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About NOW Foods

NOW's Mission
The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW Commitments

  • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
  • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
  • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

NOW Science
NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

GMP Quality Assured
NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.

Contact NOW Foods

395 South Glen Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale, IL, 60108
http://www.nowfoods.com
888-669-3663

NOW Foods - Nature's Microdermabrasion Skin Cell Exfoliation - 2 oz.Volcanic Sand Resurfacing Facial Scrub

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    Nature's Microdermabrasion Skin Cell Exfoliation by NOW Foods

    NOW Foods - Nature's Microdermabrasion Skin Cell Exfoliation - 2 oz. (59 mL)

    NOW Solutions Nature's Microdermabrasion Skin Cell Exfoliation is a Volcanic Sand Resurfacing Facial Scrub. NOW Solutions Nature's Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub is a remarkable new product formulated with volcanic sand instead of aluminum crystals to provide more natural and aggressive exfoliation, which increases skin cell turn over and reduces the appearance of imperfections and fine lines. Nature's Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub also contains Vitamin C, which complements volcanic sand in brightening the complexion, speeding up cell renewal, refining skin texture, and reducing the appearance of discoloration, wrinkles, scars, and other imperfections. Add in Squalene, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Avocado Oil to further aid in cell renewal and to protect skin from environmental factors, and you've got the industry's premier natural exfoliation formula.

    • Volcanic Sand Resurfacing Facial Scrub
    • Provides Gentl Skin Cell Exfoliation
    • With Certified Organic Ingredients
    • Free of Parabens and Gluten

    NOW Solutions Quality
    Family Pure, Family Safe
    At NOW, they have worked with diligence, passion, and understanding to develop a line of superior personal care products. NOW's collection products have been thoroughly researched, scientifically formulated, and painstakingly tested to be of the highest grade possible. Family Pure, Family Safe is more than just a creative slogan to them. It is a personification of their collective desire to bring you products that they proudly and confidently recommend to their own family and loved ones. Since 1968, NOW has remained committed to using ingredients that are As Natural As Possible, delivered in secure packaging that offers full disclosure in an easy to understand manner.

    Looking forward, they will continue to develop and manufacture personal care products that reflect these values. Though choice raw materials, industry leading expertise and a Naturally Enhanced Preservative System (SM) that minimizes the use of harsh preservatives, they're confident that you will find NOW™ Solutions products to be among the finest available anywhere.

    State-of-the-Art Facility
    NOW's 263,000 square foot facility is widely regarded as one of the most scientifically-advanced in the natural products industry. In addition to a thermostatically-controlled, space-maximizing warehouse, precision-inspired operations division, and temperature sensitive storage and refrigeration areas, NOW's corporate facility also contains several in-house laboratories. Not only does this expedite the testing of raw materials, samples, and finished products, it allows for a level of quality control that is virtually unmatched within the Natural Products Industry. Ultimately, NOW's facility plays a pivotal role in their ability to achieve consistent levels of quality, efficacy, and safety.

    In March of 2009, NOW completed an expansion project which added a total of 54,000 square feet of new manufacturing and laboratory space to accommodate NOW's current and future growth.

    The two-story expansion project added 27,000 square feet per level and houses a number of new facilities. The new levels include four new state of the art labs, including physical, micro, cosmetic, and food testing facilities. The addition of Real Time Lab Capability, along with a dedicated Prep lab allows NOW scientists the opportunity for increased environmental isolation during product development and testing. In addition, the expansion includes the construction of additional office space, with over two dozen new employee cubicles, five additional offices, and a dedicated area for photography and imaging.

    According to Dan Mirjanic, NOW's Engineering Manager, "This expansion is ultimately going to enable a whole new level of technological advancement within the NOW organization." He added, "The entire facility will be fully cGMP compliant, and many measures have been implemented to accommodate both current and future growth."

    In keeping with NOW's tradition of Operations and Engineering excellence, several design features have been utilized to ensure safety and organizational efficiency. These include, but are not limited to, the installation of epoxy-coated flooring, plastic-coated wall structures, and dedicated heating & air conditioning units.

    Testing is Fundamental
    The testing of raw materials, in-process formulas and finished products is an ongoing responsibility at NOW. Experienced, educated, and highly trained technicians rely on the latest technology to perform a variety of tests throughout the entire manufacturing process. These include Identity, Potency, Microbial, Organoleptic, and Contamination. And while each type of test is important in manufacturing quality products, Microbial testing is critical in ensuring that NOW products are safe and free of biological contamination. A technologically-advanced, in-house microbiology lab that allows NOW scientists to provide unparalleled quality microbiological control in a timely manner, using rapid method analysis.

    NOW has made substantial investments in the development and staffing of our various in-house laboratories. Also, NOW is one of the very few vitamin suppliers capable of testing for microbes in-house, allowing for greater control standards. NOW's investment ensures that the company will be able to meet ever increasing demands for accurate product analysis of herbal and nutritional raw materials, as well as finished consumer products.

    These initiatives offer a wide range of health and productivity benefits, reducing the risk for potential cross contamination. With the expansion completed, NOW will be even better prepared to meet the needs of their retailers and to fulfill their mission to empower people to lead healthier lives.

    Quality and Value Oriented
    Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most – in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.

    Natural is Better
    NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for NOW customers.

    NOW Products Work
    NOW's experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW has a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate NOW products to be effective for the intended use. NOW's structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW's contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today's consumers. NOW uses ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

    Suggested Use
    Use 1-2 times a week on face or body, avoiding sensitive areas or open cuts/wounds. Follow-up with a nourishing moisturizer.
    Ingredients

    De-ionized Water, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Leaf Gel*, Avocado Oil, Volcanic Sand, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol/Cetearyl Glucoside, Glucose/Glucose Oxidase/Lactoperoxidase (natural preservative), Virgin Olive Oil* Vegetable Squalane, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Citrus Bioflavonoids, d-alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) (from soy), Niacinamide (Vitamin B-3), Grapefruit Seed Extract, Natural Aroma, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum and Citric Acid.

    * Certified Organic

    Gluten-Free

    About NOW Foods

    NOW's Mission
    The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

    In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

    History of NOW
    In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

    NOW Commitments

    • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
    • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
    • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

    NOW Science
    NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

    The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

    NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

    GMP Quality Assured
    NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



    NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.


    395 South Glen Ellyn Road
    Bloomingdale, IL, 60108
    Phone: 888-669-3663
    http://www.nowfoods.com
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    Average Customer Rating: (4 out of 5)

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    • By Brenda ( Houston, TX)
      8/7/2013 10:34:27 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This is a great product. The volcanic sand is great and works well
    • By Libbye ( Clearwater, FL)
      8/29/2013 12:02:09 PM
      There are better Microdermabrasion products on the market. The particles themselves are too big and don't seem to get as much dead skin off as other products from Lucky Vitamin
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