Kim is SkinCatering®’s resident expert when it comes to skin. A licensed Aesthetician since 2002, she was at one time an Aesthetics Educator for a world renowned skin care company. After traveling all of the North Eastern United States as a leader in the industry, she finally found her home with SkinCatering®.
Everyone draws inspiration from somewhere, I asked Kim what inspired her to choose the Aesthetician/Skin Care field.
“My inspiration to be an aesthetician came after the birth of my 2nd child. My face was a mess with cystic acne and I had a series of 6 glycolic treatments which resulted in clean, clear skin without anymore cystic breakouts and, better yet, some education about how to keep my skin clear.”
What is her favorite part of what she does as an Aesthetician?
“My favorite part of what I do is helping to boost a client’s confidence.”
For every career there is a highlight. For Kim, her highlight is really inspirational.
“The highlight of my career has generally been clearing teen skin. When my teen clients get to come off Proactive and use SkinCatering®’s natural, healthy products is truly what drives me in this business.”
Maybe you didn’t know but Kim hasn’t always been a part of the SkinCatering® Team. I asked her what made her decide to ‘hop on board’ so to speak.
“Hopping on board with SkinCatering® was really a easy decision. Being a formulator and creating my own recipes for an all natural skin care line is a dream come true!!! Aesthetics is my dream job and the fact that I can be part of a growing business has been more than I could ever imagine, or ask for.”
Not only did Kim ‘hop on board’ this amazing train that is SkinCatering®, she is a partner! I asked her how she would describe her role as partner at SkinCatering®.
“I am the Chief Formulator of our product line and I keep Leanne AKA “Shirley” in line. I “dream up” the product in my head or look for an answer to my client’s specific skin care needs. With ingredients and texture in mind, I then give the information to Leanne, and she makes it happen. We work cohesively as a one without leaving out the fun.”
Laverne & Shirley aka Kim & Leanne
With all the fun Leanne & Kim have together at SkinCatering®, I wanted to know what she enjoys the most.
“What I most enjoy about SkinCatering® is that it’s ours. Leanne and I have built a business that grows every day in many ways. We work hard to make our clients feel and look better, and we know that the clients truly appreciate us.”
And finally, every business grows and expands and so does every individual in his or her career. What are Kim’s hopes or aspirations for the future of SkinCatering®?
“Hopes and dreams ? I hope that we can spread our SkinCatering® word throughout Springfield, and Western Mass. I would really love to be the top spa in Western Mass.”
Glycation is this year’s buzzword according to an article by Nicole Altavilla in American Spa Magazine.
Glycation is the process in which a sugar molecule (fructose or glucose) bonds to a protein or lipid molecule. This bond forms a HARMFUL new molecule called Advanced Glycation End Products or AGEs.
As AGEs accumulate they cause permanent damage to other surrounding proteins. The more sugar we ingest, the more AGEs develop. AGEs don’t just cause damage to the protein in your blood stream though, they also cause damage and inflammation of collagen and elastin in your skin.
Elliot Milstein, president and CEO of Biopelle, was quoted in the article stating, “Some new skincare products actually now include sugar in the list of ingredients. Nothing could be worse for the skin.”
That is why many skincare brands are jumping on the anti-sugar bandwagon and focusing on ingredients that help to reverse the damage caused by Glycation and AGEs. According to the American Spa Magazine article, some of these reversing ingredients include kombucha black tea ferment, omega-6 essential fatty acids, peptides, and tumeric.
Anti-glycation services are still hard to find on treatment menus as it is a growing area of research. SkinCatering’s esthetics expert, Kimberly, offers an all-natural White Willow Bark Facial treatment which is excellent in combating and reversing the effects of AGEs. You can find more information on this specific service here.
To request an immediate appointment for this service click here.
For 15 year old Mary-Kate, her Gluten allergy prevents her from being able to use pain relievers such as Ibuprofen when she experiences pain and cramps from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Looking for a Gluten free product safe for her to use to relieve her cramps and other symptoms, Mary-Kate turned to SkinCatering’s all-natural SkinCare product, ‘Iron Maiden‘.
