APR 2019

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April 2019 • 65 MA OUR BUSINESS SHINE π SHIPPING SUPPL SPECIALISTS ORDE M FOR SAME DA HIPPING COMPLETE CATALOG 1-800-295-5510 Natural cosmetics and beauty manufacturer and retailer L'OCCITANE has acquired prestige British skincare brand ELEMIS for $900 million. Founder-led since 1990, ELEMIS has garnered cross-generational consumer appeal with its award-winning skincare franchises. "[L'OCCITANE chairman and CEO] Reinold Geiger has a strong histor y of developing and supporting brands like ours that are creating products sourced from nature and developed through cutting edge science and technology," says ELEMIS cofounder and CEO Sean Harrington. "We have long admired ELEMIS for their commitment to natural ingredients and scientifi c innovation, and we look for ward to utilizing our expertise in the categor y to expand the brand's footprint around the world," adds Geiger. u POWER COUPLE Cause for Celebration The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in May, which also marks the start of Skin Cancer Awareness month. When Perry Robins, MD, launched the organization in 1979, people didn't understand the connection between sun exposure and skin cancer, and Dr. Robins had to fi ght against the prevailing myth that a tan was a sign of health and vitality. In the years since, behaviors and conversations surrounding the world's most common cancer have changed, and the SCF has made some groundbreaking strides. For instance, in the early 1980s, based on research showing that tanning—not just burning—damages the skin's DNA, SCF's inaugural Photobiology Committee established SPF 15 as the minimum standard for adequate sun protection. It also created the Seal of Recommendation in 1981, a universally recognized standard certifying the safety and effectiveness of sun protection products. Created in 1981 by three of Dr. Robins' colleagues at New York University, the ABCDEs of melanoma has become a part of popular consciousness as well, and it's been a byword of early melanoma detection ever since. © GETTY IMAGES

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