Beauty

Beautiful, Glowing Skin with Decleor Orexcellence

Out with the old and in with the new! If you loved Decleor’s Excellence skin care products, then get ready to fall head over heels all over again with Decleor’s new Orexcellence line. Specifically designed for those looking for advanced anti-aging, plumping, hydration, and radiance, these products will leave you looking better than you ever thought possible. As always, Decleor’s high quality products are formulated without the use of parabens, mineral oil, or colorants so you can feel good about the ingredients going into your skin.

 

OrexcellenceSerumAromessence Magnolia Youthful Oil Serum

Featuring the highest concentration of essential oils allowed in a product, this 99.85% natural product is an anti-aging powerhouse that couldn’t be gentler. Hazelnut and Jojoba plant oils offer superior moisturization and barrier protection while ginger essential oil energizes and restores vitality to the skin. Finally, Magnolia essential oil helps combat dark spots as well as soften fine lines and wrinkles and moisturizing. For a synergistic effect, pair with the Orexcellence Energy Youth Cream during the day for extra radiance.

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Orexcellence Energy Concentrate Youth Cream

Replacing the Excellence Sublime Cream, this rich cream absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling smooth and dewy and looking radiant. Peony, lychee and rhodiola all work together to firm and revitalize the skin, while ginger essential oil imparts instant energy and radiance into the skin.


 

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Aromessence Magnolia Youthful Night Balm

This balm is your perfect nighttime companion for beautiful, healthy skin. Set in a rich emollient mixture of shea and cacao butter, this decadent balm features three powerful essential oils: Magnolia for superior anti-aging and instant radiance, Bitter Orange to diminish impurities in the skin and finally, Sandalwood to calm and soothe the skin. Upon waking, skin is left renewed, plump, and refreshed.

 

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Orexcellence Energy Concentrate Mask

This mask does it all! The keratolytic complex helps stimulate exfoliation, hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates and plumps the skin, and vitamin C helps reduce and regulate the appearance of dark spots. The results? Used just once to twice weekly, skin looks more even, radiant, and well rested than ever before!

 

All of the products featured on today’s blog can be found at Designer’s Denn! Stop in today to speak with an esthetician to decide if Orexcellence is the right fit for you.

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Get your glow on with Decléor Safe Tan

Everyone wants a summer tan, but no one wants the sun damage. Unfortunately, many self-tanners give an uneven, orange appearance that is anything but natural looking. Luckily, Decléor has you covered with their Aroma Sun Expert Self Tanning Milk Natural Glow. This multi-function cream gives a natural, gradual glow while helping to boost your skin’s natural defenses and reducing lines and wrinkles thanks to Décleor’s Sol-collagenine anti-aging complex. Additionally, Tahiti vanilla lends a delightful, lingering smell that prevents this cream from ever having that familiar, unpleasant odor that most self-tanners have.

Aroma Sun Expert Self Tanning Milk Natural Glow is available to purchase at Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa and is also featured in our Safe Tan Bronzing Treatment. Skip all the hassle of applying yourself by letting us do it for you. Par tanning treatment, part relaxation service, this treatment is designed to leave you feeling relaxed, pampered and positively glowing from head-to-toe.

First, an exfoliating treatment creates a smooth base for application of the self-tanner. Next, aromatherapy balms are massaged over the body to ease tension and soothe leaving you feeling like you just returned from a beach vacation. Finally, the magical self-tanning milk is expertly applied, leaving you with an even, flawless glow that’s anything but artificial.

To achieve an even deeper color, we recommend scheduling a Self-Tan Bronzing Reapplication within 7-14 days of your initial service.

Call our front desk staff to schedule your Safe Tan Bronzing Treatment today!

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Skin Care During Pregnancy

In the third installment of our pregnancy series, we’ll be discussing skin care during pregnancy. It can feel like everything is off limits while pregnant: no sushi, no wine, the list goes on! Luckily, this is not the case with skin care and many of the most common products and services are still completely safe during pregnancy.

The Bad

While most things are safe during pregnancy, there are a few ingredients that should be avoided, the largest being Vitamin A derivatives such as retinol and salicylic acid. There is currently a strong link between these products and birth defects, so they should be avoided, even in small doses. Because of this, services like the HydraFacial are not safe during pregnancy, due to their high doses of salicylic acid. Another ingredient to watch out for is Benzoyl Peroxide, commonly found in acne products, which has also been linked to an increased risk of birth defects.

