Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bill Me Later

Now available at StormSister Spatique and 3waybeauty!

Need a little more time to pay for a larger purchase? Then Bill Me Later is for you!

After shopping on our website, simply checkout with PayPal and choose Bill Me Later. It's that easy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sculpt'Age Anti-Age

Phytoceane Sculpt'Age Volume Correction Firming Cream
Phytoceane Sculpt'Age Volume Correction Firming Cream will gently resculpt and restore skin's firmness and density. This smooth cream was designed to help skin regain its natural support by balancing volume and lift.

Ingredients:

JANIA RUBENS: ultra-moisturizing, remineralizing
DICTYOPTERIS OIL: remodeling and plumping effect; "reinflates" tissues by helping adipocytes to capture lipids, restores facial volume
DILSEA CARNOSA: prevents the breakdown of the skin's elastic fibers, densifies and firms by stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
CHLORELLA VULGARIS: reinforces the dermal-epidermal junction, restructuring and firming
SHEA BUTTER: restructuring, repairing; improves skin's elasticity

Apply to face and neck of perfectly cleansed skin morning and/or evening with upward movements.

*95% Face appears full and plump
*82% Elasticity is restored to skin
*87% Skin is firmed
*78% Skin seems densified
*73% Provides a lifting effect

*Test conducted on 22 volunteers age 58 and up with sunken features and slackened skin, after twice-daily application for 28 days

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah
Phytoceane skincare training at parent company, Phytomer Group.We're in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah for the next few days at Phytoceane's US office, for some intensive skincare training.
Phytoceane's parent company is Phytomer Group.

Follow us on Twitter or keep an eye on our FB page for the latest and greatest on what is happening with this state-of-the-art French skincare brand. Updates will begin on Monday, May 20th.

About Phytoceane:

Born on the Emerald Coast, Antoine Gédouin has always been fascinated by the ocean. A seasoned traveler, he has explored the four corners of the earth and is continually inspired by and attracted to faraway seas.

Full of passion for these depths rich in diverse corals, he decided to bring his dream to life in 1995: to create a natural marine brand with marine ingredients that come from the most beautiful seas in the world.

A marriage of tradition and escape, PHYTOCÉANE invites you to dive deep into the turquoise ocean around the globe…

PHYTOCÉANE has maintained strong values since the brand was created:

A marine brand: marine ingredients from the sea or seashore, with vegetal coral as the emblem
A pure brand with a natural identity: natural ingredients at the heart of every products, development of algae farming in the laboratory
Products whose primary aim is effectiveness: products are tested by specialized laboratories
A professional brand with an exclusive and specific method the Océathermie Method
An holistic approach dedicated to well-being and relaxation.

WORLD SEAS

Already rich in local maritime heritage, the brand takes its inspiration from the treasures of the most beautiful seas in the world.

An infinite scientific research field

The marine depths represent immense potential:

There are over 35,000 types of algae in the world and only 1% is used.
Locally, there are 800 species of algae living on the coasts of Brittany, France, yet only a few dozen are used in cosmetology.
This vast and unchartered research field offers the possibility of new and wondrous discoveries. It promises a beautiful future for marine cosmetology.

Biosimililarities of behavior

Their researchers have demonstrated that the skin’s epidermis and the envelope structure of algae have similar behaviors. Algae undergo the same environmental stress as the skin (pollution, changes in temperature, wind, sun, etc.) and have developed specific defense systems in order to adapt.
Their scientists have observed and analyzed algae structure and behavior to best use them in PHYTOCÉANE marine skin care products.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Body Balm

New product from Pre de Provence of France:

Pre de Provence Argan Balm
Argan Balm - This pocket-sized Balm is in a very cute container and packs a wallop for its small size. Mightily filled with the moisturizing benefits of argan oil infused with shea butter and vitamin E, this multi-tasker also has a soothing vanilla fragrance. It's perfect for your face, lips, knees, hands, and everywhere you need dry skin relief. Great for travel, too.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Twitterview

I recently had the opportunity to be "Twitterviewed" by Joel Carlson for MNMO Twitterview #MNMOtv.

For those of you who missed it, here it is.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cocobear

Our 3waybeauty dog grooming bar, doggystyle, is now featured at a new pet boutique in Saint Paul,  Cocobear Pet Boutique.

CocoBear is a trendy little pet boutique that offers professional pet grooming, dog walking, and pet sitting in your home. They sell products that you can feel confident using for your pet. They emphasize locally sourced, american made, and natural and organic products.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Your Mommy Nature

INtelligent Nutrients for Mother's Day
Featured products:

CERTIFIED ORGANIC TOTAL BODY ELIXIR: NURTURE—TAKE COMFORT

RELAX, CLEANSE, HYDRATE, FEED CELLS, SCENT, CONNECT- THIS POWER PRODUCT DOES EVERYTHING BUT APPLY ITSELF.

HARMONICALLY MADE 100% PURE -- SAMBAC JASMINE ABSOLUTE

WORKING ONLY WITH JASMINE'S PURE, EXQUISITE AROMA, THIS USES A ROLLERBALL TO APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE SKIN.

HARMONICALLY MADE JASMINE 100% PURE SAMBAC SPIRIT ESSENCE™ -- WORKING ONLY WITH JASMINE'S PURE, EXQUISITE AROMA, JASMINE SPIRIT ESSENCE™ IS TRULY A UNIQUE SCENT IN SPRAY FORM.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC LIP DELIVERY ANTIOXIDANT GLOSS -- CRAZY, HEALTHY, SEXY!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Phytoceane GWP

Phytoceane has a fantastic Gift with Purchase going on right now:

Purchase $150 in StormSister Spatique or 3waybeauty products and receive this Phytoceane Travel Kit with a mini Toning Shower Gel, Complete Makeup Remover, and Moisture Defense Cream.  A $52 value. While supplies last. Will automatically be shipped with all qualifying orders until May 12th.
Phytoceane Gift with Purchase
 Phytoceane Gift with Purchase

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Flower Power - Geranium


via American Spa Magazine.
Embrace springtime with the fresh, floral benefits of geranium.

Known for its healing properties, geranium was once associated with Venus, the ancient Roman goddess of love, sensuality, and victory. One whiff of its floral and feminine scent, and you’ll understand why geranium has a reputation for being at once soothing and completely invigorating. In fact, Roman soldiers used its essential oil to instill courage and self-confidence before battle, and during medieval times, people planted geranium around their cottages as a means of protection from evil spirits.

In Britain in the 1800s, geranium was a widely accepted treatment for tuberculosis. Today, geranium oil—extracted from the flower’s stem and leaves via distillation—is still sought after for medicinal purposes. Because of its antibacterial qualities, it’s often applied to wounds in order to ward off infection. Geranium’s classification as an astringent means it has the ability to contract blood vessels. In spas, geranium oil can be incorporated in a variety of ways—from aromatherapy to mas- sage and skincare treatments.

Geranium has a host of very positive properties,” says Geraldine Howard, founder of Aromatherapy Associates. “It is wonderfully uplifting to the spirits and has a harmonizing and balancing effect.” As a result, its essential oil is utilized in aromatherapy to help calm mood swings and ease irritability—symptoms of anxiety and depression.

But the benefits associated with the multi- tasking floral don’t end there. This all-around health toner aids in the functioning of the body’s respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems. “Geranium encourages blood and lymph circulation and is recommended for equalizing hormones and stimulating the adrenal cortex,” says Howard. “It is a hugely powerful essential oil with a complex chemical structure.” Taking into consideration all of geranium’s advantages, it’s little wonder that Aromatherapy Associates has more than 25 products containing the ingredient.

Championed for its power to tone skin, geranium is also a natural stress buster and is therefore, regularly employed in massage and bodywork. At THE Pearl Modern Spa and Boutique (Fulton, MD), Red Flower’s Berry White Peat Bioactive Exfoliant is used in the Arctic Solstice ($180, 75 minutes) treatment for a polish that enhances skin elasticity and draws out toxins with a surge of vitamin C and omega fatty acids.

After a scrub of super fine organic sea salt, geranium essential oil is applied as the final step to soothe dry skin and equalize oily complex- ions. It’s a treatment that produces results but is still relaxing, according to spa manager Lindsay Houghton. “The ingredients protect skin from harsh environmental factors while also relieving muscular tension and pain,” she says. “Clients leave feeling completely rejuvenated.”

Geranium also facilitates blood circulation just below the skin’s surface and helps clear up acne as well as fade scars and discoloration. The cleansing botanical is used widely in skincare, because it promotes healthy cells and kickstarts the regeneration process. Not only is geranium good for sluggish and congested skin but it also speeds up the healing of wounds, cuts, and even surgical incisions.

“Geranium provides an antibacterial cleanse, but it doesn’t strip or dry facial tissue,” says Amanda Sousa, marketing specialist for Farm- aesthetics. “Our Fine Herbal Cleanser combines it with lavender, and we’ve found that the two oils together are very purifying.” Farmaesthetics’s cleanser takes center stage in the Lavender Harvest Facial ($145, 60 minutes; $200, 90 minutes) at OH! Spa at Ocean House (Watch Hill, RI). The calming and hydrating treatment is healing for all skin types and includes a reparative exfoliant with sweet milk and lavender. “The overall result is a bright, dewy look with nourished skin that’s free of impurities,” says spa director Jana Powers.

One of only a handful of oils that can work in almost any blend, geranium mixes especially well with other plants or flowers like basil, jasmine, and rosemary. For a more energizing experience, it can be combined with citrus essential oils, such as grapefruit, lime, and neroli.

Because geranium may have an effect on hormonal secretions, it’s not recommended for use on pregnant women. But Kyra Johnson, spa director at Aviara Spa at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (Carlsbad, CA), does suggest geranium treatments to female clients who are in need of a mood boost. “It is especially good for hormonal changes attributed to PMS or menopause,” she says. “We use it to treat postnatal depression and even seasonal affective disorder.”

As winter fades and finally blossoms into spring, fragrant geranium is a revitalizing addition to spa menus and just what you need to welcome a fresh start to the season.—Katarina Kovacevic