Sunday, May 30, 2010

Father's Day Spa Ideas

Father's day is around the corner and it's time to start thinking about gift ideas for dad. Don't you think you've given him enough golf balls and ties? What dad secretly wants is a day at the spa... A manly day at the spa, of course!

We have fabulous packages for the man in your life (your husband would love a surprise on Father's day!):

~ The Executive Gentlemen's Retreat: The 2.5 hours of sheer bliss begins with a quick manicure to get those working hands in check, a back and scalp massage with aromatic sea salt and a 15 minute aromatherapy steam shower to release tense muscles. Finish with a personalized fitness facial, because men want to have perfect skin too! $229

~ Neck and Shoulder Release Treatment: This relaxing hour of pampering starts with hot herbal packs to loosen tense muscles then moves into a massage to break up the tough knots. Layers of melted parafango (paraffin and Italian mud) enhance the effects of the oils. While you're relaxing enjoy a scalp and foot massage for total indulgence. $98

~ Romantic Retreat: Your husband is a hard-working dad, and you're a hard-working mom. Treat yourself while you treat him to a decadent day at the spa. This couples package begins with a private aromatherapy steam shower followed by a dry brush massage to invigorate and exfoliate the skin. Then enjoy a 30 minute massage in adjoining candlelit rooms. This package is complete with express pedicures and a special Skindulgence take home gift. He'll be hooked on Spaaaaah-ing! $299 a couple

Written by Paige Forgie

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tips for Smooth Skin

Getting smooth radiant skin can be hard to achieve but with our tips and a little effort you'll be soft and luminous in no time!
1) Smooth skin starts from the inside out. A majority of women are plagued by cellulite and as you age your skin loses elasticity. That's where Lipomassage comes in. Lipomassage is designed to tighten sagging skin, reduce cellulite, release water retention and jump start lymphatic drainage and your circulatory system. To learn more about how Lipomassage can give you a slimmer, smoother body click here.

2) We've said it before and we'll say it again: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Exfoliation is the key to smooth skin. It removes dead skin cells and flakiness while creating an even canvas for self-tanners (click
here for our self tanner application tips). By removing all that dead skin you are removing a barrier between your fresh skin and whatever products you're applying to it. This maximizes the benefits of the active ingredients in your products so you get more bang for your buck.

3) Shaving is so passe -- waxing is where it's at. Waxing not only lasts longer than shaving, but when the hair grows in it isn't stubbly and hard because the hair has been pulled from the root. It also acts as an exfoliant because the warm wax grabs onto dead skin cells. For more tips on waxing click here.

4) The words 'Body Oil' bring up images of women sunbathing slathered in baby oil. GM Collin has reinvented our concepts of Body Oil with their fabulous Treating Oil. It enhances the skins elasticity and firmness while hydrating. Plus it's quick absorption leaves your skin looking dewy and feeling soft (not greasy or slimy like other oil-based products).

By diligently exfoliating and keeping the skin hydrated you can easily achieve and maintain beautiful, radiant skin!

Written by Paige Forgie

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Don't Forget to Enter our Facebook Contest!

Would you like to win a certificate or products from Skindulgence? Well it's really easy... All you need to do is post a comment on our facebook wall and TWO lucky winners will get either a $25 Certificate towards any 1 hour spa service of their choice or a duo of Vitamin C Serum from GM Collin valued at $49.95! Contest deadline is Sunday May 30th, Winners will be announced on our Facebook page. Good luck ~ only one comment allowed per client for contest (but feel free to comment more!) See our page here!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


GM Collin is proud to unveil PhytoWhite Dark Spot Serum & Cream, two highly effective, safe, and specially targeted products designed to even out skin tone irregularities and correct pigmentation distribution in the epidermis.

Of course, Gm Collin uses their high-quality standard and rigorous testing procedures to make sure that their products are safe for skin and tolerated by most skin types.

PhytoWhite helps control the overproduction of melanin and lipofuscin, which are two skin pigments that are formed by UV rays. PhytoWhite intervenes with the melanogenesis to stop and prevent melanin formation. It also accelerates the degradation of lipofuscin by cleaning and recycling cells (called proteasomes) to help detoxify and improve skin cell functioning.

