January 25, 2023
With so many skincare products by so many different companies on the market it can get pretty confusing what to use, when and how.
The best plan of action for anyone is going back to the basics. In a few simple steps go from feeling overwhelmed to confident with your skincare products and routine.
First, know your skin type. Are you dry, oily, acneic, sensitive or a combination of more than just one? Don’t know? Don’t worry, you are not alone! To truly help you find what skin type you fall into, find trained estheticians to help you with this, like here at Beyond Wrapture.
Secondly, find the correct cleanser, toner and moisturizer for your specific skin type needs. And please for the love of your skin put the bar soap down! Using high quality products like Phytomer is crucial.
And lastly, be consistent! Using your products daily, in the morning and then again at night is the final key. Just like brushing your teeth in the am and pm to keep your pearly whites, well, pearly white, cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin keeps your skin feeling and looking beautiful.
The best first step is to come see us here at Beyond Wrapture for one of our truly amazing and relaxing facials. Take a time out, destress and let us take care of you and your skins needs. We can assess your skin and provide it with a customized facial accordingly. After your skin gets a beautiful refresh, we can set you up with the best at home products for you, so you can leave confident, glowing and relaxed. Still have question afterwards? No problem! We are always just a phone call away or just come on down if face to face is your thing, we are here to help.
March 15, 2020
Essential oils can be used in massage, in fragrance or therapeutic bathing, applied to the skin for minor first aid or cosmetic skin care, in personal perfume, or by vaporizing the oils for environmental fragrances. They can be used for the treatment of a multitude of different conditions whether they are emotional or physical complaints. Some of the more common uses would be the treatment of coughs and colds, muscular aches and pains, cuts, burns and insect bites, cosmetic skin care including eczema, blemishes, wrinkles, or in everyday cleansing, toning and moisturizing of the skin. They can also be used to help relieve stress-related symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, nervous tension, depression and insomnia. The oils may be evaporated into the air for purification, to repel insects, or just for their pleasant aromas.
Essential oils are not to be used internally as they are very concentrated, and can be potentially irritating when ingested or used undiluted. For that reason most of the oils should be diluted before application to the skin. A few of the oils may be applied undiluted as perfume or in spot application in minor first aid treatments. Essential oils should not be used on young babies, and should be heavily diluted for children under twelve; pregnant women should use caution and consult a guide when choosing their oils.
Some of the more common dilutants would be carrier oils such as sweet almond oil, wheatgerm oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil or grapeseed oil, amongst others. All of these may be used for body or facial massage, as an emollient for the skin, or put into the bath water for a fragrant bath.
1% blend is recommended for skin care and children. 2% blend for massage and 3% for both blend in carrier oil or a non-scented bath and shower gel.
|1 %||2 %||3 %||Dilution|
|10 ml||2||4||6||drops of essential oil|
|15 ml||3||6||9||drops of essential oil|
|25 ml||5||10||15||drops of essential oil|
|50 ml||10||20||30||drops of essential oil|
|100 ml||20||40||60||drops of essential oil|
Not familiar with essential oils? See our page on essential oils for more information.
February 27, 2020
First, it is important to understand that Far Infrared Light Waves, specifically tuned to the human body’s resonant frequency, work through a process called Direct Light Conversion. This means that light energy enters the body, penetrating up to three inches deep, and is converted to heat. This action is also called Radiant Heat because it heats the body directly, not the air around the body.
Exposing the body to Radiant heat increases the body natural homeostatic responses which include: accelerated peripheral (blood vessels close to the skin) blood flow and improved circulation, vasodilatation of blood vessels, oxygenation and toxin removal from muscles and fatty tissue. This anabolic response triggers the autonomic nervous system to nourish, heal and regenerate both physical and emotional health conditions.
Infrared Heat warms all the tissues, joints, bones, ligaments and tendons in a particular damaged area. Increased blood flow and vasodilation brings needed nutrients, hormones, and healing oxygen to the damaged area while draining off cellular waste products.
