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Apr.21
2014

Instant ‘wow’

Cashmere, silk, satin and velvet—these luxurious fabrics  feel as good as they look. When it comes to skin, the case is very much the same.

Women want their skin to feel touchably smooth and appear perfectly flawless. Yet, as age takes its toll, skin’s texture can seem dull and rough while pores appear larger.

Short of a visit to the dermatologist’s office, retexturizing skin can seem like an impossible feat—until now. Introducing ARTISTRY Intensive Skincare Advanced Skin Refinisher.

After only one use, skin appears instantly clarified, refined, smoothed and softened for a perfectly youthful, visibly pore-less look.

The “wow” effect of our Intensive Skincare Advanced Skin Refinisher owes its success to an exclusive blend of ingredients including Optical Diffusers, which mattify and smooth the skin’s surface for a soft-focus appearance, and lentil seed extract, an anti-oxidant rich extract that counters the hollowing effect in the wall lining of the pore for a reduced appearance of pores.

The ARTISTRY Intensive Skincare Advanced Skin Refinisher is the fourth innovation in our Intensive Skincare Collection, joining the Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel, Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum and 14 Night Restore Program.

Apr.14
2014

Myths of myrtle

In ancient Greece and Rome, it is said that the myrtle plant symbolized love and immortality. Essential oil from the plant was used to create “angel water,” which had the power to restore freshness and youth to the skin.

Artistry scientists acquired this shrub found in the Mediterranean and investigated the activity of its extract in our bioassay laboratory with in vitro performance testing.

They were excited to learn this extract effectively increased Sirtuin signaling, which means increased youth protein production in human skin cells.

This ingredient, named LifeSirt, is even more stable and effective than resveratrol, a well-known antioxidant found in red wine that also is known for Sirtuin signaling. LifeSirt helps reprogram skin’s future for younger-looking skin, longer and is a key ingredient in our Youth Xtend collection.

Apr.11
2014

Source-Make-Deliver: Vitamin C Plus

Thanks to a new Amway website, anyone can see examples of our products moving through the development process, from the selection of the raw ingredients to the delivery of the finished product to the warehouse.

For example, here is the process for our NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus Extended Release:

SOURCE: Brazil

Our Vitamin C Plus Extended Release is a plant-enhanced vitamin C supplement made with natural acerola cherries grown at Amway’s agribusiness operation in Brazil. Acerola cherries are one of nature’s most concentrated sources of vitamin C. Natural antioxidants from lemons, oranges and grapefruits also are included in Vitamin C Plus Extended Release. Our  Brazil farm features 4,102 acres where we grow and process organic acerola cherries, watercress, picao preto and other tropical herbs and fruit.

MAKE: California, U.S.

The plant ingredients in Vitamin C Plus Extended Release come from dried whole foods, such as acerola cherries, lemons, oranges and grapefruit. For acerola cherries, our process includes an early harvest, the selection of improved varieties and color-sorting for fruit that is highest in vitamin C. We also use a gentle concentration process right on the farm, the majority of which is completed via reverse osmosis. This process only removes water, not phytonutrients, and avoids heat to minimize loss of vitamin C. The powder is packaged in sealed drums and shipped out to our manufacturing plant in California to be used in our products.

Computer-controlled scales measure the exact weight and amount of each concentrate powder. The final mixture is compressed into tablets, coated with a special solution for easier swallowing and inspected closely for cracks or chips. Finished tablets are sealed in specially-designed containers to maintain freshness.

DELIVER: Several markets, including Georgia, U.S.

NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus Extended Release is offered in several markets, including the United States.  Deliveries to locations in the U.S. are made primarily by truck to four warehouses throughout the country. Shipping times vary based on location. Vitamin C Plus Extended Release arrives in the central part of the country in roughly one week. Off-shore deliveries made by sea to our center in Hawaii can take up to four weeks.

Did you enjoy the journey? You can learn about the process of other Amway products at AmwaySourceMakeDeliver.com. Enjoy!

Apr.09
2014

Signature Shade Finder

Choosing the perfect foundation is never easy — until now.

With the introduction of the Artistry Signature Shade Finder, a simple color chart using F.A.C.E.S. technology, our scientists have developed a  foolproof method for finding your exact shade of foundation.

First, determine the undertone, the relative warmth or coolness of your skintone. You do that by answering some simple questions. For example, does your skin have an olive hue or is it more pink or rosy? What colors do you look best in? These will help you choose warm, cool or neutral.

Next, determine the level, or natural depth of your skin color by matching it to one of the six levels on our chart:

  • Level 1. Milk
  • Level 2. Sweet Cream
  • Level 3. Weak Tea
  • Level 4. Milk Chocolate
  • Level 5. Strong Tea
  • Level 6. Espresso

And finally, using those two pieces of information, find your exact foundation shade on the Signature Shade Finder.

Life just got easier!

Apr.07
2014

Starring iCook

In Ukraine, expectant mothers often tune into the popular TV program 9 Months for all kinds of advice about pregnancy and new parenthood.

Recently 9 Months fans learned about cooking fast and healthy family meals from a chef at Ukraine’s Amway Academy, which provides online and instructor-led learning opportunities for Amway Business Owners and customers as well as ABO certification programs.

