Eminence Customized Facial – Before and After

Eminence Customized Facial – Before and After

Robin came in for an Eminence Customized Facial and we asked her to partake in Before and After Photos.

Robin is a regular enthusiast of Eminence. She has facials with the change of the seasons. This time she was concerned about the “puffiness” under her eyes.

She was excited to use her 18th wedding anniversary gift certificate from her husband Johnny.

The Facial Geraldine chose was to target dark spots and tone her beautiful freckles as well as address her puffy eyes.

After the consultation Geraldine chose to use the Red Currant and Monoi Age Corrective Cleansers. The Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque, layered with the Balancing Masque Duo and the Lime Stimulating Masque. Geraldine then added the Bright Skin Masque. Experiencing the benefit of 4 masques working together is the luxury of booking a facial. This is a great way to address concerns you have with your complexion and experience so many products at once.

As the masques were working their effectiveness on her skin Robin enjoyed a relaxing arm and shoulder massage to release tension and to fully begin to relax.

The serum of choice was the Citrus & Kale with Potent C & E as well as the Bright Skin Booster Serum. These serum address healing and regeneration for our skin as the hot days of summer have now started to come to an end in Saskatchewan.

To continue with the Facial Geraldine needed to address Robin’s original concern. Her Eyes. The treatment consisted with using the Naseberry Eye Exfoliant, the Raspberry Eye Masque and then a Cucumber Eye Gel. The Cucumber Eye Gel really addresses the puffiness that Robin was concerned about. The Wild Plum Eye Cream was then added to diminish any remaining dark circles. We finished with a Neroli Eye Serum.

We completed the Facial with the Red Currant Moisturizer containing SPF 30 as well as the Water Resistant SPF 30 Sun Defense.

Robin was thrilled with the improvement of her eyes and skin and took home the Cucumber Eye Gel to continue getting these results at home.

Eminence did it again! We love Eminence!!!

Before                                                                                                    After

Robin BeforeRobin After

Parabens and Laurel Sulfates

Parabens and Laurel Sulfates

Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions? By Jill U. Adams September 1, 2014

Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is maybe…. Why maybe? Because some critics suspect that chemicals such as phthalates and parabens can interfere with the body’s hormones, most notably reproductive hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. The possible health risks could include chronic diseases, cancers and a host of developmental disorders and fertility problems.

Here’s what’s certain: Phthalates and parabens are not inert substances: They have biological activity. In animal studies, for instance, some phthalates act to counter male hormones and disrupt development of male sex organs. Both phthalates and parabens act on estrogen pathways, which in humans have been associated with such varied effects as decreased sperm count, endometriosis and insulin resistance.

Here’s what’s not certain: the level of chemical exposure that might pose a risk to human health and whether even the highest exposures measured in people are a problem.

Scientists continue to study the effects of these endocrine disruptors and have investigated possible links to miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects, deficient sperm, obesity, metabolic disease, bone density and breast cancer. But how much exposure might lead to these health risks simply isn’t known, and scientists cannot ethically conduct tests to directly show such effects.

If a product’s label says phthalate-free or paraben-free, that provides clarity. Otherwise, there’s no way to be sure, says John Meeker, an associate professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Michigan. “It could be in there under vague names like ‘fragrances.’ ”

“Fragrance can include dozens, hundreds of chemicals,” Brody says. “Avoiding fragrance is one way you can reduce your exposure.”

Several studies have shown that the more toiletries people use, the more phthalates and parabens end up in their bodies. For instance, a recent study asked 177 pregnant women which personal care products they used and analyzed their urine for evidence of phthalates and parabens. The number of products a woman used correlated with the amount of chemicals found in her urine. Of all the products used, lotions, cosmetics, hair gels and perfumes were the biggest contributors.

A similar study of 337 postpartum women found nearly three times the amount of one particular phthalate in the women who used perfume. Hair spray, nail polish and deodorant use were also identified as contributors.

To avoid these chemicals altogether, what should you do? Meeker says that, if given the option, he’ll choose a phthalate-free or paraben-free product. Brody advises using fragrance-free products. “That gets rid of a whole class of chemicals.”

 

The Products we carry at Sunrise Wellness Spa are Not Tested on Animals.

SST Mineral Makeup – Sharon Sharpe–Titus

Sharon created a sophisticated, high fashion line with a focus on quality ingredients free of harsh chemicals that brings together exceptional colors and elegant textures to help you put your best face forward. SST is a cosmetic brand that has a conscience for the integrity of the skin.

