Best New Product Award Winners Announced at NY NOW Winter 2017 Market

NEW YORK, NY — Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards and “Best Exclusive Launch” Award for 2017 were announced at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. Each of the winning companies stood out among hundreds of entries that showcased the leading trends in home, lifestyle and gift. 

NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards
NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market! Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winner was chosen from each of the ten sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections on display in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, including the Accent on Design® section, which was added to the program for the first time this market.

“This year’s ‘Best New Product’ Awards winners are all incredible examples of this year’s hottest trends and truly set the bar for design in a variety of categories,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW Co-Director and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “NY NOW is the destination for the most innovative brands that are combining design and functionality and our panel of expert judges certainly had a wealth of options to consider before naming this year’s winners.”

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Pevonia Products Used for NHL All Star Commercial

NYC-based celebrity makeup artist, Alexis Frank, mentioned Pevonia®’s Myoxy Caviar® line on Instagram in regards to her latest project with the National Hockey League (NHL). She recently worked with Peter Gordon and Lo Fi films on this NBC Sports NHL All Star Game Commercial and used the following Pevonia products on the actors in the commercial:

 Myoxy-Caviar® Timeless Repair Lotion

 Myoxy-Caviar® Timeless Eye Contour

 Myoxy-Caviar® Timeless Repair Cream

See the commercial here:

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About Pevonia Botanica:

Pevonia believes the most powerful ingredients in skincare come from the safest source – nature. For nearly three decades, Pevonia has used highly sustainable processes in line with the company’s stance on environmental conservation, tests only on humans, and is the leader in delivering natural skincare solutions to the finest spas and professional aestheticians worldwide. Pevonia is coveted by celebrities, influencers and media and continuously innovates by delivering outstanding skin solutions that restore, rejuvenate, and revitalize all skin types.

Hand and Stone spa franchise comes to Middletown – Everyone needs a day to kick back and relax, and now with the opening of Hand and Stone Spa in Middletown, residents have one more option to choose from.

Franchisee Diana Simons opened her first Hand and Stone Spa location in Bear over two years ago, and after repeated client requests for a Middletown location, Simons has now brought her services to the M.O.T area, situating her spa at 401 South Ridge Avenue.


“We are the only franchise that offers facials, massages and hair removal,” Simons said. “The location in Bear was doing great, but we had a lot of clients that were driving from Middletown, Dover, and even farther than that, which is why we opened our second location.”

Simons noted that the Bear location reached 1000 members in under 18 months, and that she has similar expectations for the new Middletown location.

“I expect Middletown to accumulate the same number of memberships as Bear,” Simons said. “Just because there is a demand for ours services. There is just nobody around here that does what we do in this environment.”

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The Green Spa Network Adds New Board Members

Atlanta, GA (January 17, 2017) The Green Spa Network (GSN) has expanded its board of directors to include Adar Venyige, Director of Sales, VB Cosmetics, Inc. and Amber Marie Beard, Vice President Sustainability, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

After receiving his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Mr. Venyige has pursued a wide range of entrepreneurial endeavors. Most recently, he has entered the Spa and Wellness industry working with Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer to bring a revolutionary sustainable nail product to market.

Ms. Beard is a veteran sustainability professional having spent 11 years working globally through sustainable architecture, construction, development, real estate investment, private equity and now hospitality with leading luxury hotel, resort and spa brand, Six Senses.

“Both Adar and Amber bring fresh enthusiasm for the pursuit of a sustainable future to the GSN Board”, says Karen Short, GSN Board President and SVP of Sales and Marketing for Universal Companies. “Adding direct experience in implementing sustainability initiatives in the product realm and corporate setting to our team supports GSN’s position as a thought leader in promoting sustainability through vitality.”

GSN also lauds the steadfast dedication of two senior board members who concluded their terms last year. Lisa Jacobs, Senior Consultant with Blu Spas Inc. plans to remain active moving into an Emeritus role after 6+ years on the board and Brian Paris, Vice President Sales, Earthlite & Living Earth Crafts continues to serve on committees after his generous service over 4 years.

