fUsing the most advanced lip-plumping technology, we have created a unique lip gloss that utilizes a variety of effective peptides and nutrients to give you thicker/fuller lips in a matter of minutes. Some of these same peptides will give you long-lasting benefits that will not only make your lips fuller, but improve their overall health and condition. VuDu Lips products produce a beautiful satiny shine, taste/smell great, and are paraben/toxin-free. Fire Lip Plumper produces a nice warming sensation.
Our developers set out to create a unique and powerful personal care product unlike any other in the industry and that is exactly what they did.
“We took an otherwise unhealthy personal care product and made it a good source of valuable nutrients. It is packed with a combination of Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, energy-stimulating B-Complex Vitamins, and our proprietary combination of antioxidant-rich Botanical Extracts.”
Developed in the form of a smooth and rich cream, it is packaged in our airless pump jar and can be quickly applied directly to your under arms. It’s as easy as applying a luxurious lotion or cream to any other part of your body. However, this wonderful cream is packed with our proprietary combination of deodorizers and bacteria killers that offer protection for days, not hours. There is no white residue and our JamaicaMeCrazy and Black Vanilla scents are fantastic and loved by both women and men!
Most antiperspirant/deodorants contain harmful aluminum, parabens, and other toxic chemicals possibly linked to cancer and Alzheimer, but not Splash. We took out all the bad and added all the good in a way that no one else has ever done before.
THE PARABEN/BREAST CANCER CONNECTION:
Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as antimicrobial preservatives in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products, including underarm deodorants. Parabens are absorbed through intact skin and from the gastrointestinal tract (Soni, 2005).
Measurable concentrations of six different parabens have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors (Darbre, 2004). The particular parabens were found in relative concentrations that closely parallel their use in the synthesis of cosmetic products (Rastogi, 1995). Parabens have also been found in almost all urine samples examined from a demographically diverse sample of U.S. adults through the NHANES study. Adolescents and adult females had higher levels of methylparaben and propylparaben in their urine than did males of similar ages (Calafat, 2010). Higher levels of n-propylparaben were found in the axilla quadrant of the breast (the area nearest the underarm) (Barr, 2011). This is the region in which the highest proportion of breast tumors are found, although paraben concentration in the tissue samples was not related to location of breast tumors in individual women.
Parabens are estrogenmimickers (agonists), with the potency of the response being related to the chemical structure (Darbre, 2008). Parabens can bind to the cellular estrogen receptor (Routledge, 1998). They also increase the expression of many genes that are usually regulated by the natural estrogen estradiol and cause human breast tumor cells (MCF-7 cells) to grow and proliferate in vitro (Byford, 2002; Pugazhendhi, 2007). Nevertheless, parabens as a class do not fully mimic estradiol as regards these changes in cellular gene expression, nor are the effects of all parabens identical (Sadler, 2009).
*For chemicals that have been shown to be carcinogens, we provide classifications from two authoritative bodies: the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, an international body) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). We have categorized endocrine-disrupting compounds where the body of peer-reviewed research indicates a strong foundation for doing so.
The perfect after-sun and summer lotion with shea butter, aloe vera, and skin-healing nutrients. JamaicaMeCrazy is created on a base of aloe vera, anti-oxidant rich botanical extracts, and super moisturizing shea butter. Shea butter has been used in Africa for many generations to combat the effects of the sun and aging. It is full of the most important nutrients for improved skin health and free-radical protection. Our exotic blend of scents will take your spirit to a warm tropical island.
Pink Lemonade exotic exfoliating bath body bar was created with the finest ingredients and wax-coated jojoba beads. While bathing and exfoliating, the beads release jojoba oil and its wonderful skin- softening effects are felt immediately. This is a large, round 5 ounce bar. Sulfate, Paraben, and Gluten Free
Dear Independent Sales Directors, Supervisors, Managers, and Associates,
As you will see below, we have a great deal of news to report and delayed our ISA Newsletter so that we could include all of these new items. In our last update, you may recall we were in the process of creating our new website that is mobile and iPhone/iPad compatible. We have completed that process and the new website is up and running. New areas and information will be added to the website in coming weeks. The website can be reached by going to: www.BlackBoxCosmetics.com and choosing the “Click or Enter” link. We continue to have our Flash version of the website available as well. At some point in the near future, all of our websites will go directly to the updated version once it is fully updated. You can now take a direct link to the optimized website by going to: www.BlackBoxUniversal.com.
PARENT COMPANY STRUCTURE / BlackBox Universal Inc.
