Saturday, March 27, 2010

Environmental Protection

Keep your skin healthy in the sun with GM Collin and Yonka!

GM Collin
offers a variety of protection options to best suit your needs:
~ Mineral SunVeil SPF15: perfect for sheer sheer, everyday protection. Available in tinted.
~ SPF30 cream or spray: for high protection against UV rays at the beach. Non-greasy.
~ After-Sun Cream: to calm and soothe your skin after sun exposure.
~ Self-Tanning Milk: glowing, natural-looking tan with a non-sticky texture and no sun at all!

also has an extensive sun care line to keep your skin looking beautiful.
~ SPF6 Sun Tan Lotion (also available in tinted): which is recommended during brief sun exposure
~ SPF20 Sun Spray: For those who easily tan with moderate sun exposure
~ SPF25 Cream 410: for fair complexions (can also be used as a day cream!)
~ SPF40 Sun Cream for a water-resistant high protection formula.
~After-Sun Lotion: to prolong and improve your hard earned tan there is the Tan Prolonger and when the sun is not available there is the Self-Tanning Lotion.

Written by Andrea

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pamper Yourself

Spring poked it's head out for a bit but it seems like winter has returned to the Lower Mainland. On days like today when the rain is pouring and the sky is grey, sometimes it's best to admit defeat and treat yourself to a day of relaxation at home.
At Skindulgence we have everything you need to create tranquility in your home. From bath bombs to body lotion, we make at-home pampering a snap. Don't want to put in the leg work? What could be more divine than coming down for a day at the spa! Indulge in a decadent facial or melt with a body butter massage... At Skindulgence the choices are endless.

For baby soft skin why not try:
~ A fabulous body exfoliating treatment ($98) coupled with
~ A lavish hot stone massage ($98/45 min)

Give your feet a treat with:
~ An incredible hot stone foot treatment ($63/45 min) finished with
~ An express pedicure to finish your toes off! ($43)

Refresh your face by:
~ Beginning with a 15 minute aromatherapy steam shower ($19)
~ followed by a rejuvenating facial (prices vary)
~ complete your treatment with an invigorating lip and eye treatment ($70)

There are so many different treatments to mix and match that there is sure to be something to satisfy your needs. Call us today at 604.469.2688 to book now!

written by Paige Forgie

Monday, March 22, 2010

GliSODin: Celeb Favourite

GliSODin is a relatively new product that we are very excited to carry. However, we have to admit, we weren't the first ones to discover this fabulous skincare ingestible! Many supercelebrities use GliSODin to help detoxify, replenish and renew their skin. GliSODin users include:

Kristin Stewart
Drew Barrymore
Justin Long
Gwyneth Paltrow
Kate Walsh
Vanessa Minnillo
Kellie Pickler
Jessica Biel
Lady Gaga

That's quite the star-studded collection! Want to join the GliSODin crew? Come visit us at Skindulgence and find out what these celebrities already know!

Written by Paige and Rose

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pedicures: The Foot Fix

Spring is around the corner and soon all of the shoes that have been hibernating all winter will once again make an appearance. All of your adorable flip-flops and sandals, peep toe pumps and strappy heels are begging you to get a pedicure. Pamper your toes with a fabulous day at the spa! Why not:

-Indulge in one of Skindulgence's Signature Spa Pedicure? It includes:
~ A foot soak, a nail trim as well as a cuticle and callous removal. Followed by a peppermint scrub and an aromatherapy leg and foot massage. Top it all off with a perfect polish application and enjoy a bottle of our signature hand and body lotion to take home with you! Divine!

-But why not baby your feet? Slip into a pair of Free Toes, a brilliant idea by a young entrepreneur from White Rock. They're socks that have no toes so that you can still wear flip flops or sandals without your feet getting cold or mussing up your nail polish.

- Complete the pedicure package with a pair of Flojos, the most comfortable and stylish flipflop on the market. Not only will your feet like fabulous they'll keep your polish smudge free until they've totally dried.