According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 3 Million people in the United States alone are told they have a Gluten allergy each year. This is an allergy that is not curable and can last a life-time. You really don’t realize how many things you consume or use each and every day that contain Gluten until you can no longer consume it. There are also substances that may make symptoms of Gluten intolerance worse, such as anti-inflammatories and pain relievers.
Gluten allergy or sensitivity is similar to Celiac disease with the main difference being that Gluten sensitivity does not permanently damage your intestines. However, Gluten sensitivity does enflame your intestines and cause irritation. When you take an anti-inflammatory or pain reliever it “increases intestinal permeability allowing for [food particles] to access the immune system…” If you already have intestinal irritation stemmed from a Gluten sensitivity, taking anti-inflammatories and pain relievers such as ibuprofen will only worsen your symptoms.
Mary-Kate talked about her Gluten allergy and Dairy allergy in her testimonial video.
“… I can’t use Ibuprofen or anything like that… I’ve used Iron Maiden… and it actually does help with everything. It’s very calming and just helps with the cramps [from PMS] because I can’t use the alternative.”
Have you found yourself in the same situation as Mary-Kate and are still searching for alternative relief? You can find ‘Iron Maiden’ here. SkinCatering SkinCare ships internationally so don’t fret if you aren’t in the United States! Everyone can have access to our amazing SkinCare alternatives!
On Tuesday, September 16th at SkinCatering Spa in Tower Square, We had our ‘Scotch on the Rocks‘ themed party to launch our Men’s line of skincare. This party is the sequel to our “Cater To Your Entrepreneurial Spirit” party we held earlier this year to help raise funds to build our line of products.
We honored the intention we set in February and it feels wonderful to show successful results just 7 months after the crowd-funding event!
- Catering by Backstreet Bistro (opening soon in Market Square, downtown Springfield).
@2014 Beau Bernatchez
We are proud to use as many local businesses for our products as possible!
- All of our products were formulated, manufactured, bottled, and labeled by SkinCatering.
CATER TO YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.
6pm – 8pm.
1350 Main st. Springfield, MA, 9th Floor.
180 Fit’s NEW Lux gym overlooking the city
This party is one you won’t want to miss!
There is a limited number of tickets available to this exclusive party, so be sure to buy yours sooner rather than later!
DRESS CODE: Black or White.
(Wear your fur coat, gucci sunglasses, whatever! Think Miami in New England or pretend you’re at a European club in the winter. We want you to really embrace the attitude of this party!)
Champagne & refreshments included in the cost of your ticket.
- DJ SERVICES provided by: PorterHouse Media
- PHOTOGRAPHY provided by: dani. fine photography
- FOOD sponsored by: the Creative Strategy Agency
- TICKET sponsor: Get Set Marketing
- EVENT sponsor: ChikMedia
- VIP LOUNGE sponsor: BrunoFox Group
- VIDEO sponsor: Epic Filmmakers
- BEAUTY BAR sponsor: (a table to view & play with our skincare line) Crystal Vazquez & Co
- EVENT sponsor: Lioness Magazine
WHY ARE WE HAVING A PARTY ANYWAY???
One of our Ambassadors, Angela Lussier said it best:
“The only way we are going to rebuild Springfield is if we do it together. Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs. We need small donations in order to make a big impact with a small local business looking to grow. If you believe in the spirit of entrepreneurship in Western Massachusetts, come to this event and show us your solidarity. We must work together!
Leanne Sedlak, owner of SkinCatering spa in South Hadley and Springfield has a line of skincare that is blowing up! She needs a small amount of seed funding in order to make more products.
She has so many friends and people she has been helping in the community along the way and now she needs your help. Come to this event and help Leanne reach her goal of $3500 so she can take her business to the next level.
It’s a small investment and will make a huge impact! You can watch her grow on Facebook Twitter and at her website.”
$100 – VIP ticket, includes access to VIP lounge and a gift bag with SkinCatering products
$50 – Regular attendance ticket
$25 – Investment only, no party ticket
ORDER YOUR PARTY TICKET (or give a donation) HERE:
WE WILL REVEAL THE NEW LOOK OF SKINCATERING’S SKINCARE LINE AT THE PARTY (or message our contributors that aren’t at the party) SO YOU CAN BE THE FIRST TO SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL BE MAKING!!