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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Looking For A Natural Product With A Variety Of Uses? Witch Hazel To The Rescue!

Keeping with the natural product craze, here's a product that is a quiet storm in the industry. Witch Hazel has many beneficial uses but never really gets the spotlight.

While it's a great natural astringent, it is also excellent in many other applications. You can mist your clients skin after steaming to to refresh the skin without drying. It's also awesome as a toner to help balance the ph level in skin. You can even use it as the liquid for body treatments that use mud or clay.

Here's a quick overview of the big things this little liquid helps with:

  • works as an all-natural astringent
  • works as a refreshing toner
  • soothes skin after shaving
  • soothes skin after waxing
  • used to remove makeup and oil
  • refreshes skin after exercise


You can also go with the leaf to make your own fresh body treatments!

Versatile, inexpensive and effective - you have yourself a multi use product for less than $25!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Starter Skin Care Kit by Amber Products!

Looking for a new skincare line to bring in for your clients? Amber Products launched their skincare starter kit which has everything from cleansers and toners to day and night creams. It's got everything needed to maintain your clients skin.

The Skincare Starter Kit by Amber Products includes:

(3) Classic Cleansers
(3) Silky Cream Cleansers
(3) Corrective Cleansers
(3) Soothing Effects Toner
(3) Cooling Cucumber Toners
(3) Rapid Repair Toners
(3) Botanical Scrubs
(3) Bamboo Scrubs
(3) Pineapple Exfoliators
(3) Anti-Oxidant Moisturizers
(3) Collagen Revival Creams
(3) Corrective Day Creams
(3) Retinol Recovery Night Creams
(3) Ultra Silk Eye Creams
(3) Collagen Lip Therapy
(3) Lash and Brow Serums
(3) Unique C Serums
(3) Shelf Talkers
(3) Stands

It includes products for normal skin, acne prone skin and for anti aging!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Are You Retailing Facial Masks?

It's no secret that retailing, makes up a big chunk of your profits. Anyone not retailing is missing out on an incredible and relatively easy revenue stream for their business. From franchises and large salons, to solo practitioners and those renting space - there's an equal opportunity to boost your bottom line.

While there are many complimentary skin products from cleansers to sunscreens, facial masks are on a steady rise in high end spas as a top selling retail item. Since clients may not be coming in as often as you'd like for their facial, you have an awesome opportunity to ensure they're still taking great care of their skin between services. You can select the perfect mask for their skin type/condition for them and any supplemental items they may need (think cleansing brushes, serums, scrubs) and educate them on their skin care routine. For those extra busy practitioners, you can use a Spascriptive Pad to send them to the retail area!

Here are some of the best selling and staff favorites:



Give us a call at 800-434-0018 or live chat (www.purespadirect.com) us for help picking out the perfect masks to retail to your clients!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hot Retail Items - Pharmagel Essentials!

Looking for a profitable retail item to kick off the get money tree growing this year?  
Here are two perfect solutions for you that will boost profit and keep your clients skin happy!


Pharmagel Daily Essential - packaged in an adorable bag, this kit has everything your client needs to keep their skin looking awesome wherever they go! The kit includes Hydra Cleanse,  Botanical Tonique and Firma Derm, a perfect trio for healthy skin!

Pharmagel Eye Essentials - also comes in a cute case this kit includes a powerful duo of Pharma-C Serum and Eye Proté !

These make a great addition to any retail space!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Combat Dry Winter Skin With Body Oil!

In many places, the colder weather is quickly approaching, which can mean dry skin for a lot of clients. Having body oil on hand for use in service and retailing is key to helping your clients keep some their skin from drying out.

Here are some of the oils we always see flying out of the warehouses this time of year:


Earthly Body Miracle Oil / 0.4 oz. Spray - perfect size for stocking stuffers and carrying around in the winter!

Coconut Certified Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for Face, Body & Hair - from unscented to scented, this is one of the hottest retail lines!

Body Drench Argan Oil Emulsifying Dry Body Oil - Argan oil is always a great seller!

The KESSEL Skin Care Beauty Salon Trolley Cart by Celex is an excellent choice to display retail items that you're using in services!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

You Say Tomato, I Say Clean Skin


It may sound strange at first, however, the tomato is excellent for aiding with congested skin!

