Gotu Kola, Your New Go To Ingredient

With more and more people shifting towards living greener lifestyles, having more natural options for treatments is vital in every business in this industry.

One powerful ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways to compliment any service menu is Gotu Kola powder.
Gotu Kola has been used for centuries in areas such as India, China, and Indonesia due to its many benefits including those related to beauty. There’s even a legend in China that it is a “fountain of youth” herb that enabled a man to live to be 200!
Legends aside, Gotu Kola has been found to be useful in collagen production (hello anti aging friend!), improving blood flow, aiding in skin conditions such as psoriasis as well as being an antioxidant. There is even evidence that it can help improve elasticity and thicken the skin—great news for treating cellulite!
The great thing about it being in a powder is that it can be used in facials, body muds, scrubs and even hair treatments! This is a powerful ingredient to have in your arsenal that is easy to work with and extremely cost effective!

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Elastin Wet Collagen Eye Mask: Add it on!

Finding the right products that actually bring visible results to your clients can be a tough task. In the skin care world, instant satisfaction is a key element to making a client happy with their service. Clients want to leave their treatment looking rejuvenated, with a noticeable change to the appearance of their skin. Add-on treatments, that actually work, are essential in obtaining that instant gratification.

So what do I recommend? The Elastin Wet Collagen Eye Mask.
This mask is blended with vitamins, acids, and extracts to restore the skin9s natural moisture and bring firmness back to the eye area. The Elastin Wet Collagen Eye Mask works wonders to instantly suppress fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness. The entire add-on treatment can take between 15-20 minutes, and the prepared mask is extremely easy to apply. Another benefit is creating more relaxation time for your clients, all while increasing the treatment cost and profits. Recommend this add-on treatment for clients planning a big night out, or anyone looking for immediate miracles, without injections or surgery. Clients will be amazed with the results!

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Essential Oils – With an Emphasis on Essential!

Ah, essential oils – probably one of my favorite spa products out there! But what makes them so great? I love how each individual oil can be used for various soothing and supposedly curative effects. While essential oils are “essential” in the sole reason that they contain the “essence” of the plant’s fragrance of which they’re derived from, it is important to note that different oils have different properties. Certain oils are essential for various types of aliments! Do you have enough essentials for all types of clients, especially those who receive deep tissue massages? If not, I’ve got you covered. See below for what I mean, and why these “essential” oils take on a whole new meaning!


Most your clients probably sit throughout the day and then cram their exercise into one quick session. This can cause excess strain on their muscles, causing spasms and inflammation. While massages definitely help to ease the pain, certain essential oils can facilitate healing as well according to an article I recently read.

Reduce Inflammation

We carry any essential oil you might need here at Pure Spa Direct. However, some are more popular than others due to their aroma and abilities to aid in soothing inflamed muscles. Peppermint is great for your clients with inflamed and overheated muscles, as it has a cooling effect. Rosemary also reduces inflammation due to its astringent properties. This can help stimulate circulation and increase blood flow to the muscles, bringing down inflammation. We have a variety of peppermint and rosemary essential oils to choose from!

Warm Muscles

While peppermint has a cooling effect, other oils have a heating effect. Juniper and ginger oils tend to warm overworked muscles. They contain natural analgesics which can help to block pain – perfect for your clients who are athletes and looking for a deep tissue massage!
Relax Muscles

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? It’s a good chances that your clients who are stressed out have tighter muscles. Both chamomile and lavender essential oils can help calm down your clients who are extra stressed and hold tension in their muscles. They are personally my favorite, as I love their scent.
Click here to see all of our essential oils, and stock up on what your missing to help your clients in need. They are also perfect for retailing to your clients after each session!

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HOT Retail Alert!!!!

Looking for a quick and easy item to boost retail profit?

The ToGo Teeth Whitening Pen by Whiter Image is perfect! Small, easy to pop into your purse/bag and effective at whitening teeth, all with a great mint flavor! Many people are always on the go so this is perfect for any client!

These are so simple to offer to clients, they’ll almost fall off the shelf into your retail bags!

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Schlepping Around Your Manikin Heads Has Never Been Easier!


Manikin heads are not the easiest thing to carry around when your on the go. They also don’t always fit in just any bag either, due to their shape and size. With this Sturdy, lightweight manikin tote, you can easily hold up to 6 full-size manikins!! What?! That’s a big help when your juggling to carry a bunch of these things around. It’s great for bringing them back and forth between home and school for practicing. This bag is perfect for students!

Also check out the our Manikin Heads here at Pure Spa to fill your new super, awesome tote! =)

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Eco-Friendly Salon Favorites

Becoming more aware of the impact we are all having on the planet is not a new trend, but it is an important one. We are seeing more and more manufacturers offering recycled, sustainable product options, and those offerings are only set to increase as time goes on!

Some of our newest eco-friendly options:

Colortrak Eco Collection Bamboo Brushes

Colortrak is committed to finding ways to reduce our impact on the environment so we designed the Eco Collection from sustainable resources and recycled materials. Both brushes are made from bamboo, a renewable, sustainable natural resource instead of plastic.

