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Marcia Kilgore, Founder of Bliss Spas


Marcia Kilgore

Marcia Kilgore

Photo Courtesy of LAFORCE + STEVENS

About Marcia:

Marcia grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and moved to New York once she graduated high school. Her favorite designer is Yohji Yamamoto and her favorite artists are Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, and Van Gogh. Marcia is married with two lovely children whom she loves to vacation with at their farmhouse in Provence, France.

Marcia's Light Bulb Moment:

Marcia always had bad skin and after several years of trying to clear it up and cover it up, she enrolled herself in a facial school. She decided one summer to take a course in 'skincare treatments' at the Christine Valmy School of Esthetics in Manhattan. From that point on she knew what she should be doing with her life.

Marcia's Point of Accomplishment:

Soon after Marcia started Bliss Spas, she remembers running into the lobby area of her store only to see Calvin Klein shopping from her shelves and purchasing her products. It was at that point she knew she had made it

The Soap and Glory Line:

Marcia partnered with Target Stores in order to be able to give consumers affordable products that are also highly accessible. As a matter of fact, Soap & Glory's credo is "you shouldn’t have to spend an arm and a leg to moisturize one". Soap and Glory now offers 14 products in their collection, which include bubble baths and shower gels, multiple moisturizers, body scrubs, a scented body mist, a cellulite cream, leg and foot cream, a hair mask, and 8 fabulous plumping lip glosses.

Tips from Marcia:

To get a perfectly relaxing bath experience, Marcia suggests using Calm One, Calm All bubble bath, and scrub your rough areas with The Scrub of Your Life while you soak. She recommends only soaking for 15 minutes (no longer) and then apply The Righteous Butter to your still-damp skin in an upwards circular motion.

In order to have great summer-ready skin, Marcia suggests scrubbing your skin with either Flake Away or The Scrub of Your Life and then hydrating it with The Righteous Butter lotion. She also suggests using Glow Lotion on the collarbone and décolleté, shins, and arms.

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