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Detailed Shark Tank product reviews
Hopeful entrepreneurs lucky enough to make it on to Shark Tank have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the world’s most successful business people and investors. With nine seasons under its belt, Shark Tank viewers have seen almost every bad idea possible, from the Ionic Ear (a surgically implanted Bluetooth device) to the beer, golf course or football scented Man Candle. However, some ideas have become incredible success stories after receiving much needed investment from the Sharks. Here are some of the most successful products featured on Shark Tank.
Scrub Daddy is a smiling sponge designed to clean both sides of kitchen utensils at once. The clever sponge rinses clean of debris easily, becomes firm in cold water but soft in warm water, and has been lab tested to resist odors for two months. Lori Greiner saw innovation in its design in Season 4, and offered an investment of $200,000 for 20% equity.
Scrub Daddy is now available on QVC and can be found in Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart and Staples. Until Shark Tank, the company had made $100,000 in sales. Since the show, Scrub Daddy has gone on to make over $50 million, making it one of the greatest success stories to come from Shark Tank.
ResteREST is a magnetic eyeglass holder, designed to keep your glasses securely attached to your shirt. During Season 3 of Shark Tank, Rick Hopper pitched his invention to the Sharks and Lori Greiner bit. She invested $150,000 in exchange for a whopping 65% share of the company. The simple but popular product regularly sells out on QVC and according to Business Insider, ReadeREST made $13 million in revenue in the three years following its appearance on the show.
The Squatty Potty, designed by Bobby Edwards, is a toilet stool which raises the feet to help with constipation. In Season 6, ‘QVC Queen’ Lori Geiner knew this idea was marketable. She was joined by fellow Shark Kevin O’Leary and together they offered $350,000 for 10% equity. Within 24 hours of making the deal on Shark Tank, Squatty Potty saw $1 million in sales. This rose to $12.3 million in the first three months. They have since made a deal with Bed, Bath & Beyond and enjoy continued success.
Created by Charles Michael Yim, the BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer for iPhone and Android Devices ingeniously turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer. Not only does the product give an alcohol level reading, it can even hail a cab if required!
This innovative product made Shark Tank history in Season 5 by becoming the first product all five Sharks invested in. Yim was given $650,000 in exchange for 30% of the company and in 2014 the company was projected to make $10-12 million in revenue, based on pre-orders.
In Season 4, Evan Mendelsohn and Nick Morton pitched their idea for ugly Christmas sweaters to the Sharks. Before appearing on Shark Tank, Tipsy Elves had already made $600,000 after a year of sales, cashing in on the love for themed fun during the holiday season. Whilst considered a fleeting trend by some, Shark Robert Herjavec saw something more in the idea and invested $100,000 for a 10% stake in the company. He has since told Business Insider it was his most profitable and favorite investment of the show.
Since appearing on Shark Tank, the Tipsy Elves’ range of novelty “ugly” clothing has diversified and now includes everything from 80’s retro ski-suits to sweatbands and fanny packs emblazoned with the Star-Spangled Banner. In 2016, the company made $8 million and landed the license to mass produce the yuletide sweater Seth Rogen wore in the movie ‘The Night Before’.
Lani Lazzari was only 18 years old when she appeared on Season 4 of Shark Tank to pitch Simple Sugars. An all natural skincare range catering to those with dry or sensitive skin, Lazzari had carefully researched safe and gentle ingredients that smelled great for her Simple Sugars range. Mark Cuban decided to invest $100,000 in return for 33% equity.
Within 24 hours of her appearance on Shark Tank, sales of Simple Sugars products had jumped from $50,000 to $220,000. Within six weeks, this had hit an incredible $1 million. Today, Simple Sugars sells nationwide and internationally, employs a team of 22 people, appears in over 700 retail locations, and last year brought in over $3 million in revenue.
With a background in architecture, Max Gunawan brought his Lumio foldable magnetic-lamp to the Sharks during Season 6 of the show. An accordion style, fold away reading light in the guise of a book, Robert Herjavec invested $350,000 for a 10% share in Lumio.
In 2016, Lumio made $3 million in sales, appealing to a high-end, artistic audience. With an elegant and popular design, Lumio has been written about in many publications, from the Wall Street Journal to GQ Magazine, and was named as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Crowdfunded Companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine.