- Don't forget to pick up a bottle of the nail polish you just had expertly applied to your toes so you can do touch-ups on any chipping.

At Skindulgence we believe in pampering yourself top to bottom and we allow you to do just that. Give your feet some love!

Written by Paige Forgie

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Top O' The Morning!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! While it may be customary to toast a pint (or two) of Guiness to dear Saint Patrick try not to overindulge. Alcohol dehydrates you, and your skin leading to puffy eyes, dark circles and dry, parched skin. Keep your water levels up by drinking a glass of water in between the harder beverages.

Most importantly, know your limit and plan for a safe ride home! Other than that, have a fun night with your friends!

Written by Paige Forgie

Monday, March 15, 2010

Donate to the Women's Shelter

I wrote about this recently, but I think it's such a wonderful idea it deserves it's own post. At Skindulgence we believe in giving back. We decided to combine our philanthropy with our passion: introducing clients to the fabulous skincare lines we carry, GM Collin and Yonka.

When you bring in any two (2) products from another skincare line that are at least half full, we will donate them on your behalf to the Women's Shelter. In return, you'll receive 10% off when you purchase up to two skincare products of your choice! Bring in three (3) or more products and receive 15% off when you purchase up to three skincare products.

Instead of throwing out that moisturizer that didn't hydrate your skin enough or that cleanser that just didn't do the trick, why not do something good for your community (and yourself)? Skindulgence and the Women's Shelter thank you for your generation donation and support.

Written by Paige Forgie

Friday, March 12, 2010

Galvanic Spa Treatment

At Skindulgence we have established ourselves as leaders in non-invasive age management solutions and we are always on the look out for new technology and products that will help you live well and age well!

The Galvanic Technology has been around for decades in the Spa industry, especially in Europe, but the machines were cumbersome to use. Luckily, with the new handheld device the power of Galvanic is easy to use and the results on the skin are dramatic! Skindulgence is proud to introduce The Galvanic Spa Treatment to our clients! You can do it as an add-on to super charge the results of your spa treatment or you can buy the machine and use it at home for progressive results! The Galvanic Spa Treatment does not replace your facials or daily skincare regimen, but was created to further enhance the penetration and effectiveness of your products and treatments by up to 70%!

So, how does it work? The patented hand held device uses low level galvanic (electric) current to transport key nutrients to the skin that dramatically smooth the wrinkles and lift the skin. It also improves the cleansing, hydration and circulation. The galvanic system only works with specially charged positive and negative products that were created to be used with the device. We will have the handheld device in the spa by the end of March so call to book your introductory offer today!

Seeing is believing. Our Spa Director, Tazeem Jamal, had half of her face treated last week and even though she has healthy skin she noticed a difference:
"I noticed that the smile lines around my mouth diminished and that my skin was less oily. Bonus! My coworker (who knew nothing about the Galvanic treatment) noticed my skin looked brighter. I am really looking forward to using the machine at home."

As an add-on to a clinical facial it will be offered at:
$49 (reg $59) for the face only
$69 (reg $ 79) for face and neck
$79 (reg $99) for face, neck and back of hands

We are certain you will be thrilled with the results! Try it today and see the amazing results for yourself!

Call us to book your appointment 604.469.2688 or to find out more information.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Shed Your Winter Skin

As Spring approaches and the heavy winter layers give way to pretty dresses, it is the perfect time to shed itchy, dry skin. Come in for a body exfoliation treatment to slough away dead skin and leave you feeling silky smooth! You can choose from a variety of scents like Exotic Mango, Mojito or Organic Green Tea Sea Salt. GM Collin also offers an amazing, organic, body care line to follow up and maintain at home. Clinically proven and working deep in the skin, there is an exfoliating gel, body oil, hydrating cream, lipofitness serum and firming cream. This product line is all organic, anti-aging, clinically proven, paraben free, alcohol free, fragrance free and will leave your skin asking for more!

