Showing posts with label beauty trend. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty trend. Show all posts

Friday, August 14, 2015

HOT HOT HOT - The Hangover Beauty Trend?

I was reading an article this morning (see it HERE) that was discussing one of the hottest beauty trends in Japan right now - referred to as the "Hangover Beauty Trend." At first, my thought was "Whaaaaaaa?" As I read a bit further though, it started to make a bit of sense....maybe.

The Japanese trend is known as "me no shita chiiku," or for those who aren't fluent in Japanese, "undereye blush." Yes, the trend may cause girls to look a bit sickly, with red-rimmed eyes, but I am kind of on board with the theory behind it. Younger girls are flocking to this trend, because applying rosy blush under the eyes gives a much more youthful impression, rather than the more mature, chiseled look of applying blush in a traditional angle under the cheekbones. In a world where kids are no longer kids, and everyone is growing up so fast, I love that they are embracing the more youthful look!

Another added benefit is that applying blush under the eyes helps mask undereye bags or dark circles. Who couldn't use a bit of help in that department?

Overall, I tend to doubt this is a trend that is going to pick up much steam in the US, but who knows - those Japanese women sure do know something about skin care and makeup, right? Have you seen or heard of this trend before? Let me know your thoughts below - and check out Pure Spa's huge selection of makeup and cosmetics....just in case some of your clients want you to apply undereye blush for them!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rice For Hair And Skin Beauty!

Rice Bran Oil is becoming more and more popular in the skin and hair care industry.  Use of Rice Bran Oil originated in Japan and today the highest compliment a Japanese woman can receive is "nika bijin" which means "a rice bran beauty".  Japanese woman have used it for centuries to help smooth out wrinkles as well as provide a slight amount of sunscreen protection.  So why not start taking some of their secrets and use it on your clients?

Oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice, Rice Bran Oil is considered to be hypoallergenic.  It protects collagen and elastin which plays a large part in maintaining the suppleness of your skin.  Just like our skin, our hair can be damaged by ultraviolet rays.  The sun's rays can oxidize hair and cause dryness and color damage. The oryzanol in rice bran oil blocks ultraviolet rays and protects it from free radicals.  Another major part of rice bran oil is the high amount of Vitamen E.   It can help seal dry ends and prevent hair loss from breakage.

This oil is perfect for any service you offer at your spa or salon.  It is a great oil to use for massages, post facials or hair treatments.  Because of its small molecule structure it is faster and easier penetration without the oil being greasy.  Here at Pure Spa Direct we have both Rice Bran Oil and Rice Bran Powder for you to use as a massage lotion, direct facial or hair treatments or to include in your own homemade creams, lotions or other beauty concoctions.  The cosmetic companies are starting to include this oil in their products, so why not include it in your services?