Ilike Organic Skin Care Unveils Innovative New Packaging to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

In 1958, a seed was planted in Hungary to provide whole, raw organic skincare solutions made from the pulps of indigenous herbs, fruits and vegetables. Founded by Dánielné Molnár, lovingly known as "Aunt Ilike" (or Aunt Ilcsi in Hungarian) who dedicated her life to the development and advancement of natural remedies relying on the ingredients provided by ‘Mother Nature.’ This life long passion was embodied in the professional-grade skincare product line “ilike organic skin care” branded under her name.

For sixty-years, the company remains committed to its promise of using whole, raw, real ingredients that are handpicked, cold processed and made in small batches to retain the full concentration and power of the botanicals. Relying on the latest in skincare research and biotechnological advancements, ilike continues to lead the way in the global raw skincare movement. This commitment has led to the development of some of the brand’s bestselling, award-winning lines including its Grape Stem Cell SolutionsTM and Hyaluronic Time Erase ComplexTM skincare products.

For a brand that prides itself on its forward-thinking innovation, one thing remains the same – every product is certified organic, full of vitamins, fruit acids and bioflavonoids, and combined with other active ingredients that treat, nourish and beautify the skin, rejuvenating it from the inside out, just as ‘Aunt Ilike’ envisioned of the brand 60 years ago. To that end, the products fit vegetarian / vegan lifestyles as they are nut free, GMO free, gluten free, no animal ingredients, and the brand has never tested on animals.

To celebrate the brand’s success, 2018 will be a year of innovation celebration starting with the unveiling of its new airless pumps packaging, which will begin rolling out at the start of the new year.

Advancing the brand’s ‘farm-to-skin’ commitment, ilike’s entire line of bottles, moisturizers, serums, cleansers, massage creams and their Yogurt Power Peel & Botanical AHA Peel will be offered in new airless pump bottles.

The new airless dispensers are designed to protect ilike’s advanced organic formulations and are engineered for 100% recyclability in conformation with EcoCert, BDIH, NaTru, Oko-Test and other international organic certification labels – something that is increasingly important for consumers throughout the world. The precision, German-engineered bottles that hold 30 patents, provide complete neutrality, to effectively protect ilike’s formulas and prolong shelf life.

The new bottles are equipped with airless pumps that offer unsurpassed neutrality, precise and consistent dosage and optimal product recovery. They are designed to handle a wide range of viscosities, including ilike’s most demanding new gel, lotion and rich cream formulations. Every bottle is vacuum-tested inline and delivers precision dosing, quick-priming and superior evacuation – with no drips, clogs, drying or product contamination. The new airless dispensers deliver economic and environmental efficiencies and are made in one location, which eliminates complex supply chains and reduces the CO2 impact.

Keep an eye out for more exciting news throughout the year by visiting: www.IlikeOrganics.com

ABOUT ILIKE ORGANIC SKIN CARE BY SZEP ELET: ilike organic skin care offers a feast of organically certified products packed with vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin. Each product is made in small batches from organically grown and handpicked herbs, fruits and vegetables containing the highest possible levels of natural active ingredients. Using handmade pulps versus extracts, the natural ingredients retain the full concentration and power of the herbal ingredients. This process results in an immediate experience of the rich, deep penetrating effects of the products as well as the magnificent aromas and natural colors.

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Facets’ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival expands to the north suburbs, presenting screenings at the historic Wilmette Theatre

The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival has partnered with the Wilmette Theatre to expand screenings to the northern suburbs. During the final weekend, from November 3 – 5, 2017, the Festival will present screenings at the historic Wilmette Theatre. The expansion into the northern suburbs is a milestone for the 34-year-old Festival, which now presents screenings at 7 venues that span from Hyde Park to Wilmette.  The full Festival schedule and ticketing information will be available in October, 2017.

Now in its 34th year of operation, Facets’ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival gives filmmakers, families, educators, and media professionals access to the newest and most innovative children’s films. After three decades, the Festival continues to use the power of film to offer a unique look into the lives and cultures of people from around the world. The Festival runs from October 27 – November 5, 2017 at seven Chicagoland locations: Facets (Lincoln Park), Davis Theater (Lincoln Square), Music Box Theatre (Lakeview), Alliance Française (Gold Coast), Cervantes Institute (River North), U of C Logan Center (Hyde Park), and Wilmette Theatre (Wilmette).

