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Skin Fitness: Strong & Healthy Skin For Spring

Spring is a time of renewal. As winter fades, there’s no better time to rethink your skin care routine and enhance your skin’s health. Getting your skin into its best shape for the months ahead should be priority number one. Improve your skin’s fitness with our spring essentials, chosen by Eminence Organics experts to energize and revitalize your complexion.

STONE CROP OXYGENATING FIZZOFOLIANT

Bring dull, dehydrated skin back to life with Eminence Organics Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™. Infused with nutrient-rich microgreensand hydrating stone crop, this powder-to-foam exfoliant targets the drying effects of pollution on the skin. Its light, fizzing action deep cleans poresand removes impurities, revealing a bright and youthful looking complexion.

LIME STIMULATING MASQUE

Still feeling sluggish? Re-energize your complexion with Eminence Organics Lime Stimulating Masque. Like your favorite workout, this spicy treatment brings the heat. Key ingredients like nettle and paprika improve your skin’s fitness by stimulating its surface, giving it a rosy, healthy looking glow.

CITRUS & KALE POTENT C+E SERUM

Give your skin’s health an additional boost with Eminence Organics Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum. Packed with Vitamin C from lemon and grapefruit, Vitamin E from avocado and antioxidants from leafy greens, this powerful serum protects the skin’s appearance and improves the visible signs of aging.

Discover our custom selection of spring skin care products and experience them at an Eminence Organics partner spa near you.

How do you keep your skin in its best shape? We’d love to hear which Eminence Organics products enhance your skin’s health. Share your product picks with us in the comments below and join the conversation

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

6 Ways You Can Use Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm Everywhere

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What’s on your summertime hit list this year? Relaxing beach days, check. Fierce hiking trails, check. Loads of swimming, check. Unfortunately, the very outdoor activities that make your summer amazing (and you healthy!), also ravage your skin throughout the season. Salt water dries the skin, UV rays attack your face and body, and the wind chaps your complexion. You better be ready for summer – because this season truly makes your face, body – even your hair – a complete wreck.

Introducing our new Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm – your new weapon in the fight against the elements and a part of our Repair & Protect Collection. This all-season “miracle” balm has a buttery texture that sinks moisture deep into the skin. Ultra-rich, the cream relieves all the essential spots that are especially rough and dry from environmental exposure this summer. Soothe your skin and let this super balm repair your dry complexion.

Need some inspiration for using this miracle product? These are the top 6 spots on your body that can be treated by the Repair Balm:

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1. POST-SUN DRY SKIN
Enjoyed a little too much sun? Soothe your dry, after-sun skin at the end of the day.
2. DULL HAIR ENDS
Not just for skin, we find that the Repair Balm also moisturizes dry hair ends.
3. RAGGED, DRY CUTICLES
We may not be able to save the cute manicure destroyed by the beach but the Repair Balm fully restores dry cuticles.
4. ROUGH ELBOWS
Spot treatment with the Repair Balm beautifies those rough, dry elbows – just in time for your arm-baring summer wardrobe.
5. DRY KNEES
Show off sleek, polished legs. Soften dry knees by rubbing in a layer of the Repair Balm regularly throughout the summer.
6. DRY, FLAKY HEELS
Don’t let your summer sandals reveal dry, flaky heels! Pretty up your feet by applying a generous dab of Repair Balm.

Where do you need to use the Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm this summer? Let us know in the comments below.

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

3 Ways Your Skin Isn’t Ready For Summer

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Today is the official start of summer!  If you haven’t planned your summer skin prep yet, now is the time to shed that scaly winter skin and tackle “bacne” (and yes, that word means exactly what you think it does: acne that plagues your back and other body parts).

Here are 3 ways your skin isn’t ready and how to solve your summer skin problems

After a long winter confined by pore-clogging clothes, your skin needs special attention for those breakout-sensitive areas – especially the back.

1) You have an unsightly case of “bacne”.
Get skin ready for swimwear season by targeting problem-prone areas. After a long winter confined by pore-clogging clothes, your skin needs special attention for those breakout-sensitive areas – especially the back. We recommend our Herbal Spot Serum for your summer skin problems – this treatment addresses the appearance of problem skin and diminishes the look of redness.