The PhytoWhite Serum is a spot treatment that has a triple-action formula that lightens, exfoliates and protects the skin from the telltale signs of aging and helps prevent further damage with a unique blend of antioxidants including turmeric, emblica and achromaxyl. It is hydroquinone free.

The PhytoWhite cream is also formulated with natural antioxidants and botanical extracts that helps hydrate, nourish and illuminate the skin by preventing and reducing dark spots. Active ingredient include Oligopeptide-34, Sulforawhite, Niacinamide and a complex of Pichia and Resveratrol Extract.

If your skin has dark spots or an irregular tone (be it from tanning, acne or other environmental stressors) give GM Collin a try. Find out what so many of our clients already know: GM Collin works. Period.


Information by GM Collin

Friday, May 21, 2010

Victoria Long Weekend

Just a heads up... We'll be closed tomorrow (May 23rd) and Monday (May 24th) for the Victoria long weekend. Enjoy the sunshine with your families!

What is Hyper Pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin disorder resulting in dark spots or patches on the face or body that can affect all skin tones and colors. Although these dark spots do not usually pose a health risk, they can add up to 10 years onto the perceived age of an individual.

The most common cause of dark spots is excess sun exposure. Melasma and chloasma are pigmentation disorders most prominent in women experiencing hormonal changes or during pregnancy. Illness, medication, inflammation and skin injuries including acne can also cause differing degrees of excess pigmentation.

What can you do about it?
GM Collin has formulated PhytoWhite Dark Spot Serum & Cream, two highly effective treatments for hyperpigmentation. Stay tuned for our next post to find out more about this amazing new product.


Information by GM Collin

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Treat your skin to a Hydrating Body Wrap!

Shed your Winter skin with our super hydrating body wrap using the "Beauty Through Balance" by Ancient Secrets, age effective body care products! Start with an invigorating Dry Brush Exfoliating Massage, then we apply a combination of Seaweed Mineral Body Mask (for detoxifying and firming the skin) and the Hydra-Oxi Gel Mask (for repair and hydration) & leave you to snooze... After being cocooned for 20 Minutes, you will rinse off and then we will finish off with a brisk massage application of Body Butter and Vitamin C Spray.
Your skin is now butter soft and ready for summer!

Specially priced at $93
Regular Price:$125
Save Over 25%!

Sunday, May 16, 2010 Reviews GM Collin Lip Plumper!

We at Skindulgence have always raved about the GM Collin Lip Plumper so we weren't surprised when Veronica Sooley, designer/photo editor of, gave our favourite lip plumper the thumbs up!

Key Ingredients Hyaluronic acid, atelocollagen, palmitoyl oligopeptide

Results “One application resulted in visibly smoother, fuller lips with only a slight tingling sensation. The hydrating, clear formula had a light citrus scent with a silky, not sticky, finish.”—Veronica Sooley, designer/photo editor

Price $32

Friday, May 14, 2010

FREE Lipomassage Trial!

Are you ready for the beach? The experts at Skindulgence can help... Try this amazing detoxifying and toning machine to address cellulite & skin texture...we know you will love the way it makes you feel, so we are giving you a chance to try it absolutely FREE! (15mins session)

Limit 5 clients per week, missed clients will be put on a priority list for the following week. First time clients only.

Our Price: FREE!!
Est. Price: $65

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tips to Every Day Calm: Changing your Attitude

We all lose our cool at some point. Be it from a lousy day at work or an irritating hang nail sometimes it's hard to not sweat the small stuff. Of course, a big part of how you feel is your own attitude which, luckily, you have some control over.

Occasionally it's as simple as telling yourself to get over it -- That car that cut you off doesn't care that you're cursing it's license plate and getting angry about it is just working you up more than if you took a deep breath and concentrated on your own driving instead. When you find yourself in a crabby mood over something petty just be happy! It sounds simple but tell yourself that it's not a big deal and command yourself to smile and even laugh. As cheesy as it sounds, sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.

Remember when you were a kid and your parents sent you to your room or for a time out? They had the right idea then and they still do now. If you're in a stressful situation or are feeling frustrated the best thing to do is to just walk away from the problem for a few minutes and take a few deep breaths. You'll be able to re-attack your problem with a fresh mind and a renewed sense of calm.

