ESSpa Kozmetika Has Gehwol!

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa would like to introduce a new line of products. Except these ones aren’t meant for the face…they are meant for the feet. They are recommended by podiatrists and foot care specialists all over the world. ESSpa is proud to incorporate this exceptional product into pedicures and be displayed in our newly remodeled retail area.

ESSpa Kozmetika is investing in a new line of foot care products from a company called Gehwol. With more than 135 years experience, the Gehwol products were developed by pharmacist Eduard Gerlach in Berlin, Germany. In 1868 Gehwol and Gerlach became the first worldwide foot care line. Gerlach first developed a preservative cream for the feet and that developed into a full line of moisturizers, cleansers, salves, foot care products, and foot care technology to align the feet and their overall well-being. There are 3 series within the Gehwol collection. These 3 series are: Gehwol classic foot series, Gehwol Med for stubborn foot and nail problems, and Gehwol Fusskraft which is an exclusive foot care series designed for foot care specialists and providers.

“Everyone has been wondering what kind of amazing cream I am using on them,” says Eva Sztupka Kerschbaumer. Kerschbaumer, the owner and Hungarian skincare expert of ESSpa Kozmetika said the following about the Gehwol and Gerlach collection. “It is so popular we can barely keep it on our shelves. At this moment, we have the lipidro cream available. All of these products are great for healing dry, cracked calluses while giving you anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammation properties. So it actually protects you against foot and nail funguses. This cream is completely amazing; you will just have to get some to see for yourself!”

ESSpa Kozmetika plans to carry the whole Gehwol line of products and foot care technology. There are many creams, salves, nail enhancements, and even toe/foot correctors available. These toe/foot correctors can relive those stubborn and painful bunions, hammer toes, calluses, and crooked toes. We highly suggest that you stop in and purchase some of these foot care products. Get your feet and heels prepared for your spring and summer sandals. You should always remember to take care of your feet because they take you everywhere! ESSpa is open every day for your convenience.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
www.esspa.com

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Team Member Bio: Ebonie, Manicurist

Ebonie was born and raised in her hometown of Pittsburgh had been interested in the nail care field for quite some time. Starting in 2005, Ebonie has been working in the spa industry and she loves everything about it. She likes the interaction with team members, guests, and the spa treatments and industry itself. With her extensive natural nail care training from Empire Beauty School, Ebonie’s next goal is to conquer nail enhancements.

Ebonie stands out as an individual at ESSpa because she always eager to learn more about the spa industry. This will make her a great asset to the ESSpa Kozmetika family, because she is one who truly wants to serve her guests with the best care possible. Not only does Ebonie provide good hospitality, she also provides good advice. One piece of advice she offers, is to the busy business woman. Pamper yourself with a petite manicure. It is a great solution for a business woman on the go.

Not only does Ebonie know great nail care, she also knows a good massage can help combat the issues of back and neck problems. Ebonie has experienced all sorts of massages, which she incorporates into her services to provide the service with an extra touch.

Ebonie also likes to indulge herself every once in a while to a manicure and pedicure. Why you ask… Well, she says that ESSpa’s nail technicians are the best at turning your bad day into a good one with their premier treatments.

Ebonie suggest manicures, pedicures, and massages, she also says that everyone should get the biogenesis sulfur lotion because it provides great drying results on problem/oily skin. Ebonie upholds her great skincare with products, treatments, and her diet. She just loves salads and vegetables because they are so fresh and good for you.

In Ebonie’s spare time, she likes to cook and watch movies. When she gets time, she would like to do more traveling and sightseeing. After a day at the spa, Ebonie is greeted at home by her two cats White Diamond and Snickers. White Diamond is 19 months old and Snickers is only four months old.

Ebonie really enjoys her career at ESSpa and ESSpa is more than glad to have her.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
www.esspa.com

Professional vs. Discount Products

Hi There!

Do you purchase your Cosmetic Products at a grocery store, drug store, or other major retailer? I urge you to read on and educate yourself on the facts given by Lisa Wade McCormick at ConsumerAffairs.com. Take the advice of the experts at ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare, and purchase your custom skin care prescription from our spa to be sure you get what you are paying for and protect yourself and actually save some money! Don’t be fooled by a tactic called “diversion”.