In Season 6, Former Navy SEAL Eli Crane and his wife Jen pitched the novel idea of Bottle Breacher to the Sharks. The company employed military veterans and manufactured elegant looking bottle openers out of .50-caliber bullets. Both Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary made a deal with the couple, investing $150,000 in exchange for a 20% stake in the business.
With demand increasing, O’Leary has said it was one of his most profitable investments from the show, with Bottle Breacher making $2.5 million in sales in 2017 and now employing 32 people.
Music teacher and parent Travis Perry created ChordBuddy after helping his daughter to learn to play guitar. ChordBuddy is a device which attaches to the neck of an electric or acoustic guitar and features colored tabs to help novices learn the instrument. Clever and effective, ChordBuddy impressed Shark Robert Herjavec when it appeared on Season 4 of Shark Tank. Herjavec invested $175,000 for a 20% share of the business.
ChordBuddy saw revenue of approximately $2 million in 2014 and has ensured its successful growth by attracting a company spokesperson in the form of John Rich, from the popular country duo ‘Big and Rich’.
Hold Your Haunches
Hold Your Haunches are shape-defining fashion trousers featuring an extendable waistband and an inner compression shell from the waist to the calf. The trousers are designed hold and sculpt the wearer’s shape via the dual contouring under layer and flowing outer layer.
In the year leading up to their appearance on Shark Tank in Season 5, creators Erin Bickley and Jenny Greer reported sales of $165,000. Six months after Sharks Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner invested $75,000 for 40% stake in the business (plus extended a $100,000 credit line), Hold Your Haunches saw more than $1.5 million in profits. Their fashion line has since expanded to include skirts, dresses, tops, and more, all featuring the same inspired shape-defining technology.
BuggyBeds was pitched by Veronica Perlongo and Maria Curcio on Season 4 of Shark Tank and acts as an early detection and prevention system for bed bugs. All five Sharks showed an interest in this inventive idea and split the $250,000 investment for 25% equity. Since then, BuggyBeds can be found in approximately 350 Home Depot locations, is sold in 23 countries worldwide, and is estimated to have made over $1.2 million in sales.
Lollacup, featured on Season 3 of Shark Tank, is an example of a very simple but clever product. Designed by Hanna and Mark Lim, this cute and colorful child’s ‘sippy cup’ allows infants to effectively drink from the straw without spillage. The flexible straw features a weighted end which anchors the liquid, allowing small children to drink with the cup tilted. Conveniently, there are no valves within, making it easy to clean.
Funded by Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec, offering $100,000 for 40% equity in the company, Lollacup went on to make over $1 million in sales since appearing on Shark Tank and is stocked in Walmat. According to Business Insider, it is the most successful product for kids to come from the show.
Many Shark Tank products fall through because they’re either not functional, not practical, unaffordable, or simply not anything that a regular person would use during their daily life. However, the so-called Warm-Blood Shark Lori Greiner, one of the investors on the hit ABC show Shark Tank, knew this fitness board was an instant winner. Not only was the board easy to market – highly visual and engaging to viewers – it’s also an accessory than nearly anyone from any walk of life can use to improve their everyday fitness routine.
So what sits the Simply Fit Board apart from similar designs? It’s certainly not the first ever fitness or balancing board to hit the market. However, the Simply Fit Board is believed to be the first balance board with a rounded, curved design ideal for twisting. The twisting motion engages more of your core muscles, legs, and glutes than other competitors’ boards will, not to mention the fact that the fitness board can support up to 400 pounds of weight and most competitors can’t support more than 200-300 pounds!
How does it work, you may ask? It might look complicated or scary, but it really just takes some practice to get it right! Start by placing the board on the floor (rugs are ideal, and hardwood and slick linoleum are not recommended, as it risks slipping and sliding) and simply place one foot on the outer edge of the board.
There are textured circles on the board to act as a guide for you. Once you have one foot on, this will tip the Simply Fit Board to a flat, upright position. The next step is the part that requires a little confidence and faith. Hold on to a nearby wall or object if you need to and hop up with your other foot on the outer edge of the board.
Practice rocking yourself from side to side until you’ve found your center of gravity. Don’t be ashamed if it takes some getting used to! Once you feel secure in your balance, you can start twisting your hips in a semicircular motion. Be sure to be twisting from the waist, not your knees! Once you have the basics down, the rest is up to you.