Damaged cells which cause pain have a negative electrical charge. Far Infrared Energy reverses the electrical polarity of the affected cells very quickly and pain sensations are noticeably reduced.
Infrared Heat causes tissue expansion in the damaged area which relieves pressure on the affected area, thereby reducing pain. As the muscles relax from the heat, tension subsides and a soothing relaxed feeling is readily noticeable.
Radiant Infrared Heat rebalances and nourishes the enzymes in Synovial Joint Fluid which help keep joints healthy, flexible and properly lubricated.
Far Infrared Energy activates Arginine in the body to create an increased supply of Nitric Oxide (NO) [not Nitrous Oxide… that’s laughing Gas!] in the blood which enables the hemoglobin to deliver higher concentrations of healing oxygen and nutrients to injured cell areas! Nitric Oxide (NO) relaxes arteries and expands blood vessels and capillaries, which helps to remain normal blood pressure. It is a free radial scavenger that lowers serum cholesterol and prevents bad LDL from oxidizing and becoming worse. Nitric Oxide is used by different immune system cells to kill bacteria, viruses and even shrink some cancerous tumours.
Nitric Oxide stimulates the body into releasing its own human growth hormone, which is key to Longevity. Lean muscle mass and bone density are boosted while decreasing fat tissue. Insulin regulation, increased rate of healing, long term memory and adequate blood flow to the brain are all characteristics of Nitric Oxide in the body.
“Nitric Oxide is a beneficial neurotransmitter in the brain and peripheral autonomic nervous system which causes all the muscles and body systems to relax causing the body to become unstressed and relaxed.” According to Harpers Biochemistry, 24th Edition, Chapter 58.
Pharmacologists, Robert fuchgott, Louis Ignarro and Ferid Murad won the Nobel Prize in 1996 for their work regarding the effects of Nitric Oxide in the human body. There are more that 10,000 clinical Studies on No.
Stretching during your Infrared Sauna Sessions produces elongation of muscles, ligaments and tendons which will have residual effects allowing to have more body flexibility and range of motion. This is very useful in warm-ups for athletic endeavours and helps to minimize the time needed to heal from injuries.
Ischemia (localized tissue anemia due to lack of arterial blood flow) manifests itself in chronic knotty muscles and muscle spasms. Infrared Hyperthermia causes blood vessel, expanding constricted tissue and muscle areas and eliminating muscle spasms at the source.
Infrared Radiant Heat eliminates pain sensation via direct cause and effect on free nerve endings, tangled nerve ganglia and peripheral nerves. Infrared Hyperthermia increases endorphin production which negates pain signals sent from the nerves in the spinal column.
The process of “Resonant Absorption” of Far Infrared rays through the use of Sauna Therapy has a wonderful effect on the skin and complexion. Amazing, Fast Results for Acne conditions are achieved through purging excess skin oils and by shrinking the sebaceous glands. Facial Lines and Crows Feet fade away. Pores are unclogged ridding the skin of dirt and waste accumulated over the years. Enlarged pores become smaller. Age spots fade and eventually disappear. Eye bags and dark circles under the eyes clear up with improved circulation. After a few months, the complexion takes on a distinctive, healthy glow reminiscent of the lovely aura that surrounds the face of pregnant women.
As the body is detoxified through Infrared through included expulsion of toxins via sweating, kidney and bowels, the Immune System is noticeably strengthened! Increased white blood cell production helps ward off viruses, harmful bacteria and germs. Enhanced cardiovascular activity and peripheral blood circulation keep veins and arteries flexible and help eliminate plaque and cellular waste. As the body’s PH level becomes slightly alkaline, disease and infections cannot multiply. Since the body no longer has to fight off an unmanageable toxic overload accumulated over time, it can function at an optimum level of cellular healing and disease prevention.
