Pioneering clean beauty brand, jane iredale, celebrates 25 years of global expansion in the professional and retail channels with a range of products designed to promote healthy skin. The milestone anniversary coincides with a retail partnership at Bergdorf Goodman.
Founded by former casting director and producer, Jane Iredale, the brand entered the market in 1994 with a first-of-its-kind product: a loose mineral foundation designed to enhance the health of the skin. The coverage and skin care properties were unparalleled and it was quickly adopted by plastic surgeons and dermatologists for its unique benefits. The line expanded to include more than 400 color cosmetics, skin care, and nutritional supplements all designed with a holistic approach to beauty and clean formulations. This proposition has attracted skin care therapists, professional makeup artists, and consumers and has fueled the brand’s recent online growth and retail channel opportunities. It has also paved the way for clean, cruelty-free, skin-nourishing cosmetics brands.
“It’s been 25 years of growth and excitement, watching the industry change to a degree where it’s hardly recognizable,” says Jane Iredale, founder and CEO of Iredale Cosmetics, Inc. “We’ve played a large role in that transformation, which has been immensely satisfying. Our launch in Bergdorf Goodman this month feels like a reward for many years of hard work.”
jane iredale will have a strong in-store presence on the beauty floor at Bergdorf Goodman with a curated assortment of almost 200 products, including all vegan foundations with select eye, cheek, and lip products. The distinct value of high-performance products with clean formulations positions the brand for success with the Bergdorf shopper. The brand will also be available on their website.


Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa, located in the heart of downtown Montclair, New Jersey, first opened its door to the public in 1994. Having had 15 successful years in its original location, in 2009, the salon relocated to a beautifully renovated 19th Century Masonic Temple on South Fullerton Avenue now celebrating 10 years on this restored historic location.
In honor of Bangz’ 25th anniversary, the salon will join forces with Green Circle Salons, which provides the world’s first, and North America’s only, sustainable solution to the excess amount of waste that is produced by salons. Green Circle Salons helps salons go green by recovering and repurposing up to 95% of the resources that were once considered beauty waste – materials such as hair, leftover hair color, foils, color tubes, aerosol cans, paper, and plastics. As a member of the Green Circle Salons, Bangz will be part of the mission to transform waste into a desirable commodity through an award-winning platform built by the industry, for the industry. As responsible stewards of the planet and members of Green Circle Salons, Bangz will be a leader in sustainability by creating healthier communities, conscious conversation around waste, and a more vibrant and cleaner Earth.
Dominic Sansevero and Richard Cronk, the salon founders and owners, have both spent their entire careers immersed in the beauty industry. Together, they had a dream to build not only a haven for beauty and wellness, but to create a pillar for their community. “We could not be more proud of Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa over these 25 years,” says Cronk. “More than two decades later, our vision has come to life, completely exceeding our expectations of excellence.”
“We had a dream to not only run a premier salon and spa, but to create a strong community for our employees and our clients,” says Sansevero. “We plan to continue this mission for another 25 plus years and we thank our clients and our team for making it all possible.”
Philanthropy runs deep in the veins of Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa. Not only have they committed to going green but, for years, Bangz has been committed to giving back through their Bangz Better World Foundation, which supports New Jersey charities and other non-profit partnerships. With movable stations in the salon, Bangz is able to host incredible events that benefit their community and local charities such as Diva for a Day, Shelter our Sisters, Essex Home for Battered Women, Breast Cancer Foundation, American Heart Association, and the Salvation Army – to name a few. Bangz also supports charity through a favorite, organic skin care product line, Eminence Organic Skin Care, and their mission to save lives and build a cleaner world.


A last-minute amendment to change the law is being considered at the Minnesota State Capitol that could drastically change the regulation of cosmetology, makeup, and eyelashes. The current draft of the amendment contains the following:
• no training or license would be needed to do makeup
• no training or license would be needed to do eyelash extensions
• no training or license would be needed to do hair styling. (Hair styling is the practice of cleaning, drying, arranging, or styling hair)
To voice your opinion on the amendment, contact the following legislators and staff immediately and refer to SF2227.

Rep. Mike Nelson
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Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer
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Rep. Mike Freiberg
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Rep. Deb Kiel
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Rep. Rob Ecklund
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Rep. Raymond Dehn
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Senator Bruce Anderson
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Senator Mark Koran
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Senator Andrew Matthews
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Senator Jim Carlson
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CryoTouch is a portable cryosurgical device that delivers cryogen to lesion sites and can use either applicators or cones based on the physician’s preference. CryoLab is a benchtop unit that delivers cryogen for medical practices that perform a high volume of cryosurgery. The new platforms have been cleared to treat up to 23 different indications.
“We are excited to get these clearances from the FDA,” said Sam Niedbala, PhD and CEO of CryoConcepts, LP. “CryoTouch and CryoLab have been designed to address user needs in a product category that has not seen innovation in over two decades. Our new, patent-pending products will deliver greater efficacy and are much easier to use. These new products position CryoConcepts as the only company that is a one-stop source for cryosurgical products ranging from disposable devices to capital equipment,” he added.
The largest portion of the professional cryosurgical market consists of two basic product categories: liquid nitrogen-based delivery systems used mainly by dermatologists, which require frequent refills due to evaporation, and portable devices that are disposable, can-like devices used by pediatricians and general practitioners.
The company plans aggressive introductions into a variety of professional medical markets during 2019. CryoConcepts currently markets other cryo devices under the CryOmega, CryoClear, and CooLifting brand names.