Seriously, don't sweat the small stuff.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Clinical Facial Treatment by GM Collin

As you know from previous posts we brought in GM Collin's newest line, Bio Organique a few months ago. We just got in the new Bio Organique Clinical Facial and we could not be more excited. This fabulous facial works for all skin types and all skin conditions to hydrate the skin. This treatment is fabulous for dehydrated, dull, sensitive or rosacea-prone skin because it provides a calming effect.

It uses enriched organic rice meal to promote cell regeneration for an all-over brighter skin tone as well as alginate (a natural, hypoallergenic brown seaweed extract) that provides moisture and optimizes the penetration of active ingredients. To finish it uses beech tree bud to energize, revitalize and moisturize while stimulating the skin's natural defenses as well as radish root for purifying through it's natural antimicrobial properties.

Like all products in the Bio Organique line, this clinical treatment is 99% natural and certified organic. They are free of chemicals, petrochemicals and synthetic ingredients and are not tested on animals. Click here to read more about the Bio Organique line.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May We Suggest...

Don't know what to get your mom for Mother's Day this year? Why not become her favourite by getting her a fabulous spa experience? Check the post below for our selection of Mother's Day packages... If none of them suit your fancy you can always build your own package from our spa services and give your mother the special day she truly deserves.

We also carry a wide variety of gifts that would be the perfect cherry on top of a lovely present for mom such as beautiful pashminas, sparkling jewelry, bath soaps, make up, nail polish and more!

Friday, May 7, 2010

May Promotions

FREE "Rose" Lip Plumping Complex!
When you purchase $139
(pre-tax) worth of GM Collin Skincare!
Value $39.98!

$10 OFF GliSODin Skin Nutrients!

Due to low inventory in April we are extending our promotion for $10 OFF your first AND second boxes!
*first time clients only*
Up to $20 OFF!

FREE $25 Certificate OR GM Collin Vitamin C Serum Duo!
Post your thoughts about Skindulgence on our Facebook Wall and we will choose 2 lucky winners after the deadline (Sunday May 30th, 2010) to WIN a $25 Certificate towards any 1 Hour Spa Service or a Duo of GM Collin Direct Delivery Vitamin C Serum. One comment per client will be counted in contest but feel free to comment more!
Value up to $49.95!

Featured Services

FREE 15 Minute Lipomassage Trial!
Limit 5 clients per week, missed clients will be put on priority list for the following week.

One per client, first time clients only.

Eye Treatment for only $25!
When booking any Clinical Facial Treatment
Over 40% OFF!

Mother’s Day Packages

“Organic Mama” $264 / 2.5 Hours

Bio-Organique Clinical Facial and Organic Beauty Through Balance Hydrating Body wrap.

“Escape to the Tropics” $160 / 1.5 Hours

30 Minute Green Tea Exotic Mango Back & Scalp Massage, Customized Express Facial and an Exotic Mango Express Manicure.

“Glowing Skin” $194 / 1.5 Hours

Customized Express Facial with AgeLOC Galvanic Treatment for Face & Neck and an Express Pedicure.

Purchase a GC over $175(pre-tax) and receive your choice of a FREE Beautiful Pashmina Wrap (Pink or White) OR a set of 3 boxed GM Collin Organic soaps valued at $19!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Protect your Skin!

Here Comes the Sun!
May is Melanoma Month

Your skin is your body's largest organ and there are no refunds -- you live in it your whole life. You need to protect it both internally and externally. It is essential to apply sun protection everyday to avoid environmental damage.
A SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 is suitable for daily use but when you are spending many hours in the sun it is important to up the SPF to 30. One of the biggest misconceptions of using a SPF higher than 30 is that you will have higher or longer protection. In reality there is only a 2-3%difference in protection. You should re-apply every two hours (increase frequency if you're sweating, turning pink or swimming).
Skin cancer and blistering aside ~ sun damage is the #1 cause of premature aging, wrinkles and unsightly discoloured skin. This damage can lay dormant for 10-20 years... just in time for you to be worrying about "looking your age"! Put sun damage at bay with these tips from our resident Skin Expert Tazeem Jamal:

1. We're repeating ourselves because it's important: slather on the sunscreen and reapply frequently. If your in and out of the water or vigorously exercising then apply every 1-2 hours, otherwise at least every 2-3 hours. Remember according to the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) not using enough sunscreen and not reapplying it is almost as bad as not wearing it at all because the product starts to break down in the environment it creates more free radicals. People with lighter skin color have lower amounts of melanin which causes them to burn more easily... If you're alabaster, re-apply faster!

