Fountains Gift Guide 2016

 
 

Fountains Gift Guide 2016

 
 

This time of year always seems to spring up on us, and so does the need to get a gift for everyone on your list. At Fountains, we’ve put together a gift guide to help you get through your shopping list with ease. You might even find a thing or two on this guide to spoil yourself with!

 
 
 

Travel with Fountains SetAnyone traveling this holiday season, or traveling all the time, would love this gift set. It’s got everything to keep your skin healthy and hydrated during this cold weather. It includes a milky cleanser, moisturizer and face mask. Just watch the Esthetician ordered! $44.00

 

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Go for Gold SetThis luxury set is to die for. No seriously, just take a whiff and you’ll swear you’ve gone to heaven. This body wash and dry oil duo has scents of Passionflower, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Amber and Ylang-Ylang. Not only does it smell divine, but it will leave your skin feeling silky soft. $85.00

 

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Sheet Masks – Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for a friend or co-worker, think about sheet masks. We offer both a brightening mask as well as an eye mask. You can easily buy a box, give a few out as gifts and maybe keep one for yourself. You deserve a little TLC after all this holiday shopping anyways. Age Logic Eye Mask Box $48.00 / Instant Brightening Mask Box $77.00

 


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Shower minis/Bath Bombs We all have those friends and family members who love to take a bath or better yet start or end the day with a nice hot shower. Why not make those relaxing moments that much better by adding in a Shower Mini or a Bath Bomb. There are a variety of scents to choose from as well. Shower Minis $10.00 / Bath Bombs $8.00-$9.00

 

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Natural Patches – These patches harness the power of pure essential oils and aromatherapy to help open the pathways to vibrant health and well-being. The patches contain no artificial colors or fragrances and are both latex and preservative free. It’s the perfect gift to give to someone who is suffering from minor ailments, such a stress, lack of sleep, or lack of energy. There are so many patches to choose from, there will surely be one for anyone you’re looking to get a gift for. $19.95

 

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Baby FootOkay so this gift may be a little out there, but what about that crazy cousin or co-worker who you know would love something like this. Baby Foot is a non-invasive foot peel that leaves your feet feeling baby soft. Bonus, this is the best time to do a foot peel as it’s boot weather and no one will be showing off their feet for a few months.  $25.00

 

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Beauty Blender BBFAny girly girl in your life wants this item. BeautyBlenders are all the rage for any one in your life who is into makeup. Even if they already have one, BeautyBlenders have a shelf life of a few months with consistent use. So getting a fresh one (or two) will really give them the perk their makeup routine is looking for. $39.95

 

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AGE LOGIC EYE MASK FOR HOME USE

AGE LOGIC EYE MASK FOR HOME USE

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

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We are so excited to announce that Guinot has added to their homecare eye range, Age Logic Eye Mask. After the launch of the Eye Logic Facial, which resulted in a dramatic improvement in three target areas: wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, Guinot has made the Age Logic Eye Mask available to purchase for home use. This mask will help to encourage longer lasting results the Eye Logic Treatment.

 

 

The eyes are the first area to show signs of ageing and fatigue. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile than the skin on other parts of the face. With exposure to wind, cold and the Sun, early onset of wrinkles and lines can become more visible. Fluid buildup, fatigue poor circulation and inadequate care can accentuate any puffiness, as well as those unattractive dark circles around the eye.

 

 

The mask is exclusively patented by Guinot and is made of microfiber, allowing hold more of the restorative serum concentrate. It’s shape and material perfectly fit the eye contour area. Each mask is individually sealed and comes in a set of four. Designed for someone on the go who want to extend the lasting results of the Eye Logic spa treatment and those who want instant visible results, with dark circles puffiness and wrinkles.

 

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The Age Logic Eye Mask is the exact same mask that is used in the spa’s Eye Logic Treatment and now it’s available for you to use at home. Each mask contains powerful active ingredients that deliver real results.

