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    30030_eau-micellaire_retail_0-362x362YonKa Skincare Brand, long-recognized as a pioneer in aromatherapy and skincare since 1954, has introduced its newest addition to its critically-acclaimed line of products with YonKa Eau Micellaire.

    Joining the ever-growing field of micellar waters used for non-rinse, soap-free skin-cleansing, YonKa’s Eau Micellaire integrates the brand’s YonKa Quintessence Formula to elevate micellar water to a new level. Micellar waters first gained recognition in Paris as the population sought to address the negative effects of the city’s infamously hard water on individuals’ skin. Using microscopic micelle particles (molecules made of fatty-acid esters) , micellar waters draw out impurities, makeup and sebum from the skin.

    Frequently used by makeup artists and models for their convenience and efficiency, micellar waters are applied with a cotton ball or pad and naturally break down dirt, makeup and oil gently, including stubborn waterproof mascara.

    YonKa Skincare brand incorporates its Quintessence proprietary blend with micellar water, Sea Lavender, Bergamot and mint essential oils to offer cleansing that leaves skin free of pore-clogging impurities and feeling invigorated.

    Quintessence combines five essential oils (Cypress from Provence, Geranium from Egypt, Lavender from Haute Provence, Rosemary from Morocco and Thyme from Spain) and is considered to be the DNA of the YonKa Skincare Brand. Quintessence increases the effectiveness of the ingredients it is combined with, while offering a pleasing, energizing olfactory experience.

    Sea Lavender infuses the skin with antioxidants and protects skin tissue from free radical damage and overall aging. Rose and Chamomile essential oils soothe the skin, calming irritation and inflammation. Eau Micellaire water is gentle enough to use on all skin types and is especially calming for rosacea and acneic skin conditions. YonKa’s Eau Micellaire offers balancing and toning abilities and lays the foundation for the application of YonKa lotions and serums, each specifically designed for individual skin types and needs.

    YonKa’s Eau Micellaire can be using morning and evening, applied with a cotton ball or pad and re-applied until cotton is completely clean.

    Treat your skin with proper makeup removal, gentle cleansing and invigoration with Eau Micellaire. Skin Trends Expert Service Estheticians are available to assist with information, proper protocols and recommendations on YonKa Skincare Products to specifically address your personalized needs.

  • New Year New Products

    unnamedEach New Year is a time of renewal, re-birth and rejuvenation.

    Here at SkinTrends, one of the most exciting things about welcoming in the New Year is discovering new trends, exciting skincare products, innovative skincare technology and incredible cosmetics that will unveil themselves in 2015. Before we jump ahead, we’d like to remind you of some amazing products that were launched in 2014 and left quite an impression on us.

    PCA Skin introduced two revolutionary products in the latter part of 2014 that truly impressed us. Ideal Complex: Revitalizing Eye Gel and PCA Skin Ideal Complex Restorative Eye Cream have received well-deserved recognition in the few months since their release. Ideal Complex Cream and Gel are light-textured, anti-aging eye formulas that are quickly absorbed around delicate eye tissue. The intensive, rejuvenating eye cream and gel address wrinkles and fine lines by firming and tightening the skin. Formulated with orange stem cells, growth factors and innovative peptides, the hypoallergenic cream and gel diminish fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation while presenting a renewed eye contour. Gentle enough to apply to the eyelid, PCA Ideal Complex provides firmness and elasticity with results immediately visible. PCA Ideal Complex Cream and Gel reduce and prevent the signs of premature aging while leaving skin refreshed and rejuvenated.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare has announced two new products for 2015 that are receiving well-deserved recognition. Rhonda Allison Sheer Tint Finisher, an antioxidant-rich cream that protects and prevents trans-epidermal water loss, keeps the skin incredibly hydrated. Natural minerals in the sheer formulation provide a smooth skin texture and a radiant glow. Skin is protected from UV damage with reflecting Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Wear under make up for a flawless finish or apply over moisturizers for an added layer of moisture.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare is also introducing the Minus 10 Anti-Aging Treatment System. A complete skincare regimen designed for morning and evening applications, the Minus 10 Anti-Aging Treatment System systematically addresses and reverses signs of aging. An advanced system with nourishment, correction and protection, Minus 10 Anti-Aging Treatment System provides a comprehensive skincare treatment for all skin types.

