret Skin Care Boutique came to be and the history of TS Skin Care’s successful roots. From formulations seeped in decades of history to unique acne treatment services that can not be found elsewhere, here’s our story.



Tamahra’s Secret Skin Care Products are the result of formulations inherited from Madame Tamahra, a French chemist and cosmetologist famous for her skin care products in Cuba.  She entrusted her secret formulas to the Kent family women.

Madame Tamahra taught the Kent women how to make secret acne treatment products. Madame’s products were tackling problem skin long before glycolics and Retin-A existed.

Madame Tamahra was legendary, and the anecdotal stories of her success are still being told.  Madame Tamahra left Cuba and moved to Miami where she opened a skin treatment center with Olga Kent, a close family friend. These secret formulas were used there to soothe the skin, making it healthy, bright and luminous.

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Gail Kent is the founder of Tamahra’s Secret. As a young girl in 1961, Gail had the privilege of knowing and watching Madame Tamahra of Cuba make the original products with her mother, Olga Kent. At only 12 years old, Gail had a dream of doing exactly what she is doing today.

After inheriting the original formulations, Gail worked for years to improve the acne line of products. She saw that there was a need for the natural treatment of acne rather than the harsh chemicals used by many acne treatment places. Gail has spent a lifetime studying and researching the use of oils for beauty, herbs and the use of herbs in cosmetics, essential oils and their benefits.

Acne was always an interest for her since she saw so many young people afflicted by the condition and no real results in the conventional treatments that were offered at other acne treatment centers. The only acne treatments available at the time were harsh and ineffective, never truly addressing the root cause of the congestion and inflammation.


While in Mexico, Gail had the opportunity to start manufacturing the products and opened a boutique skin care studio (1989) in the exclusive area of Lomas Altas in Mexico City. There, she encountered a young girl with a severe case of acne.

When examining her skin, she saw the correlation between the extreme congestion and the progression from inflammation. She thought “Why not take out the congestion and forestall future breakouts?” She then had a steam table built because she felt that steamers traditionally used in salons were not adequate. The skin needed to be wet, warm and soft to extract every whitehead, cyst, and blackhead from the skin without harm or damage.

The results were amazing. Thus the specialized treatment one can only find at our acne skin treatment center was born. Tamahra’s Secret is truly the only skin care boutique that specializes in personalized natural acne treatments that work.

An image of the herbal steaming process that is used when receiving deep pore cleansing facials at TS Skin Care in Orlando
TS Skin Care's storefront in Florida


Gail founded Tamahra’s Secret in 1998 at 52 years old, and finally, her lifelong dream of offering personalized acne treatment services became a reality.

A true labor of love, Gail has dedicated nearly three decades to finding the best possible treatment for acne that is both natural and effective. Tamahra’s Secret started with one employee, Gail, and now we have 12 employees. We recently expanded and now have six treatment rooms.

In 2023 Tamahra’s Secret celebrated 25 years in business. Gail celebrated her 75th birthday in 2022 and as one might imagine, has had a huge passion for natural anti-aging ingredients and product formulations. Gail has used these products since she was 12 years old; never having had botox, surgeries, or fillers Gail is living proof of how incredibly powerful the natural products are for anti-aging.


In 2018, Gail’s daughter and current owner, Caroline Kent Yachan, rebranded to TS Skin Care. TS Skin Care sells its products to other salons, spas, and doctor’s offices around the country. In addition to offering free virtual consultations and personalized acne treatment services at the original Tamahra’s Secret location in Orlando, Florida.

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