The Simply Fit Board allows busy people to customize their workout. You can bring the board to the gym or simply workout straight from the convenience and privacy of your own home. You can focus only on balance or add some weights and other tools to get a more rigorous workout.
The Simply Fit Board is ideal for simple twists to burn away that pesky belly fat by directly targeting your core muscles. That’s why it’s so important you keep the twist limited to your waist while your legs and feet stay grounded. Some more advanced exercises involve using the Simply Fit Board as a place for your hands as you move from standing twists to pushups, plants, and any variation you can think of. Hand weights and ankle weights make great additions to the Simply Fit Board as they’re so versatile, allowing you to design a customized fitness routine.
The lightweight and portable Simply Fit Board comes in an array of bright colors, and since their success on Shark Tank, the company has expanded their product line somewhat. For instance, there are three DVD’s available at only $10 each, each with their own specific workout instructions. TheCore & BunsWorkout targets your abs and glutes, the Low Impact Workout is ultra-safe and ideal for beginners, and the 21 Day Challenge Workout guides viewers through three weeks of a follow-along program to get you on your way to your ideal body.
Additionally, the Simply Fit Board comes with an optional Simply Fit Mat, designed to place some traction between the mat and the floor if you find your flooring too slippery to work with the mat. The mat prevents slippage and keeps the board grounded so you don’t have to worry about falling.
Each purchase of the Simply Fit Board also comes with a user guide and a beginner workout DVD at no additional cost, which most users find extremely handy as they get used to the Simply Fit Board.
Don’t be discouraged if you’re struggling at first – it’s natural to take a little while before you can master the basic balance-and-twist technique.
The final verdict? We definitely recommend the Simply Fit Board if you’re looking for a beginner-friendly balance board. Sure, there are other fitness boards and accessories out there, but the Simply Fit Board was the first to come up with the patented curved design that lets you twist in a full 180° or even 360° range rather than just rocking from side to side.
And let’s not forget that the Simply Fit Board is fun – why would you lay on your back and do crunches when you can practice your balance and twist the fat away?!
It’s hard to believe that any weight loss product you see hawked on TV is actually going to deliver you the results you want. There are so many scams and gimmicks out there already that try and take advantage of consumers to make a quick dollar without really following through. With that in mind, here are some products that survived the Shark Tank and have been giving consumers some real weight loss results! (Just remember to consult a doctor before trying anything drastic, and remember that while products like these may help, it’s important to keep a healthy diet and exercise routine and not rely on any one product as a one-stop shop.) Without further ado, here are the top 5 weight loss shark tank products!
By far one of the most successful Shark Tank products, the Simply Fit board revolutionized home workouts and balance boards. Typical fitness boards feature a back-and-forth type of balancing mechanism that users stand on and shift their weight from side to side, but the Simply Fit board has a curved shape on the bottom and allows users to twist their hips rather than simply rock from side to side. The twisting motion engages more of the core muscles as well as the legs, hips, and glutes, and the board can be easily used to modify other workouts. Add weights for a more challenging workout, or get on the floor and use your hands to modify planks, push ups, and more.
What makes this board so successful? Well, you could ask any of the millions of consumers (literally – in the seven months after their Shark Tank debut, sales revenue of the Simply Fit board shot from $575,000 to over $9 million) what they think, but the success of the product at helping you lose weight comes from the fact that it is so easy to customize the Simply Fit board experience. It’s lightweight and portable, so you can take it to the gym, or you can simply use it from the comfort and privacy of your home. The board holds up to 400 lbs, which makes it more accessible to a wider variety of users, as typical fitness boards cannot hold more than 200 lbs.
Through engagement of the core muscles, the Simply Fit board is optimized to burn off that stubborn belly fat. It’s not necessarily an easy ticket to a total body makeover, but it’s a great place to start, and each user can incorporate different moves, weights, and other tools as they progress on their journey. Combined with a healthy diet, the Simply Fit board might be just the thing you need to get on your way to a healthier you!
We understand if you’re skeptical about diet pills. So many so-called “miracle pills” have been busted after great amounts of controversy, and many are revealed to be total shams. Even so, the Garcinia diet pills have been proven time and time again to really work, with celebrities including Melissa McCarthy, Khloe Kardashian, Wendy Williams, and more all claiming to have seen drastic weight-loss results after using this pill.
