A Green Tour of Pittsburgh

A Green Tour of Pittsburgh

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Comming Soon to ESSPA.COM

Hello All!
The latest and greatest techniques of organic farming have just hit a new level. Eminence Organic Skincare from Hungary is announcing that their organic farm has gone biodynamic. There is only a small collection of certified organic plant, fruit, and nut based skincare products that have been created with the new biodynamic farming techniques.

What is biodynamic farming you’re wondering? Well, it is Biokontroll and ISO certified farming that gives back to the land while producing the most nutrient-rich ingredients on earth. The new Biodynamic Collection from Eminence Organic Skincare was made from those nutrient rich ingredients and will soon be on ESSpa’s shelves for purchase. We also intend to incorporate them onto our website to make them available for ordering.

The new Biodynamic Collection provides:
Biodynamic ingredients
Hypoallergenic products
Clinically tested products and visible results
Recyclable glass packaging, FSC-certified paper, vegetable inks
Wind power energy
Free of parabens and harsh chemicals
And Eminence is the first and only certified organic skin and body care line from Hungary

This collection includes: Lemongrass cleanser, Hawthorn tonique, Radish seed refining peel, primrose and melon balancing masque, Yellow sweet clover anti-redness masque, Apricot calendula nourishing cream, Echinacea recovery cream, Bearberry eye repair cream, and Quince nourishing body lotion.

The Biodynamic Collection from Eminence Organic Skincare has a very light scent within each beautiful glass container. This collection is like the crème de la crème of skin care and the Louis Vuitton of skincare technology. It is a higher end brand of skincare that is actually a better value in comparison with those expensive creams you find in the department stores. Who wants those anyways when they are filled with preservatives, cheap products, and unnecessary and sometimes harmful (not beneficial) ingredients? Eminence Organic products are always filled with certified organic, natural ingredients that are good for your skin. If it can go in your body, it can be great on your body too!

Come to ESSpa and have our skincare specialists give you a consultation and maybe a lesson on great skincare. ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at http://www.esspa.net.

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

Get the Right Stuff

Hello again

I have asked my make-up artists what they suggest for a perfect make-up application. It wasn’t any single make-up line or special palette of colors, it was simple and basic. The brushes and tools that you use have a huge impact on the way your make-up can look. If you read this blog, you will find solutions to everyday issues for most women. Some women don’t understand what to do with make-up and how to apply it. This advice will hopefully make their entire process a lot easier.

The most important part of a perfect make-up application is not only the make-up itself but the tools you work with as well. We cannot stress this enough…the kits and brushes that are included in make-up containers cannot do the job correctly. The thin and coarse blush brushes leave long stripes on your cheeks. The tiny eye shadow wands are hard to control and apply an uneven amount to the lid. You see if you don’t have the right tools, your make-up will not be blended correctly. Blending is the secret and a perfect set of tools can help you achieve the look that you want.

Some women think that buying an extra set to brushes and tools for make-up is an unnecessary extravagance. Professional tools can make your application of make-up quicker and easier and it is always best to get a good set. If you use a good set of tools, you will have better control of where you put your make-up and your make-up will last longer. Proper tools can make your entire make-up process stress free. If properly cared for, a good set of tools and brushes can last you for years.

The main brushes that you want to look for will be:
A concealer brush
An eye shadow brush
An eyeliner brush
A blush brush
And a lip brush

You are probably wondering which brushes are good quality right? Well, when shopping for make-up brushes, look for brushes that are very soft and full. Touch the bristles to make sure that they don’t fall out. (If they do, that’s a sign of poor quality) The brush should also feel comfortable in your hand. You can usually find good quality brushes where make-up is sold. Look in department stores, make-up stores, or even art-supply stores. Trust me, you will be glad you spent a little extra on these items because you will definitely see and feel the difference in your appearance and your make-up process.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at www.esspa.net.

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

What is Stone Crop?