 

 

INGREDIENTS TARGETING FINE LINES AND WRINKLES

 

  • ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate): Delivers and stores essential energy to the vital function of the cell, for younger looking skin.
  • ACTINERGIE: Increases the oxygen consumption of the cell, boosting cellular metabolism.
  • CELLULAR LIFE COMPLEX: Promotes cell growth renewal and longevity.
  • DYNALIFT:  Firms and lifts the skin

 

INGREDIENTS THAT REDUCES PUFFINESS AND DARK CIRCLES

 

  • DERMOCHLORELLA (Green Seaweed Extract): Boosts the micro circulation thus helping to drain the eye lids and under eye area.

 

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Anti-Aging Skincare Program – Week 2

 

Anti-Aging Skincare Program

 

Week 2

 

Last week Mary began her Anti-Aging Skincare Program and let us come along for the ride with her. She received the first facial in the program, The Age Summum, which helps fight signs of aging on the surface level. This week Mary received The Lift Treatment, which aggressively fights signs of aging under the surface by using a micro-current to stimulate facial muscles.
 

 

Mary’s Week After Her First Treatment

 

Mary spent some precious “alone-time” with her kids, and even said that her husband complimented her on how her skin looked. Mary expressed seeing “immediate results” after receiving her first facial. “My skin felt lifted and tighter.” This is due to the Pure Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Pro-Collagen, which stimulate the synthesis of collagen, fight skin slackening and smooth wrinkles. After a few days had passed, Mary reported the her skin appears to be more “plump, full and hydrated.”

 

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At Home Skincare Routine

 

Mary truly understands that any good skin treatment goes hand-in-hand with good at home care. That being said, her at-home skincare regime is not complicated. In the morning, she cleanses her skin with the Guinot Brightening Cleaner and follows with Guinot Age Logic Cellulaire as her daytime moisturizer. In the evening though she does step up her game a bit, she uses the same products in the evening as she does in the morning, but also includes Guinot Time Logic Serum before putting on her moisturizer and then uses Guinot Age Logic Yuex around her eyes. “I always remove my makeup before going to bed.”

 

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How Glycation Accelerates the Aging Process

 

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How Glycation Accelerates   The Aging Process

Guest Blogger: Francis Vergara

 
 
 

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I often note that some of the key enemies of the skin and factors that accelerate the aging process include several “s-words” — smoking, sun, stress, sugar, and inadequate sleep. Today we’re going to focus on what kind of damage excessive sugar causes, and what can be done to minimize it.

 

Ingesting excess sugar causes a process known as glycation (glie-KAY-shun) to occur. This is where sugar molecules attach to proteins, which basically weakens them and diminishes their ability to function properly. The two key proteins that we’re concerned about are collagen and elastin–the support structure that keeps young skin firm and flexible. As we age, the strength and density of collagen and elastin diminishes. Naturally, our goals in skin care are to slow the aging process, and create a healthy environment for the skin’s cells, tissues and anti-glycation measures should always be considered when setting our anti-aging strategy.

 
 

Dietary Changes

 

What dietary courses of action can we take to minimize glycation and it’s harmful effects? Decreasing our sugar intake –especially the more harmful white sugar and high fructose corn syrup contained in so many processed foods–is a good place to start. I’m happy to say that I kicked the “twizzler, gummy bear, and neon gummy-worm habit” several years ago, resulting in increased energy and improved sleep.

 

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Carbohydrates, while needed by the body as a source of energy is converted into sugar. A healthy approach to carbohydrates is eat more of the good carbs –fruits, vegetables, whole grains — and avoid or decrease the bad ones such as candy, soda, and sugary cereals. The good carbs contain less sugar which is introduced to your system more slowly. We’re always advising skin care clients that diet affects the skin –glycation is one of many reasons to improve our diets.

