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2016. 

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Find these great gift sets and more at The Green Spa & Wellness Center!
Start your holiday shopping early!

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Eminence Firm Skin Starter Set

This set is beautifully packaged with a one-month’s supply of targeted organic products to treat aging skin types.

 

 
 

 

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Eminence Age Corrective Starter Set

Cleanse, treat, revitalize and moisturize to correct the appearance of aging with powerful ingredients formulated to create an ageless look with the complete Éminence Age Corrective routine. A luscious combination of bamboo, monoi, coconut and neroli infuse the skin with nourishing properties while Natural Retinol Alternative and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cell Technology repair the signs of aging.

 

 

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Eminence Must Have Minis Starter Set
Your skin deserves the best care nature has to offer, so we’ve put together a collection of our best selling products just for you. This starter set includes a travel size cleanser, exfoliant, moisturizer, facial concentrate and eye serum along with a convenient zippered pouch that’s perfect for traveling. It’s a complete skin care routine that’s suitable for all skin types and makes collecting our most popular products a one-stop shop.

 

 

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Jane Iredale Starter Kit

An introduction to the foundation of our line, this makeup starter kit gives you the chance to discover just how beautiful your skin can be — all bundled in a chic travel-sized case to take wherever you go.

 

 

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DoTERRA Family Essentials Kit

The doTERRA Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends—the “feel better” essentials that parents need on a daily basis to care for their families. Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils can help you help your family.

 

 

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DoTERRA Introductory Kit

The Introductory Kit is ideal for anyone who is eager to share with friends and family.

 

 

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DoTERRA Athlete’s Kit

The perfect companion to a healthy lifestyle, the doTERRA Athlete’s kit can help support healthy athletic activity, while counteracting the taxing effects of exercise on the body.

 

 

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Coola Suncare Travel Set

Our signature Go Green Not Red!™ COOLA Travel Set includes a quartet of our most popular luxury organic and natural suncare must haves, all in TSA approved carry-on sizes! Our high-performance products protect and nourish the skin with vitamins and age-defying antioxidants, while remaining free of parabens, paba and phthalates. All in a reusable, travel-friendly and limited edition COOLA travel clutch!

 

 

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Guinot BiOxygene Gift Set

This set contains a full-sized Guinot BiOxygene Cream with a complimentary travel-sized BiOxygene Cleansing Foam. These two products are essential for a beautiful and healthy complexion that glows. BiOxygene is suitable for all skin types.

 

 

 

31 May 2016

Melanoma Awareness

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If you didn’t already know, May was Melanoma Awareness Month! With a quest to spoil your skin with the most pure and eco-conscious products as possible we want to help keep you protected from the sunlight’s damaging effects.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States. Rates of incidence have been rapidly rising, in fact, they have increased fifteen times over the past 40 years. It is estimated that in 2016 there will be about 76,000 new cases of melanoma and around 10,000 deaths in the United States alone. Referred to as a “skin” cancer disease, many disregard melanoma as merely remaining on the surface of our bodies and therefore do not realize the seriousness in contracting this deadly disease.

Melanoma is the most common cancer in young women ages 20-39 and second most common cancer in young men. While you can’t turn back time, you can take preventative measures from here on out and help spread the message for raising sun protection awareness! Here are some precautions you can take for preventing Melanoma:

1. Apply SPF Every. Single. Day.
Even on cloudy days or days when you are going to work or running errands, it is pertinent that you still wear sun protection as UV rays can penetrate through the windows of your car, office, or even home. It’s this daily exposure that adds up and resulting in not only premature aging, but sun damage as well!

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2. Wear clothing to further protect your skin
Today’s trends make it easy to be stylish yet sun safe at the same time! Kimono tops, linen beach pants, and a wide-brimmed hats are perfect for adding that extra layer of protection when out at the beach or pool this summer.

