MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Although Mother's Day is just around the corner, there's still time to get a special gift for the special matriarchs of your family! Whether for hair or skincare, stop by the salon to purchase any of her favorite products.

Looking for suggestions? We've included a few of our favorite items in the photo below to help give you some ideas.

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And if you'd like to leave the decision making to her, we also have gift cards available for purchase! Feel free to call or email us with any questions. We hope to see you soon!

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Address Winter Skin with Eminence

As the days grow shorter and the air colder, many of us will find our skin feeling dry and itchy. This past week, we were met with a blast of cold air and winter weather, plunging temperatures well down below freezing. An added wind chill makes any journey outdoors a brutal one! 

Exposure to the cold is inevitable, as are the effects of winter air on your skin. Less moisture means drier skin for many, which leads to itchiness and irritation. When skin loses moisture, it overcompensates by producing more oil, which can sometimes result in break outs and a tired, dull appearance. Combat winter dryness this year and restore your skin back to a healthy, glowing complexion by enhancing your skin care routine with the following products specially formulated by Eminence Organic Skin Care. 

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It seems like no matter how much you moisturize, the coldness has a way of stripping away any remaining hydration in your skin. It's for this reason that Eminence's Facial Recovery Oil is our go-to product this month. This stuff is liquid gold- suitable for all skin types, two small drops work wonders in reviving tired and aged skin.

This top-selling lightweight organic oil deeply nourishes and hydrates skin, restoring moisture and balancing the skin's overall complexion. Olive, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Tea Tree, and Sesame oil contain calming and anti-inflammatory properties, leaving skin smooth and soft. Rue and Sage Leaf Extract hold antibacterial properties that soothe the skin and allow for deep hydration. The Facial Recovery Oil "reduces fine lines and wrinkles up to 43% and increases hydration by up to 53% in just 28 days." Treat and heal your skin to a bright and healthy complexion, and say farewell to dry skin this winter season! 

Sourced from Eminence Network

Skincare meets the sea with Eminence

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"IMMERSE YOUR SKIN IN THE MARINE FLOWER PEPTIDE COLLECTION TO REVEAL A MORE RADIANT, YOUTHFUL-LOOKING COMPLEXION WITH FEWER FINE LINES AND WRINKLES."

We are excited to introduce two brand new Eminence Organic Skin Care products here at Citrine! Composed of globally sourced plant and algae ingredients, the Marine Flower Peptide Collection consists of an eye cream and a serum that are ideal for all skin types. These products utilize the "superfoods of the sea" to create the new Smart Collagen Complex.

Eminence's new Smart Collagen Complex truly sets this collection apart. By activating the skin's own production of high quality, "smart" collagen, collagen density doubles and skin is left lifted and wrinkles filled. 

The plant peptides featured in this line are naturally derived from rice protein, making it easily absorbed by the skin. These peptides speed up the skin renewal process, improving texture and tone while boosting elasticity. 

The real star of this product, though, is globally sourced and sustainable algae. The Marine Flower Peptide Collection does not contain any shellfish or animal-derived ingredients. The algae is sourced from the Java Islands, Oregon, West Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Coast. Delivering nutrient-rich minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, algae supplies the skin with long-lasting hydration and firmness. These organisms naturally defend themselves against sun damage and premature aging, and have been shown to deliver similar results when used on the skin. 


Introducing Our Newest Team Member

This week we are excited to announce the newest addition to our talented team here at Citrine Salon- Imane!

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Imane (pronounced ee-mon) is joining us as an esthetician with more than 4 years of experience in the industry.

Imane is originally from Rabat, Morocco, having moved to the United States 11 years ago. She is fluent in English, Arabic, and French. Imane obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and worked as a nurse's assistant upon moving to the states. Nevertheless, her long-time passion for skincare and beauty is what drew her to aesthetics.

Imane's favorite aspect of skincare is seeing a positive change in her client's skin. She believes that everyone can achieve beautiful, healthy skin, and finds the process of getting them there an extremely rewarding one. She treats her client's skin as her own, and wants nothing but the best results for them. 

In addition, Imane specializes in waxing! She knows her way around the wax pot and loves to use hard wax. We are ecstatic to have her on board to assist all of our clients that schedule routine waxing services. Her gentle touch and expertise ensure a fast and painless waxing experience.

Being a certified Eminence skincare expert, Imane's favorite Eminence product is the Bamboo Firming Fluid. She loves its anti-aging properties and how wrinkles quickly diminish after continued use. The Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant is another one of Imane's favorites, for its ability to lightly exfoliate the skin and reduce pore size. 

Imane is with us Tuesday's, Wednesday's, Friday's and Saturday's. We are looking forward to having her clientele join us at Citrine- if you'd like to schedule any skin or waxing services with her please call or email us. We can't wait for you to meet her!