The venue partnership with the Wilmette Theatre is a perfect fit since their mission to provide vibrant entertainment, education and enrichment for their community aligns with the Festival. Speaking about the partnership, Festival Director Ann Vikstrom said: “We are thrilled to expand our presence in the Chicago suburbs by adding a new venue in the North Shore this season. Our newest Festival venue partner is the Wilmette Theatre, which has established itself in recent years under the leadership of Executive Director, Wendy Sharon, will offer the best in independent cinema for an educated audience.”

She went on to say, “We are pleased to collaborate and present at this historic landmark movie theater that now has state-of-the-art cinematic technical capacity. We look forward to welcoming children and teens of all ages to our newest Festival home.”

Facets’ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival expands to the north suburbs and will present screenings at the historic Wilmette Theatre from November 3-5, 2017. The Wilmette Theatre is located at 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette IL, 60091. Full Festival schedule and individual tickets will be available in October, 2017. Festival Family passes are available now at facets.org/cicff.

Facets’ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival presents the best, most innovative film and educational experiences for kids, families, students, and industry professionals. The

Festival is operated by Facets, a nonprofit that connects 30k+ people annually to independent ideas through transformative film experiences.

NEW STARTUP SET TO DISRUPT DIAMOND INDUSTRY

As the next generation of diamond shoppers enters the marketplace, the diamond industry is experiencing a shift in consumer buying habits. Millennials are seeking quality, brilliance and sparkle while demanding affordability. To answer the call for a real diamond but at a price point that consumer savvy millennials are seeking, a new branded diamond is set to disrupt the industry. Introducing Eternitymark® Diamonds, the world’s first affordable branded diamonds, perfectly cut and designed for eternity. 

The old adage “less is more” rings true when it comes to Eternitymark® Diamonds.

“There has been a void in the diamond industry that Eternitymark® Diamonds is set to fill,” said Gregory William D., CEO of Eternitymark® Diamonds. “Until now, branded diamonds have come with a heavy price tag or quality is sacrificed for affordability. We want to offer a selection of trusted, real diamonds that are not only beautiful to look at but also surprisingly affordable.”

Eternitymark® Diamonds has set a new standard in diamond selection, allowing consumers to confidently purchase the most beautiful diamond at an exceptional value. When hand-selecting the gems, Eternitymark® Diamonds’ expert gemologists look far beyond the familiar Four C’s of diamond grading. While a diamond’s color and clarity attributes are important, it’s the perfect alignment of a diamond’s facets known as the “Ideal Cut” that gives Eternitymark® Diamonds the optimum sparkle and flashes of brilliant light that make the diamonds truly beautiful.

Eternitymark® Diamonds are sourced from ecologically aware mines and are responsibly cut and handled. Each is independently certified and engraved with a unique serial number, and each diamond is marked with a certificate of authenticity, showing it has met the standards of Ideal Cut, G-H color and VS clarity.

After founding and participating in many successful startups across Europe and the U.S., Mr. William D. brings to the diamond industry a fresh approach. He noticed a dominance by century old companies that weren’t accounting for the latest generation’s desire for affordable luxury without compromising on quality.

Mr. William D. explains the company’s unique poition in the market, “Selecting a diamond can be difficult for most as it involves knowing which combination of Cut, Color, Clarity & Carat, ‘The 4 C’s,’ offers the best quality and value.  Other branded diamonds do not always guarantee the best quality for the price based on the specifications chosen. Eternitymark® Diamonds were created with this knowledge in mind, by selecting quality diamonds that offer the most brilliance and sparkle at an uncompromising value.”

Beyond the narrowly defined specifications required to be an Eternitymark® Diamond, the company is set to keep prices competitive.  Any other comparable branded diamond will cost up to 40% more. The company hopes that by offering the most affordable option, customers will come to rely on an Eternitymark® Diamond to celebrate all of life’s special moments.

Eternitymark® Diamonds are available through a partnership with jewelry designer, Amoro Fine Jewelry -  the world’s most romantic jeweler.  Eternitymark® Diamond engagement rings start out at only $995, eternitymark.com.

About Eternitymark® Diamonds: The most sparkle, the best price. Eternitymark® Diamonds are optimized only in the finest Ideal Cut stones to exhibit optimum sparkle and flashes of brilliant light. Only diamonds with Ideal cut, VS clarity, G-H color, and specific carat weight are qualified to be independently certified and inscribed with a unique serial number as an Eternitymark® Diamond. Each diamond comes from ecologically aware mines, adhering to the Kimberley Process. Every Eternitymark® Diamond has been responsibly sourced, cut and handled. These stones offer the highest quality and value, at the best and most competitive price. www.eternitymark.com