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Skin Health – Exfoliation

Skin Health – Exfoliation

Le Reve would like to bring to light the importance of exfoliating The skin is the largest organ of our body. It functions to encapsulate and protect your inner organs, to regulate body temperature, to maintain hydration, and more! The skin acts as a barrier for environmental aggressors, and variations in pressures, and temperature. It helps to regulate body temperature, circulation, and fluid. On top of all of this, it contains a network of nerve cells that detect and relay important information such as temperature or chemical changes in the environment as well as injury. With all the vital functions your skin provides to you it is important to take good care of it.

The Importance of Exfoliating

Regular exfoliation not only helps to remove dead skin and impurities but also stimulates collagen. Collagen is what provides our skin strength, elasticity, and the ability to replace dead skin cells. In short, an exfoliation is an important tool in helping our skin to function properly and efficiently as well as keep it looking its best! Whilst you may need to Reduce Your Symptoms with Raynauds Gloves if you suffer other issues, these treatments can really help maintain your skin health. When it comes to exfoliation Le Reve provides several methods to choose from.

Body Exfoliates

There are several wonderful options to choose from for exfoliating the body such as lotions, polishes, sponges, brushes, sisal soap sacks, Clarisonic, and mitts or gloves.
Light Exfoliation
If you tend to exfoliate more regularly or on a daily basis then you are most likely to benefit from a few of our lighter methods such as the Eminence Naseberry Body Lotion, sea sponges or brushes. The Eminence Naseberry Body Lotion is a natural glycol which means that it lightly exfoliates allowing for the moisturizing properties to fully penetrate the skin. Our Sea Sponges can be used with anybody cleanser or simply with warm water to help lightly lift and remove impurities and dead skin. The Body Brush is designed to use dry. We offer them in both a short brush and long detachable body brush Dead skin and impurities are removed with light gentle strokes applied to the leg, arm, back, stomach or hip area. Applying the gentle strokes on the arms and legs towards the direction of the heart also helps in lymphatic flow. This is another great way to detoxify the body!
Medium to Heavy Exfoliation
If you exfoliate once a week or less than you would do well by using our body polish, sissal glove, mitt, washcloths, or soap sacks. These options are better designed to remove the build-up of impurities and dead skin. The Jurlique Herbal Body Polish provides antioxidants to fortify and walnut shell to gently lift away dead skin. Sissal or Rami Washcloths are great for using with cleanser or simply warm water to help remove dead skin and build up from day-to-day environmental aggressors. What’s even better yet is that these materials are naturally antimicrobial so they wear well over time! Sissal Mitt or Glove provide a little more exfoliation than the washcloths in that they are firmer and because of this remove even more dead skin. This method is great for removing seasonal buildup and may leave skin slightly pink after application. Ever since I was a little girl our family would use these wonderful options to slough off dead skin and stimulate collagen when we would go to the steambaths together. Many cultures use dry brushing and sissal treatments to detoxify their skin and help to lower the development of cellulite. Dry Brushing can have a myriad of benefits for the skin, it’s always best to look it up and see if it is the right thing for you to use in your body skincare regime for the future.

Facial Exfoliation

There are more gentle exfoliates to choose from for the face, neck and decollete area. Some of these methods include dermafoliants, peels, treatments, brushes, and cleansers. The Eminence Strawberry Dermafoliant provides lactic acid to help eat away at dead skin like little Packmen. The Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel is a 5% mask designed to remove a good amount of impurities and dead skin just by leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes! Pumpkin super packed with skin brightening factors to help improve complexion. Natural Facial Brush like the dry brush or Clarisonic help to exfoliate and stimulate increasing collagen production. When used properly natural brushes also help to removed toxins improving skin condition and overall appearance. Learn more about exfoliation and which type is best for your skin’s needs by speaking with a Le Reve esthetician. We are here 7 days a week and are happy to help!

See you at the spa!

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Le Reve Organic spa & Boutique

www.le-reve.com

21 W. Gutierrez St Santa Barbara

805-564-2977

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July Boutique Spa Offer

July Boutique Spa Offer

Take advantage our July Boutique Spa Offer at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

July Boutique Spa Offer

Enjoy a July Boutique Spa Offer of 20% all month long at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique in Santa Barbara California.

Do you need to replenish your organic skincare? Make sure to look through our July Spa Offers at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique first to save on all your favorite skincare products!!!

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique has a July Boutique Spa Offer of 20% off all items in our store. During the month our July spa offer will be providing you a savings on all your favorite skincare such as Eminence, Jurlique, La Bella Donna, and more! On top of that you will be receiving an additional 20% OFF all the other wonderful items in Le Reve’s boutique such as Totes and Hand Bags, Scarves, Jewelry, and Maxi Dresses. 

