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By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor | February 3, 2010

Depth skin care is inspired by the sea.

When Tim Schaeffer and Korie Johnson met in graduate school in 1998, where they both studied to become marine biologists, it was a match made in heaven. After graduate school, Korie built her career as a marine biologist, protecting the marine habitats of endangered species, while Tim went to business school and subsequently worked in the personal care industry developing natural products.

Ten years later, Depth was born—an organic body care line inspired by the sea available at natural outposts stores such as Whole Foods, where it is now certified as a Whole Foods Premium Product.

According to Mr. Schaeffer, one of the many reasons he created the Depth brand was his strong desire to bring the beauty, abundance and therapeutic benefits of marine botanicals to consumers through their use of personal care products.

The Depth collection consists of “luxurious yet affordable” shampoos, conditioners, hand soaps, body washes, hand and body lotions and shave creams available in four, 100% natural aromatic blends, designed by the prominent French perfumer Jean-Pierre Subrenat: Mangrove Citrus, Sea Berry, Orange Blossom and Bay Coconut.

 
Drawing upon three different classes of sea botanicals – brown (phaeophyta), green (chlorophyta) and red (rhodophyta) algae – Depth products are touted for their moisturization. The marine ingredients also supply essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins and amino acids to protect and detoxify the skin. All products are 70% certified organic, 100% vegan and hypoallergenic.

Today, Tim and Korie remain strongly committed to preserving marine life, so a percentage of the sale of every Depth product goes to Camp SEA Lab, a non-profit camp in Monterey Bay, CA that offers marine experiences to underserved children.

More info: www.depthbody.com

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