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PRIIA Business Spotlight: Elements Skin Care & Acne Clinic

We are thrilled to add a new category to the PRIIA Beauty Buzz Blog: PRIIA Business Spotlight. We will be showcasing the FABULOUS businesses who sell the PRIIA minerale-derm line in their salons, spas and acne clinics.  You’ll have an opportunity to get to know these hard-working small business owners and if you’re in their area, please consider contacting them for an appointment.  PRIIA’s wholesale clients are an extremely vital part of our company’s success and we are honored to be a part of their businesses and lives!

Get ready to read all about Rebecca Meyers and Elements Skin Care & Acne Clinic!

  1. What is the name of your business?
    Elements Skin Care & Acne Clinic
  1. Where are you located?
    Anchorage, AK
  1. How long have you been in business?
    9 1/2 years 
  1. What types of esthetic services do you offer?
    I am a certified Acne Specialist and I offer acne consultations and treatments, as well as long-distance acne coaching.  I also offer clinical facial treatments & peels and DermaSound skin resurfacing.
  1. Why did you choose to offer PRIIA to your clients?
    I own an acne clinic and providing the right makeup for my clients is imperative in successfully getting them clear.  If someone is doing everything else appropriate for their skin but still using the wrong makeup (which most makeup is), it keeps them from achieving the results they are working so hard to get.  Before I found PRIIA, I struggled to find a makeup line that met my criteria: didn’t clog, was moisturizing and provided full-coverage for acne-prone skin.  PRIIA is 100% acne-safe and always will be, created by an acne specialist who is highly educated about acne (most manufacturers are NOT educated about acne).  Not only will the entire line NOT clog pores, the ingredients are actually beneficial for the skin: anti-inflammatory, soothing, anti-bacterial, anti-aging and even hydrating.  The PRIIA line has everything my clients are looking for (foundations, concealers, primers, brushes, etc.) and I especially love that the makeup is luxurious as well as completely functional.

  2. What is your favorite PRIIA product and why?
    The foundation creme sticks, hands down!  Being in Alaska, we are constantly combating dry skin issues.  My clients love the dewy and more moisturizing application and finish of a cream versus a powder and it had previously been really difficult for me to find them an acne-safe creamy foundation, let alone one that had such a beautiful, flawless finish.  There are many happy women in Alaska right now!
  1. What do your clients think of the PRIIA minerale-derm line?
    So far, my clients are really happy with the PRIIA minerale-derm line.  I’ve introduced it to all of my new clients, have switched over some existing clients and still have many others to transition into it.  Everyone loves the packaging and convenience of the tubes, is fascinated with the brush-on application technique and really, really loves the finish and coverage of the mineral creme sticks and concealers.  Nearly every single person I apply it to in my office cannot believe how beautiful their skin looks and they purchase it on the spot.  A really common response after application is a disbelieiving, “WOW!”.  Not only is this makeup healthy for the skin, it provides a beautiful finish too- very important with acne.  I’ve had several clients reach out to me on their own to tell me how much they are loving their new makeup- we are all really happy!

Here’s Rebecca proudly displaying her selection of the PRIIA minerale-derm line.  Thanks Rebecca! You can find Elements Skin Care & Acne Clinic in Alaska by using our retail locator .

Rebecca Meyers

PRIIA Business Spotlight: Atlanta Acne Specialists

We are thrilled to add a new category to the PRIIA Beauty Buzz Blog: PRIIA Business Spotlight. We will be showcasing the FABULOUS businesses who sell the PRIIA minerale-derm line in their salons, spas and acne clinics.  You’ll have an opportunity to get to know these hard-working small business owners and if you’re in their area, please consider contacting them for an appointment.  PRIIA’s wholesale clients are an extremely vital part of our company’s success and we are honored to be a part of their businesses and lives!

Get ready to read all about Teri Eastin and Atlanta Acne Specialists!

