Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Spa Utopia Perfect Sense Paraffin Infusion Mask a must for hands and feet.

If you are about to enjoy an Exclusive Manicure or Exclusive Pedicure at Spa Utopia, you'll experience the soothing, hydrating effects of a PerfectSense™ Paraffin Infusion Mask. You can also enjoy the benefits of a PerfectSense™ infusion as an add-on to any 75 minute spa or salon treatment.*

PerfectSense™ Paraffin Infusion Mask consists of medical grade paraffin enriched with 11 vitamins and minerals essential for healthy, vibrant skin. You will love the aroma and invigorating effects of the eucalyptus, mandarin orange, spearmint and peppermint essences present in this treatment. The infusion mask is heated to a comfortable temperature that increases circulation and helps relieve joint pain. The occlusive effect of the mask increases skin hydration for softer, more comfortable and prettier hands and feet!  Many spa members simply would not feel they had the "full" treatment without a luxurious, relaxing PerfectSense™ paraffin treatment...

*PerfectSense™ Paraffin Infusion Mask for the hands is also included in the Utopia™ Signature Facial, and may be added to any 75 minute spa or salon treatment for $25.

Don't forget!

Spa Utopia's CHI ceramic nail lacquer promotion is still available while quantities last. This is a wonderful opportunity to try the polish that cares as much for your health and well-being as your beauty, and receive a FREE Base/Top Coat.

...and there is still time to benefit from a Spa Utopia exclusive 100% Canadian Treasures body treatment and receive a FREE one-litre bottle of hydrating Spa Utopia Moor Mud Bath.

Spa Utopia wishes you a wonderful, sunny week, so you can truly show off your beautiful hands and feet!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Spa Utopia is pleased to offer CHI nail polish - the gold standard in healthy nail colour that resists fading and chipping

It's summer and you'll be wanting to show off your "perfect 20" finger and toenails. You also want to make sure that the lacquer applied to your nails is as healthy as possible. Toluene, formaldehyde and DBP have recently been isolated as ingredients that may possibly be harmful to your health and you don't want to take risks. Welcome to CHI: the nail lacquer that cares as much for your well-being as your beauty.

Free from harmful ingredients, CHI exclusive ceramic nail lacquers are chip resistant, long lasting, and formulated with CHI 44 Ceramic, silk and nano silver. Available in an array of 54 truly spectacular colours and finishes, they also contain UV protection to resist fading and keep colours fresh.

The inclusion of nano silver in CHI nail lacquers eliminates bacteria and fungi to ensure your nail surfaces remain infection-free, while silk provides high-gloss shine, superior durability and ease of application. Plus, you'll love the functional bottle design with soft touch lid for enhanced grip.

Also available from Spa Utopia are CHI Treatment formulations. Each CHI Treatment product contains the safest and most innovative ingredients available today. So whether your nails are brittle and weak, uneven or rough, there is a CHI treatment (or treatments) that is perfect for you:

• Strengthener – to harden the nail plate and help prevent splitting and breakage

• Ridge Filler - to smooth out ridges and ensure a perfect base for your lacquer

• Cuticle Oil – to nourish the nail matrix for healthier nails

• Base Bonder – to enhance lacquer adhesion for longer wear

• Drying Drops – to speed dry to the touch in just 60 seconds

Spa Utopia manicures and pedicures now include the optional application of CHI ceramic nail lacquer.

Right now, at Spa Utopia, receive a FREE CHI Base/Top Coat with the purchase of any CHI nail laquer. ONLY while quantities last. 

We want you to look and be as beautiful and healthy as possible - right down to your fingers and toes!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Spa Utopia tips to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays

Although most of us understand that the single greatest cause to skin aging is the sun, and most of us remember to wear sunscreen on the beach, almost everyone forgets their sunscreen from time to time.  And even if we're vigilant about using sunscreen on a sunny day, it's easy to forget that the UVA rays that cause deep wrinkling are about us every day of the year, even when it's raining!  UVA rays are the light we see as daylight. They penetrate deeper into the skin than the UVB rays that are responsible for tanning and burning, scrambling the proteins that form the skin's supportive matrix, in much the same way that heat scrambles an egg. They even penetrate glass, aging your skin as you work by your office window, or drive to the mall. (Have you noticed how your skin is more pigmented on the driver's side, if you often drive, and on the passenger side if you normally leave the driving to someone else?)

