Skin Inc. editor In Chief Katie Anderson shares what’s on her mind this month.
It is usually around the holidays that I find myself sparkling just a little bit more, likely inspired by a combination of holiday spirit and happiness. You can usually find this holiday sparkle in my clothing or jewelry, but who says sparkle has to be relegated to those categories (or just during the holidays)?! Inspired by our lovely business development manager, Perri, who sparkles all year long, everywhere she goes, this On My Radar is all about sparkly things in spa. Adorn yourself, offer them in retail and incorporate them into your treatments to bring a little sparkle into everyone’s lives. After all, a little sparkle goes a long way.
1 Glimmering Globes
Cooling globes are one of my favorite skin care tools and something I believe is essential in every treatment room. So, imagine how excited I was when Sorella Apothecary introduced its Glacier Ice Globes. Not only do these beauties calm skin, but they reduce puffiness, relieve sinus pressure and stimulate circulation, all while looking pretty in the company’s signature gold. www.sorellaapothecary.com
2 24Kt Skin
It seems like every client is looking for anti-aging treatments, no matter their age. Why not bring them anti-aging with a side of luxury? Bio France Lab does just that with its 24Kt Elite Gold Pro-Set, which includes a cleanser, toner, scrub, eye serum, facial serum and cream. Designed for mature skin, this protocol firms, moisturizes and brightens skin, with gold included to regenerate collagen. biofrancelab.com
3 Golden Mask
Gold collagen masks not only bring a host of benefits to the skin, but they look beautiful (and make for some lovely treatment room photos). Induction Therapies recently launched a 24K Gold Collection, a three-product collection with a 24K Gold + Collagen Facial Mask that moisturizes skin, firms skin and balances skin’s pH levels. inductiontherapies.com
4 Gleaming Gaze
I love a good eyeshadow palette, and Chella not only delivered beautiful shades in its Manifest Eyeshadow Palette, but it did so with intention. Printed on the three pearl and one matte shades are the words “embrace who you are,” followed by charisma, radiant, purpose and intention. Put it out into the universe and see what you manifest. www.chella.com
6 Lift and Shimmer
I don’t know why no one thought of this before, but leave it to Grande to come up with a highlighter that is also a cheek plumper. Grande Glow Plumping Liquid Highlighter firms, moisturizes and lightens fine lines while imparting a glow. I’ll take a case. grandecosmetics.com
5 Body Beautiful
New to the market is Osmosis’ Epic Body Tool, which was created with angled rollers to massage, shape and promote circulation. The tool creates channels to allow products to penetrate deeper. www.osmosisbeauty.com