Showing posts with label anti aging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anti aging. Show all posts

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tis The Season To Fall Into A Ginger Mask!

Pumpkin is the go-to for fall, that is never any big surprise. Nearly every business we speak with is stocking up on pumpkin. Are you looking for something a little different or to add to offer for clients who aren't pumpkin fans?

The Prosana Detoxifying Ginger Mask is an easy addition to your menu! It can be used for fall or winter menus. For business owners, this mask is under $7, leaving nothing but room for profit!

Whether you use them in your facial services, as an add-on, or in a take-home kit for your clients, this is one to try.  It's chock full of hyaluronic acid to help with fine lines, it also deep cleanses with an awesome tingle!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Instant Lift, No Equipment Required!

Instant results is the key phrase when talking to any client. If a client sees "instant lift" or "instant results" in a menu option, there is a good chance they will ask about it. Add in that they can achieve instant results with a non aggressive treatment, the service sells itself.

The Dr. Temt Aqua Lift Ampoule with Sericin is the perfect fit to your anti aging facials. Your clients will immediately feel the lifting effects. With sericin, hylauronic acid, cucumber extract and aquaderm, these ampoules are power packed to make clients look lifted and contoured!

Want to really wow your clients? Use this ampoule with microcurrent for an incredible temporary face lift effect!  This makes for an amazing treatment prior to events, weddings, photo shoots or any time a client wants to look their best, youngest self!



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.




Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lace your Face!

New product alert, AND you can retail it!

Check out DERMOVIA Lace Your Face Compression Mask - Healing Yogurt


DERMOVIA Lace Your Face Compression Mask - a compression facial treatment mask that firms, lifts, repair and hydrates your skin. The only professional facial treatment that features LaceTex® technology to radically repair and renew the skin. Infused with clinical-grade ingredients that treat various skin conditions for long-lasting benefits. Uses gauze compression technology - a high-performance stretch lace fabric delivery treatment system infused with powerful skincare properties for immediate results. For professional use and retail. When sold as retail, consumers may be reused again within 48 hours!

Healing Yogurt: Helps to rebuild strength into compromised and hypersensitive skin. Concentrated botanical extracts provide ongoing anti-inflammatory and restorative benefits that protect and prolong the smooth appearance of resilient skin.

Paraben-free; phthalate-free; sulfate-free; silicone-free; synthetics-free; petrochemical-free; gluten-free; fragrance-free; dye-free
Cruelty-free
Vegan
Suggested Retail Price: $15.00

Key All Natural Ingredients:
  • Yogurt (Strengthens) - 
  • Yogurt is rich in protein, antioxidants and nutrients that all help stimulate cell renewal. It also promotes collagen growth by attracting moisture to the skin and plumping it up.
  • Black Pearl Powder (Softens) - 
  • Pearl Powder contains amino acids that help smooth the skin and close pores. It is also known to protect the skin from free radicals.
  • Bearberry (Whitening) - 
  • Bearberry is a natural Tyrosinase inhibitor, an enzyme that is responsible for skin darkening, and effectively treats age spots, freckles, Melasma, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Hyaluronic Acid (Hydrates) - 
  • Hyaluronic acid is a smart nutrient that benefits soft tissue function and maintains skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture, tissue repair, and protection.
  • Mulberry Leaf (Anti-Inflammatory) - 
  • Mulberry Leaves contain anti-inflammatory properties that accelerate healing and helps improve skin tone and act as a natural skin lightener.
  • Vitamin C (Antioxidant) - 
  • Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant vitamin that helps create younger, firmer skin while fading signs of sun damage and blemishes.

How to Use:
  • Cleanse and dry face. Remove mask and carefully unfold.
  • Press lace-side onto face. Peel off outer shell. Discard.
  • Line up holes with eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Place ear slits securely around ears.
  • Pull ends of chin strap up and loop over ears.
  • Wear mask for 15+ minutes. Discard or reuse. Do not rinse face. Massage serum into skin.

To Reuse:
  • Rinse Mask thoroughly under water and squeeze dry.
  • Place mask into original pouch to soak in leftover serum.
  • Place entire pouch in to a resealable bag.
  • Store in a refrigerator and use within 48 hours.