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3. Consider a Self-Tanner
Can’t live without a tan? Consider a self-tanning formula (one that is as natural as possible, as many can be filled with harmful chemicals) and continue to layer on SPF daily. Some of these formulas can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage, so be sure to take extra precaution! Whatever you do, avoid indoor tanning at all costs, as tanning beds can increase the risk of melanoma by up to 75%.

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4. Limit sun exposure from 10am – 2pm
Seek shade or limit sun exposure between the hours of 10am and 2pm when the sun’s rays are strongest. If your shadow is shorter than your height, you know the sun’s rays are at their peak!

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5. Check for signs of skin cancer at least once a month
At least once a month, take 10 minutes to check your skin, from head to toe, for signs of skin cancer. Catching melanoma in its early stages can increase the chance of being cured by 98%.
Here are the ABCDE’s for detecting melanoma:
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Asymmetry – one half of the mole does not match the other
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Borders – borders of the mole are rugged, notched, or blurred
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Color – color varies from one area to another of the mole
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Diameter – melanomas are usually 6mm in diameter when diagnosed, but can be smaller
E
Evolving – continues to change in size, shape, or color

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Happy Sun-Blocking!

This post was written by Coola Suncare

You can find their blog here

Title image taken from eminenceorganics.com

All article images were taken from coolasuncare.com and curemelanoma.org

Senior Sidewalk Event Bay Ridge

The Green Spa & Wellness Center would like to thank all the Seniors that joined us for the Senior’s Sidewalk Social!

This Event was Sponsored by the Bay Ridge Center, the Merchants of Third Avenue and the Bay Ridge Age-Friendly Project. “Welcome to the 60s” took place yesterday on the sidewalks outside stores along Third Avenue from 83rd Street to 93rd Street from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The goal was to bring senior citizens together with shop owners and have them get to know one another better.

Those who stopped in The Green Spa & Wellness Center received complimentary Anti-Aging Make-up Refreshers with express lesson in the art of shading and proper makeup application techniques. Seniors enjoyed 15% off any service reserved on this day.

Here are some photos from the event.
 

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Coola Suncare Station on 3rd Avenue

 

Ladies Enjoying Complimentary Make-Up Refreshers

Ladies Enjoying Complimentary Make-Up Refreshers

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Choosing a sunscreen can be overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider (SPF, formulation, application, etc.) that it’s easy to give up and just pick the first one you see. One of the most confusing elements of the process is deciding whether to buy a physical sunscreen or a chemical one.

If you’re uncertain whether you want to transition from a chemical sunscreen to a physical one, here are some points of difference to help you choose which type of sunscreen is best for you.

Physical Sunscreen

  • Contains physical sun blockers; active mineral ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
  • Provides chemical-free broad spectrum coverage (protects against both UVA and UVB rays).
  • Remains on the surface of your skin.
  • Acts like tiny mirrors reflecting, refracting and absorbing rays.
  • Begins working as soon as you apply.
  • Less likely to cause irritation on your skin.
  • Is available in a range of SPF levels and can be very water-resistant.

Chemical Sunscreen

  • Contains organic (carbon-based) chemical compounds.
  • Provides broad spectrum coverage by combining multiple ingredients; zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide are also used in some formulas.
  • Works by penetrating your skin’s surface.
  • Absorbs the sun’s rays into the ingredients like a sponge.
  • Requires approximately 20 minutes to fully sink into your skin.
  • Increased likelihood of skin irritation due to the combination of ingredients.
  • Is available in a range of SPF levels and can be very water-resistant.

Are you ready to try a chemical-free sunscreen? Look no further because jane iredale has seven physical sunscreens that have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Approval: PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20, Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder SPF 20, Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream SPF 25, Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen SPF 30, LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 and HandDrink Hand Cream SPF 15.

Want to learn more about sunscreen? Click here to see important facts about SPF and sun exposure.

