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#GlowUp with Kardashian Favorites from The Spa Doctor

August 22, 2019

Check out this celebrity-favorite skincare line from Dr. Trevor Cates, author of Clean Skin from Within. In Clean Skin from Within, Dr. Trevor Cates presents guidelines and recipes to transform your skin from the inside out. Her 2-week program will help you clear your mind and energize your body naturally.


“Because skin acts as an external barrier, it is directly exposed to environmental stress, such as sunlight and pollutants. Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV radiation generates free radicals in the skin, and when their levels exceed the organ’s natural anti- oxidant defenses, oxidative damage occurs,” states Dr. Cates. “That effect can present as premature aging, so to counteract this, we should use skin care products with high levels of skin-loving antioxidants.”

Kim Kardashian was thrilled to include and even shared with her audience on Instagram so naturally we were as well! We had a moment to chat with Dr. Trevor Cates to discuss her top tips for achieving clean skin from within!

1. Make DIY Skin Care. Here are a few of my favorite ingredients:

Avocado is hydrating and nourishing, with naturally occurring vitamins A and E—it’s great for masks.

Honey is healing, hydrating, clarifying, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and
pH balancing. It’s great in skin cleansers, masks, and exfoliants. Remember to use raw (unpasteurized) honey; you don’t want to kill this ingredient’s beneficial bacteria.

Oats have moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. They’re perfect in skin cleansers and masks.

2. Eat more vegetables.

Vegetables come straight from nature and are perfectly made to nurture our skin from within. Their high antioxidant, vitamin, mineral, and fiber contents make them one of the most important food groups for skin health. Most people don’t eat enough vegetables. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than 14 percent of Americans consume the recommended amount of 2 to 3 cups (weight varies) of vegetables daily. Stop for a moment, and add up the number of vegetable servings you ate yesterday. Did you have six or more servings?

I recommend at least 3 cups of vegetables per day. You may be wondering how you’ll fit all that in. Here’s how: Eat at least 2 servings of veggies with each of your three meals, eat extras for snacks, and you’ve easily surpassed the recommended minimum.

“It’s important to know there are alternatives to toxic skin care ingredients that often prove healthier and less risky than those commonly used in commercial lines. So don’t think you have to toss everything you own and abandon your current hygiene routine completely,” explains Dr. Cates.

Achieving clean skin from within may seem overwhelming, but thanks to her book the process has never felt so easy! Click HERE to purchase! 

About Clean Skin from Within:

In Clean Skin from Within, Dr. Trevor Cates presents guidelines and recipes to transform your skin from the inside out. She explains the “why” of what’s happening, and how you can remedy problems. Dr. Cates opens by showing how to identify your skin type to reach the root cause of problems. From there you’ll learn how to create nourishing foods to create a clean mind, clear skin, and healthy body. Collagen-boosting bone broths, antioxidant-rich salads, and delicious smoothies are just a few things on the menu. You’ll also be able to whip up all-natural cleansers, toners, exfoliants, and masks! Within two weeks, both your skin and your whole being will be polished, perfect, and ready to glow.

Dr. Trevor Cates Bio: 

Dr. Trevor Cates is founder and owner of The Spa Dr. and author of the bestselling book Clean Skin From Within. She was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in California and currently lives in Park City, Utah where she helps patients from around the world achieve graceful aging and glowing skin. Dr. Cates is host of The Spa Dr. weekly podcast and has her own PBS special, Younger Skin From Within. She believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with non-toxic ingredients. Dr. Cates’ The Spa Dr. skin care and supplement lines are formulated with natural and organic ingredients designed to help you achieve the clean and natural path to confidence and beautiful skin. 


We tried the Biologique Recherche Facial x Shutters on the Beach One Spa and It Gave Us Life

August 14, 2019

thesis proposal model go to site go to link follow url teacher resume writing service archetypal criticism essay enter dissertation library source site get link secrets at hidden valley book report here reflection essay on community service prodajem cialis click here cool online writing resume writer st louis enter online writing help distance learning masters creative writing buy aldara cream india viagra with food information on viagra source link best cv writing service london sample business plan comic book store small business marketing business plan Biologique Recherche is nothing short of revelatory skincare. And the Biologique Recherche facial at ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach is the facial for true obsessive skin care groupies. 

