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Educated Insights

As part of our educational philosophy, we provide thought leadership on a range of topics relevant to industry professionals and anyone who loves beauty. Here, you’ll find trends, industry news, tutorials, and tips for spa treatments and at-home care.

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Reopening Your Salon or Spa

After the traumatic year we’ve all had, we know there is going to be high demand for pampering spa and salon services as soon as they are offered! But as locations begin to reopen, more and more questions arise about how we are going to keep ourselves and each other safe, while also getting back […]

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Luxurious At-Home Vegan Collagen Treatment

Give Yourself the Ultimate At-Home Facial Experience the height of spa luxury in the comfort of your own home with our Vegan Collagen Anti-Aging, CBD Calming Kit. Our revolutionary freeze-dried vegan collagen is derived from fermented yeast. Unlike molecules from animal-based collagen, which are often too large to penetrate the skin, our pure vegan collagen […]

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Caring for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Do you have oily, acne-prone skin? If so, some of the products you’re using to get a smoother complexion may be working against you. Using medicated creams and soaps or harsh exfoliants in your daily skin care routine can lead to more breakouts. Instead, you should use products that address the root of your skin […]

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Hands Deserve the Spa Treatment, Too!

Your hands have taken the brunt of all the extra washing and sanitizing the past few months, and although Christine Valmy hand sanitizers are specially formulated to moisturize instead of dry your skin, it’s inevitable that your hands will need a little extra TLC these days. Our resident expert, Ms. Brenda, shared her recipe for […]

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How to Steam Without a Mechanical Steamer

For weeks, we have been looking for ways to take back some of the ‘normal’ that the pandemic stripped from us all. For those of us who count on estheticians to keep our skin glowing and healthy, one of the discrepancies from normal life is being able to enjoy the benefits of a relaxing facial. […]

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The Christine Valmy Approach to Natural Skin Care
The CV Approach to Natural Skin Care

Hear what makes our cruelty-free, all-natural skin care products unique and effective – from more than 75 years of expertise in the science of esthetics to a mantra passed down generations.     To learn more about the philosophy behind our all-natural formulas, visit our About Products page. To browse Christine Valmy natural skin care products, […]

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How to Give Yourself an At-Home Facial

It’s always important to carve out some “me time,” no matter how crazy life gets. To help you reduce stress, and practice self-care at home, we’ve broken down the steps for you to give yourself an at-home facial!   Before beginning your facial, it’s crucial to set the right ambiance. Put your phone down, play […]

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Vegan Collagen Anti-Aging, CBD Calming Facial Treatment

Learn the steps and ingredients necessary to perform this all-natural treatment.   Pure vegan collagen is activated by specialized booster elixirs. Included in the kit are two elixir options to allow you to tailor the effects of the treatment to your clients’ desired results. An Algae and Niacinamide Anti-Aging Elixir combats fine lines and wrinkles, […]

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Lotion X Bubble Mask Facial Treatment

Learn the steps and products necessary to perform this all-natural treatment.   Bubble away blackheads for effortless extractions!   As part of our educational philosophy, we aim to provide thought leadership on topics relevant to industry professionals and those with a passion for beauty. Click here to visit our Educated Insights homepage to learn trends, […]

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The Spa Industry’s Record-Breaking Year

In the last decade, the Spa Industry has been thriving. According to the 2019 Spa Industry Study, conducted by ISPA and PWC, the Spa Industry saw an increase across all key performance metrics for the ninth year in a row. In 2018, the industry once again set records in total revenue, spa visits, spa locations, […]

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All-natural diamond and gold anti-aging facial being performed on a client by a Christine Valmy instructor.
All-Natural Diamond and Gold Anti-Aging Facial

Learn the steps and ingredients necessary to perform this all-natural treatment. Give your clients the radiant skin and anti-aging results they’ll love!   As part of our educational philosophy, we aim to provide thought leadership on topics relevant to industry professionals and those with a passion for beauty. Click here to visit our Educated Insights […]

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Vitamin C & AHA Facial Treatment

Learn the steps and ingredients necessary to perform this all-natural and innovative treatment, which delivers brightening and rejuvenating results for your facial clients.   As part of our educational philosophy, we aim to provide thought leadership on topics relevant to industry professionals and those with a passion for beauty. Click here to visit our Educated […]

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How to Make an Antioxidant Mask

What can antioxidants do for your skin? Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and enzymes that can help prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue. Antioxidants do this by slowing or preventing the effects of free radicals, which start oxidation. This is why it’s important to constantly replenish your supply of antioxidants to avoid damage from […]

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What Makeup Styles Look Best on Your Face Shape?

We’ve all been there, your Instagram is exploding with a new makeup trend that you can’t wait to wear. However, when you assemble your products and try it out, you’re disappointed with what you see in the mirror.   Those less-than-stellar results might have nothing to do with your application skills or the products you […]

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How Moisturizers Can Cause Dry Skin

We all know how important it is to keep the skin hydrated. Most of us do this by moisturizing our faces daily with heavy creams. However, a lot of us may be moisturizing constantly and find ourselves wondering why our skin still feels dry and tight. The reason may seem surprising: These treatments actually prolong […]

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Is Your Beauty Routine Working Against You?

After reading countless beauty blogs, you have finally nailed down a flawless beauty routine. You cleanse, exfoliate, tone and hydrate regularly; however, you still encounter acne, oily skin and blackheads frequently. Perhaps, as a result, you have convinced yourself that you were simply born with problem skin. Fortunately, it’s more likely that your beauty regime […]

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