Cutting-Edge Skin Care – What You Need to Know

Here is a quote from Myra Michelle Eby Author of “Return to Beautiful Skin” (and I couldn’t agree more), “Stop putting the same cheap, toxic ingredients on your skin.  Stop using artificial coloring and fragrances when the natural alternatives look and smell better anyway.  Stop ignoring cutting-edge technology.  And stop thinking of your skin as an inanimate object rather than the living, complex organ that it is!”

So many ingredients in our skin care products are actually contributing to inflammation which is the cause of acne and hyperpigmentation in the 1st place.


-Peptides –  A protein shown tho stimulate and repair skin which will in turn slow the aging process

-Plant Extracts and Marine ingredients- Nontoxic and natural healing ingredients

-Vitamins – Packed full of anti-oxidants which can help to lighten, brighten and tighten the skin.  Look for products containing vitamin A, C and E in your skin care.


Benzoyl peroxide –  over use can make the skin sensitive and vulnerable to environmental damage.

Synthetic Fragrances – Allergy causing and irritating to the skin

Parabens – A chemical based preservative that is “considered” to be dangerous and trigger inflammation, which is enough said for me.  There are plenty of amazing skin care products out there that are paraben free so why take the chance.

We offer a complimentary skin care consultation at Spa 10 so if you have any questions or concerns about what’s in your skin care products come in and we will go over them with you.

To set up your appointment just click the link below.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  If you are in need of a natural & beautiful looking airbrush spray tan, a skin rejuvenating facial treatment or a clean and friendly environment for waxing…give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori, Inc. All rights reserved

References Return to Beautiful Skin by Myra Michelle Eby with Karolyn A. Gazella

Sexiest New Fall Makeup Trends

Sparkling dramatic eyes!

Jay Lo often wears a combination of these eye colors for that natural, but sultry look she always seems to be sporting!  She was just voted Sexiest Woman Alive by People Magazine!

This amazing shadow kit takes you from soft to sultry, each of the shadows has something different to offer so that you can pull off any look where and when you like.  We have heard Steamy one of the shadows in the kit, can also be used as a blush (an almost exact match to Nars best selling Orgasm blush).

Use each shade alone, layer or blend together.

Worried about how to apply your makeup?  Fear no more we offer makeup lessons at Spa 10 and once you know what you’re doing  it  is easier than you think!

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  Are you looking for a skin rejuvenating facial treatment, a beautiful and natural looking airbrush spray tan or a clean and friendly environment for a waxing service…if so give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit

© Spa 10 2011

A Great Way to Start the Day…Be Thankful!

I hope this helps you start your day realizing how much you have to be thankful for.

Being thankful will remove stress from your life and that is the most anti-aging gift you can give yourself.

Removing stress can also help to heal acne breakouts!

Acne At Any Age & How to Control it!

Long before a blemish appears on your skin, it has been forming deep below the surface.
When we look to treat acne-prone skin, from puberty through menopause, there are five areas of concern that must be addressed in order to experience actual improvement in the skin.

1.   Sebaceous (oil) Glands sit deep within your skin.  These glands are always affected when acne is present and are usually over-producing oil, even if your skin does not feel oily.

2.   Inflammation. The more profound the acne the more inflammation is present within the skin.  Inflammation is a major driving force behind acne and must be addressed both topically and internally.

3.  Slowed skin cell turnover rate. As new cells grow beneath the skin the dead cells on the surface do not shed adequately enough to allow the oil from below to escape out of the skin’s pores, causing it to become trapped.

4. Bacteria found on and in the skin multiplies at a rapid rate due to a perfect environment of dead skin cell build-up and excess oil.

5. Enzymes located in the skin are triggered by an acneic skin condition.  5-alpha reductase is an enzyme that binds with testosterone, causing sebum to become sticky.  Lipase is secreted by bacteria and contributes to inflammation (oftentimes causing scarring).

The best way to treat an acne type skin condition is by the use of proper skin care products and clinical facial treatments.  Spa 10 Estheticians will set you up on a protocol that contains all the necessary ingredients to exfoliate, calm inflammation, reduce oil production, address bacteria, and target the 5-alpha reductase and lipase enzymes.

Click Here to Book A Customized Corrective Facial Now!

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

© Skin Care by Lori, Inc.

Reference:  Societe Skin Care, Denise Byrnes

12 Hidden Beauty Robbers

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

©Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

References: les nouvelless, July 2011, Jennifer Devlin

The Perfect Product to Help Clear Your Ance!

BLEMISH Clarifying Complex

Click here to schedule a free product consultation at Spa 10

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

©Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011



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!

Contact Spa 10

© 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

Amazing primer for every day use!

How Does PMS affect your life?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (also called PMT or premenstrual tension) is a collection of physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Spa 10 has designed an exclusive line of treatments to ease your tension, reduce your bloating, and make you feel beautiful during this often-dreaded time of the month.

More than 200 different symptoms have been associated with PMS, but the three most prominent symptoms are irritability, tension, and unhappiness. Common emotional symptoms include stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, and changes in libido.