  1. What is the name of your business?
    Atlanta Acne Specialists, LLC
  1. Where are you located?
    Atlanta, GA
  1. How long have you been in business?
    2 1/2 years so far.
  1. What types of esthetic services do you offer?
    We see exclusively acne clients, specializing in moderate to severe acne.
  1. Why did you choose to offer PRIIA to your clients?
    I chose Priia because Kelley, PRIIA’s owner, is an acne specialist as well and therefore understands my business and how important the right ingredients in each product are. I love that each ingredient has a reason and purpose for being there; no fillers or junk. It’s all good for the skin, good for acne AND everyone can wear it, not just those suffering with acne. Lastly, I know that the ingredient deck will never change and cause problems for my clients. That’s the biggest obstacle I have with mass produced products. The ingredient deck changes at random so you’ll buy it one time and it’s safe, but the next time it may not be. Oh, and one more thing. Everything is “made to order” so I know the products are fresh and have not been sitting on the shelf in a warehouse for months on end before they reach my office.
  2. What is your favorite PRIIA product and why?
    My favorite Priia product is the loose powder foundation. It literally takes years off of me!! My clients love it because it’s light and looks natural, yet gives great coverage. I love the creme blushes too!
  1. What do your clients think of the PRIIA minerale-derm line?
    My clients love this line because they know it will never cause breakouts. Education is key. I tell them to wear it a few times to give it a real chance. Priia is totally different from any other makeup you have tried. Give it a little time. You will fall in love!!

Here’s Teri proudly displaying her selection of the PRIIA minerale-derm line.  Thanks Teri! You can find Atlanta Acne Specialists in Georgia by using our retail locator .

TeriEastin

PRIIA Business Spotlight: Envision Acne and Skin Care Center

We are thrilled to add a new category to the PRIIA Beauty Buzz Blog: PRIIA Business Spotlight. We will be showcasing the FABULOUS businesses who sell the PRIIA minerale-derm line in their salons, spas and acne clinics.  You’ll have an opportunity to get to know these hard-working small business owners and if you’re in their area, please consider contacting them for an appointment.  PRIIA’s wholesale clients are an extremely vital part of our company’s success and we are honored to be a part of their lives!

Get ready to read all about Nikolett Ivanyi of Envision Acne and Skin Care Center!

  1. What is the name of your business?
    Envision Acne & Skin Care Center
  1. Where are you located?
    189 US HWY 9 South
    Manalapan, NJ 07726
  1. How long have you been in business?
    3 years so far.
  1. What types of esthetic services do you offer?
    We specialize in teen and adult acne treatments. Our unique Acne Free Skin Program ™ will clear up the skin in 90 days without the use of antibiotics or prescription medications. 
  1. Why did you choose to offer PRIIA to your clients?
    I have been looking for a make up line for years that I can safely offer to my acne clients. We tried many, but never found one that will provide full coverage, is non-comedogenic and is also reasonably priced. Luckily, one day I stumbled upon Priia and decided to give it a try. I was amazed by the coverage of the Loose Mineral Powder Foundation. It looks beautiful on the skin and provides a very natural look. I also love the fact that every single product from the line is 100% acne-safe and non-irritating for sensitive skin types. 
  2. What is your favorite PRIIA product and why?
    My favorite product is the Essential Cover Loose Mineral Foundation in Honey color. It helps even out my skin tone and covers any unwanted pigmentation. My clients always complement on how perfect my skin looks when I’m wearing Priia. In the summer time I like to dust a little Vacation in a Jar Mineral Bronzer over my foundation to achieve a nice bronze finish. 
  1. What do your clients think of the PRIIA minerale-derm line?
    My clients love how the foundation perfectly matches their skin tone. They also get excited about the great selection of acne-safe blushes and bronzers too.

Here’s Nikolett proudly displaying her selection of the PRIIA minerale-derm line.  Thanks Nikolett! You can find Envision Acne and Skin Care Center in New Jersey by using our retail locator .

Nikolett Ivanyi 1           Nikolett Ivanyi 2

How to Get Full Coverage with Loose Mineral Foundation

Today’s post is a step-by-step tutorial about how to get the ultimate full coverage using PRIIA Cosmetics Essential Cover Loose Mineral Foundation.

There’s actually several ways to do this such as: adding multiple layers of loose foundation and layering our loose and creme foundation together.  However, today we’ll teach you how to do the ‘Boosted Coverage Method”. It’s so easy and perfect for those who use our loose mineral foundation for stage makeup and for those with severe acne/facial redness/hyperpigmentation.

Boosted Coverage Method (excellent for severe acne coverage, stage makeup, bridal, special events)
1. Dispense PRIIA’s loose mineral foundation into the lid of the jar.
2. Lightly mist your Flat Top Brush or Flat Top Buki with a favorite gentle toner (non-acid based) or DISTILLED water (do not use tap water).
3. If the brush is too damp, gently blot off any excess moisture on a tissue or the back of your hand.
4. Dip the brush head into the lid to pick up the product.
5. Apply the product using PRIIA’s signature ‘Stamp & Blend’ method making sure to work quickly and blend out evenly into the hair line, past the jaw line and down onto the neck.