The Good

Just because some of the most popular ingredients are not safe during pregnancy doesn’t mean you can’t still use effective products. Many women find during pregnancy that hormone fluctuations can cause a myriad of skin issues, from acne to a lack of radiance. Luckily, exfoliating ingredients like lactic acid and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid are 100% safe during pregnancy. The body naturally produces these powerhouse ingredients; therefore they are of no risk to a developing baby. Lactic acid is perfect for removing excess keratin from the skin that can impact the pores and cause breakouts, while hyaluronic acid is a miracle molecule that can absorb 1000 times its weight in moisture, leaving your skin smooth, plump and supple.

There are also many safe professional treatments during pregnancy. The Decléor Aroma Cleanse facial offered here at Designer’s Denn is designed for deep hydration and removing excess debris, resulting in smooth, flawless skin over time. In just one treatment, however, treated skin will feel softer and have a renewed radiance. More medical grade treatments, such as microdermabrasion and the Megapeel are also safe during pregnancy; however, it is very important to communicate with your technician that you are pregnant so they can make sure to use products that are safe for pregnancy during these services. It is also important to note that skin can be slightly more sensitive during pregnancy and so there may be an increased risk for excess redness and reactions, something in which all estheticians at Designer’s Denn are trained. They are happy to find treatments that will only help, not hinder, your skin.

 

Give our front desk a call today to schedule a facial or stop in to check out our amazing selection of pregnancy safe skin care!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Waxing!

With Spring Break right around the corner and the temperatures beginning to climb, waxing season is officially in full swing! If you’re considering waxing for the first time or it’s been awhile since your last wax, here’s some of the do’s and don’ts of waxing to answer any questions you may have. Don’t forget to check out our article on what to expect at your first wax here to calm any worries and relax your nerves before your visit.

DO make your appointment at least 2-3 weeks in advance to avoid the risk of no appointments being available

DO schedule the service you intend on getting. Don’t schedule a bikini when you intend to get an extended brazilian because you’re embarrassed.

DO grow your hair for at least 2-3 weeks before your service. Any shorter and you may be asked to reschedule to accommodate the growth needed to ensure a successful waxing.

DO schedule your wax at least 3-4 days before you’ll be at the beach. Any closer and you risk infection from dirty sand on your freshly waxed skin.

DO take an Ibuprofen or Advil 45-60 minutes before your service. You can also use numbing creams, such as PFB Numb-it to further decrease discomfort

DO disclose any personal health information, such as communicable diseases, to your technician.

DO use the hygiene wipe given to you if your technician supplies you with one. This is to cleanse the area of harmful bacteria we don’t want entering freshly waxed pores.

DO stay as relaxed as possible during your service; tensing up will increase your discomfort.

DO exfoliate the waxed area when you shower until you come back for your next wax as this helps prevent ingrown hairs. We recommend the Ultimate Buffing Cloth, because its nylon fibers resist bacterial growth and it is machine washable.

DON’T schedule your wax the week before or during your period. Due to hormonal fluctuations, this is the most painful time to be waxed.

DON’T shower or steam immediately before your service. This can soften the hair, making it more prone to breakage during your wax; showering a few hours before is fine (and recommended.)

DON’T workout immediately after your service. This will result in bumps and possibly ingrown hairs.

DON’T use a loofah in the shower. Loofahs hold a tremendous amount of bacteria and will cause ingrown hairs. Opt for something washable and anti-microbial, like the Ultimate Buffing Cloth, carried in-house at Designer’s Denn.

DON’T apply makeup immediately after facial waxing, which could cause bumps or breakouts.

DON’T shave, tweeze or trim between waxes. This will cause uneven hair growth, making your next wax not as clean. It will also make the hair appear coarser, due to the blunt angle it’s cut at.

DON’T engage in sexual activity the day of your wax if you’re getting a brazilian or bikini wax.

DON’T tan for 24 hours before or after your wax. Better yet, don’t tan at all!

DON’T be worried about redness or slight bumpiness after your wax-this is normal and will recede in about 24-48 hours.

And above all…

DON’T be embarrassed! No one will be judging you!

