When FOF Susie Hadas turned 47, she experienced one of her first hot flashes while in conversation with a co-worker. Susie, a former IT consultant was quite uncomfortable and began moving the hair away from her neck and playing with the collar of her shirt. The bizarre behavior led her 28-year-old co-worker to ask Susie if she was flirting with him. “I said, ‘I’m old enough to be your mother!’” says Susie. “I’m just having a hot flash! Can we get back to business over here?”
The embarrassing experience with her work colleague made Susie realize she needed to find a quick solution. “I was having a meltdown, both literally and figuratively,” says Susie. She tried multiple products–some she felt were too “risky” whereas others simply didn’t work. Susie realized that there was a “ridiculous gaping hole in the market.”
So, in 2007, she created her own–coldfront, a “personal cooling system,” including two chilly palm packs that stay soft at sub-zero temperatures and fit in a chic sunglass-sized case.
“The moment you feel a hot flash coming on, take a palm pack out of the case and apply it wherever you need it…Relief will be immediate,” says the product website. The packs stay cold for the average length of a hot flash, and the case re-cools them within 20 minutes after each use.
Susie says that beyond hot flashes, many of her customers have reported other uses for coldfront including soothing the skin post-cosmetic surgery and cooling hot flashes associated with cancer medications.
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