Showing posts with label acne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label acne. Show all posts

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Save Space Without Compromising Services With A 2 in 1!

Utilizing your space is key when it comes to designing your room and your menu options. Taking advantage of a unit that allows you to offer more than one service can be a game changer for many.

The 2-in-1 Table Top Multi-Function Esthetics Unit - High Frequency + Galvanic offers the convenience of both High Frequency and Galvanic. Use the High Frequency step to clear up skin conditions such as acne. Galvanic provides deeper penetration of product and improvement in the vascular/lymphatic interchange in the area.

Want to maximize even more, take a look at some of the other multifunctions available!


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Product Spotlight: Coffee Espresso Reaffirming Mask

I love coffee. From drinking it, the smell of it and, of course, the amazing skin benefits. Chock full of antioxidants, coffee has been shown to aid in reducing acne, softening the appearance of fine lines along with helping draw out impurities from the skin.

The Coffee Espresso Reaffirming Mask from Leveen is a client favorite. Aside from all of the coffee benefit, this also helps restores moisture balance due to its outstanding water-binding capacity. Also contains soothing and softening sweet Peach fruit extract, Marine collagen, and Ascorbic acid. Great for all skin types, the skin is left feeling soft, smooth and glowing.

Available in single-use packs to help inventory control as well as bulk containers!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Night Time Skin Care

Sleep is essential for proper body and mind function and plays a vital role in cell repair and regeneration. Many tend to focus on what goes on your skin during the day to help protect from UV exposure, free radicals and maintaining moisture. How focused and educated are your clients on their night time skin care routine? The most common routine seems to be makeup removal, quick wash and maybe a spot treatment for acne or under eye cream before hopping into bed. 

Why not take it to the next level for clients with a product that can help retain moisture, smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leave your skin looking youthful and rested....all while they sleep!

Bioelements Sleepwear is a powerful overnight cream that can be used on dry to combination skin and is packed with the youth restoring goodness of calcium, retinol, peptides and cranberry seed oil. Clients have seen noticeable results in a short period time and all they have to do is remember to put it on before bed. Easily added into any night time routine, there is even a formula just for the hands


Friday, April 20, 2018

Product Of The Week: Blue LED Pulse Light Therapy for Acne

Acne is an ongoing concern for many spa clients across the world. From teenagers to adults, people are looking for effective, painless ways to treat acne. You can offer an easy add-on to your acne facials with the Blue LED Pulse Light Therapy for Acne by Meishida.
Several ground-breaking studies conducted by several medical groups in the United States and Europe have found that narrow-band, high-intensity light in the blue wavelength range can be a safe, gentle and effective approach to treating mild to moderate inflammatory acne. 

Unlike some acne treatments, blue light at specific wavelengths does not produce damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays which have been shown to cause skin damage, does not result in dryness or discomfort associated with topical acne medications and does not cause any known side effects. 

The advantages of Blue LED Pulse Light Acne Therapy include:

  • 100% Natural and Non-Invasive
  • Drug-free With No Adverse Side Effects
  • Safe For All Ages and Safe For Daily Use
  • Painless
  • Easily Administered
  • No Downtime
This portable device does not take up much space, is easy to use and is under $200 - this can pay for itself and then some quickly!


Friday, April 6, 2018

Product Of The Week: Spa Masters Beauty Scope - Put Your Clients On TV!

Showing your clients areas on their skin that may be congested or have other issues, is a powerful way to get them on a treatment routine.

Skin Scanners use black light and magnification to show skin imperfections that are undetectable with the naked eye.

Having the ability to show them on a larger screen, may make it easier for you to point out and explain the issues, and how you can help. The Spa Masters Beauty Scope Skin Magnifier Machine has the ability to be hooked up to a television, to make it that much more effective to your clients.  With three lens options, you have your choice of 1X, 50X, and 200X magnification - you can get right on in there if needed!

Looking to keep cash flow positive or just starting out, don't forget about financing options! Just a few treatments each month using the equipment can for your monthly payment!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Upgrade Your Facials

Are your facials in need of a boost? We have a great selection of targeted ampoules for all kinds of skin, that can work with many of the masks and facial products you are already using to create a custom facial experience for each client! They can also be used on their own for a simple and effective treatment for anti-aging, acne, brightening, and many more!




