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Vocal Point Survey

The results are in! Here's what you had to say about our question from October 2011.

The Vocal Point responses have not been edited, and are posted as they were originally submitted. The opinions expressed in these responses are not necessarily those of www.SkinInc.com or Skin Inc. magazine.

What treatments for winter skin are you highlighting on your skin care menu for the upcoming season?

This month's Vocal Point Survey winner!To care for my clients skin during the brutal Ohio winter, I am offering a soothing full body sugar scrub followed by a warm hydrating full body paraffin wrap. This warm, inviting treatment is welcoming and rewarding, especially during the cold months.
- Tiffini Morton, Esthetician/Cosmetologist, Georgie Salon & Spa, Fairlawn, OH
Our facility is located in South Florida, so the seasons here are not quite as extreme as elsewhere in the United States. We focus on hydrating treatments as well as focus on the importance of sunscreen. Many of our clients travel to cold areas or live there for part of the year and do not realize the effects of the sun when it is cold. Sun reflects off of snow and ice and is still an issue whether it is sunny or not. We also focus on body treatments to keep your skin well hydrated during the colder times of the year.
- Janette Daher, Operations Director, Ageless Institute, Aventura, FL
Deep hydration to battle the winter dryness and indoor heating, as well as seasonal blues.
- Natalie Batovsky, Esthetician, My Red Bow Massage, Facials and Waxing, Union Bridge, MD
We will be highlighting the UltraSonic Facial. With this approach the skin will be ultimately clean, hydrated and toned. The UltraSonic will also work as a great anti-aging treatment, which, we think, is better to do in the winter to prepare and educate the customer for the following spring/summer how to approach the sun without getting the aging/sun spots back. Once they are doing a series of the UltraSonic and see the results that will diminish the sun/aging spots, refine the lines and bring the radiance back to their face, they will do the right thing, which is sunscreen, for prevention.
- Annemarie Schmidt, Spa Director, River Valley Club Spa, Lebanon, NH
"Fall for Orange" .. papaya fruit cleanser and pumpkin exfoliator.
- Monika Abalos, Esthetician, The Skin Care Studio, Sonora, CA
We have added a Pumpkin Enzyme Facial to spa menu for our seasonal facials. Pumpkin enzymes are full of enzymes, vitamin C and vitamin K. Pumpkin is also an amazing antioxidant and helps to detoxify the skin of free radicals. It is a gentle yet effective way of doing an epidermal exfoliation and it smells and feels wonderful!
- Ann Lyons, Owner, Elite Aesthetics & MicroSpa, Green Bay, WI
1. Hyper- and hypo-pigmentation treatments. 2. Rebuilding the barrier function. 3. Winterizing, breathable occlusion for protection. 4. Pre-holiday facial packages that address stress relief. 5. Holiday makeup 6. Full body hair removal
- Garnis Armbruster, Owner, Expertise Skin Care, Wichita, KS
Chemical peels to help slough away dead, dull skin cells.
- Taylor Carl, Esthetician, Hands in Harmony, Cedar Rapids, IA
Collagen Facial with light therapy. A lovely cleansing, scrub with a touch of coffee. Hydrating facial massage with lymphatic movement. The aroma of warm chocolate mask finishing with hydrating cream for under eyes and face. While relaxing with the mask, the client will be treated to reflexology and hand massage.
- J. A. Phelan, Manager, To Life Naturally Wellness Spa, Bakersfield, CA
Well of course i'm going to have facials focusing on hydrating the skin and exfoliating the skin, but I also want to have some fun holiday facials with amazing fragrance.
- Ashley Andersen, Owner , Ashley's , Redondo Beach, CA
I just started doing something that I call the Power Peptide Pick Me Up"and it's getting rave reviews. I recently did a client that was getting married two days later and she was glowing from the treatment...she'll be a client for life! It can be done stand alone or coupled with FSD equipment.
