Coming Soon: Sugar Of The Nile

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Sugar Of The Nile is a sugar paste is used for hair removal. It was ac7ce8e48df0b947e55403f88ddb27dcoriginally developed by the Egyptians many centuries ago.  The paste is created in an environment, free from impurities, blending together a recipe of all-natural ingredients.  The products are paraben free and are not tested on animals.  Body sugaring is a water soluble product which is designed to gently and efficiently remove hair from all body parts and skin types. With regular use by a trained sugarist, the client will ultimately notice less hair return to the treated area, offering permanent results.

Alexander’s Aesthetics Inc is proud to offer Sugar of the Nile, professional quality products sold exclusively to estheticians and trained waxers.

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Alexander’s now carries Lycon Wax!

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At Alexander’s our product lines are carefully selected, utilizing the highest criteria for quality, consistency, and effectiveness.  With that taken into mind, Alexander’s Aesthetics Inc is very excited to introduce the exceptional Lycon Wax system.

About Lycon:  Lycon was established in Australia in 1978 by internationally acclaimed beauty therapist Lydia Jordane. Lycon wax enjoys a well deserved reputation as the Crème de la Crème of hair removal waxes around the world and is trusted as the wax of choice in top spas and salons in over 57 countries.l_hot1kggroup

Formulated with the finest natural resins, bees wax, and sensuous aromatherapy, Lycon delivers superior results, removing stubborn hair as short as 1mm like no other. At the same time, Lycon’s low temperature, super pliable, and gentle waxes provide a nurturing and skin conditioning treatment for extra client comfort, even on the most sensitive skin. Professionals use Lycon with confidence, to achieve completely hair free results for all types of hair growth. Lycon enjoys unparalleled recognition worldwide for unsurpassed product quality and professional integrity.

Strip WaxesThe Lycon family consists of hot waxes, strip waxes, and the unique LYCOJET waxes, complemented with Lycon’s before and after waxing lotions.  Lycon’s array of quality waxes come in many exciting colors and scents, and allows professionals to tailor the best waxing combination for total customer satisfaction.

To view the complete Lycon line - Click Here

 

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July Facial of the Month Blueberry Ice Cream Facial

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July Facial of the Month Blueberry Ice Cream Facial

Celebrate National Blueberry Month with this refreshing yet rejuvenating facial!  Our Blueberry Ice Cream Facial features the anti-aging blend of blueberries, glycolic and salicylic with the firming, nourishing effects of goji and yogurt.  Summer stresses are melted away revealing a bright, glowing complexion.

Treatment Tips:  Introduce cooling aspects into your facial!  Incorporate chilled Magic Globes, or wrap ice cubes in gauze or aesthetic wipes.  Wait for the ice cubes to melt a bit and gently trace along the skin to tone and refresh the skin.  Bonus: cooling treatments stimulate blood circulation and oxygenates the skin!

Blueberry Enzyme: Blueberry brightens the skin and is a powerful antioxidant.  This enzyme contains 1% Salicylic and 1% Glycolic.  It digests dead skin cells and softens sebum during the facial.  Great for fine lines, mild acne and large pores.

Goji Berry Yogurt Mask: Goji Berry helps in rebuilding the skin by stimulating biosynthesis, fibroblast proliferation and by inhibiting MMPs. Anti-aging results can be seen by the reduction of lines and wrinkles in addition to an improvement in the skin’s elasticity. Yogurt moisturizes, smoothes and stimulates cellular regeneration.

For more information or to order the Blueberry Ice Cream Facial, please or call 800-367-2539

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Summer Sunscreen Special

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Buy 6 of any Doctor D. Schwab sunscreens and get 3 Essential travel
sets FREE.

  • Shimmery Sun Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 25Highly effective filters offer advanced daily protection with a minimum amount of time. Our exciting new and effective Alphasomes C-8™ allow active ingredients to develop their fullest potential. Moisturizes the skin while being outdoors. When first applied, it appears shimmery on the skin providing a healthy, natural look with each application. Suitable for sensitive and dry skin.
  • Doctor D. Schwab Umbrella Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30This light wearing, non-greasy sunscreen provides excellent year-round defense against environmental impact. Our  Alphasomes C-8 micronized technology boosts the effectiveness of  advanced environmental protection ingredients, while botanical extracts,  nutrients and hydrators provide maximum moisture without greasiness.  Your skin will be soft, smooth and protected all day, every day.
  • Doctor D. Schwab Umbrella Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40Protect yourself and your skin from environmental influences. Doctor D. Schwab advanced protection with Alphasomes C-8 (TM) (Nanotechnology with Phospholipids) gives your skin the ultimate in broad spectrum defense.  Anywhere, anytime and in all seasons.