Tips:
For a cool Mask, refrigerate for 10 minutes prior to application for a refreshing facial anytime.
For a warm mask, submerge ouch in hot water for 1 minute. Unfold mask carefully. Test temperature on wrist prior to application.

Who doesn't love to do masks outside of the spa? Check out some other mask options and add them to your order today!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Did you know June is National Papaya Month?

Did you know June is National Papaya Month?  Perfect for a theme!!! I'm a fan of theme days/months. I get bored with the same old routine, menus, options etc. Even if I adore a treatment, product, food etc., I get excited to see something new thrown in the mix. If a place does something different every month, it can quickly become my go to spot. It leaves me curious and looking forward to what the next surprise will be. It's like my birthday every month. Would you like your clients to think and feel that way about your business?

Ok back to papaya! This tasty fruit contains skin loving goodness including vitamin c, vitamin b, magnesium, minerals, flavonoids, and  lycopene (a carotenoid, which acts an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant) to name a few things that make it more than just a snack.

Papaya also has a natural enzyme called papain, which is excellent at skin whitening and makes for a gentle and moisturizing exfoliator. Did I mention it helps the body combat free radicals? It's like a ninja against premature aging.

June Jacobs has you covered (June Jacobs Papaya for June Papaya Month - coincidence?)The June Jacobs papaya products are a favorite among the top spas in the world, with good reason. Those familiar with her line may back me up on this one. Paraben and preservative free along with natural ingredients such as white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts. Clients adore everything from the packaging and scents to the results they see and feel making it the perfect retail item (if you're using June Jacobs products in services, be sure to have the retail sizes close by!) that will be a repeat sale!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Kermit The Frog Was Wrong, it IS easy being green - When You're Green Tea

It's no mystery to many adults these days that drinking green tea can be good for your health. Some may even know that it's chock full of antioxidants, some may not. Those same antioxidants can be just as good for peoples outsides as well as their insides!

Green tea, aside from tasting good, has been found to help prevent collagen breakdown making it a favorite for fine lines and wrinkles. Green tea has also been shown to help draw out impurities and aid in healing the skin - hello, twofer?!? Pulling out impurities while moisturizing - add is some hyaluronic acid to lock that moisture in and you have yourself a ninja treatment.

Clients with dark and/or puffy issues under the eyes? Green tea can help reduce inflammation and help to increase circulation. A green tea facial with an add on of baby magic globes, and the Revitalizing Eye Gel by June Jacobs, sounds soothing right? I closed my eyes just thinking about it! Don't forget to retail your add ons!

If you need me, I'm heading to the kitchen to make some green tea! Send me an email at christine@purespadirect.com if you have any questions while I'm away :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trending For 2017 - Plumping!

In the era of the duck face, it's no surprise that plumping makes the list of things expected to trend throughout 2017.

While your clients goal may not be to snap *THE* duck face selfie of the year, they may very well be concerned with the inevitable signs of aging. Minimizing fine lines and restoring that full, hydrated younger looking glow is a hot ticket subject - one people will pay extra for in exchange for immediate results.

Whether you want to keep it traditional with a collagen mask or venture out with something like the Push Up - Athermic Plumping Cosmetic Treatment, we can help!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Fresh Fruit For New Year Faces - Raspberries!

It's no secret that raspberries are chock full of antioxidants, making them one of the hottest ingredients expected to bloom in 2017!

Loaded with vitamin C, raspberries are the wrinkle fighting ninja's your clients are looking for! From serums to face masks, you can customize "kits" for client's looking for that something extra to look their best in 2017.

Here are some of our favorites to give you a start:

Hydrophylic Gel Collagen Mask - Raspberry Collagen Mask
Raspberry Leaf Cut - awesome for making your own fresh masks and scrubs!
June Jacobs Raspberry Recovery Serum - back bar and retail size available!

Go for the whole raspberry rescue raspberry - facial, nails and snacks!
package with all things


Friday, August 19, 2016

Trending Now - Cactus

More and more spas across the country have been incorporating the awesome anti aging power of the cactus into their treatment menu.  Clients no longer need to travel out West to seek out desert themed treatments!

Cactus plants have an amazing ability to retain water, making masks with cactus super hydrating. As you know, hydrated skin looks plumper, younger and healthier making cactus masks awesome for anti aging facials!

You can dedicate a treatment room to have a desert theme (check out this awesome divider!), have a desert themed day or simply offer a desert package! You can incorporate clay/red colors, offer aloe drinks or teas and decorate with cactus plants!

