By Steve Urbon
The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Mass.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Entrepreneur Pamela Auger will get the chance to meet several celebrities at a pre-Academy Awards party which features eco-friendly products. Auger invented “OctoVie”, a skincare brush, to repair her skin after radiation treatments for breast cancer left hers in terrible shape.
Pamela Auger, a local entrepreneur whose innovative and eco-friendly skin care massager OctoVie made it to Amazon less than a year ago, has been invited to Beverly Hills for an unusual party that has top Oscars celebrities mingle with inventors like her.
The event, which is not affiliated with the Academy Awards, is called EcoLuxe, short for environmentally friendly luxury.
The organization has thrown a pre-Oscars party every year for a decade. “It’s a chance to meet the stars,” Augur told The Standard-Times — not to mention having a product endorsed by a celebrity.
The EcoLuxe website describes the event: “Created by veteran TV/film product placement producer Debbie Durkin of Durkin Entertainment, EcoLuxe Luxury Celebrity Lounge is an experience that connects brands, environmental and charity causes with celebrities, media, Influencers, social media, rock stars, pop culture, TV segments and movie producers, and entertainment and fashion industry VIPs.”
Auger’s palm-sized, rubbery egg-shaped massager came to the attention of the EcoLuxe people online and they extended her an invitation. Now Auger’s task is to come up with the money for the trip, lodging and expenses such as giving away free OctoVie massagers with their distinctive nubs that she says stimulate blood flow, open pores, smooth and heal skin.
OctoVie is also hypoallergenic, important in the world of green products.
The product sales pitch states that OctoVie “exfoliates dead skin cells and helps to smooth fine lines, wrinkles and crepey skin.”
The deceptively simple device was invented by Auger to repair her skin after radiation treatments for breast cancer left hers in terrible shape. A nurse, Auger decided to do something about it and invented the skin care brush.