Hello

Did you know that stone crop is used commonly among the Eminence organics skincare line has the ability to improve your skin. Stone crop, the plant, is typically used as a ground cover. It is an extremely hardy and succulent plant that’s has been growing among many gardens in wet and extremely dry conditions. This means they can live in many different conditions and they can retain their moisture. Similar to what they can do for your skin. Stone Crop is a very resilient plant that is planted for ground covered areas. This means that if they are walked upon, it will not hurt them. They are strong and withstanding plants that actually can improve your skin’s resiliency as well.

At ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa, we are the only spa establishment in Pittsburgh that has the most extensive line of Eminence Organics skincare products. Within the Eminence Organic products, stone crop is among the most popular. The stone crop products are mostly for those who have pigmented sensitive skin types. However, the stone crop’s fresh scent makes everyone want to be the perfect candidate. Stone crop is perfect for lightening of different pigmentation among the skin and can be great for regenerating and protecting the skin from environmental factors.
Some Benefits Include:
• Reduce pigmentation and lightens the complexion
• Regenerates and firms stressed skin
• Vitalizes and tones the epidermis
• Moisturizes the skin and helps to reduce visible signs of aging
• Calms sensitive skin

Some Active Ingredients Include:
• Stone Crop: regenerative lightening and moisturizing agent
• Lemon for high amounts of Vitamin C, antioxidant
• Bioflavonoids that fight against free radicals as a protective agent
• Honey for nourishing and is also a moisturizing agent
• Biocomplex™: an antioxidant booster of Vitamins A, Ester-C, E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at http://www.esspa.net.

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

Get a Glow

Hello All!
Well, today is the first day of spring and I know what you’re thinking. You probably want to get some color on your legs before you start your spring wardrobe…right? Well, I have the answer for you. You want to get color but in a healthy way. Looking healthy and actually being healthy is the key to great skin. All of my skincare experts highly suggest that you refrain from tanning in a bed or outside for long periods of time. Everyone knows that too much sun damage can have the ability to cause skin cancer, age spots, sun burn, and dryness. That is why we suggest self tanners.
Since the 1920’s a great suntan was synonymous with being healthy but not so much in the recent years due to the effects that the sun can have on our skin. However, we still want that sun-kissed glow. Too much of a sun tan is out like belle bottoms. However, you still want some color. So what do you do? You come to ESSpa before you start a self tanning session.

Self tanners that come in a bottle have come a long way since they first started. A lot are not that fake, orange color and most are mixed with moisturizers to ensure a smooth application. When picking a self tanner from a store, opt for the lighter shade that way you don’t run the risk of unsightly streaks or missed spots. Remember to choose a lighter shade for your face because you don’t want your face to be darker than the rest of your body.

Before you start your application, come to ESSpa and treat yourself to a salt glow. A salt glow will exfoliate your body and every extremity to ensure a smooth canvas for your self tanner. If this step is not taken, your self-tanner will collect around your joints and hands because your skin is its driest in those areas. If you avoid this essential step, your skin will most likely look dirty and unnatural.

If you want to go with a self tanner, choose a moisturizer with a self tanner in it for a more gradual appearance. For an instant glow, you can try a mousse because it is lighter in consistency and can go on quite smoothly. If you feel totally uncomfortable applying a self-tanner, our skincare experts at ESSpa Kozmetika can help you do it too. It is always easier to have someone else apply your self tanner because they can see where it needs to be applied.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at http://www.esspa.net.

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

The Fountain of Youth…Light

Hello Everybody

The Youth Light (available at ESSpa) is a revolutionary photo rejuvenation system that can be commonly referred to as IPL (Intense Pulse Light) therapy. What exactly is IPL? IPL is the most advanced and non-invasive skin resurfacing technique that improves the superficial layer of the skin and the production of collagen. The photo rejuvenation system pulses visible therapeutic light over many wavelengths that deliver energy to all layers of the skin.

Photo rejuvenation treats and reduces conditions such as: redness, broken capillaries, uneven pigmentation, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, large pores, inflammation, rough skin, and in some cases, unwanted facial hair.

