Essences, Serums, Ampoules….what’s the difference?

Let’s be honest, with all the new technology and skincare options in the industry, it’s hard to keep up with what is available in the market now-a-days. Our clients are coming in and asking us almost the same question— essences, serums, and amploues what’s the difference?

Skincares

Essences aka miracle water are the lightest product out of the three. After you have cleansed and toned your skin, essences are recommended to put on next. It provides an extra layer of hydration and moisturize the skin and can be applied generously. (No need to worry if you overuse the product!) It usually comes in a bigger bottle and is usually the less expensive of the three products. Regular usage is needed to be able to see a change in your skin since it’s light, it does not penetrate deeper into your different layers of skin.

Serums are almost like essences but is packed with higher certain concentration of ingredients. Whether it’s to reduce dark spots and wrinkles and/or brighten the skin, serums are a great use as it delivers more nutrients into the layers of skin. Most serums does not have water as an ingredient so it’s a great product to target one or a couple skin issues. These are usually in a medium size bottle as you don’t want to use too much product but you can still pack it on!

Then you have ampoules, which has a much higher concentration of ingredients. The big picture—ingredients you find in an essence are multiplied in one drop of an ampoule. They penetrate the deepest layers of your skin and are very effective as you can see the results right away. Consult with a skincare expert as ampoules are used to target specific areas needing some TLC. These ampoules comes in small glass capsules or small bottles with droppers to ensure that you don’t overuse it. Basically, these are a mixture of beauty and medical treatment combined to help your skin.

An expert can help you with your skincare routine and what products will be most beneficial for you. Try and use these products to see the results!

What is a Lash Lift?

Lash lifting is taking the beauty industry by storm. But what exactly is a lash lift? It a safe, low maintenance lash curl system that lifts and enhances your natural lashes for up to 6 weeks. No need for irritating lash extensions.

I know what you’re thinking,

“Doesn’t curling the lash involve perming and is that even safe?”

The lash perms of the past, which involved cotton roller rods and liquid solutions to curl the eyelashes, is no more. It was deemed unsafe because it was very hard to control these liquids so close to the eye. However, unlike perming, lash lifting uses special shaped silicone shields to protect the eyes and provide a nice curl. This is used with cream solutions that are easily controlled and safe to use around the eyes.

Benefits of Lash Lift:

  • Low maintenance (no downtime)
  • Requires no lash adhesive or eyelash extensions, say goodbye to irritation
  • Cost effective compared to lash extensions (lasts 6-8 weeks)
  • Eliminates the need for eyelash curlers
  • Eliminates the need for mascara if you add a lash tint to the service
  • 3 different levels of “lift” (moderate, natural, dramatic)
  • Lashes appear fuller, thicker and longer
  • Opens up the eyes, making you appear more youthful
  • Perfect for special occasions and vacation

If you’ve ever had a bad reaction to lash extensions, looking for a more natural alternative, or simply just curious, feel free to stop by for a complimentary consult to see if lash lifting will be good for you.

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The Luxury of Day Spas? A Key to Wellness and Balance

Self-care is all the rage now. And why not? We live in our bodies our WHOLE LIVES. When people think of spas they think of pampering oneself, but did you know spa services can improve your health as well?

Helps Blood Circulation:
Body and facial massages aid in proper blood circulation. Proper circulation brings damaged, stiff, and tense muscles the rich blood supply they need to promote healing. When the cells and organs get enough oxygen, then they can work at their peak. The results? Glowing, clear skin and elimination of tense muscles!

Relives Stress and Anxiety:
When the body is tense and under stress, it produces unhealthy levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. This can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems, and headaches. The action of massage techniques removes lactic acid from the muscle tissues. As a result, this action improves the lymph fluid circulation, which carries metabolic waste products away from internal organs and muscles. And the kicker? Most facials also include a face, neck and décolleté massage. Meaning, it gets rid of toxins and reduces fluid retention too!

Improve Skin Condition:
Our skin is like nature – it changes with the seasons and has different needs based on the
temperature, humidity level and hours of sunlight. In the winter, a super hydrating facial will restore lost moisture, while a summer facial will work to calm sun-damaged skin. Getting a facial in the spring will invigorate and nourish dull post-winter skin, and an autumn facial will prep your complexion for the cold months ahead.  Facial treatments can also dry up cystic acne and minimize scarring from pimples. Most people try to hibernate during the winter, but winter season is when you need to hydrate your skin the most! Massages and nail services tend to have hydrating and nourishing products included in their services too.

Prevents Inflammation:
Treatments may reduce symptoms of inflammatory diseases like sciatica, arthritis, and gout. In addition, it also strengthen joints and muscles. Sports related injury or suffering a chronic pain condition like arthritis or fibromyalgia? Spa treatments can help alleviate this pain. A 2012 study found that regular massage therapy of any kind not only reduces inflammation but also increase cell growth in skeletal muscles, while an expert at the University of Alabama believes that the benefits of massage include better cardiovascular health, reduced stress, and a healthier immune system. It makes sense to take a day to “treat yourself” in today’s hectic world, but even just an hour of shutting off for a minute will help. Whether it be going to the spa for a massage or facial, walking in the park, meditation, yoga, etc. the possibilities are endless.

