• Up & Coming Skin Care
achieve quick, noticeable results without the use
of carcinogens, according to the company. Consisting of serums, cleansers, moisturizers, masks
and creams, Skin 2 Skin Care is recommended
for men and women, ages 20 and up of all skin
types—from sensitive to dry. Using a combination of cutting-edge peptide technology and 20
certified organic botanical extracts made in a
FDA and USDA/California Organic Certified lab,
Skin 2 Skin Care is redefining what it means to
be green. For example, the company recently incorporated a new honeysuckle preservative system into its products.
Its latest rollout is 24/7 Rejuvenation, a cream
formulated specifically for maturing skin to prevent signs of premature aging. With four Smart
Antiaging peptides (Tego-PEP 4-17 at 5%, Hy-
aCare50 at 2%, Melanostaine5 at 4% and Eukar-
ion134 at 0.5%), these “21st century
mega-components”stimulate and facilitate collagen and hyaluronic
acid production to increase and maintain volume and elasticity while
tightening and lifting, according to the company.
Skin 2 Skin uses
cutting-edge peptide technology.
According to founder Ken Simpson, “Skin 2 Skin Care has
hardly been around for two years and has received eight national
beauty awards for best products, which has been such an honor.
We are often referred to as one of the most ethical skin care com-
panies in the U.S. This is due to the fact that we are 100% upfront
with what is in our products and why.”
This year, Skin 2 Skin Care also received its PETA and vegan
certification as a skin care line that does not test on animals or have
any animal ingredients (including beeswax)—catering to a grow-
ing green marketplace.
“Our distribution has grown 120% month after month,”Simp-
son told HAPPI.“Our distribution plan is to be in doctors’ offices,
medical spas, resort and day spas, e-commerce and high end spe-
cialty stores in and outside the U.S. market.”
In 2010, the company signed an agreement to begin distribut-
ing products in the Scandinavian doctors’offices and spas. It is also
expanding distribution into England, Canada and Brazil by the end
Simpson is no stranger to the beauty business, as he has been
helping men and women attain healthy, beautiful and youthful
skin for more than 25 years. Growing up in Honolulu, he was introduced to natural products at a young age. This spiked his curiosity for understanding ingredients and coming up with new
ways to use them.
This know-how led him to a career in the retail and design sector, working in product development and merchandising with retailers including Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel and Felissimo NY.
He also played an integral part in the creation of KSL Resort &
Spa’s Signature Brands.
According to Simpson, it was his job to research every minute
detail regarding ingredients, what was healthy, what was effective
and what to avoid.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Oxygen Biotherapeutics Inc.
Key Personnel: Richard Kiral, president; Gerald Klein, chief
medical officer; Michael Jebsen, chief financial officer; Chris Stern,
chief executive officer; Jennifer Rabin, national sales director; Maria
Isabel Tamargo, vice president of marketing
Major Products: Dermacyte Oxygen Concentrate
New Products: Three new oxygenating products will be launched
in 2011 to expand this unique brand.
Oxygen treatments have emerged in the past few years as a new
form of skin care. From creams to spray treatments (including oxygen inhalation), many spas and dermatology offices across the
country now offer oxygen-based products and treatments to
clients. Previously, the only way to deliver oxygen to the skin was through
hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Recently,
Oxygen Biotherapeutics introduced
Dermacyte Oxygen Concentrate, a skin
care product that provides high concentrations of oxygen directly to the
skin without side effects, according to
the company. The cream is absorbed
rapidly without leaving an oily residue.
Dermacyte Oxygen Concentrate
was created by a team of scientists
who worked 15 years to develop oxygen-based treatments for life-threat-ening medical conditions. Helped by
Dermacyte features high
concentrations of oxygen.