Skin Care

Spotlight on The Orange Owl

This week’s Member Deals Spotlight shines brightly on The Orange Owl! This Vermont-based vegan skincare company provides our Wellness department with a full line of fabulous body care products and from February 8th – 14th, they’ll all be 20% off for member-owners! It’s a perfect time to pick up a few DIY Spa products for your Valentine, or to simply pamper yourself! Read on to learn more about this wonderful local business and the fabulous female powerhouse at the helm:

About the Company

The Orange Owl is a vegan skincare company based in the beautiful state of Vermont. The core mission of the company is to provide simple and environmentally friendly alternatives to essential products used regularly in our lives. ‘Going Green’ is not just a buzzword or about being fashionable to the folks at The Orange Owl. Instead, it is one of the vital components that goes into designing all of their merchandise.

Inspiration for The Orange Owl’s products is derived from a number of sources. From the smell of early morning coffee with a hint of cinnamon, hikes along some of the most beautiful trails in New England, to a plethora of experiences in founder Askhata Nayad’s home county of India, epiphanies happen all the time. It’s from these experiences that the colors, scents, and textures of her products are born.

Giving Back

She has also not forgotten that as you move ahead in life, it is important to give back to society. To this end, The Orange Owl is involved with The Schooling Project, an organization in India that works towards financing the education of underprivileged children. The Orange Owl donates 5% of every purchase made to benefit The Schooling Project, which works together with Global Concerns India to provide avenues for children to gain the financial means necessary to stay in school. In addition to basic education, the team does a fantastic job of offering workshops with the children to build their confidence and helps them explore various technical fields ranging from photography, to film design, and green design.

About the Owner

Akshata Nayak was born and raised in the city of Bangalore in southern India. She moved to America for her graduate studies in late 2003, earning a Masters in Biochemistry and, a few years later, a Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition. After working in basic research in the fields of Immunology and Emergency Medicine for six years, she decided to shift her focus.The Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition was a step in that direction. It helped emphasize some basic policies of trying to establish a balance in people’s lives when it came to overall health.

When she’s not busy owning and operating The Orange Owl, she also serves as a nutritionist at Alternative Roots Wellness Center, a holistic health center started with her husband. She lives in Vermont and loves to cook, read and repeatedly change the cushion covers in her living room. She is having the proverbial blast.

 

Akshata believes that establishing a relationship with you is just as important as having you enjoy her products. After all, knowing the people behind the items you use regularly makes the purchase more personal. So, indulge and treat yourself. Leave your problems behind. Experience these wonderful products!

 

Co-op Connection Business of the Month: Pro Skin Studio

Is your skin in need of some TLC? Or maybe you’re long overdue for a massage? Check out our Co-op Connection Business of the Month, Pro Skin Studio! Co-op member-owners can enjoy 10% off any massage or reflexology treatment! As a Co-op shopper, you likely know that eating well does a body good, but did you know that carving a little time out of your hectic schedule to care for your skin and body can also reap major benefits to your overall stress level and sense of well-being?  Experience the bountiful benefits of the wide range of treatments that Pro Skin Studio has to offer! Read on to learn more about this unique spa located in the heart of Middlebury:

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Pro Skin Studio offers a unique experience unparalleled to that found in a large salon and spa or medi spa. Our skilled staff members provide exceptional skin treatments, peels, massage, foot reflexology, lash extensions, full body waxing and eyebrow design. We have the ability to customize services not only to clients’ skincare needs, but also to their budget.

Jenn Buker, the owner of Pro Skin Studio, is a Licensed Skin Therapist and the only Dermalogica Expert Plus in Vermont. She has built Pro Skin Studio from a small, one room booth rental, to a private two room Studio with 3 employees. Jenn’s philosophy on skincare is simple – healthy skin is beautiful skin, and only needs accentuating, not covering! She is deeply committed to her clients, and truly enjoys the time spent with each and every one of them.

Jenn
Jenn

Alex is a Licensed Skin Therapist, Certified Massage Therapist and Lash Extension Artist. She joined Pro Skin Studio in October, 2015 and has been working diligently toward her Dermalogica Expert status. Alex is the ‘fixer’ and enjoys working with clients to not only feel better through massage, but to improve skin health with high quality skin treatments.

Alex
Alex

 

Alex applying lash extensions
Alex applying lash extensions

 

Georgia is a Certified Massage Therapist and is the reflexologist at Pro Skin Studio. Jenn has been experiencing the benefits of Georgia’s reflexology treatments at her own practice since October of 2015 and is feeling extremely fortunate that Georgia has agreed to join the Pro Skin Studio team every other Tuesday.

 

Georgia
Georgia

As skilled estheticians and massage therapists, we are able to bridge the gap between the result-driven corrective services of a medi spa while still providing the relaxation and pampering of a larger salon and spa. The only way to truly know the unique services that Pro Skin Studio has to offer is to come and experience them for yourself. We guarantee that you will look and feel your best! Our studio is located at 45 Court Street, Suite A, in Middlebury. Visit us on the web at proskinstudio.com, or give us a call at 802.349.6292.

We look forward to working with you!

Jenn Buker, Licensed Skin Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

Alex, Licensed Skin Therapist, Certified Massage Therapist, Lash Artist and Dermalogica Specialist

Georgia, Certified Massage Therapist and Reflexologist

Georgia, Jenn, & Alex
Georgia, Jenn, & Alex
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