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Jean and Jane Ford: The BADgals of Benefit

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Jean and Jane of Benefit Cosmetics

What words come to mind when you think about Benefit Cosmetics? Cool, zany, fun, imaginative, quality, fake-its—right? Benefit Cosmetics is a global beauty brand with a huge cult following, but, do you know who started this amazing company?

Jane and Jane Ford—twin sisters and co-founders of Benefit Cosmetics—were both 28 years old when they opened the Face Place in 1976, a beauty boutique in San Francisco’s mission district (oh how we love San Fran!). The unique shop quickly grew famous from delivering quick fixes for every gal’s peskiest beauty dilemmas. Now over 30 years later, Benefit Cosmetics brings us gals the most creative products to help go from “dull to darling”. We recently had the chance to talk with the lovely Jean and Jane about life at the big B. (more…)

Top Women In Focus: Cindy Melk

Thursday, May 13th, 2010


Cindy Melk, is the founder of H20 Plus – the skincare brand that spans an array of all-natural formulas including: Oasis™ Collection Oil Free Hydration System, Sea Results Age Management System, Aquafirm Skin-Firming System, Waterwhite Skin Brightening System, and Aqualibrium Skin Balancing System. As a top leading company in the beauty industry, they introduce new formulations and technological advances with approximately 30 new products annually and have been on an upward climb since they launched 2 decades ago.

We sat down with Cindy Melk to get some insight into this visionaries mind. (more…)

Top Women in Focus: Carmen Tal

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Carmen Tal first discovered the Moroccanoil Treatment in Israel after a bad colour service. Her sister-in-law took her to a salon that used Moroccanoil and it left her hair soft, shiny, smooth and manageable. She had never had the same benefits anywhere else and set out to learn more because she enjoyed it so much. She discovered that the miraculous product treating her hair was based on argan oil, which women in Morocco have used for centuries to treat their hair, nails and skin. Because Carmen wanted to share its benefits with women around the world, she and her husband, Ofer, set out to make this product available to professional salons and the Moroccanoil brand was born. (more…)

Top Women in Focus: Galit Strugano

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

galit-struganoGalit Strugano was born and raised in Los Angeles, California – the city of dreams. And, dreams came true for Strugano as she found success working as a makeup artist to the stars. She got discouraged using glittery makeup as it made a mess while applying it on her many clients. Determined to find a solution, she decided she would develop a sparkle formula that would work effortlessly. She soon created her own line of glitter makeup, which has garnered a cult-like following from celebrities (including Carmen Electra, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera) and makeup junkies alike. We sat down with Strugano to get an inside look at what inspires her, and what direction she plans on taking Girlactik to. (more…)

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