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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.

Stock Bestow’s Generositea

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.

ECOCOCO Introduces Crystal Skin Healing

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We hope that by now you’re familiar with the latest addition to the PBS collective - ECOCOCO! Australian owned and made, ECOCOCO is a wellness and lifestyle brand developed with natural, organic and performance based ingredients with certified organic coconut being the brand’s hero ingredient. Their signature treatments are designed to fit into any salon’s current business model and draw on wellness philosophies from all over the world, including Thai and Chinese rituals and Ayurvedic medicinal remedies. It’s no surprise then that ECOCOCO’s professional treatments also include the ancient art of crystal skin healing - a practise that dates back to the Middle Ages, 7th century China, ancient Egypt and India, and beyond.

The use of crystals in the wellness realm is nothing new, but in the past few years they’ve seen a huge rise in popularity, thanks in part to crystal-loving celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr. The power of positive energy is everywhere these days and bringing crystals into your salon space and using them in your treatments is great way to cater to clients who subscribe to their benefits (or at least their beauty!). In other words, if you’ve ever thought about incorporating crystals into your salon in any way, now’s the time to do it!

ECOCOCO offer a range of crystal products, designed to be used in various treatments to enhance skin appearance and client wellbeing, and we’re pleased to announce that these are available for purchase by all PBS salons.

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ROSE QUARTZ FACIAL CRYSTAL

Perhaps the crystal most synonymous with the current wellness movement, rose quartz is the ultimate beauty crystal, believed to reduce impurities and stress in the skin. ECOCOCO’s rose quartz face crystal is designed for use in a soothing massage (a gentler version of the ancient Chinese practice of gua sha) aimed at increasing microcirculation, thereby plumping and smoothing skin and encouraging cell rejuvenation.

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ROSE QUARTZ & AMAZONITE PALM STONES

Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, palm stones are versatile pieces that can be incorporated into treatments in a number of ways. Whether held by clients during treatment or placed on various parts of the face or body during facials and massages, ECOCOCO’s palm stones can be a comforting and grounding tool for your clients

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JADE EYE MUSHROOM

A highly calming stone, jade is great for use on irritated and inflamed skin and is thought to improve skin elasticity. ECOCOCO’s jade eye mushrooms are designed to be used below the orbital bone in gentle gliding movements that encourage lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness and the appearance of fine lines.

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JADE EYE MASK

The coolness and weight of this mask helps reduce pore size, decreases puffiness and relax fine lines. ECOCOCO recommend keeping it in the fridge for ultimate results.


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BLUE CALCITE BODY MASSAGER

This large, smooth crystal feels beautiful in your hand and is thought to clear negative energy, promote physical healing, and encourage rest and relaxation, making it the perfect ECOCOCO piece for use in massages.

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LAVA HOT STONES

Help relieve muscle tension and pain whilst reducing stress and anxiety with ECOCOCO’s hot stones – a simple but luxurious addition to pedicures and massages.

The Australian Beauty Brands You Should Know About

Consumers love to support brands that are Australian owned and made and recent research reveals that more than two-thirds of us prefer to buy genuine Australian-made products. Australia is at the forefront of beauty and skincare development and products are formulated with our laid back lifestyle in mind, making them a great choice for your clients. Plus, you can feel great knowing you’re supporting local businesses and keeping a smile on their faces! Here are the four Aussie brands we’re proud to distribute, from our very own home grown heroes!

Sunescape – Sunless tanning

Sunscape is an Australian owned and made sunless tanning range that was born by the beach in Sydney’s iconic Bondi and developed in partnership with Australia’s number one tanning salon, Tan Temple. After years of working closely with salons all over the country, the creators of Sunescape saw a gap in the market for a sunless tan formula that gave a healthy colour without streaking, patchiness, dryness or an orange undertone, and that was formulated without the use harmful ingredients. As a result, PBS founders Matt and Lisa set out to create a premium sunless tanning range and now Sunescape is known and loved for its natural-looking, long-lasting colour and delicious signature scent. Rest assured that this is a tan your clients will come back for time and time again!

Sunescape products are formulated using natural ingredients like coconut, macadamia seed and avocado oils and contain only certified natural DHA made from beetroot and rape seed. They’re also free from alcohol, petrochemicals and parabens.

Formulated to provide a natural looking tan (that smells amazing!) Sunescape products boast added vitamins, antioxidants and oils to nourish skin, as well as hydrating, firming and anti-ageing ingredients to leave skin smooth and replenished.

Sunescape has four beautiful shades named after iconic summertime destinations:

·         Weekend in Bondi (10% DHA – Light)

·         Week in Fiji (12% DHA – Medium)

·         Month in Maui (14% DHA – Dark)

·         Summer in Santorini (16% DHA – Ultra Dark)

The Sunescape range extends beyond professional tanning solutions to include take-home retail products including Instant Self-Tanning Mousse, DHA-free Tanning Products, Application & Removal Mitts, Hydrating Body Butter, Gradual Tan Extender, Illuminating Body Tint, Exfoliating Body Polish, Gift Sets and Triple Scented Soy Wax Candles.