The 2 pack Bamboo Brush includes:

  • (1) Feather bristle brush (2.25 inches)
  • (1) Firm bristle brush (2.25 inches)

Wet Brush Pro Go Green Combs
Trendy, 100% plant-based wave tooth treatment comb. Specially designed for those who prefer detangling with combs. Infused for improving scalp health. Eco-friendly and cruelty-free.

Available in:
Tea Tree Oil
Coconut Oil
Charcoal

Eco-Friendly Flocked Doe Foot Lip Gloss Applicator with White Paper Handle

This disposable flocked doe foot lip gloss applicator is ideal for testing makeup in a retail setting while maintaining a hygienic environment. Now available with an eco-friendly FSC Certified paper handle!
Details:
  • Measurements: 3.43 inch (87 mm)
  • Material: Nylon, Hytrel, FSC Certified Paper
  • Packaging: 50 Pieces Per Bag X 16 Bags = Case of 800 Lip Gloss Applicators

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Ayurveda: A Beauty Regimen That’s 5,000 Years Old!

…and still applicable! Ayurveda is a nearly 5,000 year old science, and one of the earliest adopters of the mantra that “beauty comes from within.” This practice focuses on balancing the whole body to enhance beauty and even optimize energy!

The Ayurvedic approach to caring for the skin starts with knowing your dosha. There are three doshas:

Vata
This type of skin is thin, dry, fine, and extremely delicate. Their skin is dry, cold to the touch and is not smooth. They are prone to premature wrinkling, especially since they are sun worshippers and tend to be the ones with the darkest tan on the beach. Many different factors disturb vata including stress, excess activity such as aerobics or constant travel, improper diet, the season of autumn, and especially an irregular routine.

Pitta
This type of skin is susceptible to breakouts and rosacea. They have combination skin with sensitivities to various allergens, and are most sensitive to the sun. A few of the things that cause the skin get out of balance are stress, over working, excess mental activity, improper diet, hot sunny weather, and the summer season.

Kapha
This type of skin is thicker, oilier, and prone to acne. Some of the causes of a kapha imbalance consist of not enough activity or exercise, improper diet, cold winter weather, and seclusion.

Thinking about incorporating this age old principle into your spa? We have an amazing selection of Ayurvedic products to choose from! From skincare lines, to Copper Shirodhara stands, we could help you bring this new (but very old!) way of beauty into your spa! Take a look at the items we carry below:

Shirodhara Equipment and Oils
Ayur-Medic Skincare
Ayurvedic Spa Treatments DVD

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June Jacobs Hydrating Masque Review – Age Defying

In my 40’s, my skin has taken on multiple personalities. One day I am dripping oil, another it is dry, flaky and tight. I am always trying to find a product that can bring back the balance to my super sensitive skin without a breakout.

Packed with Potent
Anti-Oxidant & Moisture Rich
Ingredients to HUG skin.

Lately I have been using June Jacob’s Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque as a rescue treatment to help balance my skin beautifully.

So what makes this mask so special? Well it combines potent anti-oxidants like white, red and green tea extracts, goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed to to neutralize free radicals and protect skin from environmental toxins that cause pre-mature aging..

What else sets this miracle mask apart?

Sterocare™ – A botanical complex composed of red clover extract and lecithin designed to improve the
thickness of the skin by compensating for the deprivation of estrogen as a result of menopause.

Red Clover Extract – Derived from the plant grown wild in Europe and North America, it is rich in isoflavones – biochanin, daidzein, formononetin and genistein, which protect by stimulating the production of skin9s structural components increasing firmness and elasticity.

Lecithin – Derived from a combination of naturally occurring phospholipids, found in wheat germ, grains and soybeans, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin, helping to facilitate cell growth by lessening healing time and minimizing trans-epidermal water loss.

Kombuchka™ – I LOVE to drink Kombuchka! It is derived from the fermentation of sweet black tea, it is rich in organic acids and vitamin B, it improves overall skin quality and enhances skin radiance and color by restraining the “glycation” reaction allowing the skin to produce and use anti-oxidants.

Clients will LOVE
The way their skin
Looks & feels.

Dermolectine™ – A glycoprotein of plant origin with remarkable biological, “growth factor-like” properties. It stimulates fibroblasts providing a structural framework for elastin and collagen tissue to smooth wrinkles and help fight cutaneous aging.

Konjac Mannan – Also known as glucomannan, derived from the ground root of the tree which grows in southeast Africa and Asia, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin creating volume in the skin9s appearance.

Sweet Almond Oil – Derived from almonds, it is rich in fatty acids, oleic and linoleic and vitamins A and E helping to soften and moisturize skin improving overall hydration.

This is an outstanding mask for ALL year treatment. It is available in professional size for esthetician back bar treatment and retail size, so clients can continue radiant looking skin at home.

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