Showing posts with label anti-inflammatory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anti-inflammatory. Show all posts

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!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hot Treatments for the New Year - LED Light Therapy

When it comes to who to trust, I think everyone is pretty much in agreement that NASA scientists know what they are doing. That's why when you consider the fact that LED Light Therapy for skin rejuvenation and healing - you can't argue with science!

Have you added LED Light Therapy to your menu? If you haven't yet - check it out! This is one of the hottest treatments right now in spas across the country, and for good reason. This non-invasive, painless treatment is ideal for a wide variety of clients and skin complaints.

Different color LED light penetrates the skin at different depths, thereby providing different results based on the color light being emitted. LED light has been found to produce results with regular use over a period of time, usually 8-12 weeks. 

Blue LED light penetrates 5 mm and can be used to kill acne-causing bacteria, clear comedones, calm inflammation and redness, control sebum production, promote protein synthesis, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation in the dermal and epidermal. This is a great add-on treatment to your Teen or Acne Facials!

Red LED light penetrates 8-10 mm and can be used for aging or mature skin to stimulate fiberblast activity, increase collagen production, rejuvenates skin tissue, smooth skin texture, improve skin tone, accelerate blood circulation. Anti-wrinkle treatments? I'm in! :) LED Light Therapy is great for stimulating collagen production, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.

Green LED light penetrates 2-5 mm and can be used to reduce hyperpigmentation, calm the skin after a chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment and help repair skin damage. This is a perfect finish to some of the more abrasive facial treatments you may offer. 

Additionally, yellow or amber LED light is used for scar reduction and wound healing. The yellow light triggers the repair mechanism of damaged cells. It has detoxifying and purifying properties, and it improves lymphatic function. Yellow LED light therapy can be specially added to many treatments as determined during your skin inspection.

Pure Spa Direct offers a variety of LED Light Therapy units, so we are sure to have the perfect unit for your business! Just in time for the New year, add this New Service and really kick up your business for 2016.

Friday, September 4, 2015

A Deliciously Sweet Scent For Your Spa!

Who doesn't love a deliciously sweet smelling product? If you're looking to add a new scent to your spa for your clients, especially something that smells so delicious you kind of just want to eat it.. we have just the product for you! 


Our amazingly delicious Vanilla Cupcake Paraffin Beads smell just like a classic vanilla bakery scent...yummy! On top of smelling like a freshly baked vanilla cupcake, these beads offer a calming, warm experience with all the moisturizing and therapeutic benefits of paraffin therapy. If you don't already offer paraffin therapy at your spa, now is the time! I guarantee most of your clients will greatly benefit from this unique service. Paraffin therapy is great for relieving pain, stiffness or inflammation in the muscles or joints while at the same time providing soft, youthful, and deeply moisturized skin. The best part of our cupcake paraffin beads other than their sweet smell? They are currently on sale at just $23.79 for 6 lbs.! Get them on sale while supplies last! If you haven't checked out the Overstock Sale Section of our site, I highly recommend you do so! We have a variety of products at amazingly low prices. Stock up before they vanish!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mud Baths

Mud baths have existed for thousands of years in nature and are commonly found in areas where hot springs combine with volcanic ash. Known to heal and nourish the body and mind, I'm sure some of your clients have gone in one, whether it be in nature or a high end spa. Looking to add this service to your menu, but aren't quite sure you want to take the leap? According to an article I read, there are many health benefits. Check out the healing properties of mud baths below for convincing!

  • Helps to relieve muscle joint aches and pain.
  • Can help relieve certain skin aliments such as psoriasis and rosacea due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Helps to reduce stress and tension.
  • The soothing minerals of the mud can work wonders on your client's skin leaving it soft and smooth.
  • Detoxifies the body by drawing out impurities due to the natural minerals.
  • It can help to improve circulation due to the heat from the geothermal water.

Get this healing ancient treatment in your spa today with our Spa Pantry Moor Mud from Canada and Hungary! I promise your clients will love its relaxing and healing effects.






Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Natural Luxury: Consider Cedar Wood For Your Spa!

Whether you're just getting started on your business, or if you're looking to revamp your spa's decor, I can guarantee you'll fall in love with the look of our Cedar Wood Foot Soak Tub. Why have the same type of foot tub every other spa in town has when you can stand out with this beautiful, luxurious, yet affordable wooden tub? Why cedar wood, you ask? I'll explain!