    Image Skincare and Yon Ka Skincare have some fabulous news to share about product launches in the Spring and Summer that SkinTrends looks forward to presenting to you. 2015 promises to be exciting in the world of skincare. Follow SkinTrends for new product releases, stimulating information and continuous, updated resources available on our website. SkinTrends will continue to update and add services on our spa menu as we embrace the ever-growing resources in skincare. Expert Estheticians are available via chat and phone to assist in consultation and questions regarding your skincare needs.

    From all of us at SkinTrends, we wish you a New Year filled with the joy of family, friends, laughter and rejuvenated, healthy, glowing skin! Happy New Year!

  • Why should you buy a CLARISONIC MIA 3 Facial Cleansing Brush?

    Aria_Front_1000x1000_BlackInnovative and technologically advanced Clarisonic has improved the technology in their top of the line Mia Facial Brush. Formerly known as the Clarisonic Aria, the new improved facial cleansing device is the Mia 3. The Mia line is comprised of three different devices. All of the models utilize sonic technology, but features and benefits are upgraded as you move up the line. The original Mia or Mia 1 has one universal cleansing speed and it’s exclusively recommended for normal to combination skin types. The Mia 2 has two speed settings, universal and delicate, allowing gentle cleansing application for sensitive skin types. The Mia 3 is equipped with 3 different speeds, universal for normal/combination skin,  gentle for sensitive conditions and a turbo for users that desire a deeper, more powerful cleansing action. The Mia 3 offers technology, features and usability benefits that make it worth the extra cost.

     The Mia 3 gives users a cleansing experience like no other face brush. Sonic frequencies stimulate face and follicles, while polished brush bristles aide in the removal of dirt, oil and cosmetics build up. It’s an incredible 6 times more efficient than manual cleansing alone! Whether you take advantage of the Mia’s deep cleansing action or even if you’re addressing fragile skin conditions with a more delicate cleansing action, the Mia 3 is perfect for any job. It’s great for all skin types and people of all ages. An array of interchangeable brush heads designed for specific skin types allows for tremendous user and application flexibility. So, everyone can get the ultimate in customized cleansing.

     Technology really makes the Mia 3 a stand out product. The facial brush comes with adjustable timer that indicates with a soft beep, when to change cleansing positions on specific areas of the face. It has a battery indicator and it comes with a USB-enabled p-link charger for charging flexibility on the go.

     To make the product even more interesting, it comes in a unique variety of fun colors, in addition to the classic choices of black and pink. It’s waterproof, so it can be used in the shower and it comes with a stand and advanced charger, so charging is quick and display/drying of your Mia 3 is effortless. It’s proudly made in the USA and it comes with an unusually long 3 year warranty….Must be because its made so well.

     You can find the Clarisonic Mia 3, in addition to the whole Clarisonic line of facial devices, skincare products and accessories at Skin Trends. Buying from an Authorized Store like Skin Trends ensures product originality, product freshness and great prices to boot! So, check out our Clarisonic brand page or give us a call today. Our Expert Service Estheticians will give you the knowledge/support you need to choose the right skincare products and the recommended cleansing device for your unique needs.


    unnamed[comfort zone]’s Skin Regimen is an advanced skin care line which focuses on deactivating aging and activating longevity. [comfort zone] relied on its multi-disciplinary team of scientists, doctors, anti-aging and nutritional experts to create a program that addresses the four primary causes of aging: inflammation, glycation, oxidation and methylation. Each product in Skin Regimen provides innovative and functional ingredients with productive results. The Skin Regimen line consists of restructuring nutricosmetic ingredients (nutritional supplements which purport to support the function and the structure of the skin) to revive depleted skin as it provides protection.