2) Your skin is dull and scaly.
It’s time to slough off that lackluster layer of dead skin cells to reveal smooth and glowing summer skin. Browse here for our selection of sugar scrubs, specially formulated for full-body exfoliation. From our antioxidant-rich Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub to the hydrating Coconut Sugar Scrub, get ready to uncover beautifully polished skin.

3) Your skin is dry and flaky.
The final step for your summer skin care routine is intense hydration, counteracting seasonal weather with its increasingly long, dry days. After exfoliating, your skin will be prepped and ready to soak in moisture for a revitalized appearance. Try our Coconut Firming Body Lotion which hydrates deeply while leaving skin tight and firm.

What do you do to get your skin ready for summer? Let us know in the comments below.

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

 

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:
A
Asymmetry – one half of the mole does not match the other
B
Borders – borders of the mole are rugged, notched, or blurred
C
Color – color varies from one area to another of the mole
D
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

Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen – What’s the Difference?

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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

Our Summer Beauty Award goes to the Red Currant Rapid Infusion Mask!

We are loving the NEW Red Currant Rapid Infusion Mask from Eminence!  Our guests and Skincare Experts are raving about the effects of this mask in 2 Minutes or LESS!!!  This potent masque is perfect for people on the go as it promotes the look of elasticity and reveals a radiant glow.  AHA cocktail derived from a blend of pineapple, lemon, passion fruit and grape exfoliates the surface of skin leaving you with a perfectly even and smooth skin tone.  Our Summer Beauty Award Winner is a must have this season!!!

SELF MAGAZINE Agrees with our Green Spa Experts!!!  They NAMED OUR EMINENCE RED CURRANT RAPID INFUSION MASQUE A HEALTHY BEAUTY AWARD WINNER!

Self Magazine tried and tested thousands of beauty products in search of their 2014 Healthy Beauty Award winners. And, we’re excited to announce, our Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque has won in the “Mask” category!

“Made of a combination of natural alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate—lemon, passion fruit, grape, pineapple—plus honey to nourish, it sounds like a smoothie but performs like a facial (just faster)” says Self Magazine’s April Franzino.

One of Self Magazine’s readers raved that our Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque ”felt like a spa treatment at home, but only took two or three minutes to work” and she loved that her face “felt refreshed and rejuvenated, and appeared hydrated with more elasticity”.

Thanks Self!

The Green Spa picks for Grammy’s ‘Best Of 2014’

Happy Monday Green Spa-ers,

We were excited to see last evening at The Grammy Awards 2014 that Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Chrissy Teigen all went for natural looks for evening! We’re hosting a Champagne Make-up Workshop February 7th 2014, where we’ll have our experts on hand to recreate these looks for you. Want Katy’s, Chrissy’s, and Taylor’s look? You got it. Anyone else? We can do it! We’re most proud of using all natural brands sans chemicals and we’re even more excited of our access to the area’s best make-up artists. We celebrate natural make-up looks, and can make you appear like you’re barely wearing any, all while enhancing your real-life beauty.

Also, In honor of our Sweet 16 anniversary in March, we’re doing make-up workshops where we start by getting teens to learn the best inside make-up tricks from the get-go. Let’s skip the struggle of mismatching colors and tones and go straight to The Green Spa where we will color match your teen (and you too!).

 

New Renovations at The Green Spa NY

We’ve built a new high-end Green Spa Foot Treatment room meant to make you feel beautiful, inside and out. In addition to continuing our commitment to clean, organic products, we’re ahead of the curve with the recent ‘farm-to-spa’ movement. We’ve been using fruits and vegetables from local vendors and from our Green Spa garden for treatments. No chemicals. No additives. All vegan. We’re also excited about continuing to work with our friends at SpaRitual who share our belief in clean, organic living and products. Enjoy these shots of our new manicure/pedicure area as well as our Living Wall, constructed from live moss. What do you think? Hope you’re ready to come by to enjoy some bliss. We’ll be ready with a variety of natural foot soaks to choose from, rose petals, and the candles lit!