Vital C Ampoule
Three vitamin C ingredients (ascorbyl glucoside, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, and L-ascorbic acid) offer their benefits. Other vitamins are present in the formula such as vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate) and vitamin A (retinyl pamitate). Extracts of green tea, licorice, ginseng, calendula, and arnica tone, condition, and hydrate the skin. Vitamin C: 30%. pH: 3

Usage:
For all skin types.


Caviar Ampoule / 1 oz.
This caviar ampoule is an innovative emulsion-based product. It contains concentrated caviar extract to stabilize and improve the skin’s own repair mechanism and to treat existing atrophies. Caviar extract is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Each bottle comes with a 2 ml syringe, making it simple to apply the correct dosage. Sufficient for 15-20+ treatments. For professional use only. Made in Germany.

Usage:
The active ingredients can develop their greatest effect when concentrate is used prior to the appropriate mask. It can be massaged in by hand or used with the steamer.


Dr. Temt Collagen Treatment Ampoules / 5 Pack / 0.17 oz Each
Collagen is a type of protein found extensively throughout the body. It supports skin, muscles, internal organs, bone, and cartilage. Collagen works in tandem with elastin to give skin its texture, structure, and appearance. Free radical damage, Sun damage and the aging process cause collagen in the skin to deteriorate. As a cosmetic ingredient, Dr. Temt Collagen is derived from plant derivatives that act like collagen. It is an excellent water-binding agent and has been shown to have a direct effect on producing / building collagen in skin. Collagen improves the structure of cell tissue. The skins surface becomes smooth immediately, and the water content is regulated. The pH-range of this ampoule is below 7. This Ampoule can used immediately before any treatment mask to enhance results.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Product Of The Week: AquaBella Abrasion-Free Peeling Liquid Facial System

Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a fun and successful week!

The product of the week (and a new favorite of mine!), is the Abrasion-Free Peeling Liquid Facial System.  If you haven't yet heard of this game changing type of facial, or are familiar with the rather expensive alternative, now is the perfect time to take a look.

A major reason this has become one of the hottest new trends is how gentle it is while remaining effective. As effective as microdermabrasion, yet gentle enough to use on all skin types and ethnicity. Instead of blasting the face with crystals (or diamond burs), this uses only liquids.

What does this mean for your clients? No down time, no bruising and immediate results. Immediate results - your clients will see and feel a difference after ONE treatment. This results in packages for your business and glowing clients.

The Aqua Bella combines powerful vacuum technology and adjustable pulsation within a robust, excellent quality system for superior infusion results. Adjustable vacuum-massage allows cleansing and hydrating solutions to consistently unclog and gently cleanse pores, aqua-foliate dead skin cells, and extract keratin, sebum, blackheads, or other impurities. Simultaneously, the hydrolyzed treatment tips smoothly glide across the skin, dispersing and infusing solutions where the skin cells are regenerating.

One of my favorite things about this - extractions are less painful! Simply turn the suction up on the machine to extract! No more painful tools or pinching!

If you want to take your facials and business to the next level in the new year, hit the ground running with this portable powerhouse!

AquaBella Overview:

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Salt vs Sugar Scrubs

Aside from the obvious difference, do your clients know which would be better for their skin? Clients may not always know the same information we think they do, and could be using the wrong product for their skin type or dermatological concerns.

While both exfoliate the skin, sugar tends to be less abrasive, making it preferable for clients with sensitive skin and gentler for use on the face or newly waxed skin. Sugar scrubs also tend to be more hydrating for the skin.

Salt scrubs are more abrasive, which makes them excellent for exfoliating before body treatments, are great for reducing inflammation and since salt is known for antibacterial properties, making it good for acne.

From back bar to retail sizing, we've got effective, profitable and great smelling options for both salt and sugar so you can customize for your clients!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Product Of The Week: Indira Portable Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber

Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

This weeks featured product is the Indira Portable Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber by Silver Spa. A vital component to any facial, is a deep skin cleanse. Removing all of the dirt and debris from deep within the pores does not have to be a brutal process for clients, or for the technician.

The Indira utilizes 28,000 pulses of ultrasound per second to deep cleanse, exfoliate, massage, lift, and infuse water soluble products such as Vitamin C deep into the skin. This makes it an excellent alternative to microdermabrasion and gentle enough to use on clients with sensitive skin. Since you have the choice of what to use as a gliding agent, you can select ampoules to customize the facial to each client.

