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I found this list of “Beauty Robbers” written by Jennifer Devlin in one of my trade magazines, and thought the information was valuable and well worth sharing!

The following ingredients, which are found in most personal care products, should be avoided at all costs.  Clients with skin sensitivity issues often see a significant improvement in their condition when they stop using these ingredients.

  1. Benzoyl peroxide
  2. DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (Triethanolamine)
  3. Dioxin
  4. DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)

    Ingredients to Avoid!

  5. FD&C Color & Pigments
  6. Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
  7. PEG (Polyethylene glycol)
  8. Phthalates
  9. Propylene Glycon (PG) and Butylene Glycol
  10. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  11. Sunscreen chemicals
  12. Triclosan

Although there have been few clinical studies on what these ingredients actually do to the skin, I have personally seen incredible healing when clients at Spa 10 start using  product lines we offer that DO NOT contain these ingredients.   Our licensed estheticans have watched acne heal, sun spots diminish and redness and skin sensitivity simply just disappear!

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

©Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

References: les nouvelless, July 2011, Jennifer Devlin

BLEMISH Clarifying Complex

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Whether you’re suffering from an occasional breakout or a problematic skin condition Spa 10 knows that can make you feel!  We have have amazing facials and products to help you look and feel beautiful.


A unique blend of ingredients designed specifically for problematic skin, this complex targets the key factors that contribute to a variety of challenging skin conditions. Bacteria, oil production, inflammation and cellular build-up are all components that increase negative skin responses, causing impure, inflamed and problematic skin.

Used daily, this complex will aid in reducing these triggers, improving the skin’s condition and overall appearance.

• This complex is excellent for anyone with oily skin.

• Addresses bacteria, sebum production, inflammation, retention hyperkeratosis, 5-alpha reductase (the enzyme that can cause acne scaring), hyaloronidase and lipase enzymes.

Spa 10 is PROUD to offer amazing Societe Corrective Facials and the entire Societe Skin Care Line to our clients.

Fun Fact: Men also love this post shaving after Clarifying Prep Solution!

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

©Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

Reference:  http://www.societeskincare.com/blemish.html

Party Lashes at Spa 10!

FALSE EYELASHES!

I have been getting a ton of emails about quick and easy ways to look younger and my advice is to try adding some glam to your eyes with party lashes!

Falsies are an inexpensive and easy way to make your eyes and your whole face appear brighter and younger.  As long as you don’t have sensitive eyes they work on every woman no matter what age, facial shape or ancestry.

The lashes are bonded to your own using non-toxic black or clear glue (black glue is best because it gives a really good mascara-effect finish). Provided you are gentle with them, don’t get any oil on them (so no waterproof eye make-up remover), and groom them regularly (with a small mascara spoolie), they will last 1-5 days.  Spa 10 carries Blinc Mascara, and our Estheticans have found that applying this daily will extend the life of your Party Lashes!

We are excited to offer Party Lashes as a service at Spa 10 for $40.  We can’t wait to help you look and feel beautiful whether it’s for your next special event or if you just need a little pick-me-up!

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True eyelash extensions are single fiber artificial eyelashes with a  tapered  tip and a blunt base.  They are designed this way to mimic a real lash and  if applied correctly they are very “real” looking and enhance your natural lashes in a beautiful way. The initial appointment will take just under 2 hours. The proper application technique is to apply one artificial lash to one single natural eyelash hair.

Click here for More Info on Eyelash Extensions

It is important to find a trained and experienced technician because if the lashes are not applied  properly they can and will cause damage to the natural lash.  When the eyelash extensions are applied properly they will grow, rest and shed right along with the natural eyelash to which they are attached so there is no damage to neighboring eyelashes.

One of the most important questions to ask before booking an eyelash extension appointment is what kind of glue will be used during your appointment.   Be sure it is a non-latex based glue – latex is not waterproof and is not designed for long term use or even overnight wear.  The best type of glue  should have the main ingredient Cyanoacrylate which is used for medical purposes to bond skin in wound closure.  You should also find out if the glue is FDA approved.   If my clients have not had eyelash extension before I always make them come in 24 hours before the appointment for an allergy test, where I will apply a small amount of glue to wrist area.

