Jonathan Berlent & Nancy Duitch backstage at Daytime Beauty Awards
As former Skincare honoree Kate Somerville said, it's important to honor and place the spotlight on women in business and the beauty industry.
Renowned entrepreneur Nancy Duitch was honored at the 3rd annual Daytime Beauty Awards with The Breakthrough Award for her creation of Sera Labs. The Chief Business Officer at CURE Pharmaceutical, Jonathan Berlent presented the achievement to Nancy.
"We have all noticed the trend of CBD beauty products. But there is one in particular that we are here to celebrate. When I met Nancy Duitch, I knew that Sera Labs needed to be a part of the Cure Pharmaceutical’s family," Berlent said in his speech.
The award show recognizes science behind beauty and spotlights health and wellness professionals in the fields of dentistry, medicine, health and fitness, aesthetics, skincare, color and styling, cannabis, beauty innovation and more. OmegaXL by Great HealthWorks served as the event’s title sponsor. The award statuette, better known as the ‘Holly,’ was designed by Christopher Guy.
Danielle Lauder, actress, entrepreneur and the great-granddaughter of Estée Lauder, officiated as the Ambassador for this year’s Daytime Beauty Awards. The 2021 honorees included: Paula Abdul (Outstanding Achievement in Health), Dr. Moncef Slaoui, former Chief Scientist for the U.S. government’s Covid vaccine development effort (Special Tribute Award), Chris Appleton (Outstanding Achievement in Fitness), Gary Archer (Outstanding Achievement in Dentistry), Dr. Stafford Broumand (Outstanding Achievement in Aesthetics), Dr. Andrew Caster (Outstanding Achievement in Medicine), Tracey Cunningham (Outstanding Achievement in Color and Styling), Michaeline DeJoria for John Paul Mitchell Systems (Brand of the Year), Nancy Duitch and Nicole Kidman for Sera Labs (The Breakthrough Award), Gary Trudell for Custom Comfort Mattress (The Sleeping Beauty Award), Rea Ann Silva for Beautyblender (Tool of the Year), Erica Skynn for Derm7 (The Innovation Award) and Imelda Walavalkar & Tracy Anderson (The Zen Award for Pure Beauty).
The 2021 presenters included: Jonathan Berlent, Tommy Chong, Regina Hall, Richard Halpern as Austin Powers, Chelsea Harris, Cheryl Hines, Karen & William Lauder, Kurt Rambis, Cesar Deleon Ramirez, Ogema Larry Romanelli, Melissa Rue, Halston Sage, Jordin Sparks, Kitty-Blu & Billy Appleton, and Dr. Jeffrey Tucker.
With over 30 years of experience, Nancy has founded and developed several businesses from start-up to public companies. A leader in the consumer products industry, the founder and CEO of Sera Labs is a self-made woman.
It was no surprise when Nancy created Sera Labs in 2018, a cutting-edge CBD based anti-aging beauty line for women and men of all ages. The line's natural, high-quality ingredients and holistic products positioned Sera Labs® as a trusted leader in the health, wellness, and beauty sectors.
Nancy on the carpet and on stage
Nancy’s goal was to sell within two years, so in 2020, she sought a partner who would raise the company to the next level. She met Rob Davidson co-founder of Zicam, a subsidiary of CURE Pharmaceuticals. After a few meetings, Nancy Duitch, struck a deal with Rob and became Chief Strategic Officer of CURE Pharmaceutical. That same year, she met award-winning actress Nicole Kidman; the first, Sera Labs' strategic business partner and global brand ambassador. Together, they co-created Seratopical Revolution skincare.
This year’s event featured a silent auction and cocktails followed by a luncheon and the award ceremony. The Daytime Beauty Awards benefits Helen Woodward Animal Center for their efforts 24/7, 365 days a year rescuing animals of all kinds from natural disasters, providing healthcare and forever homes.