PRIIA LMF 2 PRIIA LMF 3 PRIIA LMF 4 Coverage Booster method2

We hope you enjoyed this product tutorial.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to use the CONTACT US form at www.priia.com.

PRIIA Business Spotlight: Tucson Acne Clinic

We are thrilled to add a new category to the PRIIA Beauty Buzz Blog: PRIIA Business Spotlight. We will be showcasing the FABULOUS businesses who sell the PRIIA minerale-derm line in their salons, spas and acne clinics.  You’ll have an opportunity to get to know these hard-working small business owners and if you’re in their area, please consider contacting them for an appointment.  PRIIA’s wholesale clients are an extremely vital part of our company’s success and we are honored to be a part of their lives!

Get ready to read all about Brenda Griffin of Tucson Acne Clinic!

1. What is the name of your business?
Tucson Acne Clinic

2. Where are you located?
1254 East Paseo Alegre
Tucson, Arizona 85719
This is in north central Tucson- about 3 miles from the University of Arizona with easy access from the U.

3. How long have you been in business?
Since 2003.

4. What types of esthetic services do you offer?
We specialize in helping those who suffer from acne obtain clear skin and keep it that way.  We also offer waxing, chemical peels as well as anti-aging facials.

5. Why did you choose to offer PRIIA to your clients?
We chose Priia because it is a supreme make-up option for all of our clients.  First and foremost because it will not clog the pores of acne sufferers.  Anyone can wear Priia and look beautiful!

6. What is your favorite PRIIA product and why?
Priia About-2-Pout Lip Glosses are my personal favorite.  They go on silky smooth, no thick sticky feeling, will NOT clog pores around the mouth area and look beautiful! Second favorite would be the Priia Essential Cover Crème Mineral Foundation.  Feels light, looks amazing and clients can’t get enough of it.

7. What do your clients think of the PRIIA minerale-derm line? 
Once clients try Priia they love it!  They appreciate that they can purchase it while they are here and do not have to go out and find fabulous make-up that will not clog their pores and looks so great on.

Here’s Brenda proudly displaying her selection of the PRIIA minerale-derm line.  Thanks Brenda! You can find Tucson Acne Clinic in Arizona by using our retail locator .

Brenda 1Brenda 2

PRIIA Business Spotlight: Skin Spa Acne Clinic and Aesthetics

We are thrilled to add a new category to the PRIIA Beauty Buzz Blog: PRIIA Business Spotlight. We will be showcasing the FABULOUS businesses who sell the PRIIA minerale-derm line in their salons, spas and acne clinics.  You’ll have an opportunity to get to know these hard-working small business owners and if you’re in their area, please consider contacting them for an appointment.  PRIIA’s wholesale clients are an extremely vital part of our company’s success and we are honored to be a part of their lives!

Congratulations to Kimberlee Hummel of Skin Spa Acne Clinic and Aesthetics!  She is our first client to be featured in the PRIIA Business Spotlight!  *As a side note, Kimberlee’s business just won the ‘Best of State’ in the Cosmetic/Medical Spa Category!

1. What is the name of your business?  Skin Spa Acne Clinic and Aesthetics

2. Where are you located? Murray, Utah – which is just outside of SLC, UT

3. How long have you been in business? I’ve been practicing for 15 years.  I’ve owned Skin Spa for 6 years.

4. What types of esthetic services do you offer?  My main focus is working with acne clients and clients with aging skin.  I do acne treatments, microneedling, chemical peels, facials, microdermabrasion, body sugaring, permanent cosmetics, and eyelash extensions.  I also have significant experience with medical aesthetics, including laser hair removal, sublative laser treatments, and IPL.

5. Why did you choose to offer PRIIA to your clients? I firmly believe that makeup should be an extension of good skin care.  Makeup should add to the overall beauty and health of the skin with pretty, natural- looking coverage.   I had a small line of mineral makeup that I wasn’t totally happy with. When I heard about PRIIA in the summer of 2014, I contacted Kelley and she told me she was reformulating products so that everything in the line would be acne safe.  This was appealing to me as my acne business was quickly growing.  She also told me about all of the incredible anti-inflammatory ingredients PRIIA products would have and that it would be wonderful for my aging clients.  

