Showing posts with label amber. Show all posts
Showing posts with label amber. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Why YOU Should Use Retinol

Retinol most simply is Vitamin A. It is most commonly known for anti-aging properties, specifically anti-wrinkle and skin brightening. It can treat and prevent everything from dark spots and sun spots to the most stubborn acne and eczema.

How does this help? "Namely, retinoic acid works to increase cell turnover, stimulate collagen and elastin production, fade hyperpigmentation, and help skin stays hydrated and glowing without irritation." (said Amy Wiggin, see the full article )

For great skin, your client will reap the benefits, with younger and healthier skin.

Take a look at these options


Retinol Cream / 2 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare
Encourages exfoliation, diminishes pore size, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. Excellent for mature skin that has signs of aging but also hormonal breakouts.
Skin types: mature skin 2oz



                                                        
Control Corrective - Retinol C Serum / 1 oz.
Signs of aging plus uneven texture need a one-two punch to get rid of both simultaneously. Retinol C Serum is calibrated to calm the complexion that's got way too much going on; skin aging (lines, elasticity loss), skin trouble (breakouts) and the aftermath of both (uneven pigment).

Skin Conditions:
For all skin types appearing lined, uneven and blotchy. This biologically-active form of vitamin A encourages clearing, smoothing exfoliation while helping maintain skin growth,                 maintenance, and function. Stabilized vitamin C helps brighten and lighten.

Benefits:
This serum helps reduce fine lines, dark spots and breakouts when used daily. A reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles was seen by 87% of women after 4 weeks. n/a

Usage:
After cleansing, apply sparingly to entire face and décolleté. Be sure to avoid getting the product into the eyes. Follow with moisturizer and/or sunscreen. May be used once or twice daily.
Retinol Night Cream / 50 mL. by Amber Products   
Retinol Night Cream is stabilized with antioxidants and natural moisturizers such as Jojoba Seed Oil and Apricot Oil. Hydrating peptide Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Hyaluronic Spheres provide a surge of moisture to the skin.
Vitamin A effectively minimizes fine lines, reduces wrinkles and eliminates blemishes. Paraben & Sulfate Free.

Becuase some retinoids can be harsh the skin should be protected. Use at night time to avoid UV exposure and not to over apply.

A great sunscreen is a must!


Check out BurnOut 18.9% Zinc Oxide Eco Sensitive Skin Sunscreen for Face & Body    

This broad-spectrum SPF 35 clear zinc oxide goes on clean and clear, with no chalky whitening. Provides high protection against sunburn. Provides a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection. If used as directed with other sun protection measures, it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. Great for everyday use, under makeup.




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!


Monday, August 22, 2016

What's a Soy Candle?

I don't really know! However, they were a hot item this week. With a 55 hour life span who can beat it! My favorite scent by far is the Vanilla Lemongrass. It smells like an Italian Ice!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Soy Candles by Amber selection HERE!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Calming Scent of Basil


Basil isn't just for cooking! When in oil form, basil actually has a multitude of uses. It is commonly used to reduce anxiety, assist with clear breathing, act as a cooling agent on the skin, and can even be used for respiratory, muscular, and joint support. It is said to be the oil of renewal!

We have a variety of products at Pure Spa Direct containing this lovely herb! You can incorporate basil into almost all of your spa services such as massages, and even into your manicure and pedicure services! Check out some of our basil products below!


100% Pure Essential Oil - Basil - Sweet - Ocimum Basilicum - 0.5 fl oz. by Aura Cacia












Tangerine Basil Hand & Foot Therapy Five Collection - Cleanse, Soak, Scrub, Masque, Recovery by Amber Products











Awaken - Basil & Lime Scented Soy Candle / Crackling Wooden Wick

Friday, October 9, 2015

Get an "In Spa" Fireplace Without all the Wood!

As a self-proclaimed candle aficionado, I am constantly seeking out the best smelling, most cutting edge candles out on the market. Now that autumn is here, I am obsessing over our Timberwick Fireplace Crackle Soy Candles that we have here at Pure Spa Direct! I don't live in the woods, but these candles produce a fire crackle sound when lit. How cool is that?! 