Are you Getting Ripped off? (from ConsumerAffairs.com)
…”Consumers who buy professional hair [skin] care products at major Retailers –or at grocery store and drugstores– are not getting the bargains they may think they are. They’re also fueling a grey-market industry that deals in counterfeit, stolen or outdated merchandise. That’s the warning issued by hair-care giants like Redken, Paul Mitchell, and Matrix, which are trying to crack down on an industry-wide problem known as diversion.

This problem is not only costly to the image of hair [skin] care product makers, but consumers also pay a hefty price.

“The consumer is getting ripped off because not only are they paying more for the products, those products did not come from us, they are not guaranteed and they could be old, stolen, counterfeit or tampered with,” said Vikki Bresnahan, director of product-distribution control for Paul Mitchell. “It’s definitely a buyer-beware situation.”

To illustrate how this scheme affects consumers’ pocketbooks, ConsumerAffairs.com purchased three professional hair-care products from a Target store in Kansas City, MO….” (to read more visit ConsumerAffairs.com)

At ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare we believe that to give an excellent spa experience and achieve amazing results with your skin, nail and body goals, it is extremely important to use professional products to create predictable results! We can customize your skincare prescription and show you just how to use the products correctly after your treatment between spa visits. You can get optimum results and long lasting benefits with our professional products rather than the store bought products that do not do what they say they do, or may be a “diverted” professional product. Don’t take that chance! Purchase your Professionally Recommended product from ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare. Remember, we guarantee all of our services when you use our professional recommended products. I encourage you to research your prescription and then come in with your questions and ask me or any of my ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare professionals your questions about our what makes our products so different.

ESSpa Kozmetika Promotes Vitamin C for Your Skin

ESSpa Kozmetika organic skincare and spa would like to introduce SkinCeuticals line of skincare and promote their popular vitamin C serum for your skin concerns. It’s called Phloretin CF and it’s a broad spectrum antioxidant serum by SkinCeuticals. This formulation that took 5 years to perfect conquers sources of damage on your skin at every level. It protects against not only free radicals, but a whole range of molecules known to cause damage and DNA mutations in skin cells. It corrects the damage and wrinkles by stimulating cells, proteins, and fibers which result in a faster turn-over of new regenerated cells. It will result in a strengthened support structure and a more youthful, radiant glow on the outside.

The ingredients in Phloretin are complexly natural. It is derived from the bark of fruit trees such as apple, grapefruit, and pear. This potent molecular structure has a high antioxidant level. It has the ability to help prevent skin cancer, funguses, bacteria’s, viruses, and inflammation. This serum is high in vitamin C and we suggest that you come in to ESSpa to see the amazing results for yourself.

Eva Sztupka Kerschbaumer, owner and Hungarian skincare expert of ESSpa Kozmetika had this to say about SkinCeuticals. “SkinCeuticals is one of my favorite skincare lines we have to offer. The Phloretin CF serum is one of the most popular items because it reduces the signs of aging in fine lines and wrinkles. It also has the ability to improve skin’s elasticity and tone in as little as four weeks. I highly suggest this product for everyone who has these issues and anyone who wants to prevent them. Come in and we can give you a consultation to determine what regimen is best for your skin type.”

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
www.esspa.com

How to Get the Best Brows

Did you ever wonder how to make your brows look their best? If you are reading this blog, you will get the best tips and tricks to gain the perfect shape. Eye brows are the frame to your face. They must be cared for everyday to look your best up close and far away.

If you have small, delicate features, it is best to have brows that are on the thinner side. If you have strong features, and an athletic healthy build, if is best to have a thicker brow. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do any maintenance. If you want to tweeze at home, start tweezing your brows in the middle. Look at your nose and brow. Draw an imaginary line from the inside bridge of your nose up to your brow. Start tweezing there towards the middle. Then, draw a straight imaginary line from your pupil up to your brow and that is where your arch should start.

If you have no idea where to begin, it is always best to get a consultation by a skincare professional. The experts at ESSpa Kozmetika can accommodate your needs by either waxing or tweezing your brows. They can also tint your brows to make them darker so you don’t have to fill them in with pencil everyday. And to top it off, the spa is opened every day for the utmost in convenience.

