Treat Dad to a few of our favorite things this Father’s Day. All of these gift can be purchased from Spa Solage in our newly expanded boutique or over the phone. All gift wrap is complimentary.
TAILOR VINTAGE SWIMWEAR
Men’s Reversible Trunks
Men’s Hybrid Short / Trunks
TED BAKER SWIMWEAR
ROBERT GRAHAM MEN’S WEAR
Men’s Linen Shorts
DEAR DAD COMPENDIUM
LIVE FIRE BY MICHAEL CHIARELLO
EAT LIKE A MAN
We are very passionate about our suncare here at Spa Solage. Director of Spa, Karen Ray was featured in Spa Magazines “Sunny Summer Days - 10 Truths About Sun Protection” article sharing advice on proper suncare. Some of our favorite suncare products include:
We are thrilled to announce we are expanding our current Spa Solage boutique. In addition to our extensive skin care products, fashion clothing and Napa Valley essentials, we will also be expanding our Solage branded items. Starting May 15th we will celebrate by offering a free gift with all purchases through May 30th. Happy Shopping!
Mother’s Day is almost here! We wanted to share our favorite gift ideas for mom.
Drink your way to better skin with these amazing smoothie recipes from Daily Makeover.
“Your skin is a mirror of your internal state, so if you’re healthy and clean on the inside, your skin cells will be more visibly nourished on the outside,” says Dr. Frank Lipman, Integrative & Functional Medicine Physician and founder ofEleven Eleven Wellness Center. Check out three green smoothie recipes, provided by Dr. Lipman and two other of our favorite nutrition experts, that can help get you on track to a brighter, more perfect complexion.
Kale, Mint and Coconut Smoothie
Dr. Lipman likes this smoothie because mint and kale are anti-inflammatory ingredients (inflammation can aggravate skin issues and lead to acne). Kale also increases skin’s elasticity and hydration. Coconut is “rich in antioxidants, which are nutrients that help remove free radicals caused by outside stressors that may damage your skin, such as sun and pollution,” says Dr. Lipman
1 serving protein powder – preferably non dairy (try Dr. Lipman’s Be Well Sustain)
1 cup shredded lacinato kale
1/4 cup fresh mint
Juice of one lime
1 small box coconut water (11 oz)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4 ice cubes
Directions: Place ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Rain Forest Açai Smoothie
Kimberly Snyder, celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Foods, swears by this smoothie’s star ingredient. “Açai is loaded with beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, minerals, key vitamins and fiber,” Snyder told us. “ The omega-3 fatty acids found in açai maintain the structure and fluidity of cell membranes, facilitating the inflow of nutrients and the outflow of waste products, promoting youthful, smooth and radiant skin by keeping skin cells hydrated and strong.”
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 packet frozen açai
½ tablespoon raw cacao (optional)
Stevia to taste
½ avocado (optional to make thicker and more filling)
Directions: Using a good blender, blend the açai and almond milk at low speed until you’ve broken down the açai, then move to a higher speed. Once it is smooth, add the Stevia. Add the avocado to make a more filling snack or dessert. Enjoy!
All Greens Juice
Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist (she works with Michelle Williams and Naomi Watts) and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection loves the recipe below because it “instantly hydrates the skin while encouraging lymphatic drainage, so you are de-puffed and glowing!”
4 celery stalks
1 bunch parsley
2 handfuls spinach
1/2 handful kale
Lemon and ginger to taste
Directions: Mix in a blender until smooth.
Spinning is a great cardio workout to slim down and tone your legs. This video will give you the tools you need to conduct your own workout whether at home or in the gym.
In honor of Earth Month we are featuring our Marie Vernoique Pacific Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial. Formulated using sea-based ingredients from the Pacific, this facial addresses the causes of aging from the inside out. Throughout the treatment your skin will be nourished with intensive marine antioxidants, peptides and essential fatty acids that combine to help your skin regain a balanced, youthful glow. This signature sculpting facial, designed by Marie Veronique, will tone and firm, resulting in a dramatically visible lift.
Spa Solage is now an exclusive provider of Marie Veronique’s new line of anti-aging, marine-based skincare line, Pacific. To get started at home Director of Spa, Karen Ray, recommends starting with the Pacific Essentials Kit includes everything you need to get on the path to healthy, radiant skin.
Marie Veronique is one of our favorite skincare companies. They make highly effective and natural products. We love these tips they recently shared perfecting your skincare regimen.
We receive this question quite often, and when you are applying multiple products at one time, it helps to know in what order you should use them.While some parts of your skin care regimen may seem self-explanatory, others are not so obvious. The unchangeable steps of a skincare process are: cleansing is always first, while applying sunscreens and cream or lotion-type moisturizers containing wax is always last.
When people are using oils and serums, which is what we recommend, the most confusion seems to arise about which to apply first. Actually, for these two product types there is no right or wrong way to do it. I usually say apply oil first, then serum, because oils are deeply penetrative and carry the ingredients deeply into the skin. However applying serum first followed by oil will have exactly the same effect, so it really is a matter of personal preference. You are going to get the benefits either way.
A note on oil application: sometimes skin is extra dry, due to climate or personal issue or what have you. It is perfectly fine to add an extra layer of oil during the day or at night if you are feeling extra dry. It may be applied before or after serum applications—or both!
While it’s obvious why natural sunscreen is the last item to be applied in the morning, it’s probably less obvious why creams or lotions should be applied at the very end of one’s skin care routine.
Creams and lotions are combinations of wax and water, called emulsions, which have occlusive properties—that is, they hold in moisture. They are also setting up a barricade which prevents nutritive and active ingredients from penetrating into the layers of skin where they are needed. Thus, when using a cream or lotion, the order of application becomes important.
If you want to use a product of this type it should be applied LAST—that is, everything else, including serums, comes first. If you use an oil product as well (which is a good idea), the preferred order would be oil, then serum, then cream or lotion. Never apply a serum on top of a waxy emulsion–most of the beneficial ingredients in the serum will just sit on top of the skin.
Spa Solage is now an exclusive provider of Marie Veronique’s new line of anti-aging, marine-based skincare line. Below are a few of her suggested products. As a proud Marie Veronique provider you can purchase any of the below products by clicking on the link.
Pacific Night Serum with Retinol
The all-in-one serum for aging skin—increases collagen production, prevents moisture loss and stimulates new cell formation to bring the top layers of your skin back to life.
Pacific Night Serum for Skin Lightening
For sun-damaged, aging skin, evens skin tones by inhibiting the enzyme activity that produces hyperpigmentation.
Pacific Face Serum
Nourishes aging skin with bioactive ingredients from the ocean to improve barrier function, increase moisture retention and restore suppleness.
Mabel is a San Francisco based jewelry designer whose inspiration comes from her experiences while traveling. Using semi-precious stones, pearls, gold and silver, Mabel creates jewelry that add nuance to a woman’s charm. With statement rings and necklaces that beg to be touched, earrings that dazzle and bangles that empower, Mabel’s craft brings a woman’s spirit alive in her accessories! Here are some of our favorite pieces for spring, all of which can be purchased at Spa Solage.