Travel Size Guinot Products

 

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Travel Size Guinot Products
 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Product of the Week: Guinot Deo Epil Confort Line

 

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Featured Product: Guinot Deo Epil Confort Line

Ideal Skin Type: All Skins

Blogger: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

 

For those of you who know me and know my obsession with deodorants (not anti-perspirants), I am thrilled to inform you that Guinot has now developed not one, but two deodorants. Both are effective and have added benefits in these products, which inhibit re-growth and greatly slow it down over time.

 

The two products I am speaking of are Guinot Deo Epil Smart (After Hair Removal Deodorant Spray) and Guinot Deo Crème Epil Smart (After Hair Removal Deodorant Cream). Both are anti re-growth deodorants that do not contain alcohol or aluminum salts.

 

 

Why I’m Anti Antiperspirants

 

The widespread use of antiperspirants is a huge concern of mine. I would like to point out to those of you who are not aware, the big differences between deodorants and antiperspirants. Antiperspirants contain small particles of aluminum, (deodorants do not).  Aluminum stops the body from perspiring. I like to compare it to putting a plug in the bathtub: when the plug is in, the water cannot escape. The same idea happens when you use your antiperspirant, you do not perspire.  This may sound like a good thing, however what is happening when you perspire is your body is removing uric acid that is in your perspiration. By not allowing the body to rid this acid through sweating, it will begin to build up and over time until the body finds another area of the body to send it to, eventually causing more congestion elsewhere.

 

Perspiration helps to regulate body temperature, as well as to eliminate uric acid.  Neither function can occur correctly when using an antiperspirant product. Many people are not even aware that they are using these damaging products on a daily basis. It is very important to read labels today, remember: no aluminum salts!

 

Deodorants work to mask body odor while allowing the body to function normally and naturally. This is an easy step to take towards living a healthier lifestyle. As we are all living longer these days it is better to be free from aluminum products as some studies now suggest that a build-up of aluminum in the body can contributes to Alzheimer’s.

 

I have noticed a great improvement with my clients who have chosen to switch from an antiperspirant to a deodorant. Some of the biggest differences I have seen are clearer skin with less break-outs (even on the chest and back). Another big difference I have seen and clients have shared with me is the disappearance of cellulite. It just makes sense, if you allow your body to eliminate toxins naturally, your body will pay back tenfold! Think about it.

 

 

Introducing Guinot’s Deodorant

 

Both of these products have a light pleasant fragrance and are easy to use. The Deo Epil Smart has a super concentrated formula, and comes in a small compact spray that dispenses the perfect amount of product. The packaging enables you to carry it with you and re-apply if needed on the go. This spray is effective in neutralizing the formation of body odor, and helps to control perspiration without blocking the body’s natural process.

 

The second deodorant product that Guinot has introduced is the “Deo” Cream Epil Smart. This cream incorporates all the benefits of the Epil Smart spray, but comes in a cream base. Just as with the spray, this cream accts directly on the hair room to slow hair regrowth.

 

The ingredient, Bulbaine is found in both of these products. Bulbaine is a patented complex, of plant and marine extract, when used on a daily basis; it helps to prolong the effects of hair removal (either waxing or shaving). Leaving the under arm skin clean and hair free for a longer period of time.

 

Cost:

Guinot Deo Compact Epil Spray   $13.00

Guinot Deo Crème Epil Smart  $22.00

 

 

Product of the Week: Guinot Gommage Grain D’Eclat

 

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Featured Product: Gommage Grain D’Eclat

Ideal Skin Type: All Skin Types

Guest Blogger: Francis Vergara

 

 

Most people are familiar with the term exfoliation, but are not aware of the many benefits it has or even how to use it to achieve the best results for their skin.

