This Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Miiskin, a digital health platform who works in support of The Skin Cancer Foundation, is reminding people of an essential step in skin self-examinations that may save lives: remember to look for new lesions on the skin, in addition to watching for changes to existing moles.
The 80/20 reminder of self-exams reminds people that about 70-80 percent of melanomas arise on seemingly normal skin, while 20-30 percent of melanomas are found to develop in existing moles, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. The first “See” from the Skin Cancer Foundation’s “The Big See” public health campaign, aligns on the message that identifying new moles is a potentially life-saving step in skin self-exams, and should be performed in addition to tracking changes to existing moles and spots that become unusual for a period of time.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is supporting Miiskin to provide a helpful tool for tracking skin changes. The Miiskin app, used by 500,000 people around the world, allows users to digitally track the appearance of skin and moles for early detection of skin changes, including the appearance of new moles and changes to existing moles. It is the first AI-powered, skin health app to offer individual mole and wider-body skin mapping, based on the science of mole mapping methods used by dermatologists. Side-by-side photo comparisons, reminders for routine checking, and other tools empower users to identify concerns to bring to their doctor. It does not evaluate the risk level or diagnose skin cancer.
To further empower people to perform comprehensive self- exams on a regular basis, Miiskin is offering the premium app subscription to users free for three months. This 3-month free trial is available by visiting https://miiskin.com/scf.
For more information on how to consider the 80/20 reminder when performing skin self-exams, read Miiskin’s Self-Exam Guide.
In light of COVID-19, businesses are having to pivot to stay relevant and to communicate with customers in ways that are possible. Entrepreneur and host of the Clean Beauty Podcast Cassandra McClure in a matter of days had to go from planning her next in-person Clean Beauty Conference, which has been postponed, to delivering weekly Clean Beauty Virtual Summits.
Just in February 2020 Cassandra hosted the first-ever Clean Beauty Business Retreat in Carmel-By-The-Sea, which was sold-out. Rejuvenated from the high of her Clean Beauty Retreat, Cassandra came back to a national emergency. Within days, the state of California was in lockdown. For Cassandra, it meant more than just having to stay at home. Her business was affected, her wedding postponed, and the clean beauty event she had been working toward for over two years canceled.
Working quickly, Cassandra shifted gears from a luxurious event of celebration and pampering to something that could support all struggling business-owners. “My vision was to educate and provide easily accessible resources to those in need with the help of her sponsors and panelists,” she explains. “With tickets at 90% off and support in the form of partnerships, exposure for one’s business, and downloadable resources for the attendees, Cassandra announced the first-ever Clean Beauty Con, a virtual business summit, which occurred on March 29th, 2020.”
The Clean Beauty Virtual Business Summit features industry formulators, scientists and even cancer survivors—all to guide you during this time in your business.
“I have polled my audience to garner their interest and feedback on topics that are most important to them during this crisis,” Cassandra explains. “I have created extreme interaction as my audience has a voice in the summit topics.”
One of the recent summits featured topics on serving during COVID-19, Prevention tips during COVID-19, Vaccines during COVID-19, self-care, sustainability, and more.
To learn more, visit: https://www.cleanbeautycon.com/
Formula of more than 60% Ethyl Alcohol Base Infused with Hydrating Botanicals Satisfies Critical Need for Local Community and Spa Partners
Cottonwood, Ariz. (April 7, 2020) Pam Sculthorp, Owner of Body Bliss™ Intentional Aromatherapy®, is pleased to announce the launch of Pure Hands Rinse-Free Hand Wash. Pure Hands Uplifting Tea Tree & Lemon Rinse Free Hand Wash and Unscented Rinse Free Hand Wash contain more than 60% ethyl alcohol (CDC recommended) and are infused with a botanical blend of moisturizing and skin conditioning ingredients. The lemon, tea tree, and lavender essential oils provide additional protection due to their antibacterial properties. Pure hands is free of harsh ingredients that can strip the skin of its protective barrier and cause skin diseases like eczema.
“Pure Hands was developed in response to the growing need for hand sanitizer as a result of Covid-19. The product meets the CDC recommendation for hand sanitizers than may inactivate viruses that are genetically related to, and with similar physical properties as, the 2019-nCoV. It was also important to us to stay true to our roots and create a product with natural botanicals and no ‘nasties’,” says Sculthorp. “We were able to leverage our strong supplier relationships to secure the base material of 62% ethyl alcohol, glycerin, Aloe Vera leaf, and antioxidants Pro Vitamin B-5 and Vitamin E to counteract the effects of all the extra washing we are all putting our hands through. The scented version contains a blend of specially curated essential oils from our boutique and organic farm partners. We intend to distribute to our local community as well as make Pure Hands available to our spa partners.”
