Showing posts with label Sunscreen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunscreen. Show all posts

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sunscreen - Not Just for Skin

When you hear sunscreen, I'm sure you and a lot of your clients automatically associate it with protecting the skin. I came across an interesting article recently that addressed if UV rays can damage nails. The answer was quite surprising! Frequent exposure to the sun can actually have damaging effects on nails which could potentially be permanent. This in part is due to the fact that the skin in the nail bed is very sensitive and thin.

Do you have any products that can help protect your client's skin from the damaging effects of UV rays? If not, we have a great product from Orly that you can incorporate in your manicures, especially during the summer months! 





Orly Sunscreen for Nails is a great UV Protection Top Coat that protects nails from UV Rays. This polish can be incorporated into your manicures, or even retailed to your clients!





Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunscreen 101

Summer is in full swing, and many of your clients will be out swimming, hiking, vacationing and enjoying the warmth outside! While everyone knows they need to protect their skin, and sunblock is a highly effective solution, are your clients educated on the different types of sunblock? We have a broad range of skin protection at Pure Spa Direct to choose from! See the different types below.

Many sunscreens work by either absorbing, reflecting, or scattering light. Some use chemicals that combine with the skin to protect it from UV rays while others use naturally occurring minerals. I'm sure you have a variety of different clients who are sensitive to chemicals and are looking for a more natural solution to protect their skin from the sun, while others are content with the more traditional, chemical based sunblocks they know and love. Either way, why not carry a variety of types to retail in your spa? You'll be protecting your clients from damaging their skin while increasing profits for your business during the summer months!

Classic Sunscreen

The first type of sunscreen I'm sure most of your clients are familiar with is classic, or chemical based sunscreen. Classic sunscreens use chemically active ingredients that are designed to absorb and dissipate UVA/UVB rays. We have a great selection to choose from!


Our Advanced Sun Resistance SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Formula from June Jacobs is a great, high end sunscreen your clients will love. Paraben and preservative free, this blend of full spectrum chemical UV protectors is specially designed to protect delicate skin from sunburn and UV damage. 






Another great traditional sunscreen is our Sun Therape Moisturizer with SPF 35. It provides super absorbent hydration while helping to repair and protect skin from UVB and UVA exposure. The bonus is that it's also formulated with Pharmagel's exclusive Photosome Reconstructive Complex which can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your clients! 





Mineral Sunscreen

The other type of sunscreen is mineral based, which uses active ingredients like Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to scatter and reflect UVA/UVB rays. This is ideal for your clients who are prefer to use more naturally derived products on their skin.


One of our best selling mineral based sunscreen is our BurnOut 18.6% Zinc Oxide Sunblock. I love it! It's great for clients who have sensitive skin. Generally, mineral based sunscreens go on chalky or white, but this formula goes on clear. It's also biodegradable, ocean-safe, petroleum-free and paraben-free!







Another great chemical-free sunscreen we carry is Our SPF 30 Sunblock by Ayur-Medic Skincare. Derived of nano zinc oxide, linoleic acid, glycine and tocopheryl acetatet, it uses the latest nano-technology to protect the skin from premature aging caused by exposure to UV light. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Get Retail Ready for Memorial Day Weekend 2015!

The unofficial start of summer is this weekend, and I couldn't be more excited! But is your salon retail ready for Memorial Day Weekend? I'm sure you'll be busy with clients coming in to get their hair done, last minute manicures and pedicures, and of course waxing and tanning services. Running low on retail products? If so - don't worry.. I have you covered!


Most likely than not, many of your clients are hitting the beach this weekend for Memorial Day Festivities, and sunblock is an obvious essential! Do you carry our Burn Out Sunblock yet? It's water resistant and made with all natural ingredients for your clients who need some on the go!







Stock your spa up with some hydrating Aloe Vera Body Butter by Cuccio Naturales for your clients to hydrate their sun kissed skin! This cream lasts five times longer than ordinary lotion and come in a great 8 oz. retail size.








Are your clients looking for a product that will enhance their tan and even add shimmer? Our Dancing With The Stars Dazzle Shimmering Mist is great for that! They can even use it in their hair for additional glitz.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mid-Summer Sun Protection for Your Clients

We are approaching the end of July and we still have plenty of summertime sunshine left! This is a great time to remind your clients about the importance of sun protection and offer some new sunscreen items. The new Sun Therape Moisturizers with SPF 35 by Pharmagel is a perfect sun protection retail item at this point in the summer because they not only protect the skin from UVA and UVB exposure, but they also help repair skin that has been exposed since summer started, as well as provide super absorbent hydration to dry skin they may be experiencing now.