- Shelley Hancock, Owner, Real Transformation Center, Foster City, CA
We have created a firming, lifting facial targeting the concerns of our baby boomer clients trying to avoid the Botox needle. It will be further enhanced by a massage with cool glass bulbs and tightening algae mask.
- Sheryl Baba, Owner, Solstice Day Spa, Hyannis, MA
My spa highlights our warm brown sugar body scrub to rejuvenate dry, flaky skin. We offer this in combination with our signature hydrating facial, at a 20% discount, to soothe irritated and red faces. Of course, we offer hot chocolate, tea or coffee to all our clients to keep them cozy and comfortable in the cold weather.
- Amberlynn Sauter, Master Esthetician, Sanctuary Day Spa, Murray, UT
Peptide solutions with modeling mask.
- Barbara Wicklund, Owner, Cleopatra's, Rockford, IL
Hydrating red clay mask, herb body scrub and oxygen shower.
- William Brender, Owner, The Medical Spa, Glens Falls, NY
It's time to get rid of that summer damage, so I promote my alpha beta peel and offer a package deal. Get four peels for the price of three. Refer a friend who also books and get a free facial.
- Margaret Rocheleau, Owner, Margaret's Aesthetics, Waterloo, Ontario
A skin-brightening peel and harvest facial to use natural fruits and enzymes to repair summer-ravaged skin and create a beautiful, glowing complexion.
- Felicia Medlock Blair, Owner, U4ia Wellness Spa, Crystal River, FL
I will highlight my stronger peels and my enzyme treatment for deep hydration in which a new formula and seasonal name will be added.
- Jahnel Aska, Owner, Ultimate Facials & Skincare, Oklahoma City, OK
Galvanic treatment to moisturize skin during the drier, cooler months, along with a deep moisturizing weekly treatment.
- Sandra Guenette, Owner, Spa One, Colorado Springs, CO
Full Body Exfoliation and the Truly Youthful Facial (includes microderm and four layer facial)
- Chris Smaglis, Spa Manager/Esthetician, A True Spa, Chesterfield, MO
We are featuring Cranberry or Pumpkin Spice Exfoliating Body Glow Treatments. Our whole spa is filled with the warm, rich aromas of the Fall season. We also focus more on anti-aging facials to help repair the sun damage caused from the summer months.
- Jenelle Kesller, Spa Director, Spa Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Hydrating chemical peels and enzyme treatments. Antioxidant-boosting facials accompanied with warm stones are avaukabke for the ultimate relaxation to ready them for the holidays!
- Tina Gauthier, Owner/Master Esthetician, Skin and Wax Studio, Springfield, VA
Photofacials! Certainly if most patients realized they didn't have to walk around with age/sun spots, they wouldn't. We are going to re-educate our patients on this fantastic, easy, results-driven treatment. We will be offering this treatment for hands, face, decolette. We will be hosting a "On The Spot" Event. This event will feature spot IPL treatments for any area. We will be including before and after treatments photos. Price range of $75 per spot.
- Lora Kassaros, Business development, Dermatique Medical Spa, Geneva, IL
I love giving delicious fruit enzyme or brightening peels to my clients after a summer season of sun and neglect.
- Cathi Lough, Esthetician, Burke Williams, ,
Nourishing moisturizer and masks
- Kymberly Stevenson, Lead Esthetician, Kymistry Spaquarters, Waterloo, IA
I am highlighting an oxygen infusion treatment. I find that it has a long-lasting effect and is extremely hydrating, leaving the skin soft, smooth and plumped up, takes down redness and is wonderful after a laser treatment. Another treatment is the gold infusion gel mask from that is a very cooling mask and results are very satisfying. Great after a microderm treatment.
- Bronwen Nesbitt, Owner, Bronwen's Skin Care, Los Altos Hills, CA
With well-exfoliated skin, start with a very hydrating mask and very good moisturizer. Add shea butter, grape seed or almond oil to lock in the moisture.
