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Robin Milne

Robin Milne – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Robin Milne – Executive director, Phoenix Suns Charities

Milne said her job is “a dream” because she can combine her passion for sports and philanthropy. Milne works with the organization’s board of directors to raise and grant more than $1 million annually to programs in the areas of education, health, human services, the arts, rehabilitation, sports and recreation.

Surprising fact: “In college, I was a ‘lock’ on the scrum of a women’s rugby club. We were the Phoenix ‘Squash Blossoms‘ — our name said it all.”

Biggest challenge: “The organization took on a first-time initiative to ‘adopt’ Central High, in an effort to significantly increase graduation rates. We brought in ASU Teacher’s College’s iTeach AZ graduating teachers to mentor Central High teachers and its students to deliver that individual attention needed.”

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Anti-Aging Foods: A List

The U.S. market for anti-aging products – estimated at about $80 billion – is expected to climb to more than $114 billion by 2015. But perhaps mid-lifers who have that “forever young” mindset should save their money. Experts say you can eat your way to a younger, healthier you. In general, you should replace fattening starches with whole grains and cover at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Exercise doesn’t hurt too – as we know, it does quite the opposite. Interested in the fountain of youth? Read below for foods that will help you find your way there. As provided by Dr. Suneil Jain of Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics, the following foods have anti-aging qualities:

• Blueberries – incredibly rich in an antioxidant called anthocyanin which may help protect against free radicals that damage cell wall and DNA that can lead to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; anti-inflammatory properties protecting against heart disease and cancer; very hydrating for the skin and body due to high water content; rich in fiber and manganese


• Kale – the most nutrient dense food that’s rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, lutein, iron, beta-carotene, manganese and Vitamins A, C, and K; contains over 45 different flavonoids; antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits protect against heart disease and cancer; rich in Omega 3 fats


• Avocado – one of the most nutrient dense foods; rich in monounsaturated fat, oleic acid, lutein, fiber, folate, potassium, Vitamin E, magnesium and one of the most important antioxidants, glutathione; keeps skin healthy, protects against heart disease, cancer, degenerative brain diseases


• Chia seeds – “chia” meant “strength” to the Mayans; this nutrient dense seed is rich in Omega 3 fats, protein, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium, sulphur and zinc; excellent source of energy; regulates blood sugar, thus, curbing appetite; great for hair, skin and nails


• Quinoa – this gluten-free grain is both fiber rich and a complete protein (contains all nine amino acids); it contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, such as B6, magnesium, folate, iron and phosphorus; has anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and small amounts of Omega 3s helping to prevent diabetes and heart disease

Heliae Algae

Valley algae company develops beauty products

Heliae, a Gilbert-based algae technology company, and The Clarecastle Group announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership to bring novel algae-based products to the health and beauty industry. The partnership pairs a leader in algae science and production technology with a seasoned consortium of personal care and beauty industry executives with a track record of bringing innovative products to market.

Heliae’s technology platform, Volaris™, offers the next generation of product innovation and customization to the health and beauty industry. Combined with a world-class algae science team and a robust library of species, Heliae is forging a path to a novel category of sustainable marine ingredients for cosmetics and personal care.

“There are over one hundred thousand strains of algae on the planet, each with a different product profile,” said Heliae President and CEO, Dan Simon. “Until now, the industry has barely scratched the surface with algae as a feedstock. Linking Heliae’s technology with the industry experience of Clarecastle is an opportunity to bring algae to the forefront of the cosmetics world.”

“We’ve watched algae with interest, but Heliae is offering a true differentiator,” said Robert Phillips, managing director of The Clarecastle Group. “The concept of a sustainable marine ingredient that is natural, customized, and grounded in sound science is one which will endure. We are eager to work with Heliae – there is no better technology partner to enable this novel ingredient category.”

A firm comprised of former cosmetic and personal care industry executives, The Clarecastle Group boasts a century of collective relevant expertise in designing, formulating, branding and launching novel cosmetic and personal care products.

“We are thrilled to have Clarecastle as a strategic partner,” said Paula Simpson, nutricosmetics expert and health & beauty advisor to Heliae. “Heliae has the science and product development ability, but Clarecastle brings a market understanding which will help connect passionate demand with the next generation of sustainable ingredients. This is a powerful partnership for the industry.”


Scottsdale-based PCA SKIN Recognized as Exporter of The Year

PCA SKIN, a leading clinical skin care company in the development of professional chemical peels and advanced daily care products for more than 20 years, has been selected as the national recipient of the ThinkGlobal Inc., 2013 Exporter of the Year Awards in the health and beauty/fashion category. The Exporter of the Year Award recognizes the export success of small to medium-sized businesses that account for 97 percent of the American export community.

PCA SKIN was selected by ThinkGlobal based on outperforming others in the total number of documented export deals completed in 2011, total percentage increase in sales in 2011 compared to 2010, and exports as percentage of total sales. In fact, PCA SKIN has experienced significant international growth, entering China, Russia, Greece and Australia in recent years, with exponential international revenue growth last year.

“It is a great honor for PCA SKIN to be recognized for success in exporting, as we are driven to provide the best skin health options in now more than 80 countries,” said Jamie True, PCA SKIN International Business Development Director. “We look forward to continued domestic and global growth, underscoring the importance of world-class products and care through our licensed skin health professionals.”

ThinkGlobal Inc., the publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is honoring Exporter of the Year Award winners in 13 industry categories. PCA SKIN, along with the other winners, will be recognized at a special program in Washington, D.C. this March 2013.

PCA SKIN is recognized for its innovations in skin health, and is a trusted global leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional treatments and daily care products, partnering with physicians to provide a proven process combining aesthetics and science for healthy, beautiful skin that begins at the cellular level.

For more information about PCA SKIN, visit www.pcaskin.com or call 877.PCA.SKIN.