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The L+A Summer Skin Care Guide

The L+A Summer Skin Care Guide

When it comes to summer skin care – we’ve got you covered!  The name of the game at Lipgloss + Aftershave is Summer!  We love it!  We’re warm weather, sunshine, beach, and sunglasses lovers here at L+A!  We just can’t get enough! But we practice safe summer!  We always use SPF!

Summer Gets A Bad Rap 

In the spa and skin care world, summer gets a bad rap!  Honestly, we kick off summer in May, which is also Skin Cancer Awareness month.  Damn, talk about kicking it off on a serious note!  It’s like when I was in high school and took driver’s ed, yes, we had a class where we learned how to drive.  But seriously, we started that class off with the most morbid movie about the perils of drunk driving.

It’s that forewarned is forearmed mentality, I guess!

Let’s all act as if we’re responsible adults and understand that SPF is a summer-time requisite and let’s get down to the business of enjoying summer and all it has to offer!

I mean, everyone has an aunt that makes a killer potato salad for the summer holiday cook outs, right?  It wouldn’t be summer without holidays – Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day!

Well this year, we’re adding a 4th holiday!  The L+A Summer Skin Care Guide Kick Off !

Summer Skin Care Guide
Part 3 – Refresh + Brighten + Protect

During the summer your clients will need on-the-go solutions to refresh their skin.  Mist Me from Hale & Hush is a must for the summer beach or pool bag so they can refresh their skin with its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-aging and mood enhancing properties.  They can brighten by using the Firma Bright 20% Vitamin C Booster from HydroPeptide.  They’ll be able to protect from the sun with the Anti-Aging Formula from Alexander’s Aesthetics II  or the Sheer Refining Fluid SPF from Universal Companies.

Infusion Treatments All Summer Long!

Finally, you can give all of your clients an amazing treat!  Offer product infusion all summer long!  Take your serums to a new level by infusing your favorite refreshing, brightening, firming or hydrating serums into the skin with the CIT Pen from Herbal Skin Solutions.

Mist Me - Hale & Hush

Mist Me is a refreshing face spritz formulated to hydrate, nourish and energize skin via gentle, yet proactive ingredients. Detoxifying, protecting and restoring the delicate nature of all skin types especially sensitive skin.


  • Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-aging and mood enhancing.
  • Supports moisture and protection against environmental-damage effects while also offering detoxifying and soothing benefits.
  • Dual Purpose: Refreshing mist and may be used to set mineral makeup.

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Firma Bright 20% Vitamin C Booster - HydroPeptide

This super-potent Vitamin C booster is formulated with free-radical fighting antioxidants and radiance boosting peptides to protect your skin and improve the appearance of dullness, fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Firms sagging skin
  • Brightens accumulated pigmentation
  • Protects skin using potent antioxidants
  • Reduces inflammation in skin

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Anti-Aging Formula - Alexander's Aesthetics II

Transform your skin from the inside out. With 6 powerful active ingredients this formula goes deep to target the root cause of skin aging resulting in healthy, dewy, more youthful skin, and reduces skin sensitivity to UV-induced sunburn*.

The foundational product delivers six active and powerful ingredients that work synergistically to optimize your skin health. Build beautiful skin from the inside out, and experience real results for yourself.

  • Defend: Helps in reducing skin sensitivity to UV-induced sunburn**
  • Hydrate: Helps improve skin hydration
  • Firm: Helps improve skin elasticity and firmness
  • Protect: Provides antioxidants for skin health

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Sheer Refining Fluid, SPF 40 - Universal Companies

Offer your clients a tinted moisturizer enhanced with SPF with Exuviance Professional® Sheer Refining Fluid SPF 40. This light, non-greasy base is rich in antioxidants and contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen to provide an extra barrier against environmental damage. For oily, normal, or combination skin. Non-comedogenic. Professional use only. Available sizes: 0.34 fl. oz. trial, 1.7 fl. oz., and 7.6 fl. oz.

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CIT Pen - Herbal Skin Solutions

We love this device!  Jenni and I have both used it to infuse serums into our skin and have loved the results!

Between its array of applications to effectively solve a variety of skin issues including acne scarring, stretch marks, sun damage, sagging skin, and fine lines, in addition to its ability to render results with little to no downtime, collagen induction therapy/micro-needling and nano-infusion treatments have quickly become one of the most in-demand esthetic services in the industry.

With the Herbal Skin Solutions CIT Pen Package, you’ll get everything you need to not just begin offering micro-needling and nano-infusion treatments, but you’ll also see the return on your investment with your first package of Collagen Induction Therapy treatments sold allowing you to quickly boost the profitability of your skincare business.*

And just because you get a new device doesn’t mean you’re left to your own devices.

