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With Venture to Benefit Research, Nicole Paxson Gives the Face of Lupus a Makeover

Nicole Paxson knows firsthand that beauty goes beyond skin-deep. Since age 12, she has coped with severe sun sensitivity, the characteristic lupus-related red "butterfly rash" across her nose and cheeks, and rounds of chemotherapy to quiet the disease. Today, Nicole is fighting back by creating a line of cosmetics that helps women—no matter what challenges they've faced—regain confidence in the way they look.

Lupus LA presented Nicole and her mother Marla with its “Women of Achievement” award at the Bag Ladies Lupus Luncheon in 2007 in recognition of the mother-daughter’s many years of dedication to funding novel research through Lupus LA’s research partner, the Lupus Research Institute. With Nicole Paxson Cosmetics, Nicole is furthering her contribution to finding a cure by pledging to donate a percentage of all proceeds to lupus and skin disorder research.

“I think it’s important that we all join forces to support the researchers who are fighting for a better understanding of everything lupus encompasses. Hopefully, the support of their research will bring us closer to a cure for this disease that affects so many people.”
– Nicole Paxson

Nicole’s unique line includes high-coverage powder, cream and liquid foundation, bronzer, and concealer. Products have a minimum SPF of 15 (powder) to 30 (most foundations) with protection against both UVA and UVB sunlight radiation. To view and purchase the complete product line, visit


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