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BLOSSOMING ORANGE Well-being SCRUBBING UP The Best Exfoliation SUMMER SKIN CARE Resistance To Age

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CELLULITE The Latest Trends


BETTER THAN THE BEST The latest and greatest technology in polymer formulation make this the best wax in the industry. Not only is it gentle on the skin, but it’s also strong at hair removal. It can be applied at low heat, while staying flexible without being as sticky as traditional hard waxes. With our streamlined system, two waxes are all you need: one hard and one soft will handle any skin or hair type. If you’ve got the skills, you can remove hair (all of it!) with one wax pot and two waxes. Our belief is that once you master a system you don’t need multiple waxes and heaters for a single body part. Not only is it a waste of your product budget and space, but it’s a waste of your time: and time, well, it’s money. Berodin doesn’t know if you’re a man or woman. It also doesn’t know what type of hair you have or what colour your skin is; from the lightest and to the darkest skin to the straightest and curliest hair, it doesn’t discriminate. You won’t find a better wax on the market today.

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EDUCATION Our hands-on classes will help you master your skill and perfect your technique. We’ll be here every step of the way (by phone and online) to answer all your questions. Because the more you learn, the better you will be. And we want you to be the best. ADVANCED WAXING / HANDS-ON Become proficient in head to toe waxing, including bikini. Learn proper body positioning and efficient techniques to reduce your waxing time and increase your profit. You’ll also learn industry standards in pricing and how to prepare your client for normal reactions. BRAZILIAN WAXING / HANDS-ON This workshop focuses on safety, speed and technique. You will learn how to make your clients comfortable during this lucrative service and send them home with products that diminish reactions. Watch your business grow as you learn how to successfully start, build and maintain a Brazilian wax clientele.

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Enter the world of Sothys A legendary name that represents excellence and prestige in beauty. Sothys is a family business. e passion of the Mas family has enlivened the Sothys brand and driven it forward for over 50 years. Science and nature has always been a key principle and the Advanced Research Laboratory is dedicated to the discovery of unique natural active ingredients, developing a range of professional beauty products that perfectly meet the changing needs of our skin.

Digi-Esthétique™ Sothys have created the exclusive massage technique Digi-Esthétique™, that with the partnership of a Sothystrained therapist,transforms beauty treatments into unforgettable sensorial experiences.

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Perfect Shape

Combining a revolutionary treatment and the accompanying homecare Perfect Shape Youth Serum. Instantly reshape, redefine and protect the facial contour whilst smoothing the décolleté. Inspired by two dermoaesthetic techniques (ultrasound and lifting threads). Results from the first treatment 90% redefines the face shape*

Soothing Programme with Spa™ thermal water

e Soothing treatment and homecare line provides comfort and relief for sensitive skin. e Spa™ thermal water helps block TRPV1 epidermal receptors, responsible for sensations of pain and stinging on the skin and helps to rebalance the skins’ tolerance. Results from the first treatment! 25% reduction in skin sensitivity**

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is treatment is adapted from the ancient Japenese bathing rituals. With the fragrance of cherry blossom and lotus, it begins with a unique double exfoliation, followed by a massage of the body and feet for a destressing and nourishing ritual to relax the body and mind.


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BLOSSOMING ORANGE AND WELL-BEING ORANGE IS RICH IN CITRIC ACID, WHICH IS VERY HELPFUL IN DRYING AWAY ACNE. ORANGES CONTAIN FRUIT ACIDS THAT GENTLY EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN TO REVEAL A BRIGHTER SKIN EVERY DAY. ORANGE IS AN EXCELLENT BEAUTY AID IN REVERSING THE AGEING PROCESS. IT IS REPLETE WITH VITAMIN C, WHICH INCREASES THE PRODUCTION OF COLLAGEN AND KEEPS THE SKIN FIRM AND MOIST. SO FROM NOW ON, ALWAYS MAKE IT A POINT TO EAT ONE ORANGE EVERY DAY TO WARD OFF AGING AND WRINKLES. ORANGE ALSO HAS POWDER TO FLUSH AWAY TOXINS FROM THE BODY. EATING ORANGES HELPS TO ACTIVATE THE DETOXIFICATION OF YOUR BODY. IT KEEPS OXYGEN IN THE SKIN AND COMBATS FREE RADICALS TO MAKE YOUR SKIN RADIANT AND FRESHER. IT’S SUCH AN ALL-ROUNDER THAT THERE WILL BE A WAY TO INCORPORATE ORANGES ONE WAY OR ANOTHER INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE. 8


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ORANGE BLOSSOM Delicious and juicy, oranges have always been a favourite among the fruits. They symbolize health and happiness. In fact, orange juice, tart, and citrusy, is a perfect pick me up on a dull morning. The colour orange itself is vibrant and inspiring.

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e can incorporate the goodness of oranges both in our diet as well as topical application on our skin. In fact, a lot of dermatologists wax eloquent about the benefits of oranges for the skin. Being an excellent source of vitamin C, orange can do wonders for your skin. Apart from the fruit itself, orange juice and even orange peels can provide a range of benefits to your skin. Thus, consumption as well as topical application of this fruit can be beneficial for your skin in the following ways. This Vitamin C rich fruit has good antioxidants which are essential for humans. These antioxidants prevent the formation of free radicals that carry out unwanted oxidations. These oxidation reactions are known to cause diseases and inflammatory experiences in the body.

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Oranges also help in restoring collagen in your body which is responsible for skin firming and prevents premature aging of skin. Oranges contain powerful antioxidants which fight off oxygen free radicals These free radicals often cause wrinkles and sagging of cheeks. Besides being great for your skin, orange contains certain vital nutrients which strengthen your hair. This fruit can be beneficial for your hair in the following ways. Vitamin C along with bio-flavonoids in oranges aids in circulation to the scalp which in turn promotes hair grow they also contain folic acid, a type of vitamin B that is vital to hair growth. Insonitol is another form of vitamin B that prevents hair loss and stimulates hair growth. Hence, regular consumption of oranges is a great way of boosting the intake of these nutrients.


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www.rhodestoheaven.com Rhodes to Heaven has recreated their own super nourishing Orange Skin Food having added this amazing Lupin seed extract for BOOSTING collagen production.

www.clarins.com A cleanser and toner in one time-saving step!—with gentle Orange and Moringa Seed extracts removes every last trace of make-up, while reviving skin’s natural radiance.

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Orange Flower & Amber Lamp Fragrance: Zesty notes of orange and bergamot sit atop a deep heart of rose and plum, whilst intense amber, frankincense and softly sweet tonka bean create a warm, rounded base.

Brazilliant. Get Rio-lly good hair! Whole fresh organic oranges will make your locks super shiny. We’ve added ylang ylang oil and sweet orange oil to treat your hair to a tropical fragrance.

Clarins rich moisturising body lotion—with natural extracts of Peach Milk, Shea, Candlenut Oil and Orange Blossom— visibly minimises the signs of ageing caused by sun, cold, heating and airconditioning.

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www.sbcgels.co.uk Containing anti-oxidant antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, with manuka honey & orange blossom, this body butter will keep skin hydrated, healthy with an aromatic well-being factor

www.espaskincare.com Rebalancing bath oil to comfort and calm the senses. Sweet Orange, Rose Geranium and Lavender help ease anxiety and calm, Palmarosa helps tone, Sweet Almond Oil nourishes the skin.

www.spatechnologiesuk.com Vitamin C Serum: One of the most powerful Vitamin C Serums on the market. Totally natural, with powerful antioxidants, stimulates collagen and promotes skin brightness.

www.rhodestoheaven.com The Revitalising Orange Body Balm. Our ultra-absorbent, super-hydrating body cream softens, protects and tones skin‌and more! It also doubles as a perfect aftersun, thanks to our key ingredient Centella Asiatica, it cools, soothes, firms, heals and refines your skin. Brilliant also for eczema.

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THE BEAUTY BENEFITS OF ORANGES Oranges can have many positive effects on your skin. Not only does eating them give you a great boost of vitamin A and C, which your skin needs to be healthy, but the citric acid found in an orange’s can be used in rejuvenating skin. For collagen production oranges are rich in vitamin C, which your body needs to make collagen. Collagen is a structural component in your blood vessels, tendons and ligaments. However, it is also an important part of your skin. Collagen synthesis naturally slows as you age, and sun exposure over your lifetime can further impair its production, leading to skin damage. Eating a medium orange provides vitamin C and citric acid, both of which can stimulate collagen production. Preventing acne; oranges also contain high levels of vitamin A, which helps your skin protect your body from invading bacteria and viruses. The citric acid found in oranges is also part of the chemical group alpha hydroxyl acids, which are powerful exfoliators that remove dead skin cells and cleanse your pores, helping prevent acne. Also prevention of ageing another benefit of oranges. The citric acid, part of the alpha hydroxyl acid group, is a key component in skin products that reduce wrinkles and soften your skin. Citric acid, found in oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits, is used in chemical peel products, which remove dead cells to make your skin look younger. And the most damaging thing of all for the skin can also be another benefit of the orange protecting the skin from sun damage. The antioxidants vitamin A and C may also help reverse sun damage, protecting your skin from cancer and other negative effects. Sun exposure breaks down vitamin A in your skin, leading to skin damage. However, an orange can help replace vitamin A and repair damage. Furthermore, vitamin C has been shown to build immunity to the sun in your skin, helping prevent damage from occurring in the first place. Is there anything that an orange cannot benefit? Good for mind, body and soul.

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Vitamin C Moisturising Mist: An all-natural seawater moisturising mist fortified with vitamin C & E and marine algae extracts. Perfect as a makeup refresher.