Pure Hands is unique because it provides protection without harming the skin microbiome, which is the body’s first line of defense against pathogens. As with all Body Bliss products, Pure Hands is made in small batches with organic and wild crafted ingredients. Pure Hands is Gluten Free, Vegan, soy free and contains no synthetic preservatives, sulfates, parabens and triclosan – known to bioaccumulate in the blood stream and endocrine system.
Body Bliss has pivoted the majority of operations at their Arizona-based headquarters to focus primarily on this product while continuing to support other orders from long-standing wholesale customers. Since the pandemic, Sculthorp has managed to maintain her staff and keep limited operations afloat as a small, woman-owned business.
“This has definitely been the most challenging time since I purchased the business three years ago. My team has been amazing. We are confident that we will survive and thrive when our spa partners are back in business,” says Sculthorp.
About Body Bliss
Body Bliss™ Intentional Aromatherapy®, headquartered in Northern Arizona, is a leading manufacturer of natural and therapeutic aromatherapy spa products. Prestigious resort partners like Canyon Ranch, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Miraval, Montage and The Ritz Carlton count on Body Bliss for a wide range of aromatherapy solutions. Body Bliss sources raw essential oils and botanicals from around the globe and in our “backyard” in the Southwestern desert. All handcrafted Body Bliss™ products are made in the USA with organic and wild crafted ingredients, Non-GMO and free of artificial color, fragrance, parabens and sulfates. www.bodybliss.com
Pam Sculthorp, CEO, Owner
Nancy Griffin, Principal
Contento Marketing Group
Infinity Sun’s Glow Boxes Help Spray Tan Salons and Spas Closed Due to COVID-19 to Generate Income and Provide Clients with Sunless Tanning and Skincare Products
LOS ANGELES, CA - - - In response to the challenges facing salons, spas and others in the beauty industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, Infinity Sun, has devised a product, called Glow Boxes, to help them to continue to serve their clients – and stay in business.
Infinity Sun® manufactures all-natural, luxury self-tanning and skincare products that are available at more than 4,000 locations worldwide and online. Its tanning technology has been used by the likes of Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston and Giuliana Rancic and is the official Sunless Tanning brand for Miss CA USA, Miss FL USA and a number of other beauty pageants. When the Founder & CEO of Infinity Sun saw salons and spas closing to stem the spread of COVID-19, she sprang to action to help these businesses continue to operate in the new “normal” through introduction of Glow Boxes.
Glow Boxes include assortments of the company’s luxury self-tanning and skincare products that businesses can then offer to clients to generate income. Included, as part of the Glow Box program, are marketing materials to simplify their outreach efforts to clients.
And based on the size of the global self-tanning products market, the demand is likely to be high. But the company believes there is a more important - and more human - reason why Glow Boxes will be a hit.
“Our communities want to support small businesses and this is an excellent way to do that. Not only can consumers keep up their tanning regimen with high quality products they can trust, they are helping the people they enjoy doing business with to generate income until this health emergency passes,” said Veronique Munro, Founder and CEO, Infinity Sun. “Infinity Sun wants to give a helping hand to the small business owners in our industry affected by this crisis who want nothing more than to be able to serve their clients and support their families. We hope Glow Boxes play a role in helping them to do that.”
“Veronique Munro is a real trailblazer in the sunless tanning industry and I am so excited about the Glow Box program” “Being able to offer these products to my customers and the financial assistance this will provide is such a great opportunity” Ashley Brunner Owner of Natural Glo Boutique.
The Glow Boxes can be ordered wholesale by business owners, who, in turn, sell to their clients at retail prices. Infinity Sun also provides suggested email messages and social media posts to the participating salons and spas to support client communications. Infinity Sun then drop ships the products directly.
The boxes come in three varieties and include: • Signature Glow: Glow on The Go ® Sunless Tanning mist, Exfoliating body masque & Hydrating serum • Glow-Luxe: Glow on The Go ® Sunless Tanning mist, Hydrating serum, Dolce Dust® finishing powder & Applicator Brush
• Ultimate Glow: Glow on The Go ® Sunless Tanning mist, Exfoliating body masque & Hydrating serum, Dolce Dust® finishing powder & Applicator Brush, Tanning mitt, Exfoliate mitt and back applicator. • CUSTOM GLOW BOXES – You can customize any combination of Infinity sun retail products into a custom box.