 

 

Improve Your Skin Care Routine

 

Skin care, at the spa and in the home can fight glycation. Regular infusions of anti-glycation agents, particularly those found in Guinot’s “Cellular Life Complex” strengthen and energize the cells and tissues, making them less vulnerable and setting the stage for more effective collagen synthesis. When we’re in our 20’s our metabolism is more active, stronger, and fights the effects of glycation more effectively. As we age, energy and regeneration slows down — making it necessary to step up our anti-aging (anti-glycation) efforts. These more potent anti-glycation ingredients can be found in Guinot skin care products, including Age Logic Celllulaire Cream, Time Logic Age Serum, Pleine Vie, and Douceur de Vie SPF 15.

 


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In the spa, our facial treatments are designed to provide a deep infusion and higher concentrations of these anti-glycation agents. The world famous Hydradermie Facial does this by utilizing two types of electric current — galvanic and high frequency– to both ionize and oxygenate, resulting in immediate visible and lasting results. Regular facials make the skin more receptive to your home care regimen, and good home care makes our facials more effective.

 
 

In Conclusion

 

In summary, glycation is only one of the many factors that can accelerate the aging process. While glycation can never be eliminated, diet and specialized skin care can minimize its negative effects. Other factors can’t be ignored, especially lifestyle habits: exposure to the sun, smoking, inadequate sleep, and the effects of stress. These can all result in oxidation which produces a chain reaction of free radicals, making the components of our skin more vulnerable and ultimately causing it to age faster. Common sense proactive measures –avoid smoking, minimize sun exposure and the use of sunblock, and regular vigorous aerobic exercise to manage stress and stimulate the metabolism — are all necessary to maximize our anti-aging efforts.

 

Travel Size Guinot Products

 

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Travel Size Guinot Products
 

Blogger: Kelly Johnson

 

 

 

 

Going away this summer? We’ve got new travel size products for all your vacation essentials.

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Our refreshing milk cleanser and toner, Lait Hydra Fraicheur  and Lotion Hydra Fraicheur  are great for all skin types. With Aloe Vera as the main ingredient, this combo helps calm and hydrate your skin after air travel or sun exposure. The milky gel-like texture also makes it great for gently removing makeup. Following up with the refreshing toner to remove any makeup and cleanser residue will leave the skin feeling fresh and clean.

 

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Summer is a great time to indulge your skin, I like doing this with a mask. Guinot has three travel size masks, and they are all amazing. The Anti Fatigue Mask is great for perking up and brightening dull skin, especially during and after flying. It contains cold essential oils such as eucalyptus and mint to refresh and bring your skin back to life. Mask Hydra Beaute is also a wonderful mask. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, this mask will bathe your skin in relaxing moisture, giving you back your summer glow. The last travel mask that Guinot has is Mask Vital Antirides, this is ideal for mature skin. It erases signs of fatigue and reinforces skin elasticity.

 

 

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The Longue Vie Mains is a great hand cream to keep in your purse or car. It makes your hands feel smooth and moisturized, but never greasy. It also helps with fading mild hyper pigmentation on the backs of hands, cause no one wants sun spots.

 

 

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Our Creme Hydra Beaute is a very moisturizing yet light cream. It’s perfect for summer weather since it doesn’t feel like you have a heavy layer of moisturizer on your face.

 

 

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Hydra Tendre cleansing cream is one of our most popular cleansers, and my personal favorite at the moment. It makes so much sense for this to come in a travel size. This cleanser is gentle yet works wonders for skin that gets oily in the summertime. With the main active ingredient being Aloe Vera Extract it leaves skin feeling revived and refreshed.

 

 

Travel size Gommage Grain

 

One important thing to remember is the summer is to exfoliate your skin on a weekly basis. Between makeup and moisturizers, sunscreen and pollution, your skin has a lot built up on the surface. For those of you who have sensitive skin or don’t like the traditional grainy exfoliators, try the Gommage Biologique. This is an exfoliating peeling gel that helps remove dead skin cells with AHAs. If you’re more into traditional grainy exfoliators, then check out Gommage Grain, it has microspheres that gently eliminates dead skin cells while smoothing and refining skin’s texture.