2. Use a broad spectrum sun product with a physical screen such as titanium & zinc oxide, because these will cause little or no irritation to the skin or eyes. Check out our extensive collection of sun-care products that contain the physical screens that are recommended by AAD, including our latest product, Tinted Mineral SPF 15, that contains Smart Colour Technology, to blend in with your skins natural pigment.Another added way to give the skin protection is mineral make up~ Check out our CRUSH make up line or come in for a complimentary application.

3. Choose your diet wisely, including supplements and increase your consumption of lycopene (tomatoes are a great source) and green tea. Antioxidants help fight off free radicals. GliSODin Skin Brightening Formula is very high in lycopene and helps addresses already existing skin pigmentation too! Check out our May promotion for up to $20 OFF!

4. Take extra precautions around water, snow and sand as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun a lot more and can increase the chances of burning. You can easily get burnt in overcast weather if you stay in the sun for too long

5. Avoid the tanning beds at all costs. We call them "glass coffins" as the UV radiation can damage the skin cells. These beds provide a false sense of protection - at least the sun provides vitamin D! If you really must use them before a vacation, then cover your face & wear a sunscreen on your skin BEFORE tanning.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Revitalash in Stock!

Thick, long lashes... Guaranteed or your money back!

We finally have inventory of this awesome product!
Introductory pricing $99

We at Skindulgence are proud to be one of the first spas in the Tri-Cities to carry Revitalash liquid conditioner. It's the easiest way to have lush lashes without having to glue them on! With this product when used daily for a 6-8 week period you will have fuller, longer, healthier lashes - guaranteed! No matter how brittle, short, thin or sparse your lashes may be, Revitalash can help.
The product was created by an Opthamologist, Dr. Michael Brinkenhoff, as a gift to his wife when she developed breast cancer. Cancer patients lose hair during radiation and chemotherapy treatments and not just on their head; they can also lose their eyelashes and even their eye brows. Dr. Brinkenhoff developed Revitalash so that she could regrow her beautiful lashes and to restore her confidence. To this end, the company made a commitment to support breast cancer research by donating a portion of all proceeds of the product sales.

Revitalash contains no parabens, hormones or salicylates like similar products on the market. just apply the product daily along the upper and lower lashlines. Consistency is key for optimum results. After you have reached the desired fullness you only need to apply the product once or twice a week. Each tube will last between 3-4 months. The company has also developed 2 other products: one for eyebrow hair, and one for thinning scalp hair (These 2 will be available at Skindulgence by special order only).

Our Spa Director, Tazeem has been test driving Revitalash (as we do with all of our new products). At first nothing seemed to be happening, but she diligently applied Revitalash daily. For four weeks nothing seemed to be happening but on week five she saw a miraculous change. Suddenly she had incredibly long, thick lashes. She applied the product to only one eye so that there would be a very visible difference between the two. With just one coat of Kiss Me Mascara Taz's eyelashes are beautifully feathered and thick. We will be posting before and after photos of this transformation on our Facebook page and blog soon!

So what do you have to lose? Try it for great results or your money back guaranteed.

Results may vary by individual

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day Specials!

“Organic Mama” $264 / 2.5 Hours
Bio-Organique Clinical Facial
Organic Beauty Through Balance Hydrating Body wrap ($125)

“Escape to the Tropics” $160 / 1.5 Hours
30 Minute Green Tea Exotic Mango Back & Scalp Massage
Express Customized Facial
Exotic Mango Express Manicure

“Glowing Skin” $194 / 1.5 Hours
Express Customized Facial
AgeLOC Galvanic Treatment for Face & Neck
Express Pedicure

We are also offering a free gift with purchase! Buy any gift certificate over $175 & receive your choice of either a beautiful pashmina wrap or a set of 3 boxed Organic soaps valued at $19.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Our May Promotions are going to be out soon!