Wellness

5 ways that bone broth rocks your body

 

Turkey-broth-short-1-of-1Craving something nourishing that will boost your immune system and help you look younger?

Look no further than bone broth.

Bone broth is another superfood to add to your list. It’s an excellent source of nutrients, amino acids, gelatin, and collagen. This nutrient complex supports healthy hair, skin, nails, and joints, as well as reduces inflammation in the gut. It’s easy to incorporate bone broth into your daily life: drink it straight, swap out water for bone broth when cooking grains, or use it as a soup base.

Let’s break down all the ways that bone broth rocks your body:

  1. It improves skin elasticity. Bone broth is full of collagen and some studies have show that ingesting collagen can improve elasticity and minimize fine lines.
  2. It helps you sleep better. Bone broth is chock full of nutritious amino acids, such as glycine, which may improve sleep and prevent fatigue.
  3. It’s good for your gut. Just a cup of bone broth each day can improve leaky gut syndrome and all sorts of digestive issues. Gelatin in the broth helps shore up the intestinal lining, fight food allergies, and help with the growth of probiotics. Bone broth can treat or minimize diarrhea and constipation as well.
  4. It builds up the immune system. Bone broth is loaded with minerals and amino acids that can strengthen your immune system.
  5. It eases joint pain and increases bone strength. Bone broth contains glucosamine, gelatin, and other nutritional benefits that can treat joint pain and even help to prevent osteoarthritis. Phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium from the broth's bones help your own bones stay healthy and strong.

You can buy bone broth at grocery stores like Whole Foods but for instructions on how to make your own turkey bone broth, check out this post at Nourished Kitchen.

(Photo: nourishedkitchen.com)

 


Biorevitalization: Harnessing the power of cold lasers for glowing skin

BiorevitalizationWe have added a cold laser treatment to our list of cutting-edge services! It may sound like the stuff from a Bond movie but we can assure you that it’s real and really effective.

Without further ado, we present the Biorevitalization Treatment.

The science behind the treatment

A revolutionary approach to promoting skin health, the Biorevitalization Treatment utilizes cold laser technology to dramatically increase the natural regenerative processes of the body. Capable of penetrating through tissue and into cell photoreceptors, the treatment combines two wavelengths—red and near infrared light waves—to encourage collagen generation, enhance detoxification, and boost the skin’s metabolism.

But wait, there’s more: Continuous light therapy causes vasodilation of the capillaries, resulting in increased blood flow. This means more nutrients to deprived cells, reduced swelling, and the elimination of toxins and by-products via the lymphatic system. Monochromic light activates enzymes, collagen, and stimulates the release of the chemical ATP to deliver energy to cells. With this increase in energy, cells can function at full capacity to stimulate collagen and elastin production, resulting in firmer, smoother skin.

Whatever your skin concern, biorevitalization can treat it

This biorevitalization treatment is fantastic for treating numerous skin ailments and concerns, including:

  • Signs of aging
  • Inflammation
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Dull skin
  • Everyday cuts and scrapes
  • Oral lesions
  • Burns
  • Surgical wounds

How it works

For your treatment, skin is thoroughly cleansed, and is followed by gentle exfoliation and mechanical massage utilizing the machine. Next, a very small molecular-weight hyaluronic acid serum is applied to the skin before beginning the red light therapy. (When used in conjunction with red and near infrared light, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is better absorbed by epidermal cells.) Finally, a hydrating mask is applied to soothe and plump skin. We finish with a serum and cream tailored to your skin.

This non-invasive, customized treatment is perfect for reactive and sensitive skin, there are no risks as the skin barrier is maintained throughout the treatment, and your skin temperature rises very little (you may not even feel the laser!). No downtime is required so you don’t have to hide out for a few days. You’ll leave the spa with radiant skin. Book your treatment today to experience the power of cold laser technology.

(photo: http://medicalj-center.info)


Change in the season = time for a Tata Harper peel or the Biologique Recherche Micropuncture Lab

JBS winterIf you’re like us, the change in seasons – colder weather outside, drier hot air inside – leaves us with dull, lifeless skin. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we have some terrific reparative and renewing treatments in the spa to bring your complexion back to life. We can treat your skin for sun and environmental damage that resulted from our glorious summer, as well as hydrate your skin to counter fluctuating temperatures and dry air.

Here are a couple of treatments that will treat sun damage, pigmentation, stressed skin and dehydration, and restore your skin to its radiant, glowing best.

Tata Harper Total Complexion Peel
This 100-percent natural peel has 22 high-performance ingredients that purify, smooth, balance, and hydrate your skin. Alpha hydroxy acids, poly hydroxy acids, and beta hydroxy acids join forces to exfoliate the skin and give it a gorgeous glow with no downtime. Come in for the 30-minute Total Complexion Peel, or experience the 60-minute Brightening Organic Facial, which includes extractions, massage, and moisturizing mask.

