Friday, March 5, 2010

Is beauty only skin deep? ~ We don't think so.

What you put in your body has a positive or negative cosmetic effect on skin, hair and general health. Makes sense right? This also applies to what you put on your skin (it being our largest organ) and scalp!

So if you have gone so far to invest in Organic food and or cleaning products- time to switch over your skin and hair regimen to fit and treat your needs also.

As our city grows so does a consciousness of health and wellness. Organic local produce, herbs and supplement's even clothing is readily available. This is great news. We a salon that advocates only the purest treatment products for skin and hair....

Phyto is not a trend product! It has 30+ years established company values. Using pharmaceutical grade essential oils and precise herb formulas developed to meet specific needs of each hair type, this reveals your hair's natural beauty.

Phyto (fee-to)
adj. Greek botanikos of herbs
1. of relating to plants or botany
2. derived from plants

"There is no such thing as bad hair; there is only poorly treated hair."

- Mr. Patrick Al├Ęs, PHYTO Founder and Innovator

The Science of Plants

Inspiration Drawn from Nature and Plants

PHYTO drew inspiration from plants well before the emergence of environmental awareness. To this day, our family-owned Phytosolba Laboratories carefully select the plants with the most beneficial properties to use in each product. Our solutions boast extremely high concentrations of active botanical extracts with clinically proven results.

Here is some more Philisophy we love from our skin care & make-up line......

a: The Moment Your Skin Changed. Forever.

When Dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. Why? Because for over 25 years, we’ve been dedicated to delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation, not through advertising, frilly packaging, promises of miracle cures, or overblown hype.

Education First

While the Dermalogica story begins in 1986, the force of change in the industry started in Los Angeles, circa 1983. Jane Wurwand, a tenured, United Kingdom-trained skin therapist new to the American “esthetician” industry, recognized that continuing skin and body therapy education was practically non-existent in the United States. While her training had been comprehensive and serious, US students entered the industry licensed yet under-trained, and worse, under-respected.

Jane put her education in action, opening a small classroom in Marina del Rey, California under the name The International Dermal Institute (IDI). She invited licensed skin therapists to get hands-on with the postgraduate training so critical to making them competitive in the business. Today, IDI is considered the international gold-standard for postgraduate skin and body therapy training with over 40 locations worldwide.

The Making of Dermalogica

While teaching at IDI, it didn’t take long for Jane to realize no product line embraced her belief of skin health as opposed to “beauty,” so she developed her own. And in 1986, Dermalogica was born. The vision was clear – a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) that would improve skin health, and were only available from qualified skin therapy professionals trained at The International Dermal Institute.

As a brand, Dermalogica immediately upset the prevailing paradigm of beauty and glamour by classifying skin care as a health issue as opposed to a cosmetic concern. Just as we removed common irritants from the ingredient menu, Dermalogica also introduced a powerful new element into the brand identity: the specialized expertise of the professional skin therapist.

Then, as now, all our products are manufactured in the USA, we have never taken part in animal testing, and Dermalogica is sold only where professional consultation and professional treatments are performed by professional skin therapists. In just over 20 years, Dermalogica has become the number one choice of skin care professionals worldwide, prescribed more often than any other product available.

Dermalogica is a privately owned company (meaning we are not owned by a beauty conglomerate, holding company or financiers) driven first by education and research. We take pride in being true pioneers in the industry, growing from a modest store-front in Marina del Rey to the now 145,000 square foot Corporate Headquarters in Los Angeles (and locations worldwide in close to 50 countries) -- never wavering on our initial vision of skin health and the skin health professional.

Our Team of professionals believe there is a big difference between cosmetic beauty (products) and natural beauty (products) - basically if its not treating your skin/hair/body its covering something up.

Treat the reason not the symptom!

As the popularity of "natural" products increases so i see the marketing company's jump on the bandwagon labeling "green" or "all Natural" Beware of products that pose as organic, yet are heavily laden with colors, fragrance, silicone's paragons and petroleum. Our body works harder get rid of the toxins in the same way as if we had eaten junky food, in other words it has to work harder to get rid of the icky stuff (that's a technical term :-).

I learned about this the hard way! I became sensitive to many preservatives in skincare ( not the cheap stuff) which ended in a trip to the E.R with a thing called facial edema~ not cute let's put it that way.


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