In the summer, the damage caused by UVA light is intensified by the UVB rays that are strongest at this time of year. UVB light can also cause wrinkling, along with drying and burning of the skin's surface layers.

Adding to the bad news is the fact that sun damage is cumulative—a little more taking place every time you are exposed to sunlight until the skin's collagen and elastin finally break down causing sagging and wrinkling.

All this could be avoided if we remembered to apply a broad spectrum (UVA and UVB protective) sunscreen every day.

Spa Utopia has a few good suggestions on how to make sure your skin is always protected from aging UV rays.

Available at all our locations is Pro-Derm™ SPF 60—a professional quality sunscreen that's free from parabens.  Pro-Derm™ SPF 60 is light-weight, penetrates rapidly, contains no colourants and does not have a whitening effect on the skin. It is enriched with natural protectors such as Ectoin (extremely effective against UVA damage), Omega and Shea Butter, antioxidants such as Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) and Vitamin E, and Rosa Mosqueta essential oil. 

This product should be applied after cleansing, and 20-30 minutes prior to sun exposure, to allow the protective ingredients to penetrate the skin.

This outstanding formulation was originally designed for use with anti-aging or medical skin treatments such as microdermabrasion, peels and skin tightening.

Many Jane Iredale mineral formulations, also available at Spa Utopia, have an SPF high enough to protect you from the sun, (including daily damage from UVA rays).  Especially popular and effective are

Dream Tint  SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, a super-absorbent, hydrating and calming formulation that minimizes the appearance of pores and wrinkles.

Powder-Me SPF™ Dry Sunscreen - SPF 30, a translucent, tinted loose powder beloved of many Spa Utopia clients!

PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation - SPF 20, a sheer, semi-matte foundation that also acts as a concealer.

Amazing Base® Loose Mineral Foundation - SPF 20, a silky, creamy and luminous powder you're sure to love.

Absence® Oil Control Primer - SPF 15, suitable for all skin types and may be worn under base or foundation.

PureMoist™ Lip Colour - SPF 18, a creamy, moist formula with staying power, and

Lip Drink™ - SPF 15, a colourless lip balm to keep your lips super soft and smooth.

Other tips to protect your skin

Always wear a sun hat. You'll look cool and your skin will thank you for it.

Wear long sleeves when you can. Arms age quickly as they are often exposed to the sun.

Remember to apply sunscreen to the back of your hands every day.

Always wear sun glasses when outside in the sun. UV light contributes to the development of cataracts.

Try to stay out of direct sunlight from 11 am to 4 pm daily.

A Special offer...

Spa Utopia Facebook Fans quoting the code provided will receive 10% off any product with an SPF purchased from Spa Utopia. To become a Facebook Fan, please click on the link in the sidebar.

Monday, July 5, 2010

It's bare legs time! Make sure they're silky smooth with Spa Utopia Comfort Zone Soft Sense Wax Treatment

It's finally summer and time to bare those legs! Make sure yours are super-smooth and soft, with a Spa Utopia Comfort Zone Soft Sense Wax Treatment.  After your waxing treatment, your skin will further benefit from the application of Soft Sense—an innovative skincare formulation rich in botanicals that both softens hair and prolongs the amount of time for regrowth to occur. (That means you'll stay silky smooth longer and maximize the benefits of the waxing...)

Spa Utopia Comfort Zone Soft Sense Wax is imported from Italy and is extremely gentle. The high titanium dioxide content allows the wax to be heated to a lower temperature, providing epilation with little redness. Our technical precision during application results in less hair breakage and discourages ingrown hairs.

Soft Sense contains water lily extract, which provides the skin with elements required to produce elastin and collagen—the supportive structures that keep it youthful and supple. Oils of sweet almond, wheat germ and jojoba work synergistically with allantoin to soothe and desensitize the skin, leaving it smooth and comfortable. Best of all, you'll notice your hair is slower to make an appearance again.

Of course, this treatment is also perfect for the bikini line. (In fact, Comfort Zone Soft Sense Wax may be applied to any area requiring epilation, including the face...)

Spa Special! For the week beginning July 5, 2010, Spa Utopia Facebook fans who use the special promotional code will receive 10% off a Comfort Zone Soft Sense Wax Treatment. (Just click on the Facebook icon in the sidebar to visit Facebook.)

Please note that a minimum growth of 1/4 inch is required for this treatment.