Summer 2021

20 May21251 Best Online Skin & Body Care Store – UK Award-winning Crystal Clear was founded by Sharon Hilditch MBE in 1995 and it quickly became recognised in the industry for being the market leader in microdermabrasion. However, the company is not just experts in microdermabrasion; it has extensively grown its treatment and skincare menu and is loved by thousands of salons, spas and skincare lovers worldwide. With an excellent reputation among beauty professionals and celebrities, presence in luxury salons worldwide and a founder who’s determined to continue innovating more pioneering treatments in the world of skincare, there’s no doubt that Crystal Clear is a truly ground- breaking global brand. Since its launch, Crystal Clear has been committed to solving the important skincare issues that make such a difference to peoples’ lives. As well as this commitment, it has got a set of four key values that guide every decision it makes. These represent the company, and they would never be compromised! Firstly, it is dedicated to innovating new treatments and products to solve skincare needs: whether the individual suffers from acne, dry skin or simply needs an extremely effective anti-ageing treatment or product. Secondly, the company always aims to be uplifting, from the ambience in its salons to its new product ranges. Building on this, it wants to be inspirational with its positive attitude to skincare. And finally, it is results-focused: whether it’s holding a personal consultation or developing a brand new salon treatment. Skincare has been a passion for Liverpool beauty entrepreneur, Sharon Hilditch MBE from an early age. Crystal Clear Skincare was born from her desire to create a range of effective treatments and skin- rejuvenating products that truly made a difference. Today, Crystal Clear is a leading provider of innovative beauty technology and award-winning skincare products. It is available in over 6,000 UK salons, exports internationally as well as having a massive celebrity following, including global stars such as Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. Sharon has spent the last 40 years studying the science and healthcare of skin. From gaining all of her knowledge in the science of skin, she has since travelled the world learning from some of the most expert dermatologists and specialists in the industry. It was then Sharon spotted the potential for a non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment that would bridge the gap between salon facials and medical procedures, thereby creating a new market in the beauty sector. In 1995, she formed Crystal Clear to offer this milder, less aggressive form of skin resurfacing. Today, that treatment, Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion, is the industry’s most popular salon treatment machine and has earned its cult status among beauty therapists and clients worldwide. Building a reputation as an innovator and skincare guru, Sharon went on to launch Crystal Clear’s eponymous skincare range along with a strong portfolio of advanced salon treatments that deliver effective and impressive results. With Sharon as product developer, she continues to shake up the beauty world, launching Crystal Clear’s most revolutionary treatment yet in 2014. Cryo Oxygen Micro-Channelling Collagen Induction Therapy (COMCIT™) Elite utilises four advanced technologies in one world- first facial, combining freeze therapy and micro-channelling with a skin and oxygen infusion to stimulate new collagen production, significantly reduce lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate skin texture and firmness. Since 1995, Sharon has won numerous awards and inspired many upcoming female entrepreneurs. In 2008, Sharon was honoured with an MBE in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British business. She was named winner of the prestigious NatWest Everywoman UK “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2004 and was the deserving recipient of the Prince Philip Medal 2008. In the inaugural Women in Business Awards 2013, Sharon was the worthy winner of the “Decade in Excellence in Business” award, scooping “Innovator of the Year” at the fourth Women in Business Awards in 2016. Sharons most recent award is “Fellowship of The City and Guilds of London Institute (FCGI)” March 2021, this is the highest award of Fellowship and is to recognition of her professional and personal achievement as a former recipient of the prestigious Prince Philip Medal. Company: Crystal Clear Contact: Laura McGowan Email: [email protected] Website: