Dermalogica recently welcomed more than 140 senior
instructors, corporate trainers, and education managers representing
more than 50 countries to the brand’s 23rd annual International
Education Conference. The weeklong conference was held at Dermalogica
world headquarters in Carson, CA, May 23 to May 27. This year’s
conference focused on the importance of sparking new ideas through more
than 40 different presentations, activities, and skill workshops. During
the conference, educators and distributors from around the world
gathered to learn new skincare techniques, enhance their training
skills, and learn about new brand concepts.
Program host Annet King,
senior director of global education for Dermalogica and The
International Dermal Institute, kicked off the week with a presentation
on the theme, Spark! Ignite Ideas, Design the Future. During the
presentation, King introduced the idea of ‘spark tanks’ or engaging
brainstorming sessions where attendees worked together to produce
innovative concepts for the future. Attendees also heard from Jane Wurwand,
cofounder and chief visionary for Dermalogica, The International Dermal
Institute, and FITE. Wurwand spoke about finding a purpose in life and
sharing it with others, and she introduced the company’s new CEO Aurelian Lis
who presented on the direction and focus for Dermalogica for 2016 and
beyond. Lis also spoke about how critical human touch is to the
Dermalogica brand and stressed the importance of social media,
encouraging attendees to engage in the initiative.
Other highlights from the week included presentations from vice president of global marketing and creative Mathew Divaris,
who shared Dermalogica’s brand mission with the guests and talked about
strategies to reach new consumers, and vice president of research and
development Diana Howard, Ph.D., who introduced new
products for the brand. Attendees also learned about Dermalogica’s new
application face method, which will be released along with the next
product launch on September 1. Senior instructors at the conference
received a hands-on demonstration of the IonActive Power Treatment and
learned new ways to re-invent education to ensure Dermalogica’s skin
therapists worldwide are up-to-date and continue offering their best
skills, techniques, and treatments to their customers.
The Mount Auburn Club has just received notice from the Town of Watertown that Coolidge Avenue will be undergoing road improvement work from 7 am to 4 pmtomorrow, Thursday, June 30.
We were informed Coolidge Avenue will be open to traffic during those hours. There
may be some short delays in accessing or exiting the MAC parking lots
while the sections of the street in front of our lots are being worked
on. We were
also informed those short delays would be approximately 10-15 minutes in
duration, but we encourage you to give yourself as much time as
possible when coming to or leaving the club, particularly if you are
attending a class or have a booked appointment. We apologize for not
being able to give you more notice but we were just informed about tomorrow's road work this afternoon.
will email you any updates if we receive pertinent information. Again,
we strongly encourage you to give yourself ample time tomorrow when
coming to the club to factor any potential delays.
We are so excited to welcome another new member to the MAC Spa family!
Massage Therapist Melanie and her husband Ian have announced the arrival of their second daughter Jaelyn Essie Francis. She was born Saturday, June 18th just in time for Father's Day. All are happy and healthy!
Lips enable us to kiss the people we love, put the ‘P’ into pooch and
make funny fish faces when we are bored. But do we ever stop to think
about the difference between our lips and the rest of our skin? And do
our lips deserve special treatment? Although the lips have a dermis and epidermis like the rest of the
body, the uppermost layer called the Stratum Corneum is much thinner
than anywhere else on your body. Your lips also don’t have any sebaceous
glands, which assist in keeping the skin soft and protected. Their only
source of moisture is your saliva, and that’s why they can easily
become dry and chapped. Another difference between your lips and the
rest of your skin is that your lips don’t have any melanin, the pigment
that darkens when you’re exposed to the sun. Melanin is your body’s
natural way of protecting your skin from ultraviolet rays, and because
your lips don’t have any, they’re at a higher risk of getting sunburned. So
it’s pretty clear that our poor old lips need some assistance in order
to stay hydrated, plumped and free from cracks. Enter lip balms!
A basic lip balm is usually formulated using a barrier ingredient
like petrolatum or beeswax with the addition of perhaps a humectant and
something that smells and tastes nice. Sounds fine, but a humectant’s
job is to attract water—so if there is no water in the product, guess
where the water is drawn from. Yes, you! And fragrance may make you
imagine you are biting into a fat juicy strawberry but actually can
cause dryness and irritation of itself. So what can you do to keep those lips luscious?
1. If you lick your lips, STOP! Although it can be a
difficult habit to break, licking your lips can contribute
significantly to dry, cracked skin. The saliva evaporates quickly,
taking with it any moisture that was already on your lips and leaving
them even drier, especially in winter air.
2. If winter weather has left your home cool and dry, consider using a
humidifier to increase the level of moisture in the air around you.
This can be especially helpful if you run it overnight in your bedroom
while you sleep.
3. Exfoliate lips gently with a rice bran exfoliant and follow with a hydrating masque to combat roughness and cracking.
4. Apply a protective treatment balm before leaving the house with
shea butter to enhance the barrier, oats and lavender to soothe
irritation and an anti-ozonate complex to guard against environmental
5. Before closing your eyes at night slather on a renewing lip
complex to provide ultimate conditioning while minimizing fine dry lines
around the lip line. Sophisticated peptides are a must here as they
will condition the skin while stimulating collagen formation.
Get started now with these simple pick-me-up lip tips for the perfect, kissable pout.
WEATHER ALERT: The Spa is planning on opening at 2pm today. If you are
scheduled please call 617-924-9495 before heading over. We will update
the voicemail as the day goes on. For class schedules and Club hours
please call 617-923-2255.
Good Body Products announces their new all natural and organic Chest Vapor Salve!
A new and welcome member to the remedy cabinet, this 100% organic vapor salve provides a pleasant decongestive aroma that soothes coughs and sore throats. This salve is a perfect friend for the days that winter decides to put a tickle in easy breathing.
Spa distributor Universal Companies has opened a Wellness &
Beauty Learning Center in Southern California. The company will provide
classes and on-site training in the new 8,500 sq. ft. facility located
in Torrance, CA. Advanced continuing education will be offered for a
broad range of wellness and beauty professionals, including spa and
med-spa practitioners, estheticians, massage therapists, salon
technicians, independent practitioners, and solopreneurs.