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Discover your pure joy with a photo contest
My camera goes everywhere I do, even everyday errands. I keep my eyes open in hopes of capturing unique sights around me and thanks to Instagram I can share them with my friends and followers. I also like to preserve the images to bring back the feelings and memories of that time someday in the future. This summer, Amala is...

Summer in Paris

Discover a French chic makeup look from Sothys Paris
Gorgeous, healthy-looking skin; pretty, au naturel eyes; groomed, but not overly done brows; and a confident, nonchalant attitude—what more could you or your clients want than that in a beauty look? We checked out the new Sothys Paris Makeup Collection, which provides the colors and tools to do just that, at its New York City launch party in the spring...

Go Go Spa Gadget

Learn how your spa can benefit from at-home beauty devices
Summer is a busy time for spas and clients alike thanks to vacations. It also seems to be a season of new technology and gadgets, which help clients maintain their results between spa visits. We talked to Paola Perin, director of spa at Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui (HI), for her take on incorporating one of...

Beauty Giveaway Celebration

Learn how to win Jane Iredale makeup
With a holiday weekend coming, there are plenty of reasons for you and your clients to celebrate. One you may not be aware of is Jane Iredale—The Skincare Makeup’s 20 th Anniversary , which is ongoing throughout 2014. The cosmetics company is awarding twenty beauty lovers $200 of makeup. To enter, fill out the contest form here and share a...

The Luxury Spa Collection Sneak Peek

Learn how to order our new spa compendium for holiday retail
We are excited to be able to announce The Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa , a project that has been in the works since before I joined the American Spa team and is filled with images and stories of beautiful spas featured in the pages of the magazine during the last two years. This compendium of noteworthy relaxation destinations...

Superfoods in Skincare

Check out a fun experiment with a new natural serum
New research seems to emerge daily about new foods to add to your plate and to your spa's menu to maintain a healthy diet. Those same superfoods often hold super skincare powers, as well; berries , citrus , and melon contain powerful antioxidants and vitamins to help delay signs of aging and replenish skin. Fighting free-radical damage is also a...

Travel Skincare Tips

Check out skincare tips to share with traveling clients
I just returned from a busy holiday weekend filled with travel by plane, car, bus, and train, and I'm definitely not the only one recovering from the kick-off to summer weekend. As many clients are returning home rejuvenated after a fun-filled weekend their skin is still likely in need of a reboot. Here are five essential tips for summer skincare...

Strong is the New Skinny

Learn about fitness-focused bodycare
I learn about skincare product launches daily, if not hourly, and one I recently came across stood out. Mio High Intensity Bodycare, a new line from the makers of Mama Mio, focuses on caring for as well as improving the fitness of the skin. I hope this is a trend that sticks. I tried it out when I was upping...

Beauty Inspiration

Learn fun facts about a popular natural beauty line
A few of us from the American Spa team were thrilled to be able to attend a mini celebration of Jane Iredale-The Skincare Makeup's 20th anniversary with makeovers and jewelry shopping last week. Among beauty treats and baubles in our goody bags was a little booklet containing little-known facts about the natural cosmetics line. Here are a few we thought...

Finding the Fountain of Life

Learn more ways your spa can offer gotu kola
Before we started working on the latest "In the Mix" story, my knowledge of gotu kola was quite limited. I've since learned this plant has been curing a wide variety of ailments for centuries, though, so now I can't get enough. Soon your clients will be asking for more products containing gotu kola, too. Check out these skin cures packed...

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