The formula claims to help users shed up to 9 pounds a week by preventing your body from producing new fat tissue as well as flushing out other stored junk materials from your system.The system flushes out your digestive system and speeds up your metabolism, all while suppressing your appetite.
The main ingredient in the clinically-tested formula is pure Garcinia Cambogia extract, which works with other natural ingredients to eliminate fat storage in your body. Users have seen results as soon as the end of week 1 after trying this diet pill.
Still not sure if you believe it? Well, this diet pill won the biggest deal in the history of Shark Tank (at least so far). All five of the potential investors teamed up to invest a whopping $12 million in the company and share a 30% equity deal.
The diet pills quickly went global after blowing up in America, where the pills underwent a series of re-packaging and re-branding to prepare it for a broader market. With several different lines of pills available, the Garcinia pills continue raking in money and keeping consumers happy with their weight-loss results, particularly in Hollywood.
Developers of the PRx Performance Kipping Bar came into the tank asking for $80,000 at 10% equity, but most of the investors were not interested. Many thought this product would not have the kind of mass appeal required for such a niche product to be really commercially successful. However, Kevin O’Leary offered $80,000 at 20% equity, plus another 20% of distributions. Though it was more than they were initially hoping for, the developers accepted, and fortunately, the PRx Performance Kipping Bar has been making waves in the fitness community ever since.This sturdy, install-it-yourself rack allows for a variety of kipping movements, from toes-to-bar movements to muscle-ups. Any small space can be turned into a versatile gym and workout space. With foot plugs, a mounting bracket, and more, this profile rack makes it easy to work out in your own home. No more excuses about not wanting to go out to the gym! Best of all, this ergonomic and durable performance rack can be easily folded and stored away, and does not have to be disassembled. When folded up, this slender steel rack takes up only 4 inches of your wall space. The smooth 100lb gas shocks are ideal for light hinges, so anyone of any fitness level can easily push the wall in to be stored away. Safety-lock pins help keep it secure and childproof. The company has expanded its line of products since its Shark Tank debut and now offers a series of bars, plates, bumpers, kettle balls, medicine balls, an extensive line of athletic apparel, and plenty more!
This weight-loss meal plan claims to help consumers shed up to 22 pounds over the course of two weeks! It might sound unbelievable, but the Be Fit Food creators are no quacks. Kate Save is a clinical dietitian and her partner Geoff Graper is a bariatric (that is, related to obesity) surgeon. The two brainiacs put their heads together to create a line of food to offer an alternative to desperate consumers turning to sham diets and protein shakes as a method to lose weight. The company advertises itself as the only brand in the weight-loss market to ground their recipe in science. Starting from the generally recommended doses of nutrients, the team worked backwards to design recipes that are actually healthy, coming to the conclusion that a low-carb, high-fat, and moderate protein diet is the best way to force the body to quickly burn through its fat reserves. The seven-day meal plans include three meals and a snack per day, helping users to schedule their food intakes around when they feel truly hungry.The designers sought a $300,000 investment with 20% business, but knew they did not have the experience in sales and business to help the product really take off. Eventually, they accepted a $200,000 investment with a $100,000 loan at 33.3% equity from investor Janine Allis, which is not quite what the partners had asked for. However, in the months since their Shark Tank debut, the three remain loyal business partners, and Be Fit Food has grown nearly exponentially, starting at a rate of 20% a month and then rocketing up to between 50-100% growth per month.
Initially pitched for $350,000 at only 8% equity, MealEnders was not actually picked up by any of the Sharks! However, MealEnders still deserves a mention due to a sharp rise in sales that happened despite the fact that none of the Sharks would invest. So what exactly are MealEnders?These handy little lozenges are designed to be eaten after a meal and will suppress your appetite for a few hours, preventing the urge to snack and helping you limit your portions at the next meal, all without any unnatural stimulants.The sweet outer shell of the lozenge is called a “reward layer,” giving your body a quick taste of desert as a signal that the meal has reached an end. The cool, tingling core layer is designed to fully cleanse the palette and shift your body’s focus away from eating and food. In only a year and a half, MealEnders sales have amassed $1.4 million while only sold on Amazon and from the company’s website! While they haven’t received as much widespread attention and acclaim as the Garcinia pills and the Simply Fit board, MealEnders are a quick and easy way to naturally curb your appetite if you struggle with snacks and overeating.
