Aroma Bay Handcrafted Soaps
We use the highest quality of vegetable oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil in our handcrafted soap products. Pure essential oils provide the lovely scents within each soap bar, and aromatic dried herbs add pleasant texture. We never use animal fats, animal testing or synthetic chemicals, so all of our handcrafted natural soaps are animal and environmentally friendly. We craft soaps in small batches using a "Semi-Cold Process" method, which does not apply hot temperature to the soap ingredients, unlike conventional soaps. This method helps to keep natural vitamins and glycerin in the finished soap. All soaps are gently cured at room temperature for a while, before the final product is ready. This results in a high quality product that produces a thick lather while at the same time gently moisturizes and cleanses the skin.
Lash extension tips
- There are 3 types: synthetic, silk and mink. RiaVida primarily uses mink, which are the top-of-the-line in eyelash extensions, they are more lightweight and feathery-looking, with the least pressure on eyelashes.
- Size ranges from 6mm to 17mm; our sizes are mostly from 8mm to 13mm. Our lash experts can only go up to a certain length or thickness, this will all depend on the condition of your own natural lashes.
- For your first lash extension we suggest to try a more natural look. It's easier to add more than to remove until you find the thickness that you like.
- Keep water away for the first 12 to 24 hours.
- The biggest myth about lash extensions is whether they cause loss to your normal lashes. When applied correctly, lash extensions are completely safe. As with all hair, individual lashes have a life cycle, after which one naturally falls out and a new one grows in its place — so just be sure not to rub your eyes too vigorously or tug/pull on the extension, which may hasten lash loss.
LovCha Coffee Scrub BarExfoliates your skin. New skin cells are created in the dermis, the lower layer of our skin. The new cells eventually work themselves to the surface but, as we age, the process slows down and becomes uneven, giving our skin a dry, rough look. Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells on the surface of our skin to reveal the newer skin underneath. Coffee is a very effective natural exfoliant in natural soap. Coffee grounds are gritty enough yet not abrasive, so they exfoliate gently. Natural soap containing coffee makes a great scrubbing soap for body and will help you achieve smoother, better-looking skin. It is also great for men because it helps expose hair follicles, allowing for a better shave and preventing ingrown hairs. Ingredients: olive oil, glycerine soap, coffee, loofa, almond oil.
LovCha Oatmeal Cupcake SoapFinely ground oatmeal is a natural exfoliant gentle enough to use every day. By exfoliating dead skin cells, the soap will unclog your pores and improve the texture and appearance of your skin. Removing accumulated dead skin also enables moisturizers to penetrate to deeper layers of the skin, so they can be more effective at combating dry skin and preventing premature aging. Oatmeal soothes skin irritation and itchy rashes, such as those that occur with contact dermatitis, eczema and poison ivy. It also helps relieve sunburn pain when used in the bath or applied directly to burned skin. Colloidal oatmeal controls itching by restoring moisture to the stratum corneum layer of the skin, and you can use oatmeal soap instead of traditional bar soap for eczema. Ingredients: shea butter, oatmeal, cocoa butter, honey, vanilla oil.
LovCha Tea Tree Therapeutic Body BarOil from the tea tree, known by the botanical name Melaleuca alternifolia, has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The tree grows wild in Australia, and is now cultivated extensively as a consumer product ingredient. Tea tree oil imparts a crisp, clean scent and soothes the skin with its natural healing properties. Tea tree oil reduces bacteria and inflammation. Ingredients: olive oil soap, lemon balm leaf, tea tree oil.
RF services are not recommended for clients with pacemakers, arrhythmia, or heart disease, those who have recently undergone major surgery, or those who are pregnant.
Clients who have metal in their body in the immediate area being treated may experience a mild tingling sensation; such clients who consider this uncomfortable may prefer to avoid treating those areas.
Additionally, RF Eye treatments are not recommended for clients with eye inflammation or injury, or while wearing contact lenses.
The ancient art of hair removal
Threading is a method of hair removal originating in the Eastern world, dating from ancient times — believed to have originated in India around 6000 years ago. It has remained popular for centuries in India, Persia, and Arab countries — the Arabic word for threading is 'Khite' and in Egypt, it is called 'Fatlah'. More recently, threading has spread throughout Europe, and is now gaining popularity here in the West.
Threading is highly recommended because it is very quick, and provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows, so is great for those 'trouble' brows. Threading is extremely sanitary, as only the thread touches your skin, and long-lasting (up to 6 weeks!) as the entire hair follicle is removed. Additionally, it is gentler on the skin and is an excellent alternative to waxing, especially for those with sensitive skin, and those who use Retin-A, Accutane or similar products.
Note that threading can only be performed on the face, and some hair growth is necessary: at least 1/16 inch of hair is needed for thread to wrap around. Though it can be hard to find someone experienced in threading hair (the hair can break if done incorrectly), here at RiaVida, our threading experts will be more than happy to shape your brows.
Waxing has several advantages over shaving: Because waxing removes hair from the root, it is a long-lasting method, as hair will not grow back for 2-8 weeks. Because there is no stubble remaining, the result is smoother skin, and when hair does regrow, it tends to be softer, as the new hair has a soft end rather than the sharp, cut end resulting from shaving. Waxing is also a quick and effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time.
There are 2 types of waxing:
- Soft wax (strip wax): wax is spread thinly over the skin and a paper strip or cloth is pressed firmly. The strip is quickly pulled against the direction of the hair growth. Soft wax takes less time and with the experienced esthetician, is a quick process.
- Hard wax (stripless wax): applied thickly, after it hardens and cools, the esthetician will remove the wax together with the hair. Consider this option for sensitive skin as the wax does not attach to the skin as much as soft wax. Hard wax is less painful and recommended if removing very fine hairs.
Do not wax if:
- Taking blood-thinning medications
- Taking drugs for autoimmune diseases, including lupus
- Taking prednisone or steroids
- Psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin diseases
- Recent sunburn
- Recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
- Recent laser skin treatment
- Severe varicose leg veins
- Rosacea or very sensitive skin
- History of fever blisters or cold sores (waxing can cause a flare-up)
- Using Tretinoin, Tazarotene, Adapalene, Azelex, or any other peeling agent
- Using hydroquinone
- Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel using glycolic, alpha hydroxy, or salicylic acid, or other acid-based products