The Best Mask for Dry Skin!

Have you ever used a freeze-dry collagen mask? Regular use of Collagen Fiber Masks helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, calm and soothe irritation, restore skin vitality, and leave the skin feel supple, softer, and younger.

Collagen Fiber Face Mask with Hyaluronic Acid is specially formulated to help dry, dehydrated, and mature skin conditions and for sensitive skin that is easily irritated.

Collagen is hydrating and anti-irritant. Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the dermis, has excellent water-binding capabilities. Once the liquid activator is applied to the mask, it takes on the form of transparent second skin. The outstanding hydration properties of Collagen Fiber Masks are especially beneficial for dry, sensitive, irritation-prone, and aging skin. Incorporating Collagen Fiber Masks into facial treatments can improve the absorption of additional active ingredients and clients will notice a visible improvement in their skin’s appearance.

How does it work?

  1. Cleanse and tone face thoroughly.
  2. Place the Mask over the face and mark the nose and chin position. (Diagram A)
  3. Make an inverted “T” cut at the nose position.
  4. Cut a triangular piece from below the chin position (for Step 8).
  5. Fill a 2-oz squeezable bottle with Phyto Mask Activator.
  6. Apply an ampoule or a serum according to skin condition.
  7. Position the trimmed Mask on both sides of the face. Start slowly applying the Phyto Mask Activator to one side of the face while press lightly to adjust for a comfortable position. Repeat on the other side of the face.
  8. Cover the nose area with the triangular cut piece (from Step 4).
  9. Use the Phyto Mask Activator prepared in Step 5 to moisten the Mask. (Diagram C)
  10. Use a sponge or esthetic wipe to prevent the Activator from dripping off. Press lightly to ensure a close fit and smooth out bubbles.
  11. Repeat Steps 9 & 10 until the Mask is saturated with Phyto Activator.
  12. Activate the Mask by gently pressing with fingertips to release and mobilize active ingredients. In Diagram D, wet cotton pads are applied over the eyelids to ensure the mask has contact with the eyelid. Alternatively, one could put a cotton pad (saturated with distilled water) on the eyes first, before applying the mask. This is for people with very sensitive eyes. (Diagram D)
  13. Leave on for 20-30 minutes.
  14. Remove the Mask by rolling it down from the hairline.
Don’t forget the Phyto Mask Activator!
It’s pH balanced, is a refreshing and soothing aqueous formula that hydrates, nourishes, and tones the skin.
The ingredients alone make this product a skincare superhero! Take a look at the natural ingredients and their benefits below.

  • Algae – aka seaweed, anti-free radical properties
  • Allantoin – anti-irritant, healing, & soothing; non-allergenic
  • Borago Officinalis – aka borage, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf – aka Green Tea, antioxidant, reduces puffiness
  • Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) – aka Chamomile, anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic
  • Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit – refreshing, tightening, moisturizing, strengthens skin9s acid mantle
  • Equisetum Hiemale – aka Horsetail Extract, strengthens connective tissue
  • Gingko Biloba – antioxidant, helps diminish couperose condition
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra – aka Licorice, depigmenting; anti-irritant
  • Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans – aka Mucopolysaccharides; strong moisture-binding
  • Hypericum Perforatum – aka St. John9s Wort; anti-inflammatory, & soothing
  • Panthenol – aka Vitamin B5; humectant; tissue-repairing; non-comedogenic
  • Rosa Canina Fruit – aka Dog Rose Hips, rich in vitamin C (antioxidant)
  • Sodium PCA – non-comedogenic, a natural moisturizing factor

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ACID & It’s Many Benefits!

Acid can be found in many places all around us. Of course you have the acid in fruit we eat every day – like citric acid, and we all wear our acid washed jeans, but more importantly acid is also commonly found in the “Spa World,” because of the many benefits it has for our skin!

Want an acid-washed face? Sounds scary to me. Just the thought of having “ACID” applied to my skin makes me cringe. However, in living and breathing in the spa world, I have actually grown to understand how powerful and effective certain types of acid can be in treating different skin flaws and imperfections.

There are 3 types of acids that are most commonly used via Facial Chemical Peels to enhance the appearance of the skin: Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acids.

Each having their own purpose and benefit to the skin:

  • Glycolic Acid Peel– Exfoliates the skin, improves texture and tone, & is a great for anti-aging treatment.
  • Salicylic Wash Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and scarring.
  • Lactic Acid Peel Friendly acid recommended for peels on first timers, or people with sensitive skin.

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Rice For Hair And Skin Beauty!

Rice Bran Oil is becoming more and more popular in the skin and hair care industry. Use of Rice Bran Oil originated in Japan and today the highest compliment a Japanese woman can receive is “nika bijin” which means “a rice bran beauty”. Japanese woman have used it for centuries to help smooth out wrinkles as well as provide a slight amount of sunscreen protection. So why not start taking some of their secrets and use it on your clients?

Oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice, Rice Bran Oil is considered to be hypoallergenic. It protects collagen and elastin which plays a large part in maintaining the suppleness of your skin. Just like our skin, our hair can be damaged by ultraviolet rays. The sun’s rays can oxidize hair and cause dryness and color damage. The oryzanol in rice bran oil blocks ultraviolet rays and protects it from free radicals. Another major part of rice bran oil is the high amount of Vitamen E. It can help seal dry ends and prevent hair loss from breakage.

This oil is perfect for any service you offer at your spa or salon. It is a great oil to use for massages, post facials or hair treatments. Because of its small molecule structure it is faster and easier penetration without the oil being greasy. Here at Pure Spa Direct we have both Rice Bran Oil and Rice Bran Powder for you to use as a massage lotion, direct facial or hair treatments or to include in your own homemade creams, lotions or other beauty concoctions. The cosmetic companies are starting to include this oil in their products, so why not include it in your services?

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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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More Popular Esthetic Treatments Explained: High Frequency

The most popular and common esthetic treatment our clients provide is high frequency treatments. But what exactly is high frequency, what is the best way to perform these treatments, and why add these treatments to your spa menu?

High Frequency is used to enhance circulation,
increase collagen and elastin production, and
eliminate toxins and bacteria from the skin surface.

High frequency is used to kick-start the skin rejuvenation process. It has been shown to enhance circulation, increase production of collagen and elastin, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells, and assist with absorption of skin care products.

High frequency current stimulation forces an infusion of oxygen-rich molecules into the skin, which cleanses, massages, stimulates blood flow, and dilates superficial blood vessels. Because of the increased blood flow, high frequency tones the skin (similar to muscle toning). Application of high frequency current promotes a cleansing antibacterial action, and the skin is left feeling energized, rosy, firm, refreshed, and noticeably softer. The dilation of blood vessels pushes toxins away from the skin9s surface, and allows the skin cells to feast on increased nutrients and hydration.

How Does it Work?

With high frequency skin treatment, a chemical reaction causes the emission of ozone into the air. Ozone is a form of oxygen that has germicidal properties and is extremely beneficial for treating acneic skin. The more oxygen that surrounds the electrode, the more ozone is formed and the greater the effect. When the electrode is lifted away from the skin surface, more oxygen surrounds it, a more intense drying and healing action occurs. This method is called “Sparking”.

High frequency facial machines include glass electrodes which come in different shapes and sizes to treat various contours of the face and body. When applied to the surface of the skin, a mild electrical current passes through the neon or argon gas filled glass electrode causing it to emit a subtle glow. The electrodes produce varying intensities of infrared light and a pleasant, therapeutic tingling sensation which may be adjusted via a power control dial. High Frequency Electrodes produce either a neon orange or violet colored glow depending upon the inert gas that they are filled with. We have found that both colors produce equally effective results.

High frequency units come
with a variety of electrodes.

General Instructions for Usage
1. The esthetician holds the electrode and works in circular motions for 3-5 minutes.
2. Can be used directly on dry skin or lay dry gauze over the face. (The current has a more stimulating effect when applied over a dry cloth.)
3. All treatments should be started with a mild current, and gradually increase intensity.
4. “Sparking” is a technique used on acne blemishes and lesions. Sparking is accomplished by placing layers of dry cotton gauze over the skin, creating a gap between the skin and electrode. Upon treatment, the “spark gap” releases ozone from the electrode to destroy bacteria and aid in drying pustular infections. IMPORTANT: Never create a gap of more than ¼”, as tissue destruction can occur and the skin will heal leaving brownish marks.

Basic High Frequency Step-by-Step Instructions
1. Insert the chosen glass electrode into the high frequency machine; it should just snap in to place.
2. Turn the high frequency machine down to a zero level and turn it on. Wrap the cord around your arm once to keep the cord from dragging across the client’s skin.
3. Hold the handle of the high frequency electrode in the hand that you normally work with. Place your index finger on the glass electrode. Do not remove your finger until the electrode is in contact with the client’s skin. Removing the finger too early creates an uncomfortable spark effect on the client’s skin.
4. Place the electrode on the client’s skin and remove your finger. Increase the intensity to a comfortable setting. Glide the electrode over the face in a circular motion. Maintain continual contact, not pulling away more than ¼ inch. Start with the forehead, then move to the nose, cheeks and chin.
5. Treat problem areas such as individual blemishes by “sparking” the spot with the edge of the electrode. Place your finger on the electrode, touch the electrode to the spot and remove your finger. Quickly replace your finger on the electrode, remove the electrode from the face and repeat in another area.
6. Place your finger back on the electrode and remove it from the client’s skin. Turn off the high frequency machine and sterilize the electrode.

