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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