As I mentioned in the past, our corporate structure will change to allow us to have a parent corporation over all of our brands. This will allow greater diversity among our sales force and let ISAs pick the brands they wish to market to potential customers. This is of particular interest to men that would like to market our non-cosmetic brands and those in development. All brands will continue to be under BlackBox Cosmetics and ISAs will have the choice to use either name when marketing the products.
CURRENT PRODUCT UPDATES
Before I get started listing our new products scheduled for this month, I would like to mention an additional bottle size for VuDu Hair products and an important improvement to our Defiance PM and Little Secret Weapon products.
Soon, VuDu Hair Argan-Fig Conditioner and Shampoo will be offered in 16 ounce pump bottles. Some of our customers have expressed interest in a larger bottle with a pump similar to our BackBar sizes. These are very attractive (VuDu Hair purple) bottles with Chrome and Black pumps. For the time being, we will only be offering Argan-Fig in this new size.
We have added a new ingredient (Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract) to Defiance PM and Little Secret Weapon due to outstanding tests results combating fine lines and wrinkles. We have added the recommended 5% to both of these serums. The additional ingredient has added a nice silky texture to the serums as well. We believe you are going to love this change. Our serums are by far the most comprehensive anti-aging skin products on the planet. We haven’t been able to find even half of our active ingredients in our competitor’s anti-aging serums.
In our last ISA Newsletter, we were in the process of adding our new Body Lotion creation JamaicaMeCrazy. Shortly after that report, we realized that it was in the best interest of the Company and our ISAs to finish development and release many of the products already slated for 2014. By releasing these products together, there is a considerable amount of cost savings in packaging and marketing materials. Also, this will allow us to produce one larger format brochure that encompasses all of our brands and products.
I’m incredibly excited about all of our new products. These products have been in development for quite some time due to repeated customer requests for them. I believe every single one is of the highest quality and better than any similar product on the market. Otherwise, they would still be in development. In comparison, we created products that are much higher in nutrient value and active ingredients, aloe-based, not water-based, and are toxin free. I can’t say enough about our 11 new market entries, but for the sake of time, I have listed each with a short description. We will roll out each new product in 10-15 days.
In addition, I would like to introduce our new Product Line… Splash Bath Products. I think you will agree, it is a very fitting and fun addition to our family. This product line will focus on replacing toxic personal-use bath items that our customers use every day. Artisan Bath Bars are now part of the Splash Bath Products lineup.
JamaicaMeCrazy Body Wash
Black Vanilla Body Wash
One of the most requested products, since I started the company has been a sulfate & paraben-free body wash that is high foaming, skin-softening, and smells fantastic! JamaicaMeCrazy and Black Vanilla Body Washes are just that. Of course we didn’t stop there. We packed our body washes with nourishing vitamins, anti-oxidant rich botanicals, and luxurious oils.
More than anything, I love to create a product that takes on some of the worst toxic offenders in their respective categories. It has long been believed that antiperspirants containing aluminum could be linked to Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer. So it is very gratifying to introduce our twist-up solid antiperspirant/deodorant that works as well or better than the competitor’s aluminum products, yet is natural and safe.
Pink Lemonade Exfoliating Body Bar
Our exhilarating Pink Lemonade scented exfoliating bath body bar fits perfectly into your hand and scrubs away dead skin cells, while moisturizing with thousands of tiny Jojoba beads, and Shea Butter. Like all of our products, it is sulfate & paraben-free. Although round, it is a large bar and weighs approximately 5 ounces. I have to say, it is my favorite of all the bath bars and we will be adding more choices of exfoliating body bars in coming months.
Balance Face Prep/Toner in our large 9.25 ounce airless bottle is a wonderful combination of the finest ingredients and a multitude of potent nutrients (including advanced Vitamin C) and botanicals. I developed this product to be far and above better than any product available and I think our customers will be amazed at the results they will see from a face prep/toner. While our competitor’s toners may leave your skin feeling greasy or even sticky, Balance contains special ingredients to reduce pore size, improve skin tone, and give your skin a wonderful soft satiny feel. Just one use and you will feel the difference. Over the course of a week or two, you will see a dramatic difference in pore size.
As mentioned in our last newsletter, we have created what we believe to be the best insect repellant available. Nature has provided us with some very powerful botanicals. In the proper combination they can be more effective than more toxic forms of repellants that contain DEET and parabens. Unlike other insect repellants (natural or otherwise) that smell awful, I can honestly say our insect repellant smells incredible. Knowing the botanicals I combined and what they smell like individually, it’s almost hard to believe. Somehow the combination worked out better than I could have imagined and the scent is natural and amazing!