Here are some key reasons why skin scrubbers are so popular:

Benefits of Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber:
Improves appearance of Acne
Removes Blackheads
Diminishes Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Improves Collagen and Elastin production for Firming and Tightening
Allows for Deeper Penetration of Skin Care Products

Skin scrubbers are safe for a wide variety of skin types, including skin with:

Sensitive Skin
Rosacea
Acne
Aging Skin

If you're not already using a skin scrubber, I highly recommend checking them out!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Give Your Masques A Boost!


Do you have a masque you love, but just wish it was easier to remove after the treatment is done? Or maybe you would love if it had some additional benefits specific to your skin type?

Pure Spa Direct offers these great booster gels that infuse the masques you already have with great additional benefits such as Collagen, Acne fighting ingredients, and even skin soothing blends for sensitive skin! In addition, these booster gels transform the masque into a single sheet for easy, mess-free removal!




This Collagen Elastin Transforming Mask Booster Gel is a versatile collagen-rich gel that can be mixed into a powdered mask as a booster, applied for post-laser or hair removal services to help calm the skin, used with IPL and laser treatments as a conductor gel, and used with high frequency machines. Translucent and colorless. 20 fl. oz.






This unique Acne Transforming Mask Booster Gel turns any soft mask into a sheet mask, allowing it to be removed in one piece! It can also be used as a mask itself, to enhance the effect of a peel, as a massage gel, or with laser, radio frequency, high frequency, and microcurrent treatments.

This acne-fighting blend contains active ingredients like enzyme-rich ice algae extract to specifically target acne and provide additional moisturizing benefits, leaving a healthier-looking complexion. 20 fl. oz.


This Sensitive Transforming Mask Booster Gel turns any soft mask into a sheet mask, allowing it to be removed in one piece! It can also be used as a mask itself, to enhance the effect of a peel, as a massage gel, or with laser, radio frequency, high frequency, and microcurrent treatments.

This special formula was created specifically for sensitive skin; it contains gentle, skin-soothing ingredients such as chamomile, aloe, and luxurious silk protein for a soft, supple complexion. Translucent light yellow. 20 fl. oz.

Ideal For: All Skin Types, Sensitive Skin, Irritated Skin

3 Ways to Use Mask Booster Gels:

  1. Add to modeling masks to rubberize for easy cleanup. Peel off with no mess!

           - Mix 4 pumps of gel with 4 scoops of mask powder and stir it in a bowl.
           - Apply the paste onto the skin with a spatula.
           - Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
           - Rinse with warm water
 
      2. Apply gel directly to skin for calming after laser treatments or hair removal.
   
      3. Use as a conductor gel with high frequency, radio frequency skin tightening machines,                        ultrasonic, micro-current, galvanic equipment, IPL and laser treatments for targeted
          performance.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butter Your Clients Up With Shea Butter

Looking to tighten up your spending, without sacrificing anything in your services? When was the last time you took a look at shea butter?

Did you just go, "oooh shea butter, I used to use/love that a few years ago"? You're not alone! The secret weapon of some savvy spas for years has been shea butter.

Chock full of oleic acid, a super hydrating fatty acid, shea butter should be in every room, station and on every trolley. It's also one of the most versatile products I can think of, as it can be used in almost any service. Use it an add on to any service you offer, it is great for retailing, and can be used as a carrier base for essential oils.

Clients with sensitive skin? Shea butter is gentle enough for even acne prone clients.

Not sure what services it can be easily incorporated in to? Here are a few to get your thoughts moving like butter:

Hair: can be used in/as a hair mask, can be used as an add on for a scalp massage (give clients a choice of essential oil to add in as well) to any other service

Massage: can be used as a carrier for essential oils, blends well with other oils like coconut and jojoba for a ridiculously luxurious feel.

Facials: helps promote elasticity, helps fade age spots and of course, it's been rumored to be a favorite of Cleopatra to keep her skin looking young and glowing

Body Treatments: slather this on your clients with a mylar blanket for a heavenly body wrap, use after a body scrub or dry brushing treatment, mix in an abrasive of your choice (salt, sugar, raw ingredients etc) for a cost effective and hydrating scrub

Nails: you can use this as a lotion or add in sugar or salt for a scrub

Sometimes the simplest of things can have the biggest impact for your clients, and your bottom line. Shea butter is high on that list!





