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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 5 months ago

Cosmetics line started locally

Also: Publix Pharmacy to open in Halifax Health
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

An Ormond Beach woman has launched a new business, a product line of cosmetics for the mature woman, that’s formulated and bottled here in the city.

Carole Girman, 55, started 30 years ago as “the girl behind the counter.” She noticed that the majority of products were “one for all” and says it’s still true today.

“I was selling moisturizers to 65-year-old and 22-year-old women and it was the same product,” she said recently. “The majority of large beauty product producers don’t target mature skin.”

Her cosmetics line has ingredients that she learned over the years help the problems of aging skin that has been depleted of minerals and vitamins.  She has also conducted research.

Girman, whose career included working as an account executive for cosmetic manufacturers, points out that advertisements show young women who don’t have any lines or wrinkles. At the cosmetics counter, mature women would look in a mirror and say, “I’m so old,” she said. They would be down on themselves and lack confidence.

“Society has made maturing a bad thing,” she said. “We have a lot of wisdom. We don’t have to hide behind tons and tons of makeup. My motto is ‘age youthfully.’”

She created her product line with the help of a formulator, Kym Nadeau, who has a local manufacturing facility. Girman started working on the project a year ago and has been bottling products for a couple of months. The process included giving free samples to friends and family for a test market.

“I absolutely love giving women confidence and impacting their lives,” she said.

The product has natural ingredients and is paraben free.

Girman wants to start presentations to women’s groups and provide free samples. Visit or email [email protected].


Pharmacy at hospital


Publix and Halifax Health have begun construction of a full-service Publix Pharmacy at Halifax Health Medical Center. The pharmacy will provide prescription and over-the-counter medications for patients, visitors and employees of Halifax Health and is expected to open in August.

Patients will also be able to refill those prescriptions at their neighborhood Publix Pharmacy.


Vanacores add storage


Scott and Todd Vanacore, of Ormond Beach, owners of Stor-It Self Storage and Vanacore Homes, have announced that they have added a fifth storage facility. The new location is at 1977 Valor Blvd., Daytona Beach.

“The demand is high for storage units with so many new apartments and businesses opening in this area,” said District Manager Barbara Grau.

There are two Stor-It facilities in Ormond Beach, along with a Boat and RV Center, and a location in Bunnell. Visit


Home Watch accredited


East Coast Home Watch has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the second year. Visit


DSU open house set


Those interested in exploring a college education or re-tooling for a new job can attend a Spring Open House at Daytona State College beginning Feb. 20. Financial Aid experts will also be on hand along with advisors for dual enrollment, a press release stated.

Call (386) 506-4DSC, email [email protected] or visit


SuperWash aids AdventHealth


Local carwash company SuperWash Express donated more than $13,000 to the AdventHealth facilities in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties to support the hospitals’ breast cancer care funds, according to a press release.


God’s Bath House gets funds


Volusia County Women Who Care presented Elgia and Elizabeth Glass, founders of God’s Bath House, a check for $22,300. 

God’s Bath House has a mission to provide a safe environment for needy individuals to maintain good hygiene and implement the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a press release stated.



Help Bethune-Cookman


Bethune-Cookman University is offering the opportunity for citizens to purchase a brick to aid the sustainability of the university, scholarships and campus beautification. Payment must be paid in full by Feb. 14. Visit or contact [email protected] or 386-481-2928.


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