At Beyond Wrapture, we offer Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. Contact us to experience the healing power of Infrared Heat on your body.
Dr. Sasaki Kyuo, M.D. has done extensive research on the therapeutic uses of Far Infrared Therapy. She is the author of “The Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits of Far Infrared Ray Therapy” which is an extensive and documented treatise on the clinical effects of Far Infrared Therapy.
February 14, 2020
As early as the fourth century B.C., the Romans engaged in an annual young man's rite to passage to the God Lupercus. The names of the teenage women were placed in a box and drawn at random by adolescent men; thus, a man was assigned a woman companion for the duration of the year, after which another lottery was staged. After eight hundred years of this cruel practice, the early church fathers sought to end it... They found an answer in Valentine, a bishop who had been martyred some two hundred years earlier.
According to church tradition St. Valentine was a priest near Rome in about the year 270 A.D. At that time the Roman Emperor Claudius-II who had issued an edict forbidding marriage. This was around when the heyday of the Roman Empire had almost come to an end. Lack of quality administrators led to frequent civil strife. Learning declined, taxation increased, and trade slumped to a low, precarious level. And the Gauls, Slavs, Huns, Turks and Mongolians from Northern Europe and Asian increased their pressure on the empire's boundaries. The empire was grown too large to be shielded from external aggression and internal chaos with existing forces. Thus, more capable men were required to be recruited as soldiers and officers. When Claudius became the emperor, he felt that married men were more emotionally attached to their families, and thus, will not make good soldiers. So to assure quality soldiers, he banned marriage.
Valentine, a bishop, seeing the trauma of young lovers, met them in a secret place, and joined them in the sacrament of matrimony. Claudius learned of this "friend of lovers," and had him arrested. The emperor, impressed with the young priest's dignity and conviction, attempted to convert him to the Roman Gods, to save him from certain execution. Valentine refused to recognize Roman Gods and even attempted to convert the emperor, knowing the consequences fully. On February 24, 270, Valentine was executed.
While Valentine was in prison awaiting his fate, he came in contact with his jailor, Asterius. The jailor had a blind daughter. Asterius requested him to heal his daughter. Through his faith, he miraculously restored the sight of Asterius' daughter. Just before his execution, he asked for a pen and paper from his jailor and signed a farewell message to her "From Your Valentine," a phrase that lived ever after.
Valentine thus became a Patron Saint and spiritual overseer of an annual festival. The festival involved young Romans offering women they admired, and wished to court, handwritten greetings of affection on February 14. The greeting cards acquired St.Valentine's name.
The Valentine's Day card spread with Christianity and is now celebrated all over the world. One of the earliest cards was sent in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. The card is now preserved in the British Museum.
See our Valentine Specials to celebrate with your loved one.
March 17, 2016
The time has come to have one of your most important days of your life, and the team at Beyond Wrapture would like to start by thanking you for choosing us to be a part of your special day with these bridal tips. Our goal at Beyond Wrapture is to make you feel relaxed, soothed and breath-taking for your big day. We have designed this list of tips for you, your family, bridesmaids, and anyone that will be joining us at the salon to help our staff give you the best possible quality of work, and get you through your salon experience without a hitch.
Thank you for your consideration,
Your Bridal Team at Beyond Wrapture
February 28, 2016
Founded in 1971, Phytomer creates the first Marine Based Beauty range in Saint-Malo. It was the first brand in the world to bring the virtues of the sea to modern beauty care. Phytomer offers a complete line of safe, healthy beauty care products, which incorporate the spirit and values of the sea. The sea is the greatest source of riches for your body. It contains all of the trace elements, minerals, vitamins, etc. which are indispensable to your life, your beauty and your well-being.
Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk – For normal/dry skin, gently cleanses makeup and impurities leaving skin clean and comfortable.
Doux Visage Velvet Cleansing Cream – For normal skin, a fresh and light cream cleanser that removes makeup and impurities leaving skin clean and soft.