The Glow Boxes contain Infinity Sun products that were developed for the professional market, in conjunction with world-renowned chemists and dermatologists. All products combine sunless tanning and luxury skincare, resulting in products that deliver skin enhancing results as well as a flawless and natural looking tan.
Infinity Sun located in West Hollywood; California launched the first multi-treatment skincare systems combining microtechnology High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) turbine engineering. Infinity Sun’s proprietary technology atomizes various treatment lotions into very fine mists, delivering the highest customized skincare and sunless tanning elixirs for the ultimate beautifying experience. Infinity Sun's clientele are among Hollywood’s elite and used exclusively on Britney Spears Circus Tour. Celebrity fans include Jessica Alba, Carrie Ann Inaba, Giselle Bündchen, Paula Abdul, Adrien Grenier, Mandy Moore, David Beckham and many more.
For more information on how beauty consultants and spa and business owners can order Glow Boxes for their clients, go to www.infinitysun.com or call (323) 782-1049.
Repêchage® Quickly Responds to the COVID 19 Crisis With the NEW Repêchage® Hand Sanitizer Sprays and Repêchage® Hand Wash with Botanicals
April 9, 2020, Secaucus, NJ — In response to the critical need for highly efficient hand sanitizing and hand wash products, Repêchage®, the leading manufacturer of sustainably-harvested seaweed based skin care, has created and launched new Repêchage®, Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution, Repêchage® Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 75% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution and the NEW! Repêchage® Hand Wash with Botanicals within weeks of the emerging COVID 19 health crisis, making them available to the public at an affordable price.
The NEW! Repêchage®, Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution is available in a 4 oz. spray for $8.95 and in a 2 oz.spray for $4.95, and NEW! Repêchage® Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 75% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution, is available in a 4 oz. spray for $8.95 and in a 2 oz. spray for $4.95.
The NEW! Repêchage® Hand Wash with Botanicals is available in a convenient 8 oz. pump bottle for $13.50.
Formulated with high levels of alcohol, the Repêchage®, Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution and the Repêchage® Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 75% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution formulas are antiseptic and antibacterial, and have been launched to provide access to thorough hand disinfection anywhere, anytime and at a price point that is accessible to the larger community.
In addition, in an unprecedented initiative, 5% of the Repêchage® Hand Sanitizers production will be donated to the First Response Community, including Firefighters and the Police Force, of the City of Secaucus, the NJ location of the ISO 9001:2015 certified Repêchage® headquarters and manufacturing facility.
“We have made it our top priority to formulate and manufacture these Hand Sanitizers within two weeks of this emerging COVID 19 health crisis,” says Repêchage COO David Sarfati. “As a member of the NJ and Greater New York community, and as a manufacturer made exclusively in the USA, we stand with and support both our local community as well as continue to provide for our customers through-out the US and the world.”
While the new spray on Hand Sanitizers can be used anywhere and anytime, the NEW! Repêchage® Hand Wash with Botanicals was created to provide a luxurious hand washing experience at home at a very affordable price. This gentle yet thorough hand cleanser, formulated with multi-botanicals and rich, pure Seaweed extract, thoroughly cleanses hands while leaving skin soft and supple with a subtle, beautiful scent.
With these three new products, everyone will be able to exercise proper hand hygiene anywhere and anytime.
Clean Hands on the Go
The NEW Repêchage® Hand Sanitizers helps reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease. It is intended to be used when soap and water are not available.
Convenient for on the go, Repêchage® Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution is formulated with the highest level of 80% alcohol. This easy-to-use product is antiseptic and antibacterial and comes in two sizes, a 59 ml / 2 fl. oz. pump for $4.95 and 118 ml / 4 fl. oz. spray for $8.95.
The Repêchage® Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 75% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution is formulated with 75% isopropyl alcohol. This easy-to-use product is antiseptic and antibacterial and comes in two sizes, a 59 ml / 2 fl. oz. pump for $4.95 and 118 ml / 4 fl. oz. spray for $8.95.
- Decreases bacteria on the skin
- Contains antibacterial ingredients
- Contains antimicrobial ingredients
- Paraben free
To use: Spray or apply enough product on hands to cover all surfaces. Rub hands together until dry.
(Please note: Supervise children under 6 years of age when using this product to avoid swallowing.)
Professionally-Formulated Repêchage® Hand Wash with Botanicals
This unique gel cleanser gently foams with water, creating a luxurious hand washing experience. Nutrient-rich Repêchage® Laminaria Digitata Seaweed extract keeps hands soft and moisturized while botanicals such as Witch Hazel, and Willow Bark deep clean and tone. Everyone will love the experience of soothing ingredients such as Green, Yellow, White and Red tea extracts, Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Basil to calm the senses while they help restore a smooth appearance to the hands.
