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We’re Opening Soon!

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in eNews | 0 comments

Dear Clients and Friends,

After deep consideration and research, we’ll be reopening next Monday June 1!

Our facial salon will likely be doing this differently than many hair salons.  Because of the close proximity face to face with our clients, we’ll be doing shorter services, 45-60 minutes. You’ll wear a face mask through some part of your service (exceptions will be clients with medical reasons). Each client’s priorities will determine how we use your appointment time. I know we can make this work and achieve great results!

We’ll meet you at the door, please wear your mask. We have a touchless infrared thermometer to check your temperature. We’ll clean and disinfect your shoes or offer you our new sandals. If you feel any symptoms, don’t hesitate to reschedule, even if it’s last minute. We’ll understand. The MDH Visitor Health Screening Checklist is available for your review through this link. Water cups will not be available in the studio.

If you’d like to buy skincare, please let me know in advance. My inventory is low right now. Though you can trust that we’re stocked with fabulous products for your services!

All of this will evolve, as our studio and our community moves through reopening business and activities. Next week’s new protocols will change in response to our continued research and what happens around us. As always, I welcome your questions or comments.

We’re excited and so looking forward to seeing you again in person! Until then, please accept our best wishes for your health and well-being.

Marguerite and Milla

(612) 720-5305
marguerite@skincareplusmn.com

New Re-Open Date is May 18

Posted by on May 9, 2020 in eNews | Comments Off on New Re-Open Date is May 18

New Re-Open Date is May 18

Dear Clients and Friends,

We miss you! Our studio has been closed for services for 7 weeks now. Monday May 18, is our current date to reopen and we’re booking clients now.  We understand that we must all continue to be flexible and careful. I will reopen when I determine it’s safe to do so, and will proceed with caution.

Honestly, I’ve been thinking long and hard on how we’re going to do this.  I’m following our global health crisis very closely, referring to official scientific resources including the CDC, US epidemiologists, and the office of MN Gov Tim Walz.

I have always been diligent about safety and sanitation, respectful of the laws that govern my license and my studio. But be assured we will be employing significantly heightened disinfection practices and safety procedures upon reopening. I’m working on our Covid-19 Preparedness Plan that follows guidelines from the CDC, MDH, and our licensing board, which also works closely with the governor’s administration.  

Our plan so far partially includes:

* scheduled time between each and every client for deep cleaning

*we’ll wear masks, gloves, and possibly face shields through each service

*HEPA filtering unit will be in use, and turned up between clients

This plan is in progress and more will follow in a future email.

Your voice is paramount to us! Please respond to this email with your input. Clients must feel safe and comfortable to return, and some of you may have special needs to ensure that. We are open to hearing from you!

And we so look forward to seeing you again, and catching up!! We know how anxious some of you are to receive your facials, our professional treatments, and a chance to relax.

 Thank you so very much, Milla and I send our very best. Know we’re thinking of all of you, and honoring mothers everywhere for this Mother’s Day.

Contact Milla at petermillaboros@gmail.com or 828-450-9567

With appreciation,

Marguerite

marguerite@skincareplusmn.com

612-720-5305 (please note that I’ve disconnected 952-933-5111)

www.skincareplusmn.com

 

Gratitude and New Ideas

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in eNews | Comments Off on Gratitude and New Ideas

Dear Clients and Friends,

I so miss seeing all your wonderful faces!!

Thank you so much for your support these last weeks, it’s truly meant the world to me.

I’m now offering consultations via Zoom, email, phone or Face time to help tide you over till we’re back.

With your file on hand, I can coach you, inspire you if you’ve fallen off your home care, answer questions, or just talk.

Plus I’ve got ideas for custom Home Facial Kits, that can include anything we decide on and a small bottle of professional enzyme peel, a special treat just for now.

Jakare’s April special is 20% off their Vit C Collection plus new Fruit Enzyme Mist option.  The wild plum Kakadu has the highest concentration of vitamin C found in any plant/fruit – 100 times that of an orange. I can’t wait to try this, you know how I love mists!

www.jakare.com/on-sale-now/

I love their new Enzyme Masque, too, and think it would be great to add to your Home Kit, perhaps in a smaller amount to try.

Image Skincare has reformulated their popular Daily Hydrating SPF30. They’ve added blue light protection (computer, and device screens) from a pea extract and the new aroma is lighter. The organic Zinc Oxide is now 21%, and certified by Ecocert to be reef-safe and non-nano. Though the consistency isn’t as emollient, I really like it and the added benefits are more important.

