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Phylia TIP – Moisturizing Winter Skin Mask

Phylia Tip - Moisturizing Winter Skin Mask

As we move into the winter months, our skin and hair can suffer from the cold weather, freezing wind and lack of moisture in the air. We’ve come up with a way to battle the winter blues with a homemade winter skin mask made of natural ingredients that you can find in your own cabinet and a few added spritzes of our Connect formula and a dropperful of our Fulphyl.

The result is smooth, clean and happy skin! Read More…

How Sarah Chapman Creates New Products

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The development of new products and innovations has always been a passion of mine. Through my work at the Skinesis Clinic, I am lucky enough to continue to get first-hand insight and everything I develop is a direct response to the needs of the clinic’s clientele. It is through this hands-on approach that I continue to be inspired. I am constantly mixing the latest and best advanced cosmeceutical creams and ingredients with aromatherapy essential oils, seeking optimum results with products that also feel and smell amazing on the skin. My latest launch, Morning Facial is the epitome of this process.

When undertaking the development of a new product, the most important consideration above all else is, the formulas have to work! Efficacy is key, not only for the integrity of the brand but because I use my products everyday, both at home and at work in the clinic. The Skinesis range is formulated to maintain all of the benefits of a facial in between treatments, but to also offer professional products to anyone who doesn’t come to my clinic for treatments. It is essential that the products provide real skin transforming results for long-term cell health. Read More…

Connect as Facial Mist & Make Up Prep

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At about this time, deep in late summer, the heat and daily grime begin to take their toll on our both our hair and our faces. Skin can often become clogged, flushed, or dry in the dog days of August and early September and so we love using our bottle of Connect, as a key tool for our scalp and hair health, but also as a frequent cooling, healing mist for our dehydrated and overheated facial skin. Read More…

Swimwear Through The Ages

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Early bathing costumes had more to do with modesty than with looks or function and although Victorian women wore bathing costumes at the beach, a woman could not certainly swim in one comfortably. The swimsuit as a fashionable garment that provides enough freedom of movement to be worn in the water is a 20th century conception.

Ten thousand year old Neolithic pictographs depict humans in poses as if they are swimming. Ancient Babylonian and Assyrian wall art suggests swimming, as does an ancient Egyptian clay tablet. Written references to swimming in ancient times occur in Gilgamesh, the Iliad and the Odyssey and The Bible mentions swimming several times. Ancient Rome offered public bath houses for hygienic purposes, but the practice died out after the fall of Rome.

The Middle Ages saw a time when the Church set stringent dress codes that demanded modesty and Europeans shied away from water, however by the late 1600’s, health enthusiasts came to believe that immersion into mineral baths and natural springs was therapeutic. Read More…

The Big Leg Up: 7 Ways To Achieve Perfect Pins

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As much as the possibility of delving into our summer wardrobes excites us, revealing our legs after a year of hibernation is quite frankly, a pretty terrifying one.

So to make the transition a little easier, we’ve collated the best fitness tips and products around for giving pins the perfect pick-me-up come skirts, shorts or swimwear this summer.

In Fiore Firmante Elevating Leg Tonic

We might be in the midst of Project Bikini on Get The Gloss at the moment, however in between workouts we’ll be treating legs to this soothing elixir to add an extra edge in the fight against cellulite. Containing cypress oil and black spruce to increase blood flow and flush out toxins, it is also said to fortify capillaries and oxygenate the tissue it is applied to. We’re sold. Read More…

The Goose Formation

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As the geese take flight from the Canadian shoreline, they lift off from the water in squawking discourse. Yet, in a matter of seconds, a line begins to emerge from the mass of brown feathers. This line straightens, arches slightly, and then, as on cue, bends sharply to form a perfect V shape. Canadian geese fly in V formation for a very pragmatic reason: a flock of geese flying in formation can move faster and maintain flight longer than any one goose flying alone. Synergy is a law of nature.

What is synergy? How does it relate to leadership?

We have a lot to learn from these geese. Read More…