Purify Body Oil. Indulge in this luxurious body oil combining 100% pure essential oils with organic coconut oil, to leave the skin feeling radiant, soft and healthy. www.aroma-works.com

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Tisserand Aromatherapy De-Stress collection, 100% pure essential oils of Orange, Geranium & Nutmeg Tisserand Aromatherapy Energy collection, 100% pure essential oils of Orange Leaf, Coriander and Lime Tisserand Aromatherapy Neroli & Sandalwood collection www.fnlbrands.com

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AromaWorks calming after shave lotion. Apply to face and neck area after shaving - to leave skin feeling cool and calm with a gentle glow. Key ingredients 13 x BioActive natural ingredients with Bergamot and Mandarin with a hint of Cedarwood which gives you a wonderful woody frangrance.

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Using essential oils from citrus (lime, orange, grapefruit and lemon also essential oils of lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress and thyme. Your skin will feel rejuvenated silky and soft.

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Lemongrass & Mandarin body lotion. A refreshing and detoxing body lotion. The distinctive aromas of lemongrass and mandarin will leave you feeling fresh and hydrated all day long. The perfect way to start your day. www.pinksboutique.com

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Macadamia, apricot kernel & kiwi seed oils, essential oils of Neroli, Lemon & Frankincense, Brahmi and Amla herbs, to balance all five Doshic elements and give a radiant youth for all skin types. www.ayurvedapura.com

MONU+ Super Serum Duo. Packed full of Vitamin C and designed to re-educate and uplift the skin, these serums when used together will leave the skin looking and feeling youthful and full of vitality. RPP: ÂŁ49.00 www.monushop.co.uk

Hydrate your skin with DELAROM Orange Bath & Shower Gel. The sweet orange essential oil has a silky texture that has been delicately scented to help you maintain a balanced skin PH, whilst softly cleansing the skin. www.hqhair.com

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Rosceca Moisturizer Avocado & Orange Contains orange which helps calm skin redness whilst promoting skin restoration. Extracts of Avocado and Geranium smooth the skin and promote cell renewal. Deeply moisturising yet lightly textured. www.theraputicsskincare.com


Everything you should know about oranges By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine).

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ranges, particularly ones which are organically grown, are bursting with compounds known as phytonutrients which can do wonderful things for our health and well-being. The juicy delicious flesh is not the only part of the fruit containing properties which can be harnessed by the body to nourish and protect. We shouldn’t overlook the rind, which is the orange skin, and the pith which is the inner white pulp.

Phytonutrients in Oranges The phytonutrients abundant in oranges have a wide range of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-viral and anti-cancer effects. Citrus peel eaters have been found to have lower rates of skin cancer, and various other studies support the consumption of citrus fruits with improved health and wellness.

Steady Energy When we think of oranges, it is not surprising that we think of vitamin C. A single medium sized orange can contain over 90% of our daily vitamin C requirement. What’s more, they are sweet, refreshing, and surprisingly low in glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL). This means that despite being sweet in flavour, the slow release nature of the sugars in the orange will not spike your blood sugar levels. So instead of your energy and possibly your mood shooting up and then crashing down after a sugary snack or drink, you get a steady supply of calmer energy.

Disease prevention Vitamin C is a vitally important nutrient. There is not a cell in the body that doesn’t benefit from it. Being water soluble vitamin C is rapidly lost from the body and needs regular replenishing. One of the most well-known vitamin C deficiency diseases is called Scurvy. The disease was responsible for the deaths of millions of sailors as being far from land they missed out on a regular supply of vitamin C-containing fruits and vegetables. An orange a day could have changed the course of history for so many people!

simply disintegrate! Vitamin C is also a major antioxidant, scavenging free-radicals and protecting us from the damaging effects of diet, lifestyle and the by-products of our normal functioning. Among its many actions, vitamin C is involved in the production of stress hormones that help us cope with a busy modern lifestyle. It provides immune support and protects our cardiovascular system. It also recycles vitamin E, and E protects the integrity of our cell membranes.

Combined effect What is really exciting about oranges, as well as other vitamin C- rich foods like peppers, is that the combination of their phytonutrients are more beneficial than each taken individually. Properties in oranges such as bioflavonoids increase the power of the vitamin C so that all the wonderful effects such as immune support and free radical combating are enhanced. A whole orange including the pith and the stringy bits, is actually much better for you than a vitamin pill or an effervescent vitamin C drink! Plus the fruit rather than just its juice, contains beneficial fibre to support your digestive processes. Think food before pills!

Orange Peel The zesty peel of citrus fruits is home to over 170 health promoting phytonutrients, often in higher quantities than found in the flesh. Another great reason to choose organic is so you can use the zest without fear of adding pesticides and toxins. Use the zest to flavour salads, soups and other dishes. Or rub the pith gently onto your skin for its brightening and skin supportive effects, best to do so at night as it can be sun-sensitising. Add a teaspoon into a mug of green tea for a zesty treat! Always give your orange a good scrub before zesting.

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Sweet orange oil has a cheerful uplifting fragrance which aids relaxation. It is also used to tone and support normal digestion, working equally well for constipation or diarrhoea. Try abdominal massage with a bergamot, cinnamon and orange essential oil blend.

Vitamin C is required for collagen, that well-known building block of the body’s tissues and without which we would

An orange a day really can help keep the doctor away!

CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) trains students for successful careers in natural therapies, and offers Short Courses and Postgraduate Courses. www.naturopathy-uk.com

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scrubbingup Yonka photo - gel exfoliant is a silky smooth foam. Contains Bamboo So very gentle on your skin no matter how sensitive. Perfect for rough patches and this exfoliator will remove all dead skin cells, and leaves the skin soft and silky. Cinnamon & Ginger Escape cleansing gel that gently exfoliates and enhances the skin. Active ingredients Corn oil to ginger and spicy nutmeg powder for circulation, nourish the skin, provide softness and comfort. For extra exfoliation, apply to dry skin. Your clients skin is softer, supple and pleasantly perfumed. www.sothys.com

EXFOLIATION IS ALSO GREAT FOR BUSINESS, OFFERING THIS TREATMENT BEFORE MASSAGE FOR EXAMPLE IS THE NORM, BUT NOT ALWAYS OFFERED, SO BY ADDING AN EXFOLIATION TREATMENT PRIOR TO A MASSAGE IS IMMEDIATELY INCREASING YOUR REVENUE

Detoxifying salt scrub. A potent detoxifying body salt scrub to soften, smooth and renew. Sea salts gently exfoliate, sweeping away dry and rough cells to clarify and detoxify for smooth, glowing skin. Invigorating Grapefruit, Cypress and Eucalyptus stimulate circulation and help eliminate toxins and nourishing Sweet Almond Oil melts into skin to deeply hydrate and replenish. www.espainternational.com

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Our Face and Body Scrub gently loosens dead skin cells and improves the texture of dry, rough patches to leave the skin feeling silky smooth. Infused with bergamot orange and sandalwood, this rich, moisturising scrub contains jojoba micro-beads for a gentle yet effective exfoliating action. Enriched with natural organic cucumber extract, our creamy scrub is mild enough to use all over the face and body.

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Signature Treatment: Sensations Orientales

REVITALISING RITUAL INSPIRED BY THE ORIENT An exceptional protocol inspired by ancestral Oriental ceremony: An enveloping syrup to prepare the body for exfoliation with the use of a specific Sothys hand-made accessory, followed by a body massage to nourish and enhance the skin for an experience of pure relaxation... Featuring the star active ingredients: e Amber – fights against stress and fatigue. e Date – rich in sugars and vitamins and known for its anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing properties. 0845 604 6510

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Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner is a lotion formulated with fruit acids to sweep away dulling dead skin cells and the day’s grime and pollution. It smooths and softens skin to leave it looking and feeling clean, bright and beautiful. Apply once or to a clean face with a cotton pad, avoiding the delicate eye contour. Wait for a minute before continuing your usual skin routine to maximise effectiveness.

An Organic Cane Sugar body scrub infused with the finest Lemongrass and Mandarin organic essential oils for an uplifting, refreshing full body exfoliation. As the sweet sugar grains dissolve, your skin is left feeling flawless and enriched. From the Pinks Boutique Detox range the sugar scrub is a UK Beauty Award Finalist. This ‘cake mix’ of sticky sweet cane sugar and shea butter leaves skin glowing whilst infused with vitamin A, D and E. It sloughs away dead skin cells and is rich in anti oxidants and vitamins. Our spa professional advice would be to use 1- 2 a week. For best results Remove the scrub with our warm organic muslin or mitts. www.pinksboutique.com

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EXFOLIATION IS ESSENTIAL IN A SKIN CARE BEAUTY REGIME. NOT ONLY DOES IT REMOVE DEAD SKIN, IT ALSO ENABLES THE SPEEDING UP OF CELL RENEWAL. IT ALLOWS DEEP PENETRATION OF ALL MOISTURIZING PRODUCTS APPLIED TO THE SKIN. SKIN WILL FEEL CLEAN, SILKY SMOOTH AND HYDRATED

SBC’s aromatic body scrub is enriched with Dead Sea Salt, crushed natural Sugar and original Manuka Honey to gently buff away impurities. Added Vitamin E, Sweet Almond Oil and fragrant Orange Blossom will leave your skin silky-soft.

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Seaweed Exfoliating Soap (Cellulite): this exfoliating soap has a high concentration of active ingredients to remove all surface accumulations, dead cells and toxic build-up. The small seaweed pieces within the soap exfoliate gently but effectively, activating blood circulation bringing better oxygenation and nourishment to the tissues, therefore helping to smooth the “orange peel” effect. Contains Almond Oil to soothe and moisturise, Shea Butter to nourish and heal plus Lemon and Lime Essential Oils to refine the pores.

