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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Catch Of The Day! Alginate Masks

Forget the fish, bring on the alginate masks! Alginate masks (also referred to as modeling masks) should be in your tool belt if you perform any type of facial or body service. Pretty bold statement? Nah, there is a reason why these things are constantly flying out of our warehouse!

Alginate masks contain marine algae which are among the ancient of living organisms...I'm talking over a billion years here! That's some serious staying power with some serious results for every skin type that walks in your door.

OK, let's talk about what makes these masks essential to have. First, a bit of educational background...The other main ingredient in alginate masks is calcium sulfate which is both a natural and chemically made salt. When you add water to marine algae combined with calcium sulfate, a gel substance forms (remember the plaster of paris projects when you were younger? same concept!) that contours to each client's facial structure as it dries. Once in the gel form, the mask holds whatever the active ingredient is (chamomile, cranberry, ginseng, etc), allowing them to slowly penetrate into the skin. Basically what takes place is as the mask dries, it absorbs surface toxins and debris from the skin while slowly allowing the active ingredients to work their magic.

Another awesome benefit of an alginate mask, is that it contains seaweeds which stimulates collagen and speeds up fat metabolism. This makes them especially effective in anti-cellulite treatments such as body wraps!


Alginate masks are great for all skin types and can be customized by adding natural additives like essential oils to target specific skin conditions. Due to the calming effect, alginate masks are popular following microdermabrasion, mysotim and ultrasound treatments.

In a nutshell, alginate masks are great for almost everyone, they are super hydrating, have a tightening effect, reduce pore size and are wonderful for calming the skin,

Most are available in a single use size for you to try on yourself. Once you see how effective they are, you can get them in the larger bulk sizes to share with your clients!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Size Does Matter...Pore Size That Is

In a recent article on Skin Inc, there was an article about a study done by L'Oréal Paris where they found 45% of the women polled were concerned with pore size. A whopping 28% were more concerned with pore size than wrinkles!  Apparently this is such a wide spread and common concern, dermatologists have been calling it "porexia" (clever)

Are you advising clients on the best way for their skin type to be cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing? Many people may think they only need to wash and moisturize to keep their pores clean. While this is better than nothing, all 4 steps are vital to keeping pores clean and the skin looking fresh and healthy.

While pore size is mainly genetic, oil, dirt and dead skin cells can all clog them. When pores get clogged they become inflamed, enlarged and may result in breakouts.


Consider some of these products to help customize treatments for these "Porexics":


Offering pore purifying treatments as well as retailing quality products for at home use are key to successfully keeping those little guys clear.


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

Cirépil® 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.