Beautiful In Your Skin Month

Beautiful In Your Skin Month

Hi Dolls, this is an interesting blog/topic to write about. June is Beautiful in Your Skin month. I thought it would be fun to ask our staff about how they feel beautiful in their skin and products that they use in the process of enhancing their beauty. I feel like this blog highlighted an interesting finding. As I asked our team how they felt beautiful in their skin, it became more apparent how difficult it is to answer.  Why is it so hard to acknowledge and say out loud what we find beautiful about ourselves?  Even I, myself, struggled and that’s weird for a Leo (big heads, normally).  Answers came rolling in more about the products that the team is using instead of qualities about themselves, interesting right? 

I think collectively as a society, humans struggle to see the beauty we as individuals hold. As answers were emailed back to me I thought a few times, I wondered why they didn’t say this or that. I even told my boss lady Wendi, owner of the CO office, that she should have mentioned her amazing curly, gray hair. I think her original answer was selfcare, healthy eating and exercising. Aging gracefully was her final answer! If I was Wendi I would have said my cool hair and smile.  Cee, the owner of the CA office, said, “I love CA Botana G.S. Ginkgosome keeps my skin hydrated up to 12 hours BEAUTIFUL.” I instantly thought, “but what about your smile?”. More answers came in similar to this.  There is nothing wrong with the responses but it seemed interesting how hesitant we all were about acknowledging something special about ourselves. 

Answers from the team. 

  •  Scott : Verbally said at first he didn’t know, but I prompted how he likes to sunbathe (with SPF) and being tan makes him feel beautiful. 
  • Tiffany: “I love using the Cucumber Toner all day long to keep my skin plump and hydrated so it glows”
  • Amy: “Clean face and floating in her pool.” 
  • Cee: I love CA Botana G.S.Ginkgosome keeps my skin hydrated for up to 12 hours BEAUTIFUL.” 

What answers would I have preferred? 

Well, I wanted to obviously control all the answers (once again, #Leo) because it’s incredibly easy for me to answer what is beautiful about other people. 

If I was Wendi, I would have said I am beautiful because I listen and consider everyone’s thoughts and ideas allowing others to feel seen, I have cool hair and a great smile. If I was Cee, I would have said I have the cutest smile, I compliment others, and make sure I always do a good job; and that’s beautiful about me. If I was Scott, I would say I like my blue eyes and my ability to remember names, oh and that I like a nice tan.  If I was Tiffany, I would have said my hair and coloring it with vibrant colors and also how well I teach. I could say all these things about others but I found I struggled too. I even thought maybe I should draft a spider web brainstorming page………. WHAT!  First off, do you guys and gals remember those? Anywhoo, I felt how hard it is to say something about myself without feeling “full of it”. 

How do we change the narrative of how we view our beauty?

If you figure it out, can you tell me? 

Because I’m pretty far into this blog and still having an issue typing out what makes me feel beautiful.  Skincare and all things esthetics is obviously a huge part of my life as an aesthetician and an esthetic educator, but it’s hard to talk about products here, because at core essence with or without products we have so much beauty to give. 

What do we consider beautiful in general? We all know the generic answers but we don’t have enough space for them here. So I’ll give you what I’ve thought while writing this. Maybe we feel beautiful when we do something that makes us feel proud, or when we are brave. Do we feel beautiful when we listen fully to others, volunteer with organizations we love, or help our friends when they move? What about when our hair is literally slaying the game, our skin is freaking flawless because we put in the homecare dedication, or our nails have the most boujee artwork?  How about when we say sorry for mistakes we make and take the correct actions to fix things? I think beauty is all of these things. All of the small parts of us, the parts we need to acknowledge, you know the special thing, no matter how small. 

This may be the most cliché thing I’ve ever jotted down but I love this quote I read on Facebook.

“Butterflies can’t see their wings, they can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.”

Trinnie Maldonado, Esthetician educator & marketing assistant, 2022

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Las Vegas 2022!

Las Vegas 2022!

Gals & pals, we have missed you all sooooo much while the world underwent changes due to Covid!  Keeping our team healthy and our business up and running to be able to service our wonderful clients was our main goal. Thank you so much for continuing to shop with us and allow us to continue to supply your aesthetic needs.  The world is slowly returning to some of the old norms and Alexander’s Aesthetics is totally excited to join that! We’ll be back in action, starting with a big kick off at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences Conference in Las Vegas, June 25th – 27th.

This time away from trade shows has allowed us to reinvent our presence so we can better serve you as your distributor.  We are so excited to show you our new look and some new exciting offerings.  It has been difficult for us to find the right time to return to the scene, but we are here and ready to get back involved. We are pumped to see new and old faces! (No pun intended)

A few quick highlights and FYIs 

  • Our booth is #962
  • Come by and sign up for the email list or account and receive a wax sample
  • 10% discount on your favorite brands (Cirepil, Lycon, Italwax, Skin Script, RefectoCil, Intrinsics, etc)

NEW WAX COLLECTIONS

Estheticians asked and boy, did Alexander’s Aesthetics understand the assignment.

Our team of on-staff estheticians spent so much time putting together our new Wax Collections, which range from different budgets and products based on your needs. The Wax Collections will be featured at IECSC. Whether you love Italwax, Cirepil or Lycon we have an option for you or your spa and can show you your return on investment including time saving by purchasing your supplies through us.

