June 7, 2012

Skin Inc Magazine June 2012

The Mud Scrub was featured in the June 2012 issue of Skin Inc magazine in the "New Products" section which highlights the very latest in skincare products and equipment. Go to Skin Inc to read more.

Posted by Clarisea at 10:38 PM

June 7, 2012

10 Mother’s Day 2012 Gift Ideas

Foodie City Mom

The Mud Scrub was featured as one of 10 Mother's Day gift ideas on Foodie City Mom. Click here to view the blog posting on Foodiecitymom.com.

Posted by Clarisea at 10:38 PM

January 27, 2012

SpaRahRah Offer: $25 for $50 Worth of Sea-Salt-Based, Acne-Fighting Skincare From CLARISEA!

We partnered with SpaRahRah, a deal program run by SpaFinder, for this amazing deal and I wanted to make sure that all of our loyal customers had a chance to take advantage! And if you have been meaning to try the products, it's a great way to get started without spending a ton of money. You pay $25 on SpaRahRah's deal page and receive a $50 voucher to use on the website! Don't miss out! Go to SpaRahRah to see this offer.

Posted by Clarisea at 3:08 PM

June 30, 2011

New Beauty Summer 2011

The Pomegranate De-Bump Salt Buff was featured in the Summer/Fall edition of New Beauty magazine in the Spa Finder section in a story about picking the perfect body scrub.

Posted by Clarisea at 11:54 PM

May 20, 2011

People Magazine

The De-Blemish Black Mud Mask was featured in the Spring Beauty Special on the Skin Perfectors page as a Detoxifying Mask.

Posted by Clarisea at 3:35 PM

May 19, 2011

NewBeauty.com: Banish Body Bumps for Good

Unsightly body bumps, breakouts, rough patches and dry skin are never good, but, as the summer months approach, they start to wreak serious havoc—especially when it comes to wearing tanks, short-sleeves and swimsuits—and put a stop to pretty much any warm-weather clothing options.

But Clarisea's new Pomegranate De-Bump Salt Buff for Body tackles all of the above and then some. The creamy consistency looks gentle, but the ingredients—it's packed with Dead Sea salt, glycolic acid, pomegranate extract, green tea and skin-healer Brazilian Buriti palm tree oil—are seriously powerful and specifically formulated to banish bumps while rebalancing the skin to get it summer-ready. (And founder and former bump-sufferer Alison Ruth knows a skin-care formula that works when she finds one, as she tested dozens of different salt blends before choosing a blend to build her product line around.)

It's applied to dry skin, so it's not going to leave any oil or instant hydrators behind, but once you rinse it away, you'll see that it's making a difference. Click here to view the blog posting on DailyBeauty.com.

Posted by Clarisea at 12:57 PM

May 3, 2011

Spa Week's Little Luxury Report: clariSEA Perfecting Clay Face Mask

The Little Luxury: clariSEA SeaSalt Solutions Perfecting Clay Face Mask

Relationship status: Five minute fetish

What's in? Therapeutic Kaolin clay

What's out? Oil and Paraben

How to use? After removing all makeup, apply an even, thin layer to the entire face (avoiding the eye area). Leave on for 5 minutes (while you massage your dog.) Wash with luke warm water.

Secret Weapon: Can be used as a spot treatment for blemishes or on a shiny t-zone.

The Results? The silky, green clay eliminates excess oil without absorbing natural moisture. Removes impurities, tightens pores and leaves skin with a smooth, matte finish. Great for oily and dry skin.

How much? $25.00

Click here to view the blog posting on Spa Week's blog.

Posted by Clarisea at 9:50 AM

April 10, 2011

25% Off Storewide :: Ends Friday

Order now and receive 25% off your entire purchase. Use code CLA25.

Posted by Clarisea at 6:08 PM

April 10, 2011

Win $600 worth of products in Clarisea's Spa Week giveaway

Clarisea is the Exclusive Skincare Sponsor of Spring Spa Week 2011. Enter for your chance to win a bountiful basket stuffed with $600 worth of clariSEA products plus 11 other great prizes at www.spaweek.com.

Everything you need to get clearer skin from head to toe in the comfort of your own home (spa) including clariSEA's Clarifying Salt Treatment, Purifying Cleanser, Perfecting Clay Mask and Oil-Free Salt Scrub. Plus products from the NEW Pomegranate De-Bump Salt Buff and Tone Correcting Clarifying lines.

One more lucky winner will take home a $100 spa week gift card to the participating spa of their choice and 10 more lucky winners will take home the Complete Face + Body Starter Set (a value of $120). Click here to enter for your chance to win.

Giveaway ends April 30, 2011.

Posted by Clarisea at 5:44 PM

February 7, 2011

Lovelyish: Get Clear Skin With Clarisea

Clarisea's Exfoliating Cleanser was reviewed by Lovelyish:

Have you ever noticed that when you get home from a day at the beach, your skin is much clearer and softer thanks to the natural cleansing effects of salt water? If you have, and you wish you could get that feeling without having to go to the ocean, I have found the product for you: Clarisea SeaSalt Exfoliating Scrub Cleanser. This scrub packs a powerful punch with salicylic acid to clear away blemishes, and vitamin E to help heal and repair skin cells. Massage this cleanser onto your skin every time you shower to reveal clean, clear, healthy skin. A quick tip: Add a few dollops of this scrub into your regular body wash to add a little extra lather with the same healthy skin benefits.

Posted by Clarisea at 1:05 PM

December 2010

Mischo Beauty Loves Clarisea Salt Scrub

Clarisea's Salt Scrub was reviewed by Mischo Beauty:

Because I love sharing the "wonders of exfoliation" (yes, I believe in exfoliation) it was only natural that I visited Clarisea's booth while at the ISPA expo. Believe it or not, I'd never heard of Clarisea, which was created to treat acneic skin types/conditions - both face and body. Now I don't have issues with acne, but I can appreciate the benefits of a great scrub for the body, so I decided to give the Body Scrub a try. I applied it to my dry skin before showering (for a more thