The Erno Laszlo Institute‘s Pure Pulsation and Pure Oxygen are two oxygen-rich treatments developed by Pure Flow founder and owner Andrew Barile, and each one accomplishes different things. Pure Pulsation offers synchronized compression of your blood vessels through an intense 40-minute treatment to increase circulation and pump oxygen into your body for detoxification, creation of new blood cells, and to strengthen the cardiovascular system. Pure Oxygen involves a hyperbaric oxygen tank.
“Pure Flow is a compression therapy,” says Barile. “What we’re doing is to monitor your heart rate, similar to a Polaris heart monitor. So we know when your heart is resting. It is mechanical and super precise, and massaging doesn’t give you that same increased pressure as this does,” he adds. Bottom line: you want the blood flow to go back to your heart. The idea here is to reduce your heart rate to promote efficiency. For example, many athletes, after years of conditioning their body, have a heart rate of 40 or 50 beats per minute. However, most people’s efficiencies are far lower, which is why this treatment would be most beneficial to them.
I received the Pure Pulsation treatment and it involved my slipping into a quilted garment and having cuffs around my arms and legs. My aesthetician hooked up a machine to the garment to enable it to pump oxygen into my legs. I’m not going to lie, this wasn’t a bed of roses: you feel the pressure. But after the 40-minute treatment, I felt noticeably more rested, as though I had taken some Concorde trip to St. Barths and back.
Now, what does this all have to do with beauty? Plenty. If we start at the source, good skin starts with a good heartbeat, since healthy heart function helps with practically everything — from cell turnover to stem-cell creation. These treatments also help with improving sleep, lessen jet lag, draining the lymphatic system, which helps remove waste and toxins from the body.
For a limited time, Pure Oxygen and Pure Pulsation are available as a single session for $100, or a pack of six for $480.
Whether you’re on the hunt for Laser Hair Removal, Body Shaping, Cellulite Reduction, or Skin Rejuvenation, American Laser Skincare has got you covered. Their cutting edge technology, medical directors, and certified staff are ready to help you get gorgeous — and at a nice price.
With 135 locations across the country in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle, there is a good chance that there is an American Laser Skincare team of specialists near you. Their semi-annual National Open House events are taking place October 16-18 at American Laser Skincare locations throughout the country.
Take advantage of this special event-only pricing on laser hair removal, body shaping, skin rejuvenation packages, as well as facial injectables, featuring some of the top brands in medical aesthetics, including: SilkPeel Dermal Infusion System, Syneron Candela Gentle Max Pro Laser Hair Removal System, Syneron VelaShape and more. Their skin care selection is also top notch — featuring the best-selling Lumixyl Skin Brightening System, Clarity MD Acne Solutions, as well as SkinMedica brands.
• Up to 75 percent of select treatment packages
• Free skincare analyses
• $200 coupons toward services over $1,000
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• Spend $1,000 on skin rejuvenation or body shaping packages and get 20 units of BOTOX® or one microdermabrasion free
• $9/unit Botox
• Buy One Filler Syringe, Buy One 1.5 cc syringe of Radiesse®, Get One Free (limit three per clinic)
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Plus, the first 20 attendees will receive a $10 Sephora gift card and a SkinMedica® Holiday Gift Bag. Woo hoo!
Visit AmericanLaser.com to find the location nearest you. Call ahead to find out about specific times and dates, and special offers for the National Open House Event.
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The Dead Sea is aptly named: no organisms survive inside its alluring waters.
But the gorgeous powers of its healing waters, its cooling, sticky mud, and its powerful minerals are as legendary as Greek myths, and it’s little wonder that brands like AHAVA, and also lesser-known brands like Avani, Swisa and Seacret (to name only a few) are returning time and again to harvest its properties.
We have been huge fans of AHAVA. Their wonderful Tropical Pineapple and White Peach collection (a breath of summer in your shower) debuted a few months ago. Now, they have introduced two new youth-boosting super serums we’re super excited about: the Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate for both eye and body.
These two brown-colored glass bottles look and feel very high end, like they belong in a luxurious apothecary (the dropper in the eye cream also adds to this feeling).
Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate ($50): For those who have despaired about finding the perfect eye concentrate that erases dark circles as swiftly as a Ferrari on a race track, this is your product. It is triple-charged silky-fine and lightweight and filled with Persian Silk and Sigesbeckia Orientalis extracts that strengthen the dermis layer and fight fatigue as promptly as an overnight FedEx delivery.
In clinical trials, 81% of women tested (36) reported that the eye area looked refreshed.
After using it under the eye area for two days, my dark circles (which I firmly believed are genetic and irreversible) had disappeared. This is a superb product.
Dead Sea Osmoter Serum Body Concentrate Tone & Texture Correcting Serum ($45): A serum filled with Dead Sea minerals for the body? Yes, we’ll take two please. Filled with brown algae extract which prevents dark spots and brightens skin, as well as Argan and Monoi Tahitian oils and Vitamin C as well as alpha hydroxy acid, this is a powerhouse of a bottle that also tightens skin.
While it is too early to tell of the results in this body serum, the texture is delicious and cooling and for the price, stock up with two.
Visit Aire Ancient Baths in New York City and get a delicious soak in one of their many pools, and top off the experience with the new AHAVA products.