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SOFITEL ST JAMES LONDON

Formerly the banking hall of Cox’s and King’s, this grade II listed building strikes a fascinating balance between old world elegance and modern design. The St James’s area, lying between Green Park, Haymarket, Piccadilly and The Mall, was originally developed in 1660s as a residential area for the aristocracy. Sofitel has taken great care to create a unique 5-star hotel that lives up to its exceptional location. Behind a stunning neoclassical facade in the heart of London lies an exceptional 5-star hotel. Welcome to Sofitel London St James. If on business or pleasure, getting away from the busy London atmosphere is a must, and there is no better way than escaping in the Sofitel So SPA. With its majestic arched windows and high, ornate ceilings this gives this luxury spa a unique ambiance. With three sun-drenched floors of intimate treatment rooms you can de-stress in the multi award-winning luxury So SPA. You can choose from a very personal range of treatments, alternatively you can select a special package a Razzle Dazzle Experience, compromising of a head to toe treatment. Leaving you rejuvenated and relaxed. After which you can enjoy and Indulge yourself in the most decadent of all British traditions and enjoy a delightful afternoon tea, with a touch of France offering an exceptional showcase of Parisienne pastries. A predinner cocktail in elegant The St James Bar a convenient meeting place for socialising or relaxing in surroundings inspired by Coco Chanel’s 1920’s Paris apartment. Everything at Sofitel St James for business or pleasure has been designed with simplicity in mind making your stay pleasurable, relaxing, in the midst of busy London, you will feel you really are away from it all. On the corner of Pall Mall and Waterloo Place, just a quick stroll away from Trafalgar Square, London is on your doorstep at Sofitel London

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SUMMER SKINCARE RESISTANCE TO AGE SUMMER MONTHS WARRANT A SPECIAL SKIN CARE REGIMEN – ONE THAT HYDRATES AND KEEPS IT CLEAN AND GRIME-FREE. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR FACE CLEAN OF DUST AND SWEAT THROUGH THESE HOT MONTHS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ENCOUNTER BREAK-OUTS AND PIMPLES IN THESE MONTHS. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THEM, MAKE SURE YOU SPLASH YOUR FACE WITH WATER AT LEAST 3-4 TIMES EVERY DAY. NO NEED TO USE A FACE WASH EACH TIME, CLEAN WATER WILL DO JUST FINE. EXFOLIATION USING A GENTLE SCRUB ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK DURING SUMMER MONTHS IS GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES. FOR EXAMPLE, ACNE-PRONE SKIN WILL BENEFIT FROM ROSE WATER AND BASIL THERE ARE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS FOR ALL SKIN TYPES THIS SUMMER. HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVOURITES. 28


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Creme de la Mer The Regenerating Serum. This multi action serum accomplishes appearance of fine lines and pores are diminished. The formula agrees with all skin types.

Spa Regenerating Moisture Complex. Nourishing, age-defying, to intensely hydrate to minimise visible signs of ageing. Antioxidants Green Tea and Sea Amber to smooth and firm, Camellia and Macadamia Oil rehydrate to leave skin feeling soft and revitalized. www.espaskincare.com

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Creamy with a featherlight finish Your skin’s capacity to retain water is restored. It remains intensely hydrated its secret? Organic, medicinal kalanchoe extract, a natural hydration activator boosting skin’s hyaluronic acid production. www.clarins.com

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Award-winning Barefoot SOS Dry & Sensitive range expertly blends botanical extracts and essential oils for healthy, beautiful skin; the natural formula works with the skin to moisturise and soothe. www.barefoot-sos.com

Anti Ageing Serum an all in one moisturiser & primer, designed to repair and rejuvenate skin and to boost cell turnover for smoother, healthier texture. www.spatechnologiesuk.com

Organic, medicinal kalanchoe extract, a powerful natural hydration activator that boosts the skin’s hyaluronic acid* production. Its beauty bonus? Bi-Phase Serum refines the skin’s texture and smooths its surface. Your quenched skin is fresh, comfortable, radiant, and vibrant. www.clarins.com

The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Face Cream. A rich, luxurious cream that transforms your skin in an instant. The world’s most lavish natural ingredients come together to create an innovative new treatment cream. www.theorganicpharmacy.com

Oxygenating essential ampoules maintain a fresh and rosy complexion. Biotechnological complex with soy extract and vitamin B8 to optimize skin cell function. A course of treatment with 7 ampoules, as often as necessary. www.sothys.com

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Shinso glow a unique combination. It vanishes into the skin immediately to exfoliate, allowing better penetration for serums and moisturisers, and leaves your skin rejuvenated, silky and glowing. www.shinso.co.uk

CrocodOil makes dry, itchy and flaky skin history! Safe for even the most sensitive types and any age. Great in salon face and body massages, with continued home use for smooth skin results. www.crocodoilskincare.co.uk


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What is the ultra power C lift treatment? This treatment uses the efficiency of 3 of our key technologies: Oxygen, Ultra Sounds and Electro stimulation combined with the power of the Vit C After cleaning the skin the treatment starts with the spray of pure oxygen combined with a highly concentrated ampoule of Vit C. The jet pressure exfoliates gently the skin, stimulates blood flow while introducing the oxygen and Vit C component. The skin is prepared for the next steps. The therapist will perform the specific restoring and relaxing LR massage Then the application of ultra sounds technology waves will allow the ampoule of Vit C to be infused into the skin. The heat generated will have a positive effect on collagen production and improve blood circulation. The U.Sounds are followed by the face muscles stimulation by microcurrent to restore muscles tone and elasticity. The treatment is concluded by the application of the power C mask and the final skin care products including an ampoule of our famous Perfection Intensive Treatment. After the treatment the skin looks immediately radiant firmer and lifted. This treatment is recommended to everybody who need a treatment

“all in one”, the Ultra power c lift works on different levels: “deep” thanks to the ultra sounds and electro stimulation and “medium to superficial” thanks to the oxygen and products application. This treatment is like a youth cocktail and a perfect anti-jetlag skin cure. Laura Donat, Hotel Martinez

Prism Age Defiance Cream is an revolutionary anti-ageing moisturiser that on contact with any light source generates smoother, tighter skin actually reversing the signs of damage & ageing from sunlight, light and pollutants. a natural sun care boosts collagen on exposure to UVA, UVB and Infrared light. Protects you from visible light from mobile phones, tablets and computers. All spectrums of light will activate the peptide in Prism age defiance cream to produce collagen in your skin tissues. www.heavenskincare.com

New from Yon-ka Wrinkle-filling and smoothing for the TIME RESIST Day Cream During the day, your skin faces a number of aggressions. It needs a cream that can protect it, while making it more beautiful. In addition to youth activator ingredients, the TIME RESIST Day Cream is also enriched in filling spheres and hyaluronic acid, to smooth skin and restore its bounce. Erasing signs of tiredness and refining skin with the TIME RESIST Night Cream At night, the skin launches its restoring program to fight the damage built up during the day. Euglena gracilis and silk tree extracts, combined with youth activators, help replenish and re-energize your skin. The TIME RESIST night cream reduces signs of tiredness and refines skin...For a fresh feel as soon as you wake up! www.yonka.com

SkinadeR is the UK’s leading professional skincare drink, nourishing the skin from the inside for beautiful skin on the outside. Engineered as a drink for optimal absorption and efficacy, each daily dose is packed with the highestquality marine collagen and essential nutrients. Focusing its effort on increasing awareness around the benefits that liquid supplementation can have on general skin health, the message is simple: we must look beyond classic skincare treatments for the best results. Pills vs. Potions SkinadeR’s liquid formulation is essential to the results seen in patients and ensures that the ingredients are easily absorbed and the body can make use of them. In conversation with Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Paul Banwell, “For improved efficacy, the skin supplement needs to be absorbed appropriately; this is dependent upon both its bioavailability of the supplement and molecular weight of the collagen. To maximise the bioavailability and benefits of collagen, it is critical that the total product is completely in solution and that the molecular weight of collagen is as small as possible. The smaller the molecular weight, the more likely it is to be absorbed into the bloodstream. It is also important to note that the stability and benefits of a product formulated in complete solution cannot necessarily be replicated with home-use tablets and powders suspended in liquid so research thoroughly before you stock these products for your patients and clients SkinadeR has won a number of industry awards: ‘Best Health Supplement’ and ‘Best Beauty Supplement/Device/Skincare Innovation’ at the 2016 Beauty Shortlist Awards as well as ‘Best Treatment Partner’ at the 2015 Aesthetic Awards. www.skinade.com

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‘Cleopatra Treatments’ 100% Purity for skin professionals CrocodOil Skincare have created a range of oils and creams that focus on reducing the appearance and discomfort of problematic skin.

CrocodOil relieves itchy, flaky, dry skin and softens the apppearance of wrinkles. The oil naturally contains vitamin A and E, Omegas 3,6 & 9, skin softening sapogens, turpenes that are recognised for their anticeptic qualities, plus high levels of the precious skin regenerating and anti-wrinkle agent Oleic Acid. To compliment our consumer range, there’s the Cleopatra range of treatments which offer skincare professionals a highly effective option for clients that have hyper sensitive skin or when treatments like microdermabrasion aren’t appropriate.

