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PBS named the Australian Distributor of Organic Nation

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Skincare powered by certified ingredients and cosmeceutical science

Professional Beauty Solutions are proud to announce that they have acquired the salon distribution of Organic Nation in Australia.

Made in Australia for the world, Organic Nation fuses science and organic ingredients to provide a unique skincare brand that offers real change to the skin.

Organic Nation uses Certified Organic ingredients in their range of cleansers, scrubs, serums, and face and body moisturisers, that are grown, harvested and processed to avoid contamination from pesticides, fertilisers and toxins. This ensures the plants and the final ingredients they produce are 100% pure - just as nature intended.

Did you know that more than 90% of all skincare products use more water in their formulas than anything else? In an effort to provide pure performance skincare, Organic Nation uses organic aloe vera gel instead of water in its products, setting themselves apart from other skincare brands. With over 150 nutritional properties found in aloe vera, the addition of this ingredient means Organic Nation products have a beautifully smooth feel, and provide calming, hydrating and balancing benefits that water-based products simply can’t achieve.

“We’ve been an admirer of Organic Nation since we first discovered the brand and with the growing demand for skincare ranges that are organic and Australian-made, it’s crucial for businesses to cater to this forward-thinking market. Our salons, spas and clinics know they have a growing number of customers that are demanding a brand that ticks these boxes, so we knew it was extremely important for PBS to offer a brand such as Organic Nation.

When acquiring a new brand, it’s really important to us that there’s a clear distinction between it and each of the brands we already offer our clients. For PBS to consider a brand it must be world-class and must serve a strong demand in salons, spas and clinics, and while it’s okay for some of our brands to have a little crossover, they must be clearly distinct from each other. For all these reasons, we believe Organic Nation is the perfect fit for PBS and our salons.”- Matt Williams, CEO of Professional Beauty Solutions

THE STORY BEHIND ORGANIC NATION

The foundation of Organic Nation is 25+ years spent learning about and improving organic skincare formulas. Combining knowledge of organic ingredients with advances in medicine and science to create the best possible skincare products, founders Vanessa and George Jily have been involved with leading global holistic skincare brands for over 25 years and their passion for organic skincare is an extension of their wellness lifestyle and philosophy.

In the late 1980s George and Vanessa formed a partnership with Dr Jurgen Klien of Jurlique, who had developed a range or organic skin care products. Dr Klien introduced George and Vanessa to practices such as bio-dynamic farming and using essential oils and organic ingredients - concepts that were new to the skincare industry, as people’s understanding of the benefits of organic ingredients were still in their infancy.

After working internationally with Jurlique for many years, George and Vanessa introduced the Aveda brand to Australia in the 1990s. Little known outside the USA at the time, Aveda had a distinctive style that showed the beauty industry how a brand formulated with natural ingredients and botanicals, and with a strong corporate sustainability philosophy, could be successful.

In the early 2000s, George and Vanessa launched Uspa, their own professional skincare and spa brand. Uspa quickly expanded into 12 countries; on the way developing unique treatment protocols, destination spa locations and over 100 different skin and body products.

In 2014 George and Vanessa sold the Uspa brand so they could refocus and reset their goals. They realised that to move forward they needed to set a new benchmark and take skincare to new heights and even higher standards – a standard that incorporates performance, sustainability, transparency and accessibility into the business model.

Organic Nation reflects 25 years of learning and development on a journey to create an organic pure performance skincare range that brings about positive change to the skin. Transparency to track ingredients from the soil to the skin, best practices that embrace sustainable production, and Certified Organic ingredients to ensure purity all put Organic Nation in a league of its own.

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If you wish to learn more about adding Organic Nation to your salon or spa, please call 1800 625 387.

Introducing the Dermalux Flex

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The most advanced portable LED Phototherapy system in the world.

Are you ready to Flex?  The Dermalux Flex is an entry level professional LED Phototherapy device featuring proprietary LED technology and the Dermalux guarantee of quality and efficacy and is now available in Australia through Professional Beauty Solutions.

