Showing posts with label ingredients. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ingredients. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Go Green For Earth Month In April!

April is National Earth Month, many people celebrate all month long, while some celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

If you're planning on participating, here are some of our most popular "Green" and more natural, and products that have awesome natural ingredients that always fly out of the warehouse in anticipation for the event!




Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud - this stuff is amazing, there's no other way to put it. The most mineral rich mud on the market today! Great for masks, body treatments, mani/pedi and retailing.

Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula - to date, our best selling scrub for use in services AND retailing. Leaves the skin ridiculously soft and smooth - your clients will be amazed!

Eco-Fin - 100% natural, cost effective (perfect add on treatment!), simple to use and scents for every occasion!

Pink Himalayan Salt  - amazing for hydrotherapy and scrubs!

Plant & Vegetable Collagen Masks

Wet Brush - Naturals Collection

Massage Flame Candles - a unique idea to surprise your clients!

Vegan Massage Lotion/Cream

The Spa Pantry line is awesome for creating your own masks, scrubs, etc. Definitely worth checking out especially for Earth Month!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Body Butter Is Bringing Sexy Back

It's true! JT may be bringing sexy back but so is body butter! Soft, smooth, glowing skin is definitely sexy, anything that enhances those qualities---is bringing sexy back!

Cuccio Naturale  Lyte Ultra-Sheer Body Butters are just the thing to help bring your client's sexy summer skin back. With blends like Guava &Mangosteen, Honey & Soy and the yummy Vanilla Bean & Sugarcane,  your clients will be dreaming of their amazing looking skin as they sip drinks on a beach!

Don't forget about the retail size ones as well!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gotu Kola, Your New Go To Ingredient

With more and more people shifting towards living greener lifestyles, having more natural options for treatments is vital in every business in this industry.

One powerful ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways to compliment any service menu is Gotu Kola powder.

Gotu Kola has been used for centuries in areas such as India, China, and Indonesia due to its many benefits including those related to beauty. There's even a legend in China that it is a "fountain of youth" herb that enabled a man to live to be 200!

Legends aside, Gotu Kola has been found to be useful in collagen production (hello anti aging friend!), improving blood flow, aiding in skin conditions such as psoriasis as well as being an antioxidant. There is even evidence that it can help improve elasticity and thicken the skin---great news for treating cellulite!

The great thing about it being in a powder is that it can be used in facials, body mudsscrubs and even hair treatments! This is a powerful ingredient to have in your arsenal that is easy to work with and extremely cost effective! 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nail Polish Ingredients Explained

It seems that nowadays everyone is very cautious about what products they are using based o the ingredients. The more they know, the more comfortable they are with using a product. I recently came across an article in NailPro Magazine explaining what the main ingredients are in nail polishes. As a salon owner, having this knowledge will help when answering client questions about what is actually in that little bottle.

So here's a breakdown of some of the main ingredients:
  • Resin --> Nitrocellulose (that’s a film-forming resin) or anything with the words polymer, copolymer, or resin.
    • Basically this is what hold the polish together. Nail polish traditionally requires two types of resin: film-forming and adhesive. The film-forming resin gives the dried polish a shiny texture, while the adhesive polymer adds flexibility, so it is less brittle.
  • Solvent --> Ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, propyl acetate, and isopropyl acetate.
    • This ingredient is what makes the polish easy to apply and spread evenly, as well as helps the polish dry quicker.
  • Dispersants --> Stearalkonium hectorite, stearalkonium bentonite.
    • Additives that help mix pigments with the resin and solvent. This slows the process of settling and separation in the bottle.
  • UV Stabilizers -->Benzophenone, often followed by a dash and the number one.
    • This will prevent sunlight from changing the color or fading the polish.
  • Plasticizers -->Trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate, triphenyl phosphate, camphor, and ethyl tosylamide
    • This causes the manicures to last longer by keeping the resin flexible once it is dry.
  • Dyes and Pigments -->“CL” followed by numbers on the label; that’s the index number for the color used.
    • Makes up the color that is chosen by the client.
  • Micas --> Mica
    • This is the ingredient that adds shimmer to the polish.
The more knowledge you have about your products, the more your clients will trust you and keep coming back.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tired Of The Same Old Treatments?

Do you or your staff ever feel bored with your treatment menu? You may fall into a rut explaining the same menu options over and over and over and.....right?

There are so many possibilities out there to change up what you offer by simply adding one or two new ingredients. You could even create special themed treatments depending on the style of your business or the area you are in. For example, if you are in a very dry climate you can offer a hydrating body treatment. If you are looking for alternative or green options, you can pick certain ingredients to offer a 'green treatment'



Here are some different ingredients you may not have thought of to infuse new life into your menu and your staff:

Acai Berry Powder
Activated Charcoal Powder (charcoal is great for acne prone skin, it draws out impurities)
Artichoke Leaf Powder
Kelp Granules 
Peppermint Leaf Cut
Raspberry Leaf Cut
Red Sandalwood Powder
Buchu Leaf Powder
Grapefruit Peel Powder 
Maca Root Powder

Even adding in different essential oils can revitalize a treatment. Try some of these:

ESS Clary Sage Pure Essential Oil 
ESS Egyptian Geranium Pure Essential Oil
ESS Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil 
Precious Essential Oils - Neroli in Jojoba Oil 
TheraPro Essential Oil Blend Stress Relief Fusion
ESS® Pure Essential Bergamot Oil

How about some new precious oils that are great for treatments and retailing!

Pure Baobab Oil - Organic (this is awesome for hair and skin)
Pure Olive Squalane Oil
Pure Evening Primrose Oil - Organic
Pure Sea Buckthorn Oil - Organic

There are so many great ingredients out there to keep things fresh and exciting! The possibilities are only limited to your own mind.