Clarisonic

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Clarisonic, or Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc., is a company based in Redmond, Washington that produces the Clarisonic line of skin care products. The company was sold to L'Oreal in 2011. [1]

Availability[edit]

Clarisonic products are available to spa owners, physicians and consumers. The consumer line of products include Clarisonic Cleansing Devices, available in PLUS, Aria, Mia 2, and Mia models, the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion Device, and the Clarisonic Pedi. Spa owners and physicians carry the consumer line along with the Clarisonic PRO model. Clarisonic products are sold in retailers such as Sephora and Nordstrom, and on the company's website, www.clarisonic.com.

Co-Founders[edit]

Clarisonic was founded by David Giuliani, Robb Akridge, Steve Meginniss, Ward Harris and Ken Pilcher in 2000. Giuliani, Clarisonic’s CEO, is the former co-founder and CEO of Optiva, which developed the Sonicare line of toothbrushes. Giuliani sold Optiva to Philips Oral Healthcare in 2000. [2]

Akridge was a scientist at Optiva Corporation before co-founding Clarisonic. He holds a bachelors degree from University of Texas, a Master of Science degree in biology from Texas State University–San Marcos and a doctorate in microbiology from Texas A&M University.

Ken Pilcher is the lead inventor of Clarisonic’s skin care systems. In the past he has developed avionics for the NASA Space Shuttle as well as medical electronics.

Charities[edit]

Clarisonic’s Pink campaign has raised over 1 million dollars to fight breast cancer. The company currently donates proceeds from its pink products to the American Cancer Society Look Good…Feel Better campaign. As of October 11th, 2010 Clarisonic has donated over $1 million to the Look Good...Feel Better campaign. [3]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

2012

2011

2010

  • Allure (magazine) Beauty Breakthrough Award
  • ICMAD City Award for Personal Care Product
  • ICMAD Personal Care Product Innovation
  • Inc. (magazine) 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies List (#305)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal Fastest Growing (#5)
  • QVC Customer Choice Beauty Award

2009

2008

  • QVC Customer Choice Beauty Award

2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L'Oréal completes acquisition of Clarisonic maker". Antoinette Alexander. drugstorenews.com. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Philips to acquire Optiva Corporation, maker of the Sonicare® sonic toothbrush". Philips. 2000-08-22. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Clarisonic Empowers Cancer Patients to Put Their Best Face Forward". prnewswire.com. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 

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