 

Eminence Organic Skin Care

Since our inception in 1958, we have been using sustainable farming and green practices to create natural, organic and Biodynamic® products.

We believe in providing the best skin care products possible. Our products are proudly free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals.

We continue to use hand-picked and hand-mixed fresh ingredients to create products that contain potent healing and beautifying properties. Many of these ingredients are combined with pure waters drawn from a thermal hot spring lake containing minerals and trace elements found nowhere else on earth. 

Our products are handmade without any severe heating or hydrogenating processes that can affect the nutritional content and potency of natural ingredients. Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base, offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels impart regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. We are proud to use wind energy, geothermal heating and solar power energy in the making of our products.

At Sunrise Wellness Spa we pride ourselves in finding you the finest products. To use products that are Paraben and Sulfate free please read and research what products are used to create your cosmetic line. You have one body. Protect what you are putting into it.

Holiday Plan

HOLIDAY PLAN ~ Geraldine Barrett

As summer quickly passes I reflect on my holiday and how I altered my plans.

I had planned to travel southern Saskatchewan, visit family and celebrate my mom’s 95th birthday for my holiday.  In between I would visit some new towns to take in their museums and restaurants. Tourism Saskatchewan has a great Discovery Guide; “See Sask First”. There are many hidden treasures in our beautiful province. However; my plan changed quickly.  My oldest sister was moving into a condo and needed to be out of her house.  She had a lifetime of treasures to go through and was exasperated as how to get started.  I made the decision to “shift gears” and help her.

Many of us experience intense days getting ready to leave on holidays and are exhausted before we even leave.  Cranky none the less! I decided I needed some TLC so I booked a body wrap and a facial at Sunsera Spa in Saskatoon as I headed out on my holiday. Rather than rush down the highway eating a sub I enjoyed a nice supper at the Granary in Saskatoon.  I had a wonderful waiter who added the perfect touch to my holiday.

The next day my sister and I surveyed what needed to be done and how to proceed. I had a plan in my head and we started our task. Pauly who is a dear friend was a faithful worker alongside us.  More friends showed up along the way to pitch in.  The hours were long and emotions were high at times.  It’s hard to pack up memories. I’m so glad I’d had my spa treatments. I was more relaxed and energized to work and deal with all the emotions with love.

I managed a visit to my youngest sisters’ home who lives 20 km from Grasslands Park where we grew up. Three of us 4 girls plus our niece and her husband did a tour and visited the family and grandparents farm.  What memories. I slept over at my sisters’ home that evening which was wonderful.  I spent an hour walking through her beautiful yard as it is like the Bouchard Gardens. Her husband is so creative and particular.

We celebrated mom’s 95th birthday taking many pictures and making memories. I also took a drive to the lake and had a nice visit with my son and his beautiful family.

Back to sorting, purging, cleaning and hugs or we would never have gotten through this undertaking. The garage sale took place on Thursday from 6 – 8 and Friday from 9 – 4. It was in the garage – driveway – the lawn – the patio – the deck – and 2 rooms in the house. We were busy! By 9:00 pm Friday night the garage was clean and the patio and deck tables were gone. Loretta & I had a dance in the garage! We were exhausted as 12 – 14 hour days had taken a toll on us.

I booked a body wrap & a full body massage at Wrapture Spa in Moosejaw. I was exhausted and needed to rejuvenate.  The Eminence wrap was very relaxing and the deep tissue massage was invigorating as the stress and tension oozed out of my body. Vicki did an amazing job.

Why am I sharing this story? I want to emphasize how important having a full body massage and/or a body wrap before and after a holiday can make the difference from enjoying a holiday or ENDURING it while secretly wishing you were home. What did you learn from my story? Plan your holiday – schedule your massage and add it to your holiday budget. For you and your spouse. The benefit is you will be more relaxed, less stressed and ENJOY each other during your holiday.

Conclusion: Make your holiday a wonderful success. Have a massage before you leave and be sure to keep the appointment. Everyone will love you! Especially You!

My Facial

August 4, 2016

I was apprehensive before my first facial as I thought it would make my face very red.

Geraldine explained what every cream and masque contained – and about all the natural ingredients eg. citrus, kale, apricot….

All this was done on a warm bed while I was lying down comfortably.

There were cool and hot sensations. The chamomile lotion was calming.

My skin now looks smooth and is not red! I have booked another facial for September!

Sharon Fluney