FREE Essential Travel Set includes:

  • 1 Herbal Foam Cleanser, 1 fl.oz.
  • 1 Herbal Toner, 1 fl.oz.
  • 1 Ginkgosome, 0.3 fl.oz.
  • 1 Bamboo Cream Peel, 0.25 fl.oz.
  • 1 Cell Renewal Day Cream, 0.25 fl.oz.

The Essentials Travel Set is great for all skin types and has everything you need to keep your skin looking radiant while you travel.  Cleanse skin with Herbal Foam Cleanser, tone with Herbal Toner, exfoliate with Bamboo Cream Peel, and moisturize with Cell Renewal Day Cream.

Call 800-367-2539 for more information

 

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Helping Teenagers Attain Healthy, Happy Skin by the founder of CA Botana, Dr. Dieter Kuster

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Article from Dermascope Magazine - July 2014

The teenage years can be a stressful time, full of pressure from peers, parents, school, and the opposite sex. At times, teenagers may feel like the walls are closing in, and juggling all that life throws at them may be a daunting task. There is so much to think about that their skin care can easily take a back seat to everything else that seems so much more important. But now is the time for them to start paying attention to what their skin is telling them.  They need to start taking steps to prevent.

Right now, their skin has a cell turnover rate of about 20 to 30 days under normal conditions. That means that old skin cells are being replaced by new, fresh ones roughly every few weeks at this stage of their lives. That cycle will slow down considerably as they age, so as an aesthetician, it is extremely important to take advantage of that quick turnover rate while you still can. By the time these teenagers reach age 50, it can take double or even triple the amount of time for their skin to generate new cells.  By starting them on a healthy skin regimen in their teenage years, you are ensuring many years of youthful, radiant skin. As teenagers are starting to learn, anything in life worth having is going to require some work. The same goes for beautiful skin; as an aesthetician, recommend that your teenage clients focus 10 to 20 minutes a day on caring for their face. Impress upon them that there is no time like the present to start those good habits that will lead to great skin, which will reap the benefits for years to come. Educate them to do the three things for themselves that their skin will thank them for in 30, 40, and 50 years: prevent, maintain, and reverse.

inside-outInside Out Just like keeping the body healthy, caring for the skin starts from the inside out. Help teenagers understand that what they put into their bodies is just as important, if not more, than what they put on it, so a healthy diet is key.  Water is the skin’s best friend, so encourage them to get plenty, especially if they are very active.  Guidelines for exactly how much to drink vary, but a good rule of thumb is that individuals should consume enough water throughout the day that they do not ever feel thirsty. Foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and good fats (think leafy greens, nuts, and avocados) also help to nourish skin and aid in maintaining a supple, glowing look.  On the other hand, just as they harm the body, foods high in saturated fat, sugar, and excessive dairy can wreak havoc on the face.  Even worse are things everyone should avoid, like tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, which cause skin to age rapidly and cause more trouble in the body and life than they are worth. In addition, caffeine is a dehydrator.  It can leave skin dry and deepen the color of dark under-eye circles, making people who consume too much look tired and older.

outside-inOutside In Now that we have covered what teenagers should and should not put into their bodies, let us focus on what goes on the body. Since we now know that the first step in any skin care regimen is prevention, the best thing anyone can do for their skin at every stage of life is to protect it from the sun and tanning beds or booths.  Exposure should be avoided when the sun is at its strongest, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. If exposure cannot be helped, applying a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 about a half hour before going outside is crucial. Reapplication is also a must after sweating, swimming, or every couple of hours, regardless of whether the bottle says the formula is waterproof.  Protective clothing and hats are also recommended, if possible.  Overexposure to the sun and tanning bulbs not only causes premature aging and wrinkles, but the Skin Cancer Foundation states that even one sunburn can greatly increase one’s risk of various types of skin cancers.  If teenagers end up with a burn, encourage them to use plenty of pure aloe and give their skin an overdose of moisture by amping up water intake and slathering on the cocoa butter.

Teach them the cardinal rule of clean skin to prevent breakouts:  Never, ever go to bed with makeup on!

Proper cleansing and moisturizing are also key aspects in preventing premature aging and are at the core of skin care maintenance.  It is important to teach teenagers that no two faces are the same and that knowing your own skin is a must.  Explain to them that, for dry and sensitive skin, dermatologists recommend avoiding products with the word acid in them, as they can further dry out and irritate the face.  Natural, creamy cleansers meant for sensitive skin are best, and should be used morning and night.  If teenage skin is extremely sensitive, educate them that cleansing once a day should suffice.  Help them choose a moisturizer that is specially formulated for dry or sensitive skin and recommend that they apply after washing and toning.  For those teenage clients with oily skin, face washes with acne fighting ingredients and oil-free moisturizers are the way to go, as they will give their skin the hydration it needs without adding excess oils.  If all else fails, teach them the cardinal rule of clean skin to prevent breakouts: Never, ever go to bed with makeup on!