Repêchage® Hand Wash with Botanicals is for everyone and has multi-benefits:
- Dermatologist tested
- Paraben free
- Luxurious lathering gel formula
- Beautiful, fresh scent
- Leaves hands soft yet thoroughly cleansed
To use, apply on wet hands and rub together to create a soft foam. Continue to wash hands thoroughly in clean, running water for 20 seconds, paying attention to washing in between your fingers and under your fingernails. Rinse your hands thoroughly with water and then dry your hands.
Laminaria Digitata Seaweed Extract
Natural source of 12 vitamins including B12, C, E, K and Beta Carotene, 18 amino acids, and 42 trace elements. Essential fatty acids help maintain the skin barrier while Alginic Acid - a polysaccharide - helps to lock moisture into the skin.
Green, Yellow, & White Tea Blend Leaf Extract
Extract of unfermented tea, known to be high in antioxidant catechins such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), gallocatechin (GC), epicallocatechin (EGC), and epicatechin (EC).
Rooibos (Red Tea) Leaf Extract
Known to help calm and soothe the appearance of the skin.
Willow Bark Extract
Extracted from the White Willow, this ingredient is known to help exfoliate and balance the surface of the skin.
Rosemary Leaf Extract
Obtained from the leaves of Rosmarinus Officinalis, this helps to clean the skin surface.
This naturally derived Beta Hydroxy Acid gently helps to exfoliate dead skin cells.
Ylang Ylang Flower Oil
Extracted from the fragrant white flower of the plant.
Essential oil of basil is known to help to soothe the senses.
An essential oil known for its calming, soothing properties.
Wild Chamomile Extract
Made from the daisy-like white and yellow heads of the Chamomile flowers, this extract is known to help reduce the appearance of irritation on the skin surface.
Witch Hazel Extract
Known for its astringent and cleansing properties and distilled from the leaves of the Mountain Laurel, Witch Hazel is rich in essential oils and antioxidant tannins and flavonoids,
Repêchage® Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution:
59 ml/2 fl oz. pump bottle $4.95
Repêchage® Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution:
118 ml /4 fl oz. spray bottle $8.95
Repêchage® Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 75% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution: 59 ml/2 fl oz. pump bottle $4.95
Repêchage® Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 75% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-Sterile Solution: 118 ml/4 fl oz. spray bottle $8.95.
Repêchage® Hand Wash with Botanicals: 236 ml/8 oz. $13.50
All prices suggested retail.
For more on Repêchage®, visit www.repechage.com
About Repêchage®: Since 1980, Repêchage® has created a full range of seaweed-based skincare products featured at top spas and salons globally. Forerunners in sea plant technologies and pioneers in seaweed treatments and cosmetics in the US, Repêchage® researchers seek out specific seaweeds beneficial for a range of skin care concerns. Repêchage® seaweed is sustainably harvested from the coast of Maine, USA, and then processed with a proprietary extraction method at the ISO 9001:2015 certified Repêchage® manufacturing facility, located at the Repêchage® Headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, USA. Through this proprietary extraction process, Repêchage® seaweeds retain 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 42 trace elements and minerals, and phlorotannins – the key elements your skin needs for deep surface hydration and balance.
1-800-248-SKIN (7546) repechage.com
HealthyLine, the world’s leading provider of heated natural gemstone mats, announced today two new partnerships that expand the company’s presence in the natural spa and wellness industry while underscoring its commitment to sustainability. HealthyLine has entered into an agreement with Saltability, enabling the brand to reach a greater number of major spa and salt cave clients. Additionally, the company has become a member of Green Spa Network, a trade organization for the spa and wellness community committed to creating a more sustainable future in collaboration with its members.
Saltability is the spa industry’s leading, global provider of quality Himalayan salt stone massage, spa treatments and products for resort, day, medical and destination spas. Through the new sales agreement, the company will be offering a selection of HealthyLine’s natural gemstone mats to their high-end spa and salt cave clients across the globe. Continually striving to improve model ranges, HealthyLine designs and produces over 100 innovative models that primarily utilize natural gemstones and far infrared heat, negative ions, photon lights and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapies with an endless list of benefits including temporarily relieving pain and increasing relaxation. When used in conjunction with Saltability’s Himalayan salt stone spa products and treatments, they can offer a superior relaxing spa experience to help increase overall client wellness.
Green Spa Network (GSN) is the spa and wellness trade industry organization with the mission of promoting the natural connections between personal well-being, economic sustainability, and the health of our planet. As a member of GSN, HealthyLine will have the ability to connect with spa leaders who are searching for eco-friendly products and work together with them to make the industry more sustainable.