Clinically proven Blue 415nm, Red 633nm and Near Infrared 830nm delivered via single wavelength LEDs ensure targeted light delivery into the skin. Wavelengths can be selected as individual or multi-wavelength treatments.

The flexible LED canopy is secured in a base unit for application to the face and can be removed and positioned flat for treatment of the body.

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Due to the high demand after the official launch at the PBS Skin Summit, secure your Flex today!  

Cambodian "Little Sisters" Sponsorship Update

As you may already know, PBS sponsors five young Cambodian girls through the Bestow Sisterhood and the Cambodia Charitable Trust (CCT), helping them stay in school and protecting them against the very real dangers of human trafficking and sex slavery.

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In a country with no welfare system and no community groups offering any form of support, this kind of direct sponsorship is often the only support available to a young girl and her family. Besides helping her to attend school, sponsorship also enables her family to use the money for food, additional school lessons, medical costs or to help their other children.

Education breaks the poverty cycle and gives children choices and here at PBS we’re so glad to be able to give five young girls the opportunity to realise their potential and strive for a better life for themselves.

In February, CCT visited one of our “Little Sisters” Dalen, at her school and we wanted to share a bit about her and the real, tangible difference that sponsorship can make to an entire family.

11 years old and in grade six at school, Dalen is a curious, bright and well-behaved student with a very sweet smile. Her and her 8-year-old brother live with their great grandmother who is 78 years old and who also raised Dalen’s father. In rural Cambodia it’s not uncommon for children to live with grandparents or great grandparents, as parents often have to live and work in cities in order to earn even the most basic wage.

Both Dalen’s parents live in Phnom Penh; her father works in a print shop and her mother works in a garment factory. Every two weeks they make the three-hour trip home by motorbike or shared van to see Dalen and her brother and share what little money they earn with the family. Their wages are minimal and their working conditions poor, but it’s better than having no work at all.

Dalen’s grandfather (her father’s father) lives nearby and takes Dalen and her brother to and from school each day to ensure they get there safely. Dalen’s family home has a toilet and electricity for lights, and they also have a small rice field that harvests enough rice to feed the family for most of the year.

Dalen has dreams for the future and wants to be a doctor or work in a company when she grows up. For now, she enjoys skipping and playing traditional Khmer games with her younger brother and likes making art.

CCT tells us that the sponsorship money received each month is such a help to Dalen’s grandmother as it ensures the family has enough food to eat and covers basic school requirements. We’re so glad to be able to provide assistance to Dalen’s hardworking family and ease their financial burdens by any measure!

Want to get involved?

Why not make 2019 the year that you and your salon get involved and start giving back? The impact of these charitable contributions is immediate and profound and the following options are a wonderful way to incorporate philanthropy into your business model.

Sponsor a girl

For just $40 per month you can sponsor a young Cambodian girl – providing her with a school uniform, essential school stationery, access to health programs and a monthly contribution to her family’s living costs, helping to lift them out of poverty.

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Salons can also become part of the Bestow Sisterhood by stocking and selling Generositea – the official Bestow Sisterhood tea. This beautiful rose-coloured tea is an organic blend of lemongrass, peppermint, hibiscus, cinnamon and cardamom and 100% of profits from its sales go to support the work of the Cambodia Charitable Trust.

Launched in New Zealand in April 2017, the Bestow Sisterhood is a partnership between Bestow Beauty founder, Janine Tait and her sister, Denise Arnold, who founded the Cambodia Charitable Trust in 2008.

The Cambodia Charitable Trust currently supports 12 primary schools, four secondary schools and two teachers’ training colleges in the Takeo and Kampot Provinces of Cambodia.

