JUN 2013

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READY, SET, FIRM! HYDROLIFTING PROTOCOL products by G.M. Collin, 3D TREATMENT products by Vie Collection, Spa: Spa at The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA Selling point: Its "3 dimensions" are intended to mimic the skin-firming effects of surgical facelift, the plumping effects of hyaluronic acid injections, and Botox' wrinklesmoothing action. Protocol: • Remove makeup, cleanse with Instant Cleansing Milk and Why it's a favorite: "It's apply Smoothing Toning Lotion. an avant-garde experience • Exfoliate with Micro-D Powder that revitalizes skin, imfollowed by an acid peel mediately shaving years off appropriate to skin type. the face," says spa director • Smooth wrinkles mechanically Darcie DeBartelo. "The efwith Wrinkle Eraser tool, and fects are even more visible apply Wrinkles Relaxing Serum after an intensive series of using pinching and pressing four weekly treatments." movements. • Massage face's lower section with Face Shaper tool and apply Wrinkle Filling Serum using pressing/smoothing movements on smile lines and around lips. • Use Face Shaper on cheeks, jaw line and neck before applying Cryogenic Mask to face, neck and décolleté. • After 10-12 minutes, remove and apply Eye Correction Cream, and layer of Firming Boosting Cream. Spa: Avante Spa, Mansfield, TX Selling point: Delivers proprietary contour-lifting agents, along with intensive hydration. Protocol: • Cleanse skin (with Deep Cleansing Solution, if applicable) and rinse. • Cover skin and eyelids with layer of Hydrolifting Exfoliant. Apply a compress soaked with Hydramucine or Sensiderm Treating Lotion. • Leave under steam for 10 to 15 minutes, then emulsify before rinsing. Proceed with extractions if necessary. • Apply Hydrolifting Fluid, using effleurage movements to penetrate product into dehydrated and slack areas. • Apply Restorative Cream and perform a toning/relaxing massage. • Apply Toning Mask (may go on eyelids). After 20 minutes, remove with steamed towel. • Apply G.M. Collin antiaging cream best suited to skin type, and complete treatment with an application of Tensor Concentrate and Mineral Sun Veil SPF 15. Why it's a favorite: "Our guests love its instant lifting and firming effects," says Jacqueline Hughes, owner of Avante Spa. "This service is a go-to prior to weddings and class reunions, and its immediate, visible results help us show guests how essential it is to schedule monthly facials." A Firm Façade Although a professional treatment may be the ideal solution for helping clients to achieve firm and fabulous complexions, results are not always immediate. If your clients are looking for some instant gratification in the meantime, a few handy-dandy makeup techniques may do the trick. Here are some tips from makeup manufacturers on how to boost the illusion of firm, supple skin: • Pump up the primer. "Before foundation, apply a lightweight primer," advises Yvonne Salazar, senior product manager for Merle Norman Cosmetics. "It fills in the nooks and crannies, allowing makeup to glide on smoothly and last longer." 60 DAYSPA | JUNE 2013 Mary Van, founder and CEO of Mineralogie, says she keeps her primer on hand for quick touchups throughout the day. "I'll dab some over my makeup in my areas of concern— upper lip and crows feet," she says. "It instantly plumps up my skin." • Go for the glow. "Giving the skin a 'dewy' look is a great way to make it appear more youthful," says Philip Luque, global educator for Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. "A liquid mineral foundation with a hydrating base offers moisture that will naturally plump and firm." When applying face makeup, using a downward motion is important, says Annie Mayo, founder of Advanced Mineral Cosmetics, as it follows facial hair growth. "You should use a crisscross motion to fill in large pores and imperfections." Certain ingredients can also fortify skin's texture. "With natural components that reflect light such as mica, 24-karat gold or mother-of-pearl, complexions can appear fuller," says Shawn Towne, global educator for Jane Iredale. Hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil are also ideal in a hydrating foundation, says Mimi Todu, account executive at Emani Cosmetics. "Together they revitalize the skin while providing a flawless finish." • Take it easy on the blush. "Blending is so important," stresses Mary Swaab, founder of Colorlab Cosmetics. "Choose a shade that will give clients' skin a natural blush tone that doesn't overpower her complexion."

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