Internal and External Stressors Most teenagers’ biggest concern when it comes to their face is acne, which, unfortunately, is most often caused by another thing teenagers have a whole lot of: stress. While there are some factors that may be out of their control, like changing hormone levels and certain environmental factors like indoor lighting, there are steps they can take to minimize the stress on their skin. Talk to them about the importance of taking time for themselves to balance out internal stressors. It is crucial for their well-being, both physically and mentally. Whether it is issues with peers, boyfriends or girlfriends, financial problems, family matters, or a tough upcoming examination at school, internal stress can take a significant toll on teenage skin. While some amount of internal stress is unavoidable, finding healthy ways to manage it will go far in regards to the health of your client’s skin and overall well-being. It may be joining a team or club, talking things out with a school counselor, or just dancing around to a favorite song on repeat to get it out. Whatever the outlet, teaching teenagers to handle stress in a healthy way leads to less breakouts, and less breakouts equals less stress. Ta-da!

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Environmental stressors, such as the sun and harsh weather, can do just as much damage as a fight with a best friend or the pressure of earning a perfect report card. Poor air quality can lead to premature aging and more immediate side effects like dryness and redness. Many natural, plant-based ingredients in moisturizers and serums have proven effective in protecting the skin from the perils of the environment, providing teenagers a gentler option rather than adding harsh chemicals to the mix.

productEffective Products The most effective products for the long-term health of the skin follow the trend of natural and purely derived botanicals. It may surprise your teenage clients that some of the gentlest ingredients from nature pack as much preventative and corrective power as harsh chemicals, without the undesirable side effects. For red, irritated skin, let them know that they should look for products containing pure botanicals like arnica and marigold flower, which work to calm inflammation and redness. Arnica also possesses antiseptic cleansing properties, making it a multifunctional must-have for your teenage clients with sensitive skin.  Temulawak, a member of the ginger family, is a powerful antioxidant, working to fight free radicals in the skin that can cause premature aging. Millet seed is not just for the birds; it boasts powerful properties that aid in both cell metabolism and regeneration. The list goes on; from sanitizing tea tree extract to correcting fennel, natural enzymes are at the forefront of modern skin care research. Educate teenage clients about the benefits of these botanicals. Help your teenage clients understand that harnessing these gifts from Mother Nature is a science in itself. While some manufacturers simply incorporate natural botanicals, finding a brand that extracts the enzymes in a way that preserves potency is essential. CO2 extraction is the latest technology that maintains both the integrity of the ingredients, while being environmentally friendly. Through this method, the extracts are in their purest form and remain preservative free, water free, and highly concentrated. This method excludes oxygen and high temperatures, preserving the valuable plant ingredients for the most significant impact on skin. This extraction process is not only recognized as safe, but is certified for organic products and ensures purity. A healthy helping of botanicals extracted by the CO2 process will deliver superior results and a fresh fragrance. Consult with your teenage clients regarding the proper use of masks for their skin type and offer advice on the best products to use for prevention and maintenance. Help them choose cleansers, moisturizers and even makeup. While a lower price tag may be attractive to teenagers, sub-par ingredients will not give them the results they want. Educate them that many people find that with higher quality products, they use less, making their products (and dollars) last longer. For those teenagers who are guilty of neglecting or even abusing their skin, there is still hope. Start teenage skin off right by helping your teenage clients to invest in quality products with natural ingredients. Help them build time into their schedules to incorporate a balanced skin care regimen and stick to it. Let them know that by remaining disciplined and putting forth the effort, their skin will be clear and radiant.

It is up to each of us to care for the skin we will have for a lifetime, and it is never too soon to start. By taking advantage of this beautiful youthful time, your clients will ensure years of smooth, glowing, healthy skin. All it takes is a little time each day, some worthwhile investments, and a bit of research into what is best for your client’s skin. When you educate teenagers to pamper their faces with natural ingredients extracted with the latest technology, you start them on their lifelong skin care journey on the right track. Looking good is feeling good and having confidence in yourself is something everyone desires. Here is to helping teenagers attain healthy, happy skin!

Dieter-Kuster-2014Dr. Dieter Kuster is the founder of CA BOTANA International. He has developed over 3,000 products for the cosmetics industry including the in-house brands Doctor D. Schwab, Sea Enzyme, and Ambrosia Aromatherapy. One of his breakthrough achievements is the development of the highly acclaimed molecular penetrator Alphasomes®, an advanced delivery system to increase product effectiveness. His other specialties include target-specific enzymes and superior peptide technology. During his 50-plus years of experience, he has authored many articles for magazines and trade publications and is a sought-after lecturer and speaker for the beauty industry on an international level.

 

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