SmartMud® No Mess Mud Masque from Patchology

patchology mud maskEliminate environmental toxins, dirt and dullness in one clean step with our SmartMud® No Mess Mud Masque. Our mineral-rich volcanic ash combined with our innovative FlexMasque™ Technology gets the purifying properties of mud right where you want them (on your face) and not where you don’t (all over your sink). It’s the neatest way to clear up your complexion and clean out pore­-clogging debris without the dry, tight feel of a traditional mud mask.

You’re left with a healthy, youthful glow.

It’s the mudder of all masques.

Ideal for: Normal, combination and oily skin

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Trump agrees to leave state-legal marijuana programs alone

usatoday.com – 

America’s fast-growing marijuana industry could be poised for supercharged expansion after President Trump promised to respect state-legalized pot in a deal with a Colorado senator who had been blocking presidential nominees.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner on Friday announced he’d received assurances from the president that federal agents would leave alone states like Colorado that have legalized recreational cannabis. Gardner had been blocking nominees to the Department of Justice since January over the issue, and on Friday relented.

“President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all,” Gardner said in a statement.

Gardner didn’t elaborate on what specific legislation Trump said he would support, although Congress is currently considering several bills that would legalize cannabis at the national level.

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Best Day Spa in Every State

msn.com – 

Wellness and self-care are way more than just millennial trends. Taking care of your body with massages, scrubs, and masks is not indulgent, but rather a way to take care of your mental and physical health. Just like we see specialists for our eyes, feet, teeth, and brains, we can see specialists for our skin hair and nails to keep us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Everybody deserves a spa day!

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Pechanga Resort Casino invites spa enthusiasts to its first-ever ‘Spa-rty’

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Spa Pechanga invites all spa lovers to its first-ever “Spa-rty.”

The Thursday, April 12, event will introduce what’s now one of the largest day spas in the region to those looking for the pinnacle in relaxation luxury.

Guests 21 and older can enjoy and test products, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., from top beauty brands such as Hydrafacial, Intracuticals, Unite, Moroccan Body Oil and more.

Guests will receive product samples, enjoy mini-treatments and meet beauty vendors. Spa Pechanga’s emphasis is on tranquility and relaxation, so also included in the “spa-rty” are hors d’oeuvres and wine.

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Why Eaglewood Resort And Spa Is The Wright Choice For Travelers

forbes.com – 

April 9th will mark the 69th anniversary of the death of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. His designs and philosophies about simplicity and functionality continue to inspire contemporary designers and architects today. It was also the inspiration for the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois. This property, just outside of Chicago, offers guests the combination of basic comforts, indulgent spa treatments, natural décor elements and modern technological hospitality.

Eaglewood Resort and Spa has 295 guest rooms and suites, 37,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an 18-hole golf course, full-service wellness spa, fitness rooms and pools, farm-to-table dining, outdoor activities like bocce ball, and even a 6-lane retro bowling alley.

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CareCredit Introduces New Way to Pay for Day and Medical Spa Treatments

dayspamagazine.com – 

CareCredit announced today its expansion into the day and medical spa markets—helping Spa providers drive growth by providing an additional payment option for consumers. The CareCredit credit card is a health, beauty and wellness card dedicated to helping people get the care they want and need.

As part of this new program, CareCredit has partnered with both the American Med Spa Association and the Spa Industry Association to help Spa industry professionals bring the benefits of CareCredit to their practices. Providers can now offer clients access to more treatments and services while also expanding their potential client base to CareCredit’s 11 million cardholders. Participating spas will also become a part of the CareCredit network of qualified providers, which receives more than 850,000 searches per month.

“Day and medical spas are an attractive growth segment for CareCredit. We’re excited to join this growing market and help spas grow their businesses by offering an easy way to make treatments and services more accessible for their clients,” says Dave Fasoli, CEO, CareCredit. “CareCredit helps people care for themselves and focus on their overall wellbeing, while also helping small business owners offer more payment options which, in turn, gives them more peace of mind while helping them meet their ambition of growing their business.”

“As medical spas and aesthetic practices continue to add new technology and services to provide the best possible results, it will become even more important for their clients to have a way to fit these new options into their budgets,” says Alex R. Thiersch, JD, Founder and Director of the American Med Spa Association. “Clients may be more likely to move forward with prescribed treatments if they know that an easy payment option is available.”

“The CareCredit offering means spa guests can get relaxation and wellness services they want, whenever they want, without having to worry about cost being a barrier,” says Allan Share, President, Spa Industry Association. “With CareCredit, spa clients can have greater access to services while spa owners have another tool to help grow and simplify their processing.”

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Why Cotton Is Essential to an Eco-friendly Salon

You want to be eco-friendly in your practice but you have to use single-use disposables.

This may seem like a predicament, but in reality, it’s not! So throw away those foam toe separators, grab a Toe Rope, and let’s talk about the green alternative. 

At Intrinsics, cotton is queen. Not only is cotton biodegradable, but it is also renewable and sustainable. Not to mention its performance is far superior to other fibers, especially synthetic ones.

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Biodegradability

Biodegradable: possibly our favorite word. Biodegradability refers to the chemical dissolution of materials by bacteria or other biological means. Since cotton is made by nature, it can be degraded by nature. In case you’re wondering, synthetic fibers are not biodegradable, since they are man-made. These oil-based fibers are polyester, polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene. Yep, the same artificial fibers that make up your feminine hygiene pads, wipes, and clothing. Gross.

How Long Will It Take?

