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Beyond Skin-Deep

BY Robin Austin | May 9, 2017 | Feature Features National

Kypris skincare founder Chase Polan takes a holistic approach to beauty.

When Chase Polan moved to Scottsdale from Los Angeles in 2010, she knew she wanted to do something involving women, wellness and beauty.

“Beauty directly talks to our self-concept. It is something that is meant to be inclusive,” says Polan, whose interests evolved into Kypris. The luxury skincare line brings together sustainability and science, with products designed to support skin’s inherent health and well-being.

Beauty and business have always gone hand in hand for Polan. At 21, she started her first company, an educational consultancy. The success of leading the business for 11 years allowed her to launch Kypris in 2012. Drawing on a knowledge of organic chemistry, Polan took training in formulation and historical- and science-based aromatherapy, and worked closely with a medical aromatherapist to select essential oils.

From the organic, sustainably grown and wild-crafted ingredients—including prickly pear seed oil from Southern Arizona—to the elegant packaging, Kypris is worthy of the Cypriot goddess for whom it was named.

“Beauty is an experience; it is not an outcome. Beauty has more to do with how we feel and less with what we look like,” says Polan.

This year has seen impressive growth for Polan and Kypris. Nordstrom at Scottsdale Fashion Square began carrying Kypris in January, and Polan continues to handselect five-star spa properties to partner with. Chase’s husband, Christopher Chamberlain, also brings beauty to Scottsdale as the lead developer for the Will Bruder-designed Eldorado on 1st residences.

For Polan, the Kypris ritual is about connecting with your true self. “If we can feel really good in our bodies, then we can go into the world and do what we really want to do.”

POLAN’S HOTS
Turmeric lemonade from Kaleidoscope Juice; artist James Turrell’s Skyspaces; summer spa days, when the resorts are more quiet and night swimming is expected

POLAN'S NOTS
Soil erosion, sunburns, animal testing

Chase was photographed at Scottsdale’s Civic Center Park and Library

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