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Menu Spotlight: Back Acne Be Gone!!!

Since this is the season of dare to bare, people want their skin as flawless as possible without having to spend a fortune. If you have clients with back acne, this is a great, affordable (yet cost AND time effective for your business!) treatment to test out in your Summer menu.

Back Masque - think of a clever name to fit your menu theme/style!

In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of marine fango with 4-6 drops of eucalyptus oil. Prep your bed for a body treatment, placing a protective covering on. Place a heating pad set on low on the table, so that it will line up under the client's back area. Spread a layer of the masque on to a disposable pad, and place on the heating pad. You can also apply the masque to the client's back with a body brush, and have them lie down on the disposable pad and heating pad.

If you've up sold the client into services to be done at the same time, begin those will the client is laying on the masque.

Once the other services have been completed, remove the back masque with warm, damp towels.

Take a look at some information and ideas for add on treatments to up sell, here.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Starter Skin Care Kit by Amber Products!

Looking for a new skincare line to bring in for your clients? Amber Products launched their skincare starter kit which has everything from cleansers and toners to day and night creams. It's got everything needed to maintain your clients skin.

The Skincare Starter Kit by Amber Products includes:

(3) Classic Cleansers
(3) Silky Cream Cleansers
(3) Corrective Cleansers
(3) Soothing Effects Toner
(3) Cooling Cucumber Toners
(3) Rapid Repair Toners
(3) Botanical Scrubs
(3) Bamboo Scrubs
(3) Pineapple Exfoliators
(3) Anti-Oxidant Moisturizers
(3) Collagen Revival Creams
(3) Corrective Day Creams
(3) Retinol Recovery Night Creams
(3) Ultra Silk Eye Creams
(3) Collagen Lip Therapy
(3) Lash and Brow Serums
(3) Unique C Serums
(3) Shelf Talkers
(3) Stands

It includes products for normal skin, acne prone skin and for anti aging!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bring The Sea To Your Spa!

Seaweed has a plethora of mineral rich properties that are amazing for the skin! It is also known for soothing skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and even psoriasis. This time of year is perfect for bringing a Seaweed Wrap Treatment into your spa! Having your clients immersed in a hydrating and nourishing seaweed body wrap can do wonders. Aside from healing skin conditions, seaweed is also slimming, and not to mention super relaxing!

Need help getting started?! We have an amazing, and super popular Slimming Seaweed Body Wrap Treatment Kit that has all of the tools you need to incorporate this treatment into your spa. It includes a gallon of Seaweed Gel, a bowl, a body brush, and even a thermal blanket for your clients. Bring the sea to your spa with this popular treatment!

Friday, December 16, 2016

January Is National Oatmeal Month!

I love reading all of the fun 'national month/day of' for each month, some of them are pretty out there! For us and your clients, it's all about calming oatmeal!

Oats/oatmeal is awesome for calming dry, irritated skin. From oatmeal scrubs to baths, there's something for everyone!

For making your own fresh masks and scrubs, take a look at Organic OatsOat Straw Cut and Oatmeal Powder.  Check out some poultice bags to make oatmeal baths for some relaxing comfort!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

You Say Tomato, I Say Clean Skin


It may sound strange at first, however, the tomato is excellent for aiding with congested skin!

The delicious little red fruit is chock full of lycopene, which has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant. If you're looking for a unique treatment to offer your clients, bring in a tomato mask!








Here is a quality and cost effective one sure to intrigue your clients! At under $5 per mask, you can incorporate these into a facial with nice profits!

Fruit Collagen Mask - Tomato Pore Decongesting Mask 

Make a theme of it...offer fresh tomato salads, Bloody Mary options on the weekends (alcohol optional!) or fresh juice blends that have tomato as an ingredient! Creativity is key!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Back To School Specials!

We're in the midst of enjoying the summer, and school seems to have just let out however, summer will be winding down and before you know it, kids will be heading back to school.

Do you offer any special back to school services or incentives to boost sales? Aside from the usual end of summer hydrating body treatments, why not offer "school specials" like back or teen facials?

Everyone wants to look and FEEL their best on the first day of anything, especially the first day of school. Talking to parents about the benefits of skin care and skin health for their kids should be happening in more spas. It's never too soon to take care of your skin or to get your kids into a great skin care routine.