It has been scientifically found that our skin cells are actually photoreceptive. What does this mean? IPL is a very safe, heated, and pulsed light therapy that is absorbed by uneven color pigments in the skin. Pigmented problem areas will soon lighten and disappear, leaving a smooth and clear patch of skin. After a single 20-30 minute treatment, each guest will see immediate results. It is recommended that each guest receives 4 to 6 treatments spread out within 14 to 21 day intervals for optimal results. (This is the time when your cells regenerate)

The IPL system also has many other benefits. It increases the production of collagen and elastin within skin cells. As skin cells are heated by the pulsed light, collagen and elastin production starts to activate and come to the surface to fill fine lines and wrinkles. IPL also increases blood circulation and oxygenation which aids in hydrated, clearer skin.

The Benefits

You can have the treatment during your lunch and then go back to work.
No pain or recovery time.
Improvements are gradual and natural.
IPL is affordable.
The average person usually sees a 75 to 90% improvement after following the 4 to 6 treatment regimen.
IPL is conveniently offered at ESSpa Kozmetika.

The Youth Light is one of the few therapy systems that can work on people taking Retin A or Accutane. It can compliment microdermabrasion, along with any other types of cosmetic treatments such as Botox, Collagen injections, laser therapy and previous plastic surgery. The Youth Light 2010 can be used on the face, neck, ears, and even other parts of the body like the hands. Light therapy on the hands may take a bit longer compared to other parts but that is because it is mostly made up of cartilage and bones.

IPL therapy is helpful for about 90% of the population. We all know that there isn’t just one single treatment, machine, or therapy that will work on everyone. With that reality, it is still pretty impressive that IPL can accommodate that percentage of people. It is great for those looking for a non-invasive, non-ablative, solution with no down time. The Youth Light 2010 is an inexpensive solution to certain skin conditions as compared with invasive plastic surgery and lasers. The Youth Light can be used on all types and textures of skin.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at www.esspa.net.

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

Make-up Pencils vs. Fingers

Hi Everyone

Choosing the right tools to apply your make-up typically depends on what kind of look you are going for. For a natural, deliberately imperfect appearance that is soft and some what toned down, it is always best to apply lipstick using your index finger. Just dab the lip color on from one corner of the mouth to the other. Using your fingers to apply lip color gives you a natural look, but they also provide a natural feel because the heat from your fingers heats up the product to give you a softer look. This finger “tip” is great for everyday wear at work, shopping with the gals, or a trip to the movies.

For a more dramatic look, you can always use a lip pencil. Not only do pencils create a clean and smooth lip line, they help prevent your lipstick from bleeding into the small wrinkles around the mouth. Lip pencils are also known to look great with matte lip colors. Using a lip pencil is perfect for dates, special events, or wedding days.

For a Perfect Pucker:

To correct droopy lips, apply concealer at both corners of the mouth and then line the lips with a pencil and apply lipstick as needed.

To improve thin lips, apply a thin line of beige pencil just beyond the natural lines of the mouth. Stick with natural, light, and iridescent colors because they will make your lips look fuller. To make your lips look even fuller, apply a dot of clear gloss in the center of your lips.

For full lips, layer foundation on your whole mouth. Line the natural lip line and fill in using natural soft colors. Try to avoid dark colors because they attract attention but not necessarily in a good way.

Come to ESSpa Kozmetika and try out our extensive lines of make-up and tools to help you apply it. Our make-up artists can accommodate you after a facial, a night on the town, or they can treat you and your entire wedding party for a make-up application and lesson. ESSpa Kozmetika only carries organic mineral make-up and our two extensive lines include GloMineral make-up and our newly added Mukha make-up.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at www.esspa.net.

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

Keep Up with Skincare While You Travel

Hello,

We all know that when your step onto a plane, your health goes down hill. Your system becomes dehydrated from recycled air and possibly needed cocktails. You run the risk of getting sick from others coughing and sneezing in your confined area. You are also sitting for a long period of time which can’t be good for your circulatory system. And you know you eat those unhealthy snacks out of sheer boredom. Since now is the time for travel and spring break has begun, We have come up with a list of tips and tricks to stay healthy and hydrated inside and out while you’re on board.

