THE PROFESSIONAL’S CHOICE

The Professional’s Choice

Four Epicuren stand-out products scooped up awards in the 2017 DAYSPA Professional Choice Awards! Spa pros were asked to nominate their professional skincare favs both in and out of the treatment room and we are so honored to be recognized!

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Soothe Dermal Repair Balm

enriched with Sea Whip & Shea Butter

Ease your dry, sensitive skin with this luxuriously rich and deeply moisturizing botanical balm. Enriched with a symphony of immediate and long-term calming and protective ingredients to allow your skin to recover and create a balanced, healthy appearing complexion.

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Bulgarian Rose Otto

enriched with pure Bulgarian Rose Oil

A fine blend of exquisite moisturizing oils designed to richly hydrate the skin, leaving your skin with a resilient, luminous glow.

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Brazilian Propolis Serum Moisturizer

enriched with pure Propolis

A silky power-packed serum, naturally rich in vitamins, key amino acids, minerals, omegas, bioflavonoids, and micronutrients. This rich blend will leave the skin feeling smooth and supple while supporting the skin’s natural healing capabilities.

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Protein Mist Enzyme Toner

enhanced with the Epicuren Metadermabolic™ Enzyme

Packed full of B vitamins, Collagen Amino Acids and Niacin the Protein Mist Enzyme Toner restores the skin’s pH, while hydrating and refreshing the skin.

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Heather Linberg

Heather Linberg

Epicuren®’s Skincare Specialist

Heather is a lover of all things health, wellness, and beauty! A leading industry expert, she has been sharing her passion for creative health and beauty solutions for over 10 years. Her extensive knowledge of wellness and skincare has made her an invaluable resource to an impressive list of beauty editors, celebrity makeup artists, and red carpet A-listers! You can contact her at heatherl@epicuren.com.

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How the Magnesphere™ Works

Here is a nice overview, looking at the Magnesphere by Magneceutical Health.

The precise mechanism of operation can be explained by well-accepted principles of Quantum physics and biology, and is comprised of four basic elements:

1. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: The basic physics principle by which a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device applies an external magnetic field to alter molecular or atomic targets in the body to achieve its results. The MRI device alters the molecules in the body with a very powerful magnet, in such a dramatic manner as to be able to obtain an image. In contrast, the Magnesphere™ device utilizes the same principle, albeit at targeted field strengths of a much lower (physiologic) level.

2. Chronic Stress: Adversely affects disease states and chronic conditions of many types, leading to an exacerbation of symptoms (typically stiffness, pain, inflammation, energy level, and sleep)

 

3. Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve with precise, physiologic magnetic fields produces a balancing effect on the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and its two branches: Sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and Parasympathetic (“rest and digest”). See the image below for a diagram of showing the importance of the Autonomic Nervous System.

4. By measuring the change in the balance of the ANS, using the biomarker Heart Rate Variability (HRV), we are able to determine which magnetic field(s) are best suited to “enhance feelings of relaxation” and help improve symptoms that have been exacerbated by Chronic Stress.

 

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Skincare Can Be Expensive: 4 Products You Must Use

Everyone is focusing on cutting back on our expenses, saving for a rainy day,  spending smarter. All these things are a great idea, but we also want quality of life. We need a few days to get away now and then, a dinner out once in awhile and to be able to take care of ourselves and our skin. While skin care can be expensive there are certain products you MUST use to maintain healthy and youthful skin.

There are a few things I just can’t do without: Cleanser, exfoliate, eye cream, and moisturizer!

Cleanser
The right cleanser for your skin type is always a must. Starting the day and ending the day with clean skin means healthy skin. Removing all the days’ or nights’ impurities, sweat, and makeup from your skin will help your skin function properly. Also it will allow your skin’s natural moisture barrier to replenish itself if you cleanse daily. Your skin will breath better once it’s cleaned. The pores will stay unclogged and clean skin will allow the other products you are using to work more effectively.

Exfoliant
Exfoliating the skin will remove the buildup of dead skin cells. This will allow for clearer pores and greater amounts of oxygen getting into your skin and allowing the new skin underneath absorb your other products. Your skin will be smoother and brighter. Your makeup will go on nicer as well.

