by Briana Leon on June 5, 2012

Your skin is the most outer layer and most visible part of your beauty. Facials are a way to promote healthy skin and look your best. The skin care benefits of a facial are not always considered when making the decision to take the time and spend the money to receive a spa treatment. Many people opt for a treatment [ read more → ]


Secrets to Great Skin from our Esthetician, Olivia

by Briana Leon on January 19, 2012

The extremely dry air this winter is making everyone’s skin cringe a bit more than usual which has kept our esthetician, Olivia busy, busy, busy. We recently asked her to share a few of her skin secrets so that we could pass them along to you! 1. What are your favorite products? “You can’t go wrong with anything Vitamin C! [ read more → ]


Myth: Natural&Organic Ingredients Are 100% Safe

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on June 26, 2010

The word natural is being used very loosely in today’s skin care industry.  Some natural materials like essential oils and vitamins have been around for thousands of years and there’s a perception that they’re safer than man-made ingredients.But before incorporating them into topical skin preparations for your facial, natural materials still need to be closely scrutinized to prevent unwanted side [ read more → ]


Anti-Aging: Reversing The Signs of Aging

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on June 25, 2010

Someone once said “Time may be a great healer, but it’s lousy for the looks”.  The signs of aging are obvious, yet we live in an age where skin care is at it’s most advanced, allowing us to prevent and treat the signs of aging like never before, with as many anti-aging treatments as possible. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: There [ read more → ]


Microcurrent Anti-Aging Facial Treatment Benefits

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on May 21, 2010

As we age, skin cells become less active, which leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin.   By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth, resulting in an undefined, ill-contoured jawline.Microcurrent is [ read more → ]


Spa Etiquette: Talking

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on October 15, 2009

Many times a person doesn’t know whether they should do any talking during their spa treatment.  This is a two-way street for both the therapist and for the client or spa guest.Every spa professional we know, said talking is at the client’s discretion.  Spa guests are paying for a service, not the conversations.  However, some communication is important during treatments.For [ read more → ]


Spa Operations: Therapist Following

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on October 1, 2009

Many therapists when interviewed, will say they have a loyal following from a competitor that they could bring to their prospective new employer, thus making their value, and hopefully compensation, greater.However wonderful this may sound, this idea has been disproved in the industry.  Our experience in Los Angeles has been that the physical location of a spa or salon is [ read more → ]