Archive for October 1st, 2010

Spa Biz Gives Back

Spa and wellness companies are contributing to the cause in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out these products that give back:

Company: Afterglow Cosmetics
Product: Muse Lipstick
Charity: $2 from each sale will be donated to the Young Survival

Company: Boom Boom
Product: Push-Up Brow Highlighting Pencil
Charity: 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to Look Good…Feel Better.

Company: China Glaze
Product: Fight Like a Woman
Charity: A portion of each sale will be donated to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Company: Colorescience
Product: Pink Kit
Charity: 5 percent of sales will be donated to Careers & Cancer.

Company: Doctor D. Schwab
Product: Rescue Cream
Charity: Rescue Cream will be donated to cancer patients and hospitals worldwide.

Company: Glowology
Product: Bubbling Exfoliant
Charity: 50 percent of each sale will go to breast cancer awareness research.

Company: Kenra
Product: Volume Spray 25
Charity: A flat donation of $35,000 will be made to City of Hope.

Company: La Ishá
Product: Breast SOS
Charity: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit breast cancer awareness.

Company: Mama Mio
Product: Boob Tube and Boob Tube with Magic Shimmer
Charity: $1 from each sale will be donated to Look Good…Feel Better.

Company: Mesoestetic
Product: Radiance Bx Finishing Lines DMAE
Charity: 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Company: Pomega5
Product: All Pomega5 Products
Charity: 10 percent of proceeds during the months of October and November will be donated to the California-based To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation.

Company: Pravana Naturceuticals
Product: BIOJEN 9 Cleanse and Daily Therapy Conditioner in a pink mesh bag.
Charity: All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Company: Ramy
Product: Shiksa Face Gloss
Charity: 25 percent of each sale will be donated to the Young Survival Coalition.

For more items that give back, check out the October issue of American Spa. Connects Women
With Beauty & Wellness Experts

In my search for eternal youth and wellbeing, I spend what often feels like endless hours online seeking the tricks of the trade from beauty and health gurus. has just made the search easier with the introduction of a multitude of online platforms to help women connect with health and beauty experts. This revolutionary new site allows those seeking valuable information to create an online community of knowledge, share ideas, and get advice. According to Julie Springer, the President of, “The Internet has become a go-to source for women looking to educate themselves on various topics relating to their health and wellness. This never-ending flow of information can be daunting. aims to provide our members with content that helps them look and feel their best, regardless of their age or life stage.”’s digital platforms include:

Beauty Vision, which can be found on and features product reviews, the latest beauty trends, how-to-videos, celebrity coverage, and more.

Beauty Calls, an iPhone App that provides users with up-to-the-minute beauty tips and digital coupons which are redeemable at the point of purchase.

Also, look for monthly themes on the site, such as September’s body issue and October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. For information-seekers like me, visiting proved to be a reliable and informative experience.

Signing Off: Libra

By Guest Blogger | Oct 1, 2010

“Pleasure-seeking Librans are very much at home in spas, where they can indulge their sybaritic natures and their desire to surround themselves with beauty. While they appear cool and composed on the outside, inside they may carry their fair share of stress caused by the agitation they feel when life doesn’t appear to carry the sense of justice for which they so diligently strive. Because their sign rules the skin in wellness astrology, luxurious skincare treatments may be the services de rigueur for Libran clients.”—Stephanie Gailing

Stephanie Gailing, MS, CN, is a professional astrologer and nutritionist with more than 16 years of experience. The author of Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness (Crossing Press, 2009), Gailing writes “Signing Off,” a monthly column for American Spa that gives guidance on using the stars to cater to clientele. To check out Gailing’s blog, click For further Libra insights, turn to page 128 of American Spa’s October issue.

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