Lift Summum

 

 

Lift Summum

Guest Blogger: Brianda Velarde

 

 

My favorite Guinot facial is our new LIFT SUMMUM treatment. It’s a great facial suited for lacklustre, dehydrated or ageing skin. The LIFT summum facial is an exclusive skincare method that provides global firming action and immediately attenuates signs of fatigue and aging in the face, neck and décolleté. After a 50 minute treatment the face is visibly younger-looking, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away & the skin on the face and décolleté is visibly firmer, plumper and lifted. This facial has 2 important key ingredients that give this facial a unique treatment.

 

Active Ingredients

 

During the treatment, the precious anti-aging active ingredients directly act on signs of aging :

 

Mahogany Bark: This ingredient helps stimulate collagen synthesis which improves skin elasticity, tone, and helps counteract slackening.

 

Alaria Esculenta: This seaweed extract helps to regenerate collagen and elastin fibers while fighting outside aggressors. Aids in the prevention of wrinkles. This is a seriously luxurious experience that leaves you with the skin to prove it.

 

 

 

Secrets Behind The Treatment

 

STEP ONE – Double Exfoliation: In the first phase of this treatment, papaya extract breaks dead cells away from the skin to facilitate exfoliation. Microparticles of cellulose remove dead skin cells mechanically through friction. Fruit acids accelerate shedding and boost cell renewal.

 

STEP TWO – Massage: The second phase includes a massage with mahogany bark extract to improve skin elasticity to help counteract slackening, while alaria esculenta seaweed extract helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

 

STEP THREE – Filler/Eraser: The third phase embeds hyaluronic acid spherical fillers into wrinkle grooves. The fillers then rehydrate and inflate to fill the wrinkles.

 

STEP FOUR – Firming Mask: The fourth and final phase utilizes dynalift and a biotechnological complex to smooth facial features and combat skin slackening by forming a mask that lifts.

 

Benefits

In one treatment:

  • Exfoliates and removes dead cells
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Fills and erases wrinkles
  • Fills and erases wrinkles

 

Duration & Cost

 

50 minutes of treatment

Cost per treatment: $160

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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Fountains Introduces The Pregnancy Facial

 

 

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Fountains Introduces The Pregnancy Facial

Guest Blogger: Erin Bunty

 

 

 

 

 

You asked, we answered! We have had many requests for a deep cleansing facial that can be received during pregnancy. Our flagship Hydradermie facial is amazing, but unfortunately we do not recommend it during pregnancy, due to the galvanic current. The current that we use in the Hydradermie is to help with product penetration and opening the pores to allow extractions. During pregnancy the skin can rapidly change and suddenly you’re faced with new challenges due to a change in hormones. Many pregnant women need extractions to rid the pores of excess dirt and oil.

 

 

 

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The HydraClean has always been a go-to facial for a quick cleansing facial for expecting moms. Although the HydraClean is a great facial as well, many moms-to-be have other skin concerns that require a longer facial in order to address them. During pregnancy, you may experience dehydration or hyper-pigmentation. Due to this, Fountains Day Spa has created a new facial, geared towards pregnant women who want a luxury deep cleansing facial.

 

The Pregnancy Facial begins by using a Thermoclean Electrode with an individually prescribed gel to trigger hyper-secretion of the sweat and sebaceous glands to clean the pores and rid the skin of oil and toxins. The Esthetician performs extractions, and follows with a relaxing facial massage. Your Esthetician will use one of our luxury Guinot masks, based on your skin type, to conclude this ultimate prenatal facial.

 

Cost of The Pregnancy Facial: $120

Facial Duration: 50 Minutes

 

Photo credit: Glambeauties1

Photo credit: Glambeauties1

 

Other Facials available during Pregnancy

 

 

Aromatics Facial– This relaxing facial uses essential oil blends suited for your skin type. These oils help to nourish and hydrate the skin. The Esthetician uses these oils while performing a lymphatic facial massage. This will help your body get rid of toxins and reduce redness on your face. The aromatics mask is a setting mask, which binds water to the skin for extra hydration. This facial is perfect for any mom to be, that is experiencing redness, breakouts or dehydration.

