June 10th, 2014
Guinot is unveiling its newest treatment: Hydradermie Double Ionization. They have revamped their signature Hydradermie treatment (the facial known for its powerful results to deep cleanse, hydrate, and address specific concerns) and increased its effectiveness by enabling the active ingredients to penetrate the skin quicker and deeper.
How does it work?
The roller ionizes gels on the flat surfaces of the face, while the rounded tips ionize gels specifically on the chin, eyes, mouth, and laugh lines. Skin becomes more radiant from the absorption of the products and the delicate galvanic currents massaging the face.
Where is it available?
The new Hydradermie Double Ionization will be available starting June 2014 at spas around the country, including the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at the new Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach.
How is it different?
The improved and longer lasting results include softer skin and a brighter complexion and the new electrode has shortened the treatment time from 75 to 60 minutes. The hand help electrode used in the original Hydradermie treatment is no longer needed and instead, new electrode rollers with positive and negative charge are used to induce penetration of ions at the same time.
Who is it for?
The machine can be adjusted to meet the needs of all skin types, including oily, dry, combination, mature, and sensitive skin.
September 5th, 2013
Labor Day has come and gone; summer whites are getting traded for earth tones; and the autumn season is looming. Guinot has the solutions for easing the transition and preventing fall’s potential skincare havoc.
Losing a tan
Instead of fading away as September rolls in, Guinot’s Hydra Bronze can prolong the life of the diligently earned summer sun tan. The gradual tanning lotion creates a natural-looking tan that will last through the gloomiest days of November (and beyond).
Dried and cracked lips from salty ocean water and sun exposure do not mix well with the aubergine and burgundy hues of fall lipstick. To get lips healthy and ready for a smooth coat of color, one can use Baume Lèvres Confort lip balm to soothe and soften. Best of all, applied a few minutes before lipstick, it works as a perfect primer.
Wake up calls
It’s easy to hop out of bed in the summer; when the sun starts rising later and there’s a chill in the air it’s not so enticing to emerge from under the covers. Three minutes of Masque Dynamisant Anti-Fatigue not only gives tired faces a quick boost of radiance, but the cold essential oils give the skin a burst of energy, making anyone feel and look like a morning person.
March 4th, 2013
There’s enough to fret about on a first date (and second, and third), so take kissable lips off the worry list with this three-step, foolproof, pre-date regimen. The expert tips from Guinot’s Director of Education, Elizabeth Murchison, will leave lips soft, smooth, and just begging to be kissed.
Step 1: Cleanse the lips with the eye makeup remover and exfoliate with Gommage Biologique.
Step 2: Apply a thin layer or Mask Hydra Beauté for five minutes. Remove with a damp cotton pad.
Step 3: Apply a thin layer of Guinot’s new Lip Balm five minutes before you apply your lipstick.
(*Step 4: Pucker up!)
January 15th, 2013
Lips are sensuous and alluring, unless they’re chapped. Most people spend time caring for their face and eyes and neglect the fragile lips. With very thin skin and constant exposure to environmental irritants such as wind, cold, and sun, the lips are naturally less protected than the skin on the face. Guinot’s new lip balm has a solution to protect and comfort kissers keeping them poised to do exactly that.
Phytosterol-rich avocado extract protects the lips’ membrane against irritants while soothing the skin and Vitamin F Glycerides’ essential fatty acids (omega-6 and omega-3) fight dryness and dehydration and reinforce the barrier between lips and the outside world.
The buttery texture provides instant relief and nourishing shea butter soothes and softens. Pro-ceramides from sunflower oil regenerate the lips’ membrane by replenishing lipids in dry lips from the inside and allantoin softens, smoothes, and repairs by stimulating and mending tissue. Vitamin E finishes the job by combating skin aging with its anti-free radical and antioxidant properties.
Lips are instantly smoother and more attractive, so pucker up!
Apply evenly to lips using the bevelled tip. Re-apply as often as needed throughout the day.
This balm makes an excellent base for lipstick!
Available at over 1,000 Guinot spas in the U.S.