Like our Black Vanilla Body Lotion, JamaicaMeCrazy body lotion is a combination of luxurious oils & nutrients. However, where Black Vanilla was created to be a light daily body lotion, JamaicaMeCrazy is perfect for after-sun and dry skin. Of course it was created on a base of aloe vera, which in itself is great for after-sun, but it also contains Shea Butter and other botanicals/nutrients to assist in recovering from sun exposure. For many years Shea Butter has been used in very hot climates to combat the effects of the sun and aging. I predict this product will be as popular as any in our product lines.
GeniSkin Face Prep/Astringent is the perfect addition to our acne & problem skin product line. It will remove any oil and dirt missed after washing your face, in addition to infusing your skin with acne & bacteria-fighting Salicylic Acid and a host of vitamins and botanical extracts. Like all of our products, it is created on a base of aloe, not water. Special attention was given to developing a product that will even out skin tone and help reduce the size of your pores. Wintergreen and other essential oils will leave your skin feeling fresh and cool, while other nutrients give your skin a soft, satiny feel.
GeniSkin Black Coconut Carbon Scrub
Coconut Carbon has been prized for centuries for its natural healing properties and gentle exfoliation. It can be used as part of a daily regimen to combat acne and problem skin such as eczema and minor skin rashes. It has an exotic coconut scent that we are sure customers will love. Many that have tested the product have expressed it is their favorite of our facial scrubs.
VuDu Hair Pro-5 Hair Reconstructor is an intensive hair-repair masque that utilizes our proprietary combination of 5 incredible proteins (including Keratin Amino Acids) and in high quantities. We developed the product without hydrolyzed wheat or soy protein and used richer/more luxurious forms of proteins. Also, this keeps the product gluten and GMO free. Our 5 protein blend, Moroccan Argan Oil, our botanical blend extracts, and hair-healthy nutrients will repair even the most damaged and over-processed hair. It is designed to penetrate the cuticle and add moisture to the cortex where it is needed most. Take a look at the Before/After below! This was after only two treatments using VuDu Hair Pro-5. The subject did not receive a new color treatment or cut before taking the after shot. Her hair was styled as normal.
This is a lot of new products to get acquainted with, but I believe our customers are going to love them. Once each is rolled out, we will have more time to concentrate on other facets of the business such as: marketing, advertising, website, and shopping cart/back office design and function. We have some great things lined up and the future is looking brighter than ever.
I hope to hear your feedback about the new products. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns at: service@BlackBoxCosmetics.com
Question: What is the biggest difference in the BlackBox Opportunity compared to other direct selling companies? Aren’t they all basically the same?
Answer: When I started designing the commission and bonus structure of BlackBox Cosmetics, I researched every direct sales and network marketing company I could find. The honest truth is… I was shocked to find how difficult it was for sales people to get paid a commission for their sales, but even more so to get paid on the sales in their organization. In every case, I found monthly quotas and ongoing purchase and sales requirements for a salesperson to get paid a percentage of sales made in their organization. If for some reason you were to take a break from selling, recruiting, or marketing the products, e.g. retirement, illness, death in the family, or just an extended vacation… your income would quickly cease to exist. There was no more residual income from the organization you helped build until you actively started purchasing or selling again. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible or desirable as noted by the examples above.
That was not acceptable to me. So I did not incorporate any of those quotas or requirements into the system. Independent Sales Associates can go months, years, even decades without ever recruiting, selling, and/or purchasing another BlackBox Cosmetics’ product. Yet they will still get paid a percentage of sales on every item sold in their organization down 5-8 levels. That is pretty incredible in comparison.
Optimized for Mobile
Dear Independent Sales Directors, Supervisors, Managers, and Associates,
We have been incredibly busy at BlackBox Cosmetics building out our infrastructure and preparing for our bright future. This past holiday season, we experienced a 70% increase in sales over the same period in the previous year. The larger we become, the faster growth will occur due to the exponential nature of our direct sales business. This is a great problem to have. Of course it is necessary for us to stay ahead of the game by continuing to add and train staff, optimize our website & shopping carts, develop new cutting edge products… while improving our existing product lines, packaging, and marketing materials. Below is the latest in what we have been up to.
As you can see from the photos above, we are preparing to launch our new website that is compatible with all devices that access the Internet… including iPads and iPhones. The new website has been optimized for mobile and will automatically adjust to the mobile version when anyone accesses the main website with a smart phone. Of course the webpages load faster since they are not developed with Flash Programming. Barring any problems, the new website should be uploaded late Sunday night February 23rd.
