Wine And Grapes – An Enticing Facial!

Wine and Grapes – a winning combination that you can utilize in your facials!

Chock full of antioxidants to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, polyphenols to help protect from free radicals and to help keep your clients skin glowing!

Some of our most recent additions to the family, have been flying off the shelves recently:

Grape Seed Antioxidant Mask
Wine Masks

Many clients will offer these as a VIP package that includes wine (non alcoholic, sparkling and regular!), grapes, cheese and crackers to create a memorable experience for their clients.

If you are already offering wine or grapes masks, maybe it’s time to change up how you market them, or even feature them for a day, week, month etc.

If you are looking to bring in a new facial, join in the trend and try these out!

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Small Service..Big Results: Facial Massage!

Facial massages are just as important and beneficial as body massages. Just a short 20 minutes (don’t exceed 20 minutes, or it could stretch/lengthen facial muscles!) facial massage helps release tension, boost circulation, reduce impurities, and…..PREVENT WRINKLES! Facial massage strengthens the facial muscles, which aids in wrinkle prevention.

To deliver a good, beneficial facial massage, it is essential to have great knowledge and understanding of the muscle composition and lymphatic system. Knowledge makes a huge difference in how beneficial a facial massage could be to your client! The lymphatic system’s function is purification. Basically, it removes waste from the body, detoxifying the skin for a more radiant look!
Keep in mind to take care when massaging the face. The facial skin is a lot more delicate than other areas of the body and so it can bruise and tear a lot easier. Using a moisturizer or a massage product specifically designed for the face will prevent damage to the skin.

Offer facial massages outside of facial services, as an add-on or a short, individual service! Your clients will love it!

Click on the link below to check out some of Pure Spa Direct‘s facial massage products!
Facial Massage Products

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Enliven Your Spa Menu With The French Wine Exotic Peel Off Mask!

If you are looking for something new and exciting to add to your facial menu, the Pourelle Cosmetics French Wine Exotic Peel Off Mask is a great choice! This mask instantly leaves your client’s skin feeling refreshed and looking firm and bright. I decided to go ahead and see what this mask was all about, and after removing it, I immediately saw a difference. My skin looked great the next morning too!

How to use:

  • For a face treatment, mix 30 grams of powder and 90 grams of water at room temperature (20°C).
  • Mix vigorously for about 1 minute until you obtain a smooth and even paste.
  • Apply the treatment immediately in a semi-thick layer to clean skin, taking care to avoid the eye contour. (This masks dries quickly, so be sure to apply before it hardens!)
  • The mask will dry within 6 minutes.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes; the mask can then be removed easily in one movement without leaving any trace.

The French Wine Exotic Peel Off Mask contains beneficial grape tannins. Tannins are known to regulate the formation of collagen and restructure the skin, clearing the complexion and brightening the skin. Tannins contained in grape marc are involved in collagen synthesis by helping restructure the skin. In the end, the complexion looks clearer and the appearance of visible signs of ageing has diminished!

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The Scent Of Love

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I’m sure you want to have your spa prepared! What better way to do so than with a little bit of Rose Essential Oil? Cherished for its abundant beauty, the rose promises love and happiness. Its lovely essence just so happens to work miracles on the skin, giving it a smooth and youthful appearance.

We have an amazing Rose Face & Body Oil that is ideal for an aromatherapy facial, or you can even retail it for your clients to use as a night treatment. Get these in your spa right before the Valentine’s Day rush, and prepare your clients for this romantic holiday of love!

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Popular Esthetic Treatments Explained: Galvanic

One of the most popular pieces of esthetic equipment that Pure Spa Direct offers is galvanic. This treatment is the perfect add on for many facials, and most of our estheticians find galvanic equipment an excellent investment. However, what exactly is galvanic, and how does it benefit the client?