Which of the products do you think you would try? Each one of them has received great critical reviews. Whether you’re looking for a diet plan or a new exercise routine, Shark Tank has put out no shortage of options for you to try. Combined with a customized health plan for your own nutrition and workouts, these products can help just about anyone lose some pounds!
When one thinks of Shark Tank, it is understandable if you don’t instantly associate it with kids. However, over the years, some of the best and brightest ideas presented on Shark Tank have come from parents looking to make their lives a little easier, or looking to improve the quality of life for their children. From toys to safety devices, many creators who appeared on Shark Tank have had some inspired ideas when developing products for children. Here are some of the best Shark Tank products designed with kids in mind.
In this modern world, as technology becomes a more integrated part of our lives, it is inevitable that parents will at some point have to consider whether to give their children a smartphone or not. With busy schedules, moms and dads often spend more time away from their kids than they would like. Being able to drop your child a quick message, or check-in with loving words, can make this separation a lot easier for all. But with so many safety concerns, giving a smartphone to your child may not be something you feel comfortable doing. This is why the clever and cute Toymail is ideal.
Created by MIT graduate Gauri Nanda and Co-Creator Audry Hill, Toymail is a lovable stuffed animal-like walkie-talkie toy, available in a range of beautiful soft creatures . The toy connects via the Toymail app to the parent’s smartphone. Even Grandma and Grandpa can get involved regardless of distance. Via this app, you can send loving messages to your child throughout the day, let them know you’re on your way home, or even ask what they want for dinner. With a press of Toymail’s mouth, kids can listen to their messages and even record their own reply.
As every parent everywhere can attest to, bathtime can often be far more drama than fun, especially for children who are nervous bathers. Another Shark Tank innovation designed around kids’ love for their stuffed animals, SoapSox is a range of plush animal-shaped toys which can be taken directly into the bath. Outside of the bathtub, the SoapSox can be your child’s favorite cuddly toy. As the transition from playtime to bathtime happens, their toy can be happily brought along.
Featuring an inner stuffing made from antimicrobial sponge and a rugged outer casing of terry cloth, the machine washable SoapSox has pockets specifically designed to be filled with liquid soap, or even a soap bar. Simply add water and allow your child’s beloved toy to work up a lather and act as a washcloth. Winning the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) award for innovation in 2014, the SoapSox characters such as Hunter the Gator, Charlotte the Seal, and Taylor the Turtle will ensure bathtime is no longer dreaded.
Safety is a primary concern when choosing any toy for your children. However, finding a safe activity-based toy for both indoor and outdoor use can be a real challenge. Not only that, but large toys and playsets, purchased at great expense, are often outgrown within a few short years. Activity sets designed for adolescents and teenagers are usually unsafe for younger siblings.
Winning Parents’ Choice Award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, and receiving the Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center, enter the Jungle JumpaRoo and the answer to all of these problems. The Jungle JumpaRoo combines the bounce of a trampoline with the fun of a jungle gym and a swing, all in one safe playset for every age group. The base is comprised of a super bouncy inflatable tube. The low to the ground base makes it easy for toddlers to use, as well as minimizing the potential for injuries. The colorful center poles are for climbing, being sturdy enough to be used by several adults at once. The Jungle JumpaRoo is completed with a trapeze-like swing at its center.
Amazon customers have called the Jungle JumpaRoo the best toy ever. This durable set won’t damage floors when used indoors, and its specially powder-coated steel poles are designed to withstand the elements outdoors. Even the rubber tube can stand up to heat, cold and sun to ensure it can be enjoyed for many years to come.
The ideal toy will not only keep your child happy for hours, but will be educational also. Educational toys a provide value to both parents and children beyond mere entertainment value. As technology, and the need to understand it, advances around us, what kind of toy can be presented to kids today that will teach them about coding? Computer coder Scott Lininger and his partner Aidan Chopra have found a fun solution. Bitsbox is designed to help kids learn how to code, an incredibly valuable skill in today’s world.
Bitsbox is a monthly subscription-based product where children choose the app they wish to build and, using the Bitsbox interface via its website, follow the steps to build it themselves. Bitsbox apps are compatible, via any web browser, with all computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
This innovative and unique product has been designed with one thought in mind, to encourage kids want to learn how to code. Using Bitsbox, kids are shown how to physically type in code, a process missing from other nearest competitors. Once the app foundation has been built, the child can get creative and make the app their own. When finished, kids can even share their creations with mom and dad so everyone can get involved.
