The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present Jane Iredale with the 2014 ISPA Visionary Award at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 13- 15.
“Jane has been a supporter and leader of the spa industry since day one,” ISPA President Lynne McNees said. “She has made great strides in reaching women of all ages and nationalities and working to improve their self-confidence.”
As you may know, Iredale is the founder, president and CEO of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd., manufacturer of jane iredale – THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP. She was the first to supply the aesthetic industry with a full-line of makeup that was good for the skin, and the first to see the potential of offering physicians a makeup that could be used to enhance their patients’ experience after procedures.
“The opportunity to personally call Jane to tell her she was this year’s recipient was such a special moment,” ISPA Chairman Michael Tompkins said. “She is beyond deserving of this honor.”
With a background in film, theater and television, Iredale witnessed the negative effects that makeup had on models and actresses. This experience inspired her to develop a makeup line that could contribute to the lives of women by aiding the health of their skin. Since the launch in 1994, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics now exports its products into 46 international markets and has remained true to its original concept.
The ISPA Visionary Award is presented each year to someone in the spa industry who has made significant contributions to both the definition and positive movement of health and wellness over the lifetime of their career.
“It’s hard to find the words to express how honored I am to receive this award, particularly from an organization that I have always respected so highly,” Iredale said.