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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50s

Raise your hand if you’ve hit (or passed) your 50s and keep your hand up if you’re enjoying your decades with pride! This is an essential time to embrace the changes in your skin and refocus your skin care routine for a complexion that continues to radiate health and beauty. However, like all life stages, the 50s bring new culprits that hold you back from experiencing your best skin. Here’s a quick guide to the three worst offenders for 50s plus skin and how to conquer them:

DRY SKIN
Today.com
recently named our Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer as one of the best products for skin care over 50, especially in combating dry skin.  As the article explains, “Dry skin issues tend to happen as we age because the skin barrier becomes weaker and can’t repair as easily. This leads to further damage and, eventually, wrinkles.” The answer, of course, is to moisturize and there is no better source of hydrating mature skin than the Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer. Rich in shea butter and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, our Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer virtually erases signs of aging with its delivery of intense hydration.

SLACK SKIN
With age comes a decline of estrogen which affects collagen and elastin production. Without these proteins to give strength and elasticity, skin starts to slacken and hang more loosely (Real Simple). One solution is adding Bamboo Firming Fluid to your over 50 skin care routine. Formulated with strengthening agents like bamboo and coconut, this effective serum also includes Natural Retinol Alternative to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells which reduce the signs of aging. These key ingredients work together to visibly tighten the look of skin and ensure you look younger and fresher.

UNEVEN SKIN TONE
As sun exposure accumulates over the years, age spots tend to appear on mature skin on the cheeks, neck, hands, shoulders and arms. One easy remedy is our new Bright Skin Targeted Treatment which uses licorice root extract, punarnava and turmeric to reduce the look of dark spots. By dotting this powerful treatment on individual spots, you can diminish the visible signs of age spots and reduce the look of specific problem areas. Overall, you’ll find your complexion looking brighter and more even in skin tone.

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

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Spring has sprung and with the cold, dry winter months behind you, it’s time to press the reset button and breathe new life into your complexion. During the spring, the average person’s skin is recovering from a dry, dull complexion brought on by months of cold weather and lack of humidity. During seasonal transitions, even oilier skin types can experience dehydration as well as uncharacteristic redness and flaky patches.

As the weather warms up, our Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie recommends readjusting and reorganizing your home care routine to balance the new changes you may be experiencing in your complexion.

One of the greatest ways to get your skin ready for a new season is to bump up your exfoliation at home,” comments Natalie, “You want to introduce different types of treatments or ingredients that will help your skin during this transition phase.”

An Éminence-Approved Spring Skin Care Routine:

Step 1 – Cleanse
Cleansing is an essential step to prepare the skin for exfoliation, and the first step towards a glowing springtime complexion. Wash your face with your favorite Éminence cleanser, or cleanse, tone and remove make-up in one step with our Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water.

Step 2 – Exfoliate
Once you’ve removed excess makeup and oil from your face, it’s time to exfoliate. Natalie recommends a gentle exfoliant, as most skin types tend to experience increased sensitivities as the seasons change. She also suggests our Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel which uses soothing chamomile, calendula and arnica flower to moisturize and soothe the look of redness and reduce the appearance of inflammation.

Step 3 – Treat
Facial oils are an extremely effective way to balance moisture levels and restore your skin’s natural radiance. Natalie is a huge fan of our Facial Recovery Oil. This Éminence cult favorite tones and hydrates the skin with precious herbs and nourishing oils made with Biodynamic® ingredients.

Step 4 – Moisturize + Protect
We recommend wearing SPF all year long but as temperatures rise and sun rays increase in intensity, SPF protection becomes more important than ever. For moisture and sun protection all-in-one, try one of our SPF moisturizers.

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

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Don’t you wish that your skin could stay as young and perfect as it looks today? Well, unless you’ve been dipped in wax or cryogenically frozen, your skin is probably already showing signs of aging or will be soon. Here are the first signs of aging to look for and how to look your best, aging gracefully:

1. CROW’S FEET
With age, collagen and elastin production slows down so skin loses the ability to bounce back to its original shape. Lines also appear around the eye area because the skin around the eyes is especially delicate. After a lifetime of squinting and everyday eye movements, crow’s feet are usually one of the first signs of aging skin.