- Hiroko Hasado, Owner, Skin Care by Hiroko, Centennial, CO
I am offering a pumpkin and yogurt mask with a classical facial. The pumpkin contains lots of skin rejuvenating vitamin A and the yogurt offers a gentle lactic acid exfoliation. Included in my special is a back massage with an essential jojoba oil. Also included is a peppermint foot treatment with warm booties.
- Joan M. Sullivan, Senior Esthetician, Salon Deluxe & Day Spa, Derry, NH
My best treatment for summer, sun-damaged skin would be an enzyme facial, exfoliating with pumpkin, bromelain or papaya, followed by a hydrating mask to combat the damage, followed with omega-6 fatty acids and growth factor serums, microcurrent/LED light and, of course, sunscreen.
- Mary Compan, Owner/Operator, Touch of Venus Skincare, Dallas, TX
Hydrating facials and vitamin C peels
- Anaeli Santiago, Owner, Hello Fabulous Salon & Skin, Clarksville, TN
Anti-aging and moisture-retaining moisturizer
- Lan Wong, Esthetician, Evalan Spa, San Francisco, CA
Sugar scrubs with body wraps to moisturize the skin for the harsh weather.
- Amy Hackett, Owner, Indulgence Delivered Day Spa, Wellsville, NY
We are highlighting airbrush tanning for Halloween and a series of six facials for Christmas! We can't wait to see how this holiday season turns out.
- Kim Engelke, Owner/LMT/Esthetician, Repose Spa, Sparks, NV
Pumpkin Peptide Peel
- Marcie Spires, Owner, Chocolat Day Spa, Manvel, TX
Body Scrubs and Face Glow
- Silvia Avila , Esthetician, Skin Care By Silvia , Gilroy, CA
As fall gives way to winter, I always encourage my clients to have a winterizing facial. I highlight the need to update their skin care regimen, focusing on the progression of weather from hot and humid summer, cool temperate fall, to cold and dry winter. I highlight that skin is directly effected by the weather and has its own seasons.
- Karen Roberts, Esthetician, Looks Salon and Spa, Columbia, MD
The famous Fall Pumpkin Peel and Pumpkin Facial! I like to add in a lip treatment as the lips sometimes become neglected during the summer to fall months. All you have to do is apply at the end of a treatment and it does the work for you.
- Shawn Peavy, Esthetician, Shawn's Spa, Cumming, GA
Deeper exfoliation followed with nourishing serums/concentrates. A minimum of three as the season changes.
- Mary Hunter, Founder, FACE, etc, El Paso, TX
Exfoliation followed by a deep moisturizing treatment, and a moisturizing cream with sunscreen.
- Mary Messina, Owner, Mary's Hair & Nails, Bartlett, IL
Sea vegetable (seaweed)-based products in an aloe base to combat dryness. Iceberg water-based body treatments from the land and surrounding sea indigenous to our area.
- Michael Kane, Manager, Spa Mare, CBS, St. John's
Exfoliate with a facial, which includes a deep cleanse, scrub and masque customized for the clients needs followed by microdermabrasion and intense moisturization.
- Susan Ross, Facialist, Bella Salon, Edmond, OK
The Bellanina Facelift Massage: 30 minutes of facial massage, warm towels, and the honeylift will hydrate, tone and soften. This 80-minute service includes hand, feet and scalp massage. My clients love a relaxing and pain-free face lift.
- Kari Ainsworth , Owner/Operator , Kia Massage, LLC, Millsboro, DE
Chemical peels and hyperpigmentation services
- Kimberly Morgan, Spa Manager, Gjeto's Salon and Spa, White Lake, MI
Anti-aging facials with peels to help with damage from the summer, also hydrating facials, whitening treatments for age and sun spots, and kicking up retinol treatments and products.
