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Ingredient Inquiry

Learn more about updated sunscreen legislation
There is good news this month for sunscreen manufacturers across the U.S. The Senate passed a bill that requires the FDA to respond to pending sunscreen ingredients within a shorter period of time. Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S., and sunscreen is the primary protection against it. It’s more important than ever that Americans are...

Haute Honey

Discover how one luxe Manhattan spa elevated the sweet elixir.
September is an especially sweet time of year for many spa-worthy reasons. Among them is the celebration of National Honey Month. A natural humectant, honey has a host of benefits for skin on the face and more. Many luxury spas around the world have incorporated honey in their treatments. Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria New York took honey to...

Ten Commandments of Spa Week

Find out new ways to bring in new clients
Autumn has officially arrived and that means Spa Week is just around the corner, Oct. 20 - 26. Spa Week has become an ideal way to introduce your spa and its services to new customers at a low-risk economical price. Though spa-ing comes with few hard and fast rules, beyond relax. To give potential clients an extra bit of encouragement...

Bodycare Confidential

Tune in to our #WellnessWatch Twitter party this week
We have introduced a number of exciting updates in the magazine, on the website, and on our social media in recent months. We hope you've enjoyed them and taken advantage of them so far. These updates are key to staying on top of the changing trends in the industry and all the creative ideas you come up with. One addition...

Highbrow Habits

Learn more about the everyday activities of geniuses
In the last year, we've taken extra time to get to know the spa directors behind the beautiful properties featured in the pages of American Spa . You can learn more about your colleagues too by checking out the latest Bright Spots . We've found that many spa directors came upon their initial opportunities in spa and hospitality by chance,...

Essential Elements

Discover a resort spa's customized version of wellness
Wellness has become a very popular buzzword around spas and in everyday life. Depending on when and where the term wellness pops up, it has many different definitions. At Montage Deer Valley (Park City, UT), the resort's newest healthy initiative, The Elements of Wellness (starting at $735 per night) allows guests to customize their own version of wellness with a...

Cobblestone Yoga

Learn about an editor's first outdoor yoga experience
If there's a fitness trend or exercise class available in New York City, I've likely tried it or am on the waitlist for it. I realized that until this week, I hadn't participated in an outdoor yoga class. It's National Yoga Month after all so it was high time to try some alfresco poses. The complimentary fresh air class I...

Source of Inspiration

Discover what inspires you in a new video series
Inspiration is something I see overflowing from the spa and beauty industry. New ideas come from true passion and fulfilling a need. Just saying the word 'inspiration' makes me feel like getting up and doing something so it was very exciting to be part of Moroccanoil's launch event last night for the beauty company's campaign focused on that very idea...

Help Yourself to Health

Discover new ways to improve immunity
Just in time for a batch of seasonal sicknesses to make their way through the office, I stumbled upon a list of surprising habits that improve overall health and immunity from Psychology Today . Complete with research to prove effectiveness, these tips were news to me and, even better, many were already a part of my daily lifestyle. Here's a...

Retail Relaxation

Discover an overnight pop-up spa in Ikea
For most spa-goers, the idea of spending time in the furniture mega-store Ikea is anything but stress-relieving. Last week the Ikea Retreat, a pop-up overnight spa in several locations of the retailer in Europe, attempted to change that notion. For this wellness sleepover, Ikea invited a number of loyal and lucky customers for a night in the showroom. Decked out...