Eyelashes grow just like normal hair, but the hair cycles out every 30-60 days.  Which means you will need a “fill or touch up” every 3-4 weeks. The length of time for a fill will be 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how well you take care of the lashes between appointments.   The maintenance involved with eyelash extensions is very similar to the care  and attention you have to give to artificial nails (fills are required to keep them looking natural and fresh).

If you would like more information on Eyelash Extensions please visit Spa 10’s website or give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions for you.

© 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of  Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.


Add a primer to your makeup kit!

1. Primer will reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, soften the look of fine lines & wrinkles.
2. Primer will prevent your makeup from creasing & shifting throughout the day and keep the color true to form.
3. Primer will reduce clogged pores by preventing the makeup from traveling into the pores and clogging them.

Spa 10 recommends and carries Jane Iredale’s Absence Oil Control Primer.  This is one product that ALL of our clients love as it has many wonderful benefits to help you look and feel beautiful!

1.  Controls oil & conceals large pores while priming the skin for makeup application
2.  Non-drying and pH balancing
3.  Suitable for oil, acneic and aging skin
4.  Absence provides a sheer, color-free finish

Call Spa 10 today for your FREE skin care consultation and see how amazing your skin will look with the perfect coverage!

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© 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

Amazing primer for every day use!

By the time you reach 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, the way you look will definitely depend on how you have taken care of yourself.

1.  Avoid The Sun!

It is true that you need a little sunshine to get vitamin D. But, spending too much time in the sun, without protection, will prematurely age you. Age spots, wrinkles, and other skin discolorations are results of sun damage and make you look older. Non-Chemical sun block is a must!  Spa 10 supplies our clients with endless amounts of Jane Iredale Powder Me Dry Sunscreen, SPF 30 and Pressed Power Mineral Makeup SPF 20.

2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

We need all the help we can get to maintain a healthy and glowing skin as we age. So even if you eat tons of anti-oxidant rich foods and drink lots of water, these are still not enough to promote supple and youthful looking skin. You must use moisturizers and other skin care products to help maintain healthy young looking skin.  Contact any one of Spa 10’s Estheticians and we will be happy to provide you with a complimentary product consultation to be sure you have an anti-aging home regime that’s appropriate for your skin type.

3.  Avoid Stress!

Emotional upheavals can make your skin look 5 years older than your chronological age, says New York City dermatologist and psychiatrist Amy Wechsler, MD, author of The Mind-Beauty Connection. Constant anxiety increases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation that breaks down collagen. It also triggers a chain of responses that can lead to facial redness and acne flare-ups.   I have been taking a supplement called Holy Basil that has really helped to regulate my stress levels.

*Note – I am not a Dr. so please consult with your health care provider before taking any supplement.

© 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

Click here to see yourself in 20 years!

Thousands of people (including me) have already signed up to join entrepreneur
mentor Ali Brown’s complimentary, one-time call “Higher Power:

I love taking Ali’s classes as they give me the confidence to make sound business decisions.

Great Class for those feeling lost financially!

Creating Success With Grace and Ease” on Tuesday, June 21 at 8pm
ET. If you haven’t signed up, you can still reserve your spot
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One of Ali’s goals for this call is to show you how leveraging
your higher power can dramatically help you increase the money in
your life. As one of ABC’s “Secret Milionaire”s, Ali Brown knows
firsthand how finding YOUR power to earn more in your business
can change you… in a VERY GOOD way.

One of the best pieces of advice Ali has ever received about
money was you don’t become a millionaire for the million
dollars…. Instead, you become a millionaire for the person you
become in the process.

As Ali says, hard work doesn’t do it alone, and you’ve likely
already discovered that. The “magic” part of the formula is the
foundational mindset you MUST build in order to attract wealth.

But not just having the mindset: Putting it to use every day,
with every decision you make.