Benefits
• Gentle, non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery
• Immediate (temporary) lifting effect
• Soften and smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduces large pores
• Effective acne treatment
• Reduces dark circles around eyes
• Stimulates healthy hair growth (comb attachment)
• Decongest puffy eyes

Further Details on Benefits
1. Acne: Sometimes the body can become immune to certain acne medications if used over an extended period of time. When combined with an effective acne treatment lotion, regular application of high frequency keeps the acne away long after other expensive medications and treatments can fail. High frequency gently cleanses the skin of acne-causing bacteria and unwanted toxins while making the skin more receptive to acne lotions, creams and other skin treatment products. The results can be extremely dramatic – even after only a few treatments!
2. Enlarged Pores: With regular use, high frequency skin care treatment can be very effective at reducing the size of enlarged pores, softening skin and controlling excess sebum production. The gentle spray of oxygen molecules produced by the high frequency current diminish enlarged pores by penetrating deep down into the root of the affected area and cleaning out unwanted debris and toxins allowing the pore to quickly regain its natural size once again.
3. Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Sagging Skin: The oscillating action of high frequency can increase blood circulation, which in turn nourishes the skin’s surface and renews underlying cells. It also produces an enriched form of oxygen, which can provide the skin with a firm, youthful, vibrant glow. It can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten double chins and jowls and improve overall skin texture and tone by promoting increased collagen production.
4. Puffy Eyes: The pulsating “oxygenation” action produced by high frequency current aids in lymphatic drainage and disperses excess fluid while increasing blood circulation. The result is a reduction in the appearance of congested, tired, puffy eyes. High frequency also helps the skin more efficiently absorb skin care products thereby extending their effectiveness.
5. Dark Eye Circles: New scientific research has shown the cause of severe dark eye circles to be broken capillaries that have leaked hemoglobin, creating a red-blue pigment deposit under the eyes. High frequency creates a circulation rush in the area and helps your current under eye product penetrate deeper into the skin tissue. The application of high frequency can be very effective at fading dark under eye circles resulting in a fresher, brighter, more youthful looking appearance.
6. Cellulite: With regular use, high frequency treatment can be very effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite when used in conjunction with a quality cellulite product. For years, the skin care industry has relied on this same high frequency, oxygen molecule producing technology to aid in lymphatic drainage, gently exfoliate the skin, increase blood circulation, assist in the production of collagen and elastin and promote healthy cell metabolism. The result: smoother, firmer, more refined skin.
7. Thinning Hair: Through its rapid oscillation, high frequency current improves the process of nourishment, gently exfoliates the skin, promotes local blood circulation, stimulates local glandular activity, supplies heat to the area which is soothing to the nervous system and significantly improves the scalp’s receptiveness to and the overall effectiveness of post-treatment hair growth formulas. For many years, hairdressers have used high frequency current technology to revitalize scalp conditions which can aid in promoting healthier hair growth.

Safety Precautions
1. Avoid using AHA or Glycolic Acid products with high frequency machines.
2. Avoid contact with broken capillaries, spider veins and areas of rosacea.
3. Do not use high frequency during pregnancy (although there is NO clear evidence stating side effects).
4. Do not use if your client has a pacemaker, heart disease history, or epilepsy.
5. Avoid wearing metal jewelry while using high frequency. Avoid use on clients with braces.
6. Never operate a high frequency machine with a broken bulb.
7. Do not use outdoors, near water or around combustible substances.

Are you currently offering high frequency with your facials? If not, what are you waiting for? Check out Pure Spa Direct for our wide range of high frequency units, and offer this amazing service to your clients right away!

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Give Your Clients Instant Gratification With Collagen Eye Pads


Want to know a great way to increase profits without spending additional time in a treatment AND give your clients INSTANT gratification at the same time? …Collagen Eye Pads! This small add on treatment will greatly increase your profits and client satisfaction. It’s quick, easy, and takes up hardly any space in your treatment rooms! These collagen eye pads are 100% pure collagen and completely free of preservatives and perfumes. They fight against fine lines and hydrate the skin, while instantly brightening and tightening!

Using The Collagen Eye Pads:

  • Thoroughly cleanse the skin.
  • Moisten the under eye area with water or Rosewater, using a cotton ball or swab.
  • Place the Eye Pad directly under the eye and use a cotton swab to moisten until saturated. (Steam may be used instead of cotton swab.)
  • For best results, let the collagen penetrate for no less than 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove eye pads and blot area with tissue paper.
  • Apply a protective cream/eye cream

When I tried these out, I immediately saw a huge difference and I guarantee these will become a huge favorite among your clients.

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Starter Skin Care Kit by Amber Products!

Looking for a new skincare line to bring in for your clients? Amber Products launched their skincare starter kit which has everything from cleansers and toners to day and night creams. It’s got everything needed to maintain your clients skin.

The Skincare Starter Kit by Amber Products includes:

(3) Classic Cleansers
(3) Silky Cream Cleansers
(3) Corrective Cleansers
(3) Soothing Effects Toner
(3) Cooling Cucumber Toners
(3) Rapid Repair Toners
(3) Botanical Scrubs
(3) Bamboo Scrubs
(3) Pineapple Exfoliators
(3) Anti-Oxidant Moisturizers
(3) Collagen Revival Creams
(3) Corrective Day Creams
(3) Retinol Recovery Night Creams
(3) Ultra Silk Eye Creams
(3) Collagen Lip Therapy
(3) Lash and Brow Serums
(3) Unique C Serums
(3) Shelf Talkers
(3) Stands

It includes products for normal skin, acne prone skin and for anti aging!

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