 

 

 

 

Danielle’s Skincare Routine

 

Danielle’s Skincare Routine

 

Ideal Skin Type: Dry Skin

Guest Blogger: Danielle Hoffman

 

My name is Danielle, and I wanted to share my daily skincare routine with you. First I’ll give you a little background information about me. I am originally from Maryland, but before moving back, I lived in Florida for 4 years.  During my time there, I did what any Floridian does, I soaked up the Sun, which resulted in many sunburns. I cringe now just thinking about it.  Eventually I wised up about how bad Sun damage was for my skin and quit the long days at the beach and started applying SPF.

 

I initially was interested in becoming a makeup artist. I was always doing makeup for my friends and family for events or dates. I wanted to become certified and began looking up makeup artist programs. During my search to become certified I started to discover Esthetics and began to develop a strong interest in it.  One thing led to another and I became a licensed Esthetician, and have fallen in love with skincare.

As a person with dry skin, this harsh winter has done a number on it. My skin was not only dry but flakey all over, and was in much need for some nourishment. The cleanser I’m using at the moment is the Lait Hyrda Confort cleansing milk. I absolutely love this cleanser, it takes off all of my makeup, makes my skin actually feel smooth, and did I mention it smells so good. This cleansing milk contains Shea Oil which leaves my skin feel so soft and healthy. It also contains Cornflower extracts, this helps to soothe my skin.

 

The way I use it is by pumping 2-4 pumps in my hands and work the cleanser around my dry face. I apply the milk to dry skin because it is an emollient, which helps to breakdown any dirt, oil or makeup that I have on my skin. Then I simply rinse the cleansing milk off with warm water and a shammy (a type of washcloth).

After cleansing my face, I apply a moisturizer. The moisturizers I use differs from day to night.  In the morning I use BiOxygene cream. I find that it provides my skin with hydration without being too heavy. I apply BiOxygene just before I put on my makeup.  It’s hydrating enough to give my makeup long staying power, and light enough to keep my makeup from slipping off my face.  Lastly, the smell of this cream is divine, very fresh and clean.
Because my skin has been recovering from the cold, to give it an added boost of nourishment, I have been apply Creme Nutrition Confort after I cleanse my skin at night.  This cream is filled with essential oils, such as, Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme.  These oils help repair and nourish very dry skin. This is a cream that I’m using to treat my dry skin, as the weather warms up and my skin balances out I may replace this moisturizer with BiOxygene, but for the time being this is a necessary product for me.

 

If anyone has any questions about any of the products I use, or if you are interested in having a skin consultation and facial, just stop by the spa, I’m always happy to meet new people.

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Reflexology

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Reflexology

Ideal Client: Anyone

Blogger: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

 

I was recently asked by someone, what my most favorite treatment to give (and receive) was.  It took me no time to reply with the answer, reflexology.

 

 

When reflexology is preformed correctly, it not only balances the physical body, giving a great sense of well being, and total relaxation, but it also can help your emotional state as well. This transformation is achieved by stimulating the reflexes found on the bottom of the feet, which transfer electrical impulses of energy (also referred to as Meridians), to different parts of the body.  For instance if you are suffering with a migraine headache, it may not be possible to massage the head, as it may be too sensitive to touch, however by applying pressure to the big toe (the head meridian) the pressure that you are feeling in you head, will begin to subdue.

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Anyone can receive Reflexology, though extra care is given to pregnant women. It is a wonderful treatment to help the body heal itself, and the frequency depends on the condition you are working on erasing.  I find many of our facial clients at Fountains add it onto a facial service to give themselves the added benefits of well being and relaxation.

 

At Fountains, we give 25 or 55  minute reflexology sessions. If you have back aches or other stubborn pain issues, then I would recommend the longer treatment. Come in and try a little bit of heaven, and judge for yourself.

