Helix BioMedix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in peptides, recently announced the promotion of Robin L. Carmichael to the position of chief executive officer in addition to her current role as president. She will continue as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Carmichael will be responsible for all aspects of management of Helix BioMedix including profits and losses, operations, sales, marketing, business development, pharmaceutical and consumer product programs, and research and development. She will report directly to the Board of Directors. Carmichael joined the company in 2007 as vice president of marketing and business development. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 2011, and later to president and chief operating officer in 2015.
Spa Nalai at Park Hyatt New York is home to the latest luxury treatment collection – CelleClé Skincare. The company is thrilled to announce that Spa Nalai at Park Hyatt New York has become the latest CelleClé Skincare spa partner! Nalai, meaning serenity, provides a uniquely tailored spa experience. Located inside Park Hyatt New York, Spa Nalai features the finest amenities for optimal wellness and relaxation. Take in the views of the city skyline from their separate men and women’s locker rooms. As crowds rush by on the streets of Midtown Manhattan below, clients can take a moment to unwind from everyday stresses in the indoor hydrotherapy area featuring a lap pool, whirlpool, and co-ed eucalyptus steam room before heading to a spa suite for a CelleClé Skincare facial experience.
The visionary individuals at ECHO2Plus are proud to present our newly updated website. With a fresh and clean new look, echo2plus.com now features updated information, explanatory videos and a helpful FAQ section which can help both novice and seasoned aestheticians become more knowledgeable about using ECHO2Plus products. More knowledge equals increased profitability for spas! The Starter Pack page now features in depth descriptions and photographs of the products included in the ECHO2Plus opening order. The company is very proud of the astounding results photographs in the section highlighting the Oxyceuticals Oxygen Acne Treatment. Featuring the multiple awards that ECHO2Plus won in 2017, the links section also contains print articles and testimonials from ECHO2Plus users who are overjoyed with the results they achieved in their spas.
The Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners (AHSCP) holds its 10th Annual Holistic Skin Care Conference at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel on November 5-6, 2017. The AHSCP offers the latest research on natural ingredients, demonstrations of European and Eastern methods for individualized skin care protocols, holistic skin care certification, and continuing education for aestheticians. AHSCP believes that a natural approach to skin care is an effective long-term solution for healthy, beautiful skin. This includes the use of products with food grade quality ingredients and non-invasive methods for corrective, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory skin care treatments.
Better Business Bureau recognizes NovaLash with The Award of Distinction for three years running. In recognizing businesses for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, NovaLash was recognized at the Better Business Bureau Award Ceremony. Recognized as a Winner of Distinction, this was the third time the Better Business Bureau awarded NovaLash for service excellence. When asked what it means to NovaLash to receive this recognition, Beth Fetzer, COO of NovaLash, states, “We work hard to provide top notch service to our customers and clients and it is an honor to be recognized for our efforts. We are thrilled to win this prestigious award for the third year in a row.”
The luxury care range Platinum Care by Janssen Cosmetics has won the SPA Diamond Award 2017 in the category Beauty Anti-Aging! Ulrich Janssen, the director of the family company from Aachen, which exports its professional cosmetic products to more than 85 countries worldwide, is clearly thrilled about the award. Jansenn says, “We have just travelled in from Vienna, where we celebrated our 20-year company anniversary with 150 clients from 58 countries. To win the SPA Diamond Award here in Berlin, in a competition with very strong brands, is simply unbelievable.”
Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, a leader in professional skin care and advanced aesthetics, recently named Larisa Bercu with Nekadam Skin Care the winner of their 2017 National Face-Off Competition. Second place was awarded to Jaclyn Herbert with Serenity Skin Studio and Alexandra Wallin was named third place winner. The 90-day challenge encouraged master aestheticians to showcase their talents and contributions to the field of aesthetics and celebrated the art of skin rejuvenation. Finalists were chosen based on client progress over a three-month period using Rhonda Allison treatment systems and homecare products. Winners were then selected based on the most significant skin changes, challenges overcome, and overall results. All three winners received cash prizes and Rhonda Allison products, with the Larisa Bercu taking home a $1,500 cash prize, $1,000 in Rhonda Allison products, and more than $1,000 in homecare products for her client.
