Archive for October, 2010

New Book Offers Insight on Achieving Beautiful Skin

Board-certified dermatologist Paul M. Friedman, M.D., offers his expert view on common skin conditions and treatments that work in Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin (Sandow Media, 2010). The book, which Friedman co-authored, provides readers with the science of why skin conditions occur, before and after photos of real patients, testimonials, and information on the latest skin treatment options. From acne, rosacea, and leg veins to lasers and injections, this book covers a wide range of skincare topics for clients of all ages and skin types.

All the Glitters Is Gold At The Four Seasons Chicago

The Four Seasons Chicago is offering guests a golden relaxation opportunity with its “Good as Gold” package in celebration of the opening of the “Gold” exhibit at The Field Museum. From Oct. 22 through March 6, guests will be treated like royalty during their overnight stay with 20 percent off the spa’s luxurious 24 Karat Gold Facial ($140, 50 minutes; $190,80 minutes). The facial begins with cleansing and exfoliating, followed by a 24-karat gold collagen mask and massage that leaves guests feeling as good as gold. That is just the beginning of a package that will be sure to dazzle. Also included:

  • A decadent welcome with gold champagne and gold leaf chocolates
  • A $50 shopping card to any of Chicago’s upscale 900 shops
  • VIP tickets to the “Gold” exhibit at The Field Museum
  • A $75 dinner credit at the Seasons Restaurant or Seasons Lounge
  • Breakfast for two in the Seasons Lounge or in-room service

Don’t miss your opportunity for culture, elegance, and rejuvenation. Package rates start at $535.  For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs.

A Natural Difference to Launch
EGF SELECT at IECSC Florida

A Natural Difference, a company known for its phyto-enzyme seasonal peels as well as a comprehensive line of serums, creams, and more, is conducting its U.S. product launch of  EGF SELECT at IECSC Florida, which takes place Nov. 6 to 7 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The line, which debuted in Europe over the summer, features a combination of anti-aging ingredients that brighten and protect. Based on compounded Nobel Prize winning technology, EGF Select is the purest example of modern skincare, according to company officials. Check out the line at IECSC booth 502, or visit www.anaturaldifference.com for more information.

Get a Preview of IECSC Florida’s Show Floor

By Guest Blogger | Oct 29, 2010

The International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference is coming up and will take place Nov. 6-7 at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Here’s a glimpse at some of the unique offerings that will be available on the show floor. Click here to register today.

Dermastart/Prana SpaCeuticals
Booth: 923
Formulated to breathe life back into your skin, botanically based, yet on the cutting edge of science, Prana SpaCeuticals™ products offer professional homecare for any skin type. Naturally designed to improve the skin’s moisture, protect the body from sun damage, and tailored to address even the most aggressive skin disorders.
www.PranaSpaCeuticals.com

DERMAWARE®
Booth: 1004
Dermaware offers A+ Smart Serum™, a revolutionary serum, smart enough to know exactly what your skin needs and where to deliver it in the correct dose and correct form. Jump start your day with a multi-dose serum of Retinol, Co-Enzyme Q-10, Vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid and VITal STEM CELL™ technology for an extra-ordinary Day Time serum for age, pigment, acne and oil control. The combined benefits of collagen stimulation, cellular renewal and damage control make this a must in most skin care regimens.  Fast penetrating, non-oily and lifting, it is recommended for acne, pigment and oily skin control as well as healthy skin maintenance. Youthful, healthy skin is truly ageless!
www.dermaware.com

Edimi
Booth: 615
Edimi is the first to introduce a Non-Surgical Face Lift,  a Non-botulism Skin Tightener, a mole, wart, skin tag remover, a Body Balancer (hormone) cream and the answer to mental, emotional and physical stress (a cream!)
www.edimi.com

Éminence Organic Skincare
Booth: 1017
Be sure to check out the Éminence booth (#1017) at the show. Voted Best of the Best and Favorite Skin Care Line by spa professionals, discover the award winning seasonal collections of organic and biodynamic products bursting with juicy pulp, seeds and herbs that appeal to all spa goers.
www.eminenceorganics.com

