Showing posts with label alginate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label alginate. Show all posts

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Catch Of The Day! Alginate Masks

Forget the fish, bring on the alginate masks! Alginate masks (also referred to as modeling masks) should be in your tool belt if you perform any type of facial or body service. Pretty bold statement? Nah, there is a reason why these things are constantly flying out of our warehouse!

Alginate masks contain marine algae which are among the ancient of living organisms...I'm talking over a billion years here! That's some serious staying power with some serious results for every skin type that walks in your door.

OK, let's talk about what makes these masks essential to have. First, a bit of educational background...The other main ingredient in alginate masks is calcium sulfate which is both a natural and chemically made salt. When you add water to marine algae combined with calcium sulfate, a gel substance forms (remember the plaster of paris projects when you were younger? same concept!) that contours to each client's facial structure as it dries. Once in the gel form, the mask holds whatever the active ingredient is (chamomile, cranberry, ginseng, etc), allowing them to slowly penetrate into the skin. Basically what takes place is as the mask dries, it absorbs surface toxins and debris from the skin while slowly allowing the active ingredients to work their magic.

Another awesome benefit of an alginate mask, is that it contains seaweeds which stimulates collagen and speeds up fat metabolism. This makes them especially effective in anti-cellulite treatments such as body wraps!


Alginate masks are great for all skin types and can be customized by adding natural additives like essential oils to target specific skin conditions. Due to the calming effect, alginate masks are popular following microdermabrasion, mysotim and ultrasound treatments.

In a nutshell, alginate masks are great for almost everyone, they are super hydrating, have a tightening effect, reduce pore size and are wonderful for calming the skin,

Most are available in a single use size for you to try on yourself. Once you see how effective they are, you can get them in the larger bulk sizes to share with your clients!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Seaweed and Spirulina Peel Off Alginate Facial Mask

This must be a cool mask because clients are buying them by the dozens everyday. Just add cucumbers and you'll look like my mom when I was a kid. I think I might even try it out... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Seaweed and Spirulina Peel Off Alginate Facial Mask selection HERE!