“We’re excited to be working with two great organizations that share our values and commitment to natural wellness and the environment,” said Lindsay Griesbach, Director of Brand Development & Strategic Partnerships at HealthyLine. “Through or agreement with Saltability and our involvement with Green Spa Network, we’ll be able to reach a wider base of spa businesses looking to offer their clients the best available treatment options along with quality natural products to help relieve pain, reduce stress and promote overall health and wellness.”
For more information about HealthyLine and their products, please visit healthyline.com.
Started in 2013 by a team of doctors, inventors and entrepreneurs with the goal of creating high-quality, yet affordable medical heat therapy mats, HealthyLine is now the world’s leading provider of heated natural gemstone mats. HealthyLine products include a unique combination of cutting-edge technology and high-quality natural materials to provide the best possible natural gemstones and far infrared heat therapy, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy and photon light therapy with the aim of temporarily relieving pain, increasing relaxation and improving overall wellness. In addition to heat therapy products, the company also offers a line of magnet-powered jewelry and tourmaline energy Bedding with Benefits®, designed to promote overall user health. HealthyLine products are on display in their New York City showroom located in Midtown Manhattan. For more information, please visit healthyline.com.
Breakthrough skincare company, DermYoung has launched an initiative with medical spas to donate personal protection equipmemt (PPE) to local hospitals including Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Like most hospitals across the country, Mass General is in need of key medical supplies required to keep medical professionals safe while treating COVID-19 patients. Upon learning about the dire need for PPE, CEO Dr. Yang Brooks and the DermYoung team acted quickly, reaching out to their medical spa clients across the country to ask for PPE donations. Within 24 hours, DermYoung collected more than 500 surgical and N95 respiratory masks which were immediately sent to colleagues in Boston for delivery to Mass General and other local hospitals.
This mission hits close to home. DermYoung was founded by skin scientists at Mass General. CEO Dr. Yang Brooks and her partners are former and current faculty of Harvard Medical School.
“It was really heartbreaking for us to learn that many of our friends and former medical colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospitalm and really everywhere, were managing the COVID-19 pandemic without sufficient protective gear,” says Dr. Brooks. “Our motivation to help in any way we could grew stronger when we learned that some of our friends who are on the front lines were in quarantine with possible COVID-19 symptoms. We are grateful for all the donations received in support of our initiative, especially Eden Med Spa in New York City and About Face Skin Care in Atlanta, Georgia for their swift and generous donations. We also want to thank all the medical spa clients to whom we reached out that had already donated their supplies to their local hospitals and clinics. We are all in this together. At DermYoung, our customers are always at the heart of everything we do and it is so gratifying to know that we are in their hearts as well.”
“Eden has been committed to their community for almost 20 years now. During the 9/11 crisis, the spa opened its doors to offer firefighters and the NYPD free massages. Now, during this pandemic, Eden has donated protective masks to our trusted partner. DermYoung looks after our skin as we do for our community. We are stronger when we come together (even if it’s 6 feet apart)” says owner Yvette Jiang. Eden Medical Spa also supplied 100 face masks to DermYoung headquarters to protect the shipping staff.
“When Dr. Brooks contacted About Face to donate much-needed masks to Mass General or other local hospitals, we didn’t hesitate. This is one of the things I love about our relationship with DermYoung. Not only do these incredible women have amazing knowledge of the skin and anti-aging, they also have an amazing way of connecting and caring,” says Chrissy Thomas, RN, owner of About Face Skin Care.
“We keep coming up with possible ways to help with our medical professionals in their fight against COVID-19. Besides medical supplies, we are currently testing how to best treat excessively washed, itchy, flaky hands and the bruising left after wearing N95 for extensive hours. We will do everything in our power to protect our communities, especially the brave people who are selflessly working to end this pandemic,” says Dr. Brooks.
DermYoung is a breakthrough skincare company founded by scientists and dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest teaching hospital where most of the world’s medical aesthetic technologies are developed. Built on the latest research on human skin, DermYoung has developed a line unlike any other available today: I-Genesis, a seven-piece collection which addresses most of the skin concerns regardless of age, gender or skin type.
Using a proprietary blend of natural extracts and vitamins, I-Genesis products are designed to target multiple kinds of skin cells and physiological processes to deliver a full range of results in days. They can be used for facials, daily skincare or in conjunction with medical aesthetic treatments. The entire I-Genesis line is free of fragrance, dyes and potentially harmful chemicals and can be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Originally created as a gift for our founder’s mother, I-Genesis products are now available for everyone.
