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If You’ve Got It, Haunt It

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be thinking about ways to keep your skin from looking ghastly when the night comes to a close. Save the tricks this year, and start treating your skin with these tips and recommendations from Toska Spa.

At the end of the night, we all know you’re going to reach for that bowl of leftover candy. Don’t worry- this is a judgement free zone. However, keep in mind that consuming excess sugar can break down the collagen in your skin in a process known as glycation. As collagen makes up about 70% of protein in our skin, a damage to this network of proteins can spell problems for your skin, such as a decrease in elasticity, a less toned appearance, and fragility. Thankfully, Serum A-Glyca protects against glycation by protecting the proteins within the skin’s structure. Add this handy little potion to your regimen before sneaking some chocolate!
Makeup is a companion to many of us, and there certainly is no shortage of it this season. If this year’s costume calls for face paint, powders, or anything of the sort, then be sure to add Eau Micellaire Biosensible and Demaquillante pour les Yeux to your regimen. Eau Micellaire Biosensible is a gentle, moisturising formula that helps remove dirt, makeup, and pollution from your skin. What’s better is that it also soothes irritated skin and has a gentle toning effect. Demaquillante pour les Yeux is a delicate makeup remover specifically for the eyes. It effectively dissolves makeup, leaving it easy to wipe away within seconds (yes, even the waterproof kind!). These two cleansers working together will leave your skin feeling refreshed, even after a grisly night.
With the holiday season rolling in, don’t forget that the dry, cold air it brings can have adverse effects on your skin. Freezing temperatures and low humidity can cause your skin to become dehydrated, damage the lipidic barrier, and can leave you with a dull complexion. Creme VG Derm counteracts the damages caused by the fall and winter chill by hydrating your skin, restoring the lipidic barrier, and revitalizing dull, dry skin.
As the hot, humid days of summer get further and further away, remember that this time of year can also be tough on your skin. Save your complexion from looking ghoulish this season with BR, and stay tuned for more Toska Tips next time!
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Fall into Flawless Skin

Leaves are changing, the temperature is chilling and your skin is in need of a major reboot. As the season changes so should your skincare regimen. With summertime officially over, this time of the year is a wonderful time to treat these sun spots. Correcting pigmentation and brightening the skin should be your number one focus this fall. 

Switch up your P50 to the Lotion P50 PIGM 400 this fall. While still having the exfoliating factor, removing impurities and balancing the skin’s pH; this version regulates melanin synthesis. It illuminates the skin while treating hyper-pigmentation. This best-selling product is even safe for my most sensitive clients. 

Brighten your complexion with Masque VIP O2. This masque contains oxygenating properties that hydrates the skin and allows the skin to breathe. The white clay lightens pigmentation spots and reduces dark circles. Apply a thin layer all over the face, neck and décolleté three times a week to get the best results. 

All of Biologique Recherche’s serums are highly concentrated and essential for all regimens. Serum PIGM 400 is a must to go along with the other PIGM 400 products. This powerful serum acts on four stages of pigmentation, giving your discoloration a kick goodbye. 

Serum Oligo-Protéines Marines will bring your skin back to life. This energizing serum revives, stimulates and brightens the skin. It awakens the skin and is perfect for anyone dealing with dullness. I love this serum because it is so versatile. You can even apply this serum under the eyes to treat dark circles! 

Creme PIGM 400 is composed of five active ingredients to brighten and create an immediate whitening action when applied. Not only does this product treat existing spots but it also prevents new spots from forming. This is a treatment creme so make sure to mix it in with your favorite creme and watch those pesky spots disappear. 

The combination of these products will give you your best complexion yet. So watch your skin fall into perfection this season and we’ll see you next time for more Toska Tips. Happy Fall everyone! 

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Don’t Sweat It

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Break Up with Breaking Out

Acne can destroy your confidence. I’ve had clients come to me and not even want to leave their house or look in the mirror because of their acne. Today, we are creating a skincare plan to give you flawless skin and your confidence back. 

There are several different factors that cause acne. Hormones, sweat, stress and cosmetics are among some of the most common. Pay attention to what’s going on in your life to establish what could be causing it and use the products below to get the best skin of your life. 

Let’s talk the right cleanser. It is not an one size fits all. The first thing you need to determine is if you lean more towards the oily or dry side. If you are unsure, you can always stop in to get a skin diagnosis using our Skin Instant® Lab to determine your skin type. If you are on the oily side, Lait U is the best cleanser for you. It removes impurities without leaving an oily film on the skin. Now if you tend to be more dry or dull, Lait VIP O2 is the best option for you. This cleanser brightens, calms, re-balances and hydrates the skin. 

When dealing with breakouts, your P50 needs to be a 1970’s version to help clear and control the acne. P50 exfoliates, tones and fortifies the skin; essential for all skin. Now when it comes to acne, use the P50V 1970. This version purifies and controls sebum production, giving you the clearest skin possible. 

Adding in a booster is great for fighting blemishes. Lotion MC 110 gives your imperfections a kick goodbye while plumping your skin to look lifted and youthful. Take a cotton round with MC 110, wrap it around your finger and use an upward flicking motion to apply this product. This specific motion lifts the skin to give you the best results with this product. 

Masque VIP O2 is packed with endless benefits. This masque contains white clay to help purify the skin and lighten any discoloration from scarring. Blemishes cause redness; this product calms and soothes the redness, unifying your complexion. The oxygen properties give your skin a brightened glow. Use this masque 3-4 times a week for 20 minutes for best results. 

For serums, there are three that you will need to clear and heal the skin. The first one is the Complexe Iribiol. Rich in ingredients such as zinc and bioflavonoids, this serum prevents, slows and heals imperfections. This product also regulates oil production and tightens pores. This serum can be applies all over the skin or it can be used as a spot treatment.

Dermopore is the second must have serum. This serum prevents blemishes from forming while tightening pores. Dermopore is great for those pesky blackheads on your nose. Use consistently and watch your pores shrink!

The third serum you’ll need is Placenta. With acne comes scarring and this serum heals these stubborn marks. Placenta restores and reconstructs the skin to heals the skin so no one knows acne was ever an issue. 

Many of my clients dealing with acne skip moisturizing which is a big mistake! Skipping this important step can cause your skin to break out even more. When your skin is dehydrated, it screams, “I need moisture.” When this occurs, the skin’s natural defense is to moisture itself by producing oil causing more blemishes. Creme Dermopurifante is perfect for anyone who is acne prone. This creme contains antibacterial properties that help clear and regulate the skin. This creme is great for calming and soothing any redness that comes along with the acne as well.

Finishing serums are essential for all skin types. You don’t want to apply all these amazing products only for external factors to break them down. Finishing serums lock in all your products and give your skin the beautiful glow that everyone wants. Specifically for acne, Fluide VIP O2 is what I always recommend. It clears and soothes imperfections and increases the oxygen on the skin’s surface to brighten your complexion. 

So let us clear you up to cheer you up. Be sure to stay updated with spa news on our Instagram and we’ll see you next week for Toska Tips.



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What The Neck?

Many of my clients have been concerned with fine lines and sagging skin on their neck and décolleté. Taking proper care of your skin doesn’t just mean your face. Your skincare products are intended to be used on the face, neck and décolleté. However, I often see my clients neglecting some of these areas.

Several factors can cause this issue. Some of you may have heard of “tech neck.”  Tech neck is caused by looking down at a phone or computer screen, which results in fine lines and wrinkles on the neck. Another problem area is the center of chest. When you sleep on your side, the skin is pressed into a position that creates wrinkles. Sun exposure is always a factor in wrinkles. The sun breaks down the collagen in your skin causing it to age at a faster speed. No matter what is causing your issue, we know just how to fix it. 

Treating your neck and décolleté is just as important as treating your face; hence, we treat those areas during a treatment as well. Always extend your products down onto the neck and décolleté. Use your cleansing milk and P50 just as you would on your face. Following this, here are some products to help tone these areas. 

Creme Masque Biofixine is one of my favorites to tone the skin. Packed with antioxidants, it reduces wrinkles and prevents visible signs of aging. Use this masque at least 3-4 times a week for best results. 

VG Tensil tightens the supportive tissues and stimulates regeneration. The peptides and amino acids in this product tones and prevents future loss of tone in the skin. Use this serum first by itself, followed by your other serums for best results. 

Serum 3R is like Botox in a bottle. It stands for renewing, regenerating and repairing. This product exfoliates and repairs the DNA to strengthen the firmness of the skin. On top of all the anti-aging properties, Serum 3R hydrates, fights free radicals and contains anti- inflammatory agents. 

Serum Matriciel is a must for anyone lacking tone on the body. This product improves the elasticity and firmness in the skin. I love this product for fine lines in the center of the chest. Matriciel works in three layers of the skin, filling out any type of fine lines or imperfections on the body. 

Creme Metamorphique restructures the skin’s cells, giving sagging skin definition and a lifted look. Rich in active ingredients, this product redefines the contour of the skin. After applying your serums, apply this creme in an upward motion to promote lifting of the skin. 

With the combination of these products, your neck and décolleté will be ageless just like your face. So let your driver’s license give away your age and not your skin. Tune in next week for more Toska Tips.

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Get That Glow From Head To Toe

The summer is a crazy time for your skin. From going to the beach to sweating every time you walk out the door, your skin goes through a lot. You may think you’re doing a great job with your skin by keeping up with your professional treatments and staying consistent with your home regimen but what about your body? You want perfect skin all over, not just your face. Body treatments are a must every month just like your facial treatments and what better time to start after your skin has gone through so much this summer. 

Like any treatment we do, we will customize it to fit your needs. Whether you’re having trouble with cellulite, restless legs, or just need a really good exfoliation; we’ll focus on the areas you’re most concerned about.

We start off our body treatments with Lotion P50 Corps. P50 is not just for your face; your whole body needs a proper exfoliation. Not only does the P50 Corps remove dead skin cells but it also purifies, balances, and protects the epidermis. The gloves that we use in this treatment are designed to specifically treat and stimulate the skin; perfect for removing any dead cells and stimulating cellulite.

After the P50 Corps, we go in with the Gommage P50 Corps to give the skin an extra exfoliation. Dead skin cell buildup can be difficult to break down, especially around the knees and elbows. This product removes that buildup and optimizes cell renewal to reveal a more radiant appearance. The Gommage also properly prepares the skin for the products applied after to give you the most out of your products.

If you’re dealing with loss of elasticity and firmness is certain areas, Serum Matriciel for the body helps to refine the skin’s texture by firming, plumping, and moisturizing.  This serum penetrates deep with its active ingredients to firm and improve circulation in areas of concern.

Lastly, we finish the treatment with Emulsion Originelle Regenerante Corps which restores and hydrates the skin. This product is like a cocoon for your skin, protecting against harsh weather like wind and locking in replenishing factors that your skin needs.

We offer a variety of body products at the spa so you can customize your body routine at home, just like your skincare routine. To maintain the results you get with the treatment, you have to incorporate these products into your daily routine.

Emulsion Mains PIGM 400 is one my favorite products. Your hands are a big giveaway of your age. This cream deeply moisturizes your hands while toning and treating any dark spots.

Creme R-Stria is essential for anyone dealing with red stretch marks. For white stretch marks, we have Creme B-Stria. These creams not only correct existing stretch marks but will prevent new ones from forming by stimulating growth of new collegen and elastine. For all my expecting and post baby clients, you will love this product!

Huile Benefique is one of our most versatile products. It can serve as a body, hair and/or face oil. This dry oil leaves your skin silky smooth and glowing without the greasy feeling. Many people lighten their hair during the summer and this oil is perfect for replenishing your hair back to a glossy look.

So schedule your body treatment now and let us get all your skin glowing like your face. We’ll see you next week for more exciting Toska Tips.

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Here Comes the Bride

You want your wedding day to be perfect and that includes having perfect skin. So many of our clients come to us desperate for improvement in their skin before they say “I do.” Whether you’re breaking out, dull, pigmented, lacking tone or all of the above, we have the best treatments and at-home regimen for your skin.

First, let’s talk time frame. Many clients come in just weeks before their wedding, and realistically, only so much can be done in that amount of time. It took time for your skin to get the way it is, so it’s going to take time to fix it. Starting at least six months prior to the big day is going to give you the best results.  

Everyone’s skin needs are different, so when it comes to what type of treatment and how often you should be coming, it is going to vary from person to person. Be sure to give your skin time and come well in advance to determine the best treatment plan for YOU. 

Remember that you have to use the products at home to obtain the results you want. Think of it like losing weight; you can’t go to the gym once and get in shape. You have to be consistent and work at it everyday. It’s the same concept with your skin. 

To build the best home regimen, coming in for an appointment will allow our esthetician to choose the best products for your skin type. During your first session, our esthetician will use the Skin Instant Lab, which allows us to see what’s happening underneath the skin. With the results from the Skin Instant Lab and a personalized consultation, our esthetician will be able to prescribe the right treatment and products for you. 

The Cocktail d’Actifs Regenerants is a product that every single bride should be purchasing the month of their wedding. This product contains 10 serum bottles, and you will use half a bottle a day over the course of 20 days. Packed with vitamins and biotechnology, your skin will transform in these 20 days. The Cocktail improves texture, hydration, skin protective functions and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. No matter what skin type you have, this target serum is a must before your special day. 

Finishing serums are also essential for my brides. These serums lock in all the products you’ve applied to your skin and leaves a beautiful, luminous glow. If you are unsure which serum is best for you, a simple guide is:

Fluide VIP O2: If you are dull, acne prone or textured.

Serum Yall O2: If you are lacking tone or dehydrated.

Serum Grand Millesime: If you are devitalized, dull or aging.

Le Grande Serum: If you are lacking radiance, tone or aging (richest formula).

The last treatment before your big day should be our Overture Facial. This facial is specifically tailored for special occasions. Weddings are stressful and your skin reacts when you’re stressed. The Overture Facial is cold-based to help calm and soothe the skin. This treatment also includes a custom blend of serums for your skin’s needs. Your skin will be glowing after this treatment.

You want to look back at your wedding pictures and remember how beautiful you felt, so let us perfect your skin so Photoshop doesn’t have to. Remember to keep up with your treatments after your wedding as well. You don’t want all your hard work to go down the drain! Congratulations to all our beautiful brides-to-be, and we’ll see you next Tuesday for more Toska Tips.

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Let’s Get Shady

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Summer Skin

Summer is here, and everyone is on the hunt of how to achieve glowing skin. Skin issues arise this time of year and can be tricky to fix and prevent. Whether it’s pesky skin flare ups from sweating in the summer heat or pigmentation and dehydration from the sun’s rays, using the right products can push those problems aside and give you skin that truly glows.

The first essential step in your summertime skincare regimen is proper cleansing. In the morning, start off with Lait EV. This cleansing milk is perfect to keep impurities away and the skin hydrated. I always recommend for my clients to double cleanse in the evening to ensure that both impurities and makeup are removed from the skin. Start off your double cleanse with Micellaire Biosensible. It is a gentle cleanser that contains hydrating and toning properties to the skin and is a great way to remove makeup. Following, go in with the Lait EV to assure a deep cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural moisture levels.

Sun spots are a major concern for my clients and summer tends to make them worse. One of the Lotion P50s should be including in everyone’s regimen. For the summer, the P50 PIGM 400 is an excellent choice to get that exfoliation while brightening and treating pigmentation. 

As for serums, there are two that I love to combine during the summer to treat and hydrate the skin. The first serum is Complexe Iribiol. This serum is perfect for keeping the complexion clear and poreless. It also helps regulate sebum and balances the skin. To have the perfect summer skin, not only do you keep to have clear, but you also have to keep it properly hydrated to get that “glow.” To hydrate and soothe the skin, the second serum you need is Amniotique E. This product will help dehydrated skin caused by harmful sun rays and common activities, such as the chlorine from swimming pools. 

As I mentioned before, pigmentation is a common issue that occurs during the summertime. Treating and preventing is the best way to fading these sun spots and make sure they stay away. Including both the Serum PIGM 400 and Creme PIGM 400 will lighten existing spots and prevent new ones from forming. 


Visolastine+ and Vernix are both amazing mask choices for healthy summer skin. Visolastine+ moisturizes and improves skin elasticity with fatty acids. Creme Masque

Vernix strengthens the protective barrier and gives the skin a “second birth.” For best results, I recommend alternating between the two masks every night after using P50. 

The last thing I cannot stress enough is keeping up with your professional appointments. Consistency is key, and the results will not disappoint. 

So be sure to soak up these products and not the sun this summer, and get ready to watch your skin transform into the skin you’ve always dreamed of. Stay tuned for more Toska Tips next week.