You may know the cult fave line already. I’m sure you do. Look what Refinery 29 has to say:

“Biologique Recherche’s P50 is now about as recognizable a name as it gets in the world of prestige beauty. It has been called “Jesus in a bottle,” “life-changing,” and “The Best Beauty Product in the World.” It smells like vinegar and the quart of milk you pushed to the back of the fridge and forgot about for three months. Its fans will still tell you it is the single best thing they have ever put on their face.”

I have met with and heard talks given by Dr. Allouche – Co-Owner and Head of Creation (his parents founded the brand) and when I tell you this skincare the top, top, top tier of brands, you’ll add a few more ‘tops’ to that after you’ve been on their very specific routine for a month.

Dijana Marjanovic is the lead esthetician at ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach and her knowledge of skin blew me away, during my luxurious facial at this adorable luxury spa in Santa Monica’s classic Shutters. I was ga-ga over the whole nautical vibe. 

But this facial – oh my lord – and Dijana. There is nothing like being in the hands of an expert. Biologique Recherche has reigned as one of the most prominent international skincare lines, delivering the highest level of efficacy. Their formulas and treatments work together to rebuild skin and treat specific skin conditions.

I left with glowing skin and a serious regime, check it out:

1.Cleansing CareLait VIP O2 (every morning and evening) To clean your skin and prevent devitalized skins, apply a small amount of Lait VIP O2 to your face, neck and décolleté. Lightly massage for emulsification and then remove with damp cotton or rinse off with cold water. Repeat as required for complete removal of any impurities and makeup, then dry with tissue.

2.ExfoliatorLotion P50 PIGM 400 (every morning and evening) To gently exfoliate, purify, clean and regenerate the epidermis, apply a few drops of Lotion P50 PIGM 400 on a cotton pad (damp for the first two weeks only), and gently pat over your face, neck and décolleté. This multifunction lotion is the cornerstone of the Biologique Recherche methodology, it rebalances the pH of the skin for epidermal reconditioning and improves the efficacy of all Biologique Recherche products applied after it. Light redness and tingling sensation is expected if the skin pH is imbalanced – do not stop the use of the lotion, use it on damp cotton and the sensation will decrease after a few days. This product should not be combined with any other exfoliating product.

3.MasksMasque VIP O2 (once to twice a week) To revitalize the skin and brighten the complexion, apply Masque VIP O2 to your face, neck and décolleté. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off with cold water. Masque Visolastine + (once to twice a week) To durably moisturize the skin and strengthen the skin’s barrier to protect against dehydration, apply a thin layer of Masque Visolastine + all over your face, neck and décolleté. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. This mask provides a sensation of comfort and softness.

4.SerumsSérum VG Tensil (every morning) To tone and firm the skin, as well as smoothe fine lines and wrinkles, apply a few drops of Sérum VG-Tensil all over your face, neck and décolleté in a light ascending massage until the product has been completely absorbed. Sérum Collagène Natif (every morning, after the Sérum VG Tensil) To hydrate and restore the epidermis, as well as tighten the pores, apply a few drops of Sérum Collagène Natif on clean skin over the whole face, neck, and décolleté in a light ascending massage until the product has been completely absorbed. Sérum Colostrum (every evening) For intense hydration, apply a few drops of Sérum Colostrum all over your face, neck and décolleté, lightly massaging it upwards until it has been entirely absorbed. This intensely moisturizing serum contains milk proteins which enhance the skin’s natural defense mechanisms and improve its elasticity.

5.CreamsCrème Biofixine (every morning) To smooth and reduce wrinkles and fine lines, apply a hazelnut-sized amount of Crème Biofixine all over your face, neck and décolleté. This tensing first wrinkle cream will leave your skin soften and radiant. Crème MSR-H (every evening) To moisturize, firm and fight against signs of aging, apply a hazelnut amount of Crème MSR-H all over your face, neck and décolleté. Slowly massage from bottom to top, from the inside of the face moving outward until the cream is completely absorbed by your skin.

6.Finishing SerumSerum Grand Millésime (every morning and/or evening) To instantly brighten and rejuvenate the complexion, apply a few drops of Sérum Grand Millésime to your face, neck and décolleté, after using your morning cream. This serum is rich in revitalizing, antioxidant agents and Hyaluronic Acid. We would like you to follow the above instructions and your daily regimen as best as you can to ensure the success of this customized skincare program, created according to your skin needs. Yours in great skin, The Biologique Recherche Team.

