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

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!

Concealer made specifically for body skin

I get asked a lot about how to cover sun spots and veins on the legs so I thought I would share this blog about a  new product with you all!

If I cut myself while shaving my legs, you can see the evidence for months. Being so fair-skinned, the dark marks left by nicks are unusually obvious, and it makes me pretty self-conscious. For a while, shaving my legs at all seemed pointless because I didn’t want to wear skirts and let everyone see all those little scars previously left by my razor.

Recently, however, I came upon CM Beauty Leg Magic. This creamy makeup may be too heavy for the face, but it’s perfect for the thicker skin of the body.

After spreading it over the unsightly dark spots on my shins and calves, the water- and smudge-resistant concealer sets quickly and stays on throughout the day.

If what you need to cover is a little more challenging than my little scars, worry not. Leg Magic covers veins, stretch marks, bruises, birthmarks, and even tattoos. And it comes in nine different shades that match a wide range of skin colors, so even the not-so-pale can conceal convincingly.

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Posted Tuesday, March 01, 2011 by Marci Robin, Senior Online Editor

Anatomy 101- What is the body's largest organ and is yours healthy?

The answer – our skin is the body’s largest organ, and there are some pretty easy ways to be sure yours is healthy and has a youthful appearance.

Last December while I was working at the 18th Annual Congress on Anti-Aging, I got to meet Dr. Robert Goldman, M.D., Ph,D., D.O., FAASP,  physician, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine.  Dr. Goldman is full of information on how to slow our aging process and grow old gracefully.

To delay the aging process of your skin please take a  few minutes to listen as Dr. Goldman as he  shares insightful predictions and tips about keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful.


3 ways to look and feel sexy on Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day is the season of love, romance, and more love.  Spa 10 would love to help you prep for this special occasion by giving you some tips on the most requested Valentine’s Day spa treatments that we provide.  Whether you are taken or looking for love we want you to look and feel beautiful for this special day of love.  BTW single ladies- there are 119 single men—never married, widowed or divorced—in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same age so always be prepared for Mr. Right.

Treatment #1 Brazilian Bikini Waxing

  1. No caffeine before your wax- it enhances your pain receptors.
  2. Plan to wax after your period. Your pain threshold is higher in the week after your period than beforehand.
  3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. About an hour before your appointment, take an Advil, Tylenol or other pain reliever.
  4. NO Scream Cream will help to reduce sensitivity –some of our clients say about 80%.  Advanced planning is required, as the lotion has to be applied 20-30 minutes prior to appointment.
  5. Plan ahead. Especially if this is your 1st wax or you haven’t been waxed in a while. Your skin will be sensitive for a few days after the appointment.  We recommend waxing 2-3 days prior to any special occasion.

Treatment #2 Airbrush Spray Tanning

Guidelines to follow for a beautiful sunless spray tan

  1. Shower, exfoliate, and shave before airbrush tanning
  2. Waxing should be done at least 24 hours prior to spray tanning
  3. Wear NO moisturizer, deodorant or jewelry to your appointmentWear loose fitting, dark clothing after your tanning appointment
  4. Do NOT shower, exercise, moisturize or get wet for recommended hours after your spray tan (no manicures, pedicures or massage until after your 1st post tan shower)
  5. After 1st shower, remember to Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize this will maintain and extend the life of your amazing airbrush sunless tan

Treatment #3 Chocolate Enzyme Facial

Believe it or not there is a guilt free way to enjoy rich creamy chocolate!  A chocolate enzyme facial will leave your skin looking and feeling healthy, refreshed and beautiful for your special night out.  This facial is a perfect pampering gift for yourself or a friend who is still looking for that special someone. Check out to purchase gift cards directly from our website.

We do get very busy before this special day so call ahead to make your appointments!  Gift cards are now available on line and can be emailed directly to you or to that special someone!

Don't Let Your Teeth Give Your Age Away!

Spa 10 Live Beautifully!Teeth naturally darken and yellow during the aging process.  Staining foods and beverages may also hinder your smile.  You can now erase the past by whitening your teeth- it has become affordable and convenient!  At Spa 10’s Encino location we  have an amazing dental hygienist who is available on Friday and Saturdays to offer you professional teeth whitening at it’s finest!

A whiter smile will brighten up your complexion, making you look and feel years younger.  Whiter teeth are associated with beauty and a healthier lifestyle. When you have a brighter smile, you tend to smile more often and are less self-conscious.  It is a safe and effective way to boost your confidence in as little as 45 minutes.

Improve your smile by making an appointment with Erin Kinne, R.D.H today.  Erin is the best and you will love her knowledge, expertise, professionalism,  and her amazing ability to make you look and feel beautiful.

Erin Kinne, R.D.H