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

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!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mud - Making The World A Better Place One Person At A Time!

Pretty drastic statement there, right?!?

It's the truth, in a way :) When we look our best, we feel our best which in turn tends to make us happier people. Happy people make the world a better place - here's where the mud comes in!

I'm sure you've noticed over the last few years, the natural movement is still growing. Clients are concerned about ingredients and the chemicals going in or on their bodies. Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud is a 100% natural mud that happens to be the most mineral rich mud on the market today!

You can use the Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud in facials, body wraps and even nail services! It is great for exfoliating and detoxifying the skin - it's gentle enough where it does not dry out the skin either! This is is especially important for clients with sensitive skin!

The lavender peppermint blends have been flying out of the warehouse this month! It smells wonderful and the peppermint adds the slightest tingling feeling that is amazing! As an added bonus, they make retail sized muds and soaps that are also great for gifts, packages and giveaways!



Friday, June 13, 2014

Size Does Matter...Pore Size That Is

In a recent article on Skin Inc, there was an article about a study done by L'OrĂ©al Paris where they found 45% of the women polled were concerned with pore size. A whopping 28% were more concerned with pore size than wrinkles!  Apparently this is such a wide spread and common concern, dermatologists have been calling it "porexia" (clever)

Are you advising clients on the best way for their skin type to be cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing? Many people may think they only need to wash and moisturize to keep their pores clean. While this is better than nothing, all 4 steps are vital to keeping pores clean and the skin looking fresh and healthy.

While pore size is mainly genetic, oil, dirt and dead skin cells can all clog them. When pores get clogged they become inflamed, enlarged and may result in breakouts.


Consider some of these products to help customize treatments for these "Porexics":


Offering pore purifying treatments as well as retailing quality products for at home use are key to successfully keeping those little guys clear.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Clear Skin - A Never Ending Story

Acne, blackheads, white heads  and blemishes are a problem that everyone at some point in their life has dealt with and not just in their youth. These issues affect people of all ages for various reasons.

How many times have you said or heard the following..." I don't want to go out, I'm too embarrassed because of how bad my skin is breaking out right now," or something along those lines? Skin care professionals are in an amazing position to not only help clear up skin conditions but to give people back their confidence and feel good about themselves.

There are so many factors that go into what causes acne including excess bacteria, hormonal issues and inflammation. Finding out the cause of your client's skin issues is a very important factor in treating it as well as educating them. Offering high quality, skin specific facials designed to treat acne is the first step in helping your client's skin clear up. Also offering high quality at home products to compliment your services, as well as educating them on why these high quality ones are imperative will add to their trust and loyalty to you.

If you are looking to build or expand on the products you use in your skin clearing facials, here are some of our client's favorites:

Seaweed and Spirulina Peel Off Alginate Facial Mask
Anti-Acne Peel Off Mask
Dead Sea Modeling Mask
Acne Cooling Modeling Mask
Dr. Temt Glycolic Liquid 25%
Dr. Temt Azulene Gelform Mask
Dr. Temt Silk Mask with Sericin (for sensitive skin) 
Arnica Calming Complex Serum - 120 mL / 4.0 fl oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection 
Moor Mud
Charcoal Collagen Mask
Bentonite Clay
Blemished Skin Facial Kit by Ayur-Medic Skincare

Great Retail Items:

Calming Cream / 2 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare 
Calming Mask / 2 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare 
Calming Cleanse / 8 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare
 Sensitive Formula Mandarin Polishing Beads - 236 mL / 8.0 fl. oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection
June Jacobs Blemish Control Line

Educating your clients and providing them with great supporting retail products will ensure happy clients and boost revenue!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected: A Comparison on Eucalyptus Collagen Masks!

I have blogged about Eucalyptus before in "A Spa that had me at Hello!" ….. but now I am writing for a different reason, a personal problem of my own…ACNE!