Is your spa prepped for the upcoming colder months? Why not make it cozier with these candles? They are perfect to put in your waiting area to make your clients feel at home and warmed up while they're waiting for their treatment. You can also retail them to your clients, as I'm sure they will be asking you where you got them from! They come in 3 deliciously amazing scents:

Honey Spice: Comforting blend of honey, anise, clove and a touch of lemon.

Amber and Cedar: Sultry amber combined with woodsy cedarwood and fruity currant.

Lavender Citrus: Calming lavender blended with violet, a touch of warm vanilla and fresh citrus.

Not sure which scent to try? I highly recommend you check out the "Try Me" Package" which comes with all three scents. I guarantee you (and your clients) will love them all!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Therapeutic Massage Oils and Creams from Amber Products at PureSpaDirect.com!

Amber Products has added a line of Therapeutic Massage Oils and Creams targeting Hydration with Olive Oil & Avocado, Anti-Aging with Argan & Coconut and Soothing with Ginger Root & Arnica.

Olive Oil & Avocado - Hydrating:
Massage Oil:
Avocado and Olive Oils blend with Soybean Oil, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Arnica and Ivy Leaf extract base to offer effortless glide and to deeply hydrate skin. Available in 128 oz. and 8 oz.

Massage Cream:

Nut Free formulation combines Avocado and Olive Oil with the creamy base of Soybean Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to provide a deeply penetrating and hydrating massage. Available in 128 oz. and 8 oz.
Argan & Coconut - Anti-Aging:
Massage Oil:
Argan and Coconut Oil, with its anti-oxidant properties, mix with Soybean Oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Arnica and Ivy Leaf extract for a nourishing oil blend. Available in 128 oz. and 8 oz.

Massage Cream:

The anti-aging benefits of Coconut and Argan Oil blend with the rich base of Soybean Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to help heal damaged skin during a massage. Available in 128 oz. and 8 oz.


Ginger Root & Arnica - Soothing:
Massage Oil:
Anti-inflammatory properties of Ginger Root and Arnica are blended with Soybean Oil, VitaminE, Aloe and Ivy Leaf extract to soothe minor aches and pains. Available in 128 oz. and 8 oz.

Massage Cream:

Nut Free! Easy glide - breaks down to an oil consistency. Ginger and Arnica oils blend with the Soybean Oil, Vitamin E and Aloe cream base to nourish the skin and reduce inflammation. Available in 128 oz. and 8 oz.

While you are at, it, why no check out the all the great offerings from Amber Products Here!

Amber Therapeutic Massage Cremes and Oils:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Special Herb Blends for Healing, Soothing, and Detoxifying

These special blended herbs are perfect for suggesting to your clients for home use after they have just received a massage or body treatment. They are conveniently packaged in a 6 pack of .25 oz bags or 1 lb bulk sizes that you can use to make up your own bags using empty herb bags! You could also fill empty jars with the herbs as well for retail. They can choose from a blend of healing, soothing, or detoxifying herbs.

Amber Detoxifying Herbs
An herbal mixture designed to stimulate circulation and purge built up toxins from the body. These herbs were chosen for their ability to flush toxins and increase energy levels.
Herb Blend: Ginger ,rosemary, allspice, eucalyptus clove, stems oats, calendula and lavender petal.

Amber Healing Herbs
An herbal blend created to heal and hydrate dry, cracked skin or for boosting the immune system. These herbs are specifically chosen for their ability to heal and flush impurities from the body.
Herb Blend: Rosemary, strawberry, sage, eucalyptus, lavender petal juniper berry, calendula petal, chamomile flower and comfrey leaf.

Amber Soothing Herbs
Selected herbs naturally soothe muscular discomfort and calm the skin, perfect for the client with a demanding lifestyle. These herbs were picked for their soothing and calming properties.
Herb Blend: Comfrey, sage, burdock root, rosemary, peppermint lavender petal, chamomile flower spearmint, elder flower, licorice root, lemon peel and rosehips.

Your clients will love how easily they can just toss the herbs in a hot bath and soak in the benefits!

