COVID 19 Industry Updates – The Impact on Independent Companies
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Garcoa Laboratories

Garcoa Laboratories was built as a literal labor of love.  Founder and CEO Greg Rubin founded Garcoa Labs in an effort to attract the woman of his dreams who led a renowned natural skin care company at the time.

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Toba Remedies

Toba Remedies LLC was founded in 2011 by Dr. Tara O’Brien-Adkins in Bellmore, New York.  Dr. O’Brien-Adkins is a Board Certified Chiropractor who wanted to create a line of natural health and wellness products for people who want to live healthy and active lifestyles who also want and need effective natural products with ingredients they can trust.

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Solésence is an exciting new beauty science company that develops and manufactures award-winning beauty products for both emerging and leading brands.

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KBL Cosmetics

KBL Cosmetics was founded in 2016 in Azusa, California by its owner Helga Arminak.  Helga has been in the beauty industry for 25 years and is an award-winning supplier and manufacturer of components for multiple types of packaging.

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Visha Skincare

Visha Skincare, founded in 2014 by Dr. Purvisha Patel, is a safe, cosmeceutical-grade line that addresses fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars, acne, and sun damage.

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It’s a 10 Haircare, Inc.

Carolyn Aronson is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist and is the founder and CEO of It’s a 10®, Inc.; one of the only female-owned, professional, haircare brands in the world.  A self-made entrepreneur, Aronson has been a hairstylist and salon owner for over 20 years and she continues to hold licenses in multiple states.

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Les Laboratoires Azbane

Mr. Azbane lost his father when he was only four years old.  Being the oldest male in the family, the responsibility of taking care of his mother and younger siblings fell on him.  When Mr. Azbane turned 13 he decided to move to Marrakech to work at a perfume shop.  He eventually became the shop’s manager and his ambition for success grew from there.  After years of hard work, Mr. Azbane moved in the early 70’s to Casablanca where he created his own company.

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PFB Vanish

PFB Vanish, a company that specializes in pre- and post-hair removal skin solutions, was founded in 1999 by President and Co-Founder Ottmar Stubler, along with Jacqueline Birmingham, who is the company’s Vice President.  Ottmar is an experienced esthetician and was a salon owner in San Francisco from 1987-1996.  He has always been interested in ingredients and how they work together. Through his years in the salon industry, he would often consult with manufacturing labs to find the most effect ingredient combinations to address acne, rosacea, and fine lines and wrinkles.

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Valdata Systems

Tom Winter, President of Valdata Systems, graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  Valdata was the brainchild of Tom and his two business partners, Bill Winter and Frank Parkinson.  All three owners have their roots in the weighing industry.  Looking at batch process manufacturers, they knew that there was a more efficient way to produce quality product with less waste and, at the same time, increase inventory accuracy.  They felt that cosmetics and pharmaceutical manufacturers were perfect candidates.

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DefineMe Fragrance

DefineMe Fragrance was born from a deep desire to help make a difference in women’s lives.  Founder and CEO, Jennifer McKay Newton, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and was a practicing interior designer for 15 years.  She decided to start a new journey and began with the idea of creating more meaningful products; products that would make a positive impact in people’s lives. In 2011, she launched Pure Designs for Living.

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