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Skin Inc. magazine Celebrates 20 Years

By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Posted: April 10, 2008, from the January 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

A new year is always a good time for reflecting, and 2008 rings in a very special meaning for Skin Inc. magazine—this year, the magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary.
       We’ve grown right alongside the industry, starting as a quarterly publication in 1988, publishing bi-monthly a decade ago, and today, publishing 13 issues, in addition to supplying a twice-monthly electronic e-newsletter, hosting quarterly webinars and producing two industry-leading conferences and expos. And this list will continue to grow.
       In honor of this platinum anniversary, several of our 2008 issues will include a special anniversary column that will touch base with some of our industry heroes who have helped blaze the trail for others to follow.
       Of course our success would have been limited without the support and input we received from our 2006–2007 editorial advisory board members. On behalf of the Skin Inc. magazine team, I would like to thank the following members for their dedication and support during the past two years: Mary Blackmon, CEO and founder, Spa Addicts, Inc.; Roberta L. Hughes, president and director of operations, Avidere, LLC; Pat Lam, vice principal, Lam School of Advanced Esthetics; Sam Margulies, founder and president, Atmosphere Spa Design; Howard Murad, MD, CEO and founder, Murad, Inc.; Steve Pernetti, executive chef, Cal-a-Vie—The Spa Haven; and Denise Vitiello, spa director, Mandarin Oriental, New York.

2008–2009 editorial advisory board
       I am pleased to announce the new team of industry leaders who have agreed to lend their expertise to the pages of Skin Inc. magazine for the next two years. They are:

Bryan Durocher
Founder and President
Durocher Enterprises
Bryan Durocher is the founder and president of Durocher Enterprises. As a graduate of the Corporate Coaching Program at Corporate Coach University, he also is a committee chairman for special interest groups with the International Coach Federation. Durocher’s involvement with instruction and management for the past 13 years has resulted in a wealth of knowledge and resources in business and marketing.

Rebecca James Gadberry
President and Chairman of the Board
YG Laboratories

Rebecca James Gadberry is the president and chairman of the board of YG Laboratories, a manufacturer of professional performance private label skin and body care, based in Huntington Beach, California. She has been an instructor of cosmetic sciences in the department of math, sciences and social sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension in Los Angeles since 1986, and became one of the first licensed estheticians in California in 1977.

Laura J. Goodman
Skin Care Specialist
P&G Beauty Science

Laura J. Goodman has spent more than 10 years in skin care technology research and development at the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati. She has designed and conducted research for the identification of functional cosmetic ingredients that exhibit skin benefits, specifically in the areas of anti-aging, pigmentation and tone. Goodman is an expert in biological target identification and assay development in both in situ and in vitro model systems, utilizing such tools as immunohistochemistry, genomics and proteomics. She also has experience in the design and placement of human clinical research studies for the evaluation of skin care ingredients and their biological effects on skin.

Sarah Kajonborrirak
Thai Heritage Spa Co., Ltd.

Sarah Kajonborrirak is the founder of Thai Heritage Spa Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand, a company that promotes and aids in the implementation of Thai spa practices in facilities throughout the world. For her work in adapting and modernizing Thai spa techniques, Kajonborrirah received the Foundation for the Thai Society’s Executive Woman of the Year award in 2003 in the category of “Best Innovative Organization.” She also was selected from a group of 16 competing spa companies to create and operate her signature facility, the Sivalai Spa at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club.