Meet the Experts: Advice from Beauty’s Best

By on December 11, 2014, in Beauty Knowledge Center, Soft Surroundings

Soft Surroundings is pleased to partner with a stellar panel of award-winning beauty experts to provide you information! From acclaimed skin care doctors to world-renowned cosmetic innovators, our expert panel has the secrets to help you stay agelessly beautiful. Please welcome…

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Jane Iredale
Before launching her world-famous brand in 1994, Jane Iredale had a thriving career in film, theatre and television, where she had the luxury of working with some of the best makeup artists on stage and screen. In an industry where image is everything, Jane saw firsthand the skin disorders and sensitivities that could arise from endless exposure to cosmetics. This inspired Jane to develop the first full line of makeup that enhances a woman’s natural beauty while still promoting healthy, radiant skin. Called The Skin Care Makeup®, each of Jane’s formulas benefits the health of your skin with her luxe blend of micronized minerals. Jane is excited to share with you her secrets for looking naturally beautiful without sacrificing gorgeous, glowing skin.

Dr. Murad

Howard Murad, M.D.
The father of Internal Skin Care, Dr. Howard Murad is a world-renowned dermatologist and creator of America’s first authentic Doctor-developed brand, his namesake skin care line, Murad. Through his advanced scientific research and clinical expertise, Dr. Murad has personally treated over 50,000 patients with his groundbreaking anti-aging formulas. With the launch of his award-winning skin care company in 1989, plus countless bestselling books on health and beauty, Dr. Murad has helped millions achieve the coveted “Murad Glow”. As the Founder of the Inclusive Health Movement, Dr. Murad believes in the total body approach to youth building and overall wellness. Dr. Murad looks forward to helping you unlock your potential to look and feel younger and live a healthier, happier life.

Dr. Freidman

Robert J. Friedman, M.D., M.Sc.
Dermatologic Oncologist Dr. Robert J. Friedman and his colleagues were inspired to create better sunscreen protection for their patients than was readily available in the marketplace. Years of scientific research and development led to the founding of their company MDSolarSciences™ and their cutting edge line of anti-aging skin care and sun damage prevention. Dr. Friedman is a well-respected expert in the field of skin cancer prevention and treatment with hundreds of peer-reviewed medical journal articles and educational materials. Dr. Friedman is eager to share his knowledge on sun damage prevention and the aging effects of the sun and how to reverse them.

Dr. Amarte

Craig Kraffert, M.D.
With a passion for all aspects of dermatology, Dr. Craig Kraffert has been able to grow his dermatology practice into the largest in northern California. In 1999, Dr. Kraffert’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to found During his tenure with the website, Dr. Kraffert researched and reviewed many new products. This thorough clinical research led him to popular Korean brand Amarté. Dr. Kraffert went on to become President of Amarté where he has reformulated the brand for the American market by melding the cutting-edge innovations of Korean skin care with the scientific research of Western dermatology. Dr. Kraffert looks forward to sharing his years of clinical expertise with you!

Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley
Sunday Riley began her career in the cosmetics industry working in laboratories formulating skin care and makeup products. Sunday noticed a lack of scientifically advanced, high performance formulas which also utilized pure, potent botanicals and cleaner chemistry techniques. She launched her namesake skin care line in 2009 with a focus on profound anti-aging prevention and repair through gentle, purifying cellular detoxification. A glitterati favorite, glowing Sunday Riley skin and makeup can be seen on all of the biggest fashion runways like Jason Wu, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham. Sunday is happy to be partnering with Soft Surroundings to offer her expertise for gorgeous, radiant skin.

Dr. Becca

Rebecca Booth, M.D.
A nationally-renowned authority on women’s hormonal issues, Dr. Rebecca Booth is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with one of the largest OB/GYN practices in the southeast. Dr. Booth’s extensive expertise in the area of hormonal wellness led her to found the anti-aging skin care line, VENeffect with her sister, skin care expert Cecil Booth. Revolutionary VENeffect reverses the signs of hormonal aging with the benefits of plant-based phytoestrogens to replenish lost elasticity and luminosity. The author of “The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…At Any Age”, Dr. Booth has been featured on The Today Show and in leading women’s magazines including O: The Oprah Magazine, Redbook and Self. Dr. Booth is excited to share her findings.

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Nicholas Perricone, M.D.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone is a board-certified Dermatologist, world renowned healthy aging expert, award winning inventor, educator and philanthropist. Dr. Perricone’s inflammation theory inspired him to establish Perricone MD in 1997 and introduce to the world a ground-breaking approach to impede and even help repair damage to skin utilizing nutrient antioxidants in cosmeceutical formulations. With more than 116 US and international patents for the treatment of damage to skin and systemic disease, Dr. Perricone has become the leading authority on the science of beautiful skin. His groundbreaking formulations continue to raise the bar for what people have come to expect from skin care and further cement Perricone MD as global leader in the world of prestige skin care led by innovation, research and science. Dr. Perricone’s is pleased to be sharing his passion for science and education.

  • Nancy

    As a longtime customer at Soft Surroundings, I believe Robin has assembled a great group of experts in their specific fields! What an exciting beginning to 2015. To have access to their knowledge will certainly be exciting.

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