We have also stocked up on our classic Flojos, There will be a new style to come later in the Spring! If you haven't tried these awesome flip-flops, come in and try a pair. Our clients rave about how great they are and you will love them too!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Vitamin C and Antioxidants Fast Facts

Have you had your daily dose of Vitamin C today? Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that our bodies don't produce on its own so we all need to supplement it internally. Externally for our skin, GM Collin has created the Sea "C" Spa Clinical Facial Treatment. This decadent facial helps to brighten and clarify the skin while reducing fine lines and externally hydrating and brightening. Vitamin C internally and externally is a great antioxidant that cleanses toxins from the cells/skin to promote healthy cell renewal to "beautify" the skin.

Antioxidants come in 2 varieties: primary and secondary. Most of us think of an antioxidant as an antioxidant, but there is a huge difference between them. A secondary antioxidant removes a free radical and is used up in the process. A primary antioxidant is not used up in the reaction to remove free radicals and can remove millions more than a secondary antioxidant! SOD is a primary antioxidant that can be found in the GliSODin Skin Nutrients products that are new to Skindulgence! These internal supplements melt the years off your face and make you feel fantastic thanks to the many proven health benefits. Each formula has 500mg of SOD (Their patented super-antioxidant!) and is catered to your skins different needs. Prevention is the key and is less expensive then surgery. Don't hesitate to take advantage of our current promotions on both the Vitamin C and the GliSODin.


Friday, March 5, 2010

March Promotions

2 FREE Vials of Direct Delivery Vitamin C Serum
When pre-paying for 2 Vitamin C Facials
Value $50!

$10 OFF!
When you try any "new to you" service (Minimum 1 hour)

$10 OFF!
When you purchase your first & second GliSODin products!Up to $20 OFF!

Trade in, Trade up!
When you bring in any 2 products from another skincare line that are at least half full , we will donate them on your behalf to the Womens Shelter, you will receive 10% OFF when you purchase up to two skincare products of your choice! Bring in 3 or more products and receive 15% OFF when you purchase up to three skincare products of your choice!
Up to 15% OFF!

*All promotions not valid with gift certificates or other promotions. While quantities last.*

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GliSODin Promotion!

When you purchase a box of GliSODin Skin Nutrients in the month of March receive $10 off your first box AND receive a certificate for $10 off your next GliSODin purchase! Get a jumpstart on your detox or finally get that extra oomph for brighter skin and a better life.


Monday, March 1, 2010

What is a Free Radical?

To begin we need to understand that the body is made up of many cells, that are made up of molecules, that are made up of atoms. Within these atoms are protons that lie within the nucleus of the atom and electrons that lie within the inner and outer shell. In a normal, stable atom the protons and electrons are of equal number. Atoms tend to look for this equilibrium by joining up with other atoms. However, when two weak atoms join and then split they can be left with an odd number of electrons making for a very unstable atom. The unstable atom then attacks the nearest stable atom and "steals" an electron leaving the previously stable on the hunt for another electron. This creates a change reaction that results in a disruption of the living cell. Note that sometimes the body creates free radicals to neutralize viruses and bacteria which is great, but when they get out of hand that's when they start damaging your body.

Free radicals cause cancer and heart disease and slowly destroy you from the inside out. The best way to combat them is by loading up on antioxidants. Plenty of foods contain antioxidants such as berries,broccoli, tomatoes, red grapes, garlic, spinach, tea (both black and green work), carrots and soy.

However sometimes it can be hard to get all of these food into your diet. There are products on the market that tout incredible antioxidant abilities but many don't hold up to their claims. GliSODin Skin Nutrients has had tremendous results both on a global scale and right here in the spa (our personal Skindulgence reviews of the GliSODin products will be presented on the GliSODin webpage shortly!). Click here to read the GliSODin fast facts or visit the GliSODin Skin Nutrients website here for more details.

Written by Paige Forgie