Vfranca Spa

BEAUTIFUL RESULTS NATURALLY

Vfranca Spa is an urban, boutique skincare spa located in Downtown Denver's River Front Athletic Club. The Spa offers luxurious Facials, Waxing, and Skin care treatments using organic products from around the world; a personalized approach, using results-oriented skincare, and medically advance, non-invasive procedures, for overall well being, and a youthful appearance.  

Experience the transcendental effects of pure essential oils; soothing sounds, natural botanical ingredients, and exotic herbs, stimulate and nourish your skin and your mind, leaving you rejuvenated.

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Cleansing Oil vs Cleansing Balm and Other Eminence Organic Cleansers For Your Skin Type

Confused about which cleansers to use?? Here is a selection I’ve narrowed down to the most practical and most liked cleanser for every skin type from Eminence Organic Skincare.

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Both Stone Crop Cleansing Oil and Wildflower Balm Cleansers can be for all skin types, but the Cleansing oil is best for all skins including oily skins; the Cleansing Balm is best for normal to dry or sensitive skins. These are my two favorite cleansers, as they do it all; deep cleaning and remove all make up, yet both are gentle. Although its personal preference as there are other really great cleansers from Eminence, the Stone Crop Cleansing Oil and Wild Flower Cleansing Balm are practical, easy to use, and cover all the bases.

  EMINENCE ORGANICS ACNE ADVANCE CLEANSING FOAM

EMINENCE ORGANICS ACNE ADVANCE CLEANSING FOAM

New from Eminence is the Advance Acne Cleansing Foam. This unique liquid-to-foam cleanser provides lightweight acne cleansing action, effectively preventing acne breakouts and clearing blocked pores. Featuring time-release encapsulated salicylic acid combined with a natural herb blend, this cleanser soothes and tones to address the look of uneven, and blemished skin.

                           STONE CROP GEL WASH

STONE CROP GEL WASH

The Stone Crop Gel Wash is the classic gel cleanser. Good for all skin types and especially liked by men. It has a clean, fresh scent and men can shave with it. This is the go to cleanser if your not an oil or balm type of person. It will remove makeup, just not heavy makeup and not all mascaras. Its a good second cleanser, to alternate with your cleansing oil or balm, or as your only cleanser if you don’t wear heavy makeup.

                       RICE MILK 3 IN 1 CLEANSING WATER

RICE MILK 3 IN 1 CLEANSING WATER

Every once in a while I’ll have a client confession- that they are just too tired and too busy to wash their face. Some admit to just using water on their face thinking that some how water cleans their skin. Well maybe if it is Eminence’s Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water. You can keep it by your bed with some cotton pads, wipe away all make up and mascara, cleans your skin and tones with out the need for rinsing it off. No more needs to be said about this great cleansing option, the name says it all!

               RED CURRANT EXFOLIATING CLEANSER

RED CURRANT EXFOLIATING CLEANSER

For those that want a gel cleanser that can exfoliate their skin, The Red Currant Cleanser is the practical choice. Best for the combination or oily skins with a secret ingredient -the exclusive Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex, which hydrates and invigorates skin to give it that look of elasticity. Tea tree oil helps prevent the look of breakouts and finely ground olive seed gently exfoliates for revitalized and fresher looking skin. It is not meant to be your make up remover or to clean your eye area due to the exfoliating grains. Its a great cleanser to alternate with another cleanser that will remove makeup. Men like that it cleanses and exfoliates, an all in one cleanser.

                                 LEMON CLEANSER

LEMON CLEANSER

Cleanser options seem endless! There is Oil, Balm, Foam, Gels, Water, Exfoliating Cleansers, and then there are Creams. The Lemon Cleanser is the favorite cream cleanser. Every time I use it I think of southern Italy with all the sweet smelling lemon trees; Limoncello, any one!!

Lemon Cleanser is a light feeling cream that contains lemon oil, for a fresh lemon scent and very cleaning. I’ve used this cleanser even on oily skins, although it is more geared towards drier skins. It will remove makeup, just not all mascaras. It is the go to cleanser if you like cream and love the scent of fresh lemons.