Also check out:

Empty Bags:
Empty Poultice Bags (Large or Small)
Unfilled Herbals Bags (Large or Small)

Empty Jars:
8 oz. Tin with Lid
Fantasea Large Jar / 250 mL (FSC368)
8 oz Clear Oval Jar with White Lid
8oz Round Blue Jar with Lid



Friday, February 21, 2014

How Smart is the Amber Smart Bar™? Pretty Darn Smart, I'd Say....

The newest innovation from Amber Products, the Smart Bar™ concept is perfect for spas short on space or looking to expand their treatment offerings.

The beauty of this system is that the spa professional can easily add and remove Pods to customize her Bar. For example, she can quickly remove the Wax Pod and replace it with a Facial Pod to create a Facial Bar when she is performing facials, then swap out the Facial Pod for the Body Pod when a client comes in for a Body Treatement. It is that easy! Each of the Pods and Bowls can also be used on their own, without the full Bar, creating endless possibilities for treatment expansion for spas everywhere!


The Bar has plenty of space to create a mixed bar and has heavy duty casters, so that it can be moved easily from room to room. The system allows the spa to become incredibly versatile with its treatment offerings. There is nothing like it on the market today! 


As Erin Madson of Amber Products told The Beauty Industry Report, "We believed that the inspiring part of our industry was suffering, due to the tough economy and the onslaught from big retail. To re-inspire spa professionals, we wanted to develop a system that increased the number of treatments they could offer, while becoming more efficient." See, I told you it was a Smart Idea! :)



The Amber Facial Bar™
The Amber Facial Bar™ has a sleek design that allows the spa esthetician to create hundreds of effective facial treatments all in one mobile station. The bar utilizes the new Amber Facial Pod technology that includes an 8 oz. bottle warmer, facial stone heater, facial paraffin warmer, heated mud/masque warmer with a removable mixing bowl and a 10-slot Amber Serum Rack. The Bar can include a mag-lamp, towel cabi and plenty of product shelf space.

The Amber Wax Bar™

The Amber Wax Bar™ allows the esthetician to efficiently create a mobile, fully functional and comprehensive wax station. Using the new Amber Wax Pod technology that combines a double wax heater, a personal hard wax heater and two Amber MD wax tube heaters all in one uniquely designed "Pod”. The sleek design of the Wax Bar allows the esthetician to add additional Pods for multi-purpose waxing, high-volume hard wax or for a multi-purpose treatment bar. All new Amber Treatment Serums are incorporated into the Wax Pod for convenient treatment application!

The Amber Body Bar™

The Amber Body Bar™ utilizes the sleek design of the new Amber Body Pod. The Pod includes large and small warmers with removable mixing bowls, two 8 oz. bottle warmers, a 5-slot Essential Oil Rack and a 5-slot Body Serum Rack. The therapist can create custom body masques, body muds, oils, lotions, and salt/sugar scrubs by mixing in fresh herbs, mud powders or essential oils with base oils, creams, salts, sugars or lotions. Create warm, fresh custom body treatments! Bar can include towel-cabi or additional Pods to create a multi-functional bar.

The Amber Massage Bar™

The Amber Massage Bar™ utilizes the Amber Massage Pod which can warm two 8 oz. bottles, one 32 oz. bottle, and one 8 oz. jar simultaneously, a warmer with a removable mixing bowl and a 10-slot Amber Essential Oil rack all sleekly designed into one "pod”. The Massage Bar allows the massage therapist to easily add additional pods, like the Amber 80-Stone Massage Pod, and a towel-cabi to create a comprehensive massage station on wheels. Create new inspiring treatments with blends of oils, lotions and creams and serve them up warm with a professional style!

The Amber Manicure Bar™
The Amber Manicure Bar™ is a revolutionary concept that delivers a totally unique manicure experience! The Bar includes the all new Amber Manicure Pod technology that houses the cutting edge Solo LED gel-polish lamp, a paraffin bath, lotion warmer and a 5-slot Amber Serum Rack. The Bar also includes a recessed Manicure Bowl. By lifting the work space inlay the manicurist can treat the client to a warm soak, scrub and masque! The unique design of the Manicure Bar creates a professional appearance and a revolutionary manicure experience - all at the Bar!



