Nicole Palmieri

Spray it Safe

Sunless tanning treatments are sure to brighten up a client's day and skin—and boost your bottom line.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million non-melanoma skin cancer cases diagnosed yearly in the U.S. are considered to be sun related. Unprotected exposure to ultraviolet radiation is one of the biggest risks for developing non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer. As more attention is given to the dangers of skin cancer, more spas are doing their part to help clients prevent it by offering the latest trend in suncare services—sunless tanning. Sunless tanning offers clients a safer...

Spotlight: New Products

1 ADVANCED OPTIMIZER Yon-Ka Paris 's Advanced Optimizer is a serum and cream duo that uses flower peptides from hibiscus and white lupine to firm and lift the skin. The duo also contains horsetail extract to enhance the skin's support tissues; marine collagen to repair and fortify the skin and smooth wrinkles and fine lines; and wild rose extract, which helps stimulate cellular functions. (800) 533-6276; www.yonka.com . 1 2 SKIN BRONZE SELF-TANNING FACE AND BODY TINTED CREAM Darphin Paris...

Suite Dreams

A newly opened resort and spa in Mexico provides guests with the ultimate romantic getaway.
It is believed that the Yucatan Peninsula, which separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, got its name from the Nahuati (Aztec) word yokatlan , meaning "place of richness." Situated on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, 30 miles south of Cancun, is Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (Mexico), where visitors are treated to an embarrassment of riches...

Spotlight: New Products

1 NEON COLLECTION Help clients rock out this summer with Essie 's Neon Collection, which consists of four bright shades: Funky Limelight, a brilliant yellow; Flirty Fuchsia, a hot magenta; Perky Purple, an electric violet; and Punchy Pink, a berry icicle. (800) 232-1155; www.essie.com . 2 AROMATIC CLEANSING BALM WITH ROSEWOOD Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood by Darphin Paris gently cleanses and nourishes skin. It contains marula oil, which nourishes skin and prevents water loss; rosewood essential oil, which rejuvenates...

At Lash

Clients are sure to go batty with the latest beauty craze, which helps nourish and enhance lashes.
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the eyelashes are the curtains that enhance their beauty and give them depth. Eyelash products have come a long way since 4,000 B.C., when Egyptians relied on kohl, a powdery mix of soot and metal, to define eyes, lashes, and brows. Through the years, innovative eyelash products have been introduced to the market, but today, eyelash conditioners, which are formulated to nurture lashes and leave them with a fuller, thicker,...

Spotlight: New Products

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1 CELLU-GUARD SUN CARE Cellu-Guard Sun Care by Sothys Paris is a line of sunless tanning and sun protection products that help shield skin from the harmful rays of the sun, preserve the integrity of skin cells, and limit photo aging. The line consists of eight products, including Tanning Body Lotion with SPF 20, Repairing Age-Defying Face Care, Iridescent Tanning Gel with SPF 8, and Age-Defying Tinted Care with SPF 10. (305) 594-4222; www.sothys-usa.com . 2 PROTECTIVE HYDRATING SUN MILK...

Oceanside Oasis

San Juan, Puerto Rico,may be known as La Ciudad Amurallada , the walled city, but visitors to this tropical town soon discover it is anything but uninviting. Puerto Rico welcomes travelers from all over the world. With its No Passport Tourism marketing campaign, this territory of the United States, which is often mistakenly thought of as its own country, is...

Spotlight: New Products

1. FACIAL MASKS Sonya Dakar 's Facial Masks are made from pure botanicals and are sulfate- and paraben-free. The masks are available in Blue Mask, which helps calm irritated skin; Lightening Mask, which helps brighten discolored skin; Berry Mask, which maintains normal to combination skin; Mud Lavender Mask, which helps remove impurities; and Green Tea Mask, which helps smooth scarred skin. (877) 72-SONYA; www.sonyadakar.com . 2. HYPERBAROX DermaNew 's HyperBarOX is an oxygen resurfacing system that combines the anti-aging benefits...

Spotlight: New Products

Take a look at this month's editors' picks.
1. PURE TOUCH ORGANICS MASSAGE CREME Biotone's Pure Touch Organics Massage Creme is an ultra-rich lotion containing organic ingredients, including chamomile, jojoba oil, sesame oil, shea butter, and sunflower oil to nourish, soothe, heal, and hydrate skin. (800) 445-6457; www.biotone.com . 2. VATA DoshaCare's Vata range is ideal for clients with dry skin and sensitivity to cold weather. The products in the Vata range—Cleansing Creame, Hydrating Masque, Hydrating Moisturizer, and Hydrating Elixir—contain botanical ingredients and meet fair trade and vegan...

Spotlight: New Products

Take a look at this month's editors' picks.
1. SOUTH BEACH COLLECTION Inspired by the beach and lifestyle in Miami, OPI 's South Beach Collection for Spring/Summer 2009 is sure to heat up any look. Nail colors in the collection include Feelin' Hot-Hot-Hot!, Suzi & the Lifeguard, Overexposed in South Beach, Party in My Cabana, Paint my Moji-Toes Red, and Bronzed to Perfection. (800) 341-9999; www.opi.com . 2. C RENEWAL SYSTEM C Renewal System by Sothys Paris is a range of three nighttime anti-aging products that help repair,...

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