Skin Inc. Magazine Announces Best of the Best Winners

Skin Inc. magazine has concluded voting for its third annual Best of the Best Awards, and the response was overwhelming. More than 20,000 votes were received in naming the winners of the Industry award categories, showing the passion and dedication each of the winners and finalists offer, and a significant portion of those people also lent their voice to nominating entries for the Supplier award categories.

In May, Skin Inc. magazine readers began nominating spas for the five industry categories and product lines for the five supplier categories. While nominations were collected and counted as votes in the supplier categories, the nominated spas in the industry categories were narrowed down to five in each by a panel of judges.

The top five spas in the industry categories were then posted online in June and voting commenced while nominations were still being collected for the supplier categories. Voting for both the industry and supplier sides closed on July 13, 2008, and, after tabulating the many, many votes, those with the most votes were named the winners. By using this reader-driven voting system and your input, the Best of the Best Awards is the most unbiased, prestigious honor given in the industry today.

Now, without further ado, the winners are:


Best Spa Marketing Campaign
Winner: ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
—Finalist: CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, worldwide locations,
—Finalist: facelogic Spa, Clovis, California,
—Finalist: Red Mountain Spa, Ivins, Utah,
—Finalist: Tranquility Day Spa & Salon, Manassas, Virginia,

Most Employee-friendly Spa
Winner: facelogic Spa, Clovis, California,
—Finalist: Arabella Vitall Day Spa, Puyallup, Washington,
—Finalist: Blue Water Spa, Raleigh, North Carolina,
—Finalist: Dolce & Companies Corporation, Chandler, Arizona,
—Finalist: Relache Spa at Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee,

Best Medical Spa
Winner: Body Perfect LLC, Springfield, Illinois,
—Finalist: De Paola Lowrance Clinical Skin Care and Laser Center, New York, New York,
—Finalist: Innovations MedSpa by Bill Johnson, MD, Dallas, Texas,
—Finalist: In Your Own Skin, Skin Therapy Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia,
—Finalist: U. Boutique & Med Spa, Plano, Texas,

Best Green Spa
Winner: Silken Tent, Glenview, Illinois,
—Finalist: Green Spa NY, New York, New York,
—Finalist: Natural Body Spa and Shoppe, Ashburn, Ashburn, Virginia,
—Finalist: Natural Body Spa and Shoppe, Westend, Washington, D.C.,
—Finalist: The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York,

Best New Spa
Winner: Euro Med Spa, Chattanooga, Tennessee,
—Finalist: Avanti Day Resort, Manalapan, New Jersey,
—Finalist: facelogic Spa, Clovis, California,
—Finalist: Majure Skin Care and Wellness Center, Mt. Airy, North Carolina,
—Finalist: Silken Tent, Glenview, Illinois,


Best Body Line
Winner: Aviva Labs, Inc.,
—Finalist: Biotone Professional Massage & Spa Therapy Products,
—Finalist: M'Lis,

Best Cosmetics Line
Winner: Iredale Mineral Cosmetics,
—Finalist: Athena Cosmetics/RevitaLash,
—Finalist: gloProfessional,

Best Industry Equipment
Winner: Bio-Therapeutic, Inc.,
—Finalist: Edge Systems Corporation,
—Finalist: Syneron,

Best Facial Line
Winner: Bioelements,
—Finalist: Eminence Organic Skin Care,
—Finalist: Pevonia Botanica,
—Finalist: Repechage,

Best Spa Tools & Accessories Line
Winner: Scandle,
—Finalist: Clarisonic,
—Finalist: Universal Companies,

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists! The competition was very stiff this year, with all the nominated spas and product lines offering unique and memorable entries, so thank you for your commitment and excitement in regard to the 2008 Best of the Best Awards. Winners will be receiving their Best of the Best statuettes at the 2008 Face & Body Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo Networking Cocktail Party in San Francisco, and be sure to check back at for information on the 2009 Best of the Best Awards!

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