Founder Story: Azure

Interview with the Founder of Azure Medical Technologies
Down to earth: how an aerospace engineering pro switched gears to create state-of-the-art skincare devices.
The founder of Azure, an aerospace engineer, has a deep desire to share his knowledge and give people top-flight products that work.

Beauty Tribe: A Powerful Sisterhood

Interview with Co-Founder Michiyo Oishi

 Q. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started in the beauty business?

I co-founded Beauty Tribe with my two sisters, Lea and Aki—The Oishi Sisters. We all have different educational backgrounds; the eldest, Lea, is a visual artist; I am a potter; and Aki, the youngest, studied economics. Our Japanese grandfather built factories in the 1970s, and he found his niche in beauty appliances. Those were the days when he helped women achieve that perfect Farrah Fawcett look.

Spa Pros Share What’s Trending with Devices

With today’s emphasis on holistic beauty, I was curious to learn more about whether or not there is an uptick in devices in the spa. I reached out to a number of spa and wellness professionals for their expert input.

“I have seen an uptick of devices at spa trade shows, but not necessarily an uptick in their use in spas,” notes Ella Kent, Director of Spa, Fitness, and Racquet Sports at Sea Island Resort.

Cirem Beverly Hills: Interview with the Founder

Cirem Beverly Hills | Pharmaceutical Cosmetics

Q. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started in the beauty business?

We were born in a family-owned pharmacy with a passion for effortless wellness for all of our patients. Our specialty was in compounding, and we enjoyed helping our patients with our unique services. We noticed the increased demand for skincare, especially with our celebrity patients, as well as, unfortunately, the negative side effects that often ensued with almost all of the prescription-only ingredients in our formulas.

Raw Nature. Refined Skincare.

Interview with Founder of Ao Skincare, Mark Gary
MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC, FRCPA, ABPath, ABDermpath, FRACCS, FASMS

Q. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started in the beauty business?

I am a dermatologist and a dermatopathologist. My training was completed at Harvard, Cornell, and New Zealand. I have a keen interest in cosmetic dermatology, and I have been interested in cosmeceuticals for many years as part of my clinical practice. Together with my partners, we have worked hard to develop a range of skincare products with validated active ingredients which act synergistically to guide skin health toward its optimum state.