Many of you may remember BlackBox Cosmetics was launched with only four RestorationSkin Cosmeceuticals. Since that time, we have added 3 additional product categories and 24 new products… some of which are our top sellers. In the next two weeks, we will be introducing a new product to the RestorationSkin line and one to the VuDu Hair line. Our most recent addition to the family is our Black Vanilla Body Lotion and it has become a very popular item. We are happy to announce that by the end of February, we will add another Body lotion product called JamaicaMeCrazy. We utilize a rich and wonderful Macadamia Nut oil in this superb lotion with a wonderful combination of tropical scents, e.g., coconut, pineapple, kiwi, banana, mango, and citris.
In addition, we have a mosquito repellant body lotion in development. Often there is a debate with my family members residing in Texas about which state has the biggest and meanest mosquitos… Texas or Florida? Last summer, I had to take a picture of the mosquitos that made their way into our home here in Florida and e-mail them to my family. What better place than Florida to test the new product. We are planning to release the product in the Spring. The repellants are all-natural botanical based without the use of deet or other toxic chemicals.
Since developing VuDu Hair, we have been working on an intensive repair balm for damaged and over-processed hair. As many of you may already know, VuDu products contain high levels of Keratin Aminos and other high quality nutrients and proteins. Most hair-care companies opt for the less expensive hydrolyzed version… if they use any Keratin at all. However, hydrolyzed Keratin is of little benefit and does not penetrate the hair shaft like Keratin Aminos. Our Intensive Hair Balm was created with 500% more Keratin Aminos and three additional high-quality amino proteins. Our amino protein blend is so fantastic, we are keeping the blend a proprietary secret. It has a wonderful effect on over-processed hair. Many of our testers had bleach blonde hair and stated there was a dramatic improvement in their hair quality. It protects the hair shaft from drying, splitting, and tangling by smoothing the cuticle layer of the hair shaft… making each hair less prone to latch onto another and cause tangles. Our testers noticed their hair was incredibly soft, yet thicker and fuller… myself included. This is a 10 minute treatment where heat can be used to increase effectiveness. Intensive Hair Balm will be released in early to mid March.
Currently testers are using and evaluating our first nutraceutical product and we are hearing great reports. A second version will be mailed to them shortly for a comparison. “FIRE” is our preworkout shot/drink we are developing for Nutrux and a post workout shot/drink named “ICE” will soon follow. These are healthier alternatives to what is currently on the market and yet they both contain the most advanced pre and post sports nutrients available.
As seen below… we have developed a new book box with our RestorationSkin logo below. It matches our VuDu Hair box in quality and style. The logo is in reflective metallic red and is on the cover and spine of the box. Starting today, this beautiful new box is shipping with every RestorationSkin Kit purchase.
Two new research developments in the age-defying sector have prompted us to make improvements to our Defiance PM product and Infusion AM. There is significant evidence that shows the combination of Vitamin C with Hyaluronic Acid to be of great benefit to combating and reversing fine lines and wrinkles. Likewise, a new breed of Peptides have some significant research backing their ability to do the same.
This past week we added the highest possible percentage of Hyaluronic Acid to our AM product and switched to using the most effective form of Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate). Although a 1,000% more costly form of Vitamin C… this version does not oxidize or have the unwanted powdery smell associated with other forms of Vitamin C.
In addition, we added the highest possible percentages of peptides to our Defiance PM product. Already the leader in peptide quantity… we believe our PM product is the gold standard in Peptide technology and far exceeds any other peptide products by a long shot.
An in vivo clinical test in which 2 panels of 23 volunteers aged 39-74 applied a cream containing 3%
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
to one-half of their face against a placebo on the other half twice a day for 56 days. Anti-wrinkling and lifting efficacy was assessed by profilometry and photography.
Defiance PM has the highest recommended percentage of these peptides and many others in the formula.
In closing, I would like to note that we have many projects underway to improve marketing and income opportunities for our Independent Sales Associates. This Friday, we will be adding a new ISA Enrollment Package that will give new ISAs the opportunity to enroll and receive a grouping of products at the greatest discount possible and only available at signup. In turn, this will give our selling ISAs a significant commission and bonus opportunity.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns at: service@BlackBoxCosmetics.com
Black Vanilla Body Lotion is a combination of luxurious oils and the most potent nutrients. It is paraben free, created on a base of aloe and botanical extracts, full of vitamins & anti-oxidants, and packaged in a 9.25 ounce airless pump bottle. Using natural seed Abyssinian Oil for its unique molecular structure, it has a light, non-greasy, and satiny feel. It’s never sticky and soaks in quickly, nourishing and hydrating dry and aging skin. This amazing blend of the most important vitamins and nutrients is just what your skin needs for improved skin health and free radical protection.