Excel Aesthetics Biotechnology
Booth: 828
For over 20 years EXEL has been one of the most extensive lines of Salon & Spa products around the world. EXEL is oil-free, natural and contains pure ingredients from one of the least contaminated regions worldwide. Our Institute also educates professionals with the most advanced Biotechnology in the field.
www.bioexel.com

Genewize
Booth: 529
Genewize Life Sciences offers 100% completely customized Nutritional & Skin Care Solutions based on your DNA. The genes it targets includes: Oxidative Stress, Cardiovascular, Neurological, Pulmonary, Bone Health, Immunity. Collagen Breakdown, Skin Aging.  It is the only line that holds a U.S. Patent for Genetically Assessing Skin Health.  Parent Company GENELINK is publicly traded for 16 years, 21 Patents & Patent Pending Technologies.  Visit us at Booth #529 and see how to PROFIT from the GENETIC REVOLUTION!
www.examinemydna.com

Grafton Cosmetics
Booth: 709
Since 1962, Grafton Cosmetics has been the one stop, full service, Private Label source.  We’ve designed popular brands for the most prestigious companies and can do the same for you.  From our classic line to minerals and ready-to-wear to customization, our expert sales staff will tailor a program to best fit your specific needs and goals.  Visit our website and start branding your vision today.
www.graftoncosmetics.com

Haken Professional
Booth:  830
Haken Professional is a professional line of spa care products created with the highest quality ingredients.  It is naturally based with organics and contain no colorants or parabens.  Haken offers Coconut Papaya and Pomegranate twist for manicures, pedicures and body treatments and a pedicure line in our new Eucalyptus & Peppermint essential oil blend and Chocolate Mint.
www.hakenusa.com

iChill
Booth: 510
iChill Relaxation Shot was developed to help people unwind at the end of a long, intense day. The refreshingly blend of Melatonin, Valerian root, Rose Hips and B Vitamins has no calories, sugar or carbohydrates. It’s the perfect shot to help ‘unwind from the grind.’ You’ll relax and reduce stress!
www.iChill.com

Morgana’s Alchemy
Booth: 525
Morganna’s Alchemy is a line of luxury phyto-dermo-cosmeuceutical products, meaning that multiple and highly potent ingredients are put in synergy giving the best possible results in the least amount of time.  This year, we are introducing Morganna’s Source made with Sorghum and Biopeptides, which produce visible wrinkle reduction within 20 minutes.
www.morgannasalchemy.com

Nuface
Booth: 716
Get lifted with the Experts!  Stop by for a complimentary NuFACE treatment at booth #716 and let us give you a lift.  The First and Only FDA cleared device for facial toning and stimulation.  Come experience Instant results in only 5 minutes… Lift, Firm, Sculpt…YOU Deserve It!
www.mynuface.com

Osmosis Skincare
Booth: 902
Osmosis achieves amazing results by addressing skin damage through our customizable Skin Transformation System. Our patented liposomal delivery replenishes skin nutrients, restores the epidermis to its healthiest state, and repairs existing DNA damage. NEW: Osmosis is launching Shade, titanium free minerals and Stem Factor, a breakthrough science using 150+ growth factors.
www.osmosisskincare.com

Repêchage
Booth: 1007
Give your peepers an instant wake-up call with skin firming Repêchage® Opti-Firm Eye Contour Cream! The new and improved dipeptide, tetrapeptide and enzyme stimulating Chrysin formula is clinically proven to help diminish the dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles from the delicate eye area which most easily bears the signs of aging and fatigue.
www.repechage.com

