MiraCell MISSION STATEMENT
To give people attractive, healthy skin through exceptional and honest natural skin products.
Created on the assumption that we “do not know what we do not know,” MiraCell is made from the highest quality natural botanical, skin compatible ingredients so that we get the advantage of benefits not yet understood.
To earn the trust of our clients by serving them as a trusted ally in delivering results even beyond what we promise.
To provide unparalleled customer support through the application of the principles of integrity, excellence, focus, caring, and unity applied in state-of-the-art research methods, reliable manufacturing methods, and professional business management.
BRIEF HISTORY OF MiraCell, INC.
Introduced into the national market in 2000 as a single, unique skin product, MiraCell products currently sell through over 3,378 locations, which include professional offices in the hearing industry – a rapidly expanding niche market.
A company of committed values, MiraCell brings trusted research and fulfilled promise to the multi-billion dollar world of skin care. The MiraCell Company was established in Provo, Utah, January 1, 2000 by Marilyn and Robert Harris to market an exceptional line of safe and beneficial botanical skin care and cosmetic products. Robert’s financial backing gave reality to Marilyn’s vision. The complete MiraCell skin care line has proven successful in multiple beauty salons and consultant test markets. These formulas are produced using the latest state-of-the-art research in skin nutritionals.
Because of her own sensitive skin, Marilyn Harris looked for someone who could formulate honest natural skin care and cosmetic products. Why honest? Many companies claim their products are natural but they use synthetic vitamins that don’t benefit skin.
Many people suffer with severe skin problems that make daily living difficult because irritated skin is unrelenting. It constantly itches or hurts. Clients consistently report to us that in order to find relief, they try every product imaginable from a full range of prescriptions to over-the-counter products. They report that many sting, burn or add to the irritation. Time and again, they tell us that MiraCell products were the first to give them relief…that relief came quickly, often in seconds.
Everyone regularly gets minor skin irritations such as torn cuticles, hang nails, tiny paper or scissor cuts, an unexpected insect bite, a sudden burn. Perhaps a burst of wind irritates your eyes or you eat something that causes your lips to dry and burn. Having MiraCell Skin Relief & Support in your purse or pocket gives you immediate relief in all of these situations.
Our mission was to give women an honest, safe and natural skin care product to use on their faces to prevent wrinkles. So greatly pleased with the results they saw in the mirror, they began using MiraCell Skin Relief & Support on other areas of their body and on the other members of their family. They first reported that it helped their children’s dry lips and rashes and their husband’s blisters. Then reports for more and more uses multiplied. As we looked at the mounting evidence of testimony, we realized two things. One, people suffer with a lot of skin problems that they do not get good help with. Two, that MiraCell’s natural formula was quickly and highly effective on all types of skin problems anywhere on the body.
MiraCell’s effectiveness is founded on our dedication to core ideals. First, Richard Gadd worked four years with Arbonne Skin Care and Joyce Stockwell, a cosmetic chemist dedicated to natural products. Here he learned how to formulate using natural ingredients that are pH correct for skin.
Formulas built from pH correct ingredients are a step above pH balanced formulas. A chemist can take a harsh alkaline ingredient, even one that is natural and bring it to the pH balance of skin by mixing it with a strong enough acid ingredient. These formulas stress the skin, not as much as synthetic or petro-chemical formulas but the skin still has to buffer the effects. By using only ingredients that, in their natural state, are pH correct for the skin, we give the skin building blocks it can use quickly, safely and effectively as it performs its magic in results and rebuilding.
Richard Gadd also mastered the art of formulating a high level of refined cosmetics. Smooth and silky, they easily melt into the skin giving their nourishing benefits. So often, natural cosmetics are rough, crude or too raw. They are unpleasant to use.
Marilyn Harris is passionately dedicated to using natural ingredients that come from botanical plants that grow in light. Her philosophy is that light is our source of life, intelligence and truth. She strongly believes that “we don’t know what we don’t know” and that by using these plant sources, we get the advantage of beneficial things that have not yet been discovered.
Robert Harris funded MiraCell making Marilyn’s vision and dreams a reality.
