Spas Celebrate Fall with Pumpkins

Beyond jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins serve as a great ingredient for standout seasonal treatments at these top spas
Pumpkins are popping up everywhere; seasonal drinks, pies, and corner bodegas even have rows of festive orange squash for sale all over Manhattan. Luxury spas are proving the vegetable’s versatility beyond a carving party. Pumpkins contain antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E that make it an excellent spa treatment ingredient . Here’s just a few creative offerings containing pumpkin...

Training to Treat Oncology Patients

The key to healing all clients is proper training, here are resources for treating this deserving group
Oncology patients are undergoing one of the most difficult experiences emotionally, mentally, and physically and could most benefit from the healing and soothing effects of relaxing skincare and massage treatments. In general Johnnette du Rand, LMT, MLD, NCTMB, co-founder and director of education for Greet The Day , an organization focused on improving the quality of life for people affected...

Peels Boost Spa Business

CosMedix upcoming webinar shares strategies to use peels to help clients and your spa
I am a newly minted peel fan thanks to a couple recent and wonderful experiences. Once this treatment seemed too extreme and scary—fearful I would be too red and sensitive to go about my day-to-day activities I opted out—but that is the farthest from the truth. The new gentle peels available at spas provide great results with no downtime. This...

Skin Analysis App Provides Personalized Stats

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Help clients choose smarter, effective spa treatment solutions
Do you know your beauty number? Probably not, but your clients can learn and improve theirs with My Own App , which uses facial recognition technology to track 50 different points on the face. It analyzes a photo of the user and provides a clinical evaluation of all the major signs of aging plus nutrition, wellness, and beauty recommendations. Scary...

Autumn Harvest Ingredients Available at The Spa at Wintergreen Resort

Discover new uses for favorite ingredients in season now
I just learned a lovely new word that perfectly fits my view of the fall, komorebi, which is a Japanese term to describe the dappled effect of sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. It certainly feels like a muggy summer day in New York City, but soon enough the leaves will change color, komorebi will be all around,...

Post Sun Skin Brightening Recipes

Discover new DIY remedies for sun damage and diminishing an unwanted tan
As the days get shorter I cling tighter to my summer vacation glow, willing the bronze to last until turkey day. What I don’t want to stick around? Hyperpigmentation and the other red flags of sun damage. Many of your clients may want to banish the signs of too much fun in the sun too. Here are recipes and tips...

Protect Skin from UV Rays Year-Round

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Discover the anti-aging benefits of wearing sunscreen through all four seasons
It’s my favorite time of year—the air is gaining crispness, coffees are including spices and pumpkin, and football is filling the airwaves. Though I tend to say the beginning of each season tops my list because there are new activities to look forward to, autumn is especially sweet. The beginning of fall doesn’t mean it’s time to stow away the...

Snail Facials Are Sliding Into Spas

Discover the benefits of a slimy facial for adventurous clients
I often call myself an open-minded, guinea pig. I’ll happily give any new treatment, tool, or product a shot to see if it lives up to claims, especially when it comes to beauty and spa innovations. One new service gaining traction in the media lately made me second-guess my open-mindedness. It’s called a snail facial and the treatment is true...

Seaside Skincare Ingredients

Discover powerful skincare ingredients from the sea
Today I’m scrambling to organize a daytrip to the beach because, once again, Labor Day Weekend has snuck up on me. I can’t wait to hear the sound of crashing waves, smell the sweet, salty air, and feel the sand between my toes. What’s more, we all have another reason to spend a day on the shore, where some of...

Research Supporting Safety of UV Lamps Expands

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Photochemistry and Photobiology journal research proves UV lamps’ safety.
Nail techs and clients alike can breathe a sigh of relief after a study confirmed the safety of UV nail lamps. Earlier this week the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety (NMC) announced its support for the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrating that the UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel nail polish are safe and do...