Spa News Stories

Valmont Brand Unveils New Packaging

Valmont , a luxury skincare brand, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an upgrade. Available March 2014, the company introduced an improved, more effective formula for the Prime Renewing Pack, an anti-stress cellular mask that smoothes the complexion. The product, which comes nestled in a box that sparkles like a diamond, now includes two exclusive Valmont anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredients: liposomed RNA, a powerful cell bio-activator that restores damaged cells, and Peptide+ Cocktail, which combines anti-wrinkle peptides with ginseng extract to stimulate microcirculation. The complex also features menthyl lactate, which stimulates, invigorates, and leaves behind a fresh sensation on the...

Massage Therapy Foundation Announces Student Case Report Contest Winners

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), a public charity with a mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage, announced the winners of the 2013 Student Practitioner Case Report Contest , which provide an opportunity for massage therapists and bodywork professionals to deliver evidence-informed massage information to the public. This year, the grand prize Gold Award was awarded to Jennifer Nielson from Vancouver, BC, Canada, who will receive a $2,500 cash award, contingent upon undergoing the peer review process with the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB). Her winning case report was titled, “Therapeutic Massage in Treatment of...

Control Corrective Skincare Systems Launches Starter Kits

Control Corrective Skincare Systems , a clinical-based skincare brand, introduced three Starter Kits: Aging Control, Blemish Control, and Skin Balancing. Each features three professional products that work together to achieve visible results. Designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the Aging Control Starter Kit includes Gentle Facial Wash , Firming Tri-Peptide Serum , and Anti-Wrinkle Face and Neck Cream . The Blemish Control Starter Kit features Medicated Pumice Wash , Oil Free Healing Lotion , and Clear Med 5% , all of which contain active ingredients that repair skin, unclog pores, heal blemishes, soothe inflammation, banish bacteria,...

Stella Gustafsson Named Spa Director of The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

Foxwoods Resort Casino , the largest resort casino in North America, announced the appointment of Stella Gustafsson to spa director at The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods . Gustafsson, who brings years of professional experience in the hospitality and health and wellness industries to the spa, is a native of Iceland. She has overseen spa and wellness programs at luxury properties in the U.S., including the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (FL), Crystal Mountain Resort (Michigan), and PGA National Resort and Spa (Palm Beach, FL). Most recently, she was director of the Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT). In addition...

CND Shellac System Now Fully Patented

CND , a global leader in professional nail, hand, and foot care has been awarded six patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the technology behind its CND Shellac three-part system, which consists of a Base Coat, a Color Coat, and a Top Coat, each cured under the CND UV Lamp for zero-dry time. “These patents for CND Shellac are a validation of our innovation,” says Dave Valia, Ph.D., vice president of research & development for CND. “They solidify our technical leadership and protect our investment in creating a new category in nail coatings performance and care.” In...

GiGi Unveils New Instructional Waxing Videos

GiGi , a complete line of soft and hard waxes, pre- and post-waxing products, waxing accessories, warmers, and depilatories, announced the upload of new waxing instructional videos on the brand’s website, www.gigispa.com , and their recent YouTube channel . Covering the topics of brow, bikini, leg, lip, arm, and underarm waxing, as well as set-up and cleanup, the videos promote the proper use and techniques of GiGi soft wax application. To view the videos, visit the brand’s YouTube channel here . For more information, visit www.gigispa.com .

Moroccanoil Launches New Boar Bristle Brush Collection

Moroccanoil introduced its first - ever Boar Bristle Brush Collection as the next phase in the brand’s commitment to providing high-quality products. With more than two years in development, the collection was specially designed to meet the demands of customers and spa and salon professionals in search of easily achieving more healthy-looking hair. Available in three types for versatile styling— Round , Classic , and Teasing —the brushes are handcrafted with 100 percent natural boar bristles. The specially crafted Round Brushes come in three sizes—25mm, 35mm, and 45 mm—to achieve volume, shape, and lift of varying hair lengths. “When it...

Well-Being Travel Announces Speaker Line-Up for Symposium

Well-Being Travel announced the speaker line-up for its first-ever inaugural Well-Being Travel Symposium , which will take place Feb. 18-19 at the MGM Grand Hotel (Las Vegas). Attendees will hear from industry experts, hotel executives, spa directors, and suppliers, with highlights including Anne Marie Moebes, executive vice president of Well-Being Travel, who will provide an overview on what wellness travel is; Anne Dimon, publisher and editor of Travel To Wellness magazine, who will discuss what consumers are looking for in wellness vacations; Mia Kyricos, chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness 365 and board member of the Global Spa & Wellness...

Balanced Guru Introduces Giving Back Program

Balanced Guru announced the launch of their Giving Back Program , in which customized limited edition product collections are designed for non-profit organizations to sell and fund their causes. Through the Balanced Guru SEVA AMAZON line , which consists of Rainforest Body Balm , a moisturizer that wakes up the senses and moisturizes the skin; Rainforest Body Oil , a scented soothing body oil that leaves the skin soft and smooth; and Rainforest Body Scrub , an aromatic exfoliator for the body that scrubs away dead skin cells, 100 percent of the profits from the products will go towards saving...

Body Bliss Launches Aroma Design Bar and Aromatherapy App

Body Bliss , a leading natural product manufacturer, introduced a new Aroma Design Bar, along with the Intentional Aromatherapy App, which allows Body Bliss spa and wellness partners to integrate custom aromatherapy alchemy into spa treatments and retail offerings. “We are so excited to introduce the Aroma Design Bar,” says Ann Patton, spa director at The Boulders, Waldorf Astoria Resort (Carefree, AZ). “The concept is true to our intentions for wellness, and the possibilities for personalization are almost endless—exactly what our guests are looking for.” With the Aromatherapy App, the therapist and the client can collaborate and focus on the...

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