Dr. Yang Brooks
Nancy Griffin, principal
Míage Skincare, a transformative new luxury skincare line blending waterless micro-molecule formulas and isotonic nutrient blends, today announced the official launch of its first product. Bloom La Milpa Lip Treatment is an intensely healing conditioning gloss and overnight lip mask consciously crafted to celebrate lips of all shapes, sizes, and ages. In kissing goodbye to water, Bloom delivers a rich and deeply nourishing formula designed to conjure petal soft lips with a healthy natural glow.
“We are extremely excited to introduce the public to Míage for the very first time, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Bloom is the perfect way to show your kisser some serious self-love,” says Shirly Zeng, general manager of Míage. “Our scientists have spent years developing this healing waterless lip treatment and it shows. From the moment you sweep it on your lips, you can feel them being softened, soothed, and hydrated.”
Bloom has a light-reflecting delicate pink tint and slight shimmer that makes lips look instantly healthier and more supple. It can be worn alone for a natural glow or layered over a favorite lip color for prismatic shine and moisture. Additionally, Bloom can be used as an intensive overnight lip treatment that will facilitate deep healing and repair after neglect and/or exposure to environmental stressors.
For a limited time, Míage is offering 10% off of Bloom when you sign up for the My Míage loyalty program. To learn more or purchase Bloom now, visit www.miageskin.com.
Follow Míage on Instagram now at @miage_skincare
Look on the past with gratitude, but never with longing… Míage introduces a modern category of transformative skincare designed to ascend beyond “anti-aging,” and instead, asks consumers to be present. Not only modern in its philosophy, but also its science, Míage reveals waterless nutrient formulas made to work in osmosis and harmony with skin at every stage of life. A proprietary isotonic La Milpa Cactus Solution replaces the hypotonic deionized water solutions commonly used in most skincare products, allowing Míage’s rich ingredient blends to more effectively supply skin with healing nutrients, proteins, and amino acids, while manifesting a complexion that radiates luminosity, health, and complete celebration of your present beauty.
Brandon Sykes is the Chief Executive Officer of Southeastern Esthetics Institute and manages daily operations and organization for SEEI through exceptional leadership and a modern approach to academic administration. Brandon Sykes graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management. Sykes' background in corporate medical sales, finance, and project management is the main ingredient towards success for the students of Southeastern Esthetics Institute. Sykes has a true dedication to take SEEI to the next level in 2020. He is working towards a large expansion of SEEI in 2020-2021. Brandon Sykes' extensive background in product and project management in the corporate sector is the key to success - and has propelled Southeastern Esthetics Institute to the next level in Columbia, South Carolina. Due to Sykes' commitment to business ethics and excellence in all administrative areas, students are able to benefit from modern education and facilities - and meet their professional needs within their esthetics careers for years to come.
SERENE CBD of Serene Holdings LLC (the “Company” or “SERENE”), a premium line of CBD wellness and beauty products based in Highland Park, Illinois, has announced today that it has formed a strategic retail and marketing partnership with Creeds Collective to bring the SERENE CBD line into the highly curated CBD Beauty Corner within The Salon Project by Joel Warren on the 7th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in Manhattan. SERENE CBD, officially launched in January 2019, manufactures and sells a luxe line of proprietary formulated plant-based, organic CBD products infused with botanical oils and adaptogens. The line consists of ten unique formulations that cross over from wellness to topicals to beauty, creating a total body wellness system designed to naturally combat stress, support immune function, detox, control anxiety and reduce pain and inflammation. SERENE’s mission is to help you find your “serene space” by bringing you back to your physical and mental “middle,” wherever that may be. SERENE, recently featured in Forbes.com this past July, was a showcase brand at the Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference in New York on 10/22, a semi-private event attended by Cannabis and CBD industry leads, media, retailers and investors. Other showcase brands included Saint Jane, Bloom Farms, Kiskanu, Fog & Tree, Black Dahlia and more. At the LMCC showcase SERENE unveiled four new products including their forthcoming (Jan 2020) Rosé Champagne Gumdrops, Release Me Body Serum and advanced cannabinoid products SERENE Dream CBN sleep tincture and Inflame-Away CBG inflammation control tincture. Coming off the LMCC show, SERENE felt the timing was right to begin their push into third party retailers, kicking off a partnership with the CBD Beauty Corner at The Salon Project by Joel Warren. Starting the week of Black Friday, SERENE will place their Rose Face Serum, Release Me Body Serum, Dead Sea Bath Salts and the Inflame-Away CBG tincture in the store. “Our business to date has mostly been focused on direct to consumer internet sales channel but with the release of these new flagship products we felt the timing was right to make our push into retail,” stated SERENE founder Erica Valker. “We’d been in conversations with the Evie Phillips and the Creeds Collective team over the past six months about joining their collection at the CBD Beauty Corner - we absolutely love the concept they have created and the great brands they have meticulously curated for the experience. It's the perfect fit for the SERENE brand and we feel that we can nicely complement and differentiate their assortment with our CBD Face and Body Serums, Dead Sea Bath Salts and our CBD + CBG anti-inflammation tincture.”
