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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:20

GlyMed Plus® Marks 20th Anniversary

GlyMed Plus Advanced Aesthetics, leader in professional skin care, announced their 20th Anniversary celebration, commemorating two decades of delivering the results consumers want, need and expect.   

Founded by Christine Heathman, Master Aesthetician and CEO, GlyMed Plus emerged as a science-based professional skin care company in 1991 when alpha-hydroxy acids were beginning to surface in skin care products.  Always the innovator, Christine differentiated GlyMed Plus by blending glycolic acids with natural botanicals that would provide antioxidant protection and anti-inflammatory properties; thus the creation of the GlyMed Plus brand and name - Gly (glycolic), Med (medical-grade formulas) and Plus (the foreseen expansion of the line). 

Regent Bond Inc., distributor of Biodroga Institut in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast has partnered with Catherine Hinds Essentials for distribution of Biodroga to the New England states.

Biodroga, a professional, global skin care brand, has been manufactured in Baden-Baden, Germany since 1959. Award winning quality assurance, research and development and state of the art manufacturing facilities guarantee consistency and exceptional quality products. Using a unique balance of highly effective biological ingredients and cutting-edge bioengineered ingredients forms the basis for the unmatched position Biodroga Institut holds on the European and Global skin care market.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:16

Allergan Receives FDA Approval

Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN) announced Friday the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a fully in vitro, cell-based assay for use in the stability and potency testing of BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) and BOTOX® Cosmetic.  The newly approved assay will be implemented immediately for release of product for sale in the United States.  Allergan estimates that use of the new assay will reduce the use of animal-based assay testing for BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic by up to 95 percent or more over the next three years, as other regulatory agencies around the world approve this new assay.  The new assay is the first to be developed and approved for any botulinum neurotoxin currently available worldwide, and is specifically applicable to Allergan’s botulinum toxin type A product. 

With over 900 million adolescent girls and young women in the world, Clean Scene by Murad is looking for just one passionate and enthusiastic young woman to be the voice of her generation.

Clean Scene by Murad announced today the creation of the Amazing Skin - Amazing Life - Amazing Future! video contest running from June 21-July 18, 2011. Through the video contest, applicants will answer the question “If I Had One Minute with the President of the United States, I would…” where Clean Scene by Murad will choose one lucky winner to attend a special teen conference on August 11, 2011 in New York City. 

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and National Cosmetology Association (NCA) are pleased to announce steady membership retention and growth in 2010. Comparing 2009 to 2010 year-end results, PBA's Manufacturer and Distributor sections experienced exceptional results with double-digit growth at 19 percent and 20 percent respectively. PBA's Salon/Spa section reported a two percent increase, which is up from previous years. Members continue to report their overall satisfaction with PBA | NCA's efforts on behalf of the industry and view their membership as a key resource for education, career advancement, government advocacy, networking, and access to premiere industry events for the beauty professional.

EpiCareSRT™ has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Sensus Healthcare™ to take new aim at skin cancer by providing the first mobile service to bring low-dose superficial radiation therapy directly to the point-of-care in dermatology offices.

Jane Wurwand, founder and owner of Dermalogica®, was selected to participate in the 50 Years of The Pill: Bayer's Celebration of Women's Empowerment campaign, where she was featured in a unique online photo book exposition. The series showcases stunning black and white portraits of Jane Wurwand, Gloria Steinem, and other iconic women by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals partnered with national nonprofit Step Up Women's Network to create this powerful commentary on the social, cultural, political, and economic progress of women in the past half-century since the introduction of the birth-control pill. Jane Wurwand participates in SUWN as a mentor, and Dermalogica partners with the organization to create fundraising events and other joint efforts to benefit at-risk teen girls.

Bioelements is thrilled to announce it will now offer its complete line of professional skin care to the salon and spa community through an expanded partnership with SalonCentric – the country's largest distributor of salon and spa products. The ultra-popular line will now be featured in over 230 new distributor store locations, in neighborhoods throughout SalonCentric's territories.

Cosmetic Bootcamp, LLC. is pleased to announce the launch of its comprehensive aesthetic textbook, "The Cosmetic Bootcamp Primer (Informa)." This book contains chapters written by a variety of different specialties and in addition to the outstanding medical information also contains chapters on practice management as well as an instructional DVD. The Cosmetic Bootcamp Summer meeting, which features live demonstrations and lectures, will be in Aspen from July 14th through 17th, 2011.

DermTech International, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to bringing genomic medicine to dermatologists, announces that their discovery data on its new genomic assay for melanoma has been published in the British Journal of Dermatology. The test is based on the EGIR™ technology (Epidermal Genetic Information Retrieval) that non-invasively collects cells from the skin's surface using a custom adhesive. Details from the paper titled, "Non-invasive Genomic Detection of Melanoma" show that the test is 100 percent sensitive in identifying melanoma.

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