Ask The Expert

The benefits of face primer has primarily focused on the cosmetic benefits to make-up application, until now. Dermalogica, a leader in skin health has a face primer that address’es that and so much more. SkinPerfect Primer SPF30 incorporates powerful skin treatment technology with the most elegant primer available today. Many cosmetic face primers contain fillers and waxes that can lead to congestion, sensitivity and skin irritation. Others just don’t deliver the aesthetic elegance needed from a face primer and leave the skin looking uneven or chalky. Dermalogica’s SkinPerfect Primer SPF30 delivers upscale cosmetic benefits for a flawless finish and additional benefits from the Age Smart segment of their skincare line. Key ingredients include Pearl Powder and natural earth minerals that provide a neutral tint great for all skin tones as well as the ability to enhance luminosity and radiance. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide provide Broad-Spectrum UVA and UVB protection without the drying effects so commonly associated with SPF products. Additional ingredients help to fight against ROS, (also known as free radicals) and Advanced Glycation End-products (AGES) that all lead to skin aging. For your most radiant, healthiest skin ever you need to try this product. You will love...

Learn More

Individual Lash Extensions

Women have always desired to have beautiful long lashes. The unique aesthetic appeal of the eye has long been a focus of attention dating back to ancient Egyptian civilization. Eyelashes frame the eye thereby drawing attention to this facial feature. For many years the only choice was either mascara or strip lashes. Today there are additional options available including Individual Lash Extensions and Eyelash Growth products. It is imperative that consumers do their homework to fully understand the different choices on the market today along with the pros and cons to each option. I would like to address Individual Lash Extensions in this post. It seems that almost everywhere you look places advertise lash extensions these days. But how many of these places offering this service have actually taken a certification course before throwing a sign in the window? More often than not many of these places have learned how to do lashes by looking at YouTube videos or reading how to apply lashes out of a manual. Do you really want to trust the safety of your eyes to someone who taught themselves to do this service? I even had a potenial hire tell me she was a makeup artist and lash extentionist. When I asked where she received her training she said she was self taught and could even apply them to herself. Trust me when I say that it is not possible for you to apply Individual Lashes on yourself. At best what they are applying to themselves are what we call “clusters” in the industry. A reputable extentionist will be happy to show you their training certificate. Don’t be afraid to ask to see it if it isn’t visibly available. Individual Lashes are just that. A single lash applied directly to your own individual lash, one at a time. You do not apply them to the skin. You do not apply more than one lash to an existing lash. This causes undue stress to your natural lash and can cause it to fall out prematurely. Lashes have a life cycle of 60 to 90 days. This is why lash extentions require maintenance of about every 3 weeks. The adhesive used to apply lashes should be approved for the eye area. No other type of adhesive should come into contact with this...

Learn More

Benefits of a Four Handed Massage

The four handed massage or abhyanga comes from the Ayurvedic tradtion,  incorporating the skills of two therapists who work in synchrony to perform this full body massage. By working both sides of the body simultaneously, this treatment is the ultimate in balancing the body’s flow of energy promoting deep relaxation for the body, mind and spirit. When two therapists work together your mind reacts differently, giving up control. This is especially effective for anyone who has a hard time truly letting go during treatments. Therapists use a variety of massage techniques, aromatherapy infused hot towels and warmed herbal oils to help make this a massage you won’t forget. Our therapists can tailor the session to meet the needs of the client such as more focus on the back or legs. This 60 minute experience starts with 50 minutes of massage on the body and finishes with the last 10 minutes on the head, neck, shoulders and the feet being worked simultaneously....

Learn More

Microcurrent 101