Amid a sea of technology, one children’s pastime never seems to get old, decorating eggs at Easter time (or any other time for that matter). This enjoyable, creative hobby can come with some messy drawbacks for parents though. Creator Scott Houdashell designed the EggMazing Egg Decorator so that the process of coloring eggs didn’t create a colorful, glitter-filled mess.
The EggMazing Egg Decorator comprises of an egg-shaped holder, into which a hard-boiled egg is placed. Using the non-toxic markers, hold your favorite colors to the egg and get spinning. As the EggMazing Egg Decorator rotates the egg, colorful and beautiful designs are created in an instant.
A simple yet solid idea, the EggMazing Egg Decorator is a wonderful example of the useful creations found only on Shark Tank.
Mealtimes can be messy endeavors when young children are involved. Plates can be flung as arms are flailed, and that’s when the tot is happy! The Ezpz Mat provides a simple, yet thoroughly satisfying, solution.
The Ezpz Mat is a grippy silicone placemat with built-in plate, which forms a suction to any flat surface making it impossible for your child to knock over their food. The mat comes in a variety of colors and styles, including the Happy Mat, the Happy Bowl, the Mini Mat, the Micro Mat and the Snack Mat. Each design features a style most suited for a certain age group, ranging from infants to toddlers. The Ezpz offering has even diversified to include the Ezpz Making Mealtime Fun Cookbook, providing ideas and advice on the best meals to make the most out of the Ezpz Mat.
Each dishwasher-friendly placemat, while flexible, is also stiff enough to carry without spilling anything. Made from high-quality food grade silicone, the hypo-allergenic Ezpz Mat is safe to use and is PVC, BPA, lead and phthalate free. It reassuringly won’t harbor any bacteria. The Ezpz Mat has every meal time covered.
Some of the best and most highly successful products to come from Shark Tank are face creams! It might be surprising, since there are so many utilitarian products that cover pretty much all walks of life, such as food, home improvement, car accessories, and more. Here is an in-depth review of some of the top-rated Shark Tank face creams, lotions, and other skincare products to come out from ABC’s hit TV show!
Not sure what a pressed serum was? Most Shark Tank viewers didn’t know either until this product was introduced. It turns out that pressed serums are ultra-concentrated regular serums packages in a firm, gelatinous solid form. It might be difficult to apply the first time you use it, as “warming” it up with your fingers, as you would scoop out other lotions or creams with your fingertips. Luckily, the serum comes with a mini spatula to help you apply it. Just one pea sized amount of this pressed treatment will be more than enough to cover your whole face and neck. Gently pat on for the best results after your usual washing, cleansing, and toning routine.
This serum combines the best aspects of moisturizers and essential oils. The “tundra” part of the name comes from the fact that the Chaga mushrooms, whose extract is the main ingredient in the serum, are harvested directly from those wintry deserts. The mushroom extract is cooled, not heated, to avoid evaporation or elimination of the natural nutrients, and mixed with a variety of lightweight, natural fermented oils including argan oil and olive oil. There are no parabens, mineral oils, unnatural fragrances, or synthetic dyes in the Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum.
The serum has been proven to comfort, moisturize, brighten, and nourish your skin, despite its remarkably lightweight, silky smooth formula. Apply in the morning for a youthful glow that lasts all day, or use it at night to wake up with rejuvenated skin after it works its magic as your body rests and resets itself. Users of the Blithe Chaga Tundra Serum report brighter, healthier skin after just a few uses!
Okay, so hear us out on this one. It’s technically not a face cream so much as a line of body lotions and health sprays made directly for kids! Developed by two sisters, Madison and Mallory Boyd, and their mother Viara Boyd, this dynamic duo saw a need for young kids to express themselves in a hygienic way, especially for kids who don’t yet like the heavy scents of so-called grown-up cologne, perfumes, serums, and more. The aspiring entrepreneurs originally asked for a $55,000 investment at 20% equity, and while all of the Sharks were interested in the products and the fun scents, most of them didn’t realistically see the line taking off. The team was awarded a $60,000 investment at 33% equity, and ever since then, the Angels and Tomboys line has been going strong.