- Patricia Davis, Esthitician, Essence, Old Saybrook, CT
The Red Carpet Treatment, offered by Elizabeth Renee Esthetics of Wellesley, MA, is the quintessential dry, mature skin treatment which focuses on three most efficacious anti-aging and superbly hydrating modalities to date. First we start with triple exfoliation featuring ultrasound exfoliation, enzyme technology and skin brushing. Gentle yet effective, ultrasound exfoliation forces moisture into dehydrates skin as it removes old, worn out surface cells. This system of exfoliation is backed up with enzymes applied under steam and gentle brushing following steam hydration. Ultra state-of-the-art action ingredients such as stem cell stimulators and DNA repair ingredients and certian types of marine algin help mature, tired skin to have a more efficient repqir matabolism. At the same time the algin improves the skin's ability to uptake more moisture into cells. The third modality uses microcurrent not only for its wonderful lifting and toning properties but because of it's excellent penetration powers. A perfect carrier for those precious active. This is the ultimate in softening, hydrating and giving the skin just the lift it needs to combat the cold, dry harsh conditions winter brings.
- Elizabeth Kosky, President, Elizabeth Renee Esthetics, Wellesley, MA
To care for my clients skin during the brutal Ohio winter, I am offering a soothing full body sugar scrub followed by a warm hydrating full body paraffin wrap. This warm, inviting treatment is welcoming and rewarding, especially during the cold months.
- Tiffini Morton, Esthetician/Cosmetologist, Georgie Salon & Spa, Fairlawn, OH
Hydration, hydration, hydration! During the winter months in the Pacific NW, we suffer from dry, dehydrated skin due to indoor heated air and the many outdoor activities that are popular here, like skiing and snowboarding. We focus on maintaining healthy skin with facials and home care, stressing hydration and protection. We are particularily excited to be debuting the Hydrolyte Facial which utilizes Osmolyte technology to lock in moisture and includes a take home hydration tonic to continue the results.
- Jessica Campbell, Owner, Spa Scotta, Seattle, WA
Although California weather is fairly mild, the degree of humidity and temperature varies throughout the state. While I adore many of the hydrating serums, emollient moisturizers and regenerating masques we have at our disposal, the key to achieving a great treatment results is performing the proper exfoliation first so all of these wonderful products can penetrate. Knowing what exfoliation products work on various skin types is mandatory; machines like ultrasound or microdermabrasion, enzyme, AHA or BHA peels. Choose the right one, or combination, and your clients will maintain healthy, well-balanced skin all winter. Hmmmm, call it "Winter Prep?"
- Pamela Cantor, Owner, Pamela Cantor, LE, LM, San Carlos, CA
I will be highlighting my Pumpkin Peel Treatment. It simultaneously exfoliates and draws impurities out of the skin while introducing vitamin, enzymes and nutrients into the skin. It is also ideal for smoothing the skin, as the naturally occurring salicylic acid and enzymes in pumpkin remove the dead surface cells.
- Christy Camp, Owner, Skin Camp, Los Angeles, CA
Caviar Facial and Classico Facial.
- Ilene Lopez, Massage therapist/Esthetician, Costa d' Este Resort and Spa, Vero Beach, FL
Hot Chocolate Mint Facial
- Hope Smothermon, Owner, il Salone' del Sole', Fishers, IN
Peels!! Enzyme, glycolic, salicylic and microderm or a combination of both. I think it's very important to go into the fall and winter seasons with proper exfoliation of the skin. We spent the spring and summer slathering on bronzers, and sunscreens of various sorts and varieties, and now, as we progress into the cooler temperatures, we need to evacuate those pores and remove the dead skin cells that may prevent moisturizers from penetrating deeply enough to do the skin any good.
- Dori Wilkens, Esthetician, Beauty Personified, Chicago, IL
We focus on rosacea, dehydrated and dry skin.
- Kathy Schenk, , Absolute Solitude Spa, Kitchener, ON
A hydrating facial with pumpkin enzyme peel for optimal skin renewal.
- Melanie Ullman, Owner, Pure Bliss Salon & Spa, Lewes, DE
We focus on moisturizing the skin with oil-based products to avoid cracking and peeling, especially in my dry skin patients. We also focus on eczema which becomes problematic for my patients once the furnace comes on. I also continue to focus on sun protection.