Here are a few recommendations to help reduce the symptoms of PMS:

1. Research has proven that you can reduce up to almost half of all symptoms (including mood swings, depression, and menstrual cramps) of PMS by simply consuming 1200 mg of calcium daily.

2. One of the best ways to reduce PMS is through regular exercise. Not only does exercise reduce, or sometimes eliminate premenstrual syndrome, it also is an excellent way to reduce stress and lower your risk of diseases including heart disease and cancer.

Try Spa 10’s Belly Bloating and Lower Back Tension Treatment that may

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help to reduce the average 2-6 pounds that a woman may gain during PMS. Detoxify, de-bloat, firm the belly, release positive endorphins and relax the back. We are sure you will leave Spa 10 feeling like a new person after this treatment.

3. Studies have shown that women do, indeed, have a pre-menstrual flare of their acne. About a week before and sometimes during a woman’s period, fluctuations in hormone levels may stimulate oil glands causing disruption/breakouts. Spa 10’s Hormonal Balancing Facial will help heal and calm breakouts caused by hormonal fluctuations during the time of PMS. All products used during this facial are customized for your specific skin type (during your hormonal time) to ensure amazing results.

Don’t worry you are not alone studies show that 80% of women are affected by PMS!

Spa 10 is here to help you look and feel beautiful so be sure to take a peek at our PMS Pampering Page and prepare for a blissful experience.


10 tips to a younger healthier you in 2011

Here are some proven ways to live a longer fuller life.   Add some new habits and add years and some fun to your life!

1. Two-plus hours of exercise a week and you’re 30 percent less likely to die in the next 20 years than if you don’t exercise at all.

2. Check your body-mass index- anywhere between 18.5-22.9 and you maybe 2 1/2 times more likely to age free of disease.

3. Having a waist circumference less than 35 inches cut your mortality risk by 23 percent- avocados and yogurt may shrink bloat and belly fat.

4. Be sure your cholesterol level is under 160 to decrease risk of stroke and heart disease.

5. Add fiber to your diet for healthy heart function (check out Spa 10’s earlier blog on Chia seeds- an easy way to do this).

6. Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night- hunger-regulating hormones aren’t as likely to be disrupted.

7. Find a way to manage stress and weight to keep blood pressure under 120/80.

8. Adopt a pet if you don’t already have one- animals an reduce loneliness and depression and lower risk of dying of a heart attack by 40 percent.

9. Add antioxidants to your daily regime they help fight free radical that cause cell damage.  I personally like Elite Red as it is packed full of amazing ingredients to help you look and feel amazing

10. Keep your alcoholic drinks to one a day and of course cut cigarettes out of your life completely.

Science shows that on average, you replace about 1 percent of the cells in your body every day.  Each cell comes in a little stronger or a little weaker than the one before, depending on how you choose to live your life.  You are the only one who has the power to make the changes that will provide you the health and beauty you deserve!


Dr. Henry S. Lodge, M.D. Professor of medicine at Columbia University and coauthor of Younger Next Year (Workman Publishing).

How chia seeds can help your skin look healthy and beautiful!

This week one of my health conscience clients told me about the benefits of Chia Seeds.  I always listen to her because she looks amazing…probably 10 years younger than she is (not a wrinkle on her healthy beautiful skin)!

Here is some information that I gathered on what is quoted to be the, “Ancient Grain Of The Future.”

Chia is the richest known vegetable source of Omega-3 fatty acids.  It has 3X the antioxidants of blueberries, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, is a better protein source than beans or soy.  Antioxidants fight the toxins in our body that speed up our aging process.  Chia seeds might make you look younger and feel younger as they can provide the following health benefits:

  • Help to end food cravings
  • Stabilize blood sugar
  • Aid in detoxifying the body
  • Help develop muscle and healthy tissue

Notice how all these things relate to looking younger? Your cravings make you choose non-nutritious, sugar packed snacks. Eating too much sugar and processed foods can cause your skin to look older than its years,  speed up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of vitality, and add surplus pounds in places you would rather not maintain them. Ingesting chia seeds can help you cut these cravings.

Also, the nutrients and vitamins in chia will assist in generating tissue and muscle in your body- both tissue and muscle mass in our bodies decline as we age. Your hair desires vitamins to restore its youthful gloss. Your skin craves nutrients to sustain its natural elasticity. Chia is high in omega 3, vitamin B, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, and lots of other vitamins and minerals- all proven to help achieve and maintain healthy looking skin.

Even if you are just in your 20s or 30s it’s never too early to start thinking about your appearance and your long-term goals.  A nutritious regimen now will help you to age gracefully.

Many so-called  “health foods” are hard for you to digest.  Chia is easy for your body to digest and absorb. Actually, since it has so much fiber, chia will also help you digest the additional foods you eat. A healthy digestive system is an essential part of looking younger. An unhealthy colon is where disease can  start within in the body, and could cause chronic health issues that affect your appearance and make you look and feel older.

I found mine at Clarks Health Food Store in Palm Desert, CA and am baking some yummy heart healthy cookies with them right now!