Friday, May 31, 2013

Dare To Be Bare! - Skin Care Tips for Your Best Waxing Results

Waxing is huge this time of year and you want to make sure that you are doing all the necessary prepping and skin care before and after all your waxing services for the perfect wax!

First, you want to make sure the skin is clean. When a client comes in with oil, sweat, and bacteria on their skin, without proper sanitation, the client can easily break out after waxing and the end result will not be as successful. Preparation is simple. A great product to use would be the Cirepil Blue Lotion. This lotion has excellent cleansing properties due to its low alcohol content (9%), and it leaves the skin with a pleasant, comfortable feeling. After cleansing the skin, the Cirepil Pre-Depilatory Oil is a great product to use, as it will condition the skin and create a protective barrier to ensure wax adheres to the hair and not the skin.

Another great item to use during the prepping stage would be the Relax & Wax NO Scream Cream. Your clients will want to apply this cream 30-45 minutes prior to the waxing service, making NO Scream Cream the perfect retail item to sell to all of your regular waxing clients! The No Scream Cream eases the discomfort of waxing as much as 50-90% and will not interfere with standard wax formulas.

Pre-Wax Products
Now you're ready to wax! Once you have performed the waxing service, don't forget about post wax care! This is very important for your clients' overall comfort after the service, as well as for the best results. A product I highly recommend is the Mancine Ingrown(zone) Triple Action Post Depilatory Lotion. This lotion leaves the skin feeling refreshed and moisturized, prevent ingrown hairs, and will actually slow and soften future hair growth so waxing becomes easier and more comfortable. Also, for your clients who are prone to ingrown hairs, the Mancine Ingrown(zone) Cream works wonders as a spot treatment!

Post-Wax Products
It is also very important to educate your clients about what to AVOID for the next 24 hours after the waxing service:

Avoid for 24 hours after waxing service:
  • Sun/Tanning Beds
  • Makeup, if face is waxed
  • Swimming - Chlorinated Water (pool water) and Salt Water
  • Hot Water, Saunas
  • Deodorant with Aluminum
  • Salt Glow or stimulating body or facial treatments
  • Tight Clothing for legs/bikini (No Pantyhose) for 48 hours
  • Exercise
Also, recommend that the client exfoliate (starting 2 days after service) to help avoid ingrown hairs.  A really great exfoliating product is the Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula by Extended Vacation. Many of our clients also like to retail Exfoliating Massage Gloves or Loofahs to their clients to help minimize ingrown hairs!

Happy Waxing! =)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

EVERYTHING You Need, All In One Place- Aromatherapy Necessities

Are you offering aromatherapy and massage treatments at your spa/ salon?! If so, are you ready to retail your clients an all-in-one aromatherapy kit which, in other words, is bliss in a bundle!!  

Aromatherapy combines the emotional and physiological properties of gentle massage with the medicinal mood enhancing properties of essential oils.  

Here at Pure Spa Direct we offer the Fantasea Aromatherapy Spa Kit which your clients will be sure to LOVE! They will receive their oils, creams, pads- all the good stuff, in one place!!  

This kit contains everything your clients will need!




Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June Jacobs Hydrating Masque Review - Age Defying

In my 40's, my skin has taken on multiple personalities. One day I am dripping oil, another it is dry, flaky and tight.  I am always trying to find a product that can bring back the balance to my super sensitive skin without a breakout.
Packed with Potent
Anti-Oxidant & Moisture Rich
Ingredients to HUG skin.

Lately I have been using June Jacob's Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque as a rescue treatment to help balance my skin beautifully.

So what makes this mask so special? Well it combines potent anti-oxidants like white, red and green tea extracts, goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed to to neutralize free radicals and protect skin from environmental toxins that cause pre-mature aging..

What else sets this miracle mask apart?

Sterocare™ - A botanical complex composed of red clover extract and lecithin designed to improve the
thickness of the skin by compensating for the deprivation of estrogen as a result of menopause.

Red Clover Extract - Derived from the plant grown wild in Europe and North America, it is rich in isoflavones - biochanin, daidzein, formononetin and genistein, which protect by stimulating the production of skin’s structural components increasing firmness and elasticity.

Lecithin - Derived from a combination of naturally occurring phospholipids, found in wheat germ, grains and soybeans, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin, helping to facilitate cell growth by lessening healing time and minimizing trans-epidermal water loss.

Kombuchka™ - I LOVE to drink Kombuchka!  It is derived from the fermentation of sweet black tea, it is rich in organic acids and vitamin B, it improves overall skin quality and enhances skin radiance and color by restraining the “glycation” reaction allowing the skin to produce and use anti-oxidants.

Clients will LOVE
The way their skin
Looks & feels.
Dermolectine™ - A glycoprotein of plant origin with remarkable biological, “growth factor-like” properties. It stimulates fibroblasts providing a structural framework for elastin and collagen tissue to smooth wrinkles and help fight cutaneous aging.

Konjac Mannan - Also known as glucomannan, derived from the ground root of the tree which grows in southeast Africa and Asia, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin creating volume in the skin’s appearance.

Sweet Almond Oil - Derived from almonds, it is rich in fatty acids, oleic and linoleic and vitamins A and E helping to soften and moisturize skin improving overall hydration.

This is an outstanding mask for ALL year treatment. It is available in professional size for esthetician back bar treatment and retail size, so clients can continue radiant looking skin at home.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mango Massage Cream for Manicures and Pedicures - for Pennies

Mango Healing Therapy Massage Cream by Pro Nail is your perfect solution for affordable pedicure!
Great for Spa Pedis - lotion that does not compromise quality.

Infused with vitamins A, B, C and E, Hyaluronic Acid and natural extracts to wrap your client's skin in moisture. Great slip means a little goes a long way.  Tropical mango scent is great for summer time manicure and spa pedicure treatments. At only $12 per gallon this means only pennies per treatment cost.

This is a great choice if your are looking for an economical Multi-purpose lotion that can be used for  for Skin Care, Nail Care or Hot Oil Manicures. Perfect for softening cuticles and moisturizing dry skin.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Oils and Oils by ESS

ESS Massage Oils and Essential Oils are always a popular item here at the Pure Spa Direct warehouse. Who wouldn't want a sweet smelling massage or aromatherapy? I know I would. The most popular seems to be the ESS French Lavender Essential Oil.. why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great ESS Oil selection HERE!