- Andrew Karpenko, Physician, Monroe ENT Associates, Monroe, MI
Vitamin C treatments
- Debora Oliveira, Facial specialist , DCO Skin Services Inc, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The challenge always seems to be dehydrated skin in the winter months. Therefore, I look at professional treatment plans and home care to be very moisturizing.
- Catherine Bellos, Esthetician, Premier Dermatology, Crest Hill, IL
I am focusing on a series of exfoliating and hyperpigmentation-reducing treatments to undo the effects of summer on my clients' skin. This will prepare their skin for the deeply hydrating and lifting treatments they will be receiving over the winter. I will also be incorporating more LED treatments to strengthen their skin and reduce the redness many clients experience in the winter, especially my winter sport-lovers. My retail area will be highlighting more products that protect and lubricate to prevent parched skin and lips ... lip balms, rich hand creams and delicious body scrubs and butters. For the face: lots of serums and a bit heavier day creams. Last, I begin planting the seeds for holiday promotions and gift certificates.
- Krista McKowen, Owner, Clinical & Holistic Skin Care/TheraBotanika, West Linn, OR
As a Florida esthetician, I'm going to concentrate on anti-aging and proper sun care.
- Gail Stewart, Facial specialist, Self-Employed, Port St Lucie, FL
I feel that with the type of summer we had in the northeast, a series of peels customized for every client is the way to go. I have a professional pumpkin enzyme peel for the fall season with blueberries and pineapple. I also plan to do deep hydration facials with collagen masks for firming. I also will be starting tween and teen skin care classes at the spa along with their mothers to explain the importance of proper skin care products and how they should be used. That, along with a good physical sunblock, is my plan. I am also going to be doing a "girls night In" spa party so friends can get together and try different products and share ideas, and learn new methods of skin care in a fun party setting.
- Terri Scalici, Owner, Rae'Elle Esthetics, Shirley, NY
Always anti-aging, and hydrating the skin using microdermabrasion and AHA/BHA peel agents.
- Kathleen Oneill, Esthetician, Skin Essentials, Acampo, CA
Hydration, exfoliation and hyperpigmentation
- Tamara Tweedy, Manger, n/a, Overland Park, KS
Aloe gel combined with a vitamin serum for a hydrating, plumping mask and a soothing, healing honey mask.
- Kelly Branco, Esthetician/Owner, Lotus Beauty Studio, Nyack, NY
Aroma-stone Therapy is a favorite for the winter, and we often couple this with hand and arm treatments with hot mitts. Heated cherry pit sacks are placed on the clients abdomen with elevated legs for her/his comfort. A light exfoliation process precedes a relaxing facial/decollete massage for approximately 12 minutes. Warm stones are placed on the face and decollete, while an light exfoliation hands treatment followed by heated oil and essential oils hand massage and are inserted in hot mitts.
- Brenda Romanow, Owner/Esthetician, Desired Image Skin Care Clinic, Amherst, NY
We are promoting an ultrasonic facial and chemical peel for $99.99. It usually sales for $120.00.
- Ashley Johnson, Esthetician, Gulf Coast Med Spa, Foley, AL
I will be focusing on moisturizing treatments for dry winter skin, as well as laser treatments. This time of the year is perfect for clients who need laser treatments that require no sun exposure. Especially treatments that reduce brown spots from the harsh summer sun.
- Sandra Bruehl, Owner/Cosmetology Director, The White Daisy, Noble, OK
Hot paraffin facials to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.I live in the High Sierras of CA, and the moist heat of the paraffin facials along with specific essential oils are great for a customized experience.
- Kathy Fischer, Owner/Operator, Downieville Day Spa, Downieville, CA
We offer a pumpkin peel that will exfoliate and draw out impurities while introducing vitamins and nutrients to skin that has been compromised during summer months. The skin will have a healthy glow leading into the holiday season. We offer IPL treatments to target pigment, vascular lesions and rebuild collagen. Our facials will focus on very dry skin with aging concerns, introducing products that provide intense hydration and lock in moisture. Our final treatment is a recommendation of products that transform the skin to a stronger, more resilient skin with better tone and texture.