HOW TO GET RID OF DARK CIRCLES WITH EMINENCE ORGANICS

How to deal with dark circles the Eminence Organics way!

With the holidays in full swing, dark circles under your eyes can be a tell-tale sign that you’re running short on shut-eye. In addition to age and genetics, stress and sleep deprivation contribute to the emergence of dark shadows and can betray those late nights and early mornings. Don't lose your holiday cheer - when raccoon eyes mar your complexion, brighten your eye area with these Eminence Organics tips and tricks.

COOL DOWN YOUR EYE AREA

Applying cool temperatures to your eye area can ease puffiness and help shrink dark circles. Stylecaster recommends dipping two metal spoons in water and placing them in your freezer overnight. In the morning, rest the rounded side of the spoons against closed eyes for five to ten minutes to minimize the look of bags and dark undereye circles.

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APPLY A CREAMY CONCEALER 

When all else fails, apply a creamy concealer after your favorite Eminence eye cream to mask persistent undereye circles. Real Simple recommends choosing a concealer with yellow undertones to neutralize the purplish tinge of the dark circles. Pro tip: Don’t swap your concealer for foundation, as it can have a drying effect that will accentuate any fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.

RMS - The "un" Coverup is formulated to reveal and enhance healthier looking skin…not just cover it up. Completely lightweight and hydrating to the skin, the "un" cover-up will reveal more youthful and radiant skin.

  The Wild Plum Eye Cream  is infused with iron-rich plum to brighten the look of the skin, giving it a more radiant and revitalized appearance.

The Wild Plum Eye Cream is infused with iron-rich plum to brighten the look of the skin, giving it a more radiant and revitalized appearance.

  MARINE FLOWER PEPTIDE EYE CREAM   The Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream uses naturally derived plant peptides and innovative algae extracts to improve the look of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

MARINE FLOWER PEPTIDE EYE CREAM

The Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream uses naturally derived plant peptides and innovative algae extracts to improve the look of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

LAYER THESE EMINENCE ORGANICS EYE CREAMS

Combat dark under eye circles with Eminence Organics Wild Plum Eye Cream and Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream. A personal favorite of Eminence President Boldijarre Koronczay, the Wild Plum Eye Cream is infused with iron-rich plum to brighten the look of the skin, giving it a more radiant and revitalized appearance. The Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream uses naturally derived plant peptides and innovative algae extracts to improve the look of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

 

 

 

INTRODUCING "FUR" AND OTHER INGROWN HAIR SOLUTIONS

Trying to get smooth skin can seem almost impossible! Shaving irritates, and waxing hurts but we do it because we want smooth, hairless skin. But then comes those unsightly bumps caused from shaving and waxing that ruin your thoughts for ever achieving smooth, flawless skin.

Its especially annoying when you need to put on that skimpy bikini or sexy lingerie and there is a big ingrown hair for all to see. When you finally get rid of it, your left with a reminder mark of where it was.

Fortunately there are some really great products on the market that can prevent and get rid of those ingrown hairs. These products are not just for your bikini area, but any where skin meets hair, so read on and never have to deal with ingrown hairs again!

Vfranca Spa can recommend the best product for your ingrown hair situation. Below are some of the top picks that work naturally.

INTRODUCING "FUR"

for Pubic hair
and more!

(This isn't just for women - Guys read on!)

  Fur Oil's unique blend of lightweight oils softens pubic hair and clears pores for fewer ingrowns and healthier skin. The 100% natural formula can be used as frequently as desired to enhance pubic hair and skin, beards, and is also suitable for use on the face and body; any where hair meets skin.

Fur Oil's unique blend of lightweight oils softens pubic hair and clears pores for fewer ingrowns and healthier skin. The 100% natural formula can be used as frequently as desired to enhance pubic hair and skin, beards, and is also suitable for use on the face and body; any where hair meets skin.