New Daily Defense Lip Enhancer combines 11% Zinc Oxide protection plus plumping moisture.

Image has been awesome with support, with free drop shipping to my MN clients, on minimum orders of $50. That continues through April, along with 15% off Prevention+ and Vital C products.

The MN board that governs our licenses and facilities is working with the Walz administration to establish how we’ll safely reopen.

The current date is Monday May 4. I’m guessing we’ll be working wearing masks and gloves. Since our health care providers don’t yet have the supplies they need, that must come first. We still have much to do!

Finally, a week ago on Good Friday, I heard an interview with an Army War Vet/Chaplain at Mt Sinai hospital in New York. I share the link here because it bolstered and reassured me to know people like him are there. I hope it might offer you that, too.

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/10/831480517/chaplain-tries-to-comfort-families-as-covid-19-patients-die-alone

You’re all in our thoughts. Milla and I look forward to seeing you again,

My Best Always,

Marguerite

Services Still Suspended, but…

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in eNews | Comments Off on Services Still Suspended, but…

Dear Friends and Clients,

Yes, we’re still with you! However the Governor’s order yesterday further suspends our services until May 1. We’ll be contacting each of you who have scheduled April facials, and you can contact us with your preferred May date and time.

April Retail Sale for 15% off is on! Orders can be shipped USPS Priority, and curbside pickup can be arranged (please respect the Governor’s order to stay home the next 2 weeks except for necessities).

Please also email or text your orders today as I’ll be placing my orders tomorrow.

To all who’ve already ordered or will order, thank you so much! It’s product sales that will tide all of us estheticians over till May. But much more than that, it’s your good thoughts, appreciation, and trust in us that we treasure. That means so much to us! And goes right back to all of you.

Service suspensions, stay home orders, lay-offs and closures are happening all over the country, and the world. And yet so many of us are more connected than ever because of the virus.

Last night the PBS News Hour “joined master cellist Yo-Yo Ma in asking the public to join the #SongsofComfort effort and contribute music both old and new.”  The great cellist is connecting and creating community world-wide with this effort. It really inspired me.

So whatever inspires and keeps you connected, whatever feeds your soul, do it, and do it again every day. We will continue to take care of ourselves and each other.

And we will get through this!

Sending our very best,

Marguerite and Milla

Reply to Milla at petermillaboros@gmail.com or 828-450-9567

Services Suspended for Now

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in eNews | Comments Off on Services Suspended for Now

Good morning,

Under the Governor’s order, our services are suspended through March 27. We hope to reopen March 28.

Across the country, this is a great opportunity for all of us to do our parts, to make a difference and flatten the curve of the CornonaVirus infection.
Nationally, if we can hunker down, and continue with our increased hygiene practices, we can turn this around and contain the spread.

We’re living through a history-making year, let’s reinforce this with our children and grandchildren, whose events are and will be canceled.
Find the ways you can make a difference, help others, and look to history for perspective.

I remember my mom telling me about rationing in WW2, and that her mom “could make a party out of nothing!”

And after a long power outage here in the 90’s, a client’s youngest asked if they could still light candles and play games.

Yesterday, with schools out and organizing for on-line-learning, my 9 year-old great nephew created a wonderful Leprechaun trap/house out of cardboard boxes at home.

I’m advancing my April 15% off Retail Sale starting today, and taking orders now.
Gift certificates are always available.

Thank you so much, take great care and hang in there, we’ll get through it together.
Sending our best thoughts,
Marguerite and Milla

LED Treatment Results and September Sale!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019 in eNews | Comments Off on LED Treatment Results and September Sale!

September means 15% off your favorite products!
Let me know and I’ll set yours aside for pickup, or send it to you!

Jakare’s September Special is 25% off their Exfoliating Collection
(new this year)
https://jakare.com/product/the-refining-collection/
 
I’ve been offering LED Light Therapy in facials since 2015, using either of 2 LED canopies over the face and neck. Results are always very effective for acne. It’s truly music to my ears when a teen looks in the mirror with surprise and says “Wow!” Most clients report their skin is tighter after a facial that includes an LED Treatment, and stays firmer longer since we added the light canopies. Headaches and sinus congestion are relieved too. Our newest canopy achieves results in only 5 min, using 1800 Deep Red LEDs, leaving more time for other treatments.

