UP & COMING SKIN CARE COMPANIES
the entire system, which she
uses in her private practice,
Dermatology Associates of
New York, as well.
Why We’re Watching:
Replere is touted as the skin
care line that everyone can
use: people with normal
skin, people with dry skin,
people with combination
skin, people with acne-prone
skin, people with aging skin,
people with sensitive skin—
young and old, all ethnic
types. The Greenwich, CT-based company was created because
Palmer’s patients were asking for an effective physician-strength
skin care alternative to treat their signs of aging in a natural way,
According to Palmer, Replere is the first antioxidant skin
care line that targets the five free radicals that damage and age
the skin: peroxyl, hydroxyl, peroxynitrite, superoxide anion and
singlet oxygen. It is the first complete antioxidant solution. The
products also tap into the power of coffee—namely Coffea arabica fruit (the berry of the coffee plant)—to help nourish skin and
make it more youthful and more radiant.
Said Palmer, “Coffea arabica (and coffee in general) is one of
the most potent antioxidants. In fact, most people don’t know
that coffee is the single most commonly consumed antioxidant
and the number one source of antioxidants in the United States!
To this day, the coffee fruit is hand picked on coffee farms (as
it has been done for over 1,000 years) and it is known by the
farmers that the fruit is rejuvenating—and those who pick it have
younger looking hands.”
Besides containing coffea arabica, Replere formulations also
feature pine bark, goji and açai berries, grapeseed, pomegranate,
green tea and vitamins A, C and E. In fact, the formulas contain
over 70% antioxidants, said Dr. Palmer.
Replere products are packaged in airless containers to prevent bacterial and fungal contamination and loss of potency too.
What’s Next: Dr. Palmer is looking to expand the line and is currently working on developing a facial serum product.
Names To Know: Lori Leib, creative director and R&D; David
Major Products: Daily Cleanser. This product lightly foams with
water and is infused with peppermint extract for a fresh, calm
and cooling sensation, while vitamins A, C and E, and seaweed
extract help to lock in moisture and protect against environmen-
tal stress and pollutants. Willowbark and alchemilla vulgaris help
to control excess oil and have antimicrobial properties to soothe
and cleanse the skin. Sugar cane offers a dose of glycolic acid us-
ing alpha hydroxy acids to battle the signs of aging while gently
exfoliating your skin.
Hero Product: Hydrating Mask. Formulated with age-defying
antioxidant fruit and plant extracts, this active mask drenches and
hydrates skin, while improving the texture, and in turn reducing dryness and fine lines. Antioxidants like watermelon, green
tea and apple fruit extract give skin a healthy boost and beautiful
Stocked At: Sold at select salons, spas and beauty supply stores
and available at www.bodyography.com
Newest Launch: Overnight Serum, an intense anti-aging treatment serum that delivers a concentrated form of collagen amplifiers that work overnight to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. This
serum contains a high percentage of bamboo and pea extract as
well as glucosamine HCI that fight off free radicals, preventing
new wrinkles from forming and promote skin renewal. When
used nightly, Overnight Serum will diminish the visual signs of
aging and give your skin the necessary elements to look revitalized when you wake, said the company.
Brand Story: BodyographySkin is an extension of complete pro-
fessional makeup line Bodyography Professional Cosmetics—
founded in the early 1990s in San Diego, CA. It is owned and
operated by Robanda International, a manufacturer of 11 pro-
fessional beauty industry brands from nail files to hair col-
or and everything in between. Lori Leib, creative director of
BodyographySkin and Bodyography Professional Cosmetics, is
the daughter of Robanda’s president David Leib and is third gen-
eration in the beauty industry.
Bodyography Skin is designed for all skin types and prom-
ises to deliver anti-aging results and top of the line formulations
that will visibly improve elasticity and the overall look of skin.
Utilizing the power of plant derived ingredients in conjunction
with scientifically proven anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients,
BodyographySkin will reveal resurfaced and rejuvenated skin, ac-
cording to Leib.
Why We’re Watching: BodyographySkin was formulated for all
skin types, men and women. Said Leib, “We created a simple ap-
proach to skin care, offering nine easy to use and easy to un-
derstand products that tackle the main issues that trouble aging
skin. BodyographySkin uses clean ingredients derived from both
natural sources and scientifically proven actives to rehydrate, firm
and brighten dull aging skin.”
Products are cruelty free, vegan, gluten free and paraben free;
also, the brand is ideal for sensitive skin.
“Being linked to a makeup line is the ‘foundation’ of our
products. We want our customers to feel good with and without
makeup on, and in order to get the most out of your makeup
products you need to start at the base—your skin,” said Leib.
What’s Next: According to Leib, “We have two new products
launching in the range: a coconut milk radiance lifting serum and
a spray facial sunscreen in SPF 30.” •