Eye Cream
The skin under and around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your body and has the least amount of oil and moisture. Eyes say so much about us, the say if we are rested or were up to late and they show our age. Therefore a good eye cream is very important to keep moisturized and keep the wrinkles away. Let’s keep them guessing our age!

Moisturizer
We need to constantly keep our skin hydrated, and sometimes we just don’t get enough water. So we can help our skin with a good anti oxidant moisturizer. The moisturizer is a protection to our skin. It helps to keep dust and debris off our skin and out of our pores. It protects from environmental stresses and from our makeup. It makes a nice barrier to keep all the good inside and all the bad out.  

Tamera Marquez

Tamera Marquez

National Skin Care & Waxing Educator

Tamera Marquez has been a licensed esthetician for over 15 years and in the beauty business for 25 years has given Tamera a wide range of experience working in spas, salons and in cosmetology schools. She is a National Skin Care & Waxing Educator, working for local and international manufacturing companies. She also works directly with clients in a salon setting. Tamera is an advocate for continuing education for professionals and her clients.

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How Real Women Wear Blue Eye Makeup

From the jane iredale blog – 

Trend alert! Blue eye makeup is a must-try this spring. We saw it all over the runways last fall, and the statement look has picked up steam with models, celebrities and trendsetters ever since.

The thing is, blue eye makeup, especially blue eye shadow, can be a little intimidating. It’s much brighter than our go-to blacks, browns and tans, and we all remember the early 90s when blue eye shadow went oh-so-wrong.

Fear not, beauties! Blue eye makeup isn’t always gaudy or kitschy; if done right, you can create extremely sophisticated and (dare I say) work-appropriate looks. We promise, after reading these tips, you’ll understand why we say this trend isn’t just for models and celebrities, real women can wear blue too!

psst…Click on the images to find out what products each model is wearing.

Blue Eye Makeup for Day

blue eye makeup, line lower lashes with blue eyeliner

Our daytime or work makeup is fairly standard. Neutral eye shadow, black or brown eyeliner and mascara and a soft lip. When we want to add a pop of color, we normally trade our pink lipstick for a bold red or sultry wine-hue. Lately, we’ve decided to mix it up and keep the focus on our eyes. The easiest way to do so is by applying Midnight Blue Eye Pencil to our lower lash line. Pair this look with shimmery brown or gold eye shadow and a nude lip.

Pro Tip: If you want to make your liner a little brighter, trade your eye pencil for Magic PurePressed Eye Shadow and an Angle Definer Brush. First, wet the brush using D2O Hydration Spray, then dip it in the eye shadow to turn the powder into a long lasting cream eyeliner.

 

 

Blue Eye Makeup For Night

smokey blue eye makeup look

One thing we love about going out on the weekends is that anything goes on the makeup front. So, if you’re hesitant to try out the blue trend during the day, then try this midnight smokey eye look the next time you go on a romantic dinner or have happy hour drinks with your girls. The key to creating this sultry eye makeup is toning down the Blue Hour PurePressed Eye Shadow with Ebony PurePressed Eye Shadow in the outer corner and the crease of your eye.

Pro Tip: Keep the eye liner in place by lining your lower lid with Midnight Blue Eye Pencil, then layering Blue Hour eye shadow on top.

Practice Makes Perfect

Have you tried the blue eye makeup trend yet? Share your best blue-eyed look with us on Instagram, tagging @janeiredale and #BeautyWithBrilliance.

 
 
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jane iredale

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Using Cannabis For Psoriasis Relief

Using Cannabis For Psoriasis Relief

Psoriasis is a painful, itchy and burdensome skin condition affecting 7.5 million Americans today. Up to 40 percent of people with psoriasis experience joint inflammation that produces symptoms of arthritis. This condition is called psoriatic arthritis.

There is no cure for psoriasis. Usually when someone is diagnosed with psoriasis they are treated with a pharmaceutical based cream from their doctor with the warning that the condition can come back at any time and relief is temporary. Or in more severe cases, conventional pharmaceutical drugs used to treat psoriasis are typically systemic immuno-regulating agents that involve many side effects such as fever, diarrhea, liver dysfunction, and increased chance of infection.

Because psoriasis is caused by problems with the immune system, cannabis is an especially effective treatment. The cannabinoids in cannabis respond to CB1 and CB2 receptors located in the endocannabinoid system of the human body and are concentrated in the brain/central nervous system and the immune system.

