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Spring Cleaning

Check out new Zents treatments to help revive skin
When the seasons should begin to change, I often jump the gun in my fashion choices—a sundress or light jacket when it’s still freezing. That’s not the best choice for clothing, but getting a jumpstart on skincare and bodycare for the next season is smart thinking. Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) is helping guests spring clean their skin in...

True Reversal

Discover a new facial incorporating innovative anti-aging ingredients
Spa-goers who want to turn back time can now experience the next best thing with Babor 's ReVersive Anti-Aging Facial ($185, 50 minutes; $225, 80 minutes), which helps them to look as if they had. The facial uses a revolutionary time-reverse technology as part of its Re-Youth Complex, which depends on four high-performance ingredients to counteract some of the factors...

Beauty Bar

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Take a bite out of the new anti-aging chocolate that works
The old adage 'you are what you eat' has never been truer. Nutricosmetics , supplements , and edible skincare are popping up all over. Not to mention the increasing research supporting the connection between a balanced diet filled with fresh produce and a glowing complexion. My own face definitely doesn’t hide my previous day’s indulgences or healthy choices, so I’m...

Lash Logistics

Learn about the optimal eyelash length based on science
In the blink of an eye, eyelashes can grab attention and even spur on romance. As effective as it may be, flirting is not the primary purpose of lashes. Eyelashes have been hypothesized as sunshades, dust catchers, and blink-reflex triggers, says David Hu, a mechanical engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta). He adds that until recently there’s been...

All Night Long

Discover an indulgent evening for DC spa-goers
Twilight and late-night spa offerings made the cut for our 2015 Trend Report , and just a couple months into the year even more spas are creating treatments for night owls. One enticing option is available at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Night Spa ($1,800, 3 hours) aims...

Rest Easy

Discover new research connecting meditation and good sleep
March is quickly approaching and with it more attention to a good night’s rest, as March is National Sleep Awareness Month. Take note if you and your clients suffer from chronic sleep problems; a new study proves relief may be a moment of meditation away. The clinical trial led by David S. Black, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at...

Grey Expectations

Discover Fifty Shades of Grey inspired beauty offerings
Even if you or your clients haven’t read the books, you most certainly have heard of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon, starting with a book series three years ago and now turned into a movie. The movie opened in theaters this weekend with a record setting $94.4 million debut. With spending like that, it’s no wonder the beauty and...

Game Day Glow

Discover fantastic treatments for super fans
I recently experienced a speedy, but lovely HydroPeptide facial at the Langham Place Spa (New York City) as a part of its Spa Happy Hour promotion this month (more on that next week). That same glow can be achieved out West with the fan-friendly Seahawk Blue Facial ($110, 50 minutes), Seahawk Green Facial ($110, 50 minutes), and 12th Man Facial...

Wellness on the Ranch

Learn about a bodycare line launching with pizzazz
Olive oil is a key addition to most of my meals and an excellent source of healthy fats. I haven't tried the oil-pulling trend, though it too boasts serious health benefits. It makes sense that the leading U.S. producer of certified organic extra virgin olive oil is focused on wellness and offers a bodycare line packed with this nutritious oil...

In Herbs we Trust

Discover new proof of lavender's power
Earlier this week I shared the unique business benefits of different natural aromas ( Scents of Style ). Aromatherapy is key to creating the right mood in your spa and helping clients reach their relaxation goals. New research shows just how powerful an effect the herb lavender can have on behavior. In a study published this month in the journal...

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