Chef Andrew Kubrak appeared on four segments, showing viewers how to prepare easy, healthy and tasty dishes using iCook stainless and nonstick cookware. He demonstrated how the special iCook VITALOK low-moisture cooking method preserves nutrients and makes meals appetizing.

New segments of 9 Months air weekly on Ukraine’s TBi channel (in English: TVI). TBi is carried by 85 percent of Ukraine’s cable networks and is viewed in about 60 percent of Ukrainian cities with populations over 50,000.

Last year, the Amway Academy provided more than 200,000 ABO and customer training contacts—including some tasty lessons from Chef Kubrak.

Click here to view a 45-minute iCook segment. It’s in Ukrainian, but isn’t the language of food universal?

Mar.28
2014

Café Chic

The coffee craze is alive and well around the world with coffee bars popping up on virtually every corner – enticing drinkers with exotic flavor profiles and compelling preparations transforming an otherwise ritualistic practice to a highly personalized experience.  These days, coffee enthusiasts can savor their favorite cup exactly the way they like it.

With that in mind, Amway introduces the Artistry Café Melange Collection for spring 2014.  Inspired by the darkest shot of espresso to the creamiest latte, this easy-to-wear, coffee-colored palette features eight eye color shades and the Sunrise Cheek Color Duo. Together it creates an effortlessly chic finish.

“From deep espresso brown to shimmering café au lait, the range is universally flattering and sophisticated,” explains Rick DiCecca, Artistry Global Makeup Artist.  “Complemented with soft pops of color on cheeks and lips, the Café Melange Collection exudes a strong, elegant femininity that women will adore.”

Check out Artistry’s other spring highlights here.

Mar.24
2014

Fuzz buster

The amazing scientists in the Amway laundry care lab love inspiration, and when they hear from Amway Business Owners about a particular laundry challenge, they get inspired.

Take, for example, the challenge of keeping black and dark-colored cotton clothing looking vibrant and new, wear after wear. Machine-washing cottons causes fuzzing, pilling and dye transfer that can make these items look faded and old long before their time.

The R&D team began looking for ways to help consumers extend the appearance of their newer dark cotton items in one economical and easy-to-use laundry solution.

The team developed a detergent technology that preserves the appearance of dark cottons, and even improves the appearance of many dark cotton items that look faded from previous washings in other detergents.

The technology is used in SA8 Black Concentrated Liquid Laundry Detergent with Bioquest formula exclusively from the Amway Home brand. It is now available in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and is expected to be available in Japan and Europe later this year.

When our laundry products help consumers wear their clothing longer, families save money–and it helps slow the flow of these items into the waste stream. That’s a double win! Read more about the product at Amway Startup.

Mar.12
2014

Twist and click

ARTISTRY introduces Signature Color Lipstick exclusively from Amway. Four years in the making, the 18 classic and eight sheer shades deliver color as it was meant to be — luxurious, indulgent and ravishing.

It’s also innovative. The package’s “twist-and-click” technology was invented, patented and engineered by Catherine Ehrenberger, vice president of research and development at Amway.

“It’s a revolutionary Artistry invention,” Ehrenberger says. “This exclusive system opens and closes the tube in the most ingenious way.”

Simply twist the tube to unlock it and release the lipstick bullet. Once desired application is achieved, a small click of the tube will return the lipstick to its resting position, locking it into place.

The lipstick was also formulated from a translucent base, helping the color remain true. That means what’s seen in the bullet is what’s seen on the lips. Plus, it resists feathering and bleeding. 

Signature Color Lipstick began its global rollout in February.

Feb.19
2014

Phosphate-free

You may have seen recent news of a major retail laundry detergent brand announcing a commitment to move to a phosphate-free formula. We say, ‘Welcome to the club!’

If you use an Amway laundry detergent, you can be assured you’re using a formula that doesn’t contain phosphates – no matter where in the world you purchased it.

Amway has manufactured phosphate-free laundry detergent for all its markets, even countries that don’t regulate phosphates, since the early 2000s, and even longer in the U.S.

Why is that important?

Because phosphates can get into lakes and streams where they promote excessive plant growth and decay. That causes water quality to deteriorate and suffocates aquatic life.

Many countries have banned phosphates in detergents as a result. Some countries still allow phosphate detergents – and some major retail detergent brands sold in those countries still contain phosphate. But not Amway.

Want to know more about our phosphate-free formulas and how we got there? Visit the Amway Global Newsroom for the full story.

Jan.22
2014

Home technology

Did you ever wonder how Amway, which got its start selling soap and nutrition products, became a number one seller of home technology products?

Last year, eSpring became the  world’s number one selling brand of home water treatment systems according to Verify Markets study of 2012 global sales, while ATMOSPHERE is the world’s number one selling brand of home air treatment systems according to Verify Markets study of 2011 global sales.

That’s quite an accomplishment in just over 50 years. And it was a concerted effort. In the last 20 years, we grew our research and

development team from those specializing in cleaning, cosmetics and nutrition to include more than 100 scientists researching home technology.

It’s a wonderful story of innovation, dedication and “Aha!” moments that you can read at the Amway Global Newsroom.