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Santa Barbara Day Spa Escape at Evolutions: Event Recap

On Wednesday evening at Evolutions Medical and Day Spa, we held an event to introduce our Day Spa services. Attendees were treated to complimentary mini-treatments of massage, facials, Vibraderm, Microdermabrasion, DermaSweep, and Glo Mineral make-up application. Our lead estheticians also spoke about our day spa services offered. Our recap follows:

MASSAGE THERAPY at Evolutions

At Evolutions we have highly-trained massage therapists. Although massage is usually thought of as a pampering service, there are many therapeutic benefits of massage such as reducing stress, muscle tension, and pain. A massage can also help you feel and look better and sleep better. Massage may also be helpful in reducing headaches (or migraines), insomnia, digestive disorders, and anxiety. Studies have shown that receiving a massage on a consistent basis can boost the benefits you receive.

Evolutions offers a variety of massage services in 60, 75, or 90 minute sessions. View our Massage Menu on our website for additional information and pricing. 

FACIALS at Evolutions

Our facial menu is the true fusion of luxurious and clinical. All our facials are designed to lull you into a deep relaxation while giving you results that you would expect from a physician’s office. We address many skin concerns, including:

  • Santa Barbara Facials at EvolutionsRejuvenation of your skin (Rejuvenating Facial, 60 minutes)
  • Sun damage and dry or stressed skin (Corrective Facial, 60 minutes)
  • Acne and blemish-prone skin (Express Acne Facial, 45 minutes, or Acne Facial, 80 minutes)
  • Aging skin (Frozen In Time DNA Facial, 90 minutes, or Age-Defying Oxygen Facial, 90 minutes)
  • Sensitive skin (Organic Facial, 60 minutes)

View our Santa Barbara Facials Menu for detailed information and pricing.

BODY TREATMENTS (Wraps and Scrubs) and VICHY SHOWER

Santa Barbara Body Scrubs at EvolutionsTreat your body to a full exfoliation and hydration. Our Body Wraps are designed to nourish the skin from head to toe. Add a Vichy Shower Treatment to either of our Body Wraps (Aloe Coconut or Naturally Nourishing) for a fully relaxing experience. The Vichy Shower Treatment – named for an area in France that is known for their therapeutic waters – is a horizontal shower with seven jets that stream warm water over your body while lying on a treatment bed. It is truly a unique experience and only available in Santa Barbara at Evolutions Day Spa. All of our Body Scrubs (Chocolate Dream, Salt Stone Glow, and Abyhanga Dosha) include a Vichy Shower.

View our Body Treatments Menu for more details and pricing.

EXFOLIATION TREATMENTS at Evolutions

We are now offering a wider variety of mechanical exfoliation treatments to encourage cell turnover for fresher, more youthful skin. These are stand-alone treatments or can be added to any facial.

  • DermaSweep MD is our most advanced physical exfoliation that is done with a patented treatment tip that allows the clinician to “sweep away” dead skin quickly and painlessly. The treatment is customized with an infusion to treat skin-specific concerns such as acne, dehydration, or hyperpigmentation.
  • DiamondTome Crystal Free Microdermabrasion removes the outer dead layer of skin to promote growth of healthy new skin.
  • Vibradermabrasion uses abrasive paddles that vibrate at a rapid rate to stimulate collagen production and allow products a deeper level of penetration. The treatment is quick and pain-free.

WAXING TREATMENTS at Evolutions

Waxing is also available at Evolutions Day Spa. For areas and pricing, view our Waxing Menu.

To book an appointment for any day spa service, call Evolutions at 805-687-0212.

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Colorescience Mineral Makeup: Santa Barbara Medical Spa Event Recap

Our “Summer Skincare” event provided us with so much information that we have decided to split the recap into three posts – each dedicated to the three topics of the evening – all of which are equally important.  The first topic was about the Clarisonic Skin Care System and can be read here. The second topic was about Obagi Medical Products and can be read here. Our final topic is about Colorescience mineral makeup. 

What is Colorescience Mineral Makeup?

Colorescience is a sunscreen company with an emphasis on beauty.  The company operates under the motto “We will not compromise health for beauty or beauty for health”.  True to those words, Colorescience makeup is made up of pure minerals – there are no dyes, talcs, alcohols, mineral oils or fragrance in their products.  Colorescience uses titanium and zinc –  natural sunscreens – in their products so they protect against sun damage while also correcting your complexion.

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Tip: Many makeup companies these days have introduced a “mineral” line of makeup but most of these only contain a trace amount of minerals.  To test the purity of mineral makeup, pour the powder into a glass of water. Mineral makeup should float on top, without falling through (see image on right).

Four Must-Haves from Colorescience

There are four daily steps that will lead to your most perfect canvas:

1 ) Prep and Prime: The first step to a perfect complexion is to minimize the look of pores and fill in fine lines and wrinkles.  Colorescience PRO offers four SPF 20 face primers to set the stage for seamless makeup application:

  • Skin Brightening Primer: illuminates and improves the look of your skin.  A yellow tint refines redness to deliver a vibrant glow.
  • Wild to Mild Primer: one of the most popular primers – Wild to Mild gives a sheer, sun-kissed look while protecting and soothing to even skin tones.
  • Chocolate Mousse Mattifying Primer: this cocoa-based primer is an excellent choice for oily or shiny complexions and darker skin tones.  It works to hydrate and balance and provides a matte finish.
  • About Face Calming Primer: for sensitive skin, this primer diminishes redness and irritation for a calmer complexion.

2) Colore and Correct: Hide imperfections and achieve an overall even skin tone when you colore and correct with Colorescience PRO foundations and correctors. Blend and layer to achieve maximum correction.

  • Sheer Creme Foundation: this silky foundation is designed for seamless coverage.  Use with a powder for a flawless finish.
  • Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 20: this lightweight, very water resistant powder feels as smooth as a cream, but doesn’t dry the skin.
  • Pressed Mineral Foundation: pressed minerals can provide light to full coverage without the thick look of traditional pressed powder.

3) Set and Refresh: Colorescience PRO setting mists turns minerals into a velvety finish.  They keep minerals in place while adding hydration to your skin.  Use throughout the day to revitalize your look. Three types of mist available: Sunforgettable to be used before, during and after sun exposure, Be Still for all skin types, and Problem Skin setting mist.

4) Protect and Shield: Sunforgettable SPF 30 and 50 are lightweight minerals that block 97% and 98.2% (respectively) of the UV rays. The minerals are translucent and feel barely-there so they can be used on men and children without looking like they have makeup on.  Dr. Terry Perkins, of Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center, recommends using sunscreen year round to keep your skin healthy and youthful. Colorescience Sunforgettable self-dispensing brushes make it easy for men, women, and children to apply, and re-apply, SPF throughout the day.

Tip: Clean the brush two to three times per week.  Spray the brush cleaner on a washcloth and hold brush upright (so the minerals won’t dispense) and swipe back and forth on the washcloth.

Find Colorescience in Santa Barbara at Evolutions Medical Spa.  Next time you’re in, ask one of our clinicians to show you how Colorescience can enhance your look!

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