EMINENCE CLEAR SKIN WILLOW BARK EXFOLIATING PEEL FOR FACE AND BODY

  A deep-cleansing, clarifying peel solution with cotton round pads for problem skin types, clarifying and refining the complexion without irritation. Willow bark calms the look of skin while lilac and azelaic acid help to reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation. Used often on ingrown hairs and breakouts any where on face or body and the exfoliating, anti-inflammatory action not only gets rid of the problem quickly, but also refines pores and keeps skin looking smooth, without drying out the skin. There is also a line of Willow Bark Clear Skin products that work even better together when dealing with problem skin.

A deep-cleansing, clarifying peel solution with cotton round pads for problem skin types, clarifying and refining the complexion without irritation. Willow bark calms the look of skin while lilac and azelaic acid help to reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation. Used often on ingrown hairs and breakouts any where on face or body and the exfoliating, anti-inflammatory action not only gets rid of the problem quickly, but also refines pores and keeps skin looking smooth, without drying out the skin. There is also a line of Willow Bark Clear Skin products that work even better together when dealing with problem skin.

WHISH FLAWLESS SWIPE

                                   Perfect for the entire body or to spot treat affected areas, you will easily banish the curse of ingrown hairs and bumps. Natural active ingredients restores your skin's suppleness and weakens hair follicles, inhibiting future growth. Whish also carries several other products that are great for shaving and ingrown hair remedies, as well as a great natural deodorant swipe that inhibits hair growth.

                               

Perfect for the entire body or to spot treat affected areas, you will easily banish the curse of ingrown hairs and bumps. Natural active ingredients restores your skin's suppleness and weakens hair follicles, inhibiting future growth. Whish also carries several other products that are great for shaving and ingrown hair remedies, as well as a great natural deodorant swipe that inhibits hair growth.

BEAUTY SLEEP

While you sleep your skin is repairing and healing it self. This is why its important to get plenty of rest. You can help maximize the benefits to your skin while sleeping, and wake up to beautiful skin with these sleeping beauty tips!

Always wash your face before going to bed! This is very important as our skin gets dirty during the day. Oils and dirt can get clogged in our pores. Cleansing preps the skin so that serums and moisturizers can penetrate into the skin better, to do it's job more effectively.

  3 in 1 Rice Milk Cleanser removes makeup, cleans your skin and tones with out needing to rinse. Perfect bed side companion.

3 in 1 Rice Milk Cleanser removes makeup, cleans your skin and tones with out needing to rinse. Perfect bed side companion.

When your too lazy to wash your face the Rice Milk Cleanser is the perfect bed side product. No need to rinse, just apply with a cotton pad and wipe face to remove makeup. It also cleans and tones your skin, leaving your skin feeling fresh.

SERUMS, OILS AND CONCENTRATES - I can't say enough about them! Serums have smaller sized molecules that can penetrate deeper in to the skin, targeting wrinkles and other skin issues. They can also help to add extra hydration and antioxidants to your skin.

 Lavender Night Concentrate- Hydrate and replenish your skin’s appearance with this overnight treatment. Rich argan oil, jojoba oil and shea butter improve the look of your skin’s density and aid in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. 

Lavender Night Concentrate- Hydrate and replenish your skin’s appearance with this overnight treatment. Rich argan oil, jojoba oil and shea butter improve the look of your skin’s density and aid in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. 

Night is a good time to use a cream with rich ingredients. Slather it on and wake up to a radiant complexion and soft, supple skin!

 Nourish and replenish your skin’s appearance overnight with this deeply hydrating cream. The wonderful scent of monoi and Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex leaves the skin appearing finer, smoother and more youthful.

Nourish and replenish your skin’s appearance overnight with this deeply hydrating cream. The wonderful scent of monoi and Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex leaves the skin appearing finer, smoother and more youthful.

  Lotus Detoxifying Over Night Treatment  is Infused with hydrating lotus, potent microgreens and moisturizing melt-in jojoba oil beads, this lightweight gel cream prevents water loss, supercharges the skin and defends against drying environmental stressors overnight. Suitable for all skin types, this luxurious treatment seals in moisture to reveal a perfectly dewy complexion by morning.

