CHRISTINE! sS’s new esthetician!

please welcome our new esthetician, CHRISTINE SAVAGE MINDELL, who will be starting with sS full time wednesday, august 11.

christine started off as a sS client in 2008 with severe cystic acne, and after countless over the counter products and even a strict chinese medicinal route, found clarity with sS’s skin clearing protocol. so inspired she was, that she left her library sciences masters program to attend beauty school (the aveda institute, in san francisco), solely to join sS to help save her fellow acne-afflicted. she is a most beautiful soul (and beautiful girl to boot!) and totally understands the sS process in and out. she is full of bright ideas, the most interesting stories (ask her about her long walk in china, just ask her!) and is uber-organized, which will certainly help with sS finds our new home 😉

feel free to give her a shout at

see you all soon!

ps – here’s a pic of christine and i, on her wedding day. which happened to be 5 days after her taking her state board exam, and getting her esthetic license! whew!

cheez-y earth chips!

so i know living the acne-safe lifestyle can be challenging especially when it comes to eats. cheese cheese cheese on everything, would be a dream come true!

i came across these things called ‘earth chips’, they are 100% raw, vegan, organic and acne-safe! they are dehydrated kale chips with cashew ‘cheez’. (i think this is how the vegans spell vegan-safe cheese.) theres also a flavor with coconut and curry on them. yumm!! super crunchy, unexpectedly delicious. skinSALVATION approved – in reasonable amounts of course!

i dont have a picture up now, because i ate them all before i could snap a photo. but you can get dehydrated, raw kale chips at whole foods (where i discovered them) and at birite grocery! im sure they also are at rainbow. ill upload a photo when i get my hands on another bag, but for now, here’s one i found online:

happy snacking!