Meet the Team at COSMEDIX

The Spa Industry Association is supported across the Globe by our wonderful Sponsors and behind every company are real people, doing real work…we wouldn’t be able to support you our members, without their help.

Let’s meet a few of them! 

Ryan Christopher:

 
Where do you live and what is a favorite travel destination? 

I live in Atlanta, and have the pleasure of traveling regularly with COSMEDIX. One of my favorite travel destinations is Alberta, Canada. I visit all three Fairmont hotel properties nestled in the Canadian Rockies and enjoy the scenic road trip in between each of them. As much as I love the ocean lapping up on the beach, the mountain tops can be even more serene and grounding.

 

What is your favorite hobby and how do you spend your free time? 

When I’m not working I’m spending time with family. My 7 year old godson keeps me running every weekend with basketball, baseball, cub scouts, and any other activity he can get his hands on! 

What excites you about being part of the COSMEDIX team? 
I love being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. A skincare brand like COSMEDIX can lift a client’s self esteem by correcting skin issues with their formulas. It can also improve a spa owners quality of life by providing a successful business partnership. Working to make a positive difference in anything is always worth it. 
Rachel Sullivan

Rachel Sullivan:

Where do you live and what is a favorite travel destination?

I live in Atlanta, GA and I love to travel all over the world. I love exploring other cultures and trying new dishes and experiences. My favorite travel destination is the Caribbean because I love warm weather, relaxing on the beach and swimming in the pristine, crystal-blue waters.

 

What is your favorite hobby and how do you spend your free time?

I love kickboxing. It is great exercise that pushes me past my limits and keeps me in shape. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and pets!

What excites you about being part of the COSMEDIX team? I love developing products for Cosmedix because I’m very passionate about skin care. As a cosmetic chemist, I love discovering new ingredients and technology to advance our products and creating clinically effective products that deliver results. I’m excited to be part of an incredible team that is equally passionate about our amazing products!

A little more about the team…

Ryan Christopher, Global Education Director: As the Global Education Director, Ryan Christopher brings to COSMEDIX over 13 years of professional skin care experience working with the skin in practice and in theory. Christopher is a licensed and ITEC certified practitioner that formerly served as the director of education at a learning institution creating curriculum and setting the foundation for the next generation of aestheticians. With COSMEDIX, he will take his full service spa experience to the next level with the creation of global online and regional training seminars to help those around the world partner with us to change the face of cosmetics with better skin service and care.

Rachel Sullivan, Director of Product Development, is an accomplished R&D chemist with a diverse background and unique skill set that bridges the gap between science and marketing. Rachel joined ASTRAL HEALTH & BEAUTY in 2015 to drive innovation and boost speed-to-market success for all three of ASTRAL’s brands. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Emory University and has created reactive materials for the Department of Defense, patented novel encapsulation techniques for active ingredients in the medical and cosmetic industries, and has formulated advanced anti-aging skin care products and color cosmetics. Rachel has a proven track record of bringing high-quality, innovative products to the marketplace and is dedicated to bringing excellence to her team.

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THE PROFESSIONAL’S CHOICE

The Professional’s Choice

Four Epicuren stand-out products scooped up awards in the 2017 DAYSPA Professional Choice Awards! Spa pros were asked to nominate their professional skincare favs both in and out of the treatment room and we are so honored to be recognized!

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Soothe Dermal Repair Balm

enriched with Sea Whip & Shea Butter

Ease your dry, sensitive skin with this luxuriously rich and deeply moisturizing botanical balm. Enriched with a symphony of immediate and long-term calming and protective ingredients to allow your skin to recover and create a balanced, healthy appearing complexion.

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Bulgarian Rose Otto

enriched with pure Bulgarian Rose Oil

A fine blend of exquisite moisturizing oils designed to richly hydrate the skin, leaving your skin with a resilient, luminous glow.

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Brazilian Propolis Serum Moisturizer

enriched with pure Propolis

A silky power-packed serum, naturally rich in vitamins, key amino acids, minerals, omegas, bioflavonoids, and micronutrients. This rich blend will leave the skin feeling smooth and supple while supporting the skin’s natural healing capabilities.

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Protein Mist Enzyme Toner

enhanced with the Epicuren Metadermabolic™ Enzyme

Packed full of B vitamins, Collagen Amino Acids and Niacin the Protein Mist Enzyme Toner restores the skin’s pH, while hydrating and refreshing the skin.

