Spring forward with a healthy glow: The art of exfoliation & hydration

Water-skin-hydrationAs we spring forward, it’s helpful to remember to change more than our clocks. The change in seasons means we need to change our skincare approach as well. Treating dehydration, patchiness, and roughness with gentle exfoliation will not only smooth any unevenness in skin texture, but it will make your serums and creams work more effectively. The result is a dewy, healthy complexion we all crave.

  • Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V is ideal for gentle, daily exfoliation. Formulated to be extra nourishing for dehydrated skin, P50V will keep skin clear without compromising your skin’s protective barrier.
  • Biologique Recherche Lotion MC 110 No1 and Lotion Alpha Kérato-Régulatrice are both exfoliating and plumping boosters that will smooth fine lines and tone skin. Applied 2–3 times per week, we recommend Lotion MC 110 No1 for thinner, more sensitive skin and Lotion Alpha Kerato-Regulatrice for thicker, duller skin.
  • Biologique Recherche Patchs Defatigants are soothing biocellulose eye masks that will reduce puffiness and smooth fine lines, and are one of the newest additions to BR!

 To increase efficacy, very gently pat 1 drop of either your P50 or Lotion MC 110 No1 around the under eye and brow bone, taking care not to apply too closely to the eye itself. Apply the Patchs Defatigants for 15 minutes. Remove the mask and massage in a circular motion around the eye until the serum is absorbed. Each box comes with 3 sets, enough for a 3-week program, applied once per week.




As always, we’re more than happy to help if you have any questions or would like further information! Call us at 206-283-9295 or email us at info@jillbucy.com.

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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)

 


Skincare resolutions for 2018 and beyond

Skin-care-resolutions-for-new-yearWith a new year, set some new skincare goals to achieve glowing skin! We may be biased, but we think our skincare resolutions for 2018 are the most fun and achievable New Year's resolutions you could make! Below are our top suggestions for happier, healthier skin this year and beyond. 

  1. Cleanse every evening: Take the time to thoroughly cleanse and remove makeup before bed. This alone can have a profound effect on your skin's health, which is why it's our number-one tip!
  2. Add a serum: Incorporate a serum into your routine and moisturize every day. If you need help choosing the right one for your skin, we're more than happy to schedule a consultation or chat before your next appointment.
  3. Mask it up! Using a mask twice a week can keep your skin in top condition in between treatments. Purifying, detoxifying, or moisturizing, we have options for every skin need and lifestyle.
  4. Get regular facials: We recommend coming in every 4–6 weeks for a treatment. Skin is constantly in flux and we can't stress enough the importance of seeing a professional regularly to address changes to your skin's condition.
  5. Be beautiful: Inside and out, you are beautiful. Remind yourself of this every day.

We hope you all have had a happy and healthy New Year so far, and we can't wait to see you all throughout 2018 to continue this skincare journey together!

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It's time for our annual holiday sale!

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20-percent off Tata Harper, ILIA Beauty and Savon de Marseille soaps!
Visit us now through Friday, December 23, to pick up your favorite products at 20-percent off! This special promotion includes all products with the exception of Biologique Recherche.

Ilia Soaps
There's more: 20-percent off a gift certificate + a facial for yourself
Unsure of what a loved one really wants? Gift certificates are always appreciated and already come wrapped up in a sweet little gift box. And when you purchase one at 20-percent off for a treatment for a loved one, receive 20-percent off your next facial!

Stop in the spa or call us at 206-283-9295 to take advantage of this once-a-year special offer. Happy holidays!


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.

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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!


ILIA is the perfect makeup to set off your glowing skin this Autumn

Ilia-foundation-pump1"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."

F. Scott Fitzgerald knew what he was talking about. If you’re like us, you use the new season as an opportunity to refresh your skin and update your look. An easy way to ease into autumnal style is to pick up some new makeup. We recommend ILIA, which we conveniently carry in the studio.

We just started carrying ILIA Vivid Foundation and our clients are loving the light, creamy consistency, and buildable coverage. Natural botanicals like rosehip seed oil and cranberry seed oil give an antioxidant boost, and hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates skin. And get this: a new ingredient, sourced from a tree on the Greek isle of Chios, offers a natural solution to reduce pore size and shine. The result is a flawless finish to your already glowing skin.

Add to that ILIA mascara, loose finishing powder, and our client favorite, the tinted lip conditioner. The shade Arabian Knights is a deep berry shade, perfect for Fall.

Come by to test out a few shades of Vivid Foundation; we’ll give you a sample to take home.

(photo: wanderlusting.co.uk)

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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!