The skinblocks the absorption of almost all products applied directly on top of thepores, which is why even the most expensive skin care products do not always makeany difference to the texture or tone of the skin.
Galvanicfacial treatments offer a solution for making those skincare products work; themachine promotes the absorption of products used on the skin, driving themdeeper into the pores so that they can work. It also helps to tighten up theskin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for good.
Galvanic facial machines convert oscillating current from an electrical outlet into adirect current. Electrons are then allowed to flow continuously in the samedirection. This creates a relaxation response that can be used to targetspecific nerve endings in the epidermis. Galvanic machines are most often usedby Estheticians to effectively push skin care product into the client’s skin.
Galvanicfacial machines use electric current to create two significant reactions inesthetics: chemical (disincrustation) and ionic (iontophoresis). Micro currentenergy has been documented and studied for over a century, and galvanictreatments use very low-frequency impulses so there is no risk of burning orelectric shock.
Galvanic isbased on the basic laws of electricity: “similar or like repel, opposites attract”. Thetwo forces (positive and negative) pull together like a magnet and push theskin care product into the deeper layers of the skin, or the dermis. The capacityof the skin9s absorption is increased by the galvanic ion and this improves thepenetration of products (such as anti-wrinkle cream) through theskin. In addition, skin will be completely cleansed as negative ions force allthe dirt and debris held within the pores to the surface. At the same time, thepositive ions give the skin a fresh look and plump the skin, banishingwrinkles.
How It Works
Thegalvanic hand piece is used to direct a galvanic current of ions directly intothe skin. These positive and negative ions act like a magnet on top of theskin9s surface, and will slowly push the product lying on the skin9s surfacedown into the deeper layers. The skin can then absorb the treatment withinseconds and the electric energy also firms up, tones and tightens the skinduring the session. Most sessions last for just 10-15 minutes, but are combinedwith a full facial treatment that can last up to an hour.
Theclient holds the positive electrode while performing disincrustation and thenegative while performing iontophoresis. The technician gently rubs or pressesthe galvanic massager over the skin so it gives a steady, direct galvaniccurrent of positive and negative ions through the skin.
Disincrustation(Negative Pole)
Estheticiansuse disincrustation (anaphoresis) to facilitate deep-pore cleansing. Duringthis process, galvanic current is used to create a chemical reaction that liquefies sebum and debris. This treatment is very beneficial foroily or acne skin because it helps soften and relax the debris in the folliclefor extractions.
Toperform disincrustation, an acid-based electropositive solution(disincrustation lotion) is placed onto the skin’s surface. The solution isformulated to remain on the surface of the skin rather than be absorbed. Whenconducting disincrustation, the client holds the positive electrode, thepositive polarity. The esthetician has direct contact with the disincrustatorthat is set on negative polarity. This creates a chemical reaction thattransforms the sebum of the skin using a process known as saponification. Soapis made from fat and lye (sodium hydroxide). When the electrical currentinteracts with the salts in the skin, it creates the chemicalsodium hydroxide or lye. This soapy substance helps dissolve excess oil,clogged pores, and remove other debris on the skin, while softening it at thesame time. For those who suffer from acne, this treatment can help removesebaceous blockages and clear congestion that leads to acne. A hydrating andnourishing substance needs to be applied during the facial process in order forthose with dry and normal skins to benefit from galvanic.
Effects of Disincrustation
  • Produces Alkaline reactions
  • Opens the pores
  • Stimulates and irritates the nerves
  • Increases blood supply
  • Softens tissues
Iontophoerisis(Positive Pole)
Iontophoresistherapy is the therapeutic introduction of ions of soluble salts into tissuesby means of electric current; a form of electro-osmosis; also, a process ofincreasing the penetration of drugs into surface tissues by the application ofelectric current. In short, Iontophoresis is the process of introducingwater-soluble products into the skin with an electric current. This processallows estheticians to penetrate ions of an applied solution into the deeperlayers of the skin with the galvanic current. Ions are atoms or molecules thatcarry an electrical charge. Current flows through conductive solutions from thepositive and negative polarities. This is known as ionization, the separatingof a substance into ions.
Theelectricity triggers cellular turnover so that any damaged tissues can repairand heal quickly, and even though the procedure does not injure the tissues, itdoes ‘trick9 the cells so that they begin to undergo the healing process. Galvanicfacial treatments have been used for decades as an anti-aging solution. Forclients who want to rejuvenate and revitalize their skin, choose a galvanictreatment.
Effects of Iontophoerisis
  • Produces acidic reactions
  • Closes the pores
  • Soothes nerves
  • Decreases blood supply
  • Contracts blood vessels
  • Hardens and firms tissues

Examples of some conditions that needconsideration by the Esthetician are: Diabetes, Circulatory Disorders, Metal pinsand plates implanted into the body, and pregnancy, to name a few. Do not usenegative galvanic on skin with broken capillaries, pustular acne, or on clientswith high blood pressure.