Common Brow Mistakes:
Paisley-Shaped Brows- This is a common tweezing mistake. Some shape their brows with a round hook on the inner corner with a narrow arch trailing off. This will never compliment any face.

Excessive Tweezing- Excessive tweezing could result in holes or bare spots. Go with your natural line and it will look the best for you.

Tattooing- Never tattoo your brows, it doesn’t look natural and your result can be quite harsh.

Shaving- Never ever shave your brows. You run the risk of your brows growing in even sparser.

No Maintenance- Every woman must do a little bit of maintenance to their brows. It will keep them looking clean and professional.

Tips:
Blondes-Use a Taupe brow filler/pencil.

Brunettes- Use a sable or mahogany colored brow filler/pencil.

Red Heads- Use a taupe or camel colored brow filler/pencil.

Black Hair- Use a Dark brown brow filler/pencil.

Gray Hair-Use a slate or Gray colored brow filler/pencil.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
http://www.esspa.com

Team Member Bio: Jennifer, Massage Therapist

Jennifer (A.K.A. Jen Lee) is one of the fabulous massage therapists at ESSpa Kozmetika and we couldn’t wait to tell you about her. Jennifer is from Pittsburgh but she has lived all over the country. She has settled in Florida, Hawaii, and San Diego. She moved back to Pittsburgh two years ago from living in San Diego for seven years. Jennifer has had a passion for massage therapy ever since she was 16 years old. She attended the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville in 1997 and has traveled all around the world to get expert training in other areas of massage therapy. She has been to England and trained with Steiner in Elemis Body Treatments. There, she was working on an exclusive cruise ship. She has also traveled to San Diego for a special training in Lomi Lomi Massage and hot stone therapy. She has even been to Bangkok, Thailand for training in Thai massage. She has received national certification from the NCTMB and has been practicing for 12 plus years.

Jen tries to approach each massage to meet the specific needs of the day for each special guest. Jen’s favorite treatment to indulge her guests in is a hot stone massage and a parafango wrap. Jen says, “The combination of mud and paraffin wax is detoxifying and exfoliating. It just leaves your skin so smooth.” Every once in a while, even Jen herself will try and distress and get a treatment at ESSpa. She highly suggests a good massage to relax.

Jen suggests to her guests that they try the pear and poppy seed exfoliation treatment from Eminence. It helps to exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Not only does she suggest great organic treatments she suggests that one incorporates a healthy balanced diet into their lives just like she does. She says that fruits, veggies, fish, rice cakes, and tofu are so good for you and they are just some of her favorites.

In Jen’s spare time, she likes to cook, watch movies, and spend the day with her husband and Bichon Frise, Woofy. Jen hopes to incorporate more yoga, travel, and playing guitar into her busy schedule in the near future. One of Jennifer’s best experiences was giving a massage to a very exclusive movie star while he was in town. ESSpa is proud to have Jennifer on our team and she is just as pleased working with us in her hometown.

Jennifer says that ESSpa’s unique and elegant interior flare sets us apart from the rest. As well as the constant need to update and improve the décor every year. She also says that our marketing, staff, and products will give anyone amazing results that will aid in the highest caliber of their experiences at ESSpa Kozmetika.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
http://www.esspa.com

Jewels for the Skin

All over the world, gemstones are known for their powerful healing energies. Now, the biggest trend for spas to do is to incorporate various precious and semi-precious stones into your massage. In Hollywood and New York, day spas are using loose diamonds during their “million dollar” massages. The diamonds are placed down the spine and they are used for healing and extracting any negative energy held in by the body. They use a handful of tiny little diamonds that roll all over the back and neck to give you a light relaxing touch combined with the kneading hands of your massage therapist.

Other spas are incorporating rose quartz and amethyst into massages. Rose Quartz balls are rolled along the body to stimulate and arouse the mind. The rose quartz is then heated and it has been said that it promotes the feeling of love within the guest receiving the massage.

Amethyst can be beneficial for the mind and body. It is known to give you vitality and new energy. Not to mention, amethysts are used to help cure and prevent headaches, skin problems, and blood circulation. For centuries, amethysts have been used to build self-esteem, improve anxiety issues, and aid in insomnia. Pairing these stones with aromatherapy using essential oils is proved to have incredible effects. It is completely relaxing and the stones are used to eliminate bad energies and promote good health. Who wouldn’t want that?

