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Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn

Sea buckthorn berries are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and the fatty acids Omega 3, 6, 9, and the elusive Omega-7 that helps to keep skin soft and healthy and make you more comfortable in your own skin.

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Customers First!


According to a study commissioned by Coldwell Banker, a typical consumer will switch vendors twice in three years due to “bad service”. The study revealed that the quality of a company’s customer service is directly related to its long-term success. Frontline employee’s are the face of your company and directly impact the bottom line.

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Essential Oils for Pregnancy

by The Oshadhi Collection


Stretch marks are a type of scarring that is the result of the skin stretching beyond its capacity to maintain integrity. Aromatherapy works best when used preventatively for stretch marks, especially during pregnancy, after the middle of the second trimester. Cicatrisant and cytophylatic essential oils can be helpful.

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Bio-Therapeutic presents the bt-Cocktail™ Lift

Bio-Therapeutic presents the bt-Cocktail™ Lift

The bt-nano™ is “lift equipped” with the latest innovation; the bt-Cocktail™ Lift. This two step miniature lift can be performed as a stand alone service, or as an adjunct to the bt-Cocktail™ facial. The bt-Cocktail™ Lift is more than a facial; it is a system that enhances your skin’s texture and facial contour, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The bt-Cocktail™ product system is designed to be used professionally and at home daily. Maximum results have been clinically proven to be realized over the course of 45 to 60 days of use.

Step 1
Begin the service with a thorough cleansing of the area using CLEANSE. Repeat. Rinse.

Step 2
Use the bt-analyze™ in five areas of the face and neck: forehead, crows feet, below the cheek bone, chin, and neck. Document the readings on the facial chart for both sides of the face, and observe the level of hydration. Compare to the last measurements.

Step 3
Apply EXFOLIATE to the entire face. Using the bt-micro™ in upward strokes at a 45 degree angle, peel all areas of the face and neck. After this step is complete, remove any excess EXFOLIATE with water and a warm towel. Use TONE to remove any residual debris.

Step 4
Apply RESTYFLUID™ generously to the entire face and neck and set the bt-nano™ to the appropriate setting: “Mode: bt-Cocktail™ Lift | Program: Lift > Option: 1-5” The Option selection range is from one to five. The Option selected should correspond with the number of services the client is receiving. A bt-Cocktail™ mini lift series consists of five total services. Following the bt-Cocktail™ Lift movement chart, perform the five lifting movements that strategically assist in gaining maximum contour in the common areas of concern; eyes, cheek and jaw lines, and nasal labial fold.

Step 5
Apply bt-Cocktail™ Energy 1 generously to the face and neck, and set the bt-nano™ to the appropriate setting: “Mode: bt-Cocktail™ | Program: Infuse > Option: 1-5” Using skin movements with probes and Bio-Tips™, ionize Energy 1. Re-apply Energy 1 to the eye area and continue to ionize until the product is completely absorbed. Apply Energy 2 to the entire face and neck and ionize. Re-apply Energy 2 to the eye area and continue to ionize until the product is completely absorbed. Follow the same protocol with Energy 3. The total amount of time that you will be performing skin work with bt-Cocktail™ products is approximately 10 minutes.

Step 6
Finish with a generous application of RESTORE to the entire surface of the skin, followed by SHADE.
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SKIN PERFORMANCE is a convincing treatment concept that includes innovative product application and massage techniques to create a high-tech skin care experience and high-tech results. A further indulgence, the Massage Knob, allows you to meet individual needs and can be used warm or cool.
The treatment is based on PERFORMANCE 3D from Dr. Grandel: two formulas for face and eyes with the latest in multidimensions technology to correct the signs of time. PERFORMANCE 3D combines Skin-Relax Peptides and three different types of hyaluronic acid with Cell-Active VIP®, a stress-busting ingredient.
The unique blend of high-tech actives used in PERFORMANCE 3D provides a truly marvelous alternative to wrinkle filling injections.

Step 1 – Cleansing
Take Dr. Grandel Cleansing Milk to bring hydration and silky softness to the skin. Mix Cleansing Milk with water and stir until foamy. Using a DR. GRANDEL Mask Brush Special, apply the mixture to the skin with relaxing movements. Remove thoroughly with water.