Micropuncture Lab
Our intensive treatment helps fight against signs of premature skin aging. The combination of the Cocktail d’Actifs Regenerants and the Biologique Recherche Micro-Puncture Lab simulates collagen production for immediately visible results. Wrinkles are visibly reduced and an instant lifting effect leaves your skin revitalized and plumped. We recommend a 3- or 6- session treatment plan. We treat the whole face, and it includes cleansing, mask, and finishing serums.

We can customize a treatment and recommend products for your specific skincare needs. Check out our services here and call us at 206-283-9295 to book your appointment before the holidays!


It’s summer in Seattle! Show off glowing skin with new BR products

Summer means showing more skin, and we have four new body products from Biologique Recherche in the spa to help your skin glow. You'll be ready for the beach in no time!

Lotion P50 Corps
Lotion P50 Corps with glove

This includes everything you love about P50 but it’s been designed for your entire body! Massage it in with the included silicone glove to promote fluid drainage and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Using Lotion P50 Corps is particularly recommended before and after prolonged exposure to the sun, before the application of a self-tanner, in winter, and before hair removal. When applying, focus on rough areas, which are more prone to discoloration.

Emulsion Corps
Emulsion Corps VIP O2

To meet the specific problems of sensitive, devitalized, and very dehydrated skin, Biologique Recherche has developed this oxygenating and long-lasting moisturizing emulsion for the body. It comes in a spray bottle for easy application, and the emulsion has a light, non-sticky texture that penetrates fast. This is great for all types of thirsty skin.

 

 

Emulsion Originelle
Emulsion Originelle Regenerante Corps

This luxurious emulsion soothes and moisturizes the skin, protecting it from harsh climates. It regenerates the skin, replenishing and protecting with restored elasticity, softness and radiance. This rich formulation is recommended for all skin types and can be used over the entire body.

 

 

Creme Amc
Creme Amincissante Oxygenante MC 110

This extraordinary cream oxygenates and stimulates. It trims and tones, thanks to an Essential Oil Complex (Thyme, Lemon, Cypress and Peppermint) that stimulates local micro-circulation. It’s recommended for all skin types and is ideal for damaged skin or for reducing localized stubborn adipose fat. Apply to areas you want to treat using the Massage Glove to disperse the active ingredients and help erase stubborn cellulite.

 


New BR device treats deep wrinkles

We love pulling back the curtain and showing some of the leading-edge treatments that Biologique Recherche has developed. Svetlana just returned from BR seminars in New York, and was particularly impressed with the pen attachment for BR’s Remodeling Face Treatment.

This specialized attachment is designed to target areas of the face, such as the mouth or outer corners of the eyes, to smooth fine lines and seriously plump up wrinkles. It improves the quality of the epidermis and increases muscle tone and the lifting effect is immediate and long-lasting. It’s ideal for deep wrinkles, including the nasolabial fold, lion wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Stay tuned for this attachment to be added to our treatments!


The big reveal: The Tata Harper Total Complexion Peel is here!

JBS_1We are thrilled to offer the Tata Harper Total Complexion Peel, a professional-grade treatment that leverages the power of the revolutionary Tata Harper Multi-Acid Peel. Thanks to a host of naturally derived acids, there’s no downtime and no redness. The peel is unique for a professional peel, which can often include harsh chemicals and a recovery period for the skin.

This 100-percent natural and nontoxic peel has 22 high-performance ingredients that work for your skin, not against it. Multiple natural sources of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Poly Hydroxy Acid, and Beta Hydroxy Acid work to purify, smooth, balance, and hydrate the look of your skin so you can achieve your best glow.

Here’s how it works: The peel itself is a 2-part system; each part is applied 1–2 times (depending on the client’s skin needs) before moving on to the next step. The first step (the Multi-Acid Complex) consists of AHAs and PHAs. The second step (Skin Rejuvenating Complex) consists of BHAs. AHAs, PHAs, and BHAs are most effective at different pHs, which is why they've been separated into two different products applied separately, and it makes this peel very effective for refining the skin's surface texture (which is what AHAs excel at) as well as breaking up congestion of sebum and dead skin within the pores to treat acne (enter the BHAs).

The 30-minute stand-alone treatment includes cleansing, the peel, and finishing products. It can also be incorporated into a 60-minute facial—which we’ve called the Tata Harper Brightening Treatment—that also includes extractions, light massage, and a moisturizing mask.

Pricing for the 30-minute peel is $60, and the 60-minute facial treatment is $185. Call today to experience this wildly effective and natural treatment.


Discover the power and benefits of soin lissant

Soin Lissant is the anti-stress beauty care treatment. Our estheticians have been trained by Biologique Recherche to deliver this one-of-a-kind treatment. Translated as “smoothing care,” soin lissant was specifically designed for city skin—it targets dehydrated, reactive, stressed, and traumatized skin. Sounds familiar, no?

A lotion and power are mixed in doses customized to your specific skincare needs.

This product is rich in Omega 3, hyaluronic acid and silk proteins. Soin lissant leverages these powerful ingredients for their hydrating, renewing, and protective properties while simultaneously deploying unifying and calming qualities found in royal jelly, squash extract, and milk proteins.