Designed especially for sensitive, youthful skin, these lotions and sprays are made specifically with all-natural, all-vegan, cruelty-free ingredients and no harsh chemicals such as parabens. Ingredients include aloe vera, shea butter, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and more, so you might recognize some of your favorite all-natural oils and vitamins from other products and even foods. In any case, the best part of these lotions and sprays are their unique, humorous, and totally kid-friendly scents. Names of scents include Candy Star Glam, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Peanut Butter Jelly Team, Rockin’ Blueberry, Deep-fried Ice Cream, Watermelon Funk, Lemonade Doughnuts, Cotton Candied Apples, and even Monkey Farts. Even the pickiest kids will find a scent they like, with variations ranging from sweet to fruity, but without the overwhelming musk and flower scents of scents geared towards adults.
Hugo and Debra Saavedra were a pair of organic farmers, chefs, and menu consultants for various restaurant chains. Eventually their history of preparing food with flowers and other herbs, the duo began to explore other options of using these plants, such as making scrubs, soaps, and creams, all carefully created with a balance of plant extracts, natural botanical glycerin, butters, and nourishing essential oils. The 100% natural skin care products, all of which are completely food-grade and edible, were popular at local farmers’ markets.
Before the husband and wife entered the Shark Tank, they had built up a soap company in the past, but unfortunately, due to inexperience, had lost controlling interest. When they came on the show, they were seeking $220,000 at 10% equity, claiming that their products would be different from anything they had ever seen, felt, or tasted. Some of the Sharks weren’t crazy about the product, especially when they sampled some bite-sized pieces. Most of the Sharks believed the soap business was too competitive, but Barbara offered a $200,000 investment at 40% equity. Despite the huge jump, the husband and wife pair accepted, and they got the support they needed to get this innovative skin-food line off the ground!
There are a variety of different product lines from Saavy Naturals, including bar soaps, body washes, shampoos, exfoliating body scrubs, and classic creams. All come in a variety of different scents that arise naturally from the organic ingredients. Some of the body cream ingredients include passionflower, horsetail, willow bark, marshmallow extract, and more. The creams are remarkably lightweight and absorbable, leaving no greasy residue on your skin. Each product is handmade, only in small batches to keep the ingredients fresh, and animal lovers will be happy to know that the plant sourced ingredients are all vegan, cruelty-free, and even gluten free. Without any artificial preservatives, these products will stay fresh for a year after you open them and, if you leave them sealed, they’ll stay fresh for up to three years! You can check on the expiration date that comes with each package – they are food, after all.
The Whamisa product line is the brainchild of Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, owners of the online store called Glow Recipe, which launched in the fall of 2014. In the winter of 2015, the pair entered the Shark Tank to pitch their skincare and beauty products to the sharks. Sarah and Christine both spend several years working for L’Oréal in Korea before relocating to the United States where they remained heavily involved in the United States beauty industry, working in both marketing as well as product development. The pair’s goal is to bring natural yet effective Korean beauty and skincare products to the North American market. Glow Recipe sales skyrocketed after their appearance on Shark Tank, as Korean beauty techniques are hailed as some of the most reliable out there.
So what is the Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist? Okay, so as the name suggests, this one isn’t a cream either, but rather a refreshing mist designed to hydrate and instantly calm tired, dry skin, though it can certainly improve the health and appearance of all skin types. Featuring 92.5% natural ingredients, the water-free formula blends aloe vera, olive extract, and green tea extract – all fermented naturally – to soothe skin. Simply spritz on after you’ve washed your face with your favorite cleanser, let dry for a few minutes, and follow up with a moisturizer for best results. Even after you’ve applied a full face of makeup, this portable mist can be used throughout the day to touch up whenever you feel your face needs a refresher.
Another product from Christine Chang and Sarah Lee’s Korean skincare and face cream line, the Whamisa Sea Kelp Sheet Mask is proven to brighten skin, hydrate the face, and minimize the size and appearance of pores, wrinkles, and fine lines. The all-natural sea kelp sheet mask is stored in naturally fermented sea kelp and bamboo serum, both of which have been used to brighten and moisturize the face naturally. After your usual face washing routine, simply unfold the sheet mask and lay it over your face. Pat gently with your fingertips to set the mask in place, and after 15 minutes, you can peel it off. The sea kelp sheet mask will leave a thin layer of botanical extract on the skin, which can be simply blended into the skin with the pads of your fingers.