That MiraCell has proven so effective on so many skin conditions validates the beliefs and skills of these three most reputable and professional people.
Founder and Director of Marketing
Co-owner and director, Marilyn has owned and operated her own businesses in the beauty industry for the past 35 years. She founded Signaire International in 1985 to research, develop and market a revolutionary interrelated color system for appearance and beauty together with a line of non-allergenic cosmetics and botanical skin care products. Her skills include formulating, color selection, costing, inventory control, packaging, copy writing, layout, marketing and ingredient knowledge as it affects skin and hair.
Prior to this she founded and managed a 12-station hair salon, Avedon, in Provo, Utah from 1974 to 1984 where she increased sales by over 700%. A licensed cosmetologist, Marilyn won first place in hair color in a statewide Clairol competition, she believes due to the knowledge through her color system. The Clairol director stated that her winning red hair color was the prettiest, most natural color he’d seen across the United States. She also studied at the Sassoon School of Hair Design in London, the Pivot Point International in Paris, and the International Hair Competition in Bruxelles, Belgium. Her skills include all hair cutting, styling, coloring, perming; business skills of finance, payroll, merchandising, inventory control.
Owner-manager of a Merle Norman Cosmetics store in the University Mall, Orem, Utah from 1969 to 1979. She trained as a cosmetic technician and here developed her original training program and manual to train salon and Merle Normal employees in her advanced techniques in color, makeup, face and body structure analysis, wardrobe and hair styling. This store sold clothing, accessories, jewelry and giftwares. This gave Mrs. Harris experience as a buyer and retailer of this merchandise.
Owner, director of Pretty Woman, a makeover photography store which placed clients, in correct colors and styles of cosmetics and clothing and hair styles; many clients expressed that these were their best photographs ever taken.
Associated with Gold N' Links, a 69 store chain, where as President of their Cosmetics Division, she developed a cosmetic\perfume line, organized product purchases for 350 stores, assessed regional differences, trained personnel, balanced inventories and assisted in store openings.
Owner of 3 Lancelot's Fabric Stores in Utah Valley from 1969 to 1974 where she acted as fabric buyer and directed a custom sewing department for career, fashion and bridal clothing. She studied custom design, pattern making and sewing under Merit Liset Kerr, a graduate of European Coutour Houses. She authored class materials for sewing and design and taught classes in the same.
Marilyn is a skilled appearance and image specialist, cosmetologist, color analyst, and lecturer. She has written a book which is in process of being published which helps each person create a signature statement of themselves in their appearance. It also introduces Marilyn’s revolutionary new color system, which shows how color relates to all races of people by the science of physics.
A charming and enlightening woman, she is a mother, a grandmother and is active in her church and community .
ROBERT E. HARRIS
Robert is a trained audiologist. He has successfully owned and operated Harris Hearing Aids, his own hearing aid business since 1957. Recently, he established a hearing aid manufacturing company that provides state of the art technology at affordable prices. His expertise is in sales and marketing, advertising and promotions. He also assisted his wife, Marilyn, in their business endeavors including establishing and operating a chain of fabric stores, a successful cosmetic studio and beauty salon.
RICHARD S. GADD
A thirty-year plus veteran in cosmetics and business, Richard worked with Marilyn in developing the Signaire Botanicals Skin Care Line. Dedicated to the development of products with high integrity, he will direct cosmetic products, which are compatible and safe for the skin. Formerly executive vice president of an international skin care and cosmetic company, Arbonne International, Richard is accomplished in the development of products, incorporating formulations, purchasing product components and package design. He is skilled in business management and plant operations.
An entrepreneur, he has founded numerous retail enterprises, including a multi-million dollar chain of child photography studios, Kiddie Kandids, where he directed mall store locations, leasing, costing, store openings and training staff.
J. STUART HARRIS
An electrical and computer engineer, Stuart designed software and computer systems for General Electric and Lockheed Martin for over 15 years. The designer and programmer of the Signaire Figure Analysis and Wardrobe Styles program, he will bring it into the advanced technology available today.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah and from Syracuse University with a Master's degree in computer engineering.