But it’s really about the technique. Perfected by Biologique Recherche, our estheticians administer smoothing and modeling movements interspaced with rapid, subtly dosed pulsations. This results in a restructuring effect and you’ll find your skin is firmer, clear and more even-toned well after the treatment is over. It hydrates and soothes while also proving to be an effective means of lymphatic drainage. The video above shows Svetlana administering soin lissant on a client.

Svetlana regards soin lissant as our most luxurious treatment, plumping the skin through the singular hand technique that sculpts the face. It is a booster unique to Biologique Recherche that benefits any skin type or skincare regimen.

Call today and book your next treatment, asking specifically for soin lissant. You and your skin will be thrilled.


Night moves: How to take care of your skin after dark

SleepYou work hard, your days are long. Often, the last thing you want to do is wash your face before tumbling into bed. But we’re here to tell you that it matters. Be consistent and thorough with your evening skincare regimen.

It all starts with proper cleansing. Using the Biologique Recherche cleansing milk appropriate for your skin, massage upward and outward from the neck to the forehead. Rinse. Follow by swiping a cotton pad with P50 over your neck and face. Apply a targeted serum to treat your skin’s specific imbalances and then finish with your normal moisturizer. Now that you’ve removed makeup, dirt and pollution, it’s time to sleep to detoxify and repair your skin.

Sleep matters

Now that you’ve got your evening skincare routine down, let’s talk about sleep. You probably know that a good night’s sleep is essential to good health but it’s also critical for radiant youthful skin. Sleep is the body’s (and skin’s) method of self-repair. When you don’t get enough sleep, your skin could appear patchy, dry and lifeless, and you’ll have fine lines and dark circles under your eyes. Prolonged lack of sleep can result in cortisol levels rising, free radicals running amok, and collagen breaking down. In other words, your skin will age faster. No bueno.

There are so many factors that contribute to poor sleep: exposure to your device’s screens, stress, poor diet, caffeine, alcohol. When you think about it, it’s amazing that we get any shuteye at all.

Regardless of the reasons that result in fitful sleep or insomnia, however, sleep is critical to your skin and overall health. Staring at the ceiling in the dark while your mind spins is unhealthy and you need to take steps to mitigate the problem. Some solutions include melatonin and other herbal remedies, a consistent sleep schedule, sleep rituals such as meditation or a lavender oil bath. Good sleep and skincare hygiene will keep your skin clear and glowing.

(photo: morroccomethod.com)


Time for an oil change?

Skincare oilAs temperatures drop, our skin needs extra hydration and pampering. Oils get a bad rap, but incorporating key oils are an effective way to treat the skin during the winter. Of course, we’re not advocating slathering cooking oil all over your face in lieu of your usual moisturizer. But certain oils can target various skin problems and are even recommended for oily skin. While it might be counter-intuitive, cleansing oils can actually attract dirt and excess sebum like a magnet and oils extracted from plants have properties that will nourish, bolster, and improve every kind of skin tone.

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Rosehip seed: Full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, this oil is an effective anti-aging and acne treatment. Its low pH protects the skin’s natural acid mantle, making it a wonderful balancing oil.
  • Jojoba: Jojoba oil closely resembles our natural sebum, making it a ideal oil to protect and hydrate.
  • Raspberry seed: What doesn’t raspberry seed oil do? It’s a source of essential fatty acids and antioxidants with a high level of Vitamin E. It offers natural UV protection and can treat eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, rosacea and rashes. It has anti-aging, brightening, moisturizing and balancing properties.
  • Sunflower seed: Rich in linoleic acid, this anti-inflammatory oil can maintain the skin barrier and prevent moisture loss.
  • Apricot kernel: Also high in essential fatty acids, apricot kernel oil is wildly nourishing.
  • Cranberry seed: With a unique balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, this lovely oil is easily absorbed into thirsty skin. It revitalizes and replenishes the skin by balancing it, improving elasticity, and fighting free radicals.

Both Biologique Recherche and Tata Harper leverage the power of oils in their products. Here are Svetlana and Brynn’s picks for protecting your skin during the colder months:

Biologique Recherche Serum T.E.W.L.: This is BR’s secret weapon against extreme temperatures and weather conditions. A genuine lipidic shield, this serum protects, repairs and replenishes lipids through its combination of jojoba, raspberry seed, sunflower seed, apricot kernel, and cranberry seed oils.

Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex: This facial oil serum is lightweight and includes rosehip seed, jojoba, and apricot kernel oil. It infuses the skin with all sorts of good tings, such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals and antioxidants. It is particularly effective on the dry, chapped, irritated patches of skin that crops up in winter. It even helps control breakouts and excess sebum!

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser: This cleanser includes jojoba, apricot kernel, sunflower seed, and argan kernel oils, among several others. It thoroughly cleanses with a silky blend of biocompatible oils while leaving the moisture barrier intact.

Stop by the spa and discover the power of oil!


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.