This page is dedicated to my beautiful Academy by Candy loyalists. Their thank you notes to me. If you have a thank you note, please send it to me.


Today, I received a surprise. A wonderful bottle of my favorite red wine with no note.

Here’s the story:
Pat lost her husband of 45 yrs about a year and a half ago.

She is 68 years old and started her Academy skincare routine at about the same time her husband became ill, approximately 2 years ago. As his caretaker she needed to do a little something for herself.

Through his illness and his passing, we were there for her. We provide a space where she could vent and rise above the sadness.

After his passing she started taking dancing lessons, something she had always wanted to do.

The other day Pat’s instructor commented that at 58 years old he was having trouble keeping up with her. She laughed and said, “Well Tom, how do you think I feel, it won’t be long before I’m 70.”

Tom was stunned! “But you look, OMG, you look like you’re in your early 50’s. Why don’t you have any wrinkles?”

Pat was so beyond thrilled that after her lesson, she made a quick stop at the store. For my thank you gift.


Having just returned from a Caribbean cruise, Sally told me of her scariest vacation ever, yet she was still smiling.

Here’s the story:

Sally is a beautiful, single school teacher who has traveled extensively. Unfortunately, she has not only neglected her skin but has seriously abused her face and body with unprotected sun exposure.

About a year ago through a recommendation of a friend, Sally began an Academy by Candy skin care regime. Slowly but steadily her leather-like skin softened and her lines started to diminish.

With this vacation cruise on the horizon, we knew it would be a challenge convincing her to use my “Smart Sun” tips. (Enjoy your pleasures in moderation but practice smart skincare in the sun!) Fortunately for Sally the timing was right. Academy was about to launch a new sunscreen, specially formulated for faces.

Sally was the very first patient introduced to the Academy Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen SPF 30.

She loved the feel and delicate scent of the product. We were hopeful she would protect her skin for the first time in a very long time.

Now, if you’re wondering why Sally said this vacation was so scary, here’s what happened…

One night, about half way throughthe trip, an alarm went off on the ship. Everyone was ordered on deck as is. Alone and petrified, Sally grabbed a robe and ran up the stairs. Suddenly, in all the confusion, she slipped and fell.

A steward quickly helped her up and summoned the ship’s doctor. When the doctor diagnosed embarrassed Sally with a sprained ankle, she broke down and cried. But then Doctor M., trying to console her, placed his hand under her chin, lifted her face to his, and said,

“It’s in the middle of the night and your skin is just glowing.”

Well, according to Sally, the rest of the trip wasn’t awful at all. She had a smile on her face the whole time. Do you think it was because she was told her skin was glowing or because of Doctor M.? 😉

Academy’s New Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen SPF 30