CIDESCO International is coordinating its membership, represented in over 40 countries across five continents, to participate in a mammoth step challenge for Global Wellness Day (GWD) on June 8, 2019.
CIDESCO will be aiming to achieve an overall goal of 500,000 steps with each participant walking at least 5,000 steps. CIDESCO members as wide-spread as the United States, Australia, Europe, India, China, and Japan will be coming together to enhance their own well-being and set an example to others by following the GWD manifesto of living well. The walking challenge is part of GWD’s seven step manifesto.
For the member who walks the most steps, CIDESCO will be rewarding them with a well-being goody bag full of fantastic products from their CIDESCO associates, including leading product houses Biologique Recherche, Decaar Cosmetics, Ilcsi, Kerstin Florian, VOYA, and many more.
CIDESCO members will be sharing their experiences of the challenge across all social media channels on Global Wellness Day by posting a selfie with an app showing steps taken on June 8, 2019 using the hashtag #CIDESCOGWD.
Announcing CIDESCO’s Mammoth Step Challenge, CIDESCO International President, Anna-Cari Gund says, “We all take our health for granted until sometimes it’s too late. Global Wellness Day reminds us all to look at the way we are living and to take some simple steps to change it for the better. By bringing the CIDESCO membership together on this important day, we can really drive the message home on an international level. We are looking forward to a very rewarding and enjoyable day.”


Terri A. Wojak, president of True U Education published her book, “Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting and Beyond.” Skin care professionals have an increased value to cosmetic medicine now more than ever. The demand for aestheticians in clinical settings continues to grow. Non-surgical services including chemical peels and microdermabrasion are frequently requested treatments, as are medical treatments and skin care products. “Aesthetics Exposed” emphasizes a working philosophy that skin care should be incorporated into all aesthetic procedures for maintaining and enhancing results. “Aesthetics Exposed” can enable medical professionals and aestheticians alike to build the bridge between skin care and cosmetic medicine. Topics include:
•The Science of Beauty
•Regulations in Cosmetic Medicine
•Common Skin Conditions
•Cosmetic Laser and IPL Treatments
•Microneedling and Injectables
•Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels
•Microcurrent and LED
•Radio Frequency and Ultrasound
•Product Formulations and Ingredients
•Business Building Techniques


BioPhotas, a market leader in therapeutic LED light therapy devices, announced earlier this year a major product line extension to the company’s Celluma series of light therapy devices. In addition, the company is now offering a two year manufacturer’s warranty on all new product sales.
Commenting on these developments, BioPhotas’ President and CEO Patrick Johnson said, “We understand that our customers are sometimes very focused in their practices, wanting products that are specifically tailored to a particular clinical specialty or condition. This product line expansion is intended to address this desire for condition-specific device applications.”
For 2019, four new versions of the Celluma are being added to the company’s product offering. This includes devices intended for professionals and consumers who are only interested in aesthetic treatment, professionals and consumers who are interested in pain management, and, finally, anyone who wants to manage acne breakouts, whether they be teenagers or adults suffering from the condition. Johnson continued, “Based on our commitment to continually improve the design and manufacture of the Celluma series of products, we are adding an additional year to our standard manufacturer’s warranty.”
The company also announced the opening of sales offices in London, England and the launch of a new website.


Health and wellness company and radio syndicator, The Marquie Group, Inc., announced the launch of its new website for customers to sign up to receive notification and perks for its upcoming product launch.
“We take from nature, nutrition, and science to deliver all the benefits you need to nourish your mind, body, and soul,” says company president and beauty expert Jacquie Carter Angell. “Our philosophy is not just to focus on the surface. We nourish and protect the skin from the inside-out.”
According to company CEO, Marc Angell, “We’ll be launching a nationwide ad campaign on our Music of Your Life radio network to promote the products as they become available.” Angell added, “Jacquie’s Whim product line fits perfectly with our listeners. Be sure to sign up at to receive updates on availability.”
The ever-evolving Whim CBD website highlights two informational sections: Ask Jacquie, a feature also heard regularly on Music of Your Life, and Beauty Buzz, a health, beauty, and wellness blog. New features to come include an ambassador program, a YouTube channel, and more, all created to help educate the consumer on safe and efficacious ingredients.


Candela Corporation, a leading global medical aesthetic device company, announced the publication
of the largest study of infants and babies treated with a laser for birthmarks, port wine stains, and other vascular related skin conditions on the face and body. Roy Geronemus, M.D., a world authority on the treatment of laser-based vascular anomalies at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, treated a total of 197 infants and babies with the Vbeam laser in an office setting without
the need for anesthesia or surgery. The results of these Vbeam treatments include 26% of the patients experiencing complete clearing and 41% having greater than 75% improvement, with no cases of scarring or pigmentary change.
Candela recently introduced the Vbeam Prima laser system to the market, representing the latest innovation in 30 years of clinical leadership for the Vbeam franchise.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:56

FDA Proposes New Sunscreen Regulations

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States. The proposal addresses sunscreen active ingredient safety, dosage forms, sun protection factor (SPF), and broad-spectrum requirements. It also proposes updates to how products are labeled to make it easier for consumers to identify key product information.
The Skin Cancer Foundation applauded the FDA for working to elevate standards for effective sun protection. As science and technology have advanced over the past several years to dramatically improve the efficacy of sunscreens, continued evaluation of the regulations associated with them is necessary.

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