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Massage for Expectant Mommies

Today, in part two of our series on pregnancy and beauty services, we’ll be covering body treatments during pregnancy. With all of the aches and pains involved with being an expectant mother, a soothing massage can be the perfect treatment to make you feel like a million bucks. However, many women worry about the safety of these services. Today, we’re here to relieve any worries you may have.

 

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During the first trimester of pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes very rapidly and that rings doubly true for your brand new baby. Because of these rapid and vital growth changes, the first trimester also tends to be the most tumultuous time in a pregnancy. Because of this, we advise against any massage or body treatments before you’ve hit the 12- week mark in your pregnancy.

Second Trimester and Beyond
After the 12-week mark, Designer’s Denn is proud to offer a selection of body therapies perfectly tailored for expectant mothers. Our 60 minute prenatal massage features a full body massage to melt away all of your tension and utilizes our unique prenatal table, featuring a belly hole, so you can comfortably lay face down during any stage of pregnancy.

If a beauty-oriented treatment is more what you’re after, our Natural Motherhood Body Envelopment is exactly what you need! This pampering treatment is ideal for expectant mothers or post pregnancy to regain skin elasticity and to tone the skin. Featuring a calming back massage, a firming and toning aromatic balm and a sculpting body mask, you’ll leave with skin that looks visibly younger and more radiant!

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Pregnancy and Nail Services

Pregnancy is a time of joy, excitement and, often times, uncertainty. One thing you should never have to worry about is if your beauty services are safe for you and your unborn baby, especially when they can be so helpful in calming your nerves. Over the next few weeks we will be covering all the ins and outs of pregnancy and beauty services, starting with nail services.

Over the years nail services have been notorious for requiring the use of many harmful chemicals to work properly, such as formaldehyde and tourmaline. These are chemicals that due to many of their harmful side effects, pregnant and non-pregnant women alike would be wise to avoid.

Luckily, many of the largest polish brands are now proudly 3-Free. This means they free of the three most toxic chemicals: formaldehyde, toluene and DBP. At Designer’s Denn we use OPI’s high quality nail polishes that are proudly 3 free meaning you can continue to get your manicures and pedicures for your entire pregnancy, provided you are having a healthy pregnancy. If you’re having any sort of complications, it’s always recommended to get the ok from your doctor before getting any kinds of services.

All of our nail offerings are suitable for pregnancy, however our prenatal services are specifically tailored for women suffering from pregnancy induced swelling, featuring a cooling massage designed to reduce fluid retention. If swelling is not an issue for you, we recommend our Signature services. Featuring a soothing massage, scrub and paraffin and finished with a professional polish application, you’re sure to leave refreshed, relaxed, and invigorated.

Give our front desk staff a call to schedule your nail services today!

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The holidays are right around the corner and we’re here to make finding that perfect gift for that special someone simpler than ever!

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Ultimate Buffing Cloth: This large exfoliating washcloth is perfect for washing hard to reach areas, like the back and makes any body wash super sudsy. As an added bonus, it’s nylon fibers dry quickly creating an anti-microbial surface that would make anyone want to toss their loofah in the trash!

 

janeiredaleJane Iredale Try-Me Kit: Want to introduce someone to the magic of Jane Iredale cosmetics, but not sure where to start? The try-me kit is the perfect solution! All you need to know is the recipient’s skin color and Jane Iredale has done all the rest. This compact kit features color coordinated trial sizes of PurePressed Foundation, blush, three eye shadow shades, and much more!

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Bumble and Bumble Travel Sizes: What makes a better stocking stuffer than salon quality hair products? We offer many of our much loved Bumble and Bumble products in smaller travel sizes, so you’ll have no problem finding something for everyone! Stop in and our highly trained stylists can help you find exactly what will be perfect for your loved ones. Travel sizes are also available for select Crew, Aveda, Davines and Decléor products!

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Gift Cards: Give the gift of relaxation with a gift card from Designer’s Denn! Gift cards are a great way to allow your loved one to choose exactly what they want. Our always beautiful presentation will also feature a staff selected bath product as an added bonus with any gift card purchase of $100 or more.

 

 

These are just a few of the fabulous gifts you can find in house at Designer’s Denn. Stop in today to browse our shelves and see all we have to offer to cross off that shopping list in no time!

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