It depends. Cotton is biodegradable both anaerobically and aerobically. Modern landfills are sealed to keep out water and oxygen, making them anaerobic. Cotton will degrade under these conditions, but more slowly than in aerobic conditions (or in a compost heap).

While the speed that cotton degrades depends on the environmental conditions and the construction of the fabric, at least we know it will degrade over time, and not remain the waste stream.

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Renewability and Sustainability

There’s no denying that cotton is sustainable. A cotton plant has an eight-to-nine month renewable life cycle. Rayon, on the other hand, comes from mature trees that take 15-20 years to grow. While those trees targeted for rayon are growing, a decade and a half of cotton crops (at minimum) have been harvested.

Farming practices have evolved to be more efficient over the last few decades. Did you know in the last 20 years, water usage, soil loss, and energy used for production have all steadily declined? Most of the US cotton crops are now irrigated exclusively from rain. Roughly 1.6lbs of other useful products are created in the harvesting process, like cottonseed oil, dairy feed, and mulch.

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Why Use Cotton in Your Practice?

In the services you provide, using disposable products is not much of a choice. So make the right choice. Our cotton products are made of medical grade cotton, making it the most sanitary option. Intrinsics’ cotton is durable. No more running through tons of generic cotton pads in a single treatment because they just don’t stand up to the job. Most of all, our cotton is soft and comfortable. It attests to the quality of your establishment. Your clients will thank you.

Want to learn more about the many beneficial components of cotton? Our friends at Barnhardt have tons of useful material and research available to the public, including this neat Cotton Library.

Repost from the Intrinsics blog.

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What is CBD? Curious about how CBD works?

What is CBD? 

“CBD (Cannabidiol) is a compound found in the cannabis plant that is devoid of psychoactive activity, with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic and chemopreventive activities” (National Cancer Institute).

There are hundreds of natural compounds found in the cannabis plant, most commonly known is the infamous “high” inducing compound THC. Since Dr. Mechoulam’s discovery of CBD and THC over 50 years ago, CBD has gained the spotlight as evidence of its medical benefits continue to grow. Not only can CBD actually counteract the psychoactive effects of THC, but it is a key player in resolving issues related to chronic pain, skin care, cognitive function, and anxiety when dosed responsibly.

Curious about how CBD works? It all relates to our endocannabinoid system (ECS). This natural-occuring biological network regulates numerous physiological processes including our stress response, intestinal functions, and glucose metabolism.

Still curious about the science behind CBD, check out our endocannabinoid blog for more information.

Here are some noteworthy benefits* of CBD….

Promotes Healthy Cognitive Function: CBD assists with memory, headaches, brain fog, focus, and cognitive. 

Promotes Healthy Joint Function: CBD helps decrease chronic joint pain and suppress muscle spasms, allowing for easier mobility. 

Promotes Overall Well-being: CBD is non-psychoactive, yet users experience an overall sense of well-being, calm and relaxation.

Helps Reduce Nausea and Vomiting: CBD activates a neurotransmitter that decreases the sensation of nausea.

Combats Anxiety and Depression: CBD binds to serotonin receptors to elicit an anti-anxiety effect. 

Improves Skin Complexion: CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system to protect against free radicals and prevent the build up of dead skin cells. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

CBD and the entourage effect of THC is paving its way through history as more health benefits are discovered with each new study; whether you’re looking to clear up a skin disease or are suffering from chronic pain, CBD can help. However in order to allow CBD to mold into the major health benefactor its capable of becoming, we must end the stigma against cannabis.

We believe “Everyone Deserves the Medicine They Need” therefore, our mission is to educate others about the responsible use and medicinal benefits of cannabis.

Authorized repost of the original “What is CBD? from the Cannaisseur Brands Blog.

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CBD Heart Health for Women

Women – this one’s for you.

Did you know the No. 1 leading cause of death in women is cardiovascular disease? The American Heart Association reported that heart disease causes 1 in 3 deaths each year for women, surpassing the number of deaths caused by breast cancer.

To modify risk factors and improve heart health, doctors often recommend an improvement in diet, increase exercise and avoid smoking.

So what role may CBD play in the cardiovascular system? Well, among many other benefits, its been known to reduce inflammation, relive anxiety, and help lower blood pressure, which are all associated with heart disease.

Here are just a few ways CBD may work to help your heart:
  • Suppresses irregular heartbeat often induced by exercise, stress, or anxiety, thus reducing heart damage caused by irregular blood flow.
  • Moderates cardiac dysfunction, oxidative stress that increases blood flow, scar tissue, and balances cell death signaling pathways in diabetic cardiomyopathy (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579247/), which is a blood sugar disorder that directly affects heart health.
  • Protests the heart against drug-induced diseases of the heart muscle by aiding mitochondrial functions and biogenesis, which boosts energy and tissue repair and growth, respectively.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

In a study conducted in 2013, the British Journal of Pharmacology reported that CBD, in rodents, had successfully reduced vascular tension, a condition that causes unnecessary strain in blood vessels.

What about the Endocannabinoid System? 

Our good friend, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), contributes significantly to the overall condition of the heart. A recent study found that deficiencies in the ECS possibly contribute to chronic heart failure, and CBD is very useful in treating endocannabinoid deficiency. Further, the CB1 receptors regulate cardiovascular function in hypertension — high blood pressure.

Ladies, warning signs for heart troubles are difference from those in men. They can include:

  • Nausea
  • Unexplained Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Heavy Chest Pain
  • Radiating Pain
  • Breathlessness

It is important to be aware of all health risks and solutions.

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