 

Beaute Nueve Facial– This facial is for the mom to be that is experiencing issues with hyper-pigmentation. Your Esthetician uses a gentle fruit acid peel for extra exfoliation, followed by a vitamin C mask to help lighten and inhibit the production of melanin. This facial will help to unclog pores, soften lines and fade brown spots, while promoting a softer, clearer complexion.

 

HydraClean Facial– The HydraClean facial is a 25 minute facial working on cleaning the skin. This facial uses a heated wand to relax and open the pores to perform extractions. This is a good facial for moms who may have had a regular facial routine before getting pregnant and wants to continue regular maintenance. It would also be ideal for moms to be that have grown uncomfortable laying down for long periods of time.

 

How To Re-balance & Brighten Hyper Pigmentation

How To Re-balance & Brighten Hyper Pigmentation

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

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In order to remedy this problem we must first understand how the skin reacts when exposed to sun light. It is vital for our skin to get exposure to natural sun light, however too much exposure is not good. I recommend getting outside early in the morning or late in the evening, at those times the amount of UVA and UVB rays are less intense. By that I mean the rays are less damaging, and the heat is not as strong. On top of that the Sun’s nutrients (vitamin A and D) are more abundant.

 

 

The heat from the Sun’s rays penetrates deep into the dermis layer (top layer of skin). As the heat builds up, it stimulates the skin’s natural protection known as Melanin, to come up to the surface and protect the core cells below. It is the natural reaction to the heat of the sun. Unfortunately over time due to too much sun exposure, some of the melanin is left on the surface and remains as hyper pigmentation, brown spots or melasma. Once the melanin is burnt, it can become lighter in texture in winter months but does not return to its original even color tone.

 

 

Guinot’s NEWHITE Skincare Range Brings New Life to Pigmented Skin

 

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NEWHITE is a professional treatment program which helps to correct pigmentation disorders, whilst preserving the skins beauty. The NEWHITE program is the only brightening skin care program that can be measured in time for visible results.

 

Two Key Ingredients Throughout the NEWHITE Range

    • MELANOXYL creates two effects on the melanocytes. It slows UV-induced melanin production and reduces the initial presence of melanin in the skin.

 

  • VITAMIN C reinforces the lightening and anti-pigmentation action. Through its antioxidant and anti-free radical action it protects the skin and cutaneous tissue. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis thus regenerating the tissue.

 

The NEWHITE range is comprised of several products, which all work together to even out skin color and bring a healthy even toned completion. Please call us and ask for assistance. Let us help you love your completion again.

 

 

 

Healthy Winter Skin: What To Know To Achieve It

Healthy Winter Skin: What To Know To Achieve It

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

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Photo Credit: Marsha_rga

 

 

Every skin type, no matter what age is affected by the cold winter weather. It is so important for everyone to realize that what they have been applying for protection (moisturizers/night creams) throughout Autumn, is not always sufficient as for the winter season. As our environment/temperature changes, so should our skin care protection.

 

Winter brings with it dehydration (in other words, no humidity) which brings about premature aging from the skin’s surface. The cold weather is actually sucking tiny water lipids away from the skin leaving your skin lacking volume and the true skin vulnerable to premature aging.

 

Think about how we put on more layers onto our bodies as the temperature drops, we should also do the same for our skin. As the humidity drops along with the temperature we need thicker more hydrating moisturizers, which should if necessary be applied several times during the day as needed. As soon as the surface skin begins to feel tight, your skin is in jeopardy of aging. As moisture is sucked out from the surface, skin begins to collapse thus premature wrinkling occurs. Moisturizers and night creams act as barriers/shields that lock in natural moisture, leaving the skin looking and feeling youthful and dewy.

 

There are many types of moisturizers and it is confusing to know which one is right for you and exactly when you should change to a lighter or more protective (heavier) one, depending on the season. If you were not aware, we offer skin consultations to our clients, where we go over your home care products and make sure that you are using the right product for the season. Remember preventing aging is easier with than curing them. Make an appointment, so that you can feel confident that you will face this cold winter knowing you are keeping your youthful glow!

 

 

 

Facials: 101

 

 

 

Facials: 101

 

 

 

 

What is a facial?