The delicious little red fruit is chock full of lycopene, which has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant. If you're looking for a unique treatment to offer your clients, bring in a tomato mask!








Here is a quality and cost effective one sure to intrigue your clients! At under $5 per mask, you can incorporate these into a facial with nice profits!

Fruit Collagen Mask - Tomato Pore Decongesting Mask 

Make a theme of it...offer fresh tomato salads, Bloody Mary options on the weekends (alcohol optional!) or fresh juice blends that have tomato as an ingredient! Creativity is key!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Halloween Masks!

People are buzzing about Halloween quickly approaching, trying to come up with the perfect costumes and masks. While they are trying to decide what alter ego best suits them this year, how about offering something special to help them feel their best!

Here are some best selling seasonal masks to help scare those pesky signs of aging away and give your clients a treat!

Hydrophylic Gel Collagen Mask - 24K Gold Collagen Mask
Hydrophylic Gel Collagen Mask - Honey & Milk Collagen Mask 
Cranberry Firming Collagen Mask 
Red Wine Collagen Mask 
Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask
Collagen Replenish Eye Mask
Avocado Collagen Mask

Go the extra mile and have some treats (healthy or indulgent - or both!) on hand to offer clients!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Apple Picking Season!

Here in the Northeast, apple picking season is quickly approaching - hard to believe with these 90 degree temperatures we've been having! Despite the trickery of the weather, we're already seeing popular fall items starting to trend here at Pure Spa Direct.

One of the favorites during the Summer to Spring transition, is apple. From polishes and masks to apple paraffin  and all things simply red or green!  The Green Apple Brightening Mask is always a hot ticket item as the seasons begin to change. Clients are coming in with sun, sand wind damaged skin in need of nourishment and brightening.

Get a head start on your competition (and the rush!) and start transitioning your seasonal menu options now!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Trending Now - Cactus

More and more spas across the country have been incorporating the awesome anti aging power of the cactus into their treatment menu.  Clients no longer need to travel out West to seek out desert themed treatments!

Cactus plants have an amazing ability to retain water, making masks with cactus super hydrating. As you know, hydrated skin looks plumper, younger and healthier making cactus masks awesome for anti aging facials!

You can dedicate a treatment room to have a desert theme (check out this awesome divider!), have a desert themed day or simply offer a desert package! You can incorporate clay/red colors, offer aloe drinks or teas and decorate with cactus plants!

Add in some flute music to round out the experience!

Need help finding the perfect fit, give us a call!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer Rejuvenation Masque

As we head towards the tail end of summer, many clients are looking to offer a facial geared towards dehydrated and stressed skin. Adding in a new specialized menu item at just the right time is a great way to show clients you're always thinking about their needs!

Here is a great "recipe" to get you started!

Summer Rejuv Masque



Easy and effective!


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Caviar - A Treat For Your Skin!

Looking for something new for your menu? Or are you looking to infuse a luxury theme to your current skin care menu? Check out these great Caviar products that will leave your clients skin feeling brighter, hydrated and younger!

Caviar Masks
Caviar Ampoules

Make a day of it and offer packages including diamond and caviar treatments with champagne!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Face Fruit - Natural Exfoliation

Exfoliation is not something new, as you and your clients are well aware of.  There are different types of products that can be used to exfoliate the skin. Are you utilizing the power of fruit enzymes for exfoliation?

Fruit enzymes are particularly good for clients with oily and mature skin types.  Fruit enzymes help gently remove (digest) dry, dull, superficial layers of the skin to leave a smoother, more youthful look.

The top two that seems to always be flying out of the warehouse are papaya and pumpkin - perfect for going into the fall season!

The Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque by June Jacobs is always a great choice. Paraben and preservative free, the natural fruit enzymes combined with things like sweet almond oil and borage help improve the look and feel of the skin. It's available in back bar and retail sizes, be sure to have some retail sizes on hand!

The Papaya Enzyme Peel by Ayur-Medic Skincare is another option that is chock full of papaya goodness as well as lactic, salicylic, and acetic acid to help clear the skin.