November 15th, 2012
Forgo the stress of finding the perfect present for loved ones this holiday season with prestige French skin care brand, Guinot. The Youth Box Gift Set is the ideal gift for the young-at-heart, while the Age Logic Luxurious Vanity Case will leave even the hardest-to-shop-for mothers-in-law grinning from ear to ear.
Guinot’s Youth Box Gift Set
A scientific solution for dull skin, this age-defying gift set includes two of the line’s most popular products, Long Vie Cellulaire and Time Logic Age Serum, to provide glowing skin.
- Long Vie Cellulaire, 1.7 oz jar – Guinot’s first product is still its star; this youth renewing cream provides 56 essential elements for cellular life and necessary for the renewal and longevity of skin cells. It also aids in the healing of damaged skin and works to revitalize the skin for a radiant, youthful complexion.
- Key ingredients: 56 Active Cellular Ingredients, Titanium Dioxide
- Time Logic Age Serum, travel-size pump – This nighttime serum stimulates the metabolic energy of skin cells, repairing damage at night for beautiful skin all day long.
- Key ingredients: ATP, Actinergie, 56 Active Cellular Ingredients, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Guinot’s Age Logic Luxurious Vanity Case
Designed for women over age 50, this Guinot “Fountain of Youth” set will leave skin looking and feeling more like age 25.
- Age Logic Cellulaire, 1.6 oz jar – Guinot’s rejuvenating, best-selling face cream is celebrated as the first treatment product to minimize the effects of cellular aging, help skin heal itself, and prevent wrinkles and fine lines from maturing. Vital functions of facial skin cells are reactivated, stimulating tired skin and infusing new energy, resulting in a firmer, visibly smooth visage.
- Key ingredients: ATP, Actinergie, Vitamins C and E, Cellular Life Concentrate
- Age Logic Cellulaire Corps, 1.7 oz tube – Modeled after its face cream counterpart, this body cream is packed with high-powered ingredients that combat the cellular aging process and rejuvenate the skin to provide an all-over youthful appearance.
- Key ingredients: Cellular Life Concentrate, Vitamins C and E, Alaria Esculenta Seaweed Extract, Anti-Glycation Agents, Hydrocyte Comples, Passion Flower Oil, Shea Butter
October 2nd, 2012
The new Guinot Hydraclean Facial uses the patented Thermoclean Electrode to offer spa enthusiasts glowing skin in 30 minutes. Many trendy, “quickie” spa treatments promise to get clients in and out in under an hour. These treatments are designed for time, not results – compromising their overall effectiveness. Unlike the rest of the pack, Guinot’s Hydraclean Facial is not a just a shortened version of any existing treatment. Over the past two years, Guinot has been developing the Thermoclean Electrode specifically for this treatment, delivering noticeable, long-lasting results in less than half the time of a standard facial.
Guinot’s Hydraclean Facial will cater to a diverse clientele, including hurried professionals with barely a minute to spare, young spa goers looking for an introductory treatment, those looking for a skin refresher that won’t leave them red, puffy or makeup-less. The 30-minute facial is so perfectly designed for speed and efficacy that one’s eye makeup remains untouched – so it’s back to work in a jiffy, a quick visit between work and a Friday evening date or a little “me” time between soccer practice and the French tutor.
How it works
Regulated heat from the patented Thermoclean Electrode triggers hyper-secretion of the sweat and sebaceous glands to clean the pores and rid the skin of oil and toxins while individually prescribed gel is massaged into the face to deeply penetrate and treat.
Skin is clearer, brighter, hydrated, able to breathe, and is more receptive to subsequently applied products.
- Cleanse and exfoliate
- Gel Application
- Skin Massage with Thermoclean Electrode
- Remove Gel
- Extraction (if necessary)
- Facial Massage
- Moisturizer Application
Guinot created this patented Thermoclean heating electrode specifically for this treatment. Instead of using steam to soften the pores (that can dry out and damage skin and with which you cannot regulate the heat), this electrode is set to a specific temperature and can be adjusted to each person’s comfort level. While softening the pores, the heat from the electrode simultaneously penetrates the treatment gels deep into the skin.