“The CBD Beauty Corner is a labor of love and a conscious movement of advocacy in beauty and wellness by our team. We excel at elevating traditional retail and salon experiences, so with Joel and The Salon Project’s innovation in the luxury salon space it was an obvious partnership. We pride ourselves on curating leading brands in the industry as well as discovering and launching the unique and emerging, SERENE is a great addition to our merchandise mix. Its imperative that we provide superior products and simplified education about the massive benefits of hemp and cannabis. People are still very confused, CBD doesn’t get you high it gets you healthy, inside and out. We are excited to continue building our story out with SERENE and team.” Founder of Creeds Collective and the CBD Beauty Corner, Evie Phillips. The company’s founder, Erica Valker, had started a cannabis venture in 2011 in California where she then suddenly became very ill with late stage chronic Lyme disease that went undetected for years. Erica would struggle with the disease for several years, including daily battles with severe pain, seizures and complete disability before finding success with medical cannabis & CBD treatments, which she now credits for helping to save her life.
To give back, SERENE CBD has partnered with The LymeLight Foundation ofBurlingame California, a non-profit that awards medical grants to families with eligible children and young adults who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease but struggle to afford proper treatment. SERENE donates $3 from every online purchase of their Oral Tincture product to the LymeLight Foundation.
About the CBD Beauty Corner
Launched in May of 2019 the CBD Beauty Corner features multiple emerging and established brands that possess a collective aesthetic and highlight the benefits of a beauty and wellness regimen seeded in canna and hemp love and education. Our goal is to share the natural and holistic wellness and beauty benefits of cannabinoids, specifically CBD. Our in corner experience is catered to our clients needs, making sure that our CBD Savants address all consumers questions of curiosity and find the perfect products to relieve skin, pain issues, anxiety, insomnia and the list goes on. We curated and carry the best in CBD beauty and wellness from skincare, to topicals, tinctures, and edibles. The CBD Beauty Corner is Located within The Salon Project by Joel Warren on the 7th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC.
About Creeds Collective
Creeds Collective is a women founded creative social media and influencer tech agency based out of New York with offices in LA, Hawaii and Italy. Creeds help brands, agencies, and influencers optimize their identities. By dissecting the psychology of buying behavior and eclectic nuances of culture to drive brand awareness and sales through strategic social media, influencer marketing, content creation and experiential marketing.
About SERENE CBD:
SERENE CBD (Serene Holdings, LLC) is based in Highland Park IL and was founded in 2018 by Erica Valker. Their mission is to create the highest quality CBD wellness and beauty products that improve lives by helping people achieve total body wellness. SERENE blends therapy with clean beauty with premium CBD products and ingredients that are 100% plant-based, all organic and have zero allergens. Formulations center on blending advanced cannabinoids CBD, CBG and CBN with custom terpenes and essential oils that have been used for thousands of years for physical, mental and emotional healing, delivering true plant-based therapy. SERENE products include a CBD Oral Tincture, SERENE Dream CBN sleep tincture, Inflame-Away CBG tincture, CBD + Rose Face Serum, Arnica Relief Cream, Ultra Healing Lip Balm, Dead Sea Bath Salts and Pet CBD + Salmon Oil. SERENE sources their Cannabinoid extracts only from organic California and Oregon hemp farmers and lab tests to ensure products are free of pesticides, mold, bacteria or man made chemicals. SERENE products will be featured in the gifting suite at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards and will be included in the Gift Bags for all nominees.
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We made DERMASCOPE Magazine’s the A-List! Thank you for believing in our company’s mission and helping us thrive. Staffed by estheticians, FOR estheticians. You can see the full article on Dasha Saian on page 92 of the September issue of DERMASCOPE . Here is an excerpt:
In 2007, Dasha Saian, L.E., CEO and co-founder of Saian Natural Clinical Skincare, and her mother Margarita started a skin care brand out of their kitchen with only $3,000. At that time, Dasha was finishing college, working at a spa as a receptionist, and going to beauty school for her aesthetics license. The first couple of years were tough – they were operating out of their two-bedroom apartment, which meant living with boxes everywhere. Their social life was virtually non-existent and it was impossible to have company over because the number of boxes was overwhelming. They used to sit and fill bottles with serums and creams all evening and stick labels on them, so that they could drive to San Diego at 5:00 A.M. to teach a class at a beauty school at 8:00 A.M. and hopefully sell something.