What do you need to do to received your 20% OFF? Its simple! Just mention this post to the lovely ladies at Le Reve’s front desk and they will reward Simply mention this post to receive your July Boutique Spa Offer of 20%!

You can view all of our Le Reve Spa Offerings by viewing our Specials Page

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Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

www.le-reve.com

21 W Gutierrez St Santa Barbara Ca 93101

805-564-2977

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Pumpkin Treatment – Le Reve Spa

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Introducing this seasons hero pumpkin treatment for your skin at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique in Santa Barbara California.
Did you know that pumpkin can do amazing things for your skin?
Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin C which can help fight skin damage from free radicals. Free radical skin damage leads to premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and even skin cancers. It goes without saying that utilizing skincare treatment which can help combat these developments is always a good idea!  Pumpkin is also a great source for Carotenoids such as beta-carotene. Carotenoids are antioxidants that help to refortify the skin and can also brighten the complexion. This is the property that gives pumpkins their bright orange color. Here at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique we provide a pumpkin treatment in our 90 minute Age Defying Antioxidant Facial called the Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. This is a 20% enzyme mask which helps to remove dead skin, minimize dark spots, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Do not allow this treatments delicious title to fool you, this results-oriented pumpkin treatment is a wonderful way to greatly improve the skins appearance in a small amount of time. It is no wonder why this pumpkin treatment is one of our most requested by returning clientele! Due to the high enzyme rate of this amazing pumpkin treatment only a trained professional like your Le Reve esthetician may provide it. So if you would like to experience this pumpkin treatment for yourself contact a Le Reve spa coordinator to set aside your next Age Defying Facial this October!

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Facials

If you are in between facials and looking for a pumpkin treatment which you can do yourself at home you are in luck! Located in the Le Reve Organic Spa Boutique we retail a pumpkin treatment which your can use at home! This is the Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%.

Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% 

 GLUTEN FREE  NUT FREE  VEGAN  AWARD WINNING
Accelerate the exfoliation process with this enzyme
peel that removes dead skin cells, reduces the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and sun damage. This delicious purée of yam and pumpkin leaves skin looking firm and radiant.
How to Use:
Apply a thin layer of product over clean and dry face and neck with a fan applicator brush. Avoid the eye area or active acne lesions. Allow to remain on the skin for 10–15 minutes. Gently massage with fingertips to loosen dead skin cells.
In the case of excessive stinging or irritation, remove product quickly and immediately using a towel soaked in cool water or tea. Follow with cotton pads soaked in the Soothing Chamomile Tonique to deactivate the product. Rinse again with towels soaked in cool water.
For use as a bi-weekly treatment at home in conjunction with professional in–spa enzyme peel treatments. An application of Mineral (Sun) Defense 30 to finish is highly recommended with peeling products. Not recommended for use on active acne areas of the skin.
Key Ingredients:
  • Yam Pulp Purée: high in beta-carotene and vitamins to fight the appearance of aging
  • Pumpkin Pulp Purée: rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids, and antioxidants to fight the appearance of aging
  • Pineapple: purifies skin by removing dirt and proteins
  • Papaya: contains vitamins and fruit enzymes to improve the appearance of skin
  • Glycolic Acid: soothing and smoothing agent
  • Lactic Acid: sloughs off dead skin cells to improve texture of skin
  • Willow bark Extract: natural beta-hydroxy to minimize the appearance of pores
  • Phyto-Hyaluronic Acid (Phytocollagen): deeply hydrating; natural substance that smoothes and plumps skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Green Tea Extract: high in antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, and vitamins for youthful looking skin
Results:
  • Skin appears refined and smoothed, the appearance of dark spots are reduced
  • Skin appears firmed and plumped
  • The appearance of wrinkle depth and fine lines are reduced