Accept Neutralizing Cleanser – For sensitive and easily irritated skin, a hypoallergenic cleanser that removes makeup, tones, and soothes skin.
OligurPur Purifying Cleansing Gel – For oily or acne-prone skin, a mild foaming gel that eliminates impurities and excess sebum leaving skin clean, healthy, and purified.
Ogenage Toning Cleansing Emulsion – For mature skin, a two in one cleanser and toner that removes makeup leaving skin clean, toned, and comfortable. Shake bottle before use.
Micellar Eye Make-up Removing Lotion – Gently removes eye make up (even waterproof) without leaving a greasy film, also cleans and softens lip.
Eau Marine Toner – For combination or oily skin, an alcohol free toner that stimulates, refreshes, and purifies skin. Removes waterproof mascara.
Rose Visage Toner – For all skin types, alcohol free and gentle, removes makeup and tones leaving skin clean and velvety.
HydraContinue Comforting Toning Lotion – For dry or dehydrated skin, a gentle and alcohol free toner that moisturizes and leaves skin fresh and comfortable.
OligoPur Purifying Toning Gel – Balances sebum production and smoothes skins texture leaving it soft and comfortable.
Peeling Vegetal Exfoliant – An enzyme based peel for all skin types, gently removes dead skin cells and impurities.
Purifying Gommage Exfoliant – A gentle exfoliant scrub containing adhesive particles that attach to dead skin cells and gently remove them along with other impurities. Leaves skin deeply cleansed and smooth.
HydraContinue Moisturizing Base Skin Cream – For all skin types, a light and fresh cream that softens and helps maintain skin’s hydration level throughout the day.
HydraContinue Instant Moisture Cream – For normal to combination skin, an intense moisturizer that provides instant hydration and lasting comfort. Soothes skin and maintains it’s hydrating functions.
HydraContinue Moisture Reinforcement Cream – For dry to very dry skin, this ultra rich moisturizer penetrates and nourishes dehydrated skin, helps maintain it’s natural hydrating functions, and provides long lasting intense moisture.
Ogenage Initial Emulsion for 1st Signs of aging – Normal/combination skin selected complex of marine-based active ingredients to help restore skins natural functions and fights the first signs of aging.
Ogenage Expert Sublime Youthful Firming Day Cream – Highly concentrated in marine extracts , this ligt and silky cream offers an ideal intensive care against the marks
Ogenage Extended Youth Day Cream – An anti-aging day cream for normal to combination skin. Reduces free radicals by 80% and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ogenage Expert Precious Renewing Night Cream – A restructuring anti-aging night cream that combats dehydration stimulates production of collagen and elastin, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulates and revitalizes dull, tired skin.
Accept Velvety Soothing Skin Cream – For sensitive and blotchy skin, improves circulation to reduce redness while protecting and softening skin, relieves sensations of heat and discomfort.
Accept Neutralizing Cream – For hypersensitive and easily irritated skin, a hypoallergenic cream that soothes and defends skin leaving it soft and comfortable.
OligoPur Shine Control Moisturizing Fluid – for oily skin types, a light fluid moisturizer that offers long lasting shine control.
OligoPur Balance Emulsion – For oily skin types, a non-greasy emulsion that helps balance sebum production and leaves skin clear and purified.
OligoPur Purifying AcniControl Fluid – For acne prone skin, helps prevent future breakouts and balances natural skin bacteria, cleanses and purifies skin.
HydraContinue Hydra-Nourishing Serum – Non-oily serum provides instant comfort to dry and dehydrated skin and restores ideal hydration levels.
OlipoPur Purifying Serum – Helps reinforce sebaceous regulation and balances skin’s natural functions.
Replenishing Serum – Wrinkle specific serum contributes to the prevention of wrinkles and helps slow skin’s aging.