• Before you step on your flight, take a healthy snack like fruit and nuts and a bottle of water. These snacks will keep you occupied without the intake of high calorie foods and drinks. Bottled water is also a great choice because it will keep you well hydrated.
• Apply a generous amount of face cream on board to avoid dehydration of the skin. We suggest you apply it every couple of hours on long flights. We also suggest that you apply hand sanitizer thoroughly. This will help you from catching any sort of sickness from your neighbors.
• Try to do gentle stretches in your seat. You can shrug your shoulders, rotate your wrists and ankles, and twist your upper body from side to side. You should also take a couple walks up and down the aisle to keep your legs and back from becoming tight. Also take a few deep breaths every now and then to get full oxygenation. These exercises will get your blood flowing and the color to your face will stay a healthy hue.
• Before, during and after travel, always make sure that you eat and drink a healthy diet adequately. This can help your body and mind stay in tip top shape.
• Always remember to bring your essentials when you travel to a different destination. Just because you leave your home, doesn’t mean you have to forego your skincare routine. Also remember to take a 15 SPF sunscreen with you because you will surely need it wherever you go.

A flight can take a lot out of you and your skin. If you follow these tips, your skin and health will not suffer. You will not only feel better but your skin and overall appearance will look better too. You will be more pleasant and your skin will glow if you just keep up with your diet and skincare regimen as usual when you travel. Everything around you, what you put into your body, and what you put on your skin has the ability to affect your biggest organ in your body…your skin. So help prevent the environmental damage wherever you are and stay hydrated!

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at http://www.esspa.net.

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

The 5 Minute Face

Hello Again!

We are all in a hurry to get things done in our lives. We don’t have much time to fuss around with a 20 minute make-up routine everyday. So, in order to keep up with our hectic schedule and still look great, we have come up with the 5 minute face solution.

The five minute face make-up routine can be altered by changing colors and textures of make-up according to different skin types. Below we have provided 8 steps to get the perfect five minute face for everyday wear.

1. Apply concealer first, concentrating on under the eyes and any visible blemishes.
2. Apply a tinted moisturizer/foundation to make skin flawless. Make sure you blend carefully and thoroughly down the neck and jaw line.
3. Define brow using a natural shadow or pencil.
4. Set concealer using a loose powder using a make-up puff or brush.
5. Apply a highlighter shadow to the entire lid up to the brow bone. Dust a medium-toned eye shadow from the lash line up to the crease.
6. Apply one to two coats of brown or black mascara.
7. Dust blush on apples of your cheeks
8. Apply a lipstick or sheer shimmer gloss to your lips.

Using these eight steps will help make you look like you have a glow even in the coldest winter. Using these steps will also help you protect your skin from environmental factors such as sun damage and pollution. Applying this routine into your day will increase your confidence and beauty inside and out.
ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at http://www.esspa.net.

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

Skincare Oil of the Month

Hello All!

This month, ESSpa Kozmetika is featuring Tea Tree Oil as the skincare oil of the month. Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. In more traditional medicine, tea tree oil was inhaled to help ease sore throats and coughing. It was also smothered on wounds to help heal quicker. In modern day medicine, it is still used for healing. Tea tree oil is great for organic healing in terms of being: antibacterial, fungicidal, virucidal, sudorific, and reducing inflamation from acne. Tea tree oil can also be a powerful immune stimulant and the scent can energize the mind and body.

ESSpa Kozmetika’s massage therapists use tea tree oil according to their guest’s preference. They can incorporate tea tree oil into their carrier massage oils and creams. Of course, picking an oil or cream is at the descrestion of each guest. Tea tree oil is a highly concentrated oil that can help heal not only skin conditions but it can also help ease sore muscles, ease the nervous sytem, and increase circulation. Come to ESSpa and relieve some stress with a massage today!

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare and Day Spa is open everyday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding our menu of products or services please do not hesitate to contact us at 412-782-3888 or check out our website at http://www.esspa.net.

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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