Waterproof Sunscreen: What you should know

Waterproof Sunscreen: What You Should Know

Waterproof Sunscreen - Reapply sunscreen - lerevespaWhen it comes to Waterproof Sunscreen the skin care professionals at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique have received a steady flow of questions on why it seems so much harder to find on the shelf lately. Well, here is the skinny from our very own chemist and skin care specialist, Bridgette    
 Hello Le Reve Followers!
Waterproof Sunscreen FDA Classifications 
So on June 18th of 2012 the FDA declared that sunscreens were no longer allowed to claim that they are waterproof. There are now two classification which are permitted by the FDA. Those two classifications are ‘water resistant’ for 40 minutes or ‘water resistant’ for 80 minutes. What this means for you, the consumer, is that after applying your sunscreen you may swim or sweat for this promised period of time and be protected. The FDA’s reasoning for this is that any sunscreen application may begin to wear down over time. So no matter what we can expect that after a period of time we can expect our sun protection to no longer be effective in protecting you from the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays. Mineral Makeup Water Demonstration - lerevspa
Waterproof Sunscreen Mineral Sunblock
Some of you may be asking yourselves why our mineral sunblock is not considered ‘waterproof’. I am certain that a few of you have probably heard my lectures on using mineral sunblock and the benefits of the barrier sun protection versus sunscreen such as minerals being naturally hydrophobic or “water-fearing”. Mineral sun protection sits on top of the skins surface creating a barrier to environmental pollutants as well as damaging sun rays. When thrown in water true minerals will float because of their waterproof nature.  Since true minerals by definition are waterproof it is true that they do not readily wash away. So why are they not deemed waterproof under the new FDA classification? The reasoning here is that while mineral sunblock does not readily wash off it can rub off in water or sweat-inducing activity. Therefore, Mineral Sunblock must be reapplied throughout the day in order to provide you the necessary protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Waterproof Sunscreen How are some sunscreens still stating that they are water proof?
Well, that is an excellent question. The short answer is that they are not.  Any product (even waterproof minerals) that are applied to sit on the skin’s surface can be rubbed off and are therefore classified by the FDA as being water-resistant and not waterproof. So then it goes without saying that any sun protection promising to be waterproof does not simply function by sitting atop the skin. Most sun protectors who manage to promise being waterproof do this by incorporating a chemical sunscreen. It should be noted that chemical sunscreens are not hydrophobic or waterproof. So then why are they classified this way? Chemical sunscreens work by penetrating the skins surface to absorb damaging UV rays and expel them as heat. Since something which is absorbed into the skin cannot be readily washed off the products containing these type of chemical sunscreens sunscreens can promise to be waterproof. 
Waterproof Sunscreen – So why not only use chemical sunscreens instead of sunblock since they can promise waterproof sun protection?   
Many chemical sunscreens contain endocrine disruptors. What this means for you is that once absorbed into the bloodstream these chemicals have the ability to disrupt your hormones and accelerate the aging process, contributing to Melanoma and Carcinoma.
Waterproof Sunscreen – Beware of nano particles
It should be noted that some physical sunblocks can also absorb into the skins pores when the minerals which make them up are ground beyond the recommended micronized particle size. So make sure to verify that your mineral block states that it does not contain nano particles. Curious to learn more about alternative skin care options to the synthetic chemical products available, stop by Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. I am happy to share my extensive chemistry knowledge. You may also email skin inquiries to info@le-reve.com.
 

See you at the spa!

Bridgette

 

Le Reve Organic Spa and Boutique does offer chemical-free sun protection, but we are very careful about the claims we make, and at the end of the day we would prefer you not think of any sunscreen as waterproof or water-resistant. We instead recommend that you reapply sunscreen every hour for fair, easily burned skin, and at least every two hours for darker skin tones. As a friendly reminder please always apply after emerging from the water activities or working up a sweat.

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

www.le-reve.com

21 W. Gutierrez St Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101

805-564-2977

Serum Free this month at Le Reve Spa

August – Spa Offering on Product

Serum FREE this Month at Le Reve Spa!

Receive a serum free this month! Receive a FREE Eminence Organic Skincare facial booster serum at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique with any purchase of 2 or more Eminence Products all month long! Eminence Bright Skin Serum, Clear Skin, Firm Skin, and Calm Skin (Value $44.00+)

Organic Facial Booster Serums∗

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∗While supplies last

Stop into the spa today and purchase any two Eminence products of your choice and receive a retail-size booster-serum for FREE!!! This is a great deal. Serums are made up of mostly active ingredients making them one of the best ways to treat your skin. After cleansing your skin and applying your toner simply apply a thin layer of any booster-facial serum to your face, neck, and decollate and allow for it to penetrate. The serums potent formulation is geared to provide better result in minimal time. 
Check out more about why serums are a must have in your skin care routine at WebMD, The Truth about Facial Serums.
Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique has has offered four amazing boost facial serums to choose from.
♦The Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum for uneven skin tone.
♦The Calm Skin Arnica Booster-Serum for sensitive skin.
♦The Clear Skin Willow Bark Booster-Serum for problem skin.
♦The Firm Skin Acai Booster-Serum for aging skin. 
 
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We are only providing this offer this month so hurry in and take advantage of this awesome deal!

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805.564.2977
Email:info@le-reve.com

Le Reve Spa

21 W. Gutierrez St.
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101

Down the private outdoor walkway
between D'Angelo's Bakery
and Yoga Soup

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