There are two gels that were specifically created for this treatment – the Universal Cleansing Gel for all skin types and the Purifying Cleansing gel for oily skin. Both are soap-free and have Salicylic Acid to provide antimicrobial action and exfoliation and Lipacid to regulate excess oil. The Universal Gel also contains Allantoin to soften and sooth and Lactic Acid to moisturize, while the Purifying Gel contains Burdock to deeply cleans and purify.
The massage serum
The massage, done with a special serum made with Witch Hazel Extract and Allantoin, promotes tissue drainage, regulates sub-cutaneaous microcirculation, and relaxes facial features.
All skin types: 1 treatment per month
Oily skin types: 1-2 treatments per month
Suggested price: $50
Available at Guinot spas around the country.
Known the world over as an industry leader, Guinot has consistently led the charge in everything from game-changing technology and techniques in skincare to maintaining the most stringent high standards in the development and manufacturing of their products. Today, Guinot’s meticulously honed collections of treatments and products are carried in over 1000 spas and salons within the US. Guinot Institut Paris is distributed in the US exclusively by Lachman Imports, which has offices and a full-service Guinot training center on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Visit GuinotUSA.com for more information.
September 6th, 2012
Leaves will be turning and the kiddies are heading to school, so we thought we’d pass along some lessons in skincare to share in the back-to-school ethos. Experts Elizabeth Murchison from Guinot and Katrina Lynam from ESPA have answered some of our most pressing skin regimen questions, so whip out that trapper keeper and take notes!
How do you know if you should be using a mask?
When you feel your skin needs an extra boost of radiance or if the skin appears dull (especially during summer or winter months when sun and cold weather can dehydrate the skin), it’s time for a mask. A deep cleansing mask can balance and cleanse skin prone to blackheads and pimples.
Masks are a necessity for any age and all skin types. For instance, if you receive a deep cleansing treatment, part of the maintenance should be regular use of a mask, which should be purifying and will make pores appear smaller.
Guinot Pure Balance Mask will keep pores clean between facials.
ESPA Skin Radiance Mask will revitalize and renew dull, tired skin to visibly brighten and even skin tone.
September 4th, 2012
For 2013 beauty trends, all signs point to dual-purpose products. Dual-purpose products are cost efficient space savers. These dual purpose products from ESPA and Guinot will help make room for the boyfriend’s shaving kit or add more room on the makeup table for your ever-growing eye shadow obsession.
ESPA’s Refining Skin Polish: Quick fix for cracked lips and dry cuticles
Skin & Lip Exfoliator
This gentle, naturally brightening skin exfoliator is a miracle worker. Spherical Diatomaceous Earth exfoliates to clear pores, lift impurities, balance uneven skin tone, and stimulate cell renewal, while nourishing Rose Damascena and Shea Butter soften to refine, smooth, and revitalize. Want to know a secret? Use it on cracked, dry lips before puckering up for instant kissable lips.
Those same ingredients that work so well to leave the face soft, smooth, and revitalized will do the same for dry fingers. Slather some of this polishing cream on cuticles for a quick fix to hangnails. Nails will look beautiful – with or without polish!
ESPA’s Body Silk Spray: Radiant body and glossy nails
Multi-tasking Body Oil
This lightweight, moisturizing dry body oil spray will nourish and soften skin, enhance a glowing tan, and give a radiant finish. Nourishing Inca Inchi Oil gives skin a light moisture boost, refining Rosehip leaves it beautifully soft, while antioxidant-rich Pomegranate and Chia protect from environmental aggressors and pollution.
In need of an emergency mani? ESPA Body Silk Spray to the rescue! This nourishing oil will give nails the same radiant finish that it gives skin. Spray a little on the nails, buff, and voila – nails will shine as if they’re polished!
Guinot Longue Vie Soleil: Prolongs a tan and rescues a burn
Summer’s almost over and soon that tan will be long gone. Prolong the sun-kissed radiance for a few extra weeks with the help of this after-sun face cream. Its 56 active ingredients will regenerate the skin and protect the youthful appearance of the face while making a suntan last as long as possible.