I’ve used our LightStim canopy over the top of the skull too, because it has Infrared light which penetrates deeper. A client receiving chemotherapy treatments reported “the brain fog has lifted!” Another client who sustained a concussion reported feeling his head had cleared. Recently the same client suffered a stroke (extremely lucky guy who got to the hospital in time for the  antidote treatment) came in tired and dragging, and left “feeling great.”

Additionally, we have several smaller lights from LightStim to use for sore joints, bruises, injuries and to stimulate circulation. Neuropathy can be relieved too. And recently even nerve pain from Shingles was relieved using one of our pain belts. I laid the pods next to the affected side of my client’s neck, and continued with her facial. She was amazed later at both the pain relief and reduction in swelling! LED light therapy is stimulating blood flow and ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) production, which provides energy to drive many cellular processes, including healing. Increased ATP affects skin too, stimulating collagen and elastin production.
 
I recently bought another pain belt for my husband to use following knee replacement surgery. Well, his Physical Therapist said that he’s exceeding all the benchmarks for progress, 4 weeks out from surgery. Very encouraging!

I share this to spread the good news about what’s possible. We have so much to offer besides skincare! The smaller lights from LightStim can be purchased for use at home, also for 15% off in September.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading, and reply back with your questions.

Have a great day!

Happy Summer Everyone!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019 in eNews | Comments Off on Happy Summer Everyone!

Jakare’s Plant Stem Cell Serum is getting great client reviews but Karen’s takes the cake. She says it’s made the single biggest difference of any one product on her face and neck! It’s competitively priced compared to Image and GlyMed too.

1 oz pump is $10 off at $75 in June
https://jakare.com/product/plant-stem-cell-serum/

One of my favorites for Summer skincare is Vital C ACE Serum from Image. It’s a daily multi-vitamin for your face with vitamins and minerals, plus special rose petal red wine complex from a family vineyard in Alpine Spain. It tightens, too.

1 oz dropper bottle is 15% off this month for $53 (reg $62)

Good Karma Skincare’s 4 in 1 Cream now has Astaxanthin, from a Hawaiian red sea algae, that adds photo protection to this very popular cream.  It’s always a great buy at $48

Sunscreens, both Image and Skin Ceuticals, are also 15% this month.

Jakare’s June Special is all about Vit C, and this month only is boosted with Hibiscus Oil, which has the ability to inhibit the enzyme that breaks down your skin’s elastin. Happily, this translates to firmer skin!

3 sale options are available: their Vit C Collection or a set of 2 Brighten are 20% off, or 1 Brighten and 1 C Booster are 15% off
Check out the Collection at https://jakare.com/product/the-vitamin-c-collection/ and I have all this in stock!

Plus special Honey & Neroli Gel Cleanser in June only, for $16 ($20 reg)
 
Also sun-safe in Summer are the face lift treatments Milla and Mariola are doing at Yantar in Minnetonka http://www.yantarhealth-spa.com/

I just started back with their cutting-edge microcurrent treatments, hoping to be a good advertisement for them!

Special intro session is just $89

Have a great Summer, have fun and wear your hats!

New Masques, Collagen Drinks, Bone Broths and April Sale

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in eNews | Comments Off on New Masques, Collagen Drinks, Bone Broths and April Sale

Happy Spring Everyone!

Our Spring Sale is 15% off all skincare products through April 30, excluding devices.
Jakare’s April Special is their Refining Collection for 20% off!

The Luminous Moisturizer has organic alfalfa (very unique!) to refine and exfoliate
You can read about all 4 products in this collection by clicking on this link:
https://jakare.com/product/the-refining-collection/

Image Skincare has new masques in 2019:

~Firming Transformation Masque, it firms, tightens, oxygenates, hydrates and exfoliates
~Purifying Probiotic Masque with yogurt, superfruit blend, clay and charcoal, it’s decongesting and very good on sensitive skin!
~Hydrogel Sheet Masques in Hydrating or Anti-Aging formulas, both with essence of mineral-rich healing waters from Japan and Jeju Island, antioxidants, amino acids and hyaluronic acid that leave your skin dewy and glowing.

Many of you get treated to these in your facial, also available to use at home too for $8 each
GlyMed Plus has a new peel and serum set, used 2-3/week at home.

I’m testing this now, so stay tuned~

Marguerite’s home remedy corner:

Many of you know the benefits of bone broth to your bones.
But did you know it can increase your skin’s collagen, elastin and firmness?

