European by birth, Christine was born in Germany at a time when the country itself was experiencing a vast rebirth. For generations her family has respected their surroundings and realized the importance of nature’s offerings, accumulating a wealth of knowledge in plant-based curatives and remedies. Growing up with this holistic atmosphere, Christine’s formulations have always been based as close to nature as possible, but engaging bioengineering for better, faster results!
Twenty seven years ago, Christine Cowheard, founder and CEO of A Natural Difference Skincare, was a practicing Esthetician working at a spa in South Florida. Her clientele was worldly, consisting of super models and wives of the Fortune 500 Club; the type of people who expected the best of everything. Frustrated with the quality of her results and the limited products that were available, she began formulating her own natural cosmeceutical products to give her clients the best treatments possible and the results they deserve.
In the beginning, she created the Immune Cell Enhancing Mask to stimulate the Langerhans Cells. This was completely unheard of at the time. Then came Spintraps and Chirality which even to this day outperform other lines in the marketplace. Christine introduced formulas with Epidermal Growth Factor based on Nobel Prize winning technology, literally bringing science to skin care. One of the very first Glycolic Polymers was introduced by A Natural Difference, followed by a complete Oxygen line. One product led to other companion products, bringing the existing line to over 100 naturally derived actives, addressing all skin types from head to toes!
A Natural Difference continues to make industry news with the introduction of other revolutionary formulas containing osmoprotectants, small molecules that help balance the fluid within cells, plumping them up like a fully filled balloon. A Natural Difference takes a step forward in the new methodology of cellular protection to prevent the ageing process with other key ingredients such as Snake Venom, Neuropeptides, Plant Stem Cells, Pearl and Gemstones.
The International Congress of Esthetics and Spas bestows upon Christine Cowheard, the prestigious Crystal Award for excellence and outstanding industry achievement. Citing her innovative formulations as key motivators in the evolution of natural skincare products, over the past two decades.
A Natural Difference Skincare is a Global Family with distributors across three continents, but more close to home you’ll find Christine’s daughter, Liane Cooke, overseeing corporate operations in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Literally growing up in the industry, Liane has a vast knowledge of their products capabilities and a complete understanding of the problems facing today’s skin care professionals. A welcome addition to the team, a graduate of Florida State University, is Christine’s granddaughter Katie Cooke who will be taking on the responsibility of Marketing and Public Relations.