As an official CIT Pen Provider, we’ll help ensure your success with live-online training, assistance in target marketing to your potential customers, customized imagery created by our graphic designer to help you advertise your new CIT treatments, on-going support through our private CIT Pen Provider community, as well as exclusive first-look access and discounts to continued education courses and advanced trainings provided by The Esthetics Academy.

(For those who are interested in receiving private, hands-on training, please view our CIT Pen Ultimate Package, which includes our Extended Warranty and additional products to get you started offering full CIT treatment packages in your spa).

CIT Pen Features

  • Allows for non-invasive skincare treatments for all skin types
  • Adjustable needle depth for cosmetic and medical applications and results
  • Advanced, streamlined design that is both ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing
  • Rechargeable batteries allow for cordless treatments and easy portability

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Thanks to California Skincare Supply, Alexander’s Aesthtics, HydroPeptide, Hale & Hush, Circadia, BiON, Repêchage, E.F. Tropics, Herbal Skin Solutions, SculptICE, Glymed Plus, Global Beauty Private Label Skincare, NUFREE, Universal Companies and KM Herbals for sponsoring this article.

Summer Skin Care Guide
Part 2 – Summer Safe Exfoliation

“You had me at exfoliation!” We know how to get your attention!  It’s so important to be able to keep the cycle flowing!  We get it!  This is another place where summer gets a bad rap!  It’s as if the skin’s life cycle is somehow magically put on hold in June, July and August.  Can you hear the skin saying, “Don’t worry about me, I’ll just sit here on the surface waiting for those peels in the fall.” Well, not this year!

You can offer your clients summer skin care that is safe and also exfoliating!  The Caviar Lime & Passionfruit Mask from Circadia is a great go-to refreshing summer addition to any treatment for getting rid of excess dead skin. 

You can also have clients work on gentle exfoliation at home with the Exfoliating Pads from Global Beauty, these pads have 4 acids and botanicals to brighten.  Help clients fight sun damage with 2 strengths of Mandelic Acid Serum (either 8% or 15%) from BiON Research Skin Care  Finally, offer an all natural, botanical exfoliation option from KM Herbals with their Advanced Alpha Hydroxy Gel Mask.  

Caviar Lime & Passionfruit Mask - Circadia

This unique enzyme mask delivers advanced exfoliating technology utilizing Lime Pearl Caviar to gently rejuvenate! It’s a great choice for summer skin care in your treatment room. This complex formulation delivers gentle exfoliation with a bust of antioxidant support.


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YOUTH Firm Age Defying Peel - Glymed Plus
YOUTH Firm® Age Defying Peel harnesses an exclusive formulation with a 30% Protease Enzyme engineered to mimic the skin’s own naturally occurring Cathepsin-D. This aids in the facilitating AHA peel results without the wounding. A great peel year round as it has been proven in-clinic to produce less than 5% photosensitivity, which makes it a summer skin care favorite for so many skin care professionals.

Exfoliating Pads - Global Beauty Private Label Skincare

Exofliaing Pads from Global Beauty Private Label Skincare.

Create your own skin care brand with private label.  Put your lalel on this product.

Pre-moistened woven toning pads that help eliminate impurities, exfoliate pores, and smooth the complexion. These are a winner as a summer skin care choice!

Skin Condition For congested or combination skin

This product only comes in a Platinum Jar containing 50 pads.

  • Clearing, brightening, smoothing
  • Contains a dynamic blend of mandelic, lactic, and salicylic acids

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Mandelic Serum 8% or 15% - BiON Research Skincare

Mandelic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that is naturally derived from bitter almonds. The molecular structure of mandelic acid is larger than other AHA’s, such as glycolic acid. The larger molecule means mandelic acid causes much less irritation with less erythema. BiON’s Mandelic Serum has antibacterial properties, regulates sebum production to help prevent the recurrence of acne outbreaks, clears pores, exfoliates and increases cell turnover. As collagen is strengthened, the appearance of fine lines can be reduced, and overall skin texture improves. It is extremely beneficial in treating acne, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and reducing pigmentation issues. BiON’s Mandelic Acid Serum is ALCOHOL FREE!