Do you currently offer galvanic treatments? Check out Pure Spa Direct to view our wide selection of galvanic equipment today!

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Seasonal Super Fruits Full of Antioxidants!

Each season brings new ingredients for seasonal treatments and the fruits of the fall are full of skin loving antioxidants! Antioxidants helps prevent skin damage like wrinkles, fine lines, and redness caused by environmental factors like UV rays and pollution. Antioxidants are super important in skincare for preventing damage and slowing the signs of aging. These fall super fruits include pomegranate, pumpkin, and cranberry. Each bringing its own unique benefits to your skin care services:

Pomegranate will help the skin defend itself against free radicals that cause premature aging due to an antioxidant called punicic acid. Pomegranate seed oil is the only known plant-based source of Omega 5 essential fatty acid and has the ability to soothe, protect, and moisturize dry, cracked, and irritated skin, as well as to improve skin elasticity and promote cellular rejuvenation. Omega 5 highly compatible with the dermis due to its small molecular size, meaning it is absorbed almost instantaneously. Pomegranate facials are perfect for your clients with very dry skin.

Pumpkin is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants and is a great source of anti-aging vitamin A. It is also a great chemical exfoliant because the enzymes in pumpkins dissolve dead skin cells. Pumpkin facial treatments will give your clients a healthy glow all throughout the fall and winter months! Pumpkin will nourish dry and tired skin instantly, as well as soothe and protect the skin. Pumpkin peels are also great for clients with acne and acne related damage.

Cranberries are a type of acidic berry that are rich in vitamin C. These berries are a powerful antioxidant and natural antiseptic with an anti-inflammatory effect. Cranberries bring a ton of benefits to skincare due to the anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, and the ability to enhance cell turnover. Facial treatments with cranberries are great for treating acne, slowing down aging and building collagen and moisture in the skin.

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Upgrade Your Facials

Are your facials in need of a boost? We have a great selection of targeted ampoules for all kinds of skin, that can work with many of the masks and facial products you are already using to create a custom facial experience for each client! They can also be used on their own for a simple and effective treatment for anti-aging, acne, brightening, and many more!

Vital C Ampoule
Three vitamin C ingredients (ascorbyl glucoside, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, and L-ascorbic acid) offer their benefits. Other vitamins are present in the formula such as vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate) and vitamin A (retinyl pamitate). Extracts of green tea, licorice, ginseng, calendula, and arnica tone, condition, and hydrate the skin. Vitamin C: 30%. pH: 3

For all skin types.

Caviar Ampoule / 1 oz.
This caviar ampoule is an innovative emulsion-based product. It contains concentrated caviar extract to stabilize and improve the skin9s own repair mechanism and to treat existing atrophies. Caviar extract is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Each bottle comes with a 2 ml syringe, making it simple to apply the correct dosage. Sufficient for 15-20 treatments. For professional use only. Made in Germany.

The active ingredients can develop their greatest effect when concentrate is used prior to the appropriate mask. It can be massaged in by hand or used with the steamer.

Dr. Temt Collagen Treatment Ampoules / 5 Pack / 0.17 oz Each
Collagen is a type of protein found extensively throughout the body. It supports skin, muscles, internal organs, bone, and cartilage. Collagen works in tandem with elastin to give skin its texture, structure, and appearance. Free radical damage, Sun damage and the aging process cause collagen in the skin to deteriorate. As a cosmetic ingredient, Dr. Temt Collagen is derived from plant derivatives that act like collagen. It is an excellent water-binding agent and has been shown to have a direct effect on producing / building collagen in skin. Collagen improves the structure of cell tissue. The skins surface becomes smooth immediately, and the water content is regulated. The pH-range of this ampoule is below 7. This Ampoule can used immediately before any treatment mask to enhance results.

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