Showing posts with label sensitive skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sensitive skin. Show all posts

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butter Your Clients Up With Shea Butter

Looking to tighten up your spending, without sacrificing anything in your services? When was the last time you took a look at shea butter?

Did you just go, "oooh shea butter, I used to use/love that a few years ago"? You're not alone! The secret weapon of some savvy spas for years has been shea butter.

Chock full of oleic acid, a super hydrating fatty acid, shea butter should be in every room, station and on every trolley. It's also one of the most versatile products I can think of, as it can be used in almost any service. Use it an add on to any service you offer, it is great for retailing, and can be used as a carrier base for essential oils.

Clients with sensitive skin? Shea butter is gentle enough for even acne prone clients.

Not sure what services it can be easily incorporated in to? Here are a few to get your thoughts moving like butter:

Hair: can be used in/as a hair mask, can be used as an add on for a scalp massage (give clients a choice of essential oil to add in as well) to any other service

Massage: can be used as a carrier for essential oils, blends well with other oils like coconut and jojoba for a ridiculously luxurious feel.

Facials: helps promote elasticity, helps fade age spots and of course, it's been rumored to be a favorite of Cleopatra to keep her skin looking young and glowing

Body Treatments: slather this on your clients with a mylar blanket for a heavenly body wrap, use after a body scrub or dry brushing treatment, mix in an abrasive of your choice (salt, sugar, raw ingredients etc) for a cost effective and hydrating scrub

Nails: you can use this as a lotion or add in sugar or salt for a scrub

Sometimes the simplest of things can have the biggest impact for your clients, and your bottom line. Shea butter is high on that list!





Sunday, July 10, 2016

Exfoliate Your Way To Success!

My most favorite mode of exfoliation has to be my trusty rotary brush. Such a simple way to give your clients glowing, smooth skin!

Now is the best time to invest in your new favorite tool. The summer sun creates dry, dull skin tones which will need to be exfoliated to reveal that healthy summer glow they worked so hard for! A rotary brush is simple, and effective. Even the most sensitive skin types love this treatment!

The Meishida Portable Rotary Facial Brush is a cost effective way to introduce this treatment into your menu. Watch your weekly profits soar! 

Happy Brushing :) 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Soothing Summer Body Treatment!

As we near the end of June, I've had quite a few conversations with clients gearing up for their summer menu options. Many have asked about body treatments for skin that has been overexposed to the sun. Aside from having quality sunscreen and lip protection to retail, here is a great body mask to help calm sun scorched skin.

Sun Skin Saver Body Mask
*this mask is soothing and hydrating to help calm and nourish skin that has been overexposed to the sun

In a rubber mixing bowl, mix 3T Kaolin powder, 1 T Buttermilk Powder and 1 T of honey powder until combines. Add in 2 T of Aloe Gel and mix well. Place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabi or in another bowl filled with warm water.

Prep the client as you normally do for body treatments and apply the mask using a brush or your hands starting at the feet. Make sure the temperature of the mix is not too hot so warm that it causes more pain to the already sensitive skin!

Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before removing. Follow up with your favorite hydrating lotion like the Alchimie Forever Daily Defense Cream SPF 23 or Alchimie Forever Kantic Calming Cream !

This soothing mask will have your clients sighing with relief!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mud - Making The World A Better Place One Person At A Time!

Pretty drastic statement there, right?!?

It's the truth, in a way :) When we look our best, we feel our best which in turn tends to make us happier people. Happy people make the world a better place - here's where the mud comes in!

I'm sure you've noticed over the last few years, the natural movement is still growing. Clients are concerned about ingredients and the chemicals going in or on their bodies. Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud is a 100% natural mud that happens to be the most mineral rich mud on the market today!

You can use the Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud in facials, body wraps and even nail services! It is great for exfoliating and detoxifying the skin - it's gentle enough where it does not dry out the skin either! This is is especially important for clients with sensitive skin!

The lavender peppermint blends have been flying out of the warehouse this month! It smells wonderful and the peppermint adds the slightest tingling feeling that is amazing! As an added bonus, they make retail sized muds and soaps that are also great for gifts, packages and giveaways!



Friday, November 7, 2014

The Benefits of Pumpkin in your Beauty Regiment

Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Oreos, it's no news to anyone that when Fall is in the air, pumpkin is in the kitchen. But It's not just in the kitchen that Pumpkin is a big hit, it's widely used in the beauty industry. With properties such as vitamin E, zinc, alpha and beta-carotene, fiber, magnesium, and potassium, it's no wonder why pumpkin is making it's way onto service menus all over the beauty industry!

The Pumpkin has many great benefits, including Vitamin E  to help fight acne; Zinc which is fantastic for managing hormone levels and oils and it's vitamin content promotes the production of collagen. Pumpkin is said to have a "detoxifying effect" in which it  "supports healthy cell turnover" and is great for all skin types!