- Candy Conrady, Esthetician, Allura Aesthetic Center of NCFP, Johns Creek, GA
Slough and Tan, which includes a dry brush of the skin, with a tanning application. It feels wonderful, stimulates your lymphatic system and leaves with a healthy natural glow! Also, MicroZone Flash Exfoliation. With the dry winter skin running its course this winter, always remember to exfoliate.
- Michele Kaminer, Esthetician, Carol Lewis Day Spa, Royal Oak, MI
I like to slow down with the exfoliants and use a lots of hydrators, like peptides ,hyaluronic acid and antioxidants chemical peels.
- Tatiana Molano, Owner/Therapist, True Skin, Bay Point, CA
Dermasweep treatments (microderm/ vacuum therapy/ infusion therapy) followed by steam therapy, LED light therapy while massaging with Super 3 Booster Cream (3 types of vitamin A blended with avocado-based squalane) on entire decollete, neck and face. This adds moisture while treating aged, sun-damaged skin! I send them home with the tube I opened and used during their treatment for home care.
- Shari Primm Melillo, Master Esthetician/ Cert. Aesthetic Laser Therapist, Associates in Dermatology, Hampton, VA
We are offering different types of hyperpigmentation facials. Most people need this after their fun in the sun! Included in these treatments, we offer some type of skin peel dependent on the condition of the skin. We finish it off with an LED treatment to further help with the lightening process.
- Jane Aransky, Owner, La Residencia Spa, Newton, MA
We are doing an Ultra Hydrating Facial along with Peppermint Aromatherapy and Paraffin for a silky smooth finish.
- Amanda Henig, Esthetician, LaVida Massage, Commerce, MI
We revamp winter skin care by offering microdermabrasion treatments that help to exfoliate the damage caused by summer and will help skin adjust better to seasonal changes. Our microdermabrasion service includes an add-on of warm paraffin to hands. We offer clients some hot chocolate or peppermint tea and discuss our recommendations for a home- care regimen.
- Irma Garza, Esthetician, Beauty by Irma, McAllen, TX
We are highlighting a facial that will tone, tighten and revitalize your overexposed skin and get you heading into the holidays beautifully! It includes a Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel or a Blueberry Detox Firming Peel plus an LED treatment and lip and brow wax.
- Katrina Kulm, Katrina's Skin Care, Katrina's Skin Care, Saratoga, CA
Natural shea buttter
- Gina James, Owner, Beauty Within, Atlanta, GA
One of the most important things is exfoliating to get rid of the dry flakiness. It's crucial in order to keep the skin hydrated and luminous. I live in the desert, so having low humidity means, for some, dry skin. During the winter, I use a more concentrated moisturizer. In addition, I love to use a very hydrating mask to lock in the moisture.
- Nicole Lindblad, Esthetician, Brenda's Beauty Boutique, Yucca Valley, CA
Guinot Hydradermie and Guint Beute Neuve Double Peel. I believe hydration is essential for all skin types and conditions.
- Norma Garcia, Esthetician, Sense of Joy Spa, Walnut, CA
Packages of exfoliation treatment peels and hydrating facials ... after summertime fun in the sun, even when wearing sunscreen, our skin becomes dull, dehydrated and a bit lifeless. So we need to pay special attention. I recommend organic and chemical peels, depending on their skin type, to jump start the cellular turnover, and hydrating facials to sooth and comfort. The end results are amazing. I suggest that my clients for optimal renewal try to incorporate a series of four-to-six peels twice a year, and follow up with hydrating facials in between to calm and comfort. Afterward, they are in love with their new skin. They are so pleased with the texture, diminishing of fine lines and over-all clarity. All just in time for those fun holiday parties.