Secret in a Tube
Booth: 1429
Secret in-a-Tube is a truly unique line of skin care products featuring the latest technology and advancements in science and medicine offering Natural and Paraben Free products to improve the quality of skin and maintain an everlasting youthfulness. The physician formulated and celebrity favorite Secret in-a-Tube line of skin care products features the signature Facial Kit which includes the Facial Mask and Oil. Also offering a full line of NATURAL and PARABEN FREE skin care products such as a Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer, Sunblock, Vitamin C 25% Serum, Mist, Peptide Serum, Eye Cream, Collagen Serum, Pimple treatment and the latest technology in age reversal, the Age Reversing Human Growth Factor Serum.
www.secretinatube.com

Thunder Ridge Emu Products
Booth: 1306
Emu Oil, rich in essential fatty acids, is the nutrition your skin needs.  Used for anti-aging, moisturizing and healing, it is the perfect product to use after treatments to ease discomfort and inflammation, reduce chances of infection and accelerate healing.  The oil penetrates through all seven layers of skin and starts repairing the skin at the basal layer.
www.thunderridgeemu.com

Vitamist
Booth: 1402
Pure products with pure profits! VitaMist offers a line of patented spray vitamins that cover wellness, sexual health, stress, energy and more! VitaMist has an 85% loyalty rate which means repeat profits for you! Put the power of spray to work for your business. Product samples available.
www.myspraybiz.com

ZO Skin Health
Booth: 1328
ZO Skin Health was developed by Zein Obagi, MD—the dermatologist who pioneered the skin health concept.  Dr. Obagi started his career with one goal in mind — breakthroughs!
Named InStyle’s “2010 Beauty Breakthrough”, ZO Skin Health’s Radical Night Repair Plus features potent concentrations of active ingredients. Watch out- it’s not your ordinary skincare!
www.zoskinhealth.com

For more information about the show, visit www.iecsc.com.

—Compiled by Alyssa Harmon, Marketing Manager

Infinity Sun Experts to Discuss Sunless Tanning
Advances and Tips at IECSC Florida

With the recent technological advancements in the sunless tanning industry, more consumers are seeking sunless tanning to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. To the business owner, this equals new clients and more profits. This increased demand for sunless services requires spas to not only offer an incredible spray tan, but to also go beyond the tan to promote all over skin health.  This evolution calls for the technician to be transformed into an expert in all modalities of skin preparation, tanning, and aftercare. This is the message being shared and taught by Infinity Sun on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Broward County Convention Center in room 114 from 12 to 2 p.m.

The Infinity Sun team will be sharing their ideology with a view to helping salons and spas make this evolution and to coach budding entrepreneurs on starting up mobile spray tanning businesses.  There will also be gift bags available to the first 50 attendees. The event will be hosted by Infinity Sun Founder and CEO Veronique Munro. Also presenting will be Nick D’Anna, former manager and cast member of the “Sunset Tan” reality show. Julie Haley, formerly of Sonya Dakar and seasoned spa director with a background in skincare will also be presenting. “We are so excited to be joining salon and spa owners, many of them our existing customers, and are thrilled to be given the opportunity of presenting at IECSC,” says Munro. “We have so much opportunity for growth as an industry just by listening to the consumers and giving them what they want. That is the message that my team and I would like to deliver so that we can all grow and prosper together.”

Infinity Sun is available at upscale salons and spas worldwide. For locations offering Infinity Sun, please call (323) 782-1049.  For more information about airbrush tanning or Infinity Sun products and services, visit www.infinitysun.com.

SESHA Skin Therapy Launches in Hong Kong & Ireland

SESHA Skin Therapy advanced wellness skincare treatments, created by a company known for its advanced nutraceuticals and state-of-the-art transdermal delivery technology, are now available in Ireland and Hong Kong. Contact Cosmedical Limited at info@cosmedical.com.hk in Hong Kong or WellMed Limited at http://wellmedireland.com in Dublin. SESHA continues to partner with exclusive distributors around the globe and is currently available in 11 countries. For more information about the line, visit www.seshaskin.com or visit them at booth 913 at IECSC Florida, which takes place Nov. 6-7 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Six Senses Destination Spa Gets New Name, Updates

Last year, I got the opportunity to visit Six Senses Destination Spa in Phuket, Thailand. It had just opened its doors, and I found it to be a divine retreat with an exciting array of offerings. So when I heard it is getting a new name and introducing some exciting changes, I was intrigued to discover how they planned to improve upon this sublime escape. From here on out, the destination spa resort will be called Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket. This is the first part of a wider company rebranding for Six Senses, which will be unveiled in full next year.