 

New skin cells are generated in the lower layer, the dermis. And over a period of about 30 days, these cells develop and mature as they move to the surface of the skin. At the end of their journey, they flatten out, die, and become saturated with keratin, which serves as a basic protection to the more delicate layers of the skin. There are several negative effects of this buildup of dead cells, and there are healthier, more esthetic methods of protection.  We always recommend some type of exfoliation routine, depending on individual skin conditions.

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15% off Gommage Grain
June 3rd – June 9th

What is Exfoliation and Why Should I Exfoliate?

 

This is the process of removing the dead skin cells that accumulate on the skin’s surface. The benefits of exfoliation include:

 

  • Minimizes clogged pores from oil and impurities, thereby minimizing breakouts
  • Results in softer, more radiant and glowing skin.
  • Increases the reproduction rate of skin cells
  • Allows moisturizers, serums, and other treatment creams to penetrate deeper into the skin
  • Creates a more even skin tone, preventing and minimizing the visible effects of sun damage (hyper pigmentation)
  • Exfoliation for men keeps the hair follicles clear which allows for a more effective and less irritating shave
  • Increases the skin’s metabolism, boosting circulation

 

How is Exfoliation Performed?

 

There are two basic methods of exfoliation: Mechanical Exfoliation and Chemical Exfoliation. Mechanical methods involve creating friction with some type of abrasive material. Chemical methods generally contain some type of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), beta hydroxy acids (BHA), or fruit enzymes, all of which act to loosen or dissolve the substance that holds the dead skin cells together (intercellular cement). 

 

For most skin types, the in-home exfoliator that I recommend is Guinot’s Gommage Grain D’Eclat. It contains polyethylene micro-particles which provide gentle friction to smooth the skin while freeing the pores of dirt and impurities. Another key ingredient is jojoba micro spheres, which act to smooth, soften and moisturize.  For dry skin, I recommend doing a thorough exfoliation once a week; for oily or combination skin, twice per week.

 

How to use an exfoliator?

 

For best results, cleanse the skin and pat it dry. Apply a thin layer to the entire face and neck, avoiding the contour of the eyes. Let it sit on the face for about ten minutes. During this time, excess oil and impurities are absorbed by kaolin and the cream will begin to dry. Once it has completely dried, gently rub the cream with your fingers in circular motions over a sink. Allow the small particles to fall off your face and into the sink. Once most of the product has come off, rinse off any excess and follow with a toner/moisturizer.

 

Some things to keep in mind regarding exfoliation:

 

  • While many exfoliants on the market can dry and irritate the skin, Gommage Grain D’Eclat is gentle enough to ensure that these negative effects do not occur.
  • Avoid exfoliating while in the shower, because the exfoliating cream will not dry sufficiently for the necessary friction to occur.  
  • Gommage Grain D’Eclat is appropriate for most skin types. For those with extremely sensitive skin, Gommage Biologique would be an excellent alternative. And for those with moderate to extreme acneic conditions, even gentle rubbing/friction is not recommended. For these conditions, the Pure Balance Mask is recommended.
  • After exfoliation, the skin is very receptive to the nourishing, hydrating, and stimulating ingredients of a facial mask. Applying a mask after exfoliating is a great way to enhance the effects of your exfoliator, giving the skin more radiance, glow, and energy!

 

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding exfoliation or any other type of skin care issue.

 

Fun Fact: Did you know that the skin’s natural process for shedding dead skin cells is known as desquamation? This type of shedding however is uneven and incomplete, so we use exfoliation techniques to accelerate desquamation and give us optimal results!

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: GUINOT NUCLEIC DEFENSE

 

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Featured Product: Guinot Sun Products

Ideal Skin Type: All Skins

Blogger: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

The Guinot Control Laboratory in France is one of the most renowned in the cosmetic sector. It has been recognized as a leader amongst skincare research labs, and incorporates the most modern technology into their research. The Guinot Lab is also dedicated to creating and producing products that go above and beyond the normal standards. To that I should note that all Guinot products are formulated without Parabens or GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism).

 

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As summer approaches I want to share with you the new technology and effectiveness of the Nucleic Defense Sun Protective Range that Guinot has created. This product range has triple the protection of your standard Sun product. Nucleic Defense is the first sunscreen formulated with DNA molecules and sun filters. DNA molecules absorb and neutralize the UV rays that can modify skin cell DNA. In a nutshell the ultraviolet light from the sun causes damage to the skin cells by actually changing the structure of the DNA in them. Introducing small bits of DNA (thymidine dinucleotide) can boost the cell’s repair pathways so they remove more of the damaged bits of DNA after UV exposure. Sunscreens without DNA in them can leave “windows” on the skin through which certain UV rays can penetrate and modify DNA. Applying DNA to the skin’s surface “fills out” these “windows,” thus protecting the cells’ own DNA.

 

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This product line also contains a natural ingredient called, Heliotropine (created by Guinot) which helps the skin tame the negative effects of the Sun. Heliptropine is derived from the Greek words helios (sun) and tropos (affinity). The benefits that this ingredient does for the skin is substantial; I will list a few benefits below.

 

Skin protection

  • Protects against harmful UV rays
  • Promotes the production of melanin, a natural skin protection from UVrays

Stimulates natural, even tanning process

  • Generates and accelerates melanin synthesis, thereby enhancing a tan.
  • Prevents formation of pigmentation marks
  • Ensures an even distribution of melanin on the skin’s surface

Fights low tolerance to the Sun

  • Comforts skin by strengthening its natural defense
  • Limits erythemia and sun-induced allergies

 

Basically the DNA in these products will act as a barrier as well as a magnate, by attracting the Sun’s rays, thus protecting and shielding your own DNA. Not only is your DNA kept intact and untouched, but the UV rays are kept from damaging your cells.

 

In my opinion, this Nucleic Defense Range is one of the most advanced programs for skin protection and has several different products to satisfy all skin types and weather conditions.

 

At Fountains, we want to make sure you are informed about sun protection and if you have further questions as to which product is right for you and when and how to use please give us a call, or stop by, and we would be happy to assist you.

I wish everyone a warm happy and protected summer.

– Suzanne Olsen

 

 

Guinot Sun Products Include:

Guinot – Large Écran UV Sunscreen SPF 30

Guinot – Large Defense UV SPF 20

Guinot – Longue Vie Soleil

Guinot – Spray Bronze Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 15

Guinot – Huile Bronzante Diam’Sun Glowing Tanning Oil

 

 

 

 

The seasons have changed & so should your skin care products.

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It’s June! And we’re heading towards the dog days of summer. It’s time to think about how best to take care of your skin. Why? With the added heat, and humidity or summer, the skin care products that worked for you in the cooler months, could start to clog pores and counteract results you’re trying to achieve with your skin.

 

Just think of this analogy, we layer our clothes in winter to keep warm, and protected from the elements. In the summer we completely change our wardrobe and we begin to wear as little as possible to keep cool and comfortable.  Our winter skincare products are designed to conceal and protect.  Whereas in the summer we prioritize keeping the skin clean, enabling the skin to breath, keeping pores unclogged, all while hydrating the skin and giving added protection against anti-free radicals, and the sun’s rays.

 

In order to get the most accurate skin care product suggestions I would recommend coming in and consulting with one of our estheticians.  However I will go over some quick change suggestions when it comes to cleansers in the summertime.

 
 

For Normal to Dry Skin

 
 

Guinot clients who are using gentle cleansers in the morning and evening to eliminate dirt and impurities, such as the Lait Hydra Fraicheur (Pink Cleanser) or Lait Hydra Confort (Green Cleanser) may want to change to Hydra Tendre.  This is a gentle wash-off cleansing cream with the ability to deeply cleanse the skin, but mild enough for daily use. The advantage of using this cleanser in the summer time is that it will cleanse without having a drying effect.  Making it easier to remove any makeup, sweat or dirt on the skin’s surface, leaving your face feeling refreshed.