Ogenage Smoothing Age – Defense Radiance Serum– Anti-aging, firming and radiance-restoring
Souffle Marine Energizing Oxygenating Serum – Envelopes your skin in pure oxygen and offers it all of the beneficial properties of the sea. It neutralizes pollutants, restores oxygen and fortifies the skin effectively protecting the skin.
Ogenage Toning Serum– Helps improve toned appearance of skin being discontinued
Soothing Serum – Soothes sensitive, irritated skin by strengthening skin’s natural defenses.
HydraContinue Relaxing Moisturizing Mask – Intense moisture for all skin types, a cream mask that helps skin hold moisture and leaves skin comfortable.
OligoPur Shine Control Purifying Mask – A non-drying cream mask that purifies, reduces shine by absorbing excess sebum, and brings out the complexion’s glow.
Ogenage Revitalizing mask – Intensive deep penetrating mask that helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and revitalizes cells, leaves skin radiant and toned.
Accept Gentle mask – Protects sensitive skin and helps calm irritation
Accept Desensitizing Mask – Hypoallergenic and formulated for intolerant skin. Heals, calms, and soothes skin and helps boost skin’s natural defense system.
OligoPur Anti-Blemish Target Gel – A spot treatment for blemishes. Dries, corrects, and helps prevent blemishes. To be applied locally on blemish any time of day.
Lift Contour Replenishing Formula Eyes and Lips – An anti-aging emulsion gel with smoothing and anti-free radical properties that help prevent and eliminate wrinkles.
Eye Contour Cream – An eye cream for dark circles and puffiness. Has draining and decongesting properties that help reduce the appearance of circles and bags and helps firm tissue.
Contour Radieux Soothing and Reviving Eye Mask – A creamy eye mask that helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles and smooth and refresh the eye area. Restores radiance and freshness.
Hydra Continue Moisturizing Hand Cream – Intensely moisturizes and nourishes hands, maintains skin’s natural hydrating functions.
Hydracontinue Moisturizing Body Milk – A fresh, light milk that generously moisturizes the whole body and helps maintain the skin’s natural hydrating functions. Leaves skin supple, comfortable, and satiny.
Detoxifying Cleansing Gel – Fresh gel cleanser that gently cleans, revives, and removes impurities.
Exfolia Mask – Gentle facial scrub that removes dulling dead skin cells and cleanses impurities.
Anti-Shine Gel – Light gel that combats shiny skin and helps rebalance oil production. Penetrates rapidly and moisturizes throughout the day without shine.
Corrigel Purifying Concentrate – Topical gel that helps diminish skin imperfections by neutralizing excess oil and drying blemishes.
Nutri-T Anti Shine Moisturizing Fluid – For normal to combination skin, restores vitality to dehydrated or environmentally stressed skin, moisturizes and helps diminish oily areas of the skin.
Ogenage Active Care for Wrinkles and Lines – Helps prevent and repair skin aging, wrinkles, fine lines, and environmental damage.
Ogenage Nuit Multi-Active Anti Aging – For mature skin, renews cells and diminishes wrinkles and fine lines leaving skin younger looking and firmer.
Lift Contour Anti-Aging Eye Cream – Non-greasy cream that helps smooth the eye contour area and decongestant properties reduce appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Shaving Mask – Promotes a smooth, close shave allowing a razor blade to slide easily and without irritation. Can be used daily on shaving area before shaving and once or twice a week over entire face as a moisturizing mask.
Shaving Foam – Creates a smooth surface for shaving, softens hair allowing for a more accurate shave and protects skin from razor burn.
Cool Marine Soothing Aftershave – Alcohol free, helps soothe razor burn.
Accept Soothing Aftershave Fluid – For sensitive skin, a non-greasy fluid that refreshes and protects sensitive skin while soothing razor burn, leaving skin moisturized and comfortable.
