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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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.

 

Summer Beauty Essentials

VANILLA LATTE TINTED SPF 25 MOISTURIZER

VANILLA LATTE TINTED SPF 25 MOISTURIZER

Soften and protect skin with an antioxidant-rich, non-clogging, natural tinted moisturizer with zinc sun protection.

 

3 Beauty Essentials for Summer that everyone can use!

RICE MILK 3 IN 1 CLEANSING WATER

RICE MILK 3 IN 1 CLEANSING WATER

Cleanse, tone and remove make-up in one step with this all-natural and organic Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water.

-What makes this product great is that you apply it on a cotton pad then wipe your face. Great to carry around especially during hot weather to refresh and clean your skin, after a work out, or just to have bedside if your too lazy to get out of bed to wash your face!

CITRUS AND KALE POTENT C & E SERUM  Fast-absorbing, advanced serum for all skin types. This potent dose of non-irritating Vitamin C is stabilized by botanically-derived ferulic acid to deliver optimal antioxidant benefits and improve the appearance of skin.  Collagen formation is boosted and skin appears firmed and plumped!  This is an all in one serum that evens skin tone, anti-aging collagen building, firming, free radical fighter.         

CITRUS AND KALE POTENT C & E SERUM

Fast-absorbing, advanced serum for all skin types. This potent dose of non-irritating Vitamin C is stabilized by botanically-derived ferulic acid to deliver optimal antioxidant benefits and improve the appearance of skin.

Collagen formation is boosted and skin appears firmed and plumped!

This is an all in one serum that evens skin tone, anti-aging collagen building, firming, free radical fighter.

 

 

 

Your New Years Resolution- Firm Up Your Skin

Pain, no gain does not apply here! Leave it to your Facialist to do the work out on your face while you just lay there in a blissful state, being slathered with potions and lotions.  After an hour or so of glory, you arise from the bed with firmer, smoother, younger looking skin!

No you are not dreaming, this is really what happens when you get a Facial, well at least it should happen, so long as you chose the right Facialist! But just like Cinderella, that blissful hour of beauty and youthfulness will fade away right before your eyes, unless you find a away to maintain it.

There are many ways to firm up your skin and keep it looking young and youthful. Keeping up with your skin can get pricey! As your New Years resolution lets focus on caring for your skin in a practical way and find natural solutions to maintain your skin and keep it looking firm and youthful at any age!

FACIALS are important! The added exfoliation and stimulation you get from a facial should instantly leave your skin looking firmer and smoother. But the results are short lived unless you maintain your skin at home with the right products and regime to follow.

Great add- ons to a Facial that do firm your skin without the big price tag, but there is one catch, they are temporary. The long term results comes from using these devices at home regularly. 

  • LED Red Light will calm the skin, and stimulate collagen production, regenerating the skin. Great, non-invasive way to deal with fine lines, uneven skin tone, and build collagen.
  • Nuface Microcurrent works on the muscles and instantly firms up the skin.

About Peels; not all peels are the same. Peels do not have to be an unpleasant experience. Milder peels that have no downtime can still be effective on the skin and actually better for the skin in the long run. If you want dramatic results, quickly then a stronger peel may be necessary. Fortunately, with newer technology, peels have become a much more relaxing experience, safer and less downtime than traditional peels. Its also cheaper cost than laser procedures or plastic surgery with longer results than injectables.

Products! I know getting products can get pricey but is it not worth it. We are talking about your skin, an organ that has many functions both internally and externally. Our skin is alive and breathes. Caring for your skin is no different than caring for your body or caring for your teeth. It is important as our skin is a reflection of our over all health. The great part about caring for our skin is it all feels good! So don't skimp on products. You don't need a lot of products, you just need the right products for long term results. 

A few important products that really help firm and have long term results, Serums.

  • Eminence Acai Firm Skin Serum is full of potent antioxidants and natural firming ingredients. It can be used on your face and eye area. This is not a superficial serum. I have personally seen the results!
  • C & E Kale and Citrus Serum not only stimulates collagen, but lightens, brightens and firms your skin. A potent concoction like nothing else I've seen on the market. This really is an organic, age-defying cocktail for your skin!
  • Facial Recovery Oil Is a soothing, hydrating, anti-wrinkle oil. Its scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles. Its healing properties are good for acne, scars, wrinkles and sensitive skins. Its a miraculous, Biodynamic oil that no one should be with out!
  • Epigran Serum uses Wheat germ (Epigran) which contains Vit A & E to reduces wrinkles. This serum oxygenates and regenerates the skin leaving a nice glow.
  • Neroli Eye Serum is not like any other serum you've put around your eyes. It can even go on your delicate eye lids. Its collagen building and firming!

Even better is that all of these products can be combined and used together. They are concentrated so only a few drops are needed and penetrate the skin deeply. Your skin will soak it up and will feel hydrated, and look firmer instantly, yet the results are long term.

Lastly, drink lots of water, pure water. Limit alcohol and coffee. Eat your nuts and berries. Learn to love leafy greens and avocados. Make friends with your Facialist, and visit often. Use Organic skin care products, especially serums religiously and have a Happy, Healthly, and Youthful New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to love your leafy greens and avocados and Have a Happy, Healthy, Youthful looking New Year!

Learn to love your leafy greens and avocados and Have a Happy, Healthy, Youthful looking New Year!

Your At Home Skincare Routine Guide

Once you have gotten a Facial ( scroll down to "Why You Should Get A Facial" ), it is important to maintain your skin at home, not only to keep it looking good, but also to help in correcting any skin conditions or concerns that prompted you to get a facial in the first place. Its best to have your Facialist go over a routine with you after your facial, in order to have a more individualized skincare routine.

Here is a simple routine with guidelines to put you on the right path to care for your skin.  (If this is too much for you, then scroll down to my simplified version)

  • Cleanser to wash your face day and night
  • Exfoliating Granular Scrub or Enzyme Mask to remove dead skin cells, refine your pores and smooth your skin. Depending on your skin type and type of exfoliant, it is normal to exfoliate 1-3 times a week after you cleanse your face.
  • Toners are used for a variety of reasons from reducing oil, refining and cleaning your pores, to hydrating the skin and infusing the skin with herbs and antioxidants.  They also help to restore your skins' PH balance and penetrate serums and moisturizers into the skin better. Use it everyday after you wash your face and right before applying your serum and / or moisturizer.
  • Serums! I'm a big fan of serums! They penetrate deeper into the skin and really help in correcting and preventing skin conditions. There are many types of Serums from oil, to water, and gel based. Most are full of anti-oxidants that help fight free radical damage and nourish our skin. Think of them as a vitamin and mineral rich cocktail for your skin to drink up. Especially good for helping to prevent and reduce fine lines, wrinkles and reverse sun damage. Some serums help with blemishes, skin irritations,  and redness.  There is a serum out there for everyone!
  • Moisturizers - they work on the upper layers of skin, making our skin soft and supple. They help to hydrate and can have ingredients that are anti-aging, or that help in aiding in reducing or preventing certain skin conditions. Always use your moisturizer on top of your serum, day and night. Choose a moisturizer with SPF (sun protection) for day only, as its focus is on protecting your skin from the sun, while still hydrating your skin, and use a moisturizer with out SPF for night, that can focus on other skin conditions and anti-aging benefits.
  • Eye Cream is important to use day and night. The eye area is one of the first places to show signs of aging. The skin around the eyes is more delicate than the rest of our face and needs special care to not wrinkle as quickly. Eye cream can help make your eyes look less tired, reduce dark circles, puffiness and bags. It can make your skin look firmer, and prevent crows feet and fine lines. 

Simplified Skin Care - for those always on the go, or those who just don't have any skin concerns yet:

Depending on how skin conscientious you are, is going to determine how much time you spend on your skin. If the routine above seems like too much for you to incorporate into your already busy life, let me simplify things even further for those on the go types and those who really don't have any real skin concerns yet.

  • Cleanser and Exfoliating scrub ( you could get a2 in 1 cleanser with built- in exfoliating grains that cleans and does a gentle exfoliation at the same time. This will save you a step).
  • Serum - some serums can be used alone, without the need for a moisturizer on top, unless your skin is very dry. Pick one that can double as a face and eye serum. Use alone at night.
  • Moisturizer with SPF (sun protection factor 30 is best ) for day.
  • Eye cream day and night

 

 

 

Why You Need A Facial!

A facial is a deeper cleaning of your skin than what you will do at home, using professional products that are normally stronger and can achieve better, faster results. Facials can also require the use of special equipment that you would not have at home, and a magnifying mirror capable of seeing all your skins' flaws. A facial will help to correct any skin issues you may have and put you on the right path, caring for your skins' type, slowing down the aging process. When you get a facial your Esthetician will be able to get a better look at your skin and help guide you with what your skins' needs are, making suggestions as to what products you need to use at that time.

A basic Facial consists of the following:

  • Cleansing the face to remove any dirt, makeup, and bacteria, preparing it for all other facial steps.
  • An Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and bring clarity to the skin; minimizing fine lines, and flakiness, making your skin smooth and clear.
  • Steam treatment to detoxify, hydrate, and soften the skin, preparing it for extractions,
  • Extractions to remove blackheads and white heads,
  • A Mask to help aid in correcting skin issues and concerns, dramatically increasing the elasticity and health of your skin.
  • A Face Massage to help stimulate blood flow, relax muscle tension, detoxify, tone, firm the skin, and help the penetration of oils and serums into the skin for enhanced results.
  •  Facial always ends with a Moisturizer for your skin type that will hydrate the upper layers of skins, and can help in correcting some skin conditions, and create a dewy, glowing complexion.  .

* All basic facial steps are important and necessary to achieve maximum results for your skin, while incorporating other procedures, or techniques will further enhance results.

After a Facial your skin should feel smooth, and clean with a brightened complexion that glows. The skin should look firmer; pores and fine lines should look more refined. But after effects of a facial are only temporary as you do need to maintain your skin at home to keep those results. Facials will normally be needed 1x month. You will notice in a months time that your skin may start to look and feel a little dull, with build up of dead skin cells, and blackheads may re-appear. With home maintenance the skin should be much better,  but Facials do more for your skin than what you can do at home.

Our skin is moody, and changes can occur based on what you have been eating and drinking such as too much alcohol, or caffeine, could dehydrate your skin, and make it look dull. The weather has a huge impact on our skin making it drier in winter and oilier in summer. Sometimes the change in weather or seasons can irritate your skin causing breakouts, redness or conditions like Eczema, or Dermatitis. By coming in each month for a facial you can keep up with changes in your skin and also help to control skin conditions you may have, keeping your skin healthy, and looking younger!