Our stockist programme is world class, to find out more contact us on +44 (0)7989 223 165

for further information visit www.crocodoilskincare.co.uk


Hydrating FOR SUMMER

LAMINARIA OIL IMPROVES SKINTONE AND VITALITY

Soothes and treats the skin with 100% pure Seaweed Oil to gently restore skin’s tone and vitality. Recommended for after sun exposure and for dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Scented with the Essential Oils of Ylang Ylang and Bitter Orange. The result is glowing, healthier skin. For all skin types, including body rashes, irritation, eczema and relieves symptoms of psoriasis. Restores nutrients and gently improves skin’s tone and vitality. Extensive range of benefits for the scalp and hair. NATURAL ECO-CERT INGREDIENTS & PRESERVATIVE SYSTEM. MAIN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS Laminaria extract: 100% organic seaweed treatment oil to soothe and treat the skin. Spirulina extract: Chlorophyll rich antioxidant enriched with amino acids. This where our seaweed from maybe you would like to use some of this info ? 1. All seaweed that we use is food grade. That means that the EU and Canada test the waters where the seaweed is harvested. All of the areas where it is are far away from rivers or estuaries that may be vehicles for pollutants. Far from disturbing the eco-systems, most of the seaweed in Asia is harvested using ‘long line of rope’ which are placed in the ocean. There, red algae such as agar agar, porphyra (Nori), palmaria, gracilaria, etc....are planted on a string and the algae grow cylindrically around the rope over a range of several miles. When it comes time to harvest, the harvesters merely pull in the rope in much the way that one would pull in a clothesline....hardly disruptive at all. 2. Some of the algae we use is farmed.....especially micro algae. We obtain extracts of omega 7 and omega 3 fatty acids from Nannochloropsis algae and astaxanthin from Haematoccus algae. Additionally we use chlorella and Spirulina which is farmed under controlled conditions. 3. World production of seaweed totals 10 million metric tons annually with China in the lead responsible for 5 million tons, Japan 800,000 tons, South Korea 600,000 tons, the US about 100,000 tons, France about 100,000 tons, etc. Now the venues where we get our seaweed is from the islands off the Brittany coast....the Ouessant Isles and the Isle of Batz. The Isle of Batz alone contains 10 million metric tons of algae by itself....equal to the world production. The world biomass of seaweed would be measured in the trillions upon trillions of tons. As mentioned before, the harvest is regulated. 4. About 90% of the seaweed harvested is for industrial uses ranging from textiles (all of your cotton, woolen and linen shirts and other apparel are laminated with Laminaria algae for extra resilience); wood pulp is laminated with Laminaria to create paper; photographic papers and film as well as the paint on the wall which would chip off without Laminaria. The rest of the algae harvested is for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. So the answer is mixed. Some algae are harvested in the wild by fishermen or ‘goemoniers as they are called in France; others reeled in along strings while much is cultivated in farms.

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Face oil for dehydrated skin made from 100% pure plant extracts The Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil is a targeted treatment for dehydrated skin that tones, revitalises and restores radiance to moisture-depleted skin. Utilising the principles of aromatherapy and phytotherapy, the moisture care face oil combines plant extracts and essential oils to help balance the skin. Made from 100% pure plant extracts, this best-selling face oil contains extracts of Rosewood, Patchouli and Blue Orchid. Added Hazelnut Oil helps prevent moisture loss and the formation of fine lines. The rebalancing moisturiser for dry skin nourishes and revitalises dehydrated skin, and leaves it feeling satin soft. Suitable for dry or combination skin. In the evening, after thorough cleansing and toning, apply a small amount to face and neck still damp with Toning Lotion, avoiding the eye contour. Gently dab face with a soft tissue to remove any excess product. www.clarins.com

Bio-microemulsified, this delightful proven-effective intensive serum contains a high concentration of Caviar and Escutox™ to immediately soften and smooth your fine lines and wrinkles. It improves your skin’s texture and elasticity, resulting in a tighter, finer, resurfaced skin with an unequivocal youthful radiance. This intensive serum has the highest concentration of Escutox® and Myoxy-Caviar Extracts. Escutox® increases the plumpness within the wrinkles to expedite the absorbency of all actives within the formula for dramatic anti-wrinkle results. 30ml £150.00 www.pevonia.co.uk

Face Matters now has an accredited professional facial to boost your beauty business income & earn CPD points if required. Our capsule range of anti-ageing collagen boosting products are formulated using a 100% organic mineral blended with carefully selected botanicals which together stimulate the production of collagen. Derived from a platform of need, award winning and with proven results from independent trials. Nature with science. Our testimonials speak for themselves and a proven repeat purchase pattern on retail has emerged. Whether you are an established business, student or start up. Talk to us. We would love to help you grow your beauty business - £500 opening offer VAT free, training included, with an immediate £300+ return on purchase. Please get in touch to find out more. WARNING: This brand will result in a seriously firmer, radiant, rejuvenated complexion! www.facematters-skincare.com

It’s time to pamper your clients skin. AromaWorks have developed over 25 skincare products that link natures finest 100% Pure essential oils and Botanical extracts with qualified scientific Research & Development, safe for you and the environment. Their formulations are packed with Bioactive ingredients that work on a molecular level to significantly improve the overall appearance of the skin. All products are Paraben free, Sulphate free, Silicone free, Petrochemical free, Mineral oil free, Nut free, Gluten free, Dairy free, Not tested on animals, Vegan friendly, Safe in pregnancy. www.aroma-works.com

The Sothys Soothing SOS serum is the perfect quick fix product, immediately acting like a cosmetic plaster by neutralising the sensations of permanent or temporary discomfort and reduce inflammation. To soothe and balance sensitized skin, this handbag sized product, uses Blue Ageratum leaf and brown algae extract to visibly reduce redness and any inflammatory reactions. Alongside this and to balance the skin, this product also contains Spa™ Thermal Water and Boldo extract to rebalance the skins tolerance levels as well as strengthen its natural defences. Fragrance free, colour free and hypoallergenic, this light fluid emulsion can be applied locally onto discomforted areas to immediately soothe and balance. www.sothys.com

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Award winning Natural Cleanser Of The Year 2017 Juniper Berry Cleanser & Tonic, cleanses with Juniper, cools with Aloe Vera, heals with Allantoin, and safely removes eye make-up.

Clarins Energy Booster is a highconcentrate formula specifically design to target damaged skin for toned and re-energised skin, revived radiance and minimised signs of fatigue.

Environ’s hero sun protection cream, RAD Antioxidant SPF15 is boosted with a targeted range of protective vitamins which defend the skin in the summer sun.

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Pevonia’s Eye Repair Wand is designed to quickly stimulate micro-circulation and intensify the absorbency of your Pevonia® Eye Product of choice. Activated on touch, the Eye Repair Wand will gentle massage the eye zone. £40

Transform tired, dehydrated complexions overnight and wake to hydrated, smooth and beautifully luminous skin by morning with this rejuvenating treatment. Intensely rich, this 99% natural cream-gel mask is a unique

www.pevonia.co.uk

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Put the Glow back into your skin and beat the winter blues and look radiant for Spring

Vitamin C Mist 100ml, Marine Serum 30ml, Spot Cure 30ml Usually £95 Special Offer for this Essential Kit £ 59.99 *includes postage* This beautiful range is dedicated to pioneering and developing unique Skincare solutions using only natural resources to prevent the acceleration of photo-ageing and environmental stress.

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Getting Booked, Staying Booked

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How to boost business by 20% and reduce no-shows

trip to the spa is intended to be a rejuvenating experience- one that leaves you feeling better and more beautiful than when you arrived. But for the spa practitioner, this rewarding profession comes with its share of ugly truths that make it difficult to thrive as a business, including: • 20% of appointments result in no-shows. These numbers are even higher for late cancellations and latecomers, which can throw off your entire schedule and leave your other clients feeling dissatisfied • It can be difficult to manage different booking methods (especially as increasing numbers of people prefer not to use the phone) and keep your books organized. A simple missed email can result in an accidental double-booking. Many clients who do call for appointments prefer to do so outside of business hours. This either means needing to be constantly available to answer calls from clients or missing out on 38% of potential clientele. While the Internet is increasingly being recognized as a way to promote spa practitioners’ work, many spas continue to handle their appointments through phone calls and offline systems. However, online solutions make it easier for spas to connect with clients, accommodate a wider range of preferences and help practitioners take control of their day. This is why Booksy (http://biz.booksy.net) was created. Booksy’s dedicated team of developers, researchers and agents has worked closely with the finest health and beauty professionals to create the first mobile appointment management system that truly addresses the evolving needs of the industry. The result is a system that is easy and timesaving for both clients and businesses, while still giving you the control you need to handle your unique services and schedules. Here are ways Booksy can help you and/or your receptionist keep track of your schedule, increase profits and actually save time doing so. • Automatically send appointment reminders to reduce no shows. Booksy’s reminders reduce no-show numbers by 30%.

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Enforce a cancellation policy. Still struggling with inconsistent clients? You can enforce a cancellation policy through Booksy to make sure you’re always compensated for your time. • Add resources (e.g. specific rooms and tables) to the system so that if you work with multiple staff members, there is no risk of double-booking a space. • Accommodate your clients’ booking needs with a dual app system, an online booking profile, and widgets for professional websites and facebook business pages. The best part is that no matter how your clients book (or if you book for them), it is all maintained on an organized calendar that prevents double booking. • Make the most of the time you have with our processing time feature. If a service like a facial or medical aesthetics requires the client to wait while the service takes effect, you can leave that processing time available for another client to book. • Simplify the booking process even further and increase bookings with regulars by using our recurring or redo appointment features. Along with seamlessly managing your business’s calendar, Booksy offers you options to take payments and manage your inventory with our point of sale system, keep track of your client details with our advanced client profiles, access detailed sales reports and reach out to relevant clients with our customizable message blast system. Booksy has everything you need to get your clients to the table and keep them coming back.

Appointments made easy www.biz.booksy.net


SUMMER

Smooth Operators HAIR REMOVAL PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

Harley Hot Waxes are for the smaller and more sensitive areas. Using only the finest ingredients and essential oils, it’s low-melt temperature will guarantee client comfort and total satisfaction. www.harleywax.co.uk

Outback Organics Onyx Peelable Wax 800g. Designed to make waxing an exclusive experience, our new Onyx peelable wax is the perfect unisex option with a masculine, earthy aroma. No need for cloth or strips, this silky, lightweight formula ideal for larger areas applies best in thin, even layers, encompassing micro circulation technology. This rapid depilation is an ideal solution for speed waxing. www.outbackorganics.co.uk

Clear-It (packaging may vary) - a lightweight gel formulated to control blemishes from waxing. Organic Sulfur targets breakouts, while Allantoin promotes cell regeneration to jump start your skin’s healing process. Lemon is a natural astringent that conditions, tones and helps prevent new breakouts. Key ingredients - Organic Colloidal sulfur reduces oil, exfoliates and anti-bacterial. Allantoin – anti-irritant, calms, regenerates and strengthens. Lemon conditions, tones, is antibacterial and an astringent. www.berodinwax.co.uk

We’ve whisked up our shaving soap with fresh strawberries and cocoa butter to create a gorgeous bit of fluff that leaves you silky smooth. Contains coconut oil, golden syrup, and egg whites to create a light texture that makes de-fluffing a dream. www.lush.com

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ASK THE PROFESSIONALS In a regular feature Spa Elemental asks OUR EXPERTS FOR THEIR ADVICE ON ALL THAT IS beautiful and WELL-BEING

HAIR SUHARA PHILGENCE

TRAINER KATY JOBBINS

NUTRITION KARIN RIDGERS

EXERCISE JAMES STARING

WIG & EXTENSION SPECIALIST

PMU SPECIALIST

MAD PROMOTIONS

CERTIFIED FITNESS PROFESSIONAL

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I would love hair extensions but how do I ensure they don’t damage my natural hair?