Fast forward to 2013, their business was thriving – new products, automation, staff, and an office. One April day, Margarita lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital. A day later, she was diagnosed with grade four glioblastoma – a malignant tumor the size of a baseball in her brain. The business was put on the backburner for two and a half years, as Dasha stayed home to take care of her mother and 86-year-old grandmother. In the process of learning about her mother’s illness, Dasha became an expert on oncology care.
After her mother passed, Dasha found herself absolutely engulfed in work – it was her happy place. Surprisingly, as she relaxed about making more money and focused on providing a better value for the customers, everything fell into place and Saian Natural Clinical Skincare started picking up. Her mother’s legacy of integrity and commitment to clients was what kept the company culture and values alive after she passed. Anyone who has ever taken a class with Margarita would tell you she had a way of making one feel special, but most importantly, she shared all of her knowledge
Powerful Study + Video Challenge Everyone to Redefine Beauty
Lycored, industry leaders at the forefront of the ingestible skincare market, recently launched a video to support their latest body of skin health research.
As an extension of their #rethinkbeautiful campaign, the video seeks to change how people define and see beauty in themselves, drawing on their own experiences instead of glossy images. The video goes beyond “skin deep” and invites you to join them in changing the conversation, breaking beauty out of its proverbial box.
The moving narrative in the "Let Us Illuminate You" video supports the findings of their 149-person study, which uncovered how the LycodermTM tomato nutrient complex nourishes our bodies and skin with carotenoids. Within the personal and intimate video, subjects’ reactions are captured as they view before and after photos of themselves for the first time following the study.
Skin care professionals have been the unsung heroes in the beauty industry for years. They work tirelessly to help others achieve the complexion of their dreams. That’s why COSMEDIX established National Aesthetician Month and National Aesthetician Day, October 15th, to praise skincare professionals who expertly transform and protect the body’s largest organ—the skin. Performing treatments anywhere from chemical peels, blemish extractions, at-home regimens and facials, aestheticians help guide their clients to a place of self-confidence that is more than just skin-deep. In an effort to celebrate these individuals, COSMEDIX hosted an online contest and sweepstakes where clients, friends and family were invited to nominate their favorite aestheticians. The winning aestheticians were awarded a luxe customized crystal award, while winning nominators received $300 worth of COSMEDIX products. COSMEDIX announced the following aesthetician winners on their Instagram account @cosmedix_ earlier today.
COSMEDIX Account Executives each nominated their choice for COSMEDIX Aesthetician of the year. These aestheticians also received a luxe customized crystal award and certificate to congratulate them for all their hard work and dedication to their clients.
“National Aesthetician Month is one of the most exciting times of the year for us,” says Ryan Christopher, Global Director of Education at COSMEDIX. “We get to reward our amazing aestheticians for all of the hard work and dedication to their clients. This contest really allowed us to showcase that beautiful relationship and gave aestheticians the chance to receive the recognition they deserve. Whether it’s a teenager looking to get rid of pesky blemishes or an adult looking to reverse visible signs of aging, skin care professionals truly restore confidence through their diligent work—this contest was designed to spotlight just that.”
In honor of National Aesthetician Month, COSMEDIX recently launched Serenity and Recovery, two new CBD products part of their Body by COSMEDIX line. Serenity CBD Targeted Relief Rollerball is packed with skin-nourishing oils and Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil, rich in CBD to help sooth dry skin and improve skin comfort. Recovery Face & Body CBD Lotion is formulated with skin-nourishing aloe and a blend of 11 amino acids for maximum skin relief, also infused with Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil to further aid in soothing dry, uncomfortable skin.
“To kick off our National Aesthetician Month celebration, we’re excited to release our CBD line that both skin care professionals and our consumers can use in their everyday routine,” says Christine Jackson, Global Director of COSMEDIX. “The creation of Serenity and Recovery supports our constant focus on both physical and mental wellness.”
With an expansive product mix and supercharged spa offerings, COSMEDIX offers clean, clinical and luxurious skin care products to the conscious consumer looking for a healthy approach to skin care. The full-spectrum product line consists of facials, treatments, metabolic peels and at-home regimens that promote rapid change in the skin without prolonged healing or extensive downtime. For more information on COSMEDIX and the recent CBD launch, visit http://www.cosmedix.com.