OCT 2013

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IN THE NEWS In Memoriam Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, an internationally eminent scientist, dermatologist and leading scientist behind L'Oréal-owned SkinCeuticals, passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on July 4 in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Pinnell is widely regarded as the founding father of topical antioxidants, and it was his investigative research that changed SHELDON PINNELL the way the world uses topical antioxidants today. He was the first person to patent a stable form of vitamin C to effectively penetrate skin, delivering eight times the skin's natural antioxidant protection. "It is our greatest privilege to have been able to help Dr. Pinnell bring his discovery of topical antioxidants to life. Prior to the introduction of topical vitamin C in the early 1990s, skincare professionals were largely limited to sunscreens to protect against the deleterious effects of the sun. It was Dr. Pinnell who gave the medical community the confidence to transform the approach to at-home skincare," said SkinCeuticals co-founders, Alden Pinnell and Russell Moon. "We are fortunate to have known Dr. Pinnell as a scientist, a family man and a dear friend. His life lessons and infectious spirit will remain with us forever." He is survived by his wife, Dr. Doren Madey Pinnell, sons Kevin, Alden and Tyson, and five grandchildren. Skincare innovator Dr. James Edwin Fulton, Jr. died on July 4 at Mercy Hospital in Miami at the age of 73. Dr. Fulton was widely respected for his treatment of acne clients via clinics, research facilities and patented products. He is also credited with co-developing JAMES FULTON, JR Retin-A, a topical form of vitamin A, and later co-founding Vivant Skin Care with his wife, Sara. The clinical skincare line is rooted in Fulton's patented vitamin A therapies. He also served as a mentor and role model for countless leaders in dermatology and aesthetics across the nation. "Jim devoted his life to dermatology and his passing will leave a void in the world of skin care," says Sara. "He achieved much during his career, but his greatest contributions may have been the hope and confidence he instilled in his patients." In addition to his wife, Dr. Fulton is survived by his extended family including brother Andy, two daughters, two sons and nine grandchildren, as well as the thousands of acne patients in whose lives he made a clear difference. 112 DAYSPA | OCTOBER 2013 Skincare Soiree From left: Repêchage chief operating officer David Sarfati, CEO and founder Lydia Sarfati and executive vice president Shiri Sarfati Repêchage's 15th Annual International Congress for Salon & Spa Professionals proved to be the ultimate beauty bash, featuring networking, keynote addresses, awards, panel discussions and new product presentations. The annual, all-day event, held at 3 West Club in New York City, included: • Keynote addresses from Repêchage CEO and founder Lydia Sarfati, author Dr. Joe Schwarcz and medical skin care expert Dr. Ahn • Complimentary treatments featuring Repêchage's new Biolight Brightening Body Corrector • President's Awards Luncheon, which recognized individuals or establishments that demonstrate excellence in esthetics and dedication to the elevation of the industry • A panel discussion, which focused on developing a unique spa concept and how to make it flourish and resonate with clients The following day, guests were invited to sharpen their esthetics skills by attending a hands-on sensory workshop at the Lydia Sarfati Post Graduate Skin Care Academy at the Repêchage headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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