  • Acne – Has antibacterial properties, regulates sebum production, clears pores preventing recurrence of acne
  • Hyperpigmentation and Melasma – Breaks up discoloration caused by sun damage, PIH and hormones
  • Anti-Aging – Encourages exfoliation and reduces fine lines
  • Ingredients to help skin retain moisture by up to 84%

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Advanced Alpha Hydroxy Gel Mask - KM Herbals

Skip the scrubbing and exfoliate with natural plant acids and enzymes! Skin that is delicate, mature, or prone to irritation can be easily damaged by manual exfoliation, and AHA’s do the job without rubbing or pulling at sensitive areas. This method doesn’t require abrasive cloths, tools, or particles – AHA’s work while you relax. Our ingredients are extracted from botanicals naturally high in Alpha Hydroxy Acids like Bilberry, Orange, and Lemon, and paired with exfoliating enzymes of Pineapple and Papaya. The formula is brought to a pH of 3.0, giving it higher acidity and efficacy while still being mild enough for regular use.

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L+A Now w Barry + Jenni Summer Skin Care Webisodes

We chatted with each of the sponsors in a mini webisode of L+A Now to find out why you’ll love their product in our Summer Skin Care Guide. If you want to learn more about each of these products, we recorded sessions with each sponsor in May that we published on June 1st.

Summer Skin Care Guide
Part 1 – Get The Body Ready

Summer means that more of the body is being shown off, so we’ve got to help clients get ready.

Now, many of your spa clients will tell you about the aches and pains they’re getting after working out to get a great summer body!  This is the perfect opportunity to introduce a great CBD relief spray, Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics CBD Natural CBD Relief Spray from California Skincare Supply. It’s a great choice!  If clients want to take their beach body prep up a few notches, help them do it with SculptICE Body! 

Then there’s the obligatory summer hair removal, try Nufree Nudesse non-wax hair removal system will get all of your clients smooth and sexy!  While you’re doing the hair removal you may notice your clients have some hyperpigmentation, especially in their intimate areas – this is an ideal time to suggest Illuminating Pink from E.F. Tropics.  Make sure you suggest that they keep up with after wax exfoliation, a great suggestion is the Sea Spa Glow, with it’s Dead Sea Salts and invigorating essential oils from Repêchage.


Natural CBD Relief Spray - California Skincare Supply

Convenient spray applicator for hard to reach or large areas. With Eucalyptus, lavender and peppermint essential oils. Spray 3-5 pumps to target areas. Format contains 120mg CBD or 4mg per 2mL dose.

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SculptICE Body

The  revolutionary Body Sculpting therapy massage with  by Ania Botero™ provides proven lasting results, by activating the body’s natural process of fat elimination through a process known as Thermo-genesis, that essentially transform fat into energy.

Some other products in the market offer temporary results by eliminating water or muscle mass, resulting in disappointing bounce back effects for the consumer. In the contrary,  focuses in the elimination of fat tissue, creating satisfactory and long lasting permanent results. The Body Sculpting Massage therapy results have a tendency to slightly vary for different people, since each person has a unique organism that reacts differently to the activation of the Thermo-genesis natural process.

The Body Sculpting therapy produces better results when combined with an active lifestyle and balanced nutrition.

The  SPECIALIST will closely work with you, to help you achieve better results. They will use a 360 degree approach to your weight problems, helping you recognize what specific issues may be to blame in your personal case. Once they recognize the main reasons for your weight problems, they will recommend alternative natural products, ideas and activities that will target the core of the problem.

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Nufree Nudesse Servicenter

9oz. Nufree Nudesse Servicenter Includes:

– 9 oz. Heater

– (2) Jars Nufree® Nudesse® Hair Remover 8 oz.

– (1) Erasing Lotion 1 oz.

– Epilating Strips 100-ct.

– (1) finipil pro/elec 2.5 oz.

– (1 pk.) Body Applicators 20-ct.

– (1 pk.) Eyebrow Applicators 20-ct.

– Promo Brochures

– Client Record Forms

– Registration Card

– Bilingual instructional poster


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Illuminating Collection - E.F. Tropics

Illuminating Pink

Waxing and shaving the intimate area is something women do regularly.  This is a great product for summer skin care, because, what is rarely discussed is the discoloration that can happen as a result of daily shaving or routine waxing.  Illuminating Pink was specially designed for the delicate skin of a woman’s intimate areas.  Simply apply to discolored areas on a regular basis for even, beautiful skin tone. 

Illuminating White

A spot treatment that for stubborn dark spots on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms.  See results in as little as  1 week with regular use. 

You can incorporate this into your favorite home care rituals.  Simply apply the spot treatment before any serums or moisturizers. 

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Sea Spa Glow - Repêchage

Need a product or your whole body to take your summer skin care to a new level?  Repêchage’s best-selling body scrub is for you! Based on mineral salts from the Dead Sea and infused with hydrating and moisture-binding Laminaria Digitata, Ulva Lactuca and Chondrus Crispus seaweed extracts. Combined with refreshing Mint and soothing Aloe. You will feel energized and refreshed, with smooth, silky, soft skin.


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