The Sun Therape Moisturizers with SPF 35 are available in 3 types:


The Sun Therape Moisturizers with SPF 35 are formulated with Pharmagel's exclusive Photosome Reconstructive Complex™ to boost effectiveness, it helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sunscreen and antioxidant ingredients provide a daily barrier that pampers skin while guarding from environmental damage. This advanced anti-aging protective body moisturizer is an ideal daily treatment because it is super absorbent and dries quickly to a silky finish.



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Even Wolverine Isn't Immune To Sun Damage

I missed the first announcement in November that Hugh Jackman discovered he had skin cancer! He apparently had a mark on his nose that turned out to be basal cell carcinoma; he just announced earlier this month that it has returned. He is now advocating not only getting any new/unusual marks checked out, but that EVERYONE use sunscreen.

Many people I speak with still adhere to the "not me" philosophy when it comes to skin cancer. I hear the "I don't go in the sun enough for it to matter" or "I don't burn so I don't have to worry". Men seem to refuse to wear sunscreen like a child refuses to eat broccoli.. It's astonishing how many guys I talk to that just plain don't wear it and don't seem to care. It's not until someone they know or a celebrity they admire develops it that they take a serious look at their use (or lack thereof) of sunscreens.


For those who aren't sun worshipers, you're not completely in the clear. According to Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association (his company provides window films which offer additional protection from the sun's harmful rays), the rays coming in through the window can still cause skin and eye damage. This includes the windows in your home/office and also your car windows. Think of the tan your left arm gets driving on sunny days!

Know your SPF, as they are not all created equal! There is an informative article on the differences in sunscreen here. There are also some great tips from the American Academy of Dermatology on staying sun safe.

Always be sure to wear sunscreen daily, even if you aren't going to be in direct sunlight - it doesn't take a sunburn for the harmful rays to cause damage. Also, be sure to have a line of sunscreen on hand to retail to your clients. You are in the perfect position to advise them on the dangers of sun damage and advocate sunscreen.

Stock up now on some BurnOut 18.6% Zinc Oxide Sunblock / SPF 32 for Sensitive Skin and BURNOUT SPF 32 Lip Balms!

Everyone feels great with a tan, offer your clients a safe way to achieve a healthy natural glow!

Advocate sun safety and boost revenue by offering sunless tanning! Check out our top of the line selection of sunless tanning solutions, equipment, body care retail line, and money saving bundles in the Sunless Store!

Consider yourself your clients' skin care superhero!









Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bring Dry, Lifeless Hands Back to Life! - Importance of Skincare for the Hands

One of the most overlooked parts of the body when it comes to skincare is the hands. While we all focus on facial and body skincare, we often neglect the hands. The hands are the one body part that is exposed the most to the sun and harsh climates - almost as much as the face. Skincare of the hands is an important part of the overall health of your skin and you'll want to remember treat them just as you would any other part of the body.

In harsh weather conditions, the skin on the hands can become dry and rough. The winter is starting to slowly disappear and this is a great time to offer hand repair treatments. You can offer them as specials and/or add on services also! It is a good idea to recommend at home night treatments to your clients and offer retail items for that as well. Treatment of the hands should include exfoliation, moisturizing, protection and prevention to maintain healthy skin. Keep in mind that it is super important to exfoliate, as the dead skin cells will prevent any moisture treatments from being more effective.

Exfoliation - Exfoliating is best 2-3 times a week.
Exfoliating Hand Masque / 1 Lb. Bulk by uQ (UQ-1B)
Lavender Hand Scrub / 13 oz. by Amber Products (AP103)
Cuccio Naturale Sugarcane Vanilla Bean & Sugar Scrub for Hands, Feet & Body 19.5 oz.
CND Citrus Moisture Scrub / 32 oz.