Amber Smart Bar™ Pods and Bowls:
  • Manicure Pod - houses the cutting edge Solo LED gel-polish lamp, a paraffin bath, lotion warmer and a 5-slot Amber Serum Rack.
  • Facial Pod - includes an 8 oz. bottle warmer, facial stone heater, facial paraffin warmer, heated mud/masque warmer with a removable mixing bowl and a 10 slot Amber Serum Rack. 
  • Massage Pod - can warm two 8 oz. bottles, 32 oz. bottle, one 8 oz. jar, and contains a warmer with a removable mixing bowl and a 10 slot Essential Oil rack.
  • Body Pod - includes large and small warmers with removable mixing bowls, two 8 oz. bottle warmers, a 5 slot essential oil rack and an 5 slot Body Serum Rack.
  • Wax Pod - combines a double wax heater, a personal Hard Wax Heater and two Amber MD wax tube heaters all in one uniquely designed "Pod". 
  • Body Bowl - an elegant way to heat massage products, muds and masques.
  • Stone Bowl - an elegant way to heat massage stones.
  • Manicure Bowl - an elegant way to heat water, oils, lotions, muds and masques for manicures.
  • Wax Bowl - high quality, heavy duty, large capacity wax warmer can be used to warm both hard or soft depilatory wax and is equipped with a very stable temperature control.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Spray, Spray the Dirt Away

During the summer-time you can count on booking plenty of appointments for clients who are looking to improve their appearance for those special occasions or just a day on the beach. You can ensure that your clients get the perfect look with the best body waxes and body waxing products. However, it can be annoying when you run out of products like pre-wax Spray during a session.  To make that doesn't happen to you, stocking up on a few bottles of this spray from Amber Professional will do the trick! The Pre-Wax Spray by Amber Professional is a gentle antiseptic that helps to clean and soothe the skin before a waxing session.  It is also useful for calming irritated skin by reducing redness and minor swelling of the tissues that may occur from activities like exfoliation before waxing.  Tea Tree Oil is the active ingredient in this product that provides many beneficial effects! 

Wave bye-bye to that icky oil and dirt!!

AMBER Pre-Wax Spray with Tea Tree


Monday, May 6, 2013

Witch Hazel by Amber

It's not even close to Halloween, yet Witch Hazel by Amber Products was moving this week. It inspires me to tell a joke, "Why do witches wear name tags? ....So they know which witch is which!! Ha - I know its corny, but that's why you read my blogs... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Amber Witch Hazel selection HERE!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Creating An Air of Luxury In Your Spa


When I walk into a spa or salon one of the first things I notice, aside from the decor and overall feel of the space, is how it smells. Does it smell stale or have no scent at all? Nothing enhances a client's experience like walking into a place that smells heavenly. It adds to the client's experience and can essentially make or break their mood from the start. If anything sets them off negatively when they walk in, their perception of the service they are getting can be affected.

The  Timberwick Fireplace Crackle Soy Candles are phenomenal for creating a serene and peaceful ambiance in your reception area and your treatment rooms.

The different scents available allow you to customize the candle to certain treatments or moods.

My personal favorites are the amber and cedar and lavender citrus. If your unsure of what scent will fit your style there is also the try me pack so you can experience all the possibilities.

If scents aren't your thing or you're concerned about some clients not liking a particular scent you can still take advantage of the relaxing benefits of candles! Have you noticed how many people get lost staring into a fireplace? Candles can produce the same effect!

Some great unscented candles to try include:

 Candle - Gem Tone Unscented Jar - Violet 11 oz. by Aloha Bay / 11 oz.
These candles also come in white, indigo , red , yellow, orange and green to match your rooms!

If you're concerned about having a flame for safety reasons you can always go with flame-less candles such as:
 Flameless Wax Candle / 6" x 3.25" Round / Unscented / White Color

 Flameless Candle / 4" White with Purple Flowers / Unscented by Candle Impressions by Candle Impressions 

A small investment like this can significantly enhance your clients experience and also provide an opportunity to retail the candles as well!