This requires tapping into your higher power—call it your
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The one thing in common, this power, is where we turn when we
need answers, strength, ideas, opportunities, and even miracles.
So I urge you to join Ali on this call to tap into your OWN
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If you are feeling stuck right now, restless, or as if you’re
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If you haven’t registered yet, please do so at: https://alibrown.infusionsoft.com/go/alisuccessstore/lcrete1.
You don’t want to miss this special one-time LIVE event by
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If for some reason you can’t make it to the call on Tuesday,
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Ali is recording the call for you and will send you a link to
listen at no charge.

I found this video and article by Dr. Mercola and wanted to share this.  As a licensed skin care professional I also feel  strongly about healing acne in a nontoxic way.  I have over 10 years of experience and have successfully guided many clients through a healthy skin care regime that has cleared their acne and given them their confidence back.

If you have acne or if your child or loved one  has acne please take the time to look at this information.

Also, Spa 10 has two types of facials that help calm and  clear problematic skin.   Please visit our website and take a look at the Deep Pore Facial and Teen Clean Facial.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/31/simple-secrets-to-eliminating-acne-for-good.aspx


Lori Crete –  Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!


References:  Dr. Joseph Mercola D.O – http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/31/simple-secrets-to-eliminating-acne-for-good.aspx

1.  Replace one meal a day for 7 days with a low sugar detoxifying juice – there are some great recipes online if you own your own juicer.  Be sure to add cucumber, lemon and blueberries to your juice as they all have properties that  delay the effects of aging, improve our skin elasticity, stave off wrinkles and get rid of bad skin problems.

2. Up your exercise routine and commit to working out for AT LEAST 5 of the 7 day anti-aging regime!  If you are already going to the gym faithfully then push yourself a little harder – if you can do it for 5-7 days you have a good chance  of  making this a new habit.  Physically active people have cells that look younger on a molecular level than those of couch potatoes, according to new research that offers a fundamental new clue into how exercise may help stave off aging.

3. Allow 10 minutes a day for  some stress-free “me” time.  A few nice ways to spend this time would be to pick up a magazine that you love,  just sit and listen to your ipod, or take your pooch for a walk around the block.  I always tell my clients that if I can take stress out of their lives during a one hour facial then that is the best anti-aging gift I can give them.

4. Make a lunch date with a family member or friend who makes you happy – preferably someone with a happy positive attitude because studies show that laughter is good for your heart – it increases blood flow by 22 percent, per Good Housekeeping October 2010 issue and it’s a stress buster.

5. Drink one cup of green tea a day – One cup of green tea provides more antioxidants than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots or strawberries. This activity reduces the harsh aging effects of environmental damage.

© 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.


It seems like the perfect time of year to remind you all of some important ways to care for you skin this summer.  One of my favorite industry reads is,  “Return to Beautiful Skin” by Myra Michelle Eby with Karolyn A. Gazella, so I am sharing some tips  from the book that will help you and your skin look and feel beautiful this summer.

1.  Too much sun can and will accelerate aging and cause skin cancer

2. Use nontoxic, safe sunless tanning products and healthy alternatives to sunbathing  and tanning booths – Spa 10’s sunless airbrush spray tan is a perfect alternative!

3.  The best way to protect your skin is with a quality nontoxic sunblock that offers BOTH UVA and UVB protection.  Working out –  Spa 10 now offers an amazing  lightweight, powder sunblock for complete UVA and UVB protection that will not slide into and irritate your eyes.

4. When you use a sunscreen, no matter what the SPF, you have to reapply it frequently.

5. Sunblock is no different than your other body care products- it should contain, healing, therapeutic ingredients that are nontoxic yet effective.  Spa 10 now carries a non-chemical physical sunblock SPF 30 – give us a call for more information.

Take care of your skin by protecting it from the sun!  Sunblock should be in a part of your daily routine, make sure your moisturizer or Make up has an SPF in it – even if the sun is not out!  I notice that 90% of my clients facial sun damage is on the left side of their face- the side exposed to the sun while driving.

Spa 10’s licensed skin care estheticans have plenty of advise and product to offer you on how to care for you skin during the summer months.   Come in or give us a call www.thespa10.com.

© 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.