Moisturizing and Treatments
June Jacobs Spa Collection Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Hand and Foot Cream - 100 mL. / 3.4 fl. oz.
June Jacobs Spa Collection Cellular Intensive Cuticle Recovery Cream - 105 grams / 3.7 oz.
Green Tea /Peppermint Calming Hand Masque / 13 oz. by Amber Products (AP108)
Collagen Hand Mask / 24 Karat Gold / 1 Pair
Collagen Crystal Hand Mask / 24 Pack by For Pro
CND Citrus Illuminating Mask / 13.3 oz.
Paraffin Treatments
Cotton Gloves

Protection and Prevention
CUCCIO NATURALE Papaya Green Tea Environmental Hand Protection Lotion / 32 oz.
BurnOut 18.6% Zinc Oxide Sunblock / SPF 32 for Sensitive Skin / 3 oz
SPF 30 Sunblock / Untinted / 2.5 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare (AM32R)
Protective Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / 1.6 fl. oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection (JJMS1O3R)

Healthy Hands are Happy Hands (and Happy Clients!!)  =)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sun Damaged Skin---Prevention Is Key

I just read an article that referenced a study done at the University of Michigan Medical School that shows skin damage starts after just two daily exposures to a low amount of ultraviolet A1, or UVA1, light. These two lights are the ones our skin is exposed to every day and also the same that's in tanning beds.

TWO DAYS!?! It's never been a secret that certain UV rays are bad, obviously tanning beds are not a great choice either but I never realized how quickly the damage can occur. I used to hear people at the gym always proclaim they only went in the tanning bed for 10 minutes every day so they weren't concerned about skin damage...think again!!!

I know I sound like a broken record here but educating your clients is such a crucial aspect to the service you provide. Making them aware of the potential dangers and damages they (and their skin) may come across as well as providing preventative options and solutions are all key points to remember.

Now, sunscreen/sunblock isn't a kryptonite shield against UV lights however they are necessary in the battle for healthy skin.

Here are some great retail products to offer your clients as you educate them:

BurnOut 18.6% Zinc Oxide Sunblock / SPF 32 for Sensitive Skin / 3 oz
Advanced Sun Resistance SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Formula / 8.0 fl. oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection
Protective Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / 8.0 fl. oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection 
Sunblock SPF 30 / 50 mL. by Amber Products
Sunblock SPF 30 / 32 oz. by Amber Products - this can be used as an add on to your facial services!

Don't forget the lips!!!

BURNOUT SPF 32 Lip Balms / 0.15 oz.

Another great way to help your client's avoid UV ray damage and boost your bottom line is to offer sunless tanning! Check out our world renowned line of spray tan solutions and equipment at the Sunless Store! Everything you need in one convenient spot and if you have questions, give us a call!! We love to talk spray tans!!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Keep Your Clients' Skin Protected and Hydrated with June Jacobs!

It's summertime and your clients and their skin are being exposed a lot more to the sun's harsh effects! We all know that SPF is super IMPORTANT when being outside in the sun and obviously this time of year, the exposure is way more often. So, the amazing June Jacobs line has some great products that contain SPF that you can incorporate in your summer spa treatments at the end before they go out into the sun, or you can also retail them to insure that their skin is always protected.


June Jacobs Spa Collection -& With SPF!

Not only is caring for the skin before sun exposure important, after sun care should not be neglected! Especially for days when your clients forget to re-apply their sunscreen and are starting to show signs of irritation and sunburn. A great product from June Jacobs you can offer your clients is the June Jacobs After Sun Hydrator. It is a luxurious lotion that contains the moisturizing benefits of Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil with Iricalmin (which helps regenerate the protective lipid layer of damaged skin). The After Sun Hydrator calms the visible signs of sunburn and irritation, while reducing peeling.

As always, the June Jacobs products are free of Preservatives, Parabens, Synthetic Dyes, Fragrance, Petrochemicals, and Sulfates.

Your clients will keep coming back to you for these great June Jacobs products for all their long summer days!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rice For Hair And Skin Beauty!

Rice Bran Oil is becoming more and more popular in the skin and hair care industry.  Use of Rice Bran Oil originated in Japan and today the highest compliment a Japanese woman can receive is "nika bijin" which means "a rice bran beauty".  Japanese woman have used it for centuries to help smooth out wrinkles as well as provide a slight amount of sunscreen protection.  So why not start taking some of their secrets and use it on your clients?

Oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice, Rice Bran Oil is considered to be hypoallergenic.  It protects collagen and elastin which plays a large part in maintaining the suppleness of your skin.  Just like our skin, our hair can be damaged by ultraviolet rays.  The sun's rays can oxidize hair and cause dryness and color damage. The oryzanol in rice bran oil blocks ultraviolet rays and protects it from free radicals.  Another major part of rice bran oil is the high amount of Vitamen E.   It can help seal dry ends and prevent hair loss from breakage.

