Powerful Protocols: Sorella Apothecary's Blackberry Citrus Summer Facial

Here's how to perform Sorella Apothecary's new Blackberry Citrus Summer Facial. // Photos courtesy of Sorella Apothecary.

Sorella Apothecary's new Blackberry Citrus Summer Facial is a stimulating service that combines an invigorating, yet gentle double exfoliation using rich fruit pulp and papaya enzymes.The exfoliation is followed by a deep boost of hydration with a peach, honey, and gauze mask. The treatment feeds the skin with an intense boost of antioxidants and vitamin C, leaving clients feeling refreshed and glowing throughout the summer months.

"Seasonal treatments offer a fresh alternative to your current spa offerings while also building a new revenue stream," says Taryn Shockley, director of U.S. sales for Sorella Apothecary. "We educate our professional skincare partners to highlight seasonal treatments as a deluxe offering built around combatting the environmental factors of that season. Focus on the result they can achieve and keep a slightly higher price point on these specialty facials. It’s important to educate your staff on the facial, its benefits, and how to properly book and sell. Each member of your spa team should have personal goals centered around booking and performing the facial.”

Want to learn more about the Blackberry Citrus Summer Facial? Here's what you'll need:

1. Blackberry Lime Fruitfoliant: This ingenious exfoliation treatment uses fruit enzymes to renew and refresh. Whole fruit pulp nourishes, tones, and brightens the complexion while lactic acid and natural fruit acids remove dead skin cells to allow for more effective penetration of other products.

2. Grapefruit Polishing Powder: Polish, smooth, and refine the skin with this powerful exfoliating cleanser. Rice bran absorbs oil while lactic and salicylic acids remove dead skin cells—leaving radiant, clear skin.

3. Peach and Honey Mask: Peach tightens pores and brightens skin while honey plumps, nourishes, and hydrates. Instantly firm with skin regenerating ingredients that leave clients looking ageless.

4. Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum: This ultra-hydrating serum is infused with snow mushroom extract and peptides for immediate, superincreased plumping hydration in just one application.

Ready to give it a try? Here's what you need to do:

  1. Cleanse clients skin with Apricot Mango Cleansing Milk, and remove with a warm towel. Perform second cleanse with Lychee Willow Bark Deep Clean to remove pore-clogging impurities. Remove with a warm towel.

  2. Spray Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist onto cotton pads and swipe in upward motions to remove cleanser and impurities.

  3. Create a paste by mixing 1/2 tsp of Blackberry Lime Fruitfoliant and 1/2 tsp of Grapefruit Polishing Powder in a dish. Apply a thin layer on to dry skin and allow to dry until tacky. Working in square inch sections, hold skin taut and gently remove the mask as a gommage (if an area becomes too dry spritz with Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist). Wet hands and apply to remaining product to help with removal before using a towel. Remove with a warm towel. Excessive rubbing can cause sensitivity so it’s important to watch Sorella’s Gommage Training Video.

  4. Perform extractions, if needed.

  5. Spray Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist onto cotton pads and swipe in upward motions to remove exfoliant and impurities.

  6. Using Facial Nectar, perform a pressure-point massage. Be sure to watch the Pressure-Point Massage training video for more info. Because the gommage can be stimulating, a pressure-point massage is recommended.

  7. Apply a thin layer of Peach & Honey Mask using a brush. Layer with gauze strips soaked in Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist. Allow to sit on the skin for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove with a lukewarm towel and tone with Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist.

  8. While the mask sits, perform neck, back, and shoulder massage using Massage Butter. Continue to check in with the client to ensure they remain comfortable.

  9. Lightly massage Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum into skin. Then apply a layer of Lemon Lightening Serum onto skin until absorbed.

  10. Gently apply Aloe Cucumber Eye Gel around the eye area with your finger tips or a brush.

  11. Apply Blueberry Milk Moisturizer. Massage into skin until fully absorbed.

  12. Apply Tropical Topical Matte SPF 30 for a matte finish or Quench and Protect SPF 30 for drier skin types.

  13. With a small brush, apply Avocado Oil Lip Hydrator to the lips to finish the facial.



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