Australia Bans Animal Testing

Animals were shown a lot of love this Valentine’s Day when the Australian Senate passed the Government's Industrial Chemicals Bills 2017, which included a provision to ban animal testing on chemicals used as ingredients in cosmetics. This means that Australia has finally joined the EU and the UK in effectively banning cosmetic animal testing in Australia.

While it’s widely accepted that Australia’s cosmetic industry doesn’t conduct animal testing, under these new measures the industry regulator won’t allow companies to use data gleaned from any animal testing conducted on or after July 1st 2020 when introducing a new chemical or ingredient to their products.

For too long the beauty industry has relied on outdated and questionable animal testing methods that have well-known scientific limitations. This is because different species can respond differently from each other (and importantly, differently from humans) when exposed to the same chemicals. This means that results from animal tests may not be relevant to humans because they under- or over-estimate a certain ingredient’s hazard to humans.

Animals subjected to cosmetic testing include rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and rats. Testing methods include chemicals being rubbed onto shaved skin or dripped into eyes, repeated oral force-feeding studies lasting weeks or months to look for signs of general illness or specific health hazards (such as cancer or birth defects), and even widely condemned “lethal dose” tests in which animals are forced to swallow massive amounts of a test chemical to determine the dose that causes death. These tests cause considerable pain and distress including blindness, swollen eyes, burns, internal bleeding, organ damage, birth defects, convulsions and death. Pain relief is not provided to these animals and at the end of a test the animals are killed, typically by asphyxiation, neck-breaking or decapitation.

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“The ban has been designed so there will be no incentive to conduct animal tests to meet the information requirements for introduction of chemicals used solely in cosmetics in Australia,” said Brian Quinlan from the Department of Health. The future of product testing lies in non-animal testing that focuses on how chemicals and drugs affect humans (rather than animals) and this new law will only permit safety data from testing on industrial chemicals that are for sole use in cosmetics if that testing is not performed on animals.

This ban is a huge win for the animals and an important step towards banning animal testing in all industries, worldwide. Here at Professional Beauty Solutions we’re proud to be a cruelty free company whose brands have never tested on animals and are not sold in countries where animal testing is compulsory. We’re excited to be a part of the growing cruelty free movement and look forward to watching animal testing become a thing of the past!



Dermalux LED WINS ‘Best Manufacturer in the UK’ at the 2018 Aesthetic Awards.

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We are delighted to announce that Dermalux has won ‘Best Manufacturer in the UK’ at the prestigious 2018 Aesthetics Awards. This exciting win continues a six-year winning streak at the London-based awards where Dermalux won ‘Best New Treatment 2013’, and ‘Treatment of the Year’ in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Recognition for excellence in medical aesthetics is so important and the Aesthetics Awards acknowledges and rewards practitioners, companies and organisations that endorse best practice, deliver outstanding customer service, demonstrate unprecedented skill and who uphold robust ethics in the field of aesthetic medicine.

More than 800 guests gathered at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on Saturday 1st December 2018, to celebrate the incredible achievements of brands, clinics, practitioners, treatments and distributors in 26 categories across the entire industry.

Dermalux beat out other commendable finalists, including Lynton Lasers and Sterimedix Aesthetics to claim the incredible ‘Best Manufacturer in the UK’ title.

This award recognises the manufacturers who offer an up-to-date range of equipment and product development, as well as demonstrating excellent customer service and ongoing support for practitioners using their products.

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According to the entry, Dermalux’s approach allows the team to control component quality and push boundaries in terms of technology and reliability, resulting in the production of high-quality products that are sold all over the world. One voter said the brand delivered, “excellent customer service”, while another said “innovation and stringent quality system that provides industry-leading product performance, backed by medical device quality safety and reliability.”

Louise Taylor, director of Dermalux, commented on the win saying, “This is a fantastic achievement for us. The Aesthetics Awards recognises those who follow best practice and excellence and this award demonstrates our continued commitment to the quality and efficacy of our technology to ensure it is results driven, industry leading and safe. We would just like to thank all of our clients and partners across the world for their continued support!”

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