Spotlight: New Products
1 SPRING '07 COLLECTION
Essie's Spring '07 Collection matches this season's retro fashions with six new shades, including Cool-lots, an apricot with gold undertones; Guchi Muchi Puchi, a lavender; Jackie Oh My, a glistening pearl; Mini How High; a shimmery baby pink; Mod Squad, an electric pink; and Pinkadelic, a rosebud pink. (800) 232-1155; www.essie.com.
2 OMEGA 3 REPLENISHING DAY CREAM
For clients' sun-stressed skin, there's Shira's Omega 3 Replenishing Day Cream. The omega-3 essential fatty acids renew epidermal cells, deliver maximum hydration, and result in younger looking skin. The omega-3 also aids in regeneration and the flow of oxygen and vitamins within the epidermis. (800) 957-4472; www.shiraesthetics.com.
3 VITA CURA TRIPLE ACTION CLEANSING CREAM & RENEWAL TONER
Repêchage offers anti-aging benefits with its Vita Cura Triple Action Cleansing Cream & Renewal Toner with salicylic acid. The rich cream, containing shea butter, squalene, gingko biloba, and laminaria digitata seaweed, cleanses, hydrates, and nourishes dry skin while improving circulation. The toner also contains laminaria digitata seaweed and an antioxidant tea blend to exfoliate skin and leave a bright complexion. (800) 248-SKIN; www.repechage.com.
4 SWISS GUARD ANTISEPTIC HANDWASH GEL
To promote spa sanitation use OPI's Swiss Guard Antiseptic Handwash Gel. The non-drying antiseptic formula kills germs and bacteria on contact without water and can also be used to desensitize the cuticles and prevent the spread of germs. (800) 341-9999; www.opi.com.
5 GROOMING PRODUCTS LINE
Baxter of California offers men deep hydration with its Super Shape SPF 15, which also defends skin from the negative effects of the environment, and Under Eye Complex, which minimizes puffiness and dark circles. (800) 421-3614; www.baxterofcalifornia.com.
6 NUTRA WOMAN
Nutra Origin's Nutra Woman takes the guesswork out of dietary supplements by delivering balanced doses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids in A.M. and P.M. single-dose packets. The supplement includes four essential nutraceutical formulas—Nutra Multi, Vitamin E, Omega-3 Essentials Plus, and Osteo Essentials Plus. (800) 71-NUTRA; www.nutraorigin.com.
7 POWER PEPTIDE
Power Peptide from Bioelements is an anti-aging, nutrient-rich tonic that saturates the skin with peptides. The product contains palmitoyl tripeptide, which encourages collagen synthesis to help smooth lines and wrinkles; ergothioneine, which increases cellular activity to promote radiance; licorice root extract to brighten skintone; and white tea extract to act as an antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory. (800) 433-6650; www.bioelements.com.
8 FACE BRUSH
Dermalogica's Face Brush eases shaving irritation for men. The brush gently exfoliates surface debris and lifts hairs for a close, smooth shave. The brush comes in a travel case and features quick-drying nylon bristles. (800) 831-5150; www.dermalogica.com.
9 WASH GLOVE
H\E Minerals's Wash Glove removes minerals and shaving cream without soap or cleanser, using warm water alone. Made of microfibers, the glove sloughs off organic residue without leaving bacteria behind. It also promotes healthy skin by not affecting the natural pH level. (800) 762-1132; www.heminerals.com.
SKINN, an Australian brand distributed in North America by Flip4, is a new product line for men. The line includes Face Scrub, Total Shave, Fatigue Rescue, Daily Moisture, and Hair Wax. Each product contains low concentrations of fragrance and preservatives and won't irritate sensitive skin. www.skinn.com.au.
11 THE FRENCH RITUAL
Spa Ritual's The French Ritual is a collection of five new DBP-free vegan lacquers that offer a new twist on the classic French manicure. The collection features an ultra-white French tip lacquer with a special precision brush; two sheer crèmes, Life of Leisure and Breathless; and two crystalline shimmers, Whirlwind Romance and Femme Fatale. (877) SPA-RITUAL; www.sparitual.com.
12 WRINKLE FILLER
Babor's new Wrinkle Filler creates smoother looking skin. It contains Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, the delivery vehicle for freeze-dried hyaluronic acid, which penetrates to the deepest layers of the epidermis. The microspheres then dissolve and the hyaluronic acid molecules swell, expanding the tissue beneath the wrinkle. Designed for daily use, the product also stimulates collagen synthesis and strengthens collagen structure. (800) 333-4055; www.babor.com.
13 SHANGHAI GROOM CENTER
Hommage's Shanghai Groom Center makes the perfect Valentine's Day gift for male clients. Featuring red-lacquered handles as well as a stand and razor made of zinc alloy and chrome, the groom center brings luxury shaving to a man's bathroom. (866) 557-0481; www.hommage.com.