 

A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced, knowledgeable Esthetician. Facials clean, exfoliate and nourish the skin, promoting a clear, hydrated complexion, and can help improve and maintain a youthful appearance.

 

A facial will provide the best results when it is a part of an on-going skincare program, including regular facial treatments as well as at-home care. Facial treatments can include a variety of actions, including cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, facial masks, peels and massage.

 

 

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Why do people need facials?

 

  • Facials can actually clear your pores. A professional treatment will cleanse your skin in a way that you simply cannot achieve at home.
  • If your skin is behaving badly, you’ll find out why. Your skin can and will change over time, this can vary depending on age, weather and even hormones. It is always a good idea to have a licensed Esthetician help you to address those changes, identify the potential reason and to educate you on how to treat those concerns. If you have great skin now, don’t trust that it will last forever. For example, many people suffer from eczema in the winter and will simply blame dryness. Not treating a serious condition such as this can lead to long-term damage!
  • You can get extractions done the right way. Don’t lie, we know you do it, but every time you squeeze a pimple you are risking acne scarring and dark marks. Extractions done regularly by an Esthetician will help keep your skin to stay clear. It will also help prevent long-term damage that you might be caused by doing it yourself at home. You may even find that receiving regular facials will eliminate any reason to pop or pick at any blemishes. Facials are an essential step to preventing imperfections.
  • Facials are better than a visit to the beauty counter. You know when you go to a department store and someone tells you what to buy based on looking at your skin under fluorescent lights? This is not how you should be purchasing your skincare items. A knowledgeable, licensed Esthetician will provide you with personalized skin recommendations and a regimen that will address your individual concerns. The best way for anyone to make suitable recommendations for your skin is to examine your bare skin after it has been cleansed. Once you’re on the appropriate regimen, your Esthetician should update it seasonally as your skin changes. It’s like having your own skin concierge!
  • You’ll find your happy place. Facials are so much more relaxing than any DIY project you try on your skin at home. At Fountains many facials include a mix of high frequency, massage and hot towels, all to maximize the pampering experience. Stress can highly contribute to skin issues; therefore a facial can improve not only breakouts, but it can also give you a reason to take a few deep, cleansing breaths, and relax.

 

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How often should people get facials?

 

The frequency in which a person receives facials depends on several factors, your skin type, condition, skincare goals, age, even where you live. On average, getting a facial by a professional once a month is ideal for someone who wants to maintain healthy looking skin.

 

It’s important to remember that the skin is a living organ, and because of that it goes through a type of shedding process. It takes about 30 days for skin cells to move up from the dermis (deeper layers of skin) to the epidermis (surface skin). Once the cells reach the surface, they flatten out, die, and stay right there on the surface of your skin. A facial simulates the exfoliation process, keeping the skin more toned and youthful looking. At a minimum a person should try to have a facial at least four times a year, as the season changes.

 

 

Age Summum

 

Guinot has recently launched a new anti-aging facial called, Age Summum. The facial includes 4 phases and is specifically designed to target signs of aging, with the use of pure Vitamin C and powerful Pro-Collagen to help restore the skin.

 

This facial also includes an anti-aging massage, which allows the ingredients to deeply penetrate the skin, leaving your skin feeling regenerated and radiant. This treatment is ideal for anyone who wishes to appear younger while also not breaking the bank on the cost of plastic surgery.

 

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WHAT MAKES AGE SUMMUM DIFFERENT

 

An exclusive skincare treatment that erases signs of aging.

 

Dermabrasion Exfoliating Cream: Rejuvenates the skin’s appearance by eliminating of dead cells. It also is stimulating in the production of new cells.

 

Regenerating Anti-Aging Serum: A genuine concentration of 56 Biological active ingredients from Cellular Life Complex and vitamin C, which encourages cell regeneration.

 

Age Summum Facial Massage: An anti-aging massage technique that helps the active ingredients such as hyaluoronic acid and DNA-enriched serum, penetrate deep down into the skin.  The skin appears firmer and facial features are rejuvenated.

 

Age Summum Face Mask: This anti-aging mask is enriched in pro-collagen, and adds youthful radiance to the skin.