Most of the work I do is more clinical in nature – including lots of microneedling and chemical peels.  I needed a product line with high quality ingredients for healing skin that also had buildable coverage. 

I placed my first PRIIA order in October and I was so impressed with the products when I received them.  I absolutely love what’s not in PRIIA products as much as I love what is in them.  The customer service from PRIIA is stellar.  Brining PRIIA into my business was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

6. What is your favorite PRIIA product and why? Do I have to choose just one????   I absolutely love the foundation.  Both the crème stick and the loose minerals are beautiful.  I’m partial to the loose minerals.  I was a makeup artist for bareMinerals for a few years and I think high-quality loose minerals are one of the versatile foundation options for all skin types and conditions.  I have the custom blending kit (actually I have 2 of them).  The finish of the loose minerals is just so pretty.  It’s luminous, but not shiny.  I’m 50 years old and people keep asking me what I’m doing differently with my skin and the only change I’ve made in the last 6 months is I started using PRIIA. 

I have to admit I was a little intimidated with the custom blending kit at first because I had zero experience blending.  It sat on my shelf for a few weeks untouched, and I actually called Kelley for a little pep talk.  I was successful at blending the very first time.  The kit makes it sooooo easy.  I’ve made a couple of mis-steps blending, and they were very easily fixed.

7. What do your clients think of the PRIIA minerale-derm line? My clients absolutely love PRIIA.  I had one client tell me she’d “never where that bareMinerals crap again”.  Another was so excited when a sales person at Sephora told her how beautiful her foundation is and asked what brand it is.  One of my acne clients wasn’t clearing because she was using makeup from the drug store.  Every time she came to my clinic, I removed layers of creamy, cakey makeup (uuuggghhh!!!).  I finally got her to try PRIIA.  She sent me a text the next day amazed at how thoroughly it covered her healing acne and so pleased with the finish. Yes – her acne is finally clearing just as I expected it would. I could just go on and on with PRIIA success stories.  Clients of all ages are delighted with the product.

Below is a picture of Kimberlee’s PRIIA display in her clinic.  The next picture is of Kimberlee and her beautiful daughter- both gorgeous ladies are proudly wearing PRIIA!  You can find Kimberlee by using our retail locator here: http://www.priia.com/retail_locations.html 

 

Kimberlee Hummel 1 Kimberlee Hummel 2

 

PRIIA’s Customers Speak Out!

Surprise galsI just LOVE hearing positive feedback about the products my company, PRIIA Cosmetics, has to offer.  It's especially gratifying when a glowing review comes in from someone who was pretty skeptical about mineral makeup.

As a part of my business model, I offer my products at wholesale.  This means that qualified business owners can partner with PRIIA to sell my branded name products or they have the option to put their name on these goodies (private label).  Recently, a private label customer emailed me to let me know that her mom is now 'hooked' on the makeup and she just had to share the story of how this came to be.  Read on…

"Hi Kelley!

Wanted to share…my mom was recently visiting and tried the makeup.  She is floored and EXTREMELY grateful that you created a line that she has searched for, for 60 years.  She tossed all her other makeup in the trash while she was here and has completely converted to PRIIA! 

It was funny, after I showed her how to apply it (she watched me put on my makeup, completely doubting the stamp and blend process because 'that is just too easy'), then she applied it herself…she hated it initially.  Her first response was, 'See- for you, you don't need the coverage.  It doesn't cover anything. It's too light- I think I need a darker shade.'

I told her, 'Wait mom.  Walk away from the mirror.'  I distracted her with coffee and then brought her back into the bathroom.  I wish I had a picture of her reaction. PRICELESS!  I had to remind her that she had just applied mascara, so no crying!

All she kept saying was, 'Oh my GOSH! Wow, my skin is so pretty. And my dark circles are GONE.'  I have to say, the concealer she was previously using (Dermaquest and MAC), was applied so thick because that was the only way to cover the purple.  It made her eyes so heavy and dark.  It aged her probably 5 years every morning.

She looks beautiful!

She's been home for a week and called me yesterday telling me that she couldn't get over looking in the mirror and seeing this version of herself (the version she 'feels' she is) staring back at her.

