Now is the time

Isn’t “now” the time for you? The children are back in school, and it’s time to be good to yourself. Are you thinking about your skin? Is it in the best condition? Does it seem too dry or too oily? Is it flaky? Is your skin in need of professional help? Is your skin ready for the new season? Let’s talk! Where will you be spending the majority of your time, as we glide into fall and winter? Once you answer that question, you must now start to consider your skin care regime for the coming season. This might require you making that phone call to your esthetician for an appointment to review and adjust your current regime. The ModVellum clinical skincare line that I carry and use, offers products that perform as well as offering a simple solution for most skin types. Are you considering a new treatment? ModVellum treatments, such as the Porcelain Peel and Nano fill take you one step further toward your most healthy skin. The benefits of a Porcelain Peel are: Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and various types of pigmentation Infuse the skin with anti-aging actives Increase the density and luminosity of the skin Polish and remove surface buildup allowing for maximal absorption of the prior ingredients The benefits of Nano-fill are: Virtually painless (unlike traditional needling) May be an alternative to cosmetic injectables Does not produce bleeding Does not puncture or wound the dermis These are just two of the treatments available help you to have the skin you deserve. If this information makes you think, “this is the time for you”, call me! Fonda Jo at Finishes...
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Snacking more, so let’s Snack Better!

Let’s face it, we’ve become a snacking nation. It is no longer considered a stigma and no longer considered  “spoiler of appetites”.  Instead it is somewhat thought to be a healthful habit!    Snacks are not always nutritious contributions to the diet. Consumers are snacking more than ever and for several reasons: a pick me up, reward, break during the day, comfort, and simply mindless munching.  People are leaning more toward more healthful snacking in the morning, then shifting to less healthful choices in the evening. As people begin to turn to more frequent snacking, it is important to make food choices that provide essential nutrients in the total diet and to cut down on regular meal sizes. Focus on nutrient-rich options, balanced with a source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats and it becomes a win win solution to...
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ModVellum Clinical Skin Care

  As many of you know, I have recently take on a NEW line of Clinical skincare called ModVellum.  (I will continue to carry your favorite lines), but from what I have learned about ModVellum, I knew I had to be able to offer these wonderful Chrially correct products to my clientele.   This past Monday, I attended an in-depth product knowledge training of the ModVellum Clinical skincare products. It was extremely informative and will be on-going.   I have personally been using them for several months now and find them to be everything I had hoped. Back in January, I touched on these line and talked of the Porcelain Peel.  Now I will begin to explain more about why I have chosen to carry these products and explain more about them.   ModVellum is a brand that is built on a foundation of integrity, with the formulator/owner believing that she has a responsibility to not use harmful or toxic ingredients in her skincare.  She also believes that animals should never be used for beauty testing and that you can get active ingredients on your skin that penetrate without damaging skin or the environment. With that information, the beginning of my complete interest and trust in these products began.   After years of everyone burning off their faces with strong peels, she believes there is a different and gentler way.  Hence the category creators of Chiral-Luxury.  Believing that ingredient sources are just as important as the actual ingredients.  Also believing in leaving the planet better than when arrived, so all ingredients are 100 percent biodegradable and uses no plastic beads.   I will be adding additional information on the products and treatments themselves, in future newsletters.   If you would like further information regarding these products and treatments utilizing these products, or would like to schedule your appointment, please call me at 916-967-6266 or...
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New Services at Finishes

Two new Facials … Do you have dull, under-exfoliated and over-pigmented skin? My Artifact facial is for you… It brightens the skin without hydroquinone.  Is Gluten-free and Vegan.. $110 Do you have irritated, red, blotchy and blemish prone skin?  My Antidotum facial is for you… Soothing to the skin.  Is vegetarian and mostly gluten-free…$115   If your answer is “yes” to either of these questions, I invite you to call and schedule your appointment. As an introduction, for the month of March 2016 ONLY…$90 for either of the above facials! For further information regarding these new facials or to schedule your appointment, call me...
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Face Reality Acne Care: Acne Cosmetica

Maybe you are one of those who has an acne problem or just a break out from time to time. Which ever category you fall into, if you want to get rid of the acne, you need to be more cautious of the makeup that can cause acne cosmetica and worsen the existing acne. While visiting the cosmetic counter where you buy your makeup, moisturizer and any other products to put on your face, check the label. If you see the words “hypoallergenic” or “non-allergenic”, make you feel, “this is a safe for my skin”! You might better think again. Many products that bear the label of some of the most recognized cosmeceutical companies in the world have ingredients that can clog pores or exacerbate skin conditions. The following is a list of a few makeup products that contain ingredients proven to make acne worse: Bare Minerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation MAC Studio Fix Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer Nars Blush Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup So, just because a product says “oil-free”, “healthy skin”, or “acne solutions”, that doesn’t mean that it is a safe choice for acne prone skin. I would be happy to provide a pore-clogging ingredients list to those acne-prone clients who want to be more diligent about their cosmetica product purchases. For questions or more information you can call me...
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