According to company officials, the new name captures the spa’s core purpose of delivering integrated wellness experiences along with peace, tranquility, fitness, and well-being. The spa programs combine innovative and ancient holistic treatments with expert guidance from in-house and external wellness consultants. These are supported by healthy organic cuisine, a wide range of wellness activities, intuitive service, and warm Thai hospitality.

Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket has also introduced the following changes:

  • The traditional fisheterian and raw foods spa cuisine will be supplemented by organic and lean meat. The Six Senses Sanctuary has chosen meats with high nutritional value such as Wagyu beef, lamb, hormone-free turkey, and bio-organic chicken.
  • Previously restricted to evenings, guests can now enjoy bio-dynamic and organic wines and champagnes throughout the day.
  • Due to increasing demand from health conscious parents, Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket is lowering the age limit to 12 years old.
  • Television sets will be available in villas and provided on request prior to guests’ arrival.

I look forward to seeing these changes take effect and hearing feedback from both repeat and new guests. In the meantime, click here to learn more about this update.

Lake Austin Spa Resort Introduces
an Educational Pet Holiday

It should come as no surprise to learn that dogs are good for your health. There are numerous studies showing how pets can help relieve stress and provide a calming influence that back up that claim. That’s just one of the reasons that Lake Austin Spa Resort is introducing “Celebrating Paws,” a four-day spa vacation for pets and their owners that explores the health benefits of having a pet with certified animal behavioralist Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. The program, which takes place Feb. 2-6 and Nov. 2-6, will have the added advantage of studying the behavior and thought processes of your four-legged friends. McConnell will lead discussions on “The Power of Pets: What Science Has to Tell Us About Our Love for Animals,” “Are Your Thinking What I’m Thinking: What’s Really Going On in a Dog’s Brain?,” and “The Other End of the Leash: Understanding How to Communicate with Your Best Friend.” Certified dog training expert Cara Shannon will also lead hands-on classes on manners and training etiquette while Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog, and her dog, Puzzle, will share their search–and-rescue experiences. Guests can also take part in a Yappy Hour to mix and mingle, as well as a custom photography session with their dogs.

Animal enthusiasts will especially love the fact that all the pet guest fees collected in 2011 and a portion of two new pet-inspired treatments, the Four Paws massage and the Bow Wow Peticure, will be donated to the Animal Trustees of Austin, a non-profit organization that provides free healthcare to animals in need.

Color Club Gets into the Halloween Spirit

Whether or not your clients plan to dress up this weekend, you can still get them in the Halloween spirit by suggesting one of the nail colors in Color Club’s Bewitching Collection. The collection includes Bewitching, Charmed I’m Sure, Spellbound, and Hocus Pocus shades plus a decal sheet and nail gems designed to add some dazzle to nails.

Put Your Best Foot Forward with the Help of Weleda

While organizing my closet over the weekend, I came across a pair of 4-inch red patent-leather heels I bought on a whim last year. I was so happy to be reunited with them, I couldn’t wait to wear them yesterday. I have to say, I have a very high threshold for pain, and I wear heels all the time (the higher, the better), but by noon, my feet were throbbing, reminding me exactly why those shoes were buried in the back of my closet. The second I got home, I scoured my beauty closet for Weleda’s Foot Balm. Containing myrrh extract to calm the feet, anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce swelling, and calendula flower extracts to help soften and soothe calluses, this cure-all balm is a staple in my apartment. By this morning, my aching feet were back to normal, just in time for me to slip into some 3-inch boots for the day.



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