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.


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

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Deep Dive® Glycolic Facial Cleanser from Jack Black

A powerful, multi-functional cleanser, Deep Dive® washes away dead skin cells, pore-clogging oil and build up. Skin emerges fresher, smoother, firmer. For deep down cleaning, this 2-in-1 cleanser can also be used as a purifying mask when left to dry on skin. Recommended for normal, combination and oily skin. Safe for sensitive skin. Dermatologist tested. Fragrance-free. Paraben-free. Vegan.

+ Men’s Health Award Winner 2014 – Best Facial Cleanser 

+ Ebony Award Winner 2015 – Best in Men 

From Jack Black

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SpaHive Mastermind & Pop Up Boutique Speakers, Attendees and Sponsors Will Collaborate: Focus on Increasing Revenue, Productivity and Wellbeing

Greater Boston Area, March 20, 2017 – SpaHive Mastermind and Pop Up Boutique, the spa industry’s only day-long, business mastermind announces dynamic speakers and an interactive program for Providence, RI on May 16, 2017. Unlike a trade show with workshops and product demonstrations, SpaHive Mastermind attendees will come together to dig deep and work in groups to learn from one another and raise the standards of spa. Guest speakers will enhance the mastermind process and give insight to the challenges facing spa professional including operations, retail, social media, marketing and life balance. The Pop Up Boutiques will feature skincare, cosmetics, technology and retail partners who will also participate in the mastermind sessions. Additional SpaHive Mastermind and Pop Up Boutiques are scheduled for Cleveland, OH and Sturbridge, MA.

SpaHive Mastermind and Pop Up Boutique creator, Julie Pankey of JMPankey Partners is an industry veteran and thought leader. “With the spa industry ever changing, it is impossible to be “in the know” all the time,” commented Pankey. “Sometimes, you need to be taken out of your element for a day to improve who you are and what you do.” Pankey’s vision is to provide an environment where industry leaders, owners, managers, directors, founders and entrepreneurs can come together and learn from each other’s strengths. “Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your colleagues bust through the challenges holding you back from continued success,” shared Pankey.

Guest speakers will interact with the group to share industry insight, explore new technologies and trends. “As spa professionals, we want to hear from the people who are making it happen in our industry and theirs,” commented Pankey. “We are excited to have such a dynamic group of leaders collaborate with us. Each presenter brings great business philosophies and practices to the forefront so that spas can easily implement them in their own operations.”

Presentations include:

 Wicked Smaht Strategies for a World Gone Video 

Lou Bartone, Lou Bartone Video Marketing

Video marketing is the single most powerful tool to get you more visibility more quickly so you can get your message out, attract your ideal clients, make money and have more impact. Lou Bortone is “The Godfather of Video,” with over 20 years of experience in the TV business and nearly 10 years as online video marketing expert. get your message out, attract your ideal clients, make more money and have more impact

 Lip gloss, Shoes and All Other Basic Necessities 

Anna Moine, ALM Bijoux

Anna Moine’s extensive experience in the spa industry includes product and retail development brand building, and management oversight. She launched a portfolio of European personal care brands into the U.S. market, where she managed all marketing and primary business functions. She is a lifelong entrepreneur and successful NYC based consultant and jewelry designer of almbijoux.

 Corporate Wellness Revolution: Reach Thousands of New Clients in Your Area 

Michelle Bowers, Planet Wellness

Learn how to integrate your spa services into workplaces in your area. Wellness is in demand and employees are in need. You will leave the SpaHive Mastermind with a tool kit to get started immediately. Michelle Bowers has been leading the wellness revolution for more than a decade. She was invited to Washington D.C. in 2004 to help implement federal wellness mandates for thousands of employers across the nation.

SpaHive is limited to 50 attendees. Post registration questionnaires completed by attendees will be used to hone in on the specific challenges of the group and will be used to develop targeted content for the program. Each program is completely different based on the needs of the spas in attendance. Apply now online to attend May 16 in Providence, RI; September 11 in Cleveland OH; and December 4 in Sturbridge, MA. These convenient locations are easily accessible from MA, NY, NJ, CT, RI, NH and ME. The Cleveland event is convenient to OH, KY, MI, IL, and PA.

After the event is over, attendees will have direct access to participants and experts from the SpaHive Mastermind and Pop Up Boutiques with a complimentary 90-day membership to the SpaHive Community, where inspiration lives!

Visit for more information. Sponsors interested in building brand recognition and partnerships are invited to contact Susan Weigold at or call 603-970- 1270.

JMPankey Partners specialize in spa operations consulting, social media, website design, marketing and brand development. Founder Julie Pankey, known as the 7-figure spa consultant, is a results-oriented spa industry expert and visionary. Julie has contributed to the success of such companies as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Spa at Norwich Inn, Marriott, Cliff House Resort and Spa, Catania Hospitality, Pacifica Hotels, Fluhme Beauty, Christopher Drummond Beauty and OSEA Malibu.

New for Amber Products: Stainless Double Depilatory Heater

New for Amber Products: Stainless Double Depilatory Heater
Amber’s Double Heater goes Stainless! Made in the USA, this practical, sleek and high quality heater holds two 14 oz. cans of wax. Mix and match waxes for multiple treatments. Each unit has its own adjustable temperature gauge and on/off switch. Includes two rest bars.
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New for Amber Products: Stainless Double Depilatory Heater
Amber’s Double Heater goes Stainless! Made in the USA, this practical, sleek and high quality heater holds two 14 oz. cans of wax. Mix and match waxes for multiple treatments. Each unit has its own adjustable temperature gauge and on/off switch. Includes two rest bars.
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Presented by Burke Williams: How to Take Spa Time to the Next Level This Spring – 

Burke Williams is elevating the spa experience to a new level with the revolutionary Steam Pedicure and in-house blow dry bar, Style.

Both services are available at the new Hollywood and Woodland Hills locations, making Burke Williams a destination for head-to-toe pampering.

The Steam Pedicure is an eco-friendly service that uses a fraction of the water used in traditional pedicures, and incorporates top of the line products and steam basins that essentially create a facial for your feet.

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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!

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.

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!

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.