Eucalyptus is so very talented with so many benefits for your health as well as skin! One of my favorite uses is to control acne. With thousands and thousands of products on PureSpaDirect, and so many variations of the same type of product, sometimes it is hard to choose. So I decided to do a little experiment on one of the most basic products: Eucalyptus Wet Collagen Mask. I choose a branded one by uQ (which is a great brand that I always recommend to our clients), and a non-branded version of the same product. Here is what I discovered:

The Eucalyptus Collagen Masque by uQ left my skin feeling hydrated, supple and smooth. The mask came super saturated, which was convenient and a major benefit. I even scraped the package for some extra product and applied it to my forehead and eyes after removing the mask for extra treatment (had to make sure I got the most of it!).

The non-branded Eucalyptus Wet Collagen Mask had a stronger smell of eucalyptus which I liked. The smell is so cleansing and refreshing. With this mask, I felt the tingling on my face more, which made me feel like it was working, and helped calm down my acne worries. I was having a very bad breakout week!

As far as the ingredients on the masks, the Eucalyptus Collagen Masqueby uQ mask has a more prominent amount of marine collagen as it is #2 on the ingredient list, where collagen falls #6 on the non-branded mask. The Eucalyptus Collagen Masque by uQ mask also includes vitamins, and amino acids which all have additional benefits for the skin. The non-branded mask does not.

With two consecutive weeks of using the masks, I feel that my skin condition has improved slightly. I will continue to use the Eucalyptus Collagen Masque by uQ, to control my acne and will hopefully soon be break out free. As for now, the fight against acne continues….

Thursday, April 21, 2011

AYUR-MEDIC Skincare: One Skincare line… Countless possibilities!

Every skin type has different needs, and finding one skincare line that can treat all your clients can be a difficult task. AYUR-MEDIC Skincare has a wide array of products for everyone, of all skin types and conditions. With AYUR-MEDIC you can effectively treat acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and fight against all the forces that age your skin!

This all encompassing skin care line, was developed using a balance between holistic principles and state of the art medical research. Made with Ayurvedic herbs and proven anti-aging ingredients, each product is uniquely formulated to maximally penetrate the skin to provide optimal results. Products work to stimulate collagen production, to fill in wrinkles, prevent further oxidative damage caused by free radicals, and give a skin a healthier more youthful appearance.

A major benefit to the AYUR-MEDIC Skincare line is that you may purchase treatment kits which include an entire system of products to treat your clients by skin type. Check
out all you need to get started below:

Friday, April 1, 2011

Plastic Surgery or A High Frequency Machine...I'll go with the High Frequency Machine

The older I get the more issues I have with my skin and the more money I have to shell out to try and fix it. It is not just one problem at a time, it is multiple problems at once! From wrinkles, acne, lines, dark circles, drooping, large pores, it just never ends! I'm sure you have had many clients with the same issue, and there are only so many treatments you can perform on a client in a day. High Frequency units are the all-in-one machine for all of your clients' skin problems.

High Frequency is used to kick-start the skin rejuvenation process. It enhances circulation, increase production of collagen and elastin, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells, and assist with absorption of skin care products.

High Frequency current stimulation forces an infusion of oxygen-rich molecules into the skin, which cleanses, massages, stimulates blood flow, and dilates superficial blood vessels. Because of the increased blood flow, high frequency tones the skin (similar to muscle toning). Application of high frequency current promotes
a cleansing antibacterial action, and the skin is left feeling energized, rosy, firm, refreshed, and noticeably softer. The dilation of blood vessels pushes toxins away from the skin’s surface, and allows the skin cells to feast on increased nutrients and hydration.


How Does it Work?

With High Frequency skin treatment, a chemical reaction causes the emission of ozone into the air. Ozone is a form of oxygen that has germicidal properties and is extremely beneficial for treating seborrhea or acne skin. The more oxygen that surrounds the electrode, the more ozone is formed and the greater the effect. When the electrode is lifted away from the skin surface, more oxygen surrounds it, a more intense drying and healing action occurs.

High Frequency facial machines include glass electrodes which come in different shapes and sizes to treat various contours of the face and body. When applied to the surface of the skin, a mild electrical current passes through the neon or argon gas filled glass electrode causing it to emit a subtle glow. High Frequency electrodes produce either a neon orange or violet colored glow depending upon the inert gas that they are filled with. We have found that both colors produce equally effective results.

One Machine, endless Benefits!