How to look your best:
Our new Firm Skin Targeted Treatment delivers an intense dose of actives to specific areas like the eye area. Our Natural Retinol Alternative ingredient firms and smooths the skin while the Botanical Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps, reducing the appearance of fine lines like crow’s feet.

2. DARK CIRCLES
When you grow older, your skin starts to thin and become more translucent (Good Housekeeping). This change in texture results in darker circles under the eye – another initial sign of aging skin.

How to look your best:
Try our Wild Plum Eye Cream which contains wild plum juice – an iron-rich ingredient that brightens the look of skin under the eye. Other key ingredients include shea butter and grape oil for hydration as well as our Biocomplex™ and antioxidant-rich green tea.

3. AGE SPOTS
Maybe your age spots are a faint sprinkling on your cheeks or summer freckles that are no longer fading in the fall. Examine your cheeks, chest area and hands for these first signs of aging that are caused by a lifetime of sun exposure.

How to look your best:
Our Bright Skin Targeted Treatment controls the look of dark spots using licorice root extract, punarnava and turmeric. The formula includes our Gigawhite™ proprietary blend which reduces the look of uneven skin with skin-brightening alpine plant ingredients.

You can also prevent further age spots by protecting your skin from the sun. Our Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF32 is a fan favorite that hydrates and protects from UVA / UVB / UVC rays.

4. LAUGH LINES
Like crow’s feet, lines around the mouth are caused by all of our facial expressions and reduced elasticity in our aging, sagging skin (Derm Review). With older skin which is dryer and less elastic, lines and wrinkles in this area are much more obvious the older we get.

How to look your best:
The Firm Skin Targeted Treatment is perfect for tackling lines and wrinkles around your smile as well. Its formulation tightens the skin quickly and delivers intense hydration, making laugh lines much less obvious.

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

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Your mom always told you to eat your greens – well, she was right. Green fruits and vegetables contain concentrated amounts of nutrients and vitamins that offer a myriad of disease-fighting health perks and skin benefits. Despite the fact that greens are good for us, less than 10 percent of Americans eat their recommended amount of fruits and veggies, according to a 2009 study (everydayhealth.com). Why not challenge yourself to add more green plants to your diet and your skin care routine? To get you off to the right start, here are 3 leafy Éminence ingredients and how they can benefit your overall health and beauty.

1. Kale

This powerhouse cruciferous is loaded with cancer-fighting and immune-boosting vitamins (A, B, C, K) and even anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. When applied to the skin in products like our Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum and Masque, this leafy green helps fight signs of aging, irritation and sun damage.

In The Press Product Pick: Recently named Best Vitamin C Serum in Dermascope Aestheticians’ Choice Awards, our Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum has also been hailed a top serum (and magic beauty elixir) by Men’s Health Magazine:

“Stabilized vitamin C and extracts from leafy greens deliver strong antioxidants to reduce redness and soothe irritation.”

2. Hops

Still thinking about that green beer? Although we can’t recommend alcohol mixed with green food coloring, we are giving two thumbs up to the beauty benefits received from a certain “hoppy” ingredient. Yes, you heard it right – when used in skin care, hops can have positive effects on your complexion and play a very important role as a feature ingredient in our Eight Greens products. When applied to the skin, hops reduce the look of inflammation, assist in forming collagen and help with the repair and restructuring of soft tissue.

3. Stone Crop

From healing burns and eczema to a common remedy for coughs and mouth ulcers, stone crop  has been used for centuries because of its endless number of medicinal, health and beauty benefits (WebMd). Although you may not be snacking on this succulent plant anytime soon, you can still take advantage of the healing, anti-aging, and skin brightening benefits of this hearty succulent in a variety of Éminence products (including our Stone Crop Masque, Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer and a variety of our Bright Skin products).

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

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