    [comfort zone]’s Skin Regimen is based on an integrated philosophy of inner and outer beauty. Built on the foundation that beautiful skin starts from within, Skin Regimen supports a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition. Each product in the Skin Regimen skin care line offers specific functionality to fight off free radicals that can damage cells, address cellular aging, increase the longevity of skin and increase collagen synthesis.

    The regimen for Skin Regimen is based on nourishment of the skin. As with any skin care regimen, the first step in any anti-aging treatment and overall skin care is cleansing. Skin Regimen's Duo Cleanser is a pairing of the brand’s Longevity Complex™ (maqui, spinach, chia and carnosine) with Distilled Orange Water, which helps restore skin’s mineral content – essential micronutrients for cell viability. This combination cleanses, tones and soothes the skin.

    A series of Skin Regimen’s serums and creams are recommended for morning and evening application and come in formulations for dry and oily skin types and address all levels of anti-aging. Infused with Peptides (chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin), Skin Regimen’s formulations can literally turn back the hands of time.

    Skin Regimen Pro Booster Serums come in a Hydra and a Juvenate complex. Skin Regimen Hydra-Pro Booster immediately plumps the skin with Hyaluronic Acid while providing intense hydration for dehydrated skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are plumped up and lax skin is more firm. Skin Regimen’s natural ingredients in its Longevity Complex ™ protect the skin from harmful elements that can accelerate aging.

    Skin Regimen Juvenate-Pro Booster is a wrinkle-smoothing serum with powerful action to hydrate and address aging skin. Combined with Skin Regimen’s Longevity Complex™, Retinol stimulates cellular turnover and decreases the appearance of wrinkles, skin spots and imperfections. Maslinic Acid (a molecule extracted from the olive tree, with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties) stimulates the production of collagen. Skin Regimen’s Juvenate-Pro Booster is an intensive skin corrector and refining serum that provides smooth and evenly toned skin.

    Skin Regimen Hydra-Pro Cream Gel is specific to biologically-younger skin types to address and prevent aging. Hydra-Pro Cream’s rich moisturizing complex of Peptides (specifically PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5) keeps the skin tissue fortified as it provides collagen protection by preventing harsh elements, along with the aging process from breaking it down.

    Juvenate-Pro Rich Cream is a soothing moisturizer that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles with its intensive Peptide complex. Designed for biologically-mature skin, Juvenate-Pro Rich Cream, with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, stimulates the production of collagen and protects existing collagen while helping reverse the signs of aging. Skin complexion and texture are more radiant and extremely dry skin is nourished and conditioned. Juvenate –Pro Rich Cream is a perfect moisturizer for dry, cold climates.

    Skin Regimen Night Renewer, an intensive peeling gel mask, purifies and oxygenates cells to increase cellular turnover. Infused with Gluconolactone, Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid, Night Renewer activates cell turnover for brighter, fresher, smoother facial skin. TROPAEOLUM EXTRACT stimulates the delivery of oxygen between cells, improving tissue oxygenation and providing a more even and brighter skin tone. This twice-a-week mask treatment sloughs away dead surface cells to reveal a more radiant, overall complexion. Skin Regimen Night Renewer makes a great mini-facial and provides a better penetration of Skin Regimen products for immediate results in the treatment of anti-aging.

    [comfort zone]’s Skin Regimen line did not forget about eyes and lips.

    Juvenate Eye Balm restores elasticity to the eye area while firming and toning sagging skin. By increasing circulation for drainage around the eye area, Juvenate Eye Balm tackles undereye issues like puffiness and dark circles. Juvenate Eye Balm combines Skin Regimen’s Longevity Complex™ with two plant extracts (Albizia Julibrissin and Siegisbeckia Orientalis) and Caffeine to fade dark circles and defy the actions of oxidation, glycation, methylation and inflammation – skin’s four detractors. Juvenate Eye Balm revitalizes eye contour, encouraging a youthful aspect.

