Australian Sandalwood: Made from trees native to southwest Australia, Australian sandalwood is prized for its natural fragrance and many benefits for the skin. Among its skin care benefits are its astringent, emollient, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. Mica: Mica is a common mineral ingredient used in skin care and body products. It helps to produce a shimmer in products and is loved because it is produced naturally and is safe…
Multifunctional: To be able to meet a wide range of clients’ needs, having equipment that is multifunctional and serves a variety of purposes is essential. The right type of equipment can maximize space, improve organization, and minimize clutter, cables, and cost. Full-body: These days, clients come to the spa for more than just facial care. Investing in equipment that treats the whole body is not only practical but paramount in…
Coffee: Antioxidant-rich, coffee helps to fight free radicals and improve skin tone. Caffeine is said to help stimulate blood flow and increase circulation, creating a tightening effect and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Shea Butter: From the shea tree, native to Central Africa, shea butter is deeply moisturizing and helps to boost collagen production. It is best known for its hydrating, healing, and antiaging properties. Sugar: A natural humectant, sugar…
Pineapple Extract: Containing the enzyme bromelain, pineapple is a natural alpha hydroxy fruit acid used for exfoliating dead skin cells. Rich in citric acid, folic acid, minerals, and vitamins like vitamin C, pineapple also helps fight free radicals and boost collagen production. Crushed Coconut Shells: Ideal for gentle exfoliation, crushed coconut shells are another great natural exfoliant used in body and face exfoliators. The shells contain purifying and detoxifying properties…
Coenzyme Q10: An antioxidant naturally produced by the body, coenzyme Q10 helps to fight free radicals. As the body ages, production of coenzyme Q10 slows down. Used in skin care, it can help to minimize oxidative damage, as well as boost collagen production. Hyaluronic Acid: Another naturally-occurring ingredient, hyaluronic acid helps to keep skin looking young by improving moisture retention, strengthening and protecting the skin’s lipid barrier, and aiding elasticity,…
Turmeric: With a variety of skin benefits – from exfoliation to antiaging to improving skin tone – turmeric is a popular ingredient in skin care. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, turmeric is known to help with dry skin. Kakadu Plum: Native to Australia, the Kakadu plum is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and full of vitamin C, antioxidants, and nutrients for the skin. It also helps fight inflammation and soothe irritation. Blueberries: Blueberries…
Aloe Barbadensis: From the leaves of the aloe plant, aloe barbadensis extract is anti-inflammatory and healing in Aloe Barbadensis: From the leaves of the aloe plant, aloe barbadensis extract is anti-inflammatory and healing in nature. It provides protection from ultraviolet damage and is rich in vitamins. Lilikoi Seed Oil: Lilikoi, or passion fruit, is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C. The nutrients in lilikoi seed oil help protect…
Tea Tree Oil: Known for its antiandrogenic properties, tea tree oil is common in hair removal products and also has many benefits for the skin. It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial, which helps with skin rejuvenation, cleansing, and brightening.Chamomile: This powerhouse ingredient is rich in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial. Chamomile is also an excellent soother and healer and helps to increase skin repair. Beeswax: Great for sensitive…
Spirulina: A blue-green algae, spirulina is protein-rich and contains iron and other minerals that promote skin and body health. It also contains fatty acids and antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation and combat free radicals. Lemongrass: This natural astringent aids skin in reducing excess oil. It is also known for its antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. Limonene in lemongrass also makes it a natural skin lightener. Zeolite: Zeolite is a…
Tartaric acid: This naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acid is found in foods like fermented grapes and apricots. It helps stabilize a product’s pH level and it also boosts the sloughing effects of glycolic and lactic acid. Tartaric acid: This naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acid is found in foods like fermented grapes and apricots. It helps stabilize a product’s pH level and it also boosts the sloughing effects of glycolic and lactic acid. …
From lips to eyelashes and dull skin to brown spots, there are many areas of concern that lead clients to seek help in combatting the signs of aging. To help them maintain hydrated, lustrous, youthful-looking skin, these key ingredients are essential in effective antiaging products.
While cellulite cannot be cured entirely, many individuals turn to skin care professionals for help in reducing the appearance of those iconic lumps and dimples. To ensure maximum improvement, professionals need the best treatment options available. They need the right methods on hand to treat clients based on level of cellulite and desired results.
It is no secret that most clients seek radiant skin. From eliminating dark spots to reversing ultraviolet damage, brighteners are formulated with ingredients that target the root of complexion issues. However, not all brightening products are created equally and mainstream ingredients used in some brightening products may even be harmful. Below, discover three natural, powerhouse brightening ingredients that are sure to produce that highly sought-after glow without putting clients at…
Acommon client misconception is that the need for a quality sun care regimen starts when the summer vacation is booked. However, professionals know that sunscreen is an ongoing necessity, requiring ingredients that combat harmful UVA and UVB rays – no matter the weather. Getting clients to understand that sun care is not seasonal may require a few conversations. After all, this is a myth that many people in the United…
Applied to the skin in a very thin layer, soft waxes are often preferred by professionals because they can be applied and removed quickly and efficiently. Additionally, because they adhere well to the skin, soft waxes simultaneously exfoliate the skin while removing hair. While there are many benefits to using soft waxes, not all soft waxes are created equally. This can result in a range of results, depending on the…
The eyes are a window to the soul, but they do not need to be a window for harsh chemicals. Clients want to ensure that the eye creams they are using are both effective and safe. Just as with any products recommended, professionals should know and understand the ingredients that are found in the eye creams carried in the spa. To help build that knowledge base, here are a few…
When it comes to waxing the face, underarms, and bikini line, professionals want to ensure they are using the best hard waxes for these sensitive, delicate areas. However, there are countless brands and types and choosing the right one can be difficult. Understanding the ingredients found in hard waxes is an important step in making that crucial decision. Here are a few of the common ingredients in today’s hard waxes.
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