Showing posts with label skin treatment; dry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skin treatment; dry. Show all posts

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected: A Comparison on Eucalyptus Collagen Masks!

I have blogged about Eucalyptus before in "A Spa that had me at Hello!" ….. but now I am writing for a different reason, a personal problem of my own…ACNE!

Eucalyptus is so very talented with so many benefits for your health as well as skin! One of my favorite uses is to control acne. With thousands and thousands of products on PureSpaDirect, and so many variations of the same type of product, sometimes it is hard to choose. So I decided to do a little experiment on one of the most basic products: Eucalyptus Wet Collagen Mask. I choose a branded one by uQ (which is a great brand that I always recommend to our clients), and a non-branded version of the same product. Here is what I discovered:

The Eucalyptus Collagen Masque by uQ left my skin feeling hydrated, supple and smooth. The mask came super saturated, which was convenient and a major benefit. I even scraped the package for some extra product and applied it to my forehead and eyes after removing the mask for extra treatment (had to make sure I got the most of it!).

The non-branded Eucalyptus Wet Collagen Mask had a stronger smell of eucalyptus which I liked. The smell is so cleansing and refreshing. With this mask, I felt the tingling on my face more, which made me feel like it was working, and helped calm down my acne worries. I was having a very bad breakout week!

As far as the ingredients on the masks, the Eucalyptus Collagen Masqueby uQ mask has a more prominent amount of marine collagen as it is #2 on the ingredient list, where collagen falls #6 on the non-branded mask. The Eucalyptus Collagen Masque by uQ mask also includes vitamins, and amino acids which all have additional benefits for the skin. The non-branded mask does not.

With two consecutive weeks of using the masks, I feel that my skin condition has improved slightly. I will continue to use the Eucalyptus Collagen Masque by uQ, to control my acne and will hopefully soon be break out free. As for now, the fight against acne continues….

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Paraffin Wax: Affordable Luxury

Hey everyone! Adrienne here with your weekly guide to fantastic spa and salon products and suggestions. My mission is to help you, the business owner, increase your profits, achieve your business goals, and expand your business, all the while ensuring that your clients are happy and excited to come back for more.

Recommendation of the Week: Paraffin!

Now that the majority of the country is in the thick of winter, it is time to break out those paraffin machines! The fact of the matter is, 99.99% of consumers out there love a paraffin dip. Even though it is typically seen as a luxurious service offered by only the high-end spas, paraffin treatments can cost only pennies per treatment. In addition to being cost-effective, paraffin will also help enhance the spa experience for your clients. The mere act of applying the warm and sultry smooth wax to dry, achy hands and feet will automatically soothe and relax your customers. After 15 minutes, their skin will be significantly smoother as well.

Pure Spa Direct offers multiple brands of Paraffin, one of my personal favorites being the Amber Paraffin. It is tripled filtered to ensure its purity and comes in a variety of scents and colors, or lack thereof. There also a few products that can help increase the effectiveness of a treatment:

~Apply Algae Oil to the skin prior to the paraffin so as to ensure more efficient absorption of moisture.
~Wrap hands and feet in plastic mitts, then cover them with heated mittens and booties. This will extend the treatment and increase moisture absorption.

If you already offer this service, consider doing a promotion of Free Paraffin Applications with a chargeable upgrade to the heated mitts and booties. If you do not currently offer this service, consider adding paraffin to your menu - Your customers and your Bottom Line will thank you!