    Juvenate Lip Balm not only heals and soothes dry, chapped lips, but smoothes fine lines and wrinkles around the contours of the lips. Hyaluroic acid plumps lips while working synergistically with Chia Seed Oil to regenerate lips’ sensitive skin. Chia Seed Oil, with its high Omega-3 content, provides anti-inflammatory protection to deter aging of the lips. Juvenate Lip Balm works as both a moisturizer and anti-aging treatment to restore lips to a healthy condition.

     [comfort zone]’s Skin Regimen product line biologically transforms the skin with a renewed health and balance. Skin Regimen’s extensive product line is proudly sold at Skin Trends. Expert Service Estheticians are educated to assist with any questions on this incredible skin care line.

  • Halloween and Skincare: Avoid Scary Skin

    iStock_000017149985SmallDon't scare your skin this Halloween! This is no time to skimp on skincare. In fact, Halloween, with its dress-up costumes and layers of thick, pore-clogging makeup, should be a time to take advantage of the incredible benefits of a daily skin regimen. Suffocating, compromised skin deserves a little more TLC than usual and can benefit from a wide range of Skin Trends’ products.

    Whether dressing up as a pretty princess or a ghoulish fiend, layers of makeup and face paint are an integral part of the costume process. Most makeup and face paint contain ingredients that can clog pores, often denying them oxygen. It's best to be product-wise and pick makeup and face paint that is hypoallergenic. Some facepaint is difficult to remove due to the heaviness of the creams and extra pigments. When applying extra features, such as fake eyelashes or gluing accessories to the skin, it is important to take measures to protect the skin’s dermis. Proper cleansing and moisturizing, before and after, will keep skin balanced and hydrated.

    A few tips and tricks along the way will help with achieving that spooky look, without frightening your skin into a full-blown freak out. Here are some great products that can help with application of your Halloween extras, as well as helping you achieve overall skin health.

    YoungBlood Mineral Primer: Before applying all those layers of makeup and face paint, a face primer will help to preserve the products’ rich colors and provide a smooth skin surface for application. With long-hour wear, YoungBlood Mineral Primer infuses the skin with vitamins and nutrients, keeping your skin refreshed all Halloween night!

    Epicuren Discovery Crystal Clear Eye Make Up Remover: Fragrance-free and super gentle on the skin, it is very effective at removing waterproof mascara and can help loosen the glue that is applied to attach fake eyelashes. This vitamin-enhanced formulation protects the delicate skin tissue around the eyes and conditions eyelashes, keeping them soft. Use Epicuren Discovery Crystal Clear Eye Make Up Remover in the first process of removing makeup. Follow with a cleanser for a more thorough and deep cleanse.

    YonKa Gel Nettoyant Cleanser and Image Skincare The Max Facial Cleanser: YonKa Gel Nettoyant Cleanser is a soft, purifying gel cleanser infused with essential oils that softens the skin as it gently removes impurities. The soft-foaming cleanser effectively removes buildup and makeup while leaving the skin exceptionally clean and soft. Keeps the skin balanced and refreshingly rejuvenated.

    Image Skincare The Max Facial Cleanser: A foaming gel cleanser that removes dirt, oil and makeup without stripping the skin. Plant stem cells and antioxidants infuse the skin with protecting attributes and leave skin silky-soft.

    Clarisonic Smart Profile: Manual cleansing alone doesn't remove all the buildup from dirt, oil and makeup. Utilizing the sonic cleansing system from the Smart Profile will effectively polish the skin to a deep clean without stripping it down. The technology behind the Smart Profile makes it an effective tool for deep-cleansing and comes with a body brush, which can help remove Halloween makeup that has been applied to the body. The Smart Profile comes with a Turbo Button for more-accelerated cleansing.