Choose the right install for your hair type. Use quality braids matching your natural texture. Don’t wear them for longer than advised. Wash and condition regularly.

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permanent makeup training companies all offering different courses, where do I start?!

dustry there seems to be a new trainer popping up every week. I have written a 26 page report called “12 Things You MUST Know Before You Invest in Permanent Makeup Training”, which you can get from my website www.PermanentMakeupTraining.co.uk. This will be a great place to start.

so much coffee everyday what can I have instead?

lemon water and now I add in some saffron strands - a mood booster - as well as some cayenne pepper for a kick. Matcha tea is the new kid on the block after being drunk in Japan for centuries and it is even part of traditional ceremonies they regard it so highly. This is a natural green tea and in a powder form so you will still have your caffeine fix and with the added antioxidants that matcha tea has. Great as a warm latte with coconut or rick milk too.

creating a flat stomach?

think. Sit ups and other abdominal exercises will help strengthen the muscles (which is great for posture and lowback support). Through quality sleep, your body will fully recover from the day’s activities. If you are chronically tired your body will produce more of the stress hormone cortisol, with one of the side effects being stubborn fat around the middle.


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THE FOAMING BODY POLISH and FOOT SCRUB. A luxurious ‘All in One’ exhilarating spa experience to exfoliate, brighten, refine, smooth and soften. www.rhodestoheaven.com

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TIME

Manicure and pedicure

NEW! UK manufactured ‘Callus Peel Stater Kit’. The Callus Remover is made up of a unique formulation consisting of over 99% natural ingredients with a simple 4-step treatment system. ‘Callus Remover’ and ‘Aftercare Cream’ are both dispensed from measured airless dispensers. Can also be used on Diabetics and during Pregnancy. Please refer to the Regulatory section on our web site. Tel: 01204 371043 www.beauty-select.co.uk sales@beauty-select.co.uk

BEFORE AFTER

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Allow the Daylight Slimline to brighten up your summer! The right light sets the scene and demands attention. It looks professional and it adds value. Illuminating your clients in a brighter and wellbalanced light helps you deliver amazing results. Daylight lamps and magnifiers offer specialist lighting that was designed with the needs of beauticians in mind. Each one has been crafted to help you on your creative journey. Designed for the nail technicians, the elegant brushed steel finish of the Slimline exudes stylish professionalism. It was developed to be unobtrusive and to take up very little space whilst providing a balanced lighting over a large area. The two flex points also allows you to direct the light directly above your workspace. You can say goodbye to sore eyes; the slim head ensures perfect shadow-free lighting and reduces eye strain for healthy vision, whilst the Daylight LEDs are cool to the touch, and produce no heat and no glare. The Daylight Slimline will not cure gel. From express manicures to luxury spa routines, the shape, shades, colours and impact of your manicures rely on light that delivers. Daylight has been lighting up the work of professionals in beauty salons and spas around the world for over 30 years. Brighten your world of beauty with the Slimline! www.daylightcompany.co.uk


DAYLIGHT SLIMLINE LED MANICURE LAMPâ„¢ THE GOLD STANDARD IN NAIL LIGHTING!

SLIMLINE LED MANICURE LAMP

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Sojourn Conditioner Colour Preserve provides extra UV protection for colour or chemically treated hair and hair that has been overexposed to the harsh effects of heat, wind and sun. Formulated with an extra low pH (3.5-4.5) to close the cuticle and protect against structural damage for stronger, healthier-looking. www.sojournbeautyuk.co.uk

SUMMER

TIME

Manicure and pedicure

Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave In Conditioner, RRP ÂŁ6.99. This revolutionary gel-crĂŠme formulation has become our best-selling treatment. It is lightweight and helps shield hair from humidity and frizz. A haircare hero suitable for all hair types! www.charlesworthington.com

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Work comfortably while providing excellence in care with the Omega 5. The flexible and long-reach arm (115cm or 45.3”) and the free-motion head hold any position. It also comes with 2 interchangeable, 5” diameter, optical quality glass lenses (3 and 5 diopter).

Discover transformational results with the Footlogix Pediceuticals range. From curing simple dryness to more severe conditions, Footlogix’s unique formulations have been clinically proven to transform feet from Woe to Wow! https://louellabelle.co.uk/

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LUSH Pink Peppermint. Filled with the same calming, refreshing ingredients which have been sweeping you off your feet for years, including fresh peppermint which boosts the circulation right to your toes! www.lush.com

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Sothys Velvet Hand Cream seals in moisture to soften and protect hands, and strengthens nails with Vitamins A, E, and F. Apply Sothys Velvet Hand Cream often throughout the day to guard against environmental damage.

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“Hand’s down - simply the best!” This non-greasy formula HYDRATES and MOISTURISES your hands STRENGTHENS and promotes GROWTH in your nails - SOFTENS and NOURISHES your cuticles - EVENS SKIN-TONE with a remarkable essential oil blend. www.rhodestoheaven.com

Pamper your skin and indulge your senses with Tisserand Aromatherapy Hand Creams. In three delightful fragrances: Lavender & White Mint, Neroli & Sandalwood and Rose & Geranium Leaf, the collection brings affordable indulgence to everyone. www.tisserand.com

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Nutri-Protect: This ultra-comforting hand cream bursts with benefits when it comes to repairing the driest and most damaged skins. It helps preserve a youthful appearance for hand, and ensures their protection against harsh environmental factors. www.yonka.com

Rich shea butter provides intensive care for dry skin, whilst the fresh blend of peppermint and geranium revitalise the feet. Benefits: prevents dry cracked heals - reduces ankle swelling - softens skin and cuticles -nourishes the nails. www.pinksboutique.com

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AromaWorks hand lotion. Hydrating, soothing & protecting. Available in Chamomile, Sandalwood & May Chang. 9 X BioActive essential oils, creating luxury. 200ml, also available in 100ml. www.aroma-works.com

Pinks Boutique Organic Cuticle Oil. What is the best way to nourish our nails? Cuticle oil and massage!! People don’t realise that there are huge therapeutic benefits to having a manicure, it isn’t just about making the hands looking polished and shiny! They boost blood to the hands via massage which improves circulation, blood flow and healthy nail growth. www.pinksboutique.com


STEP UP YOUR PEDICURE TO ANOTHER LEVEL PROFESSIONALLY TREATING FEET FOR OVER 80 YEARS

HERBS FOR THE SKIN BALM FOR THE SOLE

The Completely Natural Facial for the Feet. Treat your clients feet with our 100% Natural Footcare Range made with the finest Alpine Herbs from the German Alps. With a foot balm for every foot problem including ranges for Diabetic and Sports, you can now offer the Sixtus Experience to all your clients.

Wanting to stock Sixtus in your salon? Simply contact us for your information pack. JICA BEAUTY, GUILDFORD, SURREY, GU3 1ND

Tel: 01483 574500

www.jica.com beauty@jica.com

Our product sampler is perfect for anyone wanting to try Scrummi Spa just £4 plus delivery "We love the sustainable ethos of the brand"

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Scrummi Spa’s small towels are perfect for keeping by the sink, tucking into collars or cutting short hair. They’re luxurious, 100% biodegradable and bleach free. Available now at

You can bring all the boys to the yard with this strawberry vanilla milkshake conditioner. Double strength and extra creamy to leave your hair feeling gorgeously soft and smelling delicious.

Sothys Homme Homme Gel Douche Vitalité Corps et Cheveux. This revitalizing hair and body gel cleanser. This 2 in 1 is quick and easy to use. Perfect to use in the shower. Lather your hair and body and then just rinse, could not be easier.

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Heat and Sun Protein enriched Protector. Full protection against both heated styling tools and also the sun whilst also adding extra shine and moisture. A spritz that can be sprayed onto damp or dry hair. Call Ecolour 0208 9974781

Revitalising Natural Shampoo deeply nourishes the hair and scalp. The unique blend of Rose, Jasmine, Juniper, Berry and Grapefruit Essential oils, enhanced with exotic herbs Brahmi and Neem is specially designed according to Ayurvedic principles to leave one’s hair healthy and stronger. www.ayurvedapura.com

For a very natural treatment use pure coconut oil. Leave in overnight, massage into scalp, and when washed the following day you will notice the difference. Silky and shiny

An invigorating, 2-in1 wash that gently cleanses hair and body. Clarins Men Shampoo and Shower tones skin with energising Bison Grass and Chinese Galanga. It also conditions hair with Provitamin B5. www.clarins.co.uk

OnZen Hair shower and bath tablets are the latest Japanese innovation. The carbonated tablets deeply but gently clean hair and scalp, open the pores and improve blood circulation, supporting the hair’s revitalisation process.

Samol Herbal Hair and Scalp Oil is a unique and powerful blend of nourishing herbs and oils that encourages healthy hair growth, strengthening your hair and nourishing your scalp.

A herbal helping of stimulating peppermint, rosemary and lavender oils calm and refresh your hair and scalp, leaving hair shiny. Work through wet hair before rinsing away to reveal healthy, happy tresses.