 

 

Eminence Organic Skin Care: Now at Citrine Salon

We can barely contain our excitement right now- the hugely popular skin care line, Eminence, is coming to Citrine Salon! Founded in Hungary in 1958, Eminence strives to craft the highest quality organic skin and beauty products. The principles that Eminence was founded on align perfectly with ours- those of sustainability and a responsibility to the Earth. All Eminence products are USDA and Hungarian Certified Organic, and are "proudly free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene-glycol, sodium lauryl-sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals."

Our aesthetician, Bhavna, will be using exclusive Eminence skin care products for all of her facial and skincare services. She is knowledgeable and up-to-date on the entirety of the line and is our go-to Eminence guru. If you love any of the products Bhavna uses during your visit with her, or already use Eminence products, they will be available for purchase in the salon as well!

If you haven't tried Eminence before, you're in for a treat. Everything is handmade, produced "without any severe heating or hydrogenating processes that can affect the nutritional content and potency of natural ingredients. Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base, offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels impart regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce." Eminence crafts cleansers, toniques, exfoliants, masques, moisturizers, sun care, and lip & eye care that is customized and catered directly to your skin type and needs. Premium ingredients are sourced from around the world, however the majority of them are grown and hand-picked in Hungary and North America.

Eminence is involved in numerous charities and contributes to multiple foundations around the world. We love their commitment to the environment, and look forward to building a relationship with them in the coming years. Eminence is regularly praised and sworn by celebrities, and has received attention and numerous awards from global magazines and networks. Call us if you have any questions about the line, we'd love to hear from you. And as always, call, email, or stop in to schedule a facial with Bhavna.

source: Eminence main website, May 2017.


Clean Sweeping at Citrine Salon

   

Clean Sweeping is a highly effective exfoliation treatment performed on the face to remove dead skin and fine vellus (peach fuzz) hair. Our esthetician Bhavna is highly experienced with Clean Sweeping facial procedures and strives to help her clients achieve glowing, radiant skin at any age!

Below are some FAQ's about Clean Sweeping answered by Bhavna.

How does Clean Sweeping work?

Clean Sweeping is a safe, non-invasive treatment that uses a sterile blade held at a forty five degree angle. Working in small sections, skin is kept taut as the blade lightly "shaves" off dead skin, revealing the new glowing skin underneath. Since the esthetician is manually performing the facial, clients can see exactly the amount of dead skin cells that are being removed, as well as focus on areas of the face where there may be more build up of skin.

What does it feel like?

Clean Sweeping is a painless procedure that is overall very comfortable- a very light scrubbing sensation can be felt as the esthetician treats the skin in small areas at a time.

What are the benefits of Clean Sweeping?

-Promotes smoother skin and a clean canvas for makeup to be applied.

-Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oil -Enhances other skincare treatments such as chemical peels and provides deeper product penetration -Reduces recent acne scars -Reduces fine lines -Produces immediate results with zero downtime

Are there any risks?

There are no side effects and zero downtime associated with the Clean Sweeping facial. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may look pink shortly after. We ask that you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyper pigmentation.

What skin types/conditions are ideal for Clean Sweeping?

All skin types may benefit from Clean Sweeping. It is especially effective on those with a dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Clean Sweeping is safe for pregnant clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate the skin at a cellular level, thus are contraindicated.)

Who should avoid Clean Sweeping?

Clients with very oil or have active acne should avoid this procedure. Sebaceous glands excrete oil along the vellus hair. If the hair is removed, the oil may cause bacteria growth that can stimulate acne breakouts. Once a breakout has cleared, it is safe to perform the facial.

How often should the procedure be performed?

For best results, Clean Sweeping is usually performed every three to four weeks. Treating the skin in this manner removes about 21 days worth of dead skin cells. The skin needs to complete its normal rejuvenation cycle before the facial is performed again. With regular procedures, you'll notice a major transformation in the appearance and overall health of your skin.

If the hair on the face is removed, is it going to grow back darker or thicker?

No. This is physiologically impossible. Vellus or "peach fuzz" hair when cut or removed will grow back the same size, shape, texture, and color. Therefore, the main structure of the Vellus hair does not change nor is it altered during Clean Sweeping. Terminal hair however, is coarse. When this type of hair is cut or removed it will always grow back coarse.

How long does it take to achieve results?

Clean Sweeping instantly leaves the skin looking smooth, radiant and glowing. This is an ideal facial for a date or an event where you want to look your best immediately and don't want to wait days for results as compared to other facial treatments.

How do I know if Clean Sweeping is right for me?

We offer complimentary consultations that include a personalized skin assessment and treatment plan to get you the best results possible!

 

Schedule a consultation with Bhavna today and see if Clean Sweeping is right for you!