14 MANICURE IN A JAR
The Manicure in a Jar from Earth Therapeutics contains all the basic elements needed to keep hands soft, smooth, and well groomed. The portable travel-friendly case includes a stainless steel cuticle trimmer, a nail clipper, tweezers, and scissors, as well as the Nail + Cuticle Care formula and a four-sided filing block, which ranges from coarse to super-fine. (800) 789-3579; www.earththerapeutics.com.
15 FILE & BUFFER SAMPLER
Help clients keep their nails in shape with Creative Nail Design's File & Buffer Sampler. The pack contains an assortment of 12 files and buffers in a convenient, reusable storage box to handle nail problems at home or on the go. (800) 833-NAIL; www.creativenaildesign.com.
16 UNSCENTED PURE MEDITATION
Banish clients' excess shine with Nurturing Force's Unscented Pure Meditation facial blotting paper for men. The paper absorbs oil and perspiration, ridding skin of shine, dirt, and grime without removing aftershave, moisturizer, or sunblock. Housed in a compact dispenser with customizable sheet lengths, the paper acts as a toner and can help with acne, keeping skin smooth, flawless, and oil free. (800) 495-5626; www.nurturingforce.com.
17 CERAMIC NAIL LACQUER
Farouk Systems's new Ceramic Nail Lacquer by CHI safely creates fashionable nails. The company removed DBP, formaldehyde, and toluene from its formula and added Nano Silver, which kills more than 650 forms of bacteria and fungus. The nail line also contains CHI 44 Ceramic and Silk for a long-lasting, chip-resistant shiny coat in 56 shades. (800) 237-9175; www.farouk.com.
18 SEA PROTEIN FOAMING CLEANSER
Male clients can keep their faces clean and clear with B. Kamins's Sea Protein Foaming Cleanser. The oil-free daily cleanser purifies pores and tones skin, ridding it of environmental impurities and preventing breakouts after physical activity. Pure Bio-Maple compound and seasilk proteins leave skin fresh and moisturized. (888) B-KAMINS; www.bkamins.com.
19 AGE DEFYING CAVIAR BALM
Offer male clients anti-aging benefits with Pevonia's Age Defying Caviar Balm. The formula is rich in caviar, marine collagen, marine elastin, alpha lipoic acid, and vitamin C to smooth wrinkles, improve elasticity, and repair free radical damage. The product has a light balm texture and doesn't leave behind any oily residue. (800) PEVONIA; www.pevonia.com.
20 TRAVEL KIT
Ease male clients' travel stress with the Travel Kit from Menscience. The kit is compliant with new, stricter airline regulations and contains seven Menscience shaving, skincare, and grooming products, as well as ear plugs, a sleep mask, and a durable travel bag. (800) 608-MENS; www.menscience.com.
21 COCONUT PAPAYA WHIPPED BODY BUTTER
Keep memories of the summer alive during the long winter with Haken's Coconut Papaya Whipped Body Butter. The rich, creamy body butter contains macadamia nut oil, shea butter, papaya enzymes, and pumpkin seed oil to moisturize and massage the hands, feet, and body. (800) 553-3022; www.hakenusa.com.
22 COMFORT SMOOTH SHAVING GEL
Make shaving more enjoyable for male clients by offering GYM Grooming's Comfort Smooth Shaving Gel, a thick gel infused with rich, technologically advanced lubricants to provide optimal razor glide. A specially designed essential oil blend also works to soothe, calm, and protect the skin while helping minimize nicks. (888) 205-3355; www.gymgrooming.com.
Clients can tackle stubborn dry skin with Concreta from Zents. Full of essential oils, aromatherapeutic floral extracts, and rich moisturizers, this restorative balm transforms rough elbows, knees, and heels. Used as a deep conditioner, the balm hydrates dry skin and cuticles and protects skin from the elements. Shea butter and coconut oil saturate the skin and beeswax seals in the moisture. (888) 463-4236; www.zents.com.
24 SOOTHING ALOE AFTERSHAVE LOTION
Soothing Aloe Aftershave Lotion from Essensa features smoothing astringent plant extracts; jojoba and sweet almond oils; antioxidants; vitamins A, C, and E; and rejuvenating essences. Massaged into the skin after shaving, the fast-penetrating aloe-based lotion leaves skin soft, moisturized, and protected. (800) 932-0168; www.essensa.com.
25 ANTI-OXIDANT WINTER HAND SAVER REGIMEN
Cuccio Naturalé's Anti-Oxidant Winter Hand Saver regimen is full of nutrients that prevent the signs of aging, add moisture, and renew radiance to winter-weary skin. The key ingredient is Cuccio Naturalé Grapeseed Anti-Oxidant Oil, which rejuvenates and repairs damaged skin. Clients can purchase the Bella Mani Home Maintenance Kit to continue the program at home. (800) 407-7797; www.cuccionaturale.com.
26 NV 2020
Cosmopro's new pipeless Hydrotherapy Tub, the NV 2020, creates deep sensory awareness. The antibacterial technology features removable hydrotherapy jets that thoroughly sanitize the tub, rendering it germfree. The tub also includes four individually controlled hydrotherapy zones, advanced computer technology, automatic water temperature, and water-level sensors. (866) 698-6580; www.cosmopro.com.