Lotus Detoxifying Over Night Treatment is Infused with hydrating lotus, potent microgreens and moisturizing melt-in jojoba oil beads, this lightweight gel cream prevents water loss, supercharges the skin and defends against drying environmental stressors overnight. Suitable for all skin types, this luxurious treatment seals in moisture to reveal a perfectly dewy complexion by morning.

No one should be with out an eye cream! The delicate skin around the eyes needs to be nourished, to keep skin smooth and combat dark circles and bags.

  Lavender Night Eye Cream  is a rich, nourishing eye cream that will help diminish the visible signs of aging overnight. Lavender and evening primrose provide aromatherapy benefits while the unique Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex fight the appearance of crow’s feet and leaves skin looking radiant.

Lavender Night Eye Cream is a rich, nourishing eye cream that will help diminish the visible signs of aging overnight. Lavender and evening primrose provide aromatherapy benefits while the unique Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex fight the appearance of crow’s feet and leaves skin looking radiant.

Invest in a humidifier and air purifier with therapeutic essential oils like Lavender, will help you get a good nights rest!

 Young Living's Home Diffuser with its rose-inspired design, combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one simple-to-use product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a relaxing atmosphere.

Young Living's Home Diffuser with its rose-inspired design, combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one simple-to-use product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a relaxing atmosphere.

You don't have to be a princess to own a Silk Pillow Case and Charcoal infused eye pads!

 A Charcoal infused silk pillow case and eye pads help keep wrinkles away by reducing friction, and prevent tugging or stretching the skin. Silk Pillow case is also excellent for keeping hair smooth and frizz free. Silk eye pads block out light for a better nights sleep!

A Charcoal infused silk pillow case and eye pads help keep wrinkles away by reducing friction, and prevent tugging or stretching the skin. Silk Pillow case is also excellent for keeping hair smooth and frizz free. Silk eye pads block out light for a better nights sleep!

These Essentials will not only keep you looking pretty during the night and awaken to beautiful skin with less wrinkles; it will also help you get a good nights sleep!

INSTANTLY ALLEVIATE DRY SKIN BY MASKING!

Winter weather can leave your skin feeling dry, flaky and irritated. Here are 3 of my favorite mask options, from EMINENCE ORGANICS, that can instantly bring back moisture while firming the skin!

 BAMBOO FIRMING MASQUE: A rich, creamy mask that you can sleep over night in! Very moisturizing and firming, with a Natural Retinol Alternative to build collagen, Shea Butter, Argan oil, and Bamboo extract for a luxurious feeling mask! Great for dry and aged skins who need a collagen boost!

BAMBOO FIRMING MASQUE:
A rich, creamy mask that you can sleep over night in! Very moisturizing and firming, with a Natural Retinol Alternative to build collagen, Shea Butter, Argan oil, and Bamboo extract for a luxurious feeling mask! Great for dry and aged skins who need a collagen boost!

 C&E CITRUS AND KALE MASQUE: Potent cream-gel masque rich in vitamins C & E to help reduce fine lines, and sun damage. This masques lightens, brightens, firms while hydrating for all skin types!

C&E CITRUS AND KALE MASQUE:
Potent cream-gel masque rich in vitamins C & E to help reduce fine lines, and sun damage. This masques lightens, brightens, firms while hydrating for all skin types!

 FIRM SKIN ACAI MASQUE: A combination of berries, powered by phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, botanical hyaluronic acid hydrates, firms, and plumps the skin for an ageless appearance! Great for aging skins that need to plump and firm sagging skin!

FIRM SKIN ACAI MASQUE:
A combination of berries, powered by phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, botanical hyaluronic acid hydrates, firms, and plumps the skin for an ageless appearance! Great for aging skins that need to plump and firm sagging skin!

 

 

 

An Aromatherapy Facial -Improve Your Skin and Change Your Mood Instantly With These 4 Aromas

 Lift your Spirits with the sweet smell of Roses!

Lift your Spirits with the sweet smell of Roses!

There is nothing like an AROMATHERAPY FACIAL to lift your mood and get glowing skin! The Aromatheraphy benefits to your skin, mind and body are instant!  