About Green Spa Network:

GSN is a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting sustainability in and through the spa and wellness industry. Their mission is to promote the vital connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of our planet. Through networking, education, and best practices developed with its membership of the nation’s most innovative green spas, GSN is setting the standard for social and environmental sustainability in the industry.

Contact: Jessica Gilden | Business Manager | 800-275-3045 |

International Light Association comes to North America for the first time in Six Years

Pioneers in the field of Light and Color from Across the Globe Share Latest Discoveries at 14th Annual ILA Conference: The Power of Light

Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 19, 2017)—The International Light Association (ILA) is pleased to announce their annual conference will take place April 30 to May 3 at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel in Florida. Hosted in North America for the first time in six years, the ILA Conference: “The Power of Light,” will feature presentations from 17 of the most renowned light therapists and researchers from across North America, Europe and Asia.

The presentations will touch on a wide variety of topics on light and color therapy, including light-based acupuncture and acupressure, as well as the health risks associated with new lighting technologies (such as LEDs). The conference will also feature Light-in-action workshops, an interactive marketplace and fun cultural events.

“I look forward to learning about the latest discoveries in the field of color light therapy and how to apply them to improve the body’s ability to self-heal and induce deep relaxation,” says conference attendee Ronel Corbin, DOM – Owner and Clinical Director of Healing Elephant Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic. “An impressive selection of international speakers brings a level of authenticity to the use of color light therapy that has been lacking in the Wellness Industry in the U.S.”

The event’s Platinum Sponsor is PhotonWave —a light machine used for detoxification of body and mind. Ms. Corbin and ILA Conference Coordinator Vanessa Cisneros, L.Ac. have integrated the PhotonWave in their Florida acupuncture practice. Leona Vermeire, a therapist from Belgium, will demonstrate the PhotonWave in a workshop and discuss how the use of light therapy through the eyes boosts the immune system and uplifts emotions.
“The purpose of the conference is to educate a wide variety of professionals and individuals on the latest treatments, techniques and technologies to promote health, enhance performance, and raise consciousness,” says Cisneros. “A wide range of attendees includes therapists, acupuncturists, bodyworkers, energy healers, psychologists and medical doctors who use light and color to treat a great variety of conditions. A common application is to reduce stress, which is a major cause of chronic disease.”

Noted speakers at this year’s conference include Dr. Detlef Schikora (Germany), creator of the Laserneedle technique; Esogetic Colorpuncture principal Manohar Croke (USA); Dee Ann Newbold (USA), a recent keynote at the 2nd Annual World Congress of High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in Hangzhou, China; and Dr. Pascal Vidal (France) who, together with Dr. Pierre Magnin has taken Nogier auricular acupuncture to new heights.

Masako Shimizu from Japan will demonstrate the Lightwave Tuning System based on the work of Dr. Hiroyuki Harada, a physician whose insights come from medical qi gong. Additional topics include the epigenetics of the built environment, optimum lighting in hospitals for interventions and recovery, countering e‑pollution, cleansing blood with the use of ultra violet light, light in psychotherapy and consciousness.

About The International Light Association

The International Light Association was founded at the 2003 Light Medicine Conference in Antwerp, Belgium. Today the ILA is a diverse group of individuals interested in the use of light and color for health and wellbeing. ILA members have a common desire to share knowledge, skills and passions; learn about and apply the latest theories, techniques and technologies in light and color; promote health, enhance performance and raise consciousness. The ILA mission is to share and disseminate information; educate, initiate and promote research; and create an open-hearted, broad-minded and integrative community in the field of Light. The ILA Annual Conference is held in different locations around the globe, the latest one having taken place in Vienna, Austria, in 2016.

*Media and Product Sponsorships are available


Conference Contact:

Vanessa Cisneros, L.Ac, Conference Coordinator

International Light Association

Tel: 786-592-0105

Media Contact:

Nancy Griffin, Principal

Contento Marketing