If you prefer mixing your own, take a look at the Exfoliating Papaya Enzyme Mask / 1 Lb. Bulk by uQ. This pairs well with the Fruit Acid Peel Ampoules by uQ!

Just like the papaya, the Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque by June Jacobs is a top seller. Full of essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C, as well as zinc, this helps exfoliate and aid in the healing process - all leaving the skin glowing!

Not to be outdone, Ayur-Medic has a phenomenal Pumpkin Exfoliant that is effective yet gentle!

For those clients that seem to have skin that is overly oily or just needs a gentle, effective exfoliation, be sure to have some fruit enzyme exfoliating products
on hand!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Top 3 Tools of the Trade Every Skin Care Pro Needs!

I just read a great article in SkinInc about the 3 Tools of the Trade Every Skin Pro Needs. When I saw the article, I started guessing to myself - oh! a steamer! definitely a lamp! microderm abrasion? oxygen facial?



Then I read the article...and realized I was right and oh so wrong! According to SkinInc, the 3 Tools Every Skin Pro Needs are....

#1: Magnifying Lamp or Headset
Ok, this one was almost easy. My second guess. But why is it so important? Analyzing your client's skin is the #1 job you have...after all, how can you treat it if you don't know what is going on with it? I fully support the necessity of a good Mag Lamp. Pure Spa Direct has a massive selection of Mag Lamps to fit any budget - so make sure you have the tools you need!

#2: A Professional Uniform
While this was NOT one of my initial guesses, as soon as I read it, I definitely mentally facepalmed. OF COURSE you want to look the part! When you look clean and put together, clients will trust you! Your clients MUST trust you if you will be working on their skin - but will they trust you enough to purchase retail from you as well? Pure Spa Direct offers some of the most beautiful and functional Spa Uniforms on the market today!

#3: Products That Go the Distance
WOW what a powerful one! In order to be successful, retailing is key! You can perform the most incredible facials, but without follow up at home, your clients will not see the results they are hoping for. Choosing your product lines very carefully is key! Pure Spa Direct offers 3 high-end product lines from around the world:

June Jacobs - Made in New York, this line is featured in high end spas and hotels around the world. They are plant-based and free of preservatives!

Alchimie Forever - Formulated by dermatologists in Switzerland who have 20+ years of clinical experience and use the most potent antioxidants. This line is effective at delivering visible results for youthful skin!

Control Corrective - This line is all about transformation! Made in California, there are different collections that are color coded to make merchandising easier for your clients!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Demise of the Beard, and What it Means for Spas

Maybe it's the warmer months, or maybe beards were just another short-lived fad.
Either way - sorry guys! - according to a recent article I read, the man scruff trend is apparently on its way out, which means men's grooming is on the rise! Apparently there is a rise in what's called the "creative class," and young men are trading in their hoodies, flannels, and scruff for a cleaner, more sophisticated look... no complaints on my end!

Does your business cater to this new wave of the creative class, though? Maybe it's time to implement men's grooming services to your salon or spa menu! Not sure where to begin?! Don't worry. Pure Spa Direct is always on top of the latest trends.. we have all of the men's grooming essentials to get you started!

If you haven't heard of June Jacobs yet, you're definitely missing out! This high-end, luxury skin care line prides itself in merging cutting edge science with nature. Free of parabans and preservatives, this line is formulated with carefully selected botanical and plant extracts. They have a men's line as well! Our June Jacob's Men's Travel Kit has everything to get you started for your male clientele. It comes with a cleanser, an exfoliating scrub, a lotion, and shaving cream - also a great kit to retail!


Nothing like using some good old Beard Destroyer Cream by Grooming Lounge to prep you'r clients face for shaving! It's an ultra-lubricating formula that enables a smooth shave every time. Pair it with their Beard Master Shave Oil for a clean, smooth shave! If your clients want continual beard grooming maintenance, the Greatest Shave Ever Kit makes an excellent retail product.






Own a vintage style barber shop and in need of a new men's grooming line? Clubman is the perfect solution! Their Aftershave Talc is the perfect product and most certainly reminiscent of those old school shaves your clients might be looking for. All of their products come in an attractive packaging and smell amazing as well!