Add in some flute music to round out the experience!

Need help finding the perfect fit, give us a call!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Trending Now - After Sun Moisture!

Help your clients fight pre-mature aging this summer!

June Jacobs After Sun Hydrator has formulated a powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts to help neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins, and combat the visible signs of premature aging! The perfect retail product this season. Your clients with love their non-greasy, silky, glowing skin after coming off the beach, or inside from the pool.

Moisture is KEY after hours of being outdoors!

Happy Selling!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Red Red Wine You Make Me Feel So Fine

I've had that song stuck in my head all day thanks to one of the newer additions to the Pure Spa Direct product family, the Prosana Red Wine Collagen Mask.

This easy to use single mask makes an excellent addition to your anti aging arsenal! Red wine resveratrol is chock full o' antioxidants. Mix in some marine collagen and aloe and you've got one powerful little mask to increase the cost of a facial (or to offer ala cart!) with stunning results.

Be sure to check out all things wine to get some ideas for themes, packages and even events!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Anti Aging Facial Massage

It's no secret at this point that clients are generally looking for natural treatment options versus harsh chemicals.  When people think of anti aging of the face, I'm sure a vast majority don't think about facial massage as an option.

Facial massage helps with circulation which aids in collagen production (bringing fresh blood to the face for a youthful glow), helps relieve tension which relaxes the facial muscles (tense face = wrinkles), and it also helps product absorb into the skin.

Are you offering an anti aging facial massage add on to your regular services? It's a great way to boost profit on your regular facials and massages. Using specific anti aging serums is a great way to boost effectiveness and to customize the service to each client.

Here are some of the hottest products at some of the top spas around the world that you may want to incorporate as well!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Increase Profits With An IPL Laser

I just read an article in Skin Inc, cleverly titled "Did You Know Cosmetic Lasers Can Double Your Income?" - kudos to the author for making it impossible for me to not read it!

If you aren't familiar with IPL lasers (intense pulse light), they are a great device for treating spider veins, age spots and even hair removal. The IPL laser sends high intensity light to penetrate the skin's surface, resulting in damage to the melanin that makes up age spots. The skin then repairs the damage, increasing collagen production which results in younger, plumper looking skin to make your facials really stand out!

Since this is a specialized service that is most effective when done in multiple sessions, you are able to price these facials up to double what your regular ones are, without adding extra time or materials!

As the article explains, IPL is like an amped up facial, it has the benefits of a regular facial but allows the technician to address deeper issues under the skin - resulting in healthier skin and happier clients!

Take a few minutes to check out the article, maybe it's time to bring in a fresh new treatment option for the summer!

Don't forget, Pure Spa now offers financing with instant approval on equipment and furniture!


Friday, May 15, 2015

It's Not Just Slime! The Beauty Benefits of Algae

Algae is commonly seen as that annoying, gross slime that we try to remove from our pools each year. However, did you know that tons of beauty products are actually loaded with it ? But waiiit!.. before you go running to your spa pantry to impulsively throw away all of your products, let's take a look at the benefits this seemingly gross sludge actually has to offer! According to an article I read on it, there are plenty. Since beach season is on the horizon, you might want to consider adding an algae face mask treatment to your spa! It's a great seasonal treatment your clients will love.

What are the beautifying benefits of algae? Check them out below!



Anti-aging
Due to its high protein and fatty acid content, algae can help boost collagen production which keeps the skin elastic and firm - all characteristics of youth, which can help in anti-aging. We have a great Seaweed Algae Peel Off Mask by Pour Elle Labs which can be an effective product to use during an algae facial treatment at your spa.



Hydrating

Because algae is a plant and water-based by nature, its components can help to moisturize and even purify the skin. This can also reduce the appearance of fine lines an wrinkles because of its strong hydrating properties.



Anti-bacterial

Research has found that blue-green algae has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which makes it effective in treating your clients who are prone to acne, eczema, and even psoriasis! To get started on your algae facial treatments, you might want to consider purchasing our Warm Clay and Algae Masque Kit by Amber!