Cannabis infused topicals are able to treat numerous skin conditions including psoriasis. Cannabis, specifically cannabidiol (CBD) effectively deals with the significant cause of this skin condition while avoiding the negative side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Furthermore, CBD based topicals do not produce a psychoactive effect and are safe to use.

A study conducted in 2007 and published in the Journal of Dermatological Science determined that cannabinoids help prevent the buildup of dead skin cells and other symptoms of psoriasis. Concluded the researchers: “Our results show that cannabinoids inhibit keratinocyte proliferation, and therefore support a potential role for cannabinoids in the treatment of psoriasis.”

A Satisfied Cannaisseur Brands Customer

Over the course of three months, a Cannaisseur customer began using Aryn’s Essentials Massage Oil on her legs that have been plagued with psoriasis for decades. She became used to wearing pants 12 months out of the year because of the unsightly scaly patches. As you can see from the photos submitted, her psoriasis dramatically improved with just a few drops of the Aryn’s Essentials oil used daily over the course of a few months. Needless to say, CBD infused topicals provide bonafide therapy and relief for psoriasis patients. For more information on Aryn’s Essentials products, please visit www.cannaisseurbrands.com.

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Cannaisseur Brands

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Cannaisseur Brands represents premium medicinal cannabis products as a result of using high quality natural ingredients grown in the United States. Our products are 100% compliant with all state regulations (Prop 215 and Prop D)

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Baby, you’ve got to love yourself! For the love of your skin!

Relationships come & go but your skin is with you forever. Show your skin some love & give yourself the special devotion you deserve! While this month is all about showing how much you love others…don’t forget about loving yourself too!

 

For the LOVE of your skin!

Your skincare routine is a sacred time to be at one with yourself & devote to self-loving moments. Implement these two ritualistic experiences a few times a week to indulge during your me time.

2-Step Face Ritual

Step 1 | Hydrating Mineral Mask

enhanced with restorative mineral complexes

A creamy mineral complex mask designed to restore the skin’s vitality and moisture levels. This versatile mask provides a necessary protective barrier, leaving the skin soft and supple from head to toe.

HOW TO

Apply after your cleansing & exfoliating step. Leave on 10 -15 minutes, then remove with warm water.

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Step 2 | Bulgarian Rose Otto

enhanced with pure Bulgarian Rose Oil

A fine blend of exquisite moisturizing oils designed to richly hydrate the skin, providing a resilient, luminous glow. This product may also be used as a spot treatment around the mouth and eye area, or mixed with your daily moisturizer as a moisture ‘boost’.

HOW TO

Apply Bulgarian Rose Otto generously as your decadent moisturizing treatment following the Hydrating Mineral Mask to leave your skin with a radiant glow.

Step 1 | Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish

enhanced with pure Tangerine Oil

Renew your skin with this uplifting citrus scrub that gently exfoliates the body using softly honed walnut shells and apricot kernels to refresh your skin and spirit.

HOW TO

Polish away dull skin with Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish as a prep-step prior to drenching your skin in luxury with Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil.

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Step 2 | Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil

energetically infused with the attracting vibrations of Rose Quartz

Rich & supple, yet lightweight, this deeply moisturizing oil awakens romantic devotion while restoring a sense of peaceful splendor. Energetically infused with the attracting vibrations of rose quartz crystals, tender white jasmine and deep pink pepper and vanilla, fuse with spirited red mandarin, inciting unconditional love, joy & light without limitation.

HOW TO

Following your prep-step with Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish, replenish the skin while illuminating your ageless brilliance & drench in luxury with Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil as your finale. TIP: A healthy alternative to perfume, this fine body oil is hand-crafted to also assist with nourishing devitalized spirit.

Heather Linberg

Heather Linberg

Epicuren®’s Skincare Specialist

Heather is a lover of all things health, wellness, and beauty! A leading industry expert, she has been sharing her passion for creative health and beauty solutions for over 10 years. Her extensive knowledge of wellness and skincare has made her an invaluable resource to an impressive list of beauty editors, celebrity makeup artists, and red carpet A-listers! You can contact her at heatherl@epicuren.com.

To offer Epicuren Discovery® in your spa, contact | sales@epicuren.com

For International Inquiries, contact | global@epicuren.com

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