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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.

Made By Yoke Founder Story

Made by Yoke is a beautiful wellness brand that will be exhibiting at this year’s Cosmoprof North America convention held July 29th – 31st at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. We wanted to give you a taste of what you can expect from this wellness brand that supports natural wellbeing through the practices of Ayurveda. Made By Yoke creates goods for the inner journey, and is rooted in the foundations of yoga and Ayurveda. Each product is made with intention, led by the wisdom of ancient cultures, and crafted seasonally through sustainable practices. All goods are socially and spiritually motivated – designed to honor the journey within. Tamara jones, Founder & CEO of made by yoke Q. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started in the beauty business? I was studying Ayurveda in the coastal countryside of Australia, and I began mixing herbal…

10 Key Takeaways for Selling Skincare to Men

What Men Really Want From Skincare In my never-ending quest to uncover what men really want from skincare and grooming products, I spoke at length with Justina Mejia-Montane, Vice President Global Product Development, Aveda. “We know from men that their number-one concern is hair loss—that’s not a surprise to anyone,” she told me. But once this becomes a concern for men, it’s when they go into [product] action and start looking in the mirror. “The difference between men and women is that men are more of a reactionary consumer,” shares Mejia-Montane. “Women are more proactive, they try to prevent things—men are more like, ‘I see what’s happening in the mirror, and now I’m going to start taking reparative measures to address that.’” Mejia-Montane’s professional path includes time spent at Estee Lauder, where “One of the brands I was fortunate enough to work on was Lab Series for men.” She worked…

The New face of Natural Makeup: The Beauty Trend

Poor pigmentation. Too dry. Not long-lasting. Those are the three major issues that natural makeup has going against it, shares Nevio Ragazzini, a New York City-based makeup artist who, in his 25-year career, has worked on such beauties as Sophia Loren, Keira Knightley, and Natalie Portman. “It’s just hard to find a really good natural makeup brand,” he says. So, what is the beauty trend with natural makeup?

Spas & Makeup: A Missed Retail Opportunity

Spas + Makeup + Retail
By: Mary Bemis, Founder & Editorial Director, InsidersGuidetoSpas.com and Co-Curator
Cosmoprof Discover Green and Discover Green Leaf

When I’m at a spa, be it day, destination or resort, I always check out the makeup offerings. And I can tell you it’s on the rare occasion that I’ve seen a makeup retail display done right—or even a decent, trend-forward makeup brand in the mix.

Is Glam-Comfort the New Beauty Trend?

By Mary Bemis
Editorial Director, InsidersGuidetoSpas.com & Co-Curator, Cosmoprof North America Discover Green and Discover Green Leaf

I was catching up on my magazine reading the other day and came across a fashion story summarizing the season’s trends by writer Lisa Armstrong in Harper’s Bazaar. One sentence in Armstrong’s piece really struck me:

“If the ‘70s owned glam-rock, in 2018 we have glam-comfort.”

Interview with Leonardo Rocco, Founder of Rocco Donna

Curated By: Tiffany Mitchell
Cosmoprof North America Team Member at CosmoprofNorthAmerica.com

Chatting with the Founder of Rocco Donna professional, Leonardo Rocco

We took some time to go behind the scenes of Rocco Donna Professional and chat with the Founder, Leonardo Rocco. Rocco Donna will be attending this years’ Cosmoprof North America 2018 show, held July 29th-31st in Las Vegas, NV. Rocco has an amazing story; continue reading to learn more about his fascinating background in beauty and how Rocco Donna first began.

The Cannabis Dilemma and How It Relates to Beauty

By: Tiffany Mitchell
Cosmoprof North America Team Member at CosmoprofNorthAmerica.com

the cannabis dilemma in health and wellness

Cannabidiol—CBD, better known as cannabis, has become an ingredient that is highly controversial when used in health and wellness products. However, the use of CBD in products has natural healing components that offer pleasing results for consumers who opt for CBD treatment.