Saudi Arabia Welcomes Scalisi Skin Care

April 18, 2018
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Select doctors’ offices and medical clinics across Saudi Arabia now carry the Scalisi collection. This adds to their existing distribution in spas and medispas in the US, Wynn and Encore Resorts in both Las Vegas, and Macau, China, and online on,, and

"We are thrilled and honored to be partnering with StarCare Medical, Inc. based out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who are now selling our line throughout their network of doctors’ offices and clinics across the country. Scalisi was chosen for its advanced skincare technology and high efficacy and will be sold as a daily treatment and recommended post procedures to assist in the healing process," says company founder and CEO Jill Scalisi. "This Saudi partnership is a growth area for us and we look forward to building it out further."

"I knew it would be daunting but I had no idea just how difficult it would be." The process to get approved to sell cosmetics in Saudi Arabia is more regulated than the US. It takes approximately one year to get products registered by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA). Then the exporting company needs to go through the process of becoming registered and a certificate of conformity needs to be obtained for every shipment. This requires sending lab samples to Saudi Arabia to test for any potential harmful ingredients and then a physical inspection needs to be completed at the warehouse prior to shipping. "Many people told me it was a waste of time and couldn't be done. I'm so glad Dr. Al-Refae was as determined as I was to complete this deal and I am incredibly thankful to the team at SGS who handled the final parts of the approval process."

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