Showing posts with label ayur-medic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ayur-medic. 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.




Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ayurveda: A Beauty Regimen That's 5,000 Years Old!

...and still applicable! Ayurveda is a nearly 5,000 year old science, and one of the earliest adopters of the mantra that "beauty comes from within." This practice focuses on balancing the whole body to enhance beauty and even optimize energy!

The Ayurvedic approach to caring for the skin starts with knowing your dosha. There are three doshas:

Vata
This type of skin is thin, dry, fine, and extremely delicate.  Their skin is dry, cold to the touch and is not smooth. They are prone to premature wrinkling, especially since they are sun worshippers and tend to be the ones with the darkest tan on the beach.  Many different factors disturb vata including stress, excess activity such as aerobics or constant travel, improper diet, the season of autumn, and especially an irregular routine.

Pitta
This type of skin is susceptible to breakouts and rosacea.  They have combination skin with sensitivities to various allergens, and are most sensitive to the sun.  A few of the things that cause the skin get out of balance are stress, over working, excess mental activity, improper diet, hot sunny weather, and the summer season.

Kapha
This type of skin is thicker, oilier, and prone to acne. Some of the causes of a kapha imbalance consist of not enough activity or exercise, improper diet, cold winter weather, and seclusion.

Thinking about incorporating this age old principle into your spa? We have an amazing selection of Ayurvedic products to choose from! From skincare lines, to Copper Shirodhara stands, we could help you bring this new (but very old!) way of beauty into your spa! Take a look at the items we carry below:

Shirodhara Equipment and Oils
Ayur-Medic Skincare
Ayurvedic Spa Treatments DVD

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do You Have Clients Interested in the Ayurvedic Lifestyle? Download This Free Resource to Help Them Out!

The team at Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Center has created a free e-book for those interested in an Ayurvedic Lifestyle called Ayurveda 101. This is a great resource to gain insight on what living and Ayurvedic Lifestyle means, and how each of your clients can live life to their fullest potential.


This Free E-Book covers topics including:

  • The goal of Ayurveda
  • The keys to Ayurveda
  • The natures of Ayurveda
  • The tools of Ayurveda
  • The elements of Ayurveda
  • The tastes of Ayurveda
  • The benefits of Ayurveda
  • Ways to jumpstart the Ayurvedic Lifestyle
There are many spas offering Ayurvedic treatments, but your clients might not understand all of the benefits this lifestyle can offer them. This is a simple-to-understand guide to help you and your team be able to effectively express the meaning of Ayurveda and all of the impact it will have on their life. 

If you are looking for some great Ayurvedic Spa Treatments to offer your clients, look no further than Pure Spa Direct! From Ayurvedic Skincare to Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments such as Shirodhara, we have it all!

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!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunscreen 101

Summer is in full swing, and many of your clients will be out swimming, hiking, vacationing and enjoying the warmth outside! While everyone knows they need to protect their skin, and sunblock is a highly effective solution, are your clients educated on the different types of sunblock? We have a broad range of skin protection at Pure Spa Direct to choose from! See the different types below.

Many sunscreens work by either absorbing, reflecting, or scattering light. Some use chemicals that combine with the skin to protect it from UV rays while others use naturally occurring minerals. I'm sure you have a variety of different clients who are sensitive to chemicals and are looking for a more natural solution to protect their skin from the sun, while others are content with the more traditional, chemical based sunblocks they know and love. Either way, why not carry a variety of types to retail in your spa? You'll be protecting your clients from damaging their skin while increasing profits for your business during the summer months!

Classic Sunscreen

The first type of sunscreen I'm sure most of your clients are familiar with is classic, or chemical based sunscreen. Classic sunscreens use chemically active ingredients that are designed to absorb and dissipate UVA/UVB rays. We have a great selection to choose from!


Our Advanced Sun Resistance SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Formula from June Jacobs is a great, high end sunscreen your clients will love. Paraben and preservative free, this blend of full spectrum chemical UV protectors is specially designed to protect delicate skin from sunburn and UV damage. 






Another great traditional sunscreen is our Sun Therape Moisturizer with SPF 35. It provides super absorbent hydration while helping to repair and protect skin from UVB and UVA exposure. The bonus is that it's also formulated with Pharmagel's exclusive Photosome Reconstructive Complex which can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your clients! 





Mineral Sunscreen

The other type of sunscreen is mineral based, which uses active ingredients like Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to scatter and reflect UVA/UVB rays. This is ideal for your clients who are prefer to use more naturally derived products on their skin.


One of our best selling mineral based sunscreen is our BurnOut 18.6% Zinc Oxide Sunblock. I love it! It's great for clients who have sensitive skin. Generally, mineral based sunscreens go on chalky or white, but this formula goes on clear. It's also biodegradable, ocean-safe, petroleum-free and paraben-free!







Another great chemical-free sunscreen we carry is Our SPF 30 Sunblock by Ayur-Medic Skincare. Derived of nano zinc oxide, linoleic acid, glycine and tocopheryl acetatet, it uses the latest nano-technology to protect the skin from premature aging caused by exposure to UV light.