Spa News Stories

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,...

Phytomer Wins ISPA Innovate Award

Phytomer received the International SPA Association (ISPA) Innovate Award at the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo . This award is given to spa industry leaders with innovative and successful spa-related initiatives. Lenette Casper, president of Phytomer Corporation in the U.S. accepted the award, given to the company for their filtration garden designed to responsibly treat waste water used in the manufacturing process. Developed in 2007 at Phytomer Laboratories in Saint Malo, France, the filtration garden uses three tiers of indigenous plants, which contain enzymes and bacteria that naturally filter and remove pollution from the water. “The use of a filtration...

Bioelements Welcomes New Director of Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance

Bioelements welcomed Eugene Patterson as the new director of Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance. He joins Bioelements with more than 36 years of experience within quality assurance operations. His responsibilities will include inspection and testing, sterilization processes, batch record review, plastics finished and starting materials, statistical sampling, and packaging material within the FDA regulated industry to ensure Bioelements maintains a high standard of production. “I look forward to the opportunity to use my training and experience within the industry to ensure Bioelements products exceed both industrial and consumer expectations,” says Patterson. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside , and...

FJB Collection Welcomes VOYA as Exclusive Product House

FJB Collection , the family-owned group of four hotels situated along Poole and Bournemouth’s south coast, has selected the organic brand, VOYA , as the exclusive product house for its Harmony Spa at the Haven Hotel (United Kingdom). “We are delighted to announce our partnership with FJB Collection,” says Julie Brown, UK Business Development Manager at VOYA. “Not only are we both family brands with our roots in the sea, but we also share an ethos of delivering a unique and personalized experience. This will be VOYA’s first spa in the area and we certainly couldn’t have asked for a...

Noel Asmar Launches Candle Collection

Noel Asmar, founder of Noel Asmar Uniforms , launched a candle collection, designed for use in spa treatments, hotel rooms, lobbies, lounges, and homes. Inspired by Asmar’s own experiences and memories—and her philosophy to ‘spa anywhere,’ the collection features four different scents, including Sugar Coated Lemon ; Sandalwood, Jasmine & Vanilla ; Spiced Vanilla ; and Tobacco Vanilla . “Our goal is to explore and develop experiences that make life a little nicer, and we feel the candles are a way both service providers and guests can enjoy a moment even more,” says Asmar. Each candle burns for nearly 70...

Vulsini Introduces Mobile Stone Heater

Vulsini , manufacturer of the original mobile heating bag, has developed a mobile stone heater, Vulsini I, in the form of a portable bag. This new technology does not require water, making hot stone massage therapy mobile and more flexible. The bag can be transported while retaining heat even after it’s been disconnected, it's dual-powered, and features a car adaptor, allowing the stones to be pre-heated in transit. To use Vulsini I, lay clean dry basalt stones inside the bag and close. Then, plug the power lead into a standard grounded socket, press the on/off switch, and set the temperature...

Dermalogica Launches New Consumer Loyalty Program

Dermalogica has launched a new consumer loyalty program, Dermalogica Rewards , at the brand’s two concept spaces in Santa Monica and in Manhattan and its ecommerce site on www.dermalogica.com . The new program enhances the customer experience by creating cohesive brand interactions from the point of sale to the redemption of the rewards. It provides consumers with the opportunity to earn points beyond product purchases and treatment services, as well as through engagement via the brands social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. All earned points will automatically be linked directly with each customer’s online account at www.dermalogica.com/rewards . Rewards...

Spafinder Announces Brand Evolution

For more than 25 years, Spafinder has been the global leader for spa travel and information, and this week, the company got a makeover, rebranding itself as Spafinder Wellness 365 . A comprehensive resource created to make everyday healthy living easier and more accessible, Spafinder.com’s new platform features 20,000-plus fitness, wellness, and spa partners worldwide. The revamped website, which was designed to inspire people to find their own path to wellness by providing access to experiences, influencers, tips, and trends, offers expanded lifestyle content and video, new mobile technology, such as geo-targeting and enhanced on-the-go access, and more. “We believe...

Sofitel Selects SpaBooker as Software Provider

SpaBooker , a spa management software that unifies operations and automated marketing on a single web-based system, announced that Sofitel , a global luxury hotel brand, selected the software company to streamline operations. “While evaluating the various spa solutions available on the market today, Sofitel identified SpaBooker as a partner with the technology breadth and infrastructure to facilitate our ambitious deployment plan,” says Richard Dubost, vice president of technology and information, Sofitel World Wide. “With a unified and web-based platform, we will achieve greater integration and elevate the level of guest satisfaction while reducing operational IT tasks.” SpaBooker’s business management...

2013 World Tourism Award Honorees Announced

Tony Potter, board director of Corinthia Hotels , representing Simon Naudi, Corinthia CEO, announced that the Born Free Foundation , Just a Drop , and Skål International will be the 2013 World Tourism Award Honorees. This award is presented annually at the World Travel Market in London by Corinthia Hotels, together with co-sponsors Delta Air Lines , The New York Times Global , and Reed Travel Exhibitions . The announcement was made at the annual Corinthia Hotels Press Breakfast at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City. The three honorees are being recognized for their commitment to conservation, sustainable...

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