Skincare

FDA Pushes Back New Sunscreen Regulations

Find Out Why the New Rules are Being Delayed
If you've been eagerly anticipating the new sunscreen label changes that were scheduled to be introduced this summer, you'll have to wait a bit longer. The FDA is giving sunscreen manufacturers a bit of a reprieve and extending the deadline to December 17, 2012. Small manufacturers get until December 2013 to implement the new regulations. The delay is on account...

Peninsula NY Partners with Biologique Recherche

Five new facials debut in Manhattan.
I’m always intrigued when a spa significantly updates it menu, so when I heard that The Peninsula Spa New York was teaming up with Biologique Recherche to debut a series of new facials, I was excited to learn more. The facial program includes five different treatments, each personalized to treat guests’ specific skincare needs. Many of the treatments utilize the...

Vie Collection’s 3-D Wrinkle Treatment Offers Surgery Alternative

Luxe new facial provides Botox-, filler-, and facelift-inspired effects
I am terrified of needles, so much so that I need to lie down prior to flu shots and bloodwork or I will immediately faint. Yes, I know I’m a big baby. But I also know that I have to take really good care of my skin, because the likelihood of me ever trying plastic surgery falls somewhere in the...

Amala Skincare Gives Spa-Goers a Pure Alternative to Beauty

A German skincare line offers real resuls.
While I was in Switzerland a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Ute Leube, the founder of Amala , a luxury skincare brand carried by upscale spas such as The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago, and The Spa at Pebble Beach. I had just had a massage at the...

April is Earth Month

Check out these hot new products that contain natural and organic ingredients.
It's Earth Month! In honor of our April issue, which has a focus on all things "eco" and "green," we've compiled a list of some hot new eco-friendly products. Deserving Thyme Organic Body Balms: The new Care & Comfort Body Balm, Dry Skin Body Balm, and Sports Fan Body Balm are infused with beeswax, coconut oil, essential oils, and organic...

April is Rosacea Awareness Month

Are you highlighting it at your spa?
Ask anyone who suffers from rosacea, and they'll tell you it can be a frustrating and painful disease. To alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and often progressive condition now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans, the National Rosacea Society (NRS) has dubbed April Rosacea Awareness Month. According to the NRS, rosacea usually first...

CryBaby Brings Smiles to Lash-Challenged Clients

An editor test drives a semi-permanent mascara.
Perhaps it’s a case of always wanting what you don’t have, but I am obsessed with eyelashes. Without makeup, my blond lashes are pretty much invisible, so you name the mascara, lash extensions, or fake lashes, and I’ve tried them. So when I was invited to sample CryBaby , a professionally applied semi-permanent mascara, I was thrilled. Yesterday, I headed...

Spray Tanners Get a Taste of Education in Wine Country

Spray Tan Network offers the only profesional networking event.
Because I am a redhead and of Irish descent, I don't tan easily. Plus, obviously I realize the dangers of being exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. But still, I always feel better (and skinnier, for some reason) when I have a bit of color. So I am a huge fan of both sunless tanning lotions and spray...

The Men's Grooming Trend Continues to Grow

Discover some great products designed to address the skincare needs of men.
According to a recent Men's Grooming study conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., 9 in 10 men (ages 18 and up) use some type of grooming product, including facial and body skincare, shaving, haircare, and fragrance. The study also showed that although only one quarter of men use facial skincare products like facial cleansers, moisturizers, lip and eye products, the...

Good News! Spa Biz Rebounds in Q4 of 2011

New PBA report finally shows increases after three quarters of decline
I love to be the bearer of good news, particularly when it comes to the economy and spa. So, I'm thrilled to pass along a report from the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) regarding the fourth quarter of 2011 for the spa and salon industry. Guess what? We're finally showing a rebound! Driven by stronger sales and traffic levels and a...

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