|| About Bob Sidell
prepares beauty pageant winner for a photo shoot.
"Give me three minutes
a day and I'll give you better looking skin in a week." So says
four-time Emmy Award nominee, Bob Sidell, one of Hollywood's
top make-up artists for over 30 years. As an industry veteran, Bob's
extraordinary SilkSkin product line has shed an entirely
new light on skin care.
Bob began working as a make-up artist on a
variety of television programs, including shows hosted by Dean
Martin and Danny Thomas, and "Laugh-In." You can
see Bob Sidell's talent with a make-up brush on Kathleen
Turner, Joan Collins, Dolly Parton, Jacklyn
Smith, Heather Locklear, and Drew Barrymore among
Bob's first foray into skin care was in 1972
while working on the show, "The Waltons".
"I had children, ages six to 21, to make up," Bob recalls.
"Adolescent skin tends to be problem skin, so the most obvious solution
would have been to use heavier make-up. However, the show was supposed
to take place in the Appalachians in the '30's and the producers
insisted that the kids look absolutely natural."
"I started looking around for a good moisturizing
underbase, something which was thinner and smoother that they
could wear under their make-up and that wouldn't aggravate
skin problems. I found there was no such product available."
Taking matters into his own hands, Bob began working with
a chemist to develop an underbase that would meet his needs.
The resulting cream worked extremely well, not only for teenagers,
but also for actors and actresses of all age groups who saw
the incredible benefits of regular use, even at home. Word
spread among make-up artists and performers throughout the
Soon afterward Bob added a Cleanser and Toner to create the
now famous Five Minute Beauty System.
Bob recieves the St. Judes Children's Hospital Founder's Award
from Danny Thomas.
In 1985 a manufacturing plant was established and
Bob Sidell's SilkSkin was born. Through a rare combination of innovation,
science and hands on expertise, Bob has created an entire product
line that represents the best the cosmetic industry can offer.
In addition to his SilkSkin activities, Bob Sidell is a popular
and articulate speaker who gives beauty lectures and seminars around
the country on a regular basis. He is also very actively involved
with a number of charitable organizations including fund-raising
and donations for St. Judes Children's Hospital. In 1989 he was
honored by St. Judes Research Center with the distinguished Founders