February 28, 2016
Aromatherapy is the skilled use of specific pure essential oils for physical, psychological, and aesthetic purposes. In addition to benefiting the skin, aromatherapy offers emotional and physical benefits in the areas of relaxation, energy, and mood alteration. Pure essential oils will uplift the spirit, refresh the mind, and rejuvenate the body.
Essential oils are quickly absorbed into the skin via the hair follicles so that massage and bathing in the oils are very effective ways to implement the benefits of aromatherapy into your life.
Essential oils are the most concentrated and profoundly powerful of all extracts, for example, they are about 75-100 times more concentrated that dried herbs.
Aromatherapy is the only therapy that utilizes the most neglected of the senses; smell. Located at the top and side of the inner nasal cavity is the olfactory bulb. It is covered with a membrane of about 10 million cells called the olfactory epithelium. These are brain cells and are the only place in the body where nerve cells are in direct contact with the environment. We are capable of detecting minute amounts of odor and our brain sorts them out and sends the stimulus to the appropriate area of the brain. Fragrant odors are sent to the limbic system which releases neurotransmitters that affect how we feel; calm, relaxed, awake etc.
Holistic therapy for the mind, body and spirit. We can find many ways in our every day activities to incorporate the benefits of aromatherapy: to invigorate and stimulate upon rising, to soothe and to calm at the close of a busy day.
Essential oils can soothe inflammation, act as an antiseptic, dull pain, and stimulate digestion; however, the fragrances also work more subtly, via the olfactory nerves in the brain’s primitive limbic system – one of the oldest parts of the brain containing the centers of memory, emotion, creativity, and sexuality.
Safe and simple to use, we can benefit from nature’s offerings. Aromatherapy is the doorway to optimum health and vitality.
The history or perfumes, essences and oils begin nearly 4000 years ago in the Near East. The first perfumes were the aromatics kindled as incense to the gods. It was the Ancient Egyptians who discovered enfleurage (pressing aromatics into fatty oils) and indulged themselves in elaborate beauty and relaxation rituals; however, this technique fell out of favor for many hundreds of years, re-emerging in the eighteenth century. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said “the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” His theory coincided with that of Rene Maurice Gatlefosse, a French cosmetic chemist, who coined the title ‘aromatherapy’ about twenty years ago.
The human body contains hundreds of locations where there is focused and concentrated energy. There are, however, seven major energy centers, commonly referred to as “chakras.” Chakra is a Sanskrit word, which means, “wheel.” The chakras are similar to wheels, in that they are spinning vortexes of energy. They are centers of force, located within our etheric body, through which we receive, transmit, and process life energies.
Each chakra in the body is recognized as a focal point of life force relating to physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energies. The chakras are the network through which body, mind, and spirit interact as one holistic system. The seven major chakras correspond to specific aspects of our consciousness and have their own individual characteristics and functions. Each has a correspondent relationship to one of the various glands of the body’s endocrine system, as well as to one of the seven colors of the rainbow spectrum.
The main purpose in working with and understanding the chakras is to create integration and wholeness within ourselves. In this way we free the various aspects of our consciousness, from the physical to the spiritual, into a harmonious relationship. Ultimately, we begin to recognize that the different aspects of ourselves (physical, natural, secular, spiritual, etc.) all work together and that each aspect is as much a part of the whole as the others. We must be able to acknowledge, accept and integrate all levels of our being.
To help us in the process of our enfoldment it is important to understand that chakras are doorways for our consciousness, through which emotional, mental, and spiritual force flow into physical expression. They are openings through which our attitudes and belief systems enter into and create our body/mind structure. The energy created from our emotions and mental attitudes runs through the chakras and is distributed to our cells, tissues, and organs. Realizing this brings tremendous insight into how we ourselves affect our bodies, minds, and circumstances for better or worse.
To understand the chakras and their relationship to our consciousness is to better understand ourselves. Understanding ourselves will enable us to make our choices and decisions form a place of awareness and balance rather than being blindly influenced by forces we do not understand. The ancient adage still echoes…”know thyself.”