My acupuncturist says bones must be simmered for 12 hours to extract full benefits, with just a little apple cider vinegar in the pot. She’s my guru for cooking and many things. She recommended I start making bone broths to rebuild myself after a bad virus.

http://www.carolhume.com/

I also like the Vital Proteins brand of collagen drinks, available in several formulas from both marine and bovine sources.

You can find them at Lakewinds Coop, Whole Foods, and Fusion Lifespa

Thanks for reading!

New LED Light Canopy and March News

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019 in eNews | Comments Off on New LED Light Canopy and March News

Hello Everyone!

We’ve added a new LED Light Therapy canopy and are getting great results in only 5 minutes! This is achieved with a panel that has 1800 Deep Red LED lights. It gives us more time in your facial for the micro-current/myotonology machine and other special treatments.

We’re keeping our LightStim canopy, it has other LED colors we need plus InfraRed light, for increased pain relief.

Milla and I will both be getting our Advanced Practice licenses this year. We have recently attended prep classes for the exam, and are reading the required text books. It’s wonderful to be refreshing our knowledge, but I’m also learning lots of new info that wasn’t taught when I did my training. This new license requirement is raising the bar for our profession and we’ll be proud to post ours in the studio.

Clients have asked me about micro-blade service referrals. According to my friend Flo Hoxie owner of Pretty Woman in Edina, Microblading, micropigmentation and permanent makeup are synonymous terms for cosmetic tattooing. Her prices are more reasonable than what I’ve been hearing, she’s super experienced and a true artist, so I’m referring all my clients to her! Check her out at Prettywomanmakeup.com, find her on Facebook or call her at 727-858-5033

She’s the best!

I love the Jakare line, and in the last 2 years, I see so much innovation and reformulating it makes them cutting edge and very competitive.

A client who likes a stronger peel in her facials reports that the Jakare Plant Stem Cell Serum eliminates post-peel flaking. That’s impressive!

Jakare Special in March will be their Hydration Collection with 4 products (pricing to be announced after March 1)

https://jakare.com/product/the-hydration-collection/

The February Special is the Firming Collection with 3 products they call “your best nighttime ritual. Though we’re on the cusp of February’s end, if you want to take advantage of the 20% discount, let me know

https://jakare.com/product/the-firming-collection/

Their collections are always 10% off regular pricing and when you buy 5 or more items, you get an additional 10% off

Our Annual April Sale is around the corner, 15% off all products except devices. Advanced orders are welcome and help me plan.

With continued appreciation and thanks, we wish you the very best!

Marguerite

April Sale and New Favorites

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in eNews | Comments Off on April Sale and New Favorites

Hi Everyone!
April Sale is 15% Off retail prices and $20 off each My Skin Buddy, for $240

Please place orders now through Tuesday April 10, to ensure you’ll get your purchase needs met.

After 4/10 any in stock items are on sale through 4/30

Sale excludes LightStim and Eye Rejuvenators

My Skin Buddy is a brilliant little device that deeply but gently cleans and can also be used to infuse products and treat acne. It uses ultrasound, LED light therapy and magnetic current (Ionto-phoresis).

I use it in all facials and clients love results. They come with a money-back guarantee, but only great reviews so far! Great for all skin types ~ use this link myskinbuddy.com and click on the arrow to watch the video

New on the shelf is Peptide HydroMist 2 oz spray for $40 retail ~ firming peptides in a super-hydrating mist, designed as a results booster, I find it really delivers and goes a long way. You’ll need less of your other serums and creams. I use it in every service, great on sensitive skins.

Jakare has been working on great new products, one is SILK, their peptide serum
They’ve just improved their wonderful Ageless Serum, and it will be their April Special

Their March Special is a citrus celebration, including Brighten available through 3/31
http://www.jakare.com/on-sale-now/

We use Image’s Biomolecular sheet masques in most facials, for a $5 add on, first one is free.

They are filled with special treatment waters, peptides, amino acids, brighteners and more to provide superior hydration and noticeable results

Try one to take home in April for $6.50 ($8 retail), 1 pack can provide 2-3 treatments

GlyMed has a great enzyme home peel treatment, Youth Firm

It’s $96 for 1 oz pump and I also have 1/4 oz sample jars for $14 each

~leave on all night and wake up to firm skin

Best new cleanser is GlyMed’s Foaming Cleanser with amino acids ~ $32 in 6 oz pump
 

Thanks for reading this e-news!
I will sign off for now and remain,

Appreciatively yours,

Marguerite