 

One of my favorite cleansers in the summertime is, Eau DeMaquillante Parfaite (One-Step Cleanser).  This is ideal for anyone who travels or on the go (like a gym-rat). With just one quick step the skin is cleansed, refreshed and toned.

 
 

For Oily Skin

 
 

For any of our clients with oily to breakout skin, who have already been using Hydra Tendre, but find that they are breaking out more as it gets hotter out.  I would suggest looking into Guinot’s purifying Microbiotic line. The Microbiotic Cleansing Foam deeply purifies the skin and controls the spread of bacteria and oil, without drying the surface.  Microbiotic Toning Lotion is ideal for all oily skin types, as it protects and balances the skin throughout the day.

 

So often at the spa, I see clients who over-dehydrate their oily skin by using products they believe will control the oil. It is important to understand oily skin when you have it, the oil that you have comes from the lower layers of skin (dermis, true skin) and water is found on the surface layer (which is important for every skin type to have). If you use a product that is too powerful (or drying), in order to slow down or eliminate the oil in your skin, chances are the product will instead (drastically) diminish the water lipids on the surface of the skin, leaving you with dehydrated, and acne-prone skin.  When your skin gets dehydrated, a message will be sent to your glands to start producing more oil to compensate for the lack of water.  Basically it becomes a vicious cycle that will be hard to get out of once you’re in it.

 
 

Questions

 
 

If you have any questions about your current skincare regime or skin conditions, please don’t hesitate to call or come in for a consultation.  Finding the correct balance of product for your skin is vital in maintaining healthy, glowing skin.

 

If you have any questions you would like to ask me, you can always email me at AskSuzanne@fountainsdayspa.com.

How to achieve glowing, Summer ready legs

Now it’s May the weather is getting warmer out, and its time to break out those shorts hemlines, and show off those lovely legs of yours! What’s that?  Your legs aren’t ready to see the light of day?   Well this month we are offering some of our personal tips on how to get you glowing, Summer ready legs.

Step 1

The first step is exfoliation. I recommend using Biotone Micronized Beads, this product is easy to use in the shower or bath, and comes in many exciting aromas. A good scrub will slough away dead skin cells, leaving the body, legs and arms glowing and polished. Your skin will feel amazingly soft. I recommend during the summer months to do a full body scrub every seven days, and more frequently on the areas that tend to get dryer quicker, such as the elbows, knees, and feet.

Step 2

The next step for beautiful legs is to moisturize at least twice a day, once in the morning after bathing, and then again in the evening.  Biotone also offers amazing body butters in array of scents; Milk & Honey is one of my personal favorites. Moisturizing is very important to maintaining the skins youthful soft glow.  Every time you use soap on your skin you are stripping tiny water lipids away, leaving the skin parched and increases the ageing process.

Suggested Spa Treatment

If you are looking for a professional approach to glowing summer legs, The Fountains offers a spa Body Polish treatment.  This is very popular during this time of the year. You start off with receiving a full body scrub given by one of our massage therapists, using a Biotone scrub. Once your body has been fully exfoliated you will head to the shower to rinse off the product along with your dead skin, revealing a new supple layer of skin.  At this point your therapist will lead you back to your room, where they will apply a thick layer of Biotone body butter, sealing in moisture and delivering a nice healthy glow.

Step 3

To take your legs to the next step of being summer-ready I would recommend introducing yourself to sunless tanning. It is a great way to maintain that healthy sun-kissed tan without damaging your skin. By exfoliating your skin prior to applying a tanning product makes it almost impossible to leave streaks.  Guinot offers a wonderful sunless tanning lotion for both the face and the body.  Generally a sun-less tan will last you roughly a week. To ensure that you receive a long lasting tan, it’s recommended to keep up with moisturizing your skin on a daily basis.   As long as your skin is moist and exfoliated you can be assured of a perfect sunless tan.

Have fun showing off your beautiful legs this summer, and get ready for the all the compliments you will receive!