    So don't freak out your skin this Halloween! Leave the scary stuff to your costume! Expert Service Estheticians are available at SkinTrends to assist in skin care regimens and product information, enabling you to find the right protocol for you skin. Don't trick your skin. Give your skin a treat that will leave it radiant and glowing!

  • Fall Blog: Pumpkin and Spice Skincare

    PumpkinsAutumn time: The leaves change to a beautiful rustic color, while the weather cools down. It’s the time of pumpkin everything, even in skincare. Seasonal change is a great time to revamp your skincare regimen. Switching to products that will provide added hydration and some necessary exfoliation is a must. Removing built up dead surface cells reveals, healthier more radiant skin. It’s perfect way to prepare your skin for the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Believe it or not, many of the ingredients included in a list of great products for a fall time skincare regimen are also in your Thanksgiving Day meal. These effective ingredients include, pumpkin, apple, cranberry and even various seasonal spices.

    So, what’s so special about pumpkin? Well, other than the obvious food popularity it has for the season, pumpkin provides some incredible benefits as an ingredient in skincare products. Pumpkin has a natural enzymatic effect on the skin. Pumpkin enzymes slowly eat away the layers of dead surface cells, allowing skin to become more even toned. As dry skin is removed, other topical skin care products are able to penetrate more efficiently and effectively. Pumpkin, in oil form, is high in Vitamin E, Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These acids restore hydration to the skin, balancing it with improved moisture retention. This makes it perfect for treating dry skin conditions, right before those harsh, dry winter months. With the right pumpkin based products, skin can be properly prepared and richly nourished.

    Another great attribute of pumpkin in skincare is it's Beta Carotene. (Vitamin A) Beta Carotene is a potent antioxidant and essential vitamin for excellent overall skin health. It’s especially needed, when targeting aging related issues. Beta Carotene illuminates the skin by infusing it with healthy nutrients, which bring about improved skin texture and smoothness.

    Apple and Cranberry ingredients are also beneficial for skincare, particularly for dry skin. These natural ingredients aid in exfoliation, while adding needed hydration for the skin. Cranberry is a natural enzymatic ingredient that can gently slough away dead skin cells. Apple contains Malic Acid, an Alpha Beta Hydroxy Acid that also encourages skin cell turnover rate. Cranberry and Apple ingredients (other than the seasonal and alluring scents) provide the acidic elements needed for natural products to encourage smoother, softer, more radiant skin.

    Another great seasonal favorite is the invigorating spice of Cinnamon. Believe it or not, Cinnamon also has incredible skin improving attributes. Cinnamon increases micro-circulation. This process increases the blood flow in the skin, allowing for it to become more oxygenated. Cinnamon is commonly used in lip plumping formulations, due to it's ability to cause swelling in the skin. It can instantly plump skin tissue, which in turn smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. Cinnamon also can have a role in improved hydration for dry skin. That’s why Cinnamon is mostly found in exfoliants and toners.

    Here are some great Skin Trends products that include these seasonal favorite ingredients. More importantly, these wonderful skincare products can significantly improve the overall health of your skin:

    Epicuren Discovery Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel: An exfoliating face treatment that gently increases cellular turnover rate. It contains Pumpkin, Apple and Cinnamon, which provide the critical skin improving benefits of moisture and a more even skin tone.

    Osmosis Skincare Polish: An exfoliating mask treatment that contains Cranberry. This product can be used as a mask or as a manual exfoliation treatment to remove the buildup of dead skin cells and to illuminate dull skin.

    PCA Skin Nutrient Toner: A nurturing facial toner that not only restores balance to the skin, but it also shrinks pores and controls oil production. Improved circulation is encouraged, so skin has increased vitality. It comes with the alluring, enticing spice of Cinnamon.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare Pumpkin E Serum: A fantastic oil blend of Pumpkin Seed Oil and Cinnamon. This powerful product infuses the skin with essential hydration, soothing irritated skin conditions, such as dry and flaking skin.

    Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Skincare Products: A complete line dedicated to Pumpkin. The Pumpkin Cleanser deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates. It’s been called a “pumpkin latte” for the skin. The Pumpkin Rinse soothes and heals, as it restores moisture and balance to the skin. The Pumpkin Parfait Mask is the “pumpkin pie” of skin care. The rich texture and seasonal scent encourages the skin to have a more radiant glow, as it is gently exfoliated.

    So, treat your skin this year with wonderful, seasonal favorites. As you decorate your home and cook with these indulgent ingredients, remember that they have fantastic benefits for the skin, too! These products are available at Our Expert Service Estheticians can help with any skin care needs or recommendations.

  • National Mud Pack Day September 30

    GRAND CLASSIQUE (BD)Cleopatra loved them! The Egyptian queen (69 B.C.-30 B.C.) of Macedonian Greek descent, was well-known for her fondness of facial masks.

    From her egg-white masks to her ritual of black mud masks derived from the Dead Sea, Cleopatra relied on various masks to make her skin smooth, soft and younger-looking.

    To commemorate National Mud Pack Day (September 30), Skin Trends will share a little information, product suggestions and a few fun anecdotes about the essence of facial masks - specifically mud and clay.

    With the first documented mud pack application in Mesopotamia, early Greeks and Romans considered medicinal mud, often a mixture of sand, clay, silk and/or mud, to be a remedy for curing wounds. Mud baths, in particular, were thought to relax muscles, soothe body aches, improve circulation and tone th skin.

    Overall, the use of mud is considered to be mankind’s first attempt to cure disease.

    Our skin cells are replenishing themselves continuously. Many issues, including environmental and dietary factors, slow down this renewal sequence. Dead skin cells that have absorbed pore-clogging smog can remain too long, allowing toxins to enter directly into our bloodstream and inflammation to occur. Issues ranging from acneic conditions to dullness, dryness and premature wrinkling can occur. Regular facials inspire our physiological systems to function more efficiently, thereby stimulating the regeneration process.

    One primary return realized from facial sessions is a release of toxic waste buildup in the lymphatic system through the lymph nodes that are situated around the face and neck. The lymphatic system, which plays the principle role in our immune system and in skin conditions, does not have its own transportation method and must depend upon other body functions to eliminate disease-causing waste.

    Properly applied facial techniques help move waste to the lymph nodes for processing and elimination. What results is a rejuvenation of the metabolic process of skin cell turnover- a jumpstart. Benefits can include a decrease in inflammation, increased collagen production, a glowing, revitalized appearance and an improvement in overall body condition. Recipients emerge with a revitalized skin that occurred internally, stimulated by external facial manipulations. Masks, whether mud, clay or from other sources, are the icing on the cake for skin rejuvenation.

    Mud therapy or Pelotherapy uses natural clay or mud from the earth for overall body therapeutic purposes. Basically, when activated with moisture, clay and mud have a unique drawing capacity that provides detoxifying benefits. Basically, mud and clay act like sponges, absorbing all that is unacceptable to the health of one’s skin.

    Today, mud and clays are used extensively in spa clinics worldwide to address conditions including arthritis, joint problems and skins issues. Mud baths are believed to open metabolic pathways, boost cell oxygenation and improve waste elimination.. It's a tradition practiced in Japan, California, Europe, and New Zealand, basically, wherever both hot springs and volcanic ash appear.

    Absorbed into the skin very readily, mud and clay contain amino acids, bio-minerals, vitamins and plant hormones.

    Most revered is mud from the Dead Sea. Considered to contain the perfect combination of pure minerals directly from the depths of the ocean, Dead Sea mud contains calcium, iodine, magnesium, potassium and sodium. The combination works together to revitalize and restore healthy skin cells while removing toxins.

