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By | May 25, 2011
When looking at the demographic of your spa, you may quickly come to the conclusion that Ayurveda is just too far out, too foreign, and not something that would appeal to your clientele. We have even come across those that thought it was occult and dangerous in that way. However, Ayurveda is not defined ...


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By | May 25, 2011
Most aestheticians, day spa owners, and massage therapists will agree that finding a treatment that creates a new vein of profit all on its own is a difficult task. The investment has to be realistic in these economic times and the results have to be effective for the therapist to gain high client retention. ...


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By | May 25, 2011
I deeply believe that organic skin care products can deliver dramatic and long lasting results. What we put on our faces should be as safe and pure as the food we eat. It should be like a fresh meal for your face! During my educational seminars for aestheticians, I like to swallow a spoonful of one of ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | January 3, 2012
Douglas Preston Aesthetician, Business Consultant, Educator and Lecturer Douglas Preston is a business consultant and frequent lecturer in the day and medical spa industry. Preston's business articles frequently appear in DERMASCOPE Magazine, Spa Management Journal, American Spa, MedicalSpa Magazine, ...


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By | May 25, 2011
The world of skin care is an ever-evolving market with the latest and greatest ingredients continually being touted by countless individuals and media outlets. While organic and natural formulas are growing in popularity (I know I like it when I can recognize and pronounce all the ingredients on the ...


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By | May 25, 2011
Gemstones are so fascinating! The color properties, myths, and legends are diverse and intriguing. Folklore about stones has been revered and honored for centuries in all cultures. There has been so much buzz regarding gemstone facials, but is it hype or is there real benefit to the skin?The radical ...


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By | May 24, 2011
Last Saturday evening, dressed up to the nines and head held high, I went out for dinner with my friends in a trendy part of Vancouver, and didn’t get noticed once. I was elated. Yes, I was happy not to be glanced at, stared at, or leered at, because that is my every day reality as a facial burn survivor, ...


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By | December 1, 2011
Positive top-line results from a Phase 2b trial that evaluated the efficacy and safety of CD07805/47, a proprietary topical gel under investigation for treating patients with moderate to severe facial erythema (redness) of rosacea, from Galderma Pharma S.A.1 Rosacea is a chronic dermatological condition ...


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By | June 13, 2012
Summer brings a feeling of liberation as we shed our winter layers, but there can be a downside to this emancipation: sunburn. In spite of everything we know about UV damage and the risk of skin cancer, every spring and summer brings waves of lobster-red vacationers to the drugstore and the spa in search ...


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By | January 17, 2012
Research points to need for more aggressive approach to secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in psoriasis patients. Heart attack patients with psoriasis are 26 per cent more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, or suffer from recurrent heart attacks or strokes, and are 18 per cent more ...


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By | May 24, 2011
Our field is evolving beyond just beauty. Realizing that body, mind, and spirit work together; traditional beauty treatments are now being combined with health and wellness, alternative therapies, and cutting edge technologies for looking and feeling younger. Everyone is jumping on our bandwagon. Combining ...


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By Victoria Thomas | January 1, 2013
Creating a new appreciation for aromatherapy in your spa… and in your life! When asked which of our five senses is most precious to us, most of us will say our eyesight — how lost we would be without our eyes! Second in the hierarchy, most of us say we would be devastated to lose our sense of hearing; ...


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By | December 3, 2012
Red clover grows wild in Europe, Asia and the U.S. This perennial herb is beneficial for anti-aging formulations and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains numerous nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine and vitamin C. Herbalists ...


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By | November 15, 2012
This September, hundreds of people gathered for the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa conference in lovely Southern California. Those who attended also had the additional benefit of the luxurious weather. With its beautiful sunsets, festive piers and restaurants, and constant live entertainment, ...


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By | November 6, 2012
Traditionally vitamin K is considered to be a key beauty vitamin, along with vitamins A, C and E. In fact, the discovery of vitamin K was hailed with a Nobel Prize in 1943. It is often used in five percent concentrations in skin care formulations for stretch marks, scars, rosacea and couperose because ...


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