Step 2 – Exfoliation
The combination of A.H.A. Flash and A.H.A. Mask provides gentle yet very effective exfoliation, refines skin’s texture and encourages cell renewal. The application and gentle massage with the Dr. Grandel Mask Brush Special creates a relaxing experience.



Step 3 – Active Concentrate 1
Application of the Hydrogran ampoule provides intense hydration and smoothes very dry/dehydrated, rough skin. The advanced ampoule technique is a short but pampering massage to apply ampoules carefully and turn application into an experience of pure indulgence for the client. After the massage, remove excess product using Dr. Grandel Wash Mitts.

Step 4 – Massage
Use Massage Medium – Light – to perform a blissful massage. The product feels light and fresh on the skin and provides smoothing hydration. To create a truly luxurious massage experience, use the exclusive Massage Knob.


Step 5 – Mask
The Hyaluron Mask is an exceptional fleece mask that provides hydration, gives skin a youthfully fresh, smooth appearance, and minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Just place the ready-for-use-fleece mask on the cleansed face. Leave on to act for 15 to 20 minutes; remove.


Step 6 – Hand Massage
While the mask is working, provide your client with an extra treat by incorporating a hand massage with Timeless Velvet Hands or Massage Medium – Light – into the facial. To enhance the massage experience, use also the Massage Knob.


Step 7 – Active Concentrate 2
Apply a deeply moisturizing and “wrinkle filling” Hyaluron ampoule using the advanced ampoule technique. The Filler Hyaluronic Acid contained in this ampoule is the perfect choice to care for the skin before proceeding to the final step of the facial.


Step 8 – Final Care
Finish with PERFORMANCE 3D: two formulas for face and eyes with the latest in multidimensions technology to give skin the effective care it needs to correct the signs of time.
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The Sum of the Parts = You

The more you know about patient care, business, the arts, or just life in general; the more you can offer to your patients, your community, and your career. Professional and personal development improves existing and adds new skills, builds on your existing knowledge base, and gives you fresh perspectives of the world around you. As you develop yourself professionally and personally and apply what you learn to your practice, you increase your credibility, improve patient results, add to the level of professionalism in the skin care industry, and build your bottom line.
Deciding on where to invest your time and money for your development can be tricky.

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Steambaths for Clients

Steambaths For Client

An “Attitudes in the American Workplace” survey found that 80 percent of employees experience job-related stress, and nearly half say they need help with stress management. Mr. Steam is offering expert advice on the most effective ways to manage and reduce stress, beginning in the bathroom.
One way to begin to enhance and support a healthy lifestyle is with the addition of a steambath in the bathroom or exercise room. Steambathing may assist in promoting mental, physical, and emotional health benefits that may include reducing stress, detoxifying the body, and improving circulation.
Upon stepping inside a steambath, relaxation becomes the theme. Within moments, warmth penetrates your body from head to toe, easing tired muscles, helping the cares of the day drift away. Steam assists in opening the skin’s pores and creates a flow of perspiration that can lift out the impurities of everyday living. Skin can be deeply cleansed, leaving it soft, supple, and healthy.
Jump start your day feeling refreshed with a steambath followed by a cool bath or shower and a quick rubdown with a towel. To relieve stress at the end of the day, a hot shower after a steambath helps encourage a good night’s sleep. When used on a regular basis steambathing research shows that people feel rested and rejuvenated.

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Spa Fact (spa-goers)


ISPA states that there are more than 32 million active spa-goers.

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Does a Cup of Tea Reduce Stress?

Does A Cup Of Tea Reduce Stress?

by Medical News Today

Several daily newspapers in the UK and elsewhere recently carried reports of a study commissioned by the Direct Line insurance company that suggests a cup of tea reduces stress, not just by drinking it but also because of the calming effect of the ritual of putting the kettle on.
In their background information, they referred to literature that suggests drinking tea is associated with positive mood and feelings of relaxation, that its chemical properties have been linked with making the brain more alert and helping people recover from stress, and that it has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system.

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Nanomaterials in Sunscreens

Nanomaterials In Sunscreens

Engineered nanomaterials are widely used in sunscreens to make sun-blocking ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide rub on clear instead of white. These materials have been shown to exhibit different fundamental physical, biological, and chemical properties than their larger counterparts. The report indicates that very few nanomaterials have been adequately tested, though the limited data that is available shows that their small size makes them more able to enter the lungs, pass through cell membranes, and possibly penetrate damaged or sunburned skin.

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