Sunescape is a premium tanning product essential for any salon that seeks to cater to bronzed babes!

lük Beautifood – Lipstick

lük Beautifood was established in 2011 by Cindy Luken, an accomplished entrepreneur, food scientist, product designer and chef. Her mission is to give every woman the opportunity to cultivate her natural beauty without compromising her health and well-being. lük Lip Nourishes are a unique collection of lipsticks that feed lips with potent food-derived nutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients that provide lasting hydration and protection.

Formulated without toxic ingredients that are known endocrine disruptors or carcinogens lük products are crafted from 100% natural ingredients and contain no preservatives, phthalates, petrochemicals or synthetic colours or fragrances. Proudly made in Australia and not tested on animals, the lük range of lipsticks are made from pure plant oils, mineral pigments and food active ingredients, making them the perfect choice for the health conscious client. 

lük’s all-natural ingredients include:

·         Avocado oil, sesame oil and cacao butter to deeply moisturise lips.

·         Beeswax and lecithin lock in moisture.

·         Ginger and spices with anti-inflammatory properties.

·         Citrus fruits rich in vitamin C to help neutralise free radicals.

Each lipstick shade boasts its own delicious flavor, formulated with essential oils (our fave scent here at PBS HQ is Rose Lime!).

It’s time to clear out your old, potentially damaging lipsticks and replace them with lük Lip Nourishes! Perfect as a gorgeous point-of-sale display, your clients are bound to love this range!

ECOCOCO – Skincare, Haircare & Tanning

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ECOCOCO was launched in 2014 by Stefan Ackerie, founder of Stefan Hair Fashions, the largest privately-owned hairdressing company in the Southern Hemisphere. The brand was developed from Stefan’s extensive understanding and knowledge of the hair and beauty sector, and an industry demand for an environmentally-friendly beauty and haircare range. A professional body, hair and tanning range built around the use of organic coconut oil, ECOCOCO strives to deliver innovative products that empower consumers to look and feel their best in a healthy and natural way. ECOCOCO believe 100% certified organic coconut oil and natural ingredients are the key to a healthy and functional daily beauty regime and their products really do live up to the hype. Consumers love the look, feel and performance of ECOCOCO products and continue to purchase them again and again.

The ECOCOCO range includes:

·         Skincare (cleanser, exfoliator, moisturizer, face mask)

·         Body care (body butter, body scrubs, body polish, body oil, body wash, body brush, exfoliating glove)

·         Tanning (self-tan, tanning mousse, tanning mitt, tan extender)

·         Hair care (shampoo, conditioner, hydrating hair treatment)

Dive into the benefits of coconut oil and see the incredible results in your salon with ECOCOCO!

Wotnot – Skincare 

Wotnot is the eco-friendly brain child of mothers Sinead Roberts and Sioned Guard who, after launching the first environmentally-friendly nappy in Australia, created a range of complementary natural products. Australian owned and carbon neutral, Wotnot endeavors to be the most authentic, natural provider of organic baby products, skincare and make up wipes.

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PBS is proud to offer Wotnot’s range of biodegradable facial wipes enriched with all-natural ingredients including Australian certified organic aloe vera to lubricate and repair skin, organic sweet almond oil to restore lost moisture and calm itchiness and inflammation, and organic rosehip oil for skin regeneration and moisture re-balancing. The rosehip oil base is easily absorbed – conditioning your skin, eyelids, and making lashes lusher - and naturally sourced nutrients like vitamin E help heal, nourish and protect leaving skin smooth, supple and glowing.

Wotnot facial wipes use certified organic ingredients and are free from alcohol, artificial perfumes, parabens and petrochemicals, making them ideal for sensitive skin. These handbag essentials remove all dirt, impurities and makeup, including waterproof mascara, and are available for sensitive, combination and oily skin. Perfect for use in your treatment rooms or when doing clients’ make up, your customers are sure to want their own packs to keep in their handbag and use at home!

The Wotnot facial wipes range includes:

·         Ultra-Hydrating Wipes (Dry/sensitive skin)

·         Sensitive (Normal/sensitive skin)

·         Purifying (Oily/combination Skin)

·         Biodegradable Wipes (Pre- and post-treatment)

Say goodbye to harsh chemical wipes that harm your skin and say hello to nourishing Wotnot wipes!

Every time you buy Australian owned and made products you support jobs, economic development and prosperity in Australia, which has a flow on effect that positively impacts families and local communities. So what are you waiting for?

If you’re interested in stocking any of our home grown Aussie beauty brands, please call 1800 625 387 or click here to enquire.