 

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ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

 

During the treatment, the precious anti-aging active ingredients directly act on signs of aging :

 

Pure Vitamin C: This ingredient stimulates the synthesis of collagen while providing antioxidant action for exceptional radiance.

 

Hyaluronic Acid Filler Spheres: This element smooth away wrinkles.

 

Pro-Collagen: This will stimulate the synthesis of collagen, as well as fights against cutaneous slackening.

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE AGE SUMMUM RESULTS LAST

 

 

A client who receives a single session of the Age Summum Treatment will see results. However if a client is looking for more advanced results, we recommend receiving treatments on a weekly basis. As this will provide enhanced results against signs of aging, while also achieving longer lasting results.

 

To further prolong the treatment benefits, your beauty therapist will prescribe products that are suitable for your skin and beauty objectives.

 

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RESULTS

 

 

In one treatment:

  • The skin’s surface appears more youthful.
  • Wrinkles as well as fine lines are filled in and immediately smoothed away.
  • Skin texture is refined and consequently it demonstrates a youthful radiant glow.

 

Scientific test results* :

 

After 3 treatments :

  •  a 49.4% average decrease in wrinkle depth is noted
  •  a 42.6% average increase in skin firmness is noted
  •  a 87.7% average increase in elasticity is noted

 

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DURATION & COST

 

50 minutes of treatment

Cost per treatment: $136

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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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: Hydradermie Facial

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Hydradermie Facial

Ideal Skin Type: All Skin Types

Guest Blogger: Francis Vergara

 
 

The Basics to the Hydradermie Facial

 

Galvanic Current

 
The Hydradermie begins with a good cleansing and exfoliation, making the skin receptive to the benefits which follow. Next, depending on skin type, condition, and treatment goals, we apply customized treatment gels to the face, neck, and around the eye contourThe treatment gels target dryness, dehydration, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, and sensitive skin.

Galvanic Current is then applied to the skin, which initiates two processes known as Ionisation and Disincrustation.  The basic principles of Ionisation are that positive ions are attracted to negative ions, and during this phase, two soothing, electrically charged metal rollers glide over the skin, interacting with the treatment gels and resulting in a deeper and faster penetration of the active ingredients.  The action of the Galvanic Current also softens (disincrusts) blackheads and clogged pores, making extraction of these blackheads easier and more effective.

 

High Frequency

 
The next phase of the facial is the High Frequency phase, this helps to oxygenate the skin’s tissues and cells by stimulating circulation and eliminating toxins.  High Frequency is particularly effective in

  • Energizing skin cells that become sluggish with the aging process.
  • Accelerating the healing of blemishes as well as preventing the formation of new ones.

A cream known to us as “OZ-2” is applied to the face and neck.  The OZ-2 has a high concentration of lavender, which enhances the benefits of the High Frequency phase.  Although each phase of the Hydradermie contributes to that post-facial glow and radiance, I believe that the High Frequency phase contributes the most.

 

Massage & Mask 

 
Next comes a relaxing massage of the neck, shoulders, and facial muscles followed by a facial mask.  In the Hydradermie each phase builds on the previous one, so as we enter the last phase, the skin is even more receptive to a final infusion.  We finish the Hydradermie with an application of a toning lotion to refine the skin’s texture, balance it’s pH, and prepare it for a moisturizer appropriate for the skin type providing additional softening, smoothing, protection and glow.

 

We would be delighted to answer questions you may have regarding the Hydradermie facial. For a brief video describing the Hydradermie treatment and demonstrating it’s equipment, please refer to the video below.

 


 

Who Should Not Get a Hydradermie Facial

 

The Hydradermie is appropriate for the vast majority of skin types and conditions and provides excellent long-lasting results.  That being said, there are a few circumstances which cause us to recommend other Guinot facials because the electric currents could be too stimulating or uncomfortable.   We generally refrain from performing the Hydradermie if any of the following conditions are present:

  • Pregnancy
  • A significant amount of metal pins or prostheses in the body
  • Pacemaker

 

Fun Fact: The Hydradermie was first introduced in 1965 and has been performed in every major city in the world for nearly 50 years.