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The Neos Story

The Neos Story Begins

The story of how Neos Skin Care™ came to be isn’t really all that unusual.  It’s probably not what you think. To briefly summarize for you, it started out of necessity…..for my own needs and those of my son. After my only child was born in 2006, when I was at the ripe young age of 38, I began having some skin care challenges that I have never experienced before. I had always had rather happy and easy to care for skin that didn’t rebel or give me much problem at all. Thanks to hormonal surges and lulls, natural aging, breastfeeding, and lifestyle changes, I was facing changes in my skin’s texture and resiliency, dry spots and oily spots, lines that came out of nowhere, saggy bags under my eyes that were seriously not funny.  Products  and “home remedies” I tried gave me little help and no real solutions. I was to the point of considering cosmetic surgery for the eye bags. Yes, they were that bad. Plus, I had a precious baby boy with sensitive skin that was easily irritated, especially from acidic conditions such as is common in the diaper area. His skin needed extra care and attention to remain comfortable. I wasn’t opposed to commercially available products and did use them with him. But I wanted more and better options for my little blessing. I felt sure the answers lay in the ingredients and how they were used and combined into a finished product.  Being the gal I am with a background and knowledge in cosmetic formulating and other more natural approaches, I dusted off my reserves, set my determinations and embarked on a quest to increase and refine my knowledge and skills in what has turned out to be a dramatically profound and adventurous journey even I couldn’t have predicted.
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Goals and Successes

When I started, I had very specific wants and goals, even though I wasn’t sure how to get there at the time. I knew I wanted good, high quality products that were effective and on the indulgent side. I knew I wanted products made with ingredients that served a purpose in the product and were actively beneficial. I insisted each finished product must do what it was supposed to do. I was also very conscience of what I didn’t want and why. Above all, I wanted them to be safe, because I knew the potential for nasties to grow in the majority of personal care products. So away I went with few resources available and no clear plan but a lot of ideas. What resulted was a full range of products for body, bath and skin care that exceeded my expectations.  It soon became clear I was onto something here. They worked so well I couldn’t keep them to myself. I felt sure if I loved them, others would too. I shared with a few friends and the approval rating was a solid 10 across the board. In late 2008, with the suggestion coming from too many directions to brush it off, I decided to step out even further and start a business.
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Gifts, Names, Delights and Disappointment

I launched a ready-made gift company named “TimeLess Presents” in early spring 2009. Along with special occasion and just because gifts which came fully wrapped and “ready to give”, I also offered these luscious skin care products under the brand name “Lavish Bath & Body”. They were well received and I soon found a local base of repeat customers. But then it happened. My first hard lesson in business. In the Fall of 2010, I discovered someone had stolen my “Lavish” brand name and marketing material. They had set up shop some months earlier and were using my entire branding – the styling, product names, colors, fonts, imagery, and designs. Even the packaging was copied in every detail. By all intents, they had stolen my company, at least the cosmetics part of it, and were seemingly killing it with a brick & mortar store plus an online shop. Even worse was they had fast-tracked by registering a trademark for “Lavish” in the US. I was devastated. Not having the means for a legal battle with them, I was forced to make some hard decisions. Should I walk away or find a different direction? After careful consideration and many long nights, I decided to close the gift company and devote my entire attention to skin care products exclusively. So, I shifted my focus to a new company with a new name, new stylings, a new look and a new purpose.  I relaunched just a month or two later as an artisan cosmetic company in January 2011 under the name “Neos Creations”. I was not happy with that name. Neos fit and was so right it settled deep in my soul. Did you know Neos is Greek for new, youthful, fresh? And that I got it from one of my favorite  Bible verses? But “Creations” never felt right. I soon changed it and with that, Neos Skin Care™ was born.  It’s been developing, emerging and transitioning by leaps and bounds ever since.
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Ahhh Moments

What makes Neos Skin Care™ products worth investigation? Well, of course I’m probably biased, but they are good quality products that work very well. More than the quality and beneficial skin love, they inspire what I call “Ahhh Moments”. You know…..those moments that just take your breath away and leave you satisfied, yet wanting more? Yes, ma’am….THAT! And they do it with Southern style. Each product is inspired to some degree by Southern heritage, charm and beauty. They are for real women and by a real woman, coming from my heart as a woman and to be perfectly honest, from my own desire to look and feel more youthful, vibrant, pampered and luscious myself. What woman out there doesn’t need and want that? They’re designed with the woman that gives it her all and just craves a little private, personal and indulgent “ME” time in mind. Because I know how stressful the mom-wife-woman-doer of all the things gig can be. They are for the woman that needs to not always feel frumpy housewife-ish or soccer mom’ish. And for the stretched-to-the-max woman who’s “not as young as she once was” but doesn’t want to look and feel like the hot mess she may think she is. Yes, I know all of these very well myself and let me tell you. You NEED those Ahhh moments to help you recharge and remain semi-sane in a world of chaos and “stuff”. What’s more, Neos products smell beautiful, tantalizing and scrumptious because I adore fragrances and love to smell good. I think most of you do too. But there’s also the “no scent added” option for those who don’t adore fragrances. I’m honored to share the Neos range of products with you so that you can look and feel like the woman you really are….beautiful, vivacious and vibrant.
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Frankly My Dear, You Deserve It 

To put it simply, what you get from Neos Skin Care is more than just personal care products. You get an experience….the Neos experience. Not only are the products filled with decadence and skin benefits, they also ooze with Southern belle’ism and style. What is this style? In a nutshell, it’s simple elegance with a twist. It’s classy, sassy, and comforting….all rolled into one fanciful package. I top it all off with that infamous Southern hospitality, giving my personal attention to every customer and product simply because I choose to. I love personally talking with and getting to know those who come my way and helping them with their skin care and aromatherapy needs whenever possible.  Because frankly my dear, you deserve all of that.
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You Owe It To Yourself

With all that you now know about our story, hopefully you will like what you see and love what you get. I firmly believe, no matter what your age or where you call home in this wonderful country of ours, you can be the Southern belle you want to be. There’s at least a little bit of “Scarlett” in all of us, ya’ know.  I believe Neos Skin Care™ can help you do that. So please, look around the boutique.  Find a few favorites or try something new. Find your class. Discover your sass. Step into your comfort. Be the belle you are and get your Ahhh moments on! You owe it to yourself.
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P.S.

On a side note, one of my hopes is to someday be able to help provide jobs locally, be that for one person or one hundred people. Small and family-owned businesses started by people just like me are the backbone of America. They helped mold and build this great country of ours.  It’s important to me to be a part of that tradition and keep the American dream alive. I’m committed to supporting very small and independent family owned and operated businesses as well as more larger small, independently owned companies here in the US. I prefer supporting companies that offer our citizens jobs and provide American made products with the quality and consumer confidence of yesteryear at every chance I can. My husband and I both come from families who are or were small business owners and operators for the majority of our lives. We both worked in our families’ companies in various ways from young ages. That plus being self-employed small business owners for a good many years ourselves, we know the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice it takes as well as the importance of these businesses to our communities and our country. More importantly, to those families who are a part of the tapestry of those businesses directly and even indirectly.  We also know it’s important to keep our local, state and country-wide economy strong and fluid by supporting local, American owned and American made. To us, it’s worth the extra effort and resources to support and loyally patron small companies and our local businesses that are doing it right and doing it well.

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