Forget the sunscreen over Labor Day weekend as a final attempt for a summer tan, and now you’re looking more like a lobster than a swimsuit model? Slather on some of this comforting cream as a face mask and watch that red turn to brown.
ESPA’s Purifying Tea Tree Gel: Blast blemishes and relieve bug bites
This targeted Tea Tree gel gently and effectively purifies, clarifies, and calms skin, banishing those pesky blemishes. Antibacterial Tea Tree oil and antiseptic Thyme extract help clear skin, while hydrating Evening Primrose extract calms inflammation and redness.
Bug Bite, Sunburn, and Ingrown Hair Vanquisher
Rich in natural antibacterials and antiseptics, this gently effective gel can also be used on insect bites, sunburns, ingrown hairs, and other minor skin irritations that plague us on a daily basis. Suitable for all skin types, this purifying gel will leave soft, clear, healthy-looking skin.
Guinot Mousse de Cotton: Gently cleanse and closely shave
This soap-free, luxurious shower mousse gently cleanses all skin types, leaving an amazing sensation of softness and well-being that pampers throughout the day. Sacred Lotus milk, rich in polyphenols and anti-inflammatory properties, protects blood capillaries and soothes sensitive and delicate skin, while Lamesoft gently cleanses, softens, and protects the skin.
Silky Smooth Shaving Cream
Ideal for all skin types, this creamy foam makes the perfect shaving cream. Cotton oil reinforces the hydrolipidic film while regenerating and nourishing the epidermis, leaving legs supremely soft and silky smooth – no razor burn here!
ESPA products are available for purchase at us.espaonline.com.
Guinot products are carried in over 1,000 spas and salons within the US. To locate a spa, visit www.GuinotUSA.com.
August 27th, 2012
Summer is great. We spend our days sprawled out in the sun and our nights staying up past bedtimes to enjoy the good weather and al fresco parties. When September comes around, we have a sort of summer hangover. Skin may be a little burnt, sunscreen might still be lurking behind the ears, and we’re all exhausted from Labor Day parties. Here are some products to soothe the afflictions we face post-summer and get us ready to reboot for fall.
Exhausted before work?
Even if you’re waking up on the wrong side of the bed post-Labor Day, you’re still expected to show up bright and shiny at work Tuesday morning.
First thing, hop in the shower and scrub down with ESPA’s NEW Energizing Shower Gel. Made especially for morning use, the gentle and effective gel stimulates the body and awakens the mind with zesty aromas from peppermint and eucalyptus.
Then apply Guinot’s NEW Masque Dynamisant Anti-Fatigue Face Mask. This instant-radiance mask uses mint and eucalyptus oil to refresh the skin and restore sparkle and vitality while AHA complex eliminates dead skin cells and brings forward new cells to illuminate the complexion. After three minutes, no one will know how late you were out over the weekend!
Still look like you just stepped off the beach…not in a good way?
Maybe you’re not naturally olive. Instead, in September there are lingering red sunburns and sunscreen residue still hiding out all over. And that beachy hair may work for certain young Gossip Girl stars; your hair just looks frazzled. (more…)
July 19th, 2012
Yes, everyone looks better with a golden glow. The drawback is that spending hours in the sun takes a toll on skin. We asked Guinot’s Director of Education and keeper of myriad beauty secrets, Elizabeth Murchison, for her tips on how to protect your skin (and still look fabulous!).
What does sun exposure do to your skin?
Sun exposure causes pigmentation and uneven skin, ages the skin, and could cause serious problems such as skin cancer.
What’s the best way to fight sun damage? (Okay, this was an easy one!)
The best ways to fight sun damage is to apply an SPF of 15, 20, or 30 approximately 20 minutes before leaving your home (the actives need time to settle in the skin). If you are planning on being out for a day at the beach, running errands, or taking a fun walk in the neighborhood, you should apply your SPF every two hours as sun protection has minimized.
What is the best way to look tan without damaging your skin? (more…)