MyChelle Dermaceuticals has come up with a face-saving approach to maintaining beautiful skin in spite of our often-harsh Colorado climate, without relying on what they call “unnatural nonsense.” With seven different skin care categories and a three minutes in the morning, three at night path to healthy, glowing skin, it’s not surprising that the Louisville-based company’s collection of lightweight but powerful formulations are acknowledged as the number one brand of facial skin care in the natural products industry.
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These products are nourishing, hydrating, packed with potent, natural ingredients and free of harmful phthalates, parabens, fragrances and artificial colors. They are 100 percent vegetarian, and most products are vegan. “It is our obsession to show the world that skin care can be effective and natural. Since 2000, MyChelle has pioneered the natural skin care category with chirally correct ingredients, peptides, bioactives and plant stem cells that really get the job done,” emphasizes Kristine Carey, vice president of marketing and consumer empowerment.
Terms like “chirally correct” speak to the “seeded in science” basis of MyChelle products. And because MyChelle addresses the wide spectrum of skin types and complexion health, a mix-match approach allows for pairing products that treat a variety of conditions with a synergistic blending of dermaceutical-grade and bioactive ingredients that deliver effective results quickly.
With most skin care products, determining improvement is subjective—skin feels better, looks better or mmm, not so much. MyChelle offers customers a complimentary—totally free—skin assessment, using its VISIA® Complexion Analysis system, a diagnostic tool originally developed for dermatologists. “MyChelle first utilized this technology to do in-house studies to see that our products are working,” explains Innovative Programs Manager/Esthetician Catie Wiggy. “Our CEO, Terry Tierney, thought it would be a great idea for everyone to experience it. Now we have over 40 machines across the United States and in the United Kingdom.”
The VISIA three-dimensional view displays the skin’s surface and subsurface condition, highlighting what you see in the mirror and more importantly the extent of what you don’t see. An eight-point facial scan, which provides a baseline or starting point, is performed by a MyChelle certified natural beauty advisor. A computerized printout details irregularities, such as freckles, visible sun damage, capillaries or vascular irritation. The extent of wrinkles in the area of the eyes and mouth as a result of the aging process is indicated. Texture shows up as high or raised points and indentations or low points on the skin’s surface. The size and conditions of pores is noted. Surface sun spots and damage to the deep layers of the skin is revealed. Skin discoloration—shadows under the eyes, moles, hyperpigmentation—are displayed. Irritation or redness from broken capillaries, inflammation or breakouts shows up. The presence of P-bacteria, (typically linked to acne) and oil becomes visible.
Cleansers, exfoliants, serums, masks, mists, nourishing creams and sun protection are recommended, based on what the VISIA scan records. Color-coded packaging makes it quick and easy to find the product line that fits the particular skin type each collection is created for: all/combination, dry, oily/blemish control, youth blemish control, sensitive, age defense and age spot/UV recovery.
Beyond the initial consultation, MyChelle offers a follow-up analysis at three and six months. These additional evaluations show a side-by-side comparison of changes in the skin. “We are really excited. People are coming back, and they are seeing results. That’s what we want,” confirms Wiggy. MyChelle recently announced that they are “going full body.” A dual-purpose polish cleanses and buffs. A cloudberry oil and black currant enriched lotion also contains shea butter and jojoba for skin-softening. Radiant Oil delivers extra hydration. The all-natural body products will be available soon.
If healthy skin is the goal, MyChelle Dermaceuticals can brighten, hydrate, rejuvenate, balance and protect the skin with high-quality, pure and natural ingredients at a very affordable price. As they say at MyChelle, “every moment is an occasion to be beautiful.”
MyChelle Dermaceuticals, LLC
1301 Courtesy Road
Louisville, CO 80027-1416
Available at natural grocers and spas in Colorado, across the United States, Canada and in the United Kingdom.
• VISIA® Skin Analysis: Complimentary skin consultation, including an 8-point facial scan profile.
• Ask Our Esthetician: Interactive phone or video chat with a MyChelle licensed esthetician. Call 800-447-2076 or email email@example.com to schedule a one-on-one consultation. A
• MyChelle’s Pocket Esthetician App: Weekly skin care tips and MyChelle special offers available via iPhone® and iPad®.
• Connect to a video chat consultation through FaceTime.
Making a Difference
MyChelle Dermaceuticals follows a “do good, feel good” philosophy. Its My Giving program supports a variety of community projects that empower women. On Women’s Equality Day 2013, MyChelle donated 5 percent of the profits from its ecommerce sales to the Women’s Bean project, a Denver-based charity that focuses on helping women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. This translated to an $800 check for the charity.
Marge D. Hansen is a Broomfield, Colorado-based freelance writer/editor and a regular contributor to Colorado Expression. Her articles appear in a variety of lifestyle magazines and websites.