Dear M-61 Fan,
We always say that we haven’t done our job unless we’ve taught our client a new tip or trick. How to take care of their skin, how to get a smoky eye, how to use a hair product to cut down blow-dry time. Five years ago, we noticed a significant gap in the products we were offering. Clients were coming in looking for natural products, but also wanting technical results and an uplifting sensorial experience. We were looking for a technical line that took the best technology from both science and nature. It didn’t exist.
The student in me sent me back to the chemistry books. I started researching ingredients, especially those steeped in science with detailed, proven research in dermatology journals. I also ventured out into the holistic world, trying to understand what herbs and ingredients from nature could do for our skin. My sister is a naturopathic doctor and is always sending me the latest information on the healing power of plant-based ingredients. I have always been focused on living an eco-forward lifestyle. I went to college at Berkeley and stopped eating meat in 1992. There had to be a way to achieve harmony between the scientific world and the natural world.
We all live our lives today with the dichotomy that exists between science and nature. We want the most up to date science, but we want it to be as natural as possible. We recycle, we try to eat vegan and healthy, but who can resist an omelette and french fries while chatting away on our cell phones? We struggle between living a relaxed, indulgent European life while balancing this with the American goals of aggressive achievement in this 21st century highly technical world. I surf the internet while drinking detox tea. What is the right answer?
M-61 is everything I want in a product line. It combines the best of technical skin science and power-packed naturals while stripping out undesirable ingredients. We took dermatologist loved super heroes (Vitamin C, Vitamin E, peptides, glycolics, salicylics, Retinol) and married them with heavily researched, naturopathic inspired healing plants. We learned from Bluemercury’s thirteen years of experience of performing nearly 100,000 spa treatments every year and blended that with input from our more than 300 makeup artists and estheticians in our stores. The result: a power-packed treatment line that provides maximum results with minimal time. M-61 is everyone’s DIY high tech, at home quick skin care pick-me-up.