Archives for April 2013

Product of the Week: Guinot Masque Essentiel




Featured Product: Masque Essentiel

Ideal Skin Type: Dry/Dehydrated/Sensitive Skin

Guest Blogger: Francis Vergara



          There is good skin, and than there is great skin. Very often the difference between the two comes down to enhancing your daily skincare routine with extra infusions of energy and nutrients. An easy way to add in these enhancements is by including masks into your regimen. Masque Essentiel has a high concentration of essential oils and plant extracts: thyme, rosemary, lavender, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil and avocado oil. These ingredients create a healthy and energy-rich environment for the skin cells, bathing the skin in moisture and creating an amazing radiant glow. Its distinctive aroma is deeply relaxing, and the cooling and soothing effects of camphor increase circulation to provide a boost in oxygen levels.

15% off Masque Essentiel April 29th - May 5th

          Masque Essential is an ideal at-home treatment in between facials. Apply a thin layer to the face, neck, and lips, one to two times per week. I like to suggest to my clients that they apply the mask and find a quiet place, to just relax with it on for about 15 – 20 minutes. This will allow your skin to have maximum absorption of all these beneficial oils. When it comes to removing the mask, make sure to remove it with wet cotton pads after at least. Masque Essential is recommended for most skin types, especially dry, dehydrated, and rosacea/sensitive skin. Those with oily or acneic skin should avoid this mask as it is high in essential oils.

          If you choose to add Masque Essentiel to your weekly routine, you can easily give yourself an at-home facial. Just begin with cleansing the face, follow that with exfoliation, either Gommage Grain or Gommage Biologique. Once you have finished exfoliating the skin, dry it off, and apply Masque Essentiel. This at home treatment enhances and prolongs the benefits of our world renowned Guinot facials!

Fun Fact: Did you know that Gwyneth Paltrow has been using Guinot’s Masque Essential for years? The health conscious actress reaches for this mask on days when she needs an extra boost of radiance!





Product of the Week: Guinot Douceur De Vie



Featured Product: Douceur De Vie

Ideal Skin Type: Skin exposed to the sun

Guest Blogger: Erin Ryan




It’s that time of year again! With the warm weather on its way, we all tend to spend more time outside and in the sun. The sun has so many great qualities; it produces vitamin D which can do wonders for your mood and energy as well as bone growth. However, along with all of it’s great benefits, it’s also important to remember that the Sun can do some serious damage to our skin.  I would never advise anyone to not enjoy a nice sunny day but it is important to protect your skin, when it’s exposed to the sun.   The sun produces harmful rays, and free radicals that break down the skin’s structural support. With all these sunny days ahead of us, I’ve decided to feature Guinot’s Douceur De Vie face cream as my product for the week.



This should be everyone’s go-to cream for skin defense this spring, and summer. Not only does it contain an SPF 15 to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays, but it also has Vitamin E, which acts as an anti-free radical and antioxidant. Vitamin E is also great for keeping your skin moisturized. Have sensitive skin? This cream is perfect for sensitive skin types due to its de-stressing essential oils; lemon, chamomile and lavender. These oils will help calm down redness and irritation in the skin. The essential oils are not only beneficial to your skin but they also make for a great smelling cream!  With its light blue color, Douceur De Vie is perfect for apply under makeup to conceal any redness.


Lastly, Douceur De Vie contains Guinot’s Cellular Life Complex. This complex contains 56 active ingredients, that helps rebuild the skin’s ability to regenerate cells, making is a wonderful cream for anti-aging, as well as healing the skin after sunburns or acne scars. This is an excellent addition to any skincare regimen!







Guinot HydraClean Facial

At long last, beautiful radiant skin in just 25 minutes!







Guinot has come out with a first of its kind, deep-cleansing express facial called, the Guinot HyrdaClean.  This facial uses patented Thermoclean Electrode, which offers spa enthusiasts, glowing skin in half the time of a regular facial. Over the past two years Guinot has been hard at work in their Paris laboratories, developing the thermoclean system to deliver noticeable, long lasting results in less than half the time of a standard Hydradermie.


The Guinot HydraClean Facial will cater to a diverse clientele, including hurried professionals with barley a minute to spare, to young spa goers looking for an introductory treatment, or those looking to give their skin a quick yet deep cleansing facial without leaving the skin red or puffy.


For our existing clients who already know the effectiveness of our regular, Super and Ultra Hydradermie facial, this is a facial that can be given as a standalone treatment or incorporated into our existing facials for deeper cleansing, and longer lasting results.





Regulated heat from the patented Thermoclean Electrodes triggers hyper secretion of the sweat glands to clean the pores and rid the skin of toxins. The heat from the electrodes aid the treatment gels to penetrate deep into the skin, resulting in clearer, brighter, and more hydrated skin.  This allows the skin to breath, making it more receptive to products and subsequent treatments.





There are two gels that can be used during the HydraClean.  They were created specifically for this treatment, the Universal Cleansing Gel for all skin types, and the Purifying Cleansing Gel for oily skin.  Both gels are soap-free; contain Lipacid to regulate excess oil, as well as Salicylic Acid to provide anti-microbial action and exfoliation. The Universal gel also contains Allantoin and Lactic Acid to soften, sooth, and moisturize the skin.  The purifying Gel contains Burdock which is used to deeply clean and purifies the skin.





For Normal/Combination skin types – 1 HydraClean Treatment per month

For Oily skin types – 1-2 HydraClean Treatments per month




Guinot Microbiotic Cleanser




Guinot Microbiotic Mousse Visage

Ideal Skin Type: Combination to Oily Skin

Guest Blogger: Audrey Griffin



          The perfect cleanser and the one I recommend the most for combination to oily skin is the Guinot Microbiotic Mousse (Purifying Cleansing Foam).  Now that we are moving into the warmer months of the year, our skin tends to release more oil and sweat. This excess secretion can lead to clogged pores and other unwanted blemishes. This cleansing foam is geared to clean, purify and balance oil secretion, without leaving the skin feeling tight.


Microbiotic Cleanser


          If your skin feels “tight” after washing your face, that is not a good thing.  This feeling actually means that you have striped too much oil from the skin, which may seem beneficial for people with oily skin but it’s actually the opposite.  Every skin type needs oil (even acneic skin), the key is regulating how much oil your skin has.  If someone were to cleanse their skin with a cleanser that strips away all the oil from the face, the glands in your skin will get an urgent message that your skin is dehydrated and will begin to over-secrete more oil. Also when the skin is dehydrated it tends to hold on to any oils it can, to compensate for the lack of hydration. This results in an increase in blackheads and breakouts. Therefore it is always important to wear moisturizer no matter how oily your skin is.  Some moisturizers that work well with oily skin are, Creme Pur Equilibre, Matizone, and Hydrazone All.


          Again, this is why I prefer to recommend the Microbiotic Cleanser for oily skin types, as it helps to regulate, rather than eliminate oil.  Some of the key active ingredients include olive leaf extract, zinc, coconut extract, and palm tree seed extract.  All these ingredients provide the perfect remedy for clear beautiful skin!