Former teacher Georgina Tzavaras couldn't find a foundation that provided coverage without clogging her pores, so she decided to make her own. Her background in chemistry guided the production of her makeup, lotions, creams, and cleansers, all of which boast a completely natural list of ingredients. The resulting inventory fills the shelves at Gia Minerals, a name she chose because "Gia" means "health" in Greek. Each product serves Tzavaras's goal of safeguarding clients' youthful looks while making them feel confident.
In modern society gold has come to be an emblem of beauty and refinement. Yet that notion stretches back through history as well, all the way back to ancient Egypt, where Cleopatra allegedly slept in a golden mask to keep her complexion supple. At Oro Gold Cosmetics, aestheticians follow this vein of thought, stocking a product line that uses pure gold as its active ingredient. With a nod toward Cleopatra, ancient Romans, and the queen of the Qing dynasty, the cosmetic company's lab formulates moisturizers, masks, and serums with 24-karat gold imported from Italy. This colloidal gold, or nanogold, is a suspension of submicrometer particles in a fluid, which the pores absorb to improve firmness and elasticity. In this way—by combining historical beauty techniques with modern technology—Oro Gold Cosmetics rejuvenates its clients’ complexions without sewing pieces of their old baby photos into masks.
For more than 10 years, in more than 300 centres nationwide, the trained health coaches at Herbal Magic have helped their clients shed excess pounds through a combination of nutritional counselling, personal coaching, and supplements. With a focus on portion control and choosing the right foods, clients can oust 2 pounds per week on average and are protected by a guarantee of satisfaction.
BottleHouse Pub & Eatery?s signature wings are first slathered in a housemade hot sauce?a combination of sweet and spicy?then dunked into an asiago dip. The chefs also craft a signature burger, stacking a handmade patty, pickled mayo, and saut?ed onions atop a potato bun. Other creative endeavors at the pub include buttermilk-fried chicken, and apple pancakes at brunch. Meals are served at cozy tables, or at the sleek wooden bar horseshoed against a rustic stone wall.
The team at Glo Tanning and Nutrition helps revamp patrons' physiques from the inside out by pointing them in the direction of nutritional supplements and technology-driven aesthetic treatments. For building a base tan, the salon stocks a lie-down bed as well as a vertical booth for practicing tree poses. Glo's infrared sauna is designed to relieve pain and promote better circulation, and the light and heat energy of the noninvasive Radiancy laser removes hair or diminishes pigmented lesions on a variety of skin types.
For a haircut or mani-pedi, clients stop by the adjacent salon and spa. Hardwood floors, reed-like plants, and Asian-inspired statues give the space a clean, modernistic feel without the need to wrap guests in freshly laundered Picasso paintings.
Skincare specialist Marie has trained thousands of specialists like herself and has consulted for brands such as L?Oreal, La Roche-Posay, and Vichy. At SkinScience Clinic, she focuses on good skin health, combining the skills she has learned in the beauty industry with the knowledge she gained while working in the biotech industry and obtaining her master's degree in microbiology and immunology. With multispectral imaging that unveils damage below the skin?s surface, she and her team can create personalized skincare regimens with products that contain scientifically proven active ingredients. She and her medical aestheticians strip away dead skin with an array of peels and professionally apply makeup to faces and clown masks to make them look more natural.
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