Developing Spa-Grade Skincare

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Roundtable — episode 41

Skincare is driving much of the growth in beauty as remote working has consumers prioritizing achieving healthy, glowing skin over covering and contouring with heavy makeup. At-home beauty soared over the last year, skincare users now surpass the number of consumers using cosmetics according to NPD. But as the lane becomes increasingly crowded, it’s more important than ever for a formula and it’s benefits to stand out. Join Nader Naeymi-Rad, brand founders Joanna Vargas, and Alissa Bayer and private label Europelab’s Sara Turchetta as they dive into what sets spa-grade products apart from mass options, what to consider when choosing a manufacturing partner, how to best leverage turn key solutions and emerging product trends.


  • Nader Naeymi-Rad

    Founder & Publisher,
    Beauty Independent


  • Alissa Bayer

    Milk + Honey
  • Sara Turchetta

    Vice President,
  • Joanna Vargas

    Joanna Vargas

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With more than 30 years of expertise in formulating premium skincare products, Europelab offers a wide range of innovative and high performance formulas that meet current industry trends and standards. Their laboratory is committed to selecting high-quality raw materials. Each ingredient is carefully selected in all its integrity to deliver visible and long lasting results. Their plant extracts and essential oils come from organic agriculture, grown without pesticides or herbicides.