SkinOwl is honored to announce their Matcha Beauty Bar is the runner-up in Prevention Magazine's 2017 Natural Beauty Awards! Founder of SkinOwl, Annie Tevelin said, “We are so thrilled to have our much loved Matcha Beauty Bar included in Prevention's Natural Beauty Awards! It makes me personally happy to know that other people are able to enjoy the skin glowing benefits the Matcha Beauty Bar has to offer!”
Spas depend on their vendors for a wide variety of products, services, and support functions. Managing these relationships is time consuming and businesses need to spend less time placing orders to have more time servicing clients. Many spa owners and spa directors find themselves working outside the spa to complete their weekly work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 22 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home. Spa professionals perform a growing number of diverse tasks in today’s technology-driven economy and should select wholesale partners capable of anticipating these evolving needs. ExPürtise® is now offering an online wholesale ordering platform designed to streamline access to professional resources and simplify the ordering process.
BioPharmX Corporation, a Silicon Valley pharmaceutical company, released phase 2b clinical data showing its investigational drug BPX-01 2% reduces acne lesions by 59 percent with no drug-related adverse events – and suggesting it may also lessen lesions’ severity. BPX-01 2% topical minocycline gel was superior in reducing the number of lesions in patients with moderate-to-severe acne, compared to vehicle (59 versus 44 percent). Evaluations using a five-point investigator’s global assessment scale also showed more two-grade improvements, compared to vehicle (29.2 versus 17.6 percent). Researchers detected no minocycline in patients’ bloodstreams, except for a single outlier whose level was one tenth that of oral minocycline.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is launching Destination: Healthy Skin, a new program designed to save lives by educating the public about effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention as well as the importance of early detection. As part of the program, The Skin Cancer Foundation's 38-foot RV, customized with two private examination rooms, will travel around the country providing free full-body skin cancer screenings along with educational materials and sun protection giveaways. Local dermatologists who have donated their time will conduct the screenings on board the RV. The 2017 program began in June in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and ends on August 27 in Indianapolis, Indiana, making approximately 50 stops along the way. The Foundation's RV will spend two to three days in each community it visits.
Over 18 spa professionals traveled to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to compete in the Half Ironman Triathlon on June 4th, with the goal of raising $10,000 to open a new location for the Eminence Kids Foundation. The Foundation provides organic meals to sick children, to aid in their recovery, healing and long-lasting wellness. Led by Monica Helmstetter of SpaTec, the "#spaspushinglimits" team exceeded the fundraising goal. "I am honored and humbled by the commitment, time, and energy that these spa professionals gave to this great cause," said Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Eminence Organic Skin Care and the Eminence Kids Foundation.
Bioelements announced new distribution of its professional skin care products through Beauty Collection, a Southern California-based premier beauty destination for the world's best professional brands. This new partnership further expands Bioelements products and education for professionals. "We are thrilled about this new partnership," said Lou Ann Kuzniewski, Bioelements director of business development. "Beauty Collection has a long-standing reputation for unmatched service and products for skin care professionals. Working together, I know we will continue to meet and exceed high expectations for education, service, and results in the treatment room and beyond." Beauty Collection will feature Bioelements products on their website, and in five southern California retail stores that also perform Bioelements professional facial services. There are additional plans to expand distribution in 2017.
Through its new partnership with ReSurge International, SkinCeuticals announces an initiative for Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery, to technically train, professionally mentor, and develop in leadership first generation female surgeons in order to increase access to reconstructive surgical care in
under-served parts of the world. The program is led by Dr. James Chang, who serves as the consulting medical officer for Resurge International and is Stanford University's chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Says Dr. Chang of the program, "These women are not only learning surgical skills, but how to navigate a male-dominated field, with specialty curriculum in reconstructive surgery and career advancement through our partnership with SkinCeuticals." Leslie Harris, global general manager of SkinCeuticals, adds, "Today, reconstructive surgical care is out of reach for two-thirds of the population. If we want to change this statistic, we need to change the number of women surgeons in low income countries who often face unique barriers to entering the field. We are honored to partner with Resurge International in the years to come."