Convinced that this sea plant is more than just annoying green pool stuff?! Click here to see all of our algae products to get your spa prepared for a beautifying deep sea treatment just in time for summer :)


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

White Is The New Green Tea

It's no secret that green tea offers a variety of health benefits ranging anywhere from weight loss to anti-stress relief. Health stores and wellness boutiques alike are implementing its powerful effects on health, beauty, and even anti-aging properties. I am all about green tea, don't get me wrong!.. but did you know that white tea is actually even more powerful than it's older sister?! I say older sister because green tea and white tea actually come from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis. However white tea is harvested at a younger age, hence its stronger effects. It is less processed than green tea, allowing it to retain a higher antioxidant content than green. Higher antioxidants = stronger effects! The reason green tea gets all the credit is because it has been studied extensively, it's more common, and it's easier and less expensive than white. 

We're putting the lime light on white tea with a variety of products that contain this anti-oxidant rich herb here at Pure Spa Direct! These products are a fun way to change up your normal green tea treatments you offer or retail at your spa, or to simply add a new variety of tea products! Check below for some of my favorites.. 

We just got in this white tea and ginger sugar scrub here at Pure Spa Direct, and I could not be more excited! This is actually a 3-in-1 formula that exfoliates, cleanses, and moisturizes. It's perfect for spa treatments including pedicures. Change up your pedicure menu by adding a white tea spa pedicure that will certainly intrigue your clients from the normal green tea pedicure they're used to. Its attractive package design is also great for retailing!



To go along with the sugar scrub, we also have these adorable mini effervescent soak scrubs that are great for retailing! We also have the large soak scrubs which can be used for professional treatments in your spa. These bath bombs are great to implement in your new white tea spa pedicure, as they replenish lost moisture and promote a youthful appearance, especially for hands and feet.







Do you offer beverages to your clients? If not, we have a variety of white tea options that can be a great feature to add to your spa! Click here to view the various types of white tea we have and get your clients hooked on this anti-oxidant rich beverage!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sleeping Beauty

It's no secret that the best and most natural way to enhance your beauty happens at night: beauty sleep!

There's good reason as to why's it's called beauty sleep. While you're at rest, your body is working hard to repair and restore your body. How does this benefit your beauty? Your skin cells turnover and heal, resulting in glowing skin and healthier hair. 

Do you offer your clients products for overnight use? Not sure where to begin? There are many ways to enhance your customers' already natural beauty regimen of a good night's rest! See below for the products we recommend here at Pure Spa Direct:



Eyes

Our eye cream from Oxygen Botanicals is perfect for your clients to use at night. Its key ingredients include Japanese Green Tea Extract, Chamomile Extract, Sweet Almond Oil, and Vitamin A, which are perfect for maintaining skin elasticity around the delicate areas of the eyes. With brighter, moisturized skin around the eyes, your clients will look more awake and beautiful! This cream can also minimize fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. Perfect for AM use as well!





Body

Hands and feet are often neglected in an overnight routine, considering they are a couple our most used body parts! It is essential to keep them moisturized for beautifying and anti-aging purposes. Our Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Hand and Foot Cream by June Jacobs Spa Collection is a great cream for your customers to add to their nightly moisturizing routine. They are perfect for retailing (bonus points for being paraban free)!






Hair

An easy way to keep your customers' hair moisturized and soft is to use a leave in conditioner at night. Our Onesta Quench Leave-In Conditioner is made with all natural ingredients and certified organic extracts of linden, goldenseal, and orchid. Have them apply this to dry hair at night, and throw over a hair cap for a simple and easy overnight conditioning treatment!






Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beauty's Very Own Liquid Gold - Argan Oil

Argan Oil has been gaining popularity in the last few years for it's beautifying and healing properties! It's called liquid gold, and for good reason - it offers a variety of beauty benefits and on top of smelling and feeling wonderful, your clients will most likely become addicted to it.

See below for some of this golden elixir's 5 main beautifying benefits, alongside our favorite products here at Pure Spa that your customers will absolutely love!...

1) Healthy, Glowing Skin
Due to the antioxidants within this oil, and its unique ability to moisturize without being too oily, Moroccan oil will definitely give you that healthy glow your clients are always looking for. Just a few drops is all it takes to make your customers' skin look radiant and glowing.

Our Argan Oil Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion by Body Drench will leave your customer's skin feeling smooth and hydrated all day!

2) Anti-Aging
Because of its high fatty acid and vitamin E content, Moroccan oil is sure to give aging skin a healthy boost. The natural properties within it alone can help maintain the skin's elasticity.

