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Meet the Tata Harper Purifying Mask

Purifying_mask_editorial_webDubbed “nature’s solution to skin-aging pollution,” Tata Harper’s new Purifying Mask is a deep-cleansing detox treatment for your skin. And we’ve got it in the spa.

One of the biggest impacts for aging comes from our exposure to environmental toxins. Damage caused by free radicals and chemical pollution causes collagen and elastin fibers to break down. And when our skin is compromised on a cellular level and incapable of detoxifying from the inside, skin becomes dull and fine lines and wrinkles start to crop up.

Tata Harper’s Purifying Mask addresses our skin’s constant exposure to chemical and toxic pollutants by leveraging the power of fermentation and probiotics to deeply cleanse and detoxify the skin, while encouraging the skin's own detoxification processes from a cellular level.

Free from synthetics, artificial fragrances, fillers, GMO, and gluten, the Purifying Mask is clay-based, and infused with probiotics that act like a protective shield on the surface of the skin. When applied in a topical product, probiotics combat inflammation and harmful bacteria on the skin’s surface to improve clarity, eliminate dryness, and enhance antiaging effects. The mask is particularly effective for treating acne or rosacea.


Cutting-edge Second Skin Facial offers alternative to fillers

3d-printed-facial-patches  Jill Bucy Skincare is committed to bringing our clients the latest breakthroughs in European skincare. To that end, we are introducing the Second Skin Facial, a new anti-aging alternative to facial fillers developed exclusively by Biologique Recherche.

Here’s how it works: Designed to treat the special needs of mature skin, the Second Skin Facial utilizes cutting-edge electrospinning technology similar to a 3D printer to create a revolutionary fiber patch made up of 80-percent hyaluronic acid, a humectant that draws moisture into the skin. Our estheticians strategically apply these patches to targeted areas to address fine lines and wrinkles. The result? Immediate visible results, such as plumper, more hydrated skin.

Secondskin2The treatment begins with a complete facial cleanse, followed by application of P50. To prepare the skin and improve the efficacy of the Second Skin technology, our esthetician expertly utilizes the Remodeling face machine. Then, electrospun hyaluronic acid patches are customized to perfectly fit the contours of your face and applied to the target areas. Second Skin Serum is then massaged into the patches for intense regeneration. To finish, Crème Masque Vernix is massaged into the face until completely absorbed.

Book your appointment today to experience this revolutionary treatment. $260 for Second Skin Facial with Remodeling Machine.

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Get Oscar-worthy updos with Leonor Greyl!

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We love the entire line of Leonor Greyl hair treatments and styling products, and so does Hollywood! Creighton Bowman styled Melissa Leo's hair for her Oscar-winning evening and now shows you how to recreate Leo's updo, as well as Mila Kunis's dreamy side chignon. Check out these great instructional videos for Melissa Leo and Mila Kunis to learn how to add some movie star drama to your hair. Stop in the studio to peruse the various Leonor Greyl styling products, from the Serum de Soie Sublimateur (a styling serum that can be used on wet or dry hair to smooth and shine) to Gel à la Keratine (an alcohol-free styling gel).

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Aging Gracefully, the French Way

Juliettebinoche460We love, love, love this New York Times piece on French women and their beauty philosophy. We've been talking about the French approach to skin care for years and this article manages to capture our thoughts perfectly. As the article says, "It’s easy to look natural if your skin is great. And that may be where the French secrets really are. According to a 2008 Mintel report, Frenchwomen spend about $2.2 billion a year on facial skin care—as much as Spanish, German and British women put together. If you happen to use the bathroom in a French home—something that is not considered polite, by the way—you might see a line of skin care products rivaling a shelf at Duane Reade."

"There will be day creams (with sunscreen), night creams (without it), re-pulping creams, serums, moisturizers, cleansers, toners and salves for anything from orange-peel skin to varicose veins. But you might not find much soap. Ms. Caron says she doesn’t use it on her face or her body (except for 'certain places'). Madame Figaro magazine recently quoted the French actress and TV presenter Léa Drucker as saying, 'The day I stopped using soap, my life changed.' Post-transformation, she uses a hydrating cream."

The article wraps up with, "For Frenchwomen, aging seems to be a matter of mind over makeup. If women feel good about themselves, right down to their La Perla 100-euro panties, they look good, too. Françoise Sagan once wrote, 'There is a certain age when a woman must be beautiful to be loved, and then there comes a time when she must be loved to be beautiful.' And many Frenchwomen seem to be well loved as they get older—by their tight-knit families, their friends and, perhaps most importantly, themselves…"

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

(photo: guardian.co.uk)


Taryn’s Picks for Spring

2792143675_105a8565e3_m The future’s so bright, we’ve got to wear shades…of neon! Spring is right around the corner, which means crocuses are pushing their way out of the ground and women are brightening up their nail colors. Taryn’s been noticing that metallics and neons are trending up in magazines and on the runway, and that translates to bright colors on the toes. Some of the neon shades that Taryn is using on clients include Jessica’s Confident Coral, Happy Endings, Mardi Gras, Spring Claret (which she swears looks good on everyone), and Bikini Bottoms. If you’re not quite ready to break out cruise ship-worthy colors, she suggests Mystery, a dark silvery grey color that’s, well, mysterious and moody.

To check out more of Jessica’s array of Custom Colours (all formaldehyde-, toluene- and DBP-free), browse the colour picker for your spring shade.

Check out our list of nail services and come in and see us soon!

Next up: Taryn explains what sets apart a Jill Bucy nail treatment from all other salons and spas.

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