    Two of the basic mineral components of mud and clay masks are bentonite and kaolin.

    Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite, is a naturally occurring material that is composed predominantly of the clay mineral smectite. It is formed by the alteration of volcanic ash in marine environments and occurs as layers sandwiched between other types of rocks. Considered to be one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. Bentonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and in skin care recipes.

    Bentonite is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products and is often found in many facial masks. It has an alkalizing effect on the body and when taken correctly, it can help balance gut bacteria.

    The name comes from the largest known deposit of Bentonite Clay located in Fort Benton, Wyoming.

    A unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated, bentonite clay’s electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.

    Kaolin is a soft white mineral found naturally in the form of a fine clay. Originally harvested from China’s Gaoling mountains, kaolin is often referred to as “China Clay.” Likke bentonite, kaolin is very absorbent and can pull oils and dirt out of the skin.

    Sources of it can be found all over the world, including the United States, China, Brazil, Australia, and parts of Eastern Europe.

    Another historic use of kaolin is as a remedy for gastrointestinal upset. Ingested by those with stomach irritation, kaolin clay coats the stomach to soothe irritation and absorbs bacteria and viruses that cause distress. Some cultures continue to eat clays for stomach pain, and the mineral has also been integrated into many stomach-care products.

    The oral medication, Kaopectate, used to treat diarrhea, indigestion, nausea and stomach ulcers, based its original formula on kalonite. The foundation of kaolin clay, kalonite is the engine supporting kaolin’s pulling and detoxifying powers.

    So whether you choose clay or mud-based mask, know that you are integrating the spark plug that, in addition to a healthy diet, will fuel healthy, glowing skin.

    Consult with one of Skin Trends’ licensed estheticians to determine which mask works best for your skin type.

    And Happy National Mud Pack Day!

    Fun Fact

    In his book “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration,” Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a dentist known for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, dental health and physical health, reported that several native cultures including those in the Andes, Australia and Central Africa consume clays in various ways. Many ethnicities often carry balls of dried clay in their bags, dissolving a small amount of the clay in water with meals to prevent poisoning from any toxins present.

    A list of fantastic mud/clay products available at SkinTrends: YonKa Essentials Masque 103, Epicuren Discovery Volcanic Clay Purifying Mask, Comfort Zone Active Pureness Clay Mask, Osmosis Pore Minimizing Clay Purifying Mask, Rhonda Allison Perfection Clay Mask, RA For Men Cacti Mud Mask Purify 

    Written By: Kimberly DeFlaco


    iStock_000015889257SmallEpicuren Discovery is an innovative skin care company with cutting-edge technology that provides more youthful and vibrant skin. Based on natural ingredients, Epicuren Discovery offers skin care products that are result-oriented to address specific skin conditions. One of the best qualities supporting the Epicuren philosophy is the ability to incorporate science with natural ingredients. A particularly great ingredient marriage in Epicuren's skin care is the use of Brazilian Propolis.

    Propolis, a resinous mixture collected by honeybees from tree buds, shrubs, sap flows and other botanical sources and mixed with bees’ own secretions, has a gummy consistency. Honeybees use it as a sealant for unwanted, small open spaces in the hive.
    Propolis has incredible components that protect the hive and bees from infections and intruders. Science has proven that Propolis has incredible healing attributes for people as well. This technology of natural medicinal health is the reason Epicuren wanted to incorporate Propolis in their skin care.

    With its anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits, the Brazilian Propolis line has fantastic properties for skin, including improving its immune system. These properties assist in eliminating toxins from the body and healing the skin.

    Acne and inflamed skin conditions can receive healing and comfort from Propolis. It has the ability to soothe the skin as it encourages skin repair. This quality makes it a perfect ingredient for treating itchy and dry scalps. With the Epicuren Brazilian Propolis Shampoo and Conditioner, anti-microbial benefits provide a wonderful, luxurious treatment. The Brazilian Propolis Mist supports a clean surface on the skin, thus eliminating bacteria so acne and other skin irritations can be treated more effectively.

