Recently, OPI has launched it’s new ProSpa line. A lovely, skin care inspired line to treat your hands and feet to facial quality manicures and pedicures.
One of the products caught my eye. Well a couple actually, but today, I wanted to tell you about the new thing I learned about ProSina. One of the ingredients in the ProSpa Protective Hand, Nail & Cuticle Cream.
So, this is what I learned. ProSina is, as described by Croda:
Hydrolyzed keratin. Is made using a mild proprietary process which leaves the natural cystine content of the keratin in an active, S-sulpho, form. It is the high proportion of these groups that enables it to cross link with the keratin in nails resulting in an increase in the integrity and cohesion of the nail plate. Capable of moisturizing the skin and strengthening the nails. Used in hand as well as nail creams, barrier preparations, foot treatments, creams, lotions-skin care, feet, hands, nails and nail color.
This post is long overdue, and I have to apologize to my friend, Shari from Shari Dust and All Polished Up by Shari, who gave me these samples for review.
Supporting small business is a great way to serve your community while enjoying the benefits of quality products like these.
Shari Dust has both Natural Sugar Scrubs and Shea Butter Body Cream . The fun thing with Shari Dust is that when you order yours, Shari includes a little package of glitter to add to your scrub or butter! Why?
“Everyone needs a little sparkle in their life”
The scrub is Cane Sugar based combined with Coconut, Hemp, Avocado, Jojoba, Almond, Grape seed Oils, as well as Essential oils for the fragrance. A wonderful touch is the addition of Honey. The scrub with gently exfoliate while the oils moisturize.
The Shea Butter body cream also contains extra nutrients from Coconut, Hemp, Avocado, Jojoba, Almond, Grape seed, Vitamin E, honey and the fragrance comes from Essential oils!
I found that the Shea Butter body cream has a simple purity to it that I really enjoy!
I guess the silver living of this overdue post is that I really got to experience the benefits of using this product long term.
As you may know I recently moved to Scottsdale AZ where I have been able to be outside a little more. Usually when I am in the sun my skin becomes dry and a little like snake skin. With using Shari Dust Sugar Scrub and Shea Butter over the last 3 months, I have noticed that my skin is not as dry or scaly!
As you can see from this pic…
Ususally, those little white spots are super dry! Not after using Shari Dust!
There are 7 “flavors” of Shari Dust. Available are Lavender, Sugar Cookie, Spearmint Eucalyptus (yummy!) Lemon Drop, Ginger Spice Cake, Peppermint Twist, Cafe Creme Brulee and for those who have allergies or an aversion to scents, Shari Dust is also available Scent Free!
As stated in a Sept 2009 issue of Nails Magazine (by Michelle Pratt) Alopecia Areata is a “emotional and often, life altering disease.”
For those who are not aware of this disease, let me give you a general overview.
Alopecia Areata is a auto immune disorder in which the immune system attacks the hair follicle, causing hair to fall out in patches. It can affect both men and women and approximatley 2% of Americans suffer from this disease.
image from Medical News Today
It becomes emotional with the loss of hair, some times of the complete body. Known as Alopecia areata totalis. No hair will grow any where. Including eyebrows, eyelashes, beards, as well as the scalp and body.
Overwhelming emotions that accompany loss of hair can be grief, anger, embarasment, or a feeling of lonliness. Any of which can lead to depression.
Thank goodness that very rarely, it may affect the nails of the person with Alopecia Areata.
image from Logical Images Inc.
It may affect only one or two nails but may also affect all the nails on both hands and feet.
Although this disease is not contagious, and can be beautified, it is strongly suggested that you stay away from enhancements. As Alopecia Areata is unpredictable, the state of the natural nail may change without your knowledge. Which could lead to issues. The other thing to remember is that the client’s immune system is challenged and working very hard, so your client is more than likely very sensitive to products of all types.
I would definately have your client get the a-0kay from their doctor before moving forward with any type of service if they have the signs of Alopecia in their nails.
Following is a link to the article from Nails Magazine with more information on this crazy disease.
I ws gifted this little package of wondrously luxurious feeling, delicious smelling, quick acting, all in one single use pedicure system last month.
New from Morgan Taylor, these pedicure sets contain four individual packets filled with the perfect amount of soak, masque, salt scrub and massage butter.
Mineral infused to soften and purify your tootsies
Absorbent clay help pull toxins from your skin
Removes extra skin to allow for perfect penetration of massage butter
Fortified with Shea Butter to add that extra layer of moisture.
The scents alone is worth the slightly higher cost of product. If you are feeling uneasy about spending more than normal for your pedicure costs, take into consideration the fact that the portion control is taken care of for you. No more exuberant staff members over using products. Plus they are packaged for individual use, so they are sanitary.
Then there are the benefits of customizing your pedicures to each client. Ask them what they feel like that day. Do they need to unwind or rewind?
image from www.morgantaylorlacquer.com
Unwinding? Are you stressed out or out of balance. They have the answer for those ailments with Lavender and Sage extracts to soothe you or Seaberry and Kukui to refresh you and realign you.
If your client needs a pick up, let them enjoy a invigorating pedicure with Orange and Lemongrass pedi. Or a Ginger and Green Tea pedi to help them recover from a hard week on their feet.
I love the whole concept, and with each of these being chock full of nutrient rich ingredients in a easy to use customized pedi for your clients, you cant really lose. Plus you get to smell and enjoy vicariously, each and every pedi you do!
The fine folks as Famous Names Products have take all the good from Dadi’Oil (including three certified organic oils- Avocado, Olive and Jojoba- to plasticize, moisturize, and soften. We’ve also added NaturalVitamin E which is a powerful anti-oxidant. Plus, our aromatic blend of 21 essential oils smells fresh ,therapeutic, and rejuvenating!) and blended them into a non greasy lotion to add moisture with the benefits of Dadi’Oil!
It is vegan and does not contain sulfates or parabens!
Available in 2 oz travel size (great Christmas gifts btw), 8 oz pump bottle and 32 oz professional pump size.