This oil is perfect for any service you offer at your spa or salon.  It is a great oil to use for massages, post facials or hair treatments.  Because of its small molecule structure it is faster and easier penetration without the oil being greasy.  Here at Pure Spa Direct we have both Rice Bran Oil and Rice Bran Powder for you to use as a massage lotion, direct facial or hair treatments or to include in your own homemade creams, lotions or other beauty concoctions.  The cosmetic companies are starting to include this oil in their products, so why not include it in your services?

         

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summertime and Playing it safe! Read on For Sun Safe Tips and Sun Protections

Although we all know that we are supposed to protect our skin year round from sun damage, summer is a crucial time to pay more attention to keeping your skin safe. People generally spend way more time in the sun during the summer months than any other season. So to break it down for you, this is how it goes. UV rays (meaning UVB and UVA) can lead to premature aging, uneven pigmentation. age spots/skin blemishes, weakened immune system, and skin cancer. I don't know about you, but that is definitely enough for me to start thinking smarter about protecting my skin! UVB rays are the culprits for the sunburn you get and UVB rays are responsible for the long term damaging effects. So you want to use a sunblock that blocks BOTH kinds of rays.

Some safe sun tips:
  • Try to avoid or limit your time in the sun between 10am and 4pm, as that is when the sun rays are at their strongest!
  • Obviously, use sunblock every time your outdoors..even when its cloudy! About 80% of rays hit earth on cloudy days!
  • You also should choose an SPF of 15 or higher. 30 or higher is even better! SPF 15 blocks 92% of harmful rays, as SPF 30 blocks 96%
  • Apply your sunblock around 20 minutes before sun exposure, as that is how long it takes to process.
  • AVOID TANNING BEDS!!
  • Also, wearing wide brimmed hats, sunglasses, and covering up are great ways to protect yourself.
  • And please, please do not forget to REAPPLY!! Even water resistant types only protect you for 40 minutes during exposure to water. So reapply after swimming, sweating, and toweling off to ensure your still protected.
Check out some of these great suggestions for sun protection:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Smart Kind of Burn Out...

Finding a good sun screen is nearly impossible! It either smells bad, doesn't blend in, goes on greasy and white, or all of the above. Finally after years of painful sunburns, uneven and embarrassing tan lines, I have finally found a sunscreen line that is perfect in every way! BurnOut sunscreen products are the best I have ever tried. On top of being environmentally friendly, they go on and blend evenly, without leaving a white greasy mess all over my body and never runs into my eyes! I have been in the ocean for over 4 hours and have been fully protected and sunburn free when I apply BurnOut Products! I have never felt so protected from the sun and that is one big relief!

I love the whole BurnOut Product Line, but my absolute favorite is there NEW biodegradable, chemical-free Zinc Oxide Sunblock SPF 32 with 18.6% Zinc Oxide. It is by far the most amazing sunblock product on the market. It provides complete UVA / UVB broad-spectrum protection with no chemical UV absorbers. This environmentally safe product is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, ocean-safe, PABA-free and Petroleum-Free. It is specially formulated with plankton extract, aloe vera and antioxidant vitamins C & E, to refresh, revive and replenish sun-damaged skin. This product is not only perfect for personal use, but also as a great retail product. BurnOut sunblock is such a effortless selling product because of the undeniable befits it offers. It is excellent for applying post chemical peels, microdermabrasion or laser treatment, plus it doubles as a sunscreen and a moisturizer! Research shows that Zinc offers the best protection from the sun, and with the 18.6% Zinc Oxide, I trust BurnOuts sunblock for myself, my friends and my kids! Good for you, good for your clients, and good for the environment, how many products can achieve that?

I also love the BurnOut SPF 32 Lip Balms, they come in 3 delicious flavors, Banana, Orange and Coconut. BurnOut's Lip Balms are made with Parsol 1789 (avobenzone), and are all waterproof, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, Petroleum-free, and PABA-free. They are enriched with Virgin Hemp Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, and vitamins A & E to protect and soothe weather-damaged lips. A great product all year round.

When it comes to thinking of yourself, your clients and our environment think BurnOut, the brand that protects your skin and benefits your business!