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The Kalinka International Schools of Haute Couture Lash Extensions CANNES – PARIS – WATERLOO Full Training/6 days/6 Techniques • • • • • •

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Advanced solutions for beautiful, healthy hair pH perfect 4.5 - 5.5

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coconutshy Yonka Lait Corps this hydrating and revitalizing body milk contains hydrogenated coconut it revitalises and hydrates skin as well as giving it a lovely soft velvety feeling, moist but not greasy absorbed very quickly.

The first of its kind, James’ new transforming tanning balm melts upon contact with the skin to create a natural golden tan. Enriched with 100% organic coconut oil, this is our most natural tan yet. JAMES SAYS: Coconut Melting Tanning Balm is so hydrating, there is no need to use a moisturiser to prepare the skin! www.jamesreadtan.com

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NEXT ISSUE The health & beauty benefits of coconut Nourishing Coconut body oil. A natural any-ageing moisturiser, easily absorbed and can also be used as a massage oil. Wonderful emollient for dry skin. Also makes for an excellent hair conditioner. 100% organic. www.spatechnology.com

Evanesce Crème is a luxury grade organic virgin coconut oil, presented in stunning packaging. As well as providing deep hydration, Evanesce Crème contains very high levels of Lauric Acid and Anti-Oxidants. These help skin heal faster and reduce signs of ageing. www.evanescenewyork.com

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SALT THERAPY THE LATEST TRENDY TREATMENT THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. SALT HAS AMAZING REJUVENATING BENEFITS

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alt therapy, is the therapeutic use of natural salt in a simulated micro-climate, like a salt room or halochamber, which simulates the effects of actual salt mines. Developed as a drug-free treatment by scientists and researchers, salt therapy brings a once inaccessible, natural, healing element from the earth to the doorsteps of our urban community. Salt therapy is specifically used to help clients with respiratory and skin ailments like asthma, emphysema, psoriasis, eczema and many more benefits.

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LA SULTANA MARRAKECH

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La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech, an authentic Signature Hotel 5* Deluxe is a real timeless palace and a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and of Great Hotels of the World. Designed for lovers of hotels where every piece of architecture is unique. UNESCO World Heritage listed and a thousand years of history make the medina of Marrakech a true openair theatre that always amazes visitors. The hotel houses 28 bedrooms, each with its own design and decoration offering a luxurious atmosphere and sophisticated elegance. The district Quarter of the Imperial Kasbah was in origin a citadel and has been continually occupied by the Sultans of Morocco since the twelfth century. Consequently this area focuses within the vicinity of the splendid palaces and magnificent monuments built by the Sultans. The Bab Agnaou is the most beautiful and impressive of the gates in the entire city ramparts; it was constructed in the twelfth century using local stone as the ceremonial entrance of the Sultans into the Kasbah. The gardens and pavilions of the Royal Palace begun by the present King’s ancestors in the seventeenth century dominate the view to the East from roof terraces. The evocative ruins of the sixteenth century Badi Palace are also seen from the roof terraces and can be visited by taking a fascinating walk through the Kasbah’s winding back streets. The Red City’s main attractions include the famous Jemaa El Fna square, the Saadian Tombs, the Royal Palaces and the Bahia Palace, which are all within walking distance from the hotel. The restaurant of La Sultana offers a traditional Moroccan cuisine to reflect the flavors of the season. Dinner is served either in the cosy atmosphere of the patio in the winter or on the rooftop overlooking the vibrant city and the snow capped mountains of the Atlas in the summer. For lunch, La Sultana offers authentic Charcoal Grill and Salad prepared on demand » from your preferred ingredients. For the ultimate epicurean delight, La Sultana delivers the secrets of popular Moroccan cuisine with Cooking classes (every morning at 10.30am) After a long day walking around site seeing. what could be better than enjoying a traditional Moroccan well-being treatment. Magnified by the creation of recreation and well-being spaces, the Sultana Spa offers: two superb hammams,where you can enjoy a luxurious body massage scrub. After which you can enjoy the other facilities ranging from - Jacuzzi, sauna balneotherapy baths, massage cabins in open air: everything for you to discover the benefits of the ancestral rites and voluptuous ceremonials. Come and enjoy our wonderful facilities and the traditional Morrocan atmospheric welcome.

www.lasultanamarrackech.com

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The multi-award winning training company that teaches you to become a semi-permanent makeup expert, not just a technician

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uried in the heart of West Sussex is a permanent makeup training company like no other. It prides itself in creating experts in the field rather than just technicians. Founder, Head Trainer & 2016 Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Katy Jobbins has one rule. She only trains one student a week & gives each and every student 100% of her attention, 100% of the time. In an industry where many training courses consist of anything from 3-10 students at a time all fighting for the trainer’s attention, often leading to them having to be completely retrained within 6 months of starting out, she is a cut above the rest. After her signature ‘Complete Permanent Makeup Start-up Training Course’ was voted the UK’s Number 1 Health and Beauty Training Programme in 2015, her Permanent Makeup Training Academy was then honoured on a Global Scale winning the Global Business Excellence Award for ‘Outstanding Educational Service’. In 2016 it was the winner of the ‘Training Centre of Excellence Award’ at the Etc. Magazine Hair & Beauty Awards, and in the last 3 years alone Katy was named the ‘Overall Woman of the Year’ & ‘Success Story of the Year’ at the Sussex Woman of the Katy awarding Kelly Bate Year Awards, and was also named 2016 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and the Women in Business from Cornwall her Training Excellence Awards. Certificate It’s not only herself winning awards either. Many of her past students have won and been shortlisted for top awards in the industry as well. To see some of the students she has trained and the journeys they have been on, you can visit www.PermanentMakeupTraining.co.uk where there are links to over 400 student success story videos. When asked about how she continues to maintain such standards and success rates Katy says: “I absolutely love what I do and have such a passion for it. Helping women set up in business and seeing them completely transform their futures drives me every day. I am also proud of the fact that we help mentor the students over their first 2 years in business. I have personally been there and done it myself and always share as much knowledge as I can from those experiences, both positive and negative. This way I can help students not only have the best chance of success but also help them avoid the common mistakes a lot of permanent makeup technicians make in their early days.” They really have thought of it all. Katy’s Permanent Makeup Training Academy are also the only company in the world that produce high end websites exclusively for Permanent Makeup Artists to enable them to showcase their work and have clients easily find them.

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Start the career of your dreams not by instantly downloading their latest course information from the website www.PermanentMakeupTraining.co.uk or call them on 01444 300157 for more details.


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We all know the old sayings like “You are what you eat” or “A healthy body produces a healthy spirit” All very well.

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he problem here is that we are all different, live busy or sedentary lives, have different ethnic backgrounds, may have allergies and dislike certain food. Yet – we need to fuel our body to fuel our brain, to get energy to go about our everyday life, to get a good rest at night. Nobody can sleep well with a grumbling stomach. Fasting is ok in moderation and can be beneficial when suffering from certain conditions but most of the time we need at least 3 square meals, probably with 2 snacks added mid-morning and mid-afternoon. The recent 5:2 dietary wave is fine as long as we eat at least 800 kcal of healthy food on the leaner days. Salads, eggs, lean chicken, an apple get you through the day and stick to the limited amount you allow yourself without feeling fatigued. Should continue with healthy options on the other days when you can eat double the amount in kcal for women and even more for men. Reduce sugar and salt but do not shy away from olive or coconut oil as they provide essential fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and 9. They help digest certain foods and

encourage absorption of Vitamin E (an anti-oxidant). And use butter, too. Better than going for spreads with trans-fats and it tastes so delicious on a piece of fresh sourdough bread. We use our senses when it comes to food – colour catches the eye, smell affects your nostrils and a sizzle or bubble catches your ears. That is all important because all these prepare the body for digesting food – salivating is the most important and sets off a chain reaction down the line. Play with colours, go for red, orange and green for the lycopene, antioxidants and minerals of tomatoes, broccoli, carrots and sweet potatoes. Add turmeric whenever you can (it is a proven anti-carcinogenic), even saffron and garlic. Use warming spices in colder months, add lemon and lime in warmer months. There is so much more to consider: blood group types, diabetes prevention, strengthening the immune system, seasonal eating, and regional foods – the list is endless and we will go into this sooner or later. One thing is for sure: Use common sense and moderation and eat food according to the seasons in this country.

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The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Face Cream. A rich, luxurious cream that transforms your skin in an instant. The world’s most lavish natural ingredients come together to create an innovative new treatment cream that plumps and firms skin, whilst adding a dazzling glow. Treat yourself and your clients £290.00 www.theorganicpharmacy.com

TEENAGE SLEEP IF YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR PHONE, OR USE YOUR COMPUTER OR TV BEFORE BED Did you know - these screens emit blue light that activates your brain and interferes with your body’s natural sleep cycle. The phone thing is one of the worst-If you get a text or email in the middle of the night — even after you close your eyes — the light can go right through your eyelids and stimulate your nervous system and brain. So you can kiss your deep, restorative sleep good-bye. Ideally, leave your phone outside your room while you sleep. If that’s not an option, put it in silent mode with the screen facing down on a surface that’s far from your bed. As for TV? Tune out an hour or two before bed to give your brain a chance to rest.

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WHY OH WHY?!!!!! Is it that so many young people, including teenagers, are looking into plastic surgery. It says a lot about selfimage and our society. Professionals and therapists should do all they can to advise on other ways of staying young and beautiful - if that is their wish. The risks associated with the continuous overconsumption of sugar include obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, immune system disorder and certain cancers. The habitual overconsumption of sugar has also been linked to depression, hyperactivity and Alzheimer’s disease. Our children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic and addictive effects of sugar.