Ayur-Medic Pumpkin Exfoliant

Exfoliating Mask that can be used weekly and on all skin types, especially sensitive and rosacea. This gentle enzyme peel removed dead skin cells without irritation. This pumpkin exfoliant has an immediate softening effect and allows for better penetration of creams and serums, great for anti-aging treatments!

Pumpkin Peel Off Mask

Great for all skin types! The Pumpkin is a rich source of antioxidants and enzymes that act like Alpha-Hydroxy Acids. Alpha-Hydroxy Acids have been shown to promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. Great to help reverse the signs of aging.

Another place Pumpkin infused products are popping up in is nail salons. "Enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids found in pumpkin exfoliate for a smooth healthy glow," says one spa director.



Maxim-Pedi Redi Plus (Pumpkin)

This product softens the skin for easy exfoliation, It combines sea salts and Epson salts with other key ingredients for easy exfoliation. The enzymes help pull away dry skin while vitamins smooth and firm.



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Allergy Prone Skin or Spring Allergies? Keeping Your Clients Clear

Spring has officially arrived (even if the weather is a bit crazy with these recent storms!) which also means the arrival of allergies. Seasonal allergies manifest not only in the typical sneezing fits, watering eyes and scratchy throats but also on the skin. People who are sensitive to allergies can also see extra dryness, redness, rashes and overall itchiness.

Skin Allergies can be uncomfortable and for some, embarrassing. Having an allergy facial or allergy relief add ons in your service menu can be a great comfort for your clients.

Some great skin relief items to consider include:

Allergy Ampoule by Rosa Graf - this powerful bottle can be used in 15-20 treatments (profit potential is nothing to sneeze at!)

Rosewater- great for soothing and hydrating the skin. Great retail item as well for self care!

Dr. Temt Azulene Gelform Mask- instant soothing relief, you can't get much better than instant unless you can prevent it!

Seaweed and Spirulina Peel Off Alginate Facial Mask- gets rid of puffiness, calms the skin, reduces redness...this mask does it all and is incredibly easy to work with. Many of our clients consider this their go to mask (also great to retail as a package with a mixing bowl and brush)

Redness Diffusing by June Jacobs- masks and serums with the sole purpose of reducing redness

Calming by Ayer-Medic- cleanser, cream and mask for a great 3 step process to ease skin allergy irritations

Even when they aren't experiencing allergies, your clients will remember you offer these treatments and come running to you whenever they act up!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sensitive Skin? No Problem!

Everyone at some point in their lives has dealt with a sensitive skin issue. Whether dry, itchy skin due to weather changes or from allergies or hormones, it's never fun.

Do you offer any special services or treatments for your client's with sensitive skin?  Are you addressing the cause of your client's sensitive skin issue before recommending a treatment?

Do you target them for both short term and long term results?

All of these questions are vital to providing the best possible service to your client's which drastically improves your value in their eyes!

Looking for some different or new product lines designed for those client's with sensitive skin? Check out the most popular ones that I've seen.

Dr. Temt Silk Mask with Sericin for sensitive skin
this was one of the first masks for sensitive skin I tried. I was blown away at how soft it left my skin with no irritation. It's also a great retail item!

Dr. Temt Azulene Gelform Mask 
This is great for sensitive and skin irritations. You can't go wrong with chamomile!

Bilberry Modeling Mask

Pure Collagen Fiber Face Mask with Aloe Vera / For Dry, Sensitive & Sun-Damaged Skin
This is one of the most popular masks I see ordered for sensitive skin

Moor Mud
This is my go to mask. I have never had a single issue with it irritating my skin, it draws any impurities out and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft.

Calming Hand Masques
Calming Foot Masques

For your waxing client's with sensitive skin:

Mancine- this was from Australia is our most popular and best selling wax.  It heats at a lower temperature, spreads thin (you get more wax for the price!) and is formulated to be non irritating for any skin type/area.

Epillyss Novatherm

Epillyss Sensitive Skin Lukewarm Wax with Essential Oils

CirĂ©pil® Elva Rose Wax

Ultra Sensitive Wax - Soothing Blend / 13 oz. by CLEAN+EASY

Don't forget your massage clients!!!

Soothing Touch Calming Massage Products

ESS® Facial Massage Oil - Sensitive


When your clients value you as an expert, they will not only be lifelong clients, but they will gladly pay for additional or premium services and products.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Emergency Skin Kits- Expect The Unexpected

As everyone knows, nothing always goes exactly as planned especially dealing with the public.

Every individual and their bodies will react differently to different items. No matter how skilled you are, you can never truly know if a person is going to have a reaction to something you are using on their skin. Whether they left something off of their intake form or for some reason one day their skin is extra sensitive.