What's a bunch of products worth without the proper tools?! We have a variety of razors to choose from, and of course you can't forget the shaving cream brushes! See below for my top picks.

Wahl Razor Edger
Marvy Shaving Board Bristle 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Offer Light Therapy for Incredible Skin Care Results!

Offer your clients radiant results with
Quasar MD Light Therapy Tools!
With so many skin care tools, toys, products, and equipment on the market, it can become difficult to stay ahead of the pack and offer your clients the most cutting-edge technology available. Light Therapy, however, has quickly been rising to the top, because it is non-invasive, requires no down-time, and offers visible results in minimal treatments. 

Recently, we added the Quasar MD Light Therapy Tools to www.purespadirect.com. Ideal for spas, dermatologists, and skin care specialists both large and small, these amazing tools will help you offer your clients clearer, more radiant skin! 

NASA studies have shown that red and infrared light therapy helps accelerate the growth of healthy skin cells by 150 - 200%. Blue light, as well as a combination of blue and red light, has been found to be extremely effective in killing acne-causing bacteria. Both the Quasar MD Plus (red/infrared) and the Quasar MD Blue can be used on a wide range of clients who are seeing you for many different skin concerns, and they will be thrilled with the results!

Quasar MD Plus
The Quasar MD PLUS LED Light Therapy tool is the “Super Star” of Photorejuvenation. Use as a stand-alone anti-aging treatment or use after a peel, microdermabrasion, or enzyme exfoliation. Unlike other treatments, such as micro stimulation or topical products, the results achieved with the Quasar MD PLUS will endure, only requiring occasional maintenance treatments.

What is included?
  • Quasar MD PLUS
  • Travel Carrying Case
  • Protective Lens Cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty
  • Unlimited Manufacturer Phone Support
The Quasar MD Blue LED Light Therapy Device banishes blemishes at their core utilizing a larger treatment head. Unlike other treatments such as drying topical products, the results achieved with the Quasar MD Blue will endure, only requiring occasional maintenance treatments. 


What is Included?
  • Quasar MD BLUE
  • Travel Carrying Case
  • Protective Lens Cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty
  • Unlimited Manufacturer Phone Support
These FDA-Cleared tools will help you bring your skin care business to the next level!

For your clients who fall in love with your treatments and want to continue treating them at home, consider offering them the Quasar MD Baby to purchase. This is a great way to keep your clients happy and expand your retail offerings!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

HOT New Skin Care Technology...DermaRadiance by Satin Smooth

A breakthrough in microdermabrasion! DermaRadiance by Satin Smooth uses pure flower grains as a gentle, natural approach to smooth beautiful skin like nature intended. Developed with the most sophisticated technology to exfoliate the skin while providing natural nutrients such as botanicals and serums to revitalize the skin, it respects the integrity of your clients’ skin and provides a simple approach to healthy, youthful-looking skin for men and women of all ages.


DermaRadiance combines two methods of dermabrasion: Crystal and Crystal-Free. These methods are available in one compact size to maximize your services and to offer customized treatments for your clients. With the ease of flipping a switch, the dual-control feature allows for both Diamond Crystal and Crystal-Free Grains treatments, so that skin conditions can be revitalized.


Crystal Method features the use of Flower Grains made from dry flowers and plant pulverizes to capture their natural healing essence. The Flower Grains are gentle yet effective for all skin types. Leaves skin exfoliated, smooth, and radiant. Grains are sold separately and available in 3 assorted varieties.


Crystal Free Method offers several combinations for treatments. Use the Satin Smooth Oxygen Infusion Serum with exfoliating diamond tip to optimize clients’ results and provide beautiful smooth skin. Crystal Free Method features a wand with 5 different diamond tips. Tips are grade 1-5 in order of abrasiveness. Use tips cautiously, for skin exfoliation use tips 1, 2 and 3.


Benefits:
Perfect for both women and men, any age. Dermabrasion treatments can begin in one's twenties to maintain the integrity of the skin and always keep a youthful glow.

DermaRadiance Flower Grains
Rose - Known to balance and tone skin while improving the skin's complexion
Lavender - Beneficial for all skin types to calm, soothe, and hydrate
Tea Tree - Excellent for oily or problematic skin, clears and softens problem areas while revitalizing skin

See the full Satin Smooth Line Here: http://www.purespadirect.com/SATIN-SMOOTH-s/1137.htm

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Young Faces Are Trending!

