NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarisonic is in the business of beauty and there was nothing more beautiful at the 2009 New York Fashion Week than breast cancer survivors modeling dresses donated by designers such as Giorgio Armani, Tadashi and Luca Luca. Clarisonic sponsored Style360's Pink Dress Collection Runway Show on September 15th and even created a Limited Edition Clarisonic just for the occasion. Celebrity host, CEO of Modern Mom and former Dancing With the Stars champion Brooke Burke closed the event walking down the catwalk in a Nicole Miller pink satin cocktail frock with a Limited Edition Clarisonic in hand.
"I'm always excited by opportunities such as the SGK Pink Dress Collection show sponsored by Clarisonic, that gives back in a big way," said Brooke Burke. "It was such an honor to be involved in a runway show that not only benefits a cause near and dear to my heart but also allowed me to see these breast cancer survivors on the catwalk demonstrating cancer will not define them nor keep them down."
Dr. Robb Akridge, co-founder of Clarisonic, was on hand prepping models backstage with the Limited Edition Clarisonic prior to the show and sharing skin care tips for keeping your skin looking young and fresh. Walking in the show was Roxy Olin (MTV's "The City") and catwalk legends Carol Alt and Carmen Dell'Orefice. Perez Hilton also lent his support donning a bright pink satin suit created by moods of norway.
Although this is Clarisonic's first time at Fashion Week they have been involved in raising money and awareness for breast cancer since October 2007. Their Pink Ribbon Clarisonic and newly available Pink Mia donate funds with every sale. To date they have raised over $500,000 for breast cancer screening & research.
"We might be in the business of beauty but one of the most rewarding parts of our business is to be able to give back and make a difference," said David Giuliani, CEO of Clarisonic. "Breast cancer affects everyone around the world, if not personally, through a friend or loved one. This is why we are so honored to be able to stand alongside these women at the SGK Pink Dress Collection Runway Show and show our commitment to finding a cure."
With the Limited Edition Clarisonic, 50% of the profits of each kit sold will be donated to the New York Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Clarisonic will also donate a Limited Edition kit to be auctioned off with each of the designer dresses at the conclusion of its three city tour, this October in Los Angeles.
As the "essential first step" in the skin care ritual, Clarisonic's stimulating sonic micro-massage gently clears pores and removes six times more makeup than traditional cleansing. In fact the Clarisonic cleans so well it actually prepares skin to better absorb moisturizers, serums and other skin care products, creating the perfect canvas for your skin care ritual. Its waterproof design allows for use in the shower or tub and at the sink.
For more information on Clarisonic visit www.clarisonic.com.
About Clarisonic from Pacific Bioscience Laboratories:
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc. is a leading innovator in sonic skin care and the creator of the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System, the first professional-caliber sonic skin care system for healthy, younger-looking skin and the cleansing standard of renowned spas, leading dermatologists and beauty retailers nationwide. The encore innovation from the primary inventor of Sonicare(R), Clarisonic represents Pacific Bioscience Laboratories' ongoing mission to develop and market technically advanced and clinically proven products that make a clear difference in skin care. Clarisonic is distributed through dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, spas and prestige retailers such as Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard's, Ulta, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and QVC. Clarisonic has been acknowledged as a beauty award winner by Women's Health and InStyle magazines and by retailers Sephora and QVC. For more information, visit www.clarisonic.com.
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