Being prepared can not only quickly ease a client's discomfort but it can be the one step that saves that relationship rather than ending it. Most people understand that sometimes things happen and I know if I had a negative reaction to a product and the therapist/technician knew what to do, I'd go back to them. However if they had no idea what to do and freaked out, I would never go back and make sure to let everyone know how poorly the situation was handled.

So how can you be prepared? First you and all of your staff must always be learning and staying on top of news and trends about products and product studies. You also need to pay attention to any physical clues, the faster you can detect a possible negative reaction, the faster you can remedy it. Is the client suddenly becoming red or blotchy? Does the skin feel oddly hot or is the client experiencing undue discomfort? Being tuned into your clients skin and your clients in general is extremely important.

What to do if you notice a client beginning to have a negative reaction to a service or product you are using on them? Keeping an "emergency skin calming kit" is a great idea!

Having some soothing masks that can be mixed and applied quickly can be all that is needed for slight irritations. Here are a few examples:

Calming Mask / 8 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare
Calming Mask / 2 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare
AMBER PRODUCTS Calming Masque
Dr. Temt Azulene Gelform Mask

Some other items to consider keeping on hand to help calm skin down include:

Gel Calming Pads by NatraGel
Calming Cream / 2 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare 
Calming Gel / 32 oz. by Amber Products 
Calming Cleanse 
Calming Ampoule by Rosa Graf 

It's a smart investment to keep a few of these items on hand in case of emergency reactions that don't require medical attention. You'll have better peace of mind and your clients will also feel more at ease knowing you're thinking ahead for their comfort and safety!




Saturday, March 10, 2012

Celebrate the Changing Seasons with Soothing Body and Facial Masks

While the change of seasons is very exciting, the transition from Winter to Spring can wreak havoc on your client's skin. The facial skin is typically dehydrated and sensitive, while the extremities suffer from severe dryness and flaking.

Now is the perfect time of the year to add the Hibiscus and Arnica Mask to your facial services. Formulated with the soothing and nourishing combination of Betonite Clay, Rice Starch, Hisbiscus petals, Arnica petals and Chamomile Essential Oil, this mask will help to renew and refresh your clients' skin.

The must-have product for your Spring body treatments is the Chamomile and Marine Algae Body Masque by Amber. This body mask was specifically developed to aid in nourishing and hydrating fatigued and dry skin. Calming Lavender Essential Oil and Chamomile Essential Oil have been been infused with hydrating marine algae and kelp so as to make the skin luminous.

INSIDERS TIP: To maximize the effectiveness of this your body treatments, be sure to use Mylar Blankets and Thermoplastic Film Rolls.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Searching for the Fountain of Youth? Try Pharmagel...Nature's Prescription for Radiant Skin!

Aren't we all searching for the fountain of youth? Or any skin care product for that matter, that actually helps fight the never-ending battle with aging skin? As I always mention, I have super (annoyingly) sensitive skin. Finding an anti-aging product that doesn't irritate me is not easy, so when I do, I feel the need to share!

PHARMAGEL , a premier manufacturer of pharmaceutical grade treatments, has an excellent line of skin care products for all clients, at any age! Celebrities, dignitaries, and people all over the world have been relying on PHARMAGEL for their skin care needs for over 20 years!

Why? PHARMAGEL products use the latest advances in skin care treatment, and are all specially formulated with anti-aging ingredients to slow the aging process and restore that youth we all long for! By combining pharmaceutical grade ingredients with vitamins & antioxidants, all products are designed to drastically improve the appearance and condition of the skin, while ensuring visible results. Other benefits to the line is that everything is hypoallergenic and will not clog pores, cause breakouts, or irritation. Additionally, all products are mineral oil and lanolin free.

Our dedication to you as professionals is to recommend products that are committed to quality...PHARMAGEL is one!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lose the Dirt, Keep the Skin, with INTRINSICS Gentle Cleansing Towels!

The multi-talented Intrinsics Gentle Cleansing Towels are perfect for use during any spa or salon service! These 100% cotton wipes are pre-moistened with all-natural botanicals, and have a relaxing Green Tea and Cucumber fragrance. They are so soft on the skin and highly effective! Make these towels work for you by keeping them close by for use during any treatment. Check out why I always recommend the Intrinsics Gentle Cleansing Towels below:


Key Benefits:
  • Convenience - Make for quick and easy services!
  • Ingredients - Contains bamboo and white tea botanicals which offer gentle exfoliating and cleansing properties
  • Cleanse - Gently remove make-up before facial services
  • Exfoliate - Prep skin before waxing treatments
  • Gentle - For sensitive skin
  • Alcohol -free and Paraben-free
  • Economical - Only $11.97 (wholesale) for 72 wipes!
How can you resist a wipe with so many talents?

Post Service? Check out the also amazing INTRINSICS Moisturizing & Soothing Wipes!