Come get some essential education

 Alexanders’ Aesthetics has you covered!

Tiffany Montalbano is one of the best in the waxing industry and has been educating in hair removal for 12 years. She has so much knowledge to offer, and we get to learn from her? YES! (Lucky us, right)  

Opportunities to learn with Tiffany in Las Vegas.

  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT | Room N106 Brazilian Techniques with Lycon Wax
  • Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT | Room N106 Brazilian Techniques with Cirepil Wax 

Register Here

Trinnie Maldonado, Esthetician educator & marketing assistant, 2022

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2022 Facial Mask Guide

Aw, masks, where the magic happens in a facial. When we think of a facial, we usually picture a face with a mask on it.  Whether we are giving or receiving the facial, we envision how the brush feels against our (or clients) skin while a mask is luxuriously placed, eyes shut, and a space is set to relax. As an aesthetician, we are able to go into our mask tool box and find the most effective and result oriented mask while providing an experience. This guide will help you choose the product to complete this task.

The benefits of masks have been known for hundreds of years! 

  • Brighten complexion 
  • Hydrate
  • Nourish/maintain the lipid barrier 
  • Draw impurities and congestion out of pores
  • Prevent acne
  • Tighten and tone
  • Improve the skin’s elasticity
  • Relieve irritation
  • AntiFungal
  • Normalize moisture content
  • Inhibit inflammation 
  • Promote cell regeneration
  • Antimicrobial 

Mask types 

Masks consist of vitamins, botanical extracts, oils combined in clay, yogurts, powders, seaweed, and hydrating bases. 

If we really look at the way masks function there are two types of masks, setting and non-setting. Non-setting masks are those that are designed to stay moist and usually provide a more hydrating effect. Cream, gel, and yogurt based masks make up this category. Setting masks harden, dry, or create a complete barrier on the skin. Clay, algae, peel off, and sheet masks would fall within this category.  Cream, gel, and yogurt based masks make up this category.

How to choose?

 Alexanders’ Aesthetics has you covered!

So many masks, so little time, that’s why we put together this 2022 Mask Guild. A mask is available for every client that will enhance your results.  

Scope out a list of our favorites that will help put together your mask tool box. 

Acne

BiON Mint Mask

Skin Script Strawberry Spearmint Mask

Anti-Aging 

Ambrosia Green Tea Ginseng Mask

BiON Seaweed Mask

Calming

BiON Hydrating Gelee Mask

Skin Script Goji Berry Yogurt Mask

Sensitive

Ambrosia Soy Apple Mask

BiON Nutrient Essentials Mask

Brightening 

Doctor D. Schwab Brightening Mask

Professional masks are a vital part of an aesthetician’s day.  Alexander’s Aesthetics is here to assist and support you achieveCream, gel, and yogurt based masks make up this category. the best results for your clients. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions choosing your facial masks! 

SHOP MASKS HERE

Written by, Trinnie M., Licensed Esthetician and Educator at Alexander’s Aesthetics

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CA Botana Price Increase

There is never a good time to increase prices – even when the last increase was over 6 years ago. Over the years CA BOTANA has done their very best to keep their prices the same, even though many things have changed: CA BOTANA seen their costs rise due to yearly raw material increases, packaging seeing a 15% upcharge, not to mention the ever-rising freight costs resulting from increases in gas, insurance, and tariff expenses.

CA Botana will be implementing new prices starting on April 15, 2021.

We thank you for your continued support of natural and botanical skin care lines: Doctor D. Schwab, Ambrosia & Sea Enzyme.

Click here to download the updated CA Botana pricelist

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Important Notice: Skin Script Price Increase & New Products

Price Adjustment
After 14 years, Lisa Vanbockern, owner of Skin Script has found it necessary to adjust prices. This will be Skin Script’s first price adjustment. Before anyone gets upset, keep in mind some items are going down in price!

Why?
As you can imagine, the pandemic has done a real number on supply and demand. Ingredients and packaging are sourced worldwide (although it is all created here in Chandler, AZ). When the pandemic hit and companies closed for months, Skin Script’s ingredients and packaging were not shipping, which created a supply and demand problem. What Lisa also didn’t anticipate was how it would affect transportation in the shipping world; shipping costs have doubled due to the demand for shipping items. It’s for these reasons we need to incorporate a price adjustment.

What’s changing?
Skin Script is implementing approximately a 10% price adjustment across the board on most retail products. The samples and backbar prices are adjusted based on the new retail price. You’ll notice the backbar moisturizers have gone up more than 10% and that’s because now the pricing will be in alignment with the “retail price per ounce”. What’s going down in price? Backbar cleansers. These have been adjusted according to the “retail price per ounce”. We sincerely hope this fits with your business; remember to adjust your retail pricing according to the new prices.

New Products

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Mint Lip Hydrator
This easy to use lip treatment will help lock in moisture while peppermint cools and stimulates the lips. Shea butter is soothing and supports the delicate tissue of the lips by slowing TEWL. The mild mint flavor comes from peppermint oil. The slant tip applicator makes application a breeze!

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Citrus-C Nourishing
Skin Script’s new gentle, yet robust, Vitamin C cream is for normal to dry skin. We still have our classic Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum for your normal to oily skin types, but now you will have the option of which one you and your clients like best!

If you have any questions, call us at (844) 772-0052, or email us. We appreciate you and your continued business.

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