Thanks for helping me give my mom the BEST Mother's Day gift EVER!  For that, I am eternally grateful!  I wish I lived within 3,000 miles of her. All of her friends would be buying from me." – C.C., Alaska

WOW!  That was an amazing story about how one of my private label clients introduced PRIIA to the people in her circle of influence.  The trickle down theory is clearly at work here.  I've helped this client to start a successful mineral makeup business and she's helping her clients to look their best!  This is why I LOVE what I do.

If you've got a favorite PRIIA product, share it with the people you know and love.  Sharing is caring. You just never know when you can make someone feel great about themselves!

If you're looking for a mineral makeup brand to partner with, give me shout.  I'd love to help become a mineral makeup rockstar too!

Cheers!

-Kelley (a.k.a. The Mineral Makeup Coach)

PRIIA Cosmetics Re-Releases Two Favorite Products!

Today PRIIA Cosmetics released 2 of its best-selling products with updated formulations:  HydraPrime Oil-Control Powder and Creamy Under Eye Concealer!

Here's why I'm so excited about these updated formulas…

Green TeaHydraPrime has been reformulated and now contains Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract.  The potent antioxidant and anti-aging properties of Green Tea are a perfect addition to this fabulous face powder.  Also, HydraPrime is nearly 100% translucent now, so even deep skin tones can wear this product without worrying about looking 'ashen'.  It still has the same amazing oil-control properties that clients have come to love but now it simply has more beneficial ingredients for your overall complexion.  It can be worn as a primer AND a finishing powder.  It also works wonders for those who have problems with their eye shadows creasing. Simply apply your foundation onto your lids, then apply a small amount of HydraPrime on top and you've got a perfect 'canvas' for layering your favorite shadows and keeping them in place all day (or night) long!  If you're an oily-skinned gal (like me), give HydraPrime a try.  Your skin will thank you!

Next, our best-selling Creamy Under Eye Concealer has been reformulated to contain not
Cucumber woman one, but TWO amazing extracts: Cucumber Extract and Licorice Root Extract!  Cucumber extract is well-known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties and Licorice Root works on lightening and brightening while also decongesting dilated capillaries.  Both of these wonderful extracts work synergistically to aid in healing and to help keep the skin even-toned and soothed.  Our Under Eye Concealer has been a best-seller ever since we launched it in March 2009.  We make and sell so much of this product, I have
Licorice rootsometimes wondered if women are eating this stuff! (please don't eat it- it's made for external use only). 😉

So, if you've got oily skin or dark under eye circles or both (like me…again) – now you have to 2 products to add to your makeup arsenal.  You can find them at www.priia.com .  Oh, FYI- both of these products are 100% Gluten Free!

 

 

Cheers!

-Kelley (a.k.a. The Mineral Makeup Coach)

 

 

Is “The Mineral Makeup Coach” Blog Dead???

You would probably think so since I haven't done a post in almost a year!  My bad!

However, the answer is a resounding NO.  This blog isn't dead … just dormant.  PRIIA Cosmetics has grown by leaps and bounds; so much so that it takes up nearly all of my time.  The good news is I have new people coming on board to help manage my company and hopefully alleviate some responsibilities from my shoulders.  This means a little free time will be available to share more of my knowledge and expertise with my readers.

What I would like to know is:

1) Are YOU still interested in learning about makeup, beauty, skin care, etc.?

2) If you are, what topics would you like me to talk about?  How can I help YOU?

 

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

 

Cheers!

-The Mineral Makeup Coach

 

Happy 3 Year Anniversary PRIIA Cosmetics!

Wow! I can't believe three years has gone by so quickly since launching PRIIA Cosmetics. Where does the time go?

In honor of our anniversary, we are having a HUGE sale. Everything in our retail web store is now 30% off! Just enter the code: HAPPY30 at checkout to receive your discount. The sale ends prompty at 11:59pm EST 3/18/2012. Go ahead and stock up on your favorite goodies!

We're also excited to announce the launch of our new Exotic Oil Cleanse. It's a natural makeup remover and skin conditioner all in one! It's non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic. This amazing formula is loaded with skin lovin' botanicals such as Japanese Green Tea which provides vital antioxidant protection.

All orders placed during our anniversary sale of $35 or more (AFTER all discounts have been applied & BEFORE shipping) will receive a FREE sample of this amazing skin care product.

So, hop on over to www.priia.com and get in on the sale! Enjoy!

Happy Shopping!!!!

Cheers!

-Kelley
(a.k.a. The Mineral Makeup Coach)