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Skin Inc. magazine's First Annual Best of the Best Awards

Cathy Christensen December 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine

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Created to honor the industry’s finest in spa business practices and innovative products, the Best of the Best Awards are divided into two categories—Industry and Supplier.

The Industry categories are business-driven and were judged by a neutral panel of industry experts. The Supplier categories are reader-driven, and all nominations were submitted by Skin Inc. magazine readers online via By using our neutral judging system and candid reader entries, the Best of the Best Awards is the most unbiased, most prestigious honor given in the field today.

The judges were very impressed by all the entries that were submitted for the awards this year and had a very difficult time choosing the winners in each category. In fact, because of this and some similarly popular products, a tie took place in both an Industry and a Supplier category. Without further ado, the winners are …

Best Marketing Campaign: Spa Gregorie's, Newport Beach, CA

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Best of the Best Suppliers of 2006

The following suppliers were named the Best of the Best in the industry by the readers and Web site visitors of Skin Inc. magazine.

Best Body Line: Éminence Organic Skin Care

“The Rosehip and Maize can be used as a wonderful scrub, and has multiple uses for the body and in pedicures. It makes the skin feel silky smooth and leaves it rejuvenated.”

Skin Inc. reader, Richland, MI

Best Body Line: Yon-Ka Paris

“All my clients love the smell of Yon-Ka Paris.”

Skin Inc. magazine reader, San Diego

Best Industry Equipment: Edge Systems Corporation

“Clients are seeing results immediately. The equipment is perfect for wrinkles and brown spots. It does not hurt, is very comfortable and works better than microdermabrasion. It is our premium/signature treatment, and the revenues paid for our machine within three months.”

Skin Inc. magazine reader

Best Facial Line: Dermalogica

“Dermalogica not only believes in its products, but also remembers the therapists who use and sell the line. They have an extensive professional line for use in the treatment room that produces results so they can recommend retail to their clients with confidence.”

Skin Inc. magazine reader, Torrance, CA

Best Makeup Line: Caleel + Hayden’s glōminerals

“This makeup applies smoothly and lasts all day. It is made of pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and infuses skin with the vitamins and antioxidants it needs in order to heal after esthetic treatments.”

Skin Inc. magazine reader

Best Spa Line: Artful Impression spa wear

“The design provides a classic finishing touch and professionalism to the individual. The fabric is easy to care for and is long lasting.”

Skin Inc. magazine reader

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