For high school and college kids, why not offer a special rate on specific services when they show their school id?

Need some product ideas? Here are some products that are always best sellers this time of year:

Acne Modeling Mask by Martinni
Fruit Collagen Mask - Kiwi Fruit Acne Clearing Mask
Tabletop Multiwave LED Light Therapy - LED Treatments in 7 Wavelengths
Quasar Led For Acne
Control Corrective Acne Line
Clarifying Lotion Toner by Endear Skin Care Solutions
Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud - everyone should have this on hand for services and retail!

Give us a shout by phone, email or live chat for more ideas as well!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sulfur: Smells Gross, Looks Amazing!

I know what you're thinking! Sulfur is definitely one of those products that smells awful, but you really can't deny it's benefits! If you were unaware of this smelly element's amazing effects in the skin, look no further. I'm sure you regularly deal with clients who suffer from acne. They probably come into your spa desperate, looking for an alternative to products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid if those are too harsh, or have failed them. Enter sulfur! It has been gaining popularity as an anti-acne treatment in spas and beauty products lately, and I must say I'm pretty excited! We just got in these amazing new masks containing sulfur - our Sulfur Anti-Inflamatory Soft Masks! This effective yet gentle treatment leaves skin with a smooth, silky, ultra-fine texture without a greasy after-feel. It helps to maintain the clarity and ideal condition of normal skin and prevents the build-up of oil and other impurities in the pores that can cause the pores to dilate excessively - a dream mask for your clients suffering from acne!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Why Face Pumice Is As Fierce As RuPaul

The newest addition to the Pure Spa Direct family is the amazing Control Corrective Medicated Pumice Wash. Tell your clients to throw away all their drugstore blemish control face washes and put this in their hands.

The medicated pumice wash has granules to help gently exfoliate the skin, pulling dirt and debris from the pores, killing bacteria without stripping or irritating the skin. This is also an excellent wash to prep the skin for treatment. Effectively removes oil and makeup from the skin leaving a fresh clean surface ready to absorb product!


It's available in a 4 ml sample size, 2 oz, 6.7 oz and 18 oz for use in services.
You can give samples out to clients to try at home, use it in services and retail it successfully!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let's Talk: Hyperpigmentation

What's the second most popular reason people seek a dermatologist after acne? You would think it's for scar removal, or even help with anti-aging, but according to an article I recently read, hyperpigmentation comes next! Espeically with summer in full swing, I'm sure a lot of your clients are suffering from this skin condition. Although usually deemed harmless, this pesky skin discoloration can be bothersome, and I'm sure your clients definitely want a quick fix. Before we get into ways we can help your clients, let's talk a little more about what hyperpigmentation is and what some of its causes are.

Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which patches of the skin become darker than the other surrounding areas. The darkening usually occurs due to an excess of melanin forming deposits in the skin. The reason can also be from excessive UV ray exposure, pregnancy and other hormonal conditions, and even genetic predisposition. As I mentioned before, hyperpigmentation is usually harmless, but it can definitely be an annoyance to some of your clients. Looking to incorporate hyperpigmentation treatments into your spa? Look no further! We have great products that can help your clients with this condition.


If you haven't heard of Oxygen Botanicals yet, your're definitely missing out! This high end skincare line is the very first line infused with pure oxygen that isn't chemically derived. The blend of oxygen alongside antioxidants they incorporate into their products makes them a unique and beneficial blend for all skin types. They have a great Hyperpigmentation Serum that could be used alongside your facials, or even retailed to your customers who want a long-term treatment.





If you're new to treating hyperpigmentation, or are just getting started with your spa business, we have a great Hyperpigmentation Facial Kit by Ayur-Medic Skincare that has everything you'll need! Included in this kit is two cleaners, and enzyme peel, pigment relief gel, resurfacing toner, a pigment relief antioxidant mask, and even sunblock for preventive measure!




For your clients who are looking for a hyperpigmentation treatment other than serums and topicals, or an additional therapy to go alongside them, you should definitely look into Lumiderm LED Light Therapy if you haven't already. It's a non-invasive LED light therapy that addresses skin concerns such as hyperpoigmentation. The green light is especially great for hyperpigmentation treatments. This particular colored light increases lymphatic flow to evacuate waste and stimulate cellular growth and healing. Help your clients tackle the second most common skin condition at your spa with our products!