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Heather Linberg

Heather Linberg

Epicuren®’s Skincare Specialist

Heather is a lover of all things health, wellness, and beauty! A leading industry expert, she has been sharing her passion for creative health and beauty solutions for over 10 years. Her extensive knowledge of wellness and skincare has made her an invaluable resource to an impressive list of beauty editors, celebrity makeup artists, and red carpet A-listers! You can contact her at heatherl@epicuren.com.

To offer Epicuren Discovery® in your spa, contact | sales@epicuren.com

For International Inquiries, contact | global@epicuren.com

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How the Magnesphere™ Works

Here is a nice overview, looking at the Magnesphere by Magneceutical Health.

The precise mechanism of operation can be explained by well-accepted principles of Quantum physics and biology, and is comprised of four basic elements:

1. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: The basic physics principle by which a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device applies an external magnetic field to alter molecular or atomic targets in the body to achieve its results. The MRI device alters the molecules in the body with a very powerful magnet, in such a dramatic manner as to be able to obtain an image. In contrast, the Magnesphere™ device utilizes the same principle, albeit at targeted field strengths of a much lower (physiologic) level.

2. Chronic Stress: Adversely affects disease states and chronic conditions of many types, leading to an exacerbation of symptoms (typically stiffness, pain, inflammation, energy level, and sleep)

 

3. Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve with precise, physiologic magnetic fields produces a balancing effect on the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and its two branches: Sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and Parasympathetic (“rest and digest”). See the image below for a diagram of showing the importance of the Autonomic Nervous System.

4. By measuring the change in the balance of the ANS, using the biomarker Heart Rate Variability (HRV), we are able to determine which magnetic field(s) are best suited to “enhance feelings of relaxation” and help improve symptoms that have been exacerbated by Chronic Stress.

 

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Click Here to download 25 years of science and research behind Magnetic Resonance Therapy

Baby, you’ve got to love yourself! For the love of your skin!

Relationships come & go but your skin is with you forever. Show your skin some love & give yourself the special devotion you deserve! While this month is all about showing how much you love others…don’t forget about loving yourself too!

 

For the LOVE of your skin!

Your skincare routine is a sacred time to be at one with yourself & devote to self-loving moments. Implement these two ritualistic experiences a few times a week to indulge during your me time.

2-Step Face Ritual

Step 1 | Hydrating Mineral Mask

enhanced with restorative mineral complexes

A creamy mineral complex mask designed to restore the skin’s vitality and moisture levels. This versatile mask provides a necessary protective barrier, leaving the skin soft and supple from head to toe.

HOW TO

Apply after your cleansing & exfoliating step. Leave on 10 -15 minutes, then remove with warm water.

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Step 2 | Bulgarian Rose Otto

enhanced with pure Bulgarian Rose Oil

A fine blend of exquisite moisturizing oils designed to richly hydrate the skin, providing a resilient, luminous glow. This product may also be used as a spot treatment around the mouth and eye area, or mixed with your daily moisturizer as a moisture ‘boost’.

HOW TO

Apply Bulgarian Rose Otto generously as your decadent moisturizing treatment following the Hydrating Mineral Mask to leave your skin with a radiant glow.

Step 1 | Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish

enhanced with pure Tangerine Oil

Renew your skin with this uplifting citrus scrub that gently exfoliates the body using softly honed walnut shells and apricot kernels to refresh your skin and spirit.

HOW TO

Polish away dull skin with Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish as a prep-step prior to drenching your skin in luxury with Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil.

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Step 2 | Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil

energetically infused with the attracting vibrations of Rose Quartz

Rich & supple, yet lightweight, this deeply moisturizing oil awakens romantic devotion while restoring a sense of peaceful splendor. Energetically infused with the attracting vibrations of rose quartz crystals, tender white jasmine and deep pink pepper and vanilla, fuse with spirited red mandarin, inciting unconditional love, joy & light without limitation.

HOW TO

Following your prep-step with Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish, replenish the skin while illuminating your ageless brilliance & drench in luxury with Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil as your finale. TIP: A healthy alternative to perfume, this fine body oil is hand-crafted to also assist with nourishing devitalized spirit.

Heather Linberg

Heather Linberg

Epicuren®’s Skincare Specialist

Heather is a lover of all things health, wellness, and beauty! A leading industry expert, she has been sharing her passion for creative health and beauty solutions for over 10 years. Her extensive knowledge of wellness and skincare has made her an invaluable resource to an impressive list of beauty editors, celebrity makeup artists, and red carpet A-listers! You can contact her at heatherl@epicuren.com.

To offer Epicuren Discovery® in your spa, contact | sales@epicuren.com

For International Inquiries, contact | global@epicuren.com

Read more at the Epicuren blog here>