Spa News Stories

Balanced Guru Creates Certified Organic Powder Face Mask

Balanced Guru , a certified organic, 100 percent natural line of holistic aromatherapy skin, hair, and bodycare products, launched one of the first certified organic powder face masks on the market: Balaned Guru's Spiced Up Berries Antioxidant Facial Masque . Activated by mixing with greek yogurt, honey, toner, or water, this mask promotes healthier, younger-looking skin cells. Packed with acai and acerola berries, clove, cinnamon, oatmeal, and vitamin C, this product also feeds the skin with antioxidants, fights free radicals, such as UV rays, and pollution, and helps brighten the complexion. All Balanced Guru products are made with certified organic...

Erbaviva Launches New Website

Erbaviva , an organic skincare line, unveiled a digital makeover with the official launch of their new website, www.erbaviva.com . Available on tablets, notebooks, and mobile devices, the updated site includes improved digital features, expanded content, social media integration, and an upgraded design for enhanced customer navigation and interaction. The website’s aesthetics consist of a clean look that is visually driven, illustrating the Erbaviva story . “We felt it was time to engage our customers in an innovative way with an enhanced, easy-to-use website,” says Robin Brown, cofounder of Erbaviva. “The beautiful new Erbaviva.com site breathes the brand’s essence in...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Names Winners of Fifth Annual Student Challenge

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced the winners of its 2013 Student Challenge , a competition where students from academic institutions create spa and wellness concepts of the future. In this year’s challenge, c ontestants were asked to create a concept that encompassed authentic Indian spa culture. First-place honors were awarded to the Institute of Hotel Management , Aurangabad (IHM-A), for its Arvees Spa Solutions and the Spasthya brand, which means “enlightened health and life" in Hindi . The winning design was created to reach underserved locales and help ordinary people integrate wellness socially by teaching health, hygiene,...

Spa Anjali Welcomes New Spa Director

Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain (Colorado) appointed Ingrid Middaugh as spa director. Middaugh previously served as the spa director at Aria Spa at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa and at The Lodge & Spa at Vail . “We are thrilled to have Ingrid with her extensive luxury spa experience and strong Vail Valley ties here at Spa Anjali,” says Gaye Steinke, general manager of Spa Anjali and the Athletic Club at The Westin. “The timing is perfect as we gear up for another busy ski season and continue to roll out...

êShave Wins 2013 Esquire Grooming Award

The global brand of men’s grooming essentials, êShave , has won an Esquire Grooming Award for Best Soap this fall from Esquire magazine in recognition for its Moisturizing Bath Soap Bars. The Esquire Grooming Awards began in 2006 and are rewarded annually to skincare and grooming companies that produce the best new men’s products. êShave’s Moisturizing Bath Soaps are formulated with extra-rich vegetable base and shea butter to gently cleanse, leaving skin feeling moisturized and lightly scented. “We are excited to be awarded an Esquire Grooming Award for our superb lathering and ultra moisturizing new bath soap bars,” says Danielle...

THANN Sanctuary Spa Introduces Private Yoga Classes

Gilbert Baeriswil, general manager of Castle Hotel & Spa (Tarrytown, New York), and Ryoko Ado, spa manager at THANN Sanctuary Spa (multiple locations), announced the introduction of small-personalized yoga classes at the newly opened Wellness Room at THANN Sanctuary. In response to guest requests for more intimate class sizes that will emphasize a more custom one-on-one class, Riverstone Yoga of Tarrytown will offer the specialized classes on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. According to Baeriswil, the addition of new classes was the ideal choice as they are in harmony with THANN’s approach to spa treatments based on the art of...

SpaRitual Unveils New Website

SpaRitual has launched its revamped website, www.sparitual.com , which includes a number of new features designed to create interactive experiences. Founded by Shel Pink, the site consists of a Slow Beauty blog, the option to purchase products, a Spa Spotlight section, and more. Specially sourced vegan, certified organic and fair trade ingredients from around the world are used to create SpaRitual products for the body, hands, and lifestyle. In addition, the company uses natural formulations without synthetic dyes or parabens. Their vegan manicure and pedicure essentials are formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, resin, DBP, and camphor. Valid from Nov. 11 through...

Jane Iredale Launches New Virtual Makeover iPad App

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics has launched a free iPad app, jane iredale Virtual Makeover , which allows consumers and professionals to create true-to-life makeup applications using the mineral makeup line from jane iredale. The app permits users to smudge makeup, adjust brush size, blend and layer different products and shades over one another, and more using a photo, which they can take using the iPad camera, upload from Facebook or iPad photo albums, or provided model images . Delivering benefits to both beauty professionals and consumers, the app also allows e stheticians and makeup artists to cater to clients seeking new...

Image Skincare to be Featured on NBC During the Miss Universe Pageant

Over the past month, members of the Image Skincare team have been providing the contestants of the Miss Universe pageant with products and treatments to get their skin runway-ready. The skincare brand is the 2013 official skincare sponsor of the Miss Universe, Miss USA , and Miss Teen USA pageants. As part of the partnership, Image Skincare will be seen by millions of viewers around the world during the telecast of the Miss Universe pageant. “It’s an exciting time for us at Image,” says Janna Ronert, CEO and founder of Image Skincare. “We are so proud to be the 2013...

Goldfaden MD Partners with Women’s Movement

Goldfaden MD , a natural skincare brand, teamed up with I AM THAT GIRL , a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that encourages girls to express themselves through positive education, community and media content. Through this partnership, Goldfaden MD is working to bring awareness to beauty from a skin health standpoint and institute a layer of efficient self-acceptance. “We are particularly excited to be part of this charity, as working with young women to increase their self perception and boost self confidence is the core of our business,” says Lauren Wolk, vice president of sales. From Nov. 15 through Dec. 31,...

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