Now that is a routine! I cannot WAIT.

When I posted my facial experience on my Insta-stories – immediately, all my true top tier skin care groupies wrote me – “But of course! “, “I only use Biologique Recherche!!” , “Duh!!”

I urge you to see Dijana Marjanovic to experience this for yourself. 

 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

New Meditation Studio On The Block: CULTIVATE Meditation + Wellness

August 11, 2019

A gorgeous, new meditation space has opened up in the heart of Atwater Village!  CULTIVATE Meditation + Wellness is a family-run center offering a wide range of drop-in classes, healings, private sessions, and workshops. Owner Jen Stavitsky was inspired to create a facility with a strong sense of community, inclusivity, and support that serves LA’s eastside, which was lacking a dedicated meditation center.

CULTIVATE’s team of facilitators all live locally and are excited for the opportunity to serve their neighbors with daily classes that cover everything from mindfulness to Yoga Nidra to sound healings, hypnotherapy and more.

It’s a deeply serene space, with a gentle design palate inspired by the soft tones of the South Western desert. Its prismatic skylights cast soothing patterns which slowly evolve throughout the course of the day. It has a large main studio capable of accommodating up to thirty guests, and a smaller second studio designed for healings, workshops and private sessions. All in all, the space feels inviting and deeply relaxing.

While offering a wide variety of traditional meditation and wellness classes, CULTIVATE  also branches out into more playful and unique offerings, like ASMR meditations and sound healings facilitated by a classical harpist.  Their goal is to make meditation fun, interesting and accessible with a style suitable for all walks of life, including first time meditators, adventurous spirits, and those with a deep practice.

CULTIVATE Meditation + Wellness is located at 3229 Glendale Blvd, LA CA 90039. You can visit their website for scheduling, bookings and additional details.

Welcome to Atwater!!

Summer Scents and Sunless Tanning

August 4, 2019

Our summer go to for a streak free sunless golden glow is HauteBronze with their collection of mitt perfection and glowing sun drops and perfect shades that come out looking like you’ve been on a boat in the St.Tropez shores. Stock up and keep the glowing going long past summer! The best part, its all in the mitt – just wipe and apply the pre-loaded towel and you are good to glow in 4 hours.

Saint Candles

The perfect summer house guest gift is always a candle. What makes these candles extra special and even more perfect for gifting is the message and intention behind them.

Everyone needs a little divine diet help and I am not kidding when I say Saint Margaret of Cortona is the Patron Saint of weight loss and temptation. Jus sayin.

Ira DeWitt, a music executive with a PhD in education, has always chosen to do things her own way. When a friend was recently diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, she wanted to give her something more purposeful than flowers or a card– something that evoked a sense of comfort and spirituality for both the friend and her caregivers. Ira decided to create something herself, and this is how SAINT Candles — “Modern Prayer Candles for a Cause” — was born.

Saint Candles

There are 12 in total, one for each Saint. Hand poured in LA, Each SAINT Candle is made with holy oil from Rome, contains a prayer coin at the bottom which is revealed to keep or bury after the candle wax is burned off.  Blessed by both a Priest and a Rabbi, these “divine designs” also comes with the prayer to say before lighting the candle.

Proceeds from the sale of all Saint products will help support the families and children seeking treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. 

 – Light it up – Say a Prayer -and help a child and their family receive what is often lifesaving care, always free of charge at St. Jude.


HOT SAMPLE SALE TIP! Esquivel Pre-Fall Sample Sale!

August 1, 2019

All hail Esquivel!

Get ready and come early. If you were at the Clare V. sample sale then you know what I’m talking about! Hand craftmanship, quality and tradition are at the heart of Esquivel, a brand that combines a chic modern aesthetic with a timeless sensibility, all with a Southern California, casual sophistication.

Fans of Esquivel Shoes include Emma Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laura Dern, Michelle Monaghan, Janelle Monae and more– 

All men’s and women’s shoes 50-80% off!

Styles include the Grace, the Jill, and the Dana for women.

For men styles include the Boswell, the Chuck and the Vern.

Friday, August 9th (10am – 5pm)
Saturday, August 10th (10am – 5pm)
Sunday, August 11th (11am – 5pm)

820 South Santa Fe AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90021