 

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Combination Massage

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Combination Massage

Ideal Client: Anyone

Guest Blogger: Tiffany Davidson

 

 

 

 

I would like to share my favorite service to give to my clients, a combination massage. I find this massage can benefits most people coming in for massage.  I generally prefer to do deeper massages as opposed to lighter ones, and the massage gives me the green light to move past the light Swedish pressure. The combination massage is beneficial because it allows me to warm the soft tissue with Swedish techniques and then gradually increase to a deeper pressure, if needed.

 

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I recommend that a person receive a combination massage every three to four weeks,  this will keep your body and muscles on a healthy regimen, so that you don’t find yourself in agony. Regular massages are extremely important for certain people, for instance dentists, who are constantly stuck in the same position all day, with their head looking down over their patients. If you have a job that has your body under pressure from doing repetitive movements, or in the other case restricting movements, than I would  recommend receiving a Massage twice a week for a few months, switching to once a month after that, as the pain and tension begin to dissipate.

 

When I am giving a Combination Massage, I try to incorporate some stretching into it. Depending on the client, the stretching can vary from a very involved table Thai technique to stretching the hamstring group, or something as minor as a pectoralis stretch. I commonly hear from my clients after receiving a Combination Massage that they feel balanced and even taller.

 

Lastly, because the Combination Massage gradually moves from Swedish to a deep massage, people enjoy it the  because they do not feel too sore afterwards.

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Acti-Sea Body Wrap

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Acti-Sea Body Wrap

Ideal Client: Anyone

Guest Blogger: Sha Sumbatyan

 

 

 

I think that this service is one of the most beneficial services that we offer at Fountains Day Spa, because it just makes you feel good, and the results are immediate.

 

This wrap contains a potent mix of five French seaweeds including, Laminaria, Fucus, Ulva Lactuca, Spirulina and Sea Rocket submerging the body in pure marine actives to stimulate, firm and moisturize the skin of the body. The mud contains ingredients which offer vitamins, iron, iodine, amino acids, lecithin, essential fatty acids, and mucilage, aiding in the overall detoxification. These ingredients work to stimulate the thyroid, promote decongestion and waste elimination, improving skin smoothness, re-balanced, restores proper hydration, and prevents future skin damage by fighting free radicals.

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After having this treatment your joints and skin feel dramatically different. The seaweed removes toxins from your body, which leaves you feeling rejuvenated and your skin looking amazing! I recommend having this on a regular basis if you are looking to begin a healthy routine. I personally have this service done once a month, and I’ve noticed a dramatic difference in my energy level.  Others may need to have this treatment done more frequently depending on activity level and personal goals.

 

I see many of my clients who have recognized the benefits of this treatment, and continually come back to have it done. I also see clients getting this wrap before going on a vacation, before military weight ins, and after a rigorous workout routine that has left them feeling achy and sore.

 

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Pregnancy Massage

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Pregnancy Massage

Ideal Client: Pregnant Women

Guest Blogger: Amy Vrouhas

 

 

 

Dealing with stress, and back pain? Are you caring for two human beings at the same time? If so, I understand that things can become overwhelming during this time, as well as uncomfortable! When you’re a mother to be, you want to take care of yourself and the baby as much as possible. Pregnancy massage is one natural ways to make sure that you’re caring for your baby, by taking care of yourself!

 

During many pregnancies, pain occurs in areas that you probably haven’t felt before. I hear from many clients about their back pain is unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Pregnancy Massage incorporates Swedish massage techniques with some modified positions, to help keep the Mother to be comfortable. Pregnancy Massage will aid in relieving back pain, leg cramps, as well as headaches. Pregnancy Massage can also help enhance sleep, reduce Edema (swelling), balance out hormone levels, and it can even encourage child labor, towards the end of pregnancy.

 

Ultimately, if you are pregnant and haven’t received a pregnancy massage — you should do so, and begin to feel the relief!

 

Please Note: Fountains Day Spa will preform Pregnancy Massages on women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters only.