3) Healthy, Shinier Hair
Has the winter put a damper on your customer's hair and left it dull and lifeless? Or perhaps your boutique is located in a warmer climate year round, and the sun is damaging to your clients' tresses. Either way, this oil is not just for moisturizing skin, but it can also be put in the hair as well! Just a few drops is all you need to revive your customers who have dry and damaged hair. Since it's all natural, it also works great for your color-treated clients!

This Argan Oil Leave-In Treatment is perfect for replenishing dry and damaged hair.

4) Nails
Aside from your customer's skin and nails, this oil can also harden up and moisturize and dry, brittle nails. It is perfect to have in a spa setting, and you might want to reconsider having some in the manicure/pedicure area as well! Try massaging a few drops of oil into your customer's nails cuticle for moisturizing and to facilitate cuticle removal as well!

5) Anti-Inflammatory for all skin types
If your customer is suffering from sensitive skin after a wax treatment, you might want to consider retailing this product to them shortly after. This oil can be soothing and healing for those who suffer from ingrown hairs, razor burn, or even eczema and acne! Due to it's ant-inflammatory properties thanks to its nutrient-dense composition, Moroccan oil is a safe and natural alternative to those harsher chemically derived products on the market.

Keep a bottle of this Certified Organic Pure Argan Oil in your spa near your manicure area for quick use, or retail these bottles to your customers!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Young Faces Are Trending!

I read an article last week touting that a youthful face is more important than a youthful body. The headline drew my attention, it was worth the read!

A national study was conducted by a research company in the industry, on women ages 21-65. A startling 60% of the women said that having a younger looking face was more important to them than a younger looking body. 60%!!!

What does that mean for you? Are you asking this question to your clients? If not, based off this article, I would start! Depending on the answers you uncover, you may find yourself tweaking your menu options!

I don't know many spas or salons that aren't currently offering anti-aging treatments. It may however be time to look at exactly what you are offering compared to what's most important to your client base.

Are you offering more ant-aging body treatments and your client's are looking for facials? Or vice versa?

Are your client's growing bored of the anti-aging treatments you are offering?

One of the hottest anti-aging facial treatment packages combines a deep cleaning with a skin scrubber, applying the aqua lift ampoule for the extreme lifting effect followed by a microcurrent session---the ultimate in non-surgical face lifts!

Don't forget the Advanced Anti-Aging Mask which is loaded with proven anti-aging components like hyaluronic acid, Coenzyme Q10 and of course collagen.

For those clients who are looking for anti aging body treatments, take a look at the Grape Herbal body mask and the Hydro Peptide Body Serum.  Grapes have excellent anti aging effects and the serum is full of hyaluronic acid, peptides and lipoic acid, all excellent at decreasing age lines.

Asking your clients what is important to them will give you valuable information on how to better assist them and their needs!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

An Apple A Day Keeps Your Skin Looking Young!

We all have heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but have you heard how great it is for skin?

Amber Products has come out with a line of facial serums that includes the Apple Cell 5.  This power packed serum contains swiss apple cells which has been shown to protect the skin's own stem cells, have excellent age-delaying and anti-wrinkle properties and is one of he hottest ingredients in skin care.

The Apple Cell 5 also contains hyaluronic acid which is crucial in providing superior hydration--it can bind at least 10,000 times it's own weight in water! That means it can deliver intense moisture without over stimulating the sebaceous glands!

Looking for an all out apple effect? Combine the Apple Cell 5 with the Age Defying Green Apple Collagen Mask to turn back the hands of time!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Protect The Skin With Bilberry!

Fall is officially upon us, which means....winter is on its way!

It's time to start thinking about exfoliating and increasing the skin's natural defenses in preparation for the harsh winter weather.

On often overlooked ingredient that is amazing for both exfoliation and fighting the appearance of wrinkles, is bilberry. Bilberry leaves have anti-inflammatory properties, natural alpha hydroxy acid and helps stimulate the skin's natural defenses.

The awesome thing about these leaves (as if fighting the appearance of wrinkles isn't awesome enough!) is how versatile they are. You can mix them with carrier oils, scrubs, masks, wraps, and you can use them in hydrotherapy treatments!

Get a head start on stocking up for your winter menu!