HOW IT ALL BEGAN – THE PERI STORY
In January 2013 I sat down, put pen to paper and started creating my vision for Peri. I wanted to develop a product that was effective in minimizing sun damage without the use of hydroquinone. I used to be a pharmaceutical sales rep and know quite a bit about medicine, ingredients, and how they affect our bodies. It’s important for me to provide my clients with high quality ingredients and a high standard in services without compromising my integrity.
The ingredients I chose for Sofiel by Peri are pure and natural with a high concentration of Camu Camu. When Sofiel was in its beginning stages, industry experts suggested that I lower the percentage of Camu Camu. I decided to keep a high concentration of this ingredient because I knew that it would become one of the most effective products in the market providing immediate results.
Sofiel by Peri is so pure you could eat it! It will not disrupt the endocrine system, and there are no preservatives and no chemicals. It is gluten free, vegan and cruelty free. Sofiel exfoliates, brightens, tightens and moisturizes the skin.
Family is so very important to me. I named my spa after my daughters, Sophia and Olivia. Naturally, I had to name this skin care company after my Italian grandmother, Marie Perri. She taught me everything I needed to know about skin care to get me started on this life long journey. I used to watch her every night while she would apply her cold cream. She didn’t have a wrinkle until she was 67 years old. She had a very regimented ritual which fascinated me. This led me to create the Peri Skin Care company, a project which stemmed from love, family and integrity.
Lisa Stewart (Owner of Peri Skin Care & Solia Spa)
My love for the beauty industry was undeniable and it all started when I was a little girl. I always knew one day I would own a spa and it would be a welcoming place with trained experts and professionalism. I went to esthetic school in 2003 and opened Solia Spa in the Fall of 2009 (named after my daughters Sophia and Olivia.) I started Solia on the philosophy that great skin care is a direct reflection of your inner well-being.
My passion fueled Solia to grow and become a leader in the industry. Solia is now recognized as one of nation’s leading experts in skincare and age management. We specialize in innovative skincare and are always at the forefront of the latest trends, world-class products and groundbreaking technology.
In addition to running Solia Spa, I also serve as a professional trainer/educator for Thalgo USA, training some of their biggest and most prestigious accounts, including Nordstrom, Satai NYC, The Grand Tampa, etc. I have been privileged to work alongside and train some of the finest estheticians in the country. In 2015, Solia Spa was recognized as a top spa in the USA to attend Thalgo’s headquarters in Nice, France.
In 2016 we were honored to attend the Thalgo Worldwide Beauty Tour in La Baule, France. Solia was featured in the “A Good Influence” section of the prestigious industry publication Skin Inc Magazine in January 2016. In addition, I have been fortunate to appear as a regular Guest Beauty Expert in the Cleveland Fox morning show, New Day Cleveland.
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Brene Brown