Celebrate February with Champagne & Roses

Absorb rich, romantic, renewing bouquet of the Champagne & Rose services in February. Paraben-free.

Indulge yourself. Indulge a loved one. Indulge together.

Massage:
Champagne & Rose massage oil delivers smooth, long-lasting glide and is rich in nutrients. Perfect for couples, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day services.

Facial:
The Champagne & Rose Facial combines the hydrating, exfoliating and antioxidant properties of both champagne oil and grapes. The Champagne Facial Mask removes dead skin cells, deeply hydrates and helps to fade age spots due to over exposure to the sun. This lavish facial will leave your skin feeling smooth, refreshed and hydrated. This facial provides a large variety of phytonutrients with antioxidant properties including vitamins, phenols, carteniods and flavonoids. For all skin types, especially dry, sun damaged and aging.

Hand & Feet Detail:
A delicious fragrant treatment inspired by the fruit of the vine. The Champagne & Rose Manicure & Pedicure utilizes Grape derived enzymes along with fruit acids designed to gently remove keratinized dead skin cells and callouses. The enzyme removes the top layers of skin leaving a younger smoother skin with uniform pigmentation. The skin is then enveloped in a moisturizing lotion and oil combination that contains Grape Seed Oil, Vitamins A, C, D and E for softer silkier, smoother skin.

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Give the Gift of Giving

Gift of Giving

This is the perfect time to give! We believe that everyone deserves to feel special while taking care of their well being.

For this month only, book an appointment for you and a friend and BOTH receive 15% off your services! With no minimum required, you can enjoy a quick pick me up or escape the day.

Also, check out some of our amazing products before you leave and score a free Gift with Purchase!

Visit today at the Sweet Apple Village | 12020 Etris Road Ste. B110,
Call 470-639-1599 or
Simply Book Now

 

Balance in Healthy Eating: Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate is a delightful treat any time of year, but it is especially sweet during the holidays. With dinner parties and food galore, we may want to decrease our intake of this deliciousness, but why deprive when you can bask in smooth flavor?

This guilt-free dessert made with avocados is not only delicious, but good for you too!

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup organic maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (preferably dark)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
  • Fresh raspberries & chocolate shavings to garnish

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and silky.
  • Check sweetness – adjust by adding more maple syrup if necessary.
  • Portion into glass serving dishes or bowls and top with chocolate shavings, raspberries, and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Serves 6

Originally from DAYSPA Magazine

5 Yoga Poses For A Flat Tummy

This article is an excerpt from our partner’s blog, PFB Vanish. See original article here: http://blog.pfbvanish.com/tighten-your-abs-with-an-ancient-core-workout/

As we recover from our Thanksgiving meals and prepare to dive deep into holiday season, keeping that summer beach body can be a huge priority for many. If you’re looking forward to the yummy treats of the holiday party season, yet still want to keep fit, you may be looking for some tips to keep trim. Yes, everyone wants a firm and flat tummy! There are so many myths as to how achieve these results. How are you supposed to know what to do There are so many fads now days.

It seems that there is a new workout routine ad on Facebook almost daily. These ads always show a personal trainer or fitness guru showing exercises that have helped them to achieve a great body. You may be left wondering if this new workout routine is going to be good for you?

There are a some tried and true yoga poses or “asanas” as they’re called in yoga, that have worked for years to help tone and flatten the tummy.

Marjaryasana – Cat Pose

This pose is a very simple asana and it’s great for beginners. It is an easy pose to learn and can vary in intensity. It’s great to open up the spine and energy.

Navasana or Boat Pose

This pose is commonly be referred to as a V up in many traditional workouts. The full version is done with straight legs and arms, however, variations can be done with bent legs for beginners.

Vasisthasana or Side Plank

This pose is a bit more advanced. The full version is done with straight arms and legs. Variations are available, with a bent supporting arm.

Ardha Pincha Mayurasana or Dolphin Pose

This asana and the plank version of this asana are wonderful for engaging the entire mid section of the body. Holding the plank version of this yoga pose will engage the entire core and help to tone and tighten the tummy.

Chaturanga or Push Up

One of the most popular yoga poses in Ashtanga Yoga, it’s part of the famous Sun Salutation. This asana is the bottom of a traditional “push up”. Keeping your body in a straight line as you lower into this pose will work to tone and tighten the entire mid-section.

#ShopSmall Saturday, November 25

This Nov 25, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us.

So mark your calendar for Nov 25th the Saturday after Thanksgiving and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come by EQUINOZIO THE SPA between 9:30A thru 6:00P on the big day.

We are extending our Black Friday Special until Saturday. Purchase a gift card for $100 and receive a $10 voucher to use towards services!

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #shopsmall on Facebook and all your social networks.

Thank you for all your support, and see you Saturday, Nov 25!

EQUINOZIO THE SPA

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