Posts Tagged ‘canadian’
Thursday June 30th, 2011
Did You Know Spa Boutique is a Canadian Company?
Yes we are proudly Canadian! Our owner Nancy Mudford is originally from Montreal, where seeing an esthetician was a normal part of everyday life. Moving to Vancouver, she noticed that having a facial or a massage was considered a luxury for many women. With this observation in mind, she completed an in-depth business plan, obtained financing and soon after opened her French-country inspired award winning Le Petit Spa in September 2003. In March 2006, Nancy launched the Spa Boutique website and opened our very first retail store in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver, BC.
An important topic that we hear about a lot these days is to buy local. But are we really doing this enough? The long weekend is quickly approaching and I know many Canadians have plans to make a run for the boarder for some get deals. I love a great deal as much as the next person, but many local Canadian businesses suffer from this huge drop in foot traffic. Most people don’t know that we not a large corporation, but a modest company with 9 employees at the warehouse/head office and 3 employees at our retail store. Four of these employees are professionally trained Estheticians ready to help you with your skin or product questions!
Some proudly Canadian skincare lines that we carry are:GM Collin Vivierskin Beauty Through Balance by Ancient Secrets
So the next time you need to replenish those skincare products, stick with the True, North, Strong, and Free, Oh Canada!
Happy Canada Day Everyone!!
We would love to hear your thoughts on the topic of this blog! Feel free to leave your comments or questions below. As always, just for being a follower of our blog, enter coupon code BLOG10 for 10% off your next purchase! Also, remember to follow us @spaboutique on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and check out our boards on Pinterest! You could be the lucky winner of one of our many contests!
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Posted in Beauty Tips
Thursday February 19th, 2009
Created by a Canadian Chemist, this is a phenomenal line for people with reactive skin. Whether it be rosacea, acne, menopausal or sensitive, all the products have been formulated to actively soothe and strengthen the skin. In true Canadian form, this line focuses on the extract of the mighty maple tree with their patented Bio-Maple Compound.
There are a couple of star players and some unique products available through this line.
People who suffer from rosacea know that it can be very difficult to find a line that will work with the skin. The “booster blue” formula neutralizes and is anti-inflammatory, exactly what that skin type needs. It can seem like quite the undertaking to buy all the products; but they have starter kits with mini sizes in them to try out the line before investing more money. Well played B. Kamins…well played.
The acne line focus on exactly what it should, deep cleansing and oil control. One of my favorite products in the line is the relatively new Clear Control Mattifier. It goes on as a balm (Fear not oily skin sufferers! Trust the product!) and dries with a powdery finish. It has a low percentage of salycylic acid that will work to dissolve oil through out the day. It also makes an absolutely fantastic make up base.
Another staff favorite is the Cellular Renewal Serum. It glides onto the skin, deeply hydrates and brings a wonderful glow to the face. A great tip is to mix this with the Diatomamus Earth Mask, it will keep the mask from drying completely out and you’ll get a boosted effect from both products.
On the anti-aging front B Kamins provides us with one of the more pricey moisturizers we sell, but the results and reviews are stellar. The Diamond Radiance Cellular Matrix Fortifier is uniquely formulated to even out skin tone and has powerful firming and hydrating technologies. Also…diamonds! Fun!
B Kamins is a line that Spa Boutique is extremely proud to be carrying and exists in every single one of our medicine cabinets. If you have any questions, comments or even tips about the line, we would love to hear from you!
As always, just for being a follower of our blog, enter coupon code BLOG10 for 10% off your next purchase! Also, remember to follow us @spaboutique on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and check out our boards on Pinterest! You could be the lucky winner of one of our many contests!