Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Acai Berry Antioxidant Skin Care

The Acai Berry is gaining recognition for its high nutritional value along with its many health benefits. This berry has been noted to be “one of the best superfoods in the world” by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, as it has been found to be packed with vital antioxidants.  It grows on the Acai Palm in the Amazon Rainforest, and has been used by the aboriginal people for centuries as a key part of their diet.

Ancient Secrets Inc., developers of the Beauty Through Balance spa line, has captured the antioxidant power of this berry in their new Acai Berry Series of products used to target signs of aging caused by exposure to harsh environmental conditions.  It’s an ideal product to use all year round, including the summer, when skin can become dry, dehydrated and sun-damaged.

Free radicals play a central role in the aging process, causing changes on the cellular level. The use of skin care products that offer a high level of antioxidant activity is a key component to targeting signs of age.  Sherina Jamal, founder of Ancient Secrets explains that clinical studies have shown the Organic Bio-functional Acai Extract used by her company in the development of their Acai Berry Series, to have exceptionally high antioxidant levels. These antioxidants can help combat signs of aging caused from exposure to harsh environmental conditions. 

The Acai berry has been found to contain:

• Essential fatty acids: Omegas 3, 6 and 9, beneficial in cell
    rejuvenation and healthy skin

Phytosterols – a rich source of Vitamin C
• Flavonoids
• Remarkable skin revitalizing and renewal properties

High levels of antioxidants and essential fatty acids have been documented to have a positive impact on overall cell health, resulting in smoother, more supple, and glowing skin. Both these are found in pure acai berries, and form a key part of the benefits gained from the use of Beauty Through Balance Acai Berry Series of spa products.

Are all Acai Berry ingredients and products the same?  One challenge developers of skin care products often face in the natural/organic ingredient marketplace is ensuring that the nutritional value of the ingredient is maintained after processing and extraction. The harvesting and processing of indigenous ingredients such as the Acai Berry play a key role in how effective the end-product will be. This applies to both cosmetic products and juices.

In the development of the Acai Berry Series, Ancient Secrets has worked with experienced and certified harvesters. These men and women have developed specialized processes to ensure the natural value of the raw ingredient is retained. This ensures the final product will be highly effective and result-oriented. The harvesters have also been recognized and awarded for their sustainable harvesting practices and bio-diversity programs for the Rainforest and the aboriginal people.

The Acai Berry Series developed by Ancient Secrets combines the effectiveness of both Organic Acai Extract and Acai Pulp Bioscrub in their unique face and body formulas.  Added to these are Olivate from pure olive oil, Capuacau Butter (also from the Rainforest), and pure exotic essential oils.  

 Products in the series include:
  • Acai Whipped Body Polish
  • Acai Anti-oxidant Body Emulsion

The Acai Berry Amazon Body Wrap can now be experienced at Spa Utopia's North Vancouver, Langley and Vancouver (Pan Pacific Hotel) locations.  Read more about the Acai Body Wrap here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Introducing Orly GELFX™ vitamin-infused gel manicure system

Tired of nail polish that just doesn't last? We feel your pain—especially when your freshly-painted nails, as dry as you think they are, dive into your purse to help you find your lipstick and re-emerge smudged beyond recognition and covered with a layer of lint. We've all been there—and that's precisely why Orly invented the GELFX™ vitamin infused gel manicure system.

Orly's popular nail lacquers and are free from unpleasant ingredients like toluene, DBP and formaldehyde. We know you'll just love the selection of colours, whether your style is classical/sophisticated or trendy/fun.

During your GELFX manicure, your nails will be treated with a three-in-one vitamin-infused cleanser, primer and basecoat. (The vitamins include theantioxidants A and E and pro-vitamin B5 to help promote healthy keratin and protect the structure of the natural nail). This revolutionary formula nourishes your nails with ingredients that promote durability, strength and shine. After your chosen colour has been applied, it is cured in a non-UV, LED device. Finally, your nail colour will be followed with a topcoat to preserve the high gloss finish, and again cured for superior durability.

Spa guests who have tried GELFX™ have been thrilled by its high shine and the fact their manicures don't chip or flake. They have also commented about the fine appearance and lack of  "plasticky" effect common to some nail gels. Most of all, they are impressed with the durability, and the fact they don't have to worry about their nails for a very long time! 

The GELFX system is perfect for brides and in advance of a  special occasion or vacation. Although most guests tell us it lasts over two weeks, we guarantee it for four days.

A special offer just for you

Be sure to watch for our eBlast the morning of Tuesday, May 1, for our special offer:

1 GELFX manicure

Regularly priced at $49.50 (plus applicable taxes)

Special pricing: $37.13 (plus applicable taxes)

A saving of 25%

(some conditions apply)