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n my local salon for refreshment I usually just go for a nice glass of water, and it is served in a lovely glass, so much so that I have even commented on the fact that IT may go missing. Although these may seem small and not important things the drinks that you offer your clients can make a big impression even if its subconsciously! Always offer a drink. If for some reason you or your team are running late then waiting with a cool refreshment can make the difference of someone feeling a little disgruntled or enjoying 10 minutes “me” time while leafing through Hello! Serve in unusual and beautiful glasses or cups for a good impact. Avoid plastic cups at all costs. Personally, I will never drink anything hot from plastic. I feel the warmth of the beverage seeps from the plastic and into the what we are drinking. I can taste it and it looks tacky too. We are not swigging back water after a workout in the gym. We want it to be a pleasant and even relaxing experience. Glass jars and drinks dispensers can be picked up online, from supermarkets and homeware stores. Be wary of buying too cheaply as we bought one where the tap didn’t work. Filtered water is always the best to use and after a stay at a hotel recently I was impressed by their glass dispensers with added slices lemons, limes and cucumber in each one. As well as looking appealing each water is then naturally lightly flavoured and it is likely this isn’t something that clients will have at home either. Offering herbal teas again is more in line with “clean eating” rather than a coffee – although if this is what you clients want them it’s up to them! Pukka tea and Teapigs are again something that you client may not have all of the time and these high quality teas taste delicious. On a warm days a perhaps berry herbal tea with just half the amount of boiled water, left for 5 minutes and then topped up with ice makes a refreshing change. Sparkling water with a juiced lemon is a healthy take on

Clients don’t mind waiting if they are comfortable and refreshed

lemonade which would be too fizzy before a treatment and is packed with chemicals. Just simply make up in the morning and pour into a lovely glass bottle and add a small card next to it letting clients know what it is. Always have dairy free milks on hand too. They are ideal for us vegans – who have money to spend like everyone else – and loved being catered for! Many dairy free milks keep for a long time when unopened. I have been to 2 eateries recently where I have seen the staffs soya milk in the fridge – but the place didn’t offer it! Hazelnut and soya milk are both great for a latte or in regular coffee. Sometimes the coffee needs to be a little cooler before adding this so perhaps serving the dairy free milk in a small pot on the side looks appealing and gives the drink time to cool. Again dairy free milks are more in line with clean eating compared to cows milk. Coconut milk is delicious by itself or blended with a banana if going the next step and perhaps offering a fresh smoothie appeals. I know I would be very impressed with a spa that could offer this! It doesn’t take much time at all and can be made in advance and kept cool in the fridge. Having a selection of teas on the side maybe in your waiting or relaxation area is quite eye catching and I have seen super bowls of fruit left for clients to pick up and enjoy while waiting too. All of these touches add to the appeal of your spa and are something that clients will enjoy, remember and help you stand out. In addition, foodie and drink photos are very popular so maybe make something out of it!! Drink of the week could be something that you share on your social media and perhaps if clients took a photo and tagged you in this could just be some fun awareness and promotion for your clinic too.

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Keeping your gut happy By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine).

Leaky gut

Leaky gut refers to a gut lining that is too permeable; like a tea bag that has small tears in it. To get nutrients from our food our microvilli, which are tiny little finger-like projections in the gut lining, filter and absorb broken down food. Nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream through the gut mucosa (the first layer of cells in the digestive tract). Sometimes the villi are damaged, or the gut lining is compromised for a number of reasons that can include stress, medications, alcohol, and inflammation. Then, the tight junctions which are like gate keepers in the gut lining keeping the cells tightly packed together, can fail and allow particles direct access into our blood stream. They bypass the filtering process, like leaves floating in our tea. Our liver and immune system don’t like things going into our bloodstream unfiltered, particularly not improperly digested compounds, or microbial pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Inflammation inevitably occurs as a result of leaky gut. The compound itself, and/or the body’s reaction can be the problem. Reduced nutrition due to compromised absorption in a damaged gut will also contribute to unwellness. It’s a vicious cycle, since lack of certain nutrients can also cause tight junction failure! A whole range of health issues including schizophrenia, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, diabetes, skin problems and allergic responses are linked to leaky gut.

Dybiosis

Dysbiosis is when the balance of microorganisms (particularly bacteria but also fungi and viruses) in our gut errs on the ‘unfriendly’ or imbalanced side. We all house bacteria, both inside and out. When the different types of microorganisms are in balance they protect us against disease, aid digestion and do other useful things. However, in

a state of dysbiosis, the balance of bacteria is not conducive to good health and problems can ensue. Some of these problems, such as candida and clostridium difficile infection can contribute to the development of, or worsening of leaky gut. Other symptoms of dysbiosis such as poor digestion, bloating and allergies are common to both of these health problems.

How can I look after my gut?

Dietary and lifestyle factors and infection are all implicated in the development of leaky gut and dysbiosis. Physical, mental and emotional stress can increase the production of digestion-disrupting stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which can lead to a compromised gut lining and poor digestive health. So too can certain medications and vaccinations. Food intolerances can worsen leaky gut. Look after your gut by limiting caffeine and alcohol and stopping smoking. Include relaxation, eating in a calm environment and including fermented foods such as sauerkraut. Eat more omega 3 (oily fish and walnuts) for tissue repair and to reduce inflammation. Consume lots of whole foods, and avoid processed low fibre foods which have calories but are nutrient poor. Reduce wheat and dairy consumption and increase plant-based foods, with lots of leafy green veg. Drinking cabbage juice is very gut healing! Eating organically can help protect the gut by reducing toxic irritants. Next time you make out your shopping list, remember to think about keeping your gut happy! If required, enlist the support of a naturopathic practitioner who can help identify triggers, and who will be able to suggest appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes.

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The Morning Routine Start The Day On Your Own Terms

The morning routine can set us up on the right path to an amazing day. Once we leave the house we are subject to any number of challenges, but until crossing that threshold we can truly control our own destiny and carve our own path. So what can be done in the morning to improve health before the day gets in the way? Here are four ‘hacks’ to improve health, every single day, without setting a foot outside.

1. Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee involves blending essential fats and cinnamon into your morning cup of joe. So why mess with a time-honoured favourite? Four reasons: hormonal regulation, a stronger immune system, blood sugar regulation, and consistent focus throughout the day. Recipe: 1 long espresso (a double espresso shot, topped up with hot water) 1 tsp butter or coconut oil ½ tsp cinnamon, stirred in along with the butter or coconut oil Benefits Butter/coconut oil: these are essential fats, which are vital for hormone regulation and production, as well as boosting the immune system. Cinnamon: a tasty and effective way to help regulate blood sugar. Cinnamon in your diet works as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, as well as a cognitive enhancer1. Translation – it can make you thinner, healthier, and smarter…thanks, I’ll have another!

2. Yoga15 with Abi Carver

Morning exercise is a simple way to kickstart your metabolism at the beginning of your day, as well as improving memory capacity2. Over and above the physical and psychological benefits, by making exercise part of your morning routine you can complete the task while you still have control of your day. A convenient and highly effective option is Yoga15 with Abi Carver (www.yoga15.com). This set of videos is an excellent way to fit in a fast yoga workout in the privacy of your own home without the additional faff of getting to a session, booking a place in advance, etc. Additionally, by completing these short and effective sessions in the morning you have a better opportunity of creating a consistent routine of training, which is vital for maintaining optimal physical and mental health.

3. Cold showers

If exercising in the morning isn’t your thing, then there is another way to promote fat loss – cold thermogenesis. Frequent cold exposure offers a long list of benefits, including lowering body fat, increasing hormone levels and lowering blood sugar3. This is due to the activation of BAT (Brown Adipose Tissue), a unique type of fat that generates heat by burning the white fat found on our stomachs, butts, hips and legs⁴. While vigorous exercise and calorie restriction can also activate BAT as a source, cold is a much more direct route to activation and utilisation. Action Step: Take a 5-minute cold shower, followed by 10 minutes towelling off in a cool room with the window open.

4. Visualisation and Deep Abdominal Breathing

Deep Abdominal Breathing (DAB) or diaphragmatic breathing has been associated with not only lowering blood pressure, but also with suppressing the stress response5. As the name implies, the goal is to inhale deeply so that your belly expands, stretching your diaphragm to its full range of motion and filling up your lungs. To set yourself up for the day, try the following exercise6 (it’s very short and very effective): Sit in a quiet place Close your eyes, and envision a relaxing place (mine is Bottle Beach, located on one of the islands in Thailand) Inhale deeply, counting 10 seconds as you slowly inhale Count to 10 as you hold your breath, then spend 10 seconds exhaling slowly Repeat this process 10 times Try rotating these four tips into your daily routine. You may not be able to do everything, every morning. But by rotating these elements into your daily routine, you will be calmer, healthier and happier.

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WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON ORGANIC PRODUCTS? Organic products are great, but they do take time to kick in. Obviously the less chemicals in products the better, but if you are changing over to organic then you really can’t expect instant change. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it responds to how it’s treated. YOUR BIGGEST BEAUTY NO NO? Never - and I mean never - go to bed with your make up on. It’s like suffocating your skin. Imagine all the pollution and elements of the air that have been lashing your face all day long in conjunction with your primer, your foundation, your concealer, your eye shadow, your eye liner, your lip liner, lipstick etc etc. Whilst you’re asleep at night your body is repairing itself from head to toe, so imagine how much extra work it has to do to work through the day’s pollution, elements and make up whilst you’re sleeping. It’ll have to work overtime. So do yourself a favour and remove all make up before going to bed - and drink a glass of water. HOW DO YOU LIKE TO RELAX AFTER A LONG DAY? Sounds like a cliche, but it has to be a long bath - with candles of course - and once the girls’ homework is completed, just curl up on the sofa with a good film till I drift off. I tend to do that on a Saturday after my SoulTown Show if I’m not going out.

