A beautiful legacy of success

If 50 is the new 40, then I suggest taking a look into Mercer Island’s very own Kathleen Spitzer. She is the owner of Viviane Skin Care products, which was founded in 1958. This is the original three-step cleansing program, which introduced that our skin needs moisture in the form of water, and not added oil.

Viviane Skin Care is all-natural, produced in North America and locally owned. They do not spend their profits on high-end marketing gimmicks and advertising; they share those savings with the consumer. Viviane Skin Care started the 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your products.

The largest challenge to date for Kathleen has been to bring this organization up to the 21st century with its markets concepts via Facebook, Twitter and email, and to educate the Viviane sales reps of modern technology. Some of the sales reps from California are in their 80s. For these women this has been their only career job, which has spanned their entire adult life, in an area where women were barely in the work force.

Kathleen’s goal with Viviane Skin Care is to be able to make the company sustainable so that she and her family can continue to give to their philanthropic causes locally and internationally with the Viviane name behind them.

This organization became a love story between Kathleen and her legendary father-in-law, Jack Spitzer. This company was a gift from him; she did not want to let Jack down. Receiving such a gift, Kathleen was eager to learn the male-dominated industry. Her eagerness and excitement to grow this organization and put Viviane Skin Care back on the map with the other home sales products and her eagerness to learn the business and continue to market and grow its success.

For Viviane Skin Care consultants around the country, there is a conference at the Bellevue Marriott Courtyard on March 16-18. There will be an open house on Saturday, March 17, at the Viviane Skin Care home office in Bellevue, from 3:15 to 5 p.m.

You can meet president Kathleen Spitzer and have an opportunity to learn more about the products and how to be a home consultant.

For more information, contact 1-800-423-3600 or go to


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates