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Beauty is ever changing! It is …brushing, rolling, vibrating, twirling, prickling, massaging and more! Noreen invites you to come see what is new at the IECSC show in fabulous Ft.Lauderdale is next weekend. November 6th and 7th.
Beauty is ever changing! It is …brushing, rolling, vibrating, twirling, prickling, massaging and more! The mascaras are not just applied with our hands but they vibrate by themselves for a more pumped up and defined application. Say goodbye to the old-fashioned washcloth or facial sponges for cleansing Clarisonic is taking over the beauty universe as far as the premiere face-cleansing...

Functional Foods Controversy – Are superfruits all they are hyped up to be?

Amidst all of the media furor over superfruits and their potential health benefits, here are the latest facts . . .
As seen on TV, the internet and newsstands, it is hard to avoid the exaggerated claims and promises made by smart marketers and manufacturers of the so called “super fruit” juices. This caught my eye in particular last week when I read a recent superfruit company was put under scrutiny by US regulators who filed a complaint that their unsubstantiated...

The 10 BIG Trends of 2010!

This year, at the Repêchage 12th International Congress for Salon and Spa Professionals in NYC, I was fortunate to share The 10 BIG Trends of 2010!...
This year, at the Repêchage 12 th International Congress for Salon and Spa Professionals in NYC, I was fortunate to share The 10 BIG Trends of 2010 ! As a skincare industry professional for over three decades, I have seen the ‘latest & greatest,’ come and go. I decided to look into some of the trends I believe have lasting...

Is your spa ready for cancer patients?

Forward-thinking spas are offering services and treatments tailored to specific issues or health challenges, and oncology patients are a major focus and opportunity.
At the last IECSC show I met an educator and pioneer in the field of esthetics, Morag Currin. She literally wrote the textbook on Oncology Esthetics. As an esthetician by training, I was very excited to see someone actively broadening the scope of our industry, by welcoming a marginalized group of would-be customers: cancer patients. Both patients and spas alike...

Is your spa offering full-circle wellness education?

As spas move further into wellness services, here are some valuable and easy methods to create nutrition programming.
With obesity and health issues in the spotlight in the United States, the public is becoming more health conscious and demanding better food choices and programs to fit their hectic lifestyles. Wellness is the root of the spa industry, and a key factor is nutrition. In addition to relaxing and rejuvenating at the spa, nutrition programs are a key component...

Acne Vulgaris - The diabetes of skin?

Helping clients to understand the relationship between acne and the glycemic index can result in much-improved skin conditions.
Diet plays an important role to play in many skin disorders, and when it comes to nutritional advice I am frequently asked about the “Acne- Diet” connection. Acne is by far the most common skin disease and is increasingly affecting both adolescents and adults in North America. Clinical evidence suggests nutrient imbalances in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium, Chromium,...

Nutricosmetic recognized by top beauty editors as "Product of the Week"

Formulators are beginning to add nutrition to their beauty programs. Krill oil, anyone?
Yesterday, I read the Club Spa Blog by SpaFinder and was happy to see that the “Product of the Week” (tested and chosen by SpaFinder’s top beauty editors,) was a Nutricosmetic! Although the Editor had some minor comments (such as the fish oil smell from the soft gel,) she confirmed that after a month her skin was glowing and that...

Understanding "Beauty from Within" Nutricosmetics 101

Antioxidant Cocktails, functional foods and sophisticated supplements define a growing category within the Wellness & Spa Industry, known as Nutricosmetics. But what are they, really?
Antioxidant Cocktails, functional foods and sophisticated supplements define a growing category within the Wellness & Spa Industry, known as Nutricosmetics. Nutritcosmetics Defined Nutritional Cosmetics (or more widely known as Nutricosmetics,) are nutraceutical (active components purported to offer a therapeutic action commonly found in food or botanicals) products formulated to support and enhance ones natural beauty (skin health, hair, nails, slimming...

Fad Dieting & Skin Health, is there a Connection?

Are you suggesting the right combinations of food and nutrients for your clients?
We have all experienced it! Fad diets focusing on imbalanced nutrition and claiming rapid weight loss (and there are millions out there!) To date, there are a few staple diets that have been around for some time and most of us seem to gravitate to one over the other (depending on our body type and lifestyle). High Protein Diets for...

Great new marketing concept bridges beauty and retail worlds!

In what could be a powerful new business model, a beauty products retailer and a service provider/manufacturer team up on the national stage.
Professional salon and spa products have long had a challenge; the manufacturers exist to sell products, and of course they’d like to sell more and more of them. But many manufacturers of professional beauty products have always treaded carefully so as not to alienate the salons and spas, and licensed professionals, who use the brands in service and recommend them...

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