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STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND ALONE, YOUR ONE MUST-HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCT? I wish there could be just one item, but the truth is I would need cuticle oil for my nails, Carmex for my lips (they’re very plump) and a body moisturiser. So in reality I assume to condense those into one it would have to be a large container of virgin coconut oil. BEST LOW-COST BEAUTY PRODUCT YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND? Having been in a situation where I forgot my overnight beauty bag (thank goodness I was staying at my mums) I had to quickly get a skincare regime and was pleasantly surprised with a Boots Cucumber brand Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser. To my surprise they did the trick, but I noticed with the moisturiser, less is definitely more!! WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER PLASTIC SURGERY? Look, I’d be lying if I said I’d never ever thought about it. But it’s a thought that never stays with me very long. Sometimes I wonder, “How would I look with a slimmer nose?”, “How would I look with thinner lips?”, “How would I look with a smaller bottom?” Then I remember that women are paying money for lips my size! Women are injecting their bottoms and I really don’t need to! Regarding laugher lines etc, I love them, it shows that I like to laugh a lot so there’s no way I’d do anything to take them away.


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t’s widely accepted that use of the term cellulite began in the 1920s while the word made its appearance in English language publications in the 1960s, the earliest reference being in Vogue magazine. With increasingly busy lifestyles, it is understandable that we often neglect the basic but important things in life, such as maintaining a well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and regularly exercising; unfortunately many of us opt for a readymade meal because it’s convenient or drive instead of walk, even if our destination is just up the road, because it’s quicker. Hectic schedules have the ability to make leading a healthy lifestyle difficult and interest in diet and exercise tends to peak in the run up to and during the summer months, or ‘bikini season’, when we realise that months of comfort food have taken their toll on our physical shape. A desire to wear and feel confident in summer clothes spurs us to make more of an effort to improve our dietary intake although, as we all know, a healthy lifestyle is something that we should be adhering to all year round. Glossy magazines that show us pictures of perfectly toned celebrity physiques without an ounce of visible cellulite compound our desire to improve our own personal tone and shape and it’s time to find out what we can do to not only remain as healthy as possible but also to reduce the appearance of cellulite; a skin complaint that crops up for women year after year, which comes as no surprise when you realise that an estimated 80 – 90% of women are affected by it! Cellulite is made visible as dimples by the protrusion of subcutaneous fat into the dermis which then creates an undulating contour. Cellulite is surrounded by a liquid that both nourishes and provides an effective waste system. When all is working well internally in the body, waste products are eliminated quickly; however, when things are not working quite so well, toxin and waste build-up can occur causing the system to work much slower and sluggishly. It is this build-up of waste and toxins that can cause the dimpling or ‘orange peel’ effect. Although cellulite can affect both men and women of any size, weight or body structure, it is more prone in women. This is due to the fact that women have increased levels of oestrogen, as well as female skin needing to be able to stretch during pregnancy, meaning the structure of the fibres within the skin are not as tight as men’s. The distinctive puffy appearance or uneven texture of skin when cellulite

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is present can vary in severity from person to person. There are many factors that can affect cellulite and knowing these factors and understanding why they can cause cellulite will give you the knowledge and education you need to help reduce the severity of the condition and prevent it from getting worse. Poor diet – Foods that have a high fat or calorie content should be avoided or eaten in moderation; the extra calories are generally stored as fat under the skin and this will certainly make the appearance of cellulite look much worse. Foods that can dehydrate the body should also be avoided, so salt content of foods should be monitored as well as moderating the amount added to a meal. If the body is dehydrated cells will store more water causing them to swell in size, which in turn causes that dimpling effect or uneven texture which is so often associated with cellulite. Foods with a high sugar content will actually cause damage to the body’s cells by causing everything to slow down, with the result that the system becomes very sluggish and toxins build up within the skin. Finally, saturated fats are another ingredient to look out for. Our bodies cannot break down saturated fats very well instead tending to store them under the skin. This excess fat build up then causes the fat cells to swell causing the orange peel effect to appear on the surface of the skin. As well as avoiding certain foods there are some that are highly recommended for tackling cellulite as they have been shown to contain certain properties that effectively help to the body cope with and reduce the effects of this common skin complaint. Foods such as onions and garlic are good for circulation and have a detoxifying effect; they are also rich in antioxidants, which help improve skin in a variety of ways. Oranges have a high Vitamin C content, which keeps connective tissue between fat cells under the skin strong and supple. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and other blue or red berries are high in antioxidants, which are good for the skin and the body’s lymphatic system. Broccoli helps to combat and prevent water retention, as well as being a good detox food due to its antioxidant content. Chicken and turkey, lean protein for collagen production, help strengthen connective tissue around fat cells while white fish, which is low in fat and high in protein, and spices, such as cayenne pepper and chillies, are also beneficial as they act as circulation boosters.


Water intake – The more water you consume daily the better it is for your system, as this will flush out any toxin build up. Ideally you should drink around 1.5 litres of water a day; increasing the amount of water you drink will also help to reduce water retention, another common side effect of cellulite. If you don’t drink enough your body will store and hold excess water, leading to water retention, which alone can make the appearance of cellulite look worse. Fruitinfused water and herbal teas are another way to increase your water intake. Drinking room temperature water is better as it will stay in your system for longer, enabling it to effectively flush out toxins whereas cold water tends to be expelled by the body much faster. Cutting down on alcohol is also very important as alcohol contains excess calories and toxins which can be stored as fat in our bodies. Moderating the amount of alcohol consumed is a great step in the right direction to help reduce cellulite. Free Radicals – Our bodies are made up of around 60 trillion cells and everyday each of those cells receive around 1000 free radical hits per day. Free radicals are everywhere; they are found in the air around us, in the offices we work in and the streets we walk on, we just cannot get away from them. Examples of free radicals would include the sun, pollution, smoking, alcohol, air conditioning and central heating. These free radicals attack our skin on a daily basis and cause the skin to age prematurely, they cause pigmentation and of course they are one of the factors that can affect and contribute to the appearance of cellulite. The best defence against free radicals is to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidants and free radical scavengers. Vitamins C and E are particularly useful vitamins to look out for as they will give outstanding protection against free radical damage. Professional skincare products can also contain these ingredients and will help to reduce the amount of damage caused. One of the best ingredients that has been discovered to help deal with cellulite is green coffee. This ingredient has been proven to be a 100% total inhibitor of free radicals formation, capable of improving microcirculation, detoxification, increased diuresis and breaking down fat. A regular green coffee wrap would help break down fat within the body, enabling the fat build-up to be flushed away much more effectively, leaving a visibly smoothed contour. A course of body wraps would be recommended as an effective treatment against cellulite and this is something that your skincare therapist can advise you on. Low levels of activity – Increasing your activity levels has an amazing effect on your physical self as well as an uplifting effect on the mind. Regular exercise will increase your metabolism, improve circulation within the body, will aid better digestion and improve your mood and energy levels as it increases endorphin production. Joining a gym is a great place to start as you can be guided by a fitness team or trainer who can help you to set personal, achievable goals. If joining the gym is not an option for you then there are other ways to increase the amount of exercise you do, like taking the stairs rather than a lift wherever possible, walking to nearby destinations instead of driving, following a fitness DVD, anything that increases your heart rate. This is such a vital part of helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite as the more you increase your body’s circulation, the better your

body can work at ridding itself of unnecessary toxins and waste product, enabling everything to work in harmony. Hormone levels – Cellulite is more common in woman than in men, and one of the reasons for this is because, as previously mentioned, women have increased levels of oestrogen. Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause cause hormonal changes within the body and this can lead to the appearance of cellulite. The contraceptive pill, injections, implants, etc, can also cause the appearance of cellulite as these change the hormonal levels within the body and often cause the fat cells in the subcutaneous layer to swell. A woman’s hormones are usually responsible for the regulation of their blood flow, fat, connective tissue and lymphatic drainage. Although most hormonal changes are uncontrollable it’s important that we take note of these additional factors that affect cellulite; by understanding and being aware of which factors we have the power to influence and those which we don’t, we can take advantage of all the resources we have available to help us reduce and prevent problem areas from becoming worse. Lack of product usage – The vast number of cellulite busting products on the market make choosing the right one an exceptionally difficult task. However the most effective products tend not to be found on the high street but rather in professional beauty salons and spas. Any product sold on the high street is around 0.2% active; when we talk about something being active we mean the main ingredient or combination of ingredients that gives us the results we are looking for. The more active a product, the better it should work for us; generally professional skin care products will be more active. Products that contain cellulite reducing ingredients such as green coffee, chlorogenic acid and seaweed, have been specifically designed to target those stubborn areas and work at breaking down fat molecules to effectively eliminate them from the body. Maintaining repetitive application of a product is vitally important as only small amounts of product will penetrate to the epidermal junction at a time, so continual application will gradually build up in the area to work effectively. You need to be using a product regularly, at least 3 months for example, before you start to notice desired results. Combining this with dry body brushing morning and evening will also give your body a boost as the exfoliation increases circulation, aids lymphatic drainage and helps to keep the skin looking its best by preventing clogged pores. Ideally, dry body brushing should be carried out twice a day for maximum benefit. With so many factors to take into consideration when concentrating on reducing cellulite, it can at first seem overwhelming or disheartening. Gradual changes in diet and water intake will help ease the transition to a healthier lifestyle and as your energy levels increase the prospect of exercising will seem less daunting and more like a good way to burn off some of that new-found energy. It takes around 21 days to change a habit or to adjust to a new one, but with persistence, patience and time, you will start to notice a huge difference and incredible improvement in the appearance of your cellulite, your skin and your general health and wellbeing. Daniela Chandler, Director of Pevonia UK

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The new service we are offering has taken our First Academy policy that has been protecting salons for over 20 years, and made this available online for salon owners that do not have the time to deal with this over the phone as they are often too busy in the salon. The process has been made as straight forward as possible with instant quotes available online with the option to simply arrange the cover there and then. We have been able to achieve savings on the premium, standard without sacrificing the extensive level of cover given, so if you are wanting for more cover for less premium get a quote today.

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