- Mary Jane Leigon, Owner/Esthetician, SkinCare by maryjane, Auburn, CA
Paraffin masks, lots of vitamin C and organic products! One treatment that I plan to promote most is our Sedona Mud Facial Paraffin Mask, because it hydrates and protects against aging. It is ideal for sensitive or damaged skin. I feel that this product would be great for winter-stressed skin!
- Jessica Brody, Esthetician, All About Faces Spalon, Oklahoma City, OK
We have the Plant Peel. It's wonderful.
- Rochelle Cummins, Esthetician, Panache, Boise, ID
We try to really highlight hydrating treatments that help put water back into the skin. In addition, we also incorporate different essential oils, such as wintergreen, spearmint and others, that remind us of the winter season. Occasionally, we feature body treatments that are peppermint-scented, making certain all our treatments keep our clients warm and cozy during the winter months.
- Rachael Cerullo, Owner, Pozitively Young Salon & Spa, Tyngsboro, MA
We are offering a moisturizing hand massage and paraffin dip.
- M. Nauman, Instructor, Vatterott, Warrenton, MO
I am highlighting skin peels for the upcoming season. It is important to get your skin ready for winter by getting rid of all the dead skin cells that have accumulated all summer long, as well as everything that has gotten stuck in your pores. A chemical peel is the perfect avenue with which to do this. As I stated earlier, this will leave your skin feeling soft and looking fresh and dewy, just what every woman wants. What could be a better palette for putting on your makeup then fresh, new skin. There are different levels of peels also, depending on the severity of the condition of your skin, and which one you get can be determined by your skin care professional. You can start with a light enzyme peel and get a series working your way up to the heavy Jessner's, or if you are someone who takes care of your skin, go straight to the top. This is my suggestion for getting you face ready for winter.
- Lori Lynch, Esthetician, Blush Day Spa, Rockland, MA
Treat and Retreat with Enhanced Cell Remover facials. The value is measured in how much more effective your skin products make the skin function the way they were formulated to. Why spend money to moisturize dead cells?
- Patricia Kish, Owner/Esthetician, Skinsense Plus, Ltd, Strongsville, OH
Hydrating Body Wrap, LaStone Fusion Facial, cranberry, cinnamon and peppermint body scrubs and pedicures.
- Nicole Luciana, Marketing Manager, SpaRenity, Mary Esther, FL
Peels, peels and more peels. It's all about fresh, hydrated and healthy skin here in San Francisco. Lactic peels are very safe, effective and deliver amazing results. They are perfect after the summer months to bring back the glow of healthy, fresh, hydrated skin. I like to pair a lactic facial peel with an oxygen infusion of hylauronic acid and vitamin c, or a French collagen blanket containing brighteners. A peel in conjunction with a brightening treatment is the perfect antidote for post-summer sun-stressed skin.
- Pearl Dworkin, Owner/Esthetician, Optimum Skincare, Millbrae, CA
We are doing a Winter Solstice Renewal Facial with Paraffin. It incorporates fresh basil steep used as a toner, and fresh squeezed lemon juice used as an exfoliant followed by our urban detox serum to block free radicals, and pure aloe for a finishing moisturizer.Definitely leaves you refreshed and wanting more.
- Gregory Coltren, Lead Esthetician, Syeni Salon & Spa, Raleigh, NC
We are highlighting seasonally scented body treatment with total exfoliation, and deeply repairing and nourishing masks. We are also creating an intensive hydration facial targeted to dry, dull, winter skin with lactic acid, humectants, layered masks and facial paraffin.
- Lindsay Belanger, Lead Esthetcian, Beach Ready Spa Wellness Center, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Educating about the importance of hydration, proper nutrition and exercise and utilizing organic skin care products.
- Angela Powell, RN/Esthetician, Statskincare, Crown Point, IN
Our yam and pumpkin peel facial targets hyperpigmentation with a hyaluronic acid hydrating mask to compensate for increased moisture loss due to the change in season.
- Heather Oroyan, Esthetician, Phresh, Minneapolis, MN