Skincare

Healthy Skin Smoothie

Check out a smart skincare and healthy food collaboration to help clients
Even when the temperatures start dropping, I still crave smoothies packed with fruits, veggies, or nuts. At a recent event I tried a new scrumptious recipe and was introduced to a genius beauty collaboration idea. The smoothie was simple, containing five locally sourced, natural ingredients, but Mulberry & Vine created it to provide skin benefits based on Sarah McNamara's Miracle...

Spooktacular Skincare Ingredients

Discover the benefits behind these Halloween-worthy actives
Among many fun responsibilities for each issue of American Spa , I cultivate the products that will appear in the Spotlight section. I end up reading hundreds of ingredients and claims to decide which new lines and beauty concoctions we will feature. Maybe due to watching spooky movies, I recently noticed how many ingredients could fit just as comfortably in...

Dry Scalp Remedies

Help clients maintain a healthy scalp with these celeb stylist tips
After my trip to the desert for ISPA earlier this week, my skin is super dry and in need of moisturizer around the clock. The same is true for my scalp; it and my hair are suffering in the dry weather. Even back on the east coast cooler temperatures and low humidity deplete moisture. Many of your clients are likely...

Spooky Specials on the Menu

New Halloween-inspired promotions bring in business for the spa
Have you designed your disguise for Oct. 31 yet? I love dressing up for Halloween and checking out all the other creative costumes. This year I’m considering an homage to Coco Chanel or perhaps my best Girl on Fire impression, but even if you aren’t the costume-party type your spa can celebrate the spooky season in style. Kohler Waters Spa...

L'Auberge Spa Menu Powered by Seaweed

Updating treatments helps one seaside spa pamper clients
Spa-goers are looking for instant results more than ever now. The Spa L’Auberge at L’Auberge Del Mar (CA) introduced a new spa menu to keep the oceanfront location at the forefront of clients’ minds and deliver results on demand. The new treatments utilize the spa’s new seaweed-based Ocean Rescue product line, which was developed exclusively for The Spa L’Auberge. The...

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

my own app skincare tracking
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,...

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