To start, cedar wood is highly resistant to rot and decay, which makes it long-lasting and great to be used as a foot tub. Next, it's highly sustainable, renewable, and even biodegradable which makes it eco-friendly. Aesthetically speaking, it's a naturally beautiful type of wood and will add a warmth to your spa unlike any other foot tub! It's natural, unique look will most certainly make your business stand out.

Aside from the cedar wood foot tub, did you know that we also carry Cedar Wood Essential Oils, as well as a Cedar Verbana Scented Candle? When used in topical form, cedar wood has anti-inflammatory effects on certain conditions such as arthritis and pain. It can also help to tighten and tone muscles, skin, and even conditions like acne according to an article I read. It can also be used as a sedative as it has a calming effect. Yet another reason to bring the natural luxury of cedar wood into your spa!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mid-Summer Facial Idea: Aloe Vera

Mid-summer can be the perfect time to change up your spa menu! Summer isn't quite over yet, but it may be a bit too early to start adding Fall treatments. If you're all out of ideas on spicing up your spa's offerings to lure your customers in, we have a great Pure Collagen Fiber Face Mask with Aloe Vera that you might want to consider! It's great for mid-summer, because this mask is infused with aloe which heals dry, sensitive and sun-damaged skin for your clients who have been at the beach all summer long. I'm sure they're going to want to start healing their summer skin in preparation for fall, and now is the time to add this service. 

Aloe vera has been used for quite sometime (centuries, even), and is known as the plant of immortality due to its youth enhancing properties. It is technically a cactus plant. The aloe vera leaf secretes a clear gel that is used to apply topically on the skin. This gel contains minerals, polysaccharides, amino acids and carbohydrates which makes it extremely healing, anti-inflammatory, and supports the regeneration of damaged skin. The mask also contains collagen fiber which helps to retain moisture and create a more youthful appearance. I'm sure your clients will be thanking you once the Fall comes around for healing their sun-kissed skin!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Essential Oils - With an Emphasis on Essential!

Ah, essential oils - probably one of my favorite spa products out there! But what makes them so great? I love how each individual oil can be used for various soothing and supposedly curative effects. While essential oils are "essential" in the sole reason that they contain the "essence" of the plant's fragrance of which they're derived from, it is important to note that different oils have different properties. Certain oils are essential for various types of aliments! Do you have enough essentials for all types of clients, especially those who receive deep tissue massages? If not, I've got you covered. See below for what I mean, and why these "essential" oils take on a whole new meaning!

Most your clients probably sit throughout the day and then cram their exercise into one quick session. This can cause excess strain on their muscles, causing spasms and inflammation. While massages definitely help to ease the pain, certain essential oils can facilitate healing as well according to an article I recently read.

Reduce Inflammation

We carry any essential oil you might need here at Pure Spa Direct. However, some are more popular than others due to their aroma and abilities to aid in soothing inflamed muscles. Peppermint is great for your clients with inflamed and overheated muscles, as it has a cooling effect. Rosemary also reduces inflammation due to its astringent properties. This can help stimulate circulation and increase blood flow to the muscles, bringing down inflammation. We have a variety of peppermint and rosemary essential oils to choose from!

Warm Muscles

While peppermint has a cooling effect, other oils have a heating effect. Juniper and ginger oils tend to warm overworked muscles. They contain natural analgesics which can help to block pain - perfect for your clients who are athletes and looking for a deep tissue massage!

Relax Muscles

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? It's a good chances that your clients who are stressed out have tighter muscles. Both chamomile and lavender essential oils can help calm down your clients who are extra stressed and hold tension in their muscles. They are personally my favorite, as I love their scent.

Click here to see all of our essential oils, and stock up on what your missing to help your clients in need. They are also perfect for retailing to your clients after each session!

Friday, July 27, 2012

LED Light Therapy for Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Acne and More!

LED Light Therapy, in different wavelength colors, has been used to treat numerous skin issues, including acne, collagen stimulation, and wound healing. The skin has the ability to absorb infrared light, using the light as an energy source to stimulate cellular regeneration.


Different color LED light penetrates the skin at different depths, thereby providing different results based on the color light being emitted. LED light has been found to produce results with regular use over a period of time, usually 8-12 weeks. This is a non-invasive treatment with virtually no down time, making it an easier sell to your clients who are looking for results.