I read an article last week touting that a youthful face is more important than a youthful body. The headline drew my attention, it was worth the read!

A national study was conducted by a research company in the industry, on women ages 21-65. A startling 60% of the women said that having a younger looking face was more important to them than a younger looking body. 60%!!!

What does that mean for you? Are you asking this question to your clients? If not, based off this article, I would start! Depending on the answers you uncover, you may find yourself tweaking your menu options!

I don't know many spas or salons that aren't currently offering anti-aging treatments. It may however be time to look at exactly what you are offering compared to what's most important to your client base.

Are you offering more ant-aging body treatments and your client's are looking for facials? Or vice versa?

Are your client's growing bored of the anti-aging treatments you are offering?

One of the hottest anti-aging facial treatment packages combines a deep cleaning with a skin scrubber, applying the aqua lift ampoule for the extreme lifting effect followed by a microcurrent session---the ultimate in non-surgical face lifts!

Don't forget the Advanced Anti-Aging Mask which is loaded with proven anti-aging components like hyaluronic acid, Coenzyme Q10 and of course collagen.

For those clients who are looking for anti aging body treatments, take a look at the Grape Herbal body mask and the Hydro Peptide Body Serum.  Grapes have excellent anti aging effects and the serum is full of hyaluronic acid, peptides and lipoic acid, all excellent at decreasing age lines.

Asking your clients what is important to them will give you valuable information on how to better assist them and their needs!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

An Apple A Day Keeps Your Skin Looking Young!

We all have heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but have you heard how great it is for skin?

Amber Products has come out with a line of facial serums that includes the Apple Cell 5.  This power packed serum contains swiss apple cells which has been shown to protect the skin's own stem cells, have excellent age-delaying and anti-wrinkle properties and is one of he hottest ingredients in skin care.

The Apple Cell 5 also contains hyaluronic acid which is crucial in providing superior hydration--it can bind at least 10,000 times it's own weight in water! That means it can deliver intense moisture without over stimulating the sebaceous glands!

Looking for an all out apple effect? Combine the Apple Cell 5 with the Age Defying Green Apple Collagen Mask to turn back the hands of time!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Protect Your Skin This Winter With Bee Pollen!

We tend to hear and see many random, off the wall and down right weird products and treatments across the world in this industry. One of the less weird and highly effective is bee pollen.

Bee Pollen is a natural antiseptic and anti-microbial making it excellent in treating congested skin. One of the new favorites is Nutri-Bee facial serum from Amber Products.

It takes the detoxifying power from bee pollen and gives itself a power punch by adding Ichthammol (my grandparents used to refer to ichtammol as black salve) which is ridiculously effective at drawing things out of the skin.

Not to be stopped there, Amber added in rhammus bark (aka buckthorn bark) and bee propolis to calm the skin down and aid in tissue repair.

Basically, it pulls all the gunk and junk out of the skin and calms the irritated skin down...all in one little serum.

Take a look and see how this new serum can add to your already awesome arsenal of options to offer your clients!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Carrot A Day Keeps The Clients Seeing Results!

We've all heard at some point in our lives that eating carrots is beneficial to our eyes. What you may not have heard is that carrots are also excellent for your skin!

Carrots contain beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that gives carrots it's orange color. Beta-carotene has excellent antioxidant properties, has been shown to be effective in anti-aging treatments and even out the appearance of the skin making it awesome for dry and mature skin.

You can utilize carrots benefits in your treatments in a variety of ways to keep it fresh and exciting for your clients. You can use carrot seed oil to make your own alternative moisturizing treatment by adding 2 drops of carrot seed oil and  2 drops geranium oil to a primrose carrier oil. You can change up what you mix the carrot seed oil with...it blends well with citrus oils as well as spice oils such as cedarwood.

You can also make your own fresh scrubs, masks and body treatments with carrot powder. Again, you can customize each treatment with your favorite (or your client's) essential oil.

You can have orange themed package complete with carrot treatments, orange headbands, orange robes, carrot sticks, and orange teas!