Barbara Panagos has been in the cosmetics industry since 1975, starting as a buyer and top salesperson for a retail operation involving three stores. When the opportunity arose, she started…
Vivant Skin Care's president and co-founder Sara Fulton has dedicated over 40 years to producing ground-breaking skin care. She started her career in research while obtaining her Bachelor of Science…
Guy Ehring and Mariet van der Starre are CEO and national training director, respectively, of Thalgo America. Ehring, whose background includes manufacturing, distribution, and consumer services, decided to join the…
Kris Campbell, L.E., C.O.E., is brand manager and national educator of Tecniche® LLC, a skin care line dedicated to those with very sensitive skin caused by persistent health issues like…
April Zangl has been HydroPeptide’s CEO and co-formulator since 2004 and works closely with HydroPeptide's Scientific Advisory Board in researching new peptides and their benefits.
Margarita Saian is a state-certified educator, ambassador of the Aesthetic International Association, and founder and president of SAIAN LLC Natural Clinical Skincare. She has been in the skin care industry…
Michael Q. Pugliese is the owner of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, Inc., a leader in professional skin care products and education. His lectures blend scientific principles, new research into aging…
Andrea Oismueller is the CEO of Spiller U.S., the exclusive United States distributor of Dr. Spiller Pure Skin Care Solutions. Oismueller was born in Atlanta, Ga., but lived in Austria…
Janel Luu's extensive background in cosmetic development has benefited many major brands for American, Asian, and European clients and has created the solid foundation of her own premium skin care…
Carl R. Thornfeldt, M.D., is a practicing dermatologist with over 30 years of skin-research experience and 22 United States patents granted. Thornfeldt has published over 40 scientific articles, including chapters…
Chris Kolodziejski is the founder of Chella Skin Care, a line of efficacious anti-aging skin care products and also the Chella Brow Bar, a concept which focuses on eyebrow makeovers…
I am a passionate chemist and a loving father and husband, and in both arenas I do my best to be both dedicated and inquisitive. Being able to change and…
Upon her graduation from Berkeley, Bella Schneider launched her first spa − thereby introducing European skin care to San Francisco and eventually expanding to the Silicon Valley. Today, she is…
Dr. med. Christine Schrammek-Drusio was born in Poland. At the age of 11, she relocated to Essen, Germany, where her mother, Christine Schrammek, laid the foundation for the company. Inspired…
Melanie and Robert Sachs are sought worldwide as experts in how to apply the bodywork methods of Indian and Tibetan Ayurveda for the spa and beauty worlds. Both published authors,…
Christine Cowheard was born in Germany at a time when the country itself was experiencing a vast rebirth. For generations, her family has respected their surroundings and realized the importance…
Cherie Dobbs grew up in Newport Beach, California. At the age of 10, Dobbs knew that she wanted to be connected to the aesthetic industry. Inspired by her mom, a…
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  • Daisy MD CareDaisy MD CareDescription:   At Daisy MD Care, we take special pride in using the finest equipment and top-quality ingredients that only provide results and improvements in all our services. The mission of Daisy MD Care’s founder, Daisy, is to provide the best skin care tre ...