    EP Shampoo

    Epicuren has incorporated the exceptional benefits of Propolis in creams and lotions. They can be applied to skin that has been exposed to the sun and is suffering from burns or erythema. The soothing capabilities of Propolis sooth and pamper skin with its natural medicinal properties.

    Epicuren has also created an internal supplement containing Brazilian Propolis. The way Propolis can work in our bodies is a natural wonder. It boosts the immune system with antioxidants and prevents damage to cells. With its anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antibiotic attributes, this gives a natural way to restore the body, inside and out.

    SkinTrends is proud to represent an innovative skin care line like Epicuren Discovery. Expert Estheticians are available to assist in topical skin care treatments and application of Epicuren Discovery. There are contraindications for the use of Propolis. It is always in the client’s best interest to consult with a medical professional when it comes to natural remedies.

  • Naturally Evolving Skincare: Epicuren® Discovery

    546995_574664189258963_1070889277_nSkin Trends proudly introduces Epicuren® Discovery, the newest addition to the Skin Trends lineup. Founded in 1982, Epicuren® Discovery created its own niche - the perfect harmony of botanical ingredients and next level technology for clinical strength skincare. The 'discovery' in the brand name comes from Epicuren® Discovery's pride in constant progress, always seeking new ingredients and technology to make the best products. The last 32 years have seen Epicuren® Discovery evolve from one physician's inspiration to a world renowned line of effective, natural skincare products.  

    Epicuren® Discovery offers a truly unique approach to anti-aging, using the most advanced biotechnology to bring professional results without the need for invasive methods or unwanted side effects. Epicuren® Discovery products ensure that every aspect of the skin - texture, tone, firmness, and elasticity - undergoes dramatic improvements. By preventing and controlling common skin concerns like acne and sun spots, Epicuren® Discovery offers a comprehensive skincare regime for every skin type.  

    The heart of Epicuren® Discovery lies in the Metadermabolic Enzyme Trio, which entails the first 3 steps of every Epicuren® Discovery regime. Found only in the lining of the mouth and heart, Metadermabolic Enzymes constantly regenerate skin cells, explaining why the skin found in these two places never ages. Inspired by research into the effects of pharmaceutical enzymes on burn victims, Epicuren® Discovery founder Robert Heiman sought to harness the powers of these enzymes for the treatment and prevention of premature aging in the skin.  

    Epicuren® Discovery seeks to correct and slow visible signs of aging in the skin by addressing the more common causes of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and sun damage. The 'Inflammatory Cascade,' which Epicuren® Discovery identifies as a root cause of premature aging, describes how inflammatory responses within the body cause the degradation of collagen and elastin. Oxidation, another common culprit, occurs when Free Radicals damage the DNA of a cell, which then leads to a host of skincare problems.  

    When added to a solution of B Vitamins, the Metadermabolic Enzyme produced a 'smart' protein - that is, a protein designed to communicate with human cells. The Metadermabolic Enzyme Protein Complex helps avoid the domino effect of Free Radical damage and the Inflammatory Cascade by delivering potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories deep into the skin for optimal anti-aging.

    Epicuren® Discovery created a first of its kind solution for even the most traumatized skin with the introduction of the Metadermabolic Enzyme Protein Complex. Allowing for total skin rejuvenation without harsh chemicals, the Metadermabolic Enzyme Protein Complex improves the health and appearance of the skin. By avoiding any further damage or inflammation to the skin, Epicuren® Discovery's Metadermabolic Enzyme Trio provides lasting results.  

    To see this skincare miracle yourself, start with the Metadermabolic Enzyme Trio, treatment serum of your choice, and an Epicuren® Discovery sunscreen. Whether looking to dramatically improve the condition of your skin or to simply continue looking younger for many years to come, look no further than the complete line of Epicuren® Discovery products at

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