Blue LED light penetrates 5 mm and can be used to kill acne-causing bacteria, clear comedones, calm inflammation and redness, control sebum production, promote protein synthesis, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation in the dermal and epidermal. This is a great add-on treatment to your Teen or Acne Facials!


Red LED light penetrates 8-10 mm and can be used for aging or mature skin to stimulate fiberblast activity, increase collagen production, rejuvenates skin tissue, smooth skin texture, improve skin tone, accelerate blood circulation. Anti-wrinkle treatments? I'm in! :) LED Light Therapy is great for stimulating collagen production, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.


Green LED light penetrates 2-5 mm and can be used to reduce hyperpigmentation, calm the skin after a chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment and help repair skin damage. This is a perfect finish to some of the more abrasive facial treatments you may offer. 


Additionally, yellow or amber LED light is used for scar reduction and wound healing. The yellow light triggers the repair mechanism of damaged cells. It has detoxifying and purifying properties, and it improves lymphatic function. Yellow LED light therapy can be specially added to many treatments as determined during your skin inspection.


Pure Spa Direct offers a range of LED Light Therapy units, from large, stand-alone units, to small hand-held units. LED Light Therapy is quickly growing as a popular treatment within the beauty industry. Check out the units we offer today, and start showing your clients results!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Helichrysum Essential Oil - The Oil of Immortality

One of the biggest benefits of working at Pure Spa Direct is receiving product feedback from our clients.  A client recently introduced me to Helichrysum Pure Essential Oil, so I wanted to pass the information on to our lovely readers.

Now that we are in the summer season, there will be a surge of clients who will be seeking sunburn and/or skin healing treatments. Helichrysum Essential Oil is a necessary addition to your services due to its many beneficial properties, including:



  • Anti-Microbial - Prevents microbial infections.
  • Anti-Inflammatory - Reduces inflammation. 
  • Fungicidal - Prevents fungicidal infections.
  • Anti-Haematoma - Prevents and clears blood clots.
  • Emollient - Promotes skin hydration.
  • Cytophylactic - Production of new cells.
  • Cicatrisant - Promotes skin healing and scar reduction.
Helichrysum can be used for all of your clients, including those who experience:
  • Sunburns
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Redness
  • Acne
  • Skin trauma
  • Scaring
The best way to incorporate Helichrysum essential oil is to mix it with apricot seed or grape seed carrier oils and apply to the skin during a facial massage.  The natural floral scent of the oil can stand alone and also blends very well with Lavender, Neroli and Ylang-ylang essential oils.

Click HERE to see the Helichrysum Pure Essential Oil.

**INSIDER'S TIP** The perfect product to retail after a Helichrysum treatment is the Park Avenue Prescription Kit by Sadick Dermatology!  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mud, Mud and Moor Mud - Part 2!!

So next up in our Mud Series is the namesake of this blog - Hungarian Moor Wellness Mud. This particular mud has a plethora of features that separate it from the rest of the pack including the fact it is one of the oldest spa treatments ever recorded and has been used in European spas since the 1800s.

Here is a little back history on the Hungarian Moor Mud: Praised and worshiped for its detoxifying effects for over 2000 years(!), Moor mud is actually Peat Moss from the bogs of Eastern Europe. Unlike other muds that are largely comprised of clay and sand, Moor mud is almost entirely made of residual herbs, flowers and grasses from 10,000 years ago. Rather than decaying, those organic products worked together to create a super-powered paste chock-filled with humic acids, fulvic acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, plant hormones and fatty acids.

Science lessons are fun and all, but what does this mean for you and your clients? By implementing Moor Mud into your services, you can offer you clients one of the oldest, yet most advanced treatments to help with cellulite, anti-aging, anti-inflammation, detoxification and muscular relaxation. Due to its composition, Moor Mud can be used not only as a wrap treatment but also in hydrotherapy baths. Because it contains the least amount of clay in comparison to all other mud treatments, you do not have to worry about Moor mud clogging your drains because it dissolves completely. Add Hungarian Wellness Moor Mud to your treatment menu today!

*Insider Tip* Since Moor Mud is not the nicest smelling product you can put on your clients, I recommend adding a few drops of essential oil to make the experience more pleasant. Since Moor Mud is earthy by nature, I recommend using an earthy/woodsy essential oil as well, such as Pine Essential Oil or Frankincense Essential Oil.