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
www.esspa.com

Treat Athletes Foot…Naturally

Athlete’s foot (a.k.a. tinea pedis) is sometimes determined by these symptoms: Burning, itching, cracking of the skin between the toes and other places of the foot, patches of dry skin, and yellowish-brown toenails. Some of the root causes for someone to contract tinea pedis is a prolonged or frequent use of antibiotics(leads to depletion of good bacteria), Poor digestion, depressed immune system, high sugar diet, and poor hygiene (feet in damp environment-most common).

Nobody wants to get Athlete’s Foot but it is a common problem among skin conditions. Luckily it is something easy to treat. Below, we have provided a recommended organic treatment that is under a seven step system.

1. Apply tea tree oil daily for up to 8 weeks. Apply oil directly on clean and trimmed toenails.
2. Take 500mg of Oregano oil capsules 3 times a day with your meals. Oregano oil has powerful effects internally and externally.
3. Take 500mg of Garlic twice a day. Garlic helps to fight infections and boost immunity.
4. Take 200mg of Grapefruit seed extract 2 times daily. This extract has anti-fungal properties.
5. Caprylic Acid- Take 1000mg 3 times daily. This also has anti-fungal properties.
6. Echinacea- Take 500mg 3 times daily. This will enhance your immunity.
7. 30 minutes after your meals, take a probiotic product (yogurt) containing 4 billion active organisms to support healthy bacteria.

Other recommendations:

Expose feet to open air.
Use cotton socks and change them twice daily.
Wear waterproof sandals in any locker room or public shower.
Make sure your feet are washed with soap daily.

*Most cases can be treated at home. Complications may arise when infection sets in. If your Athlete’s Foot doesn’t improve with natural treatments or worsens- See a doctor right away for an evaluation!

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
www.esspa.com

Apples and Bananas

An apple a day can help keep the doctor away! That saying is definitely true. Did you know that Apples have been known to promote cardiovascular health by lowering LDL cholesterol and preventing strokes? That’s not all this amazing fruit can do. They can also help maintain your healthy diet and weight. Apples have flavanoid properties that help prevent certain types of cancers like prostate cancer and liver cancer. They also provide the mineral boron that aids the health of your bones.
The American Heart Association has done studies on Bananas that show that they can actually prevent strokes. You see, people who incorporate potassium rich foods (i.e. bananas, potatoes, and grapes) into their diet have a lesser chance to encounter a stroke incident. Bananas are available all year round and they are an instant source of energy for the human body. Bananas are rich in Vitamin B6, fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Potassium is essential to helping muscles contract when exercising and they prevent muscles from cramping up during rigorous activity. Bananas and apples are considered to be super fruit!

At ESSpa, we highly suggest and incorporate healthy and organic living into everyday life. That is why we have provided complimentary apples and bananas for ESSpa guests everyday. We try to support healthy living for everyone who has had a taste of the ESSpa experience.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
www.esspa.com

This Month: Support ESSpa’s Food Drive

During these tough economic times of unemployment, underemployment, and losses of earnings, ESSpa Kozmetika has taken the initiative to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. In our society’s economic situation, there is an ever-growing need to help feed those in hunger. Due to an increase in food prices and loss in expendable income, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is in desperate need of your help to support local families. It can happen to anyone and we must support them in their time of need. So, let’s pull together and help our neighbors!

At ESSpa Kozmetika we are going to start a food donation drive to help support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. What’s in it for you? On your next visit to ESSpa, bring in a non-perishable un-expired food item/can; and you will receive $10 off any facial or massage! At the end of the Month, we will donate all of your contributions to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Eva Sztupka-Kerschbaumer, owner and Hungarian skincare expert of ESSpa said, “What a great way to help your community and help yourself as well. We are glad to help our community in any way and we are so fortunate to do so. Please join in with us and help support this great cause.”

If you would like to make donations personally, you can contact the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank:
1 N Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110
Phone: 412-460-FOOD (3663)
Fax: 412-460-0418
Web: www.pittsburghfoodbank.org

If you are in need of food or know someone who is, please contact the Hunger Services Network of the Urban League of Pittsburgh at 412-325-0749 or www.ulpgh.org.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215
412-782-3888
www.esspa.com

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