In October, Biologique Recherche was honored to win the prestigious Global Wellness Award for: Leader in Social Impact at the 2018 Global Wellness Summit in Cesena, Italy.
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the dynamic $4.2 trillion global wellness economy. In 2018, the Global Wellness Summit hit its record-breaking score of attendees with a total of 630 wellness leaders from 50 countries.
Both co-presidents, Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme, were present at the GWS to accept the award whose work in the field of wellness has made a meaningful social impact. In partnership with an American association, Wellness for Cancer, run by Julie Bach, Biologique Recherche created a program to adapt facial and body treatment to meet the needs of people touched with cancer or in remission. The program makes it possible for more people and societal groups to live healthier and happier lives.
Usually still considered taboo, guests diagnosed with cancer or in remission are often denied spa treatments. This is mainly due to the lack of appropriate training estheticians have in this field and fear that they may harm or cause discomfort to the guest. Biologique Recherche is aware that approximately 10-20% of their guests are going through cancer treatments or are in remission and it is important to the company and its values to offer these guests services to be pampered at their spa facilities. The personalized program proposed by the company has been validated by a panel of experts in the field of oncology to train estheticians that volunteered at the flagship store, Ambassade de la Beauté, on the Champs Elysées with more locations following suit in France. Biologique Recherche has truly opened the doors of the spa to everyone and has given people with cancer, beauty and spa services they can enjoy.
Currently, the program is already available in 10 countries and Biologique Recherche is committed to continue its mission to expand the beauty program for people touched with cancer to 15 more countries by the end of 2019.