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Profile: Filling a Spa Niche
By: Pamela Hill
Posted: February 11, 2008, from the February 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.Back to the February issue.
After more than 16 years of working in medical spas, registered nurse and educator Pamela Hill saw a gap in the skin care industry. Products, she thought, were lacking effectiveness and diversity. From the treatment rooms of her Colorado-based medical spas, Facial Aesthetics, Inc., Hill filled a niche. Throughout the past eight years, she formulated the Pamela Hill Skin Care cosmeceutical line, steering her products toward clients’ needs in preparation for a national and then global marketing launch.
The line includes products for both professional and at-home use—sold at physician’s offices, spas and medical spas. Hill’s cleansers and moisturizers aim at upholding the effects of therapeutic spa treatments, such as microdermabrasion, with an ingredient mix that includes topical vitamins and antioxidants.
“The at-home products include glycolic and lactic acids, vitamin C serums, enzyme masks, green tea moisturizer, as well as a segment of the line that includes peptides,” Hill says. “The back bar line is used for treatments in the spa and includes products such as lactic and glycolic acid peels, neutralizer gel, masks and moisturizers.”
Environmentally safe and free from animal testing, Pamela Hill Skin Care is designed to promote healthy aging.
“I wanted a product line that would perform,” Hill says. “To have an entire line that performs to a high standard is hard to find and even harder to manufacturer.”