Stemulation is a luxury skin care brand designed to produce youthful skin using cell technology to restore the skin cells that are vital for skin. Located in the heart of California, this brand is used by many people around the world. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Laurie Nicoll, the founder and CEO of Stemulation. Here is what she had to say...
(Q) Hello Laurie. How are you? Tell me, what inspired you to create Stemulation? What is the inspiration behind the brand?
The idea for Stemulation was born from my personal quest to find a solution to my own skin ailments and premature aging. When serving as Business Development Officer at a Biotech research company, I learned about the healing properties of stem cell technology. I recruited a renowned team of stem cell specialists and began a two-year research project to identify a protocol that would capture the healing properties of the stem cell in an entirely new way.
Unique to the skin care industry, Stemulation’s growth factors and peptides are extracted directly from adult mesenchymal (bone marrow) stem cells—known as the “emergency response technicians” of the body. Proven results with no downtime make Stemulation the ideal clinical skin care line for luxury spas. Appropriate for every skin type, our products respond to the cells to help nurture and balance the health of the skin tissue—thus addressing each individual need. They look beautiful, too!
(Q) Currently, what are your best selling products? Tell me a little more about Stemulation's most popular products? I am a huge fan of serum. In fact, I always find myself trying new serums. Stemulation makes one of the best I have ever used.
Stemulation’s best-selling products also happen to be some of your favorites! #1 is the serum, #2 is the Boost Crème and the Rescue Repair, #3 is the scrub and #4 is the Herbal Balancing Toner. The serum is our hero product—it contains our signature growth factors and peptides with a host of potent antioxidants. It evens out skin tones and provides age-defying rejuvenation to skin of all types and ages. The Boost Crème literally boosts the efficacy of the facial serum. Gently exfoliating with lactic acid, Boost Crème tightens the skin, tones and brightens. Rescue Repair contains even higher percentages of lactic acid and is ideal for hands, feet, neck and décolleté. If you haven’t tried Rescue Repair yet, get some ASAP! Lastly, the Herbal Balancing Toner removes all the “ick” left behind after cleansing, prepping the face for serum and Boost Crème application, without harsh and drying products like alcohol.
(Q) I have to confess, I am in love with your 'AHA Herbal Balancing Toner'. It is currently one of my favorite beauty products right now. Everything from the product to the smell is amazing. And as a result, it has such a wonderful impact on my skin.
The toner prepares the skin for maximum absorption of the Facial Serum and Boost Crème. It is enriched with soothing herbal and botanical extracts including witch hazel extract, cucumber extract and green tea extract that accelerate healing while promoting collagen production. Skin feels refreshed and energized, not dried out like some toners can cause.
(Q) The 'Daily Microderm Scrub' for the face and body is one of my favorite exfoliating products. At first I was skeptical about using it because it is for both the body and the face. I am really happy that I went against my skepticism because it is an amazing product.
The Daily Microderm Scrub Face and Body contain facial quality ingredients at a price that makes it affordable to use on your whole body. It renews skin texture and removes impurities. The product is a favorite of spa directors who are always looking for the “holy grail” of scrubs. Our male clients are also big fans of the scrub!
(Q) Your products are used in spas, beauty boutiques, and even in plastic surgery offices and more. They are not only loved by celebrities, but regular people. How does that make you feel?
I’ve been given this privilege by grace. I feel humble and proud to be changing people’s lives by changing their skin. Our products are truly breaking new ground, and we are only just beginning to make an impact.
(Q) Have you ever considered adding a makeup line to the brand?
Creating color is a very different animal than skin care – right now, we are looking at tinted moisturizers and BB creams. I would also love to put a tinted lip balm or treatment in the pipeline!
(Q) For all of those skin care enthusiasts and beauty lovers reading this interview, what would you like them to know? What is next for Stemulation?
Exciting things are on the horizon! Our Hi-impact Serum will launch later this year. This product is our serum “on steroids”—specifically formulated to address wrinkles and aging skin, and fast. The product contains our proprietary Epidermal Growth Factors, turbo-charged with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C. We also have some exciting luxury spa openings this summer, including the Island Spa on Catalina opening this June, and the Park Hyatt New York opening in August.
For more information about Stemulation, please visit www.stemulation.com today!