Below are a few AROMAS known to instantly change your mood and are good for your skin:

When you need to lift your spirits: ROSES
Rose oil is often used by aromatherapists to relieve depression and soothe the nerves. Need a positive boost? Inhale the rich smell of this flower to lift up your mood and renew a brighter outlook on life (Livestrong). Rose oil is also very moisturizing, and anti-aging for your skin.

When you need to be comforted and soothed: VANILLA
The homey smells of vanilla evoke the memories of sweet cakes and nostalgia. Because vanilla can be associated with food, the scent has a comforting and reassuring effect. Scientific studies prove that the smell soothes the brain and relieves anxiety and depression. Vanilla has anti-inflammatory properties. It is very soothing and calming for the skin.

When you need energy: GRAPEFRUIT
There’s a reason why we eat grapefruit in the morning. The tangy smell and taste prod your groggy brain to life with a citrus-based wakeup call (Aromaweb)! When your mood needs a little pick-me-up, grapefruit provides the energy you need. Grapefruit is high in antioxidants and great for lightening and brightening a dull complexion.

When you need to be refreshed: STONE CROP
One of Eminence's signature ingredients, stone crop smells fresh and clean. Not a widely-used plant in aromatherapy or skin care, stone crop’s scent is particularly unique. Fans enjoy stone crop products for its crisp smell, and hydrating properties. It is popular with both men and women. Stone Crop naturally lightens the complexion, hydrates, and is very healing for the skin.

 

Why Do I Have Large Pores and Remedies

You should view your face like a work of art. Not only because you’re beautiful, but also because your skin needs to be a flawless canvas. So why are those unsightly pores spoiling the smooth perfection of your skin’s surface? Here are the three main causes for large pores and what you can do to minimize the size of them.

OILS AND IMPURITIES
Pores are openings in your skin that contain a hair follicle and a sebaceous gland. When oil and dirt clog your pores with an ugly sludge of impurities, the diameter of the opening actually expands so the pore appears larger and more prominent. Our best solution is to remove dead skin cells by exfoliating regularly and ensuring that pores stay clean and tight.

Recommendation:  Eminence Pear and Poppyseed Microderm Polisher. This exfoliant is one of the best ways to get rid of large pores caused by blocked openings. A gentle exfoliating mask, the polisher buffs away dead skin cells, improving the texture of the skin and leaving it glowing. Sensitive skins: use Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, is a powder formula that is super exfoliating and cleaning without being harsh on delicate skin. Tip: mix with a fine walnut or olive grain to get that scrubby feel without scratching the skin.

AGING AND SUN DAMAGE 
The double whammy of age and sun damage can alter the look of your pores. With age, the skin produces less collagen and becomes inelastic. The sun causes further damage to aging skin, leading to a greater loss of firmness. The end results are pores that are larger and distended into an oval shape due to slack skin.

Recommendation: Eminence Clear skin Willow Bark Serum, mask, and moisturizer targets the skin with active ingredients willow bark and tea tree oil that reduce the appearance of oil on the skin and specifically control pore size. Citrus and Kale C&E Serum will help collagen production, and firms skin which helps in keeping pores looking smaller and is anti-aging.

GENDER AND GENETICS
Sometimes, you’re just genetically predisposed to inherit large pores, especially on the nose and the cheeks. Men generally have more pronounced pores than women, as do women undergoing hormonal changes. Your skin type is also key: People with oily skin tend to create more sebum, increasing the likelihood of clogged, enlarged pores.

Recommendation: Blackberry Pore Refining Serum or Clear skin Willow Bark Serum specially formulated to control the size of pores, these serums are non-oily and astringent in nature. Regular use minimizes the look of pores and also smooths and refines the skin.

Professional service recommendations: Microdermabrasion will exfoliate the skin and refine pores. Peels are a great way to not only exfoliate and refine pores, but they are also anti-aging.

Prevent: Eminence Peel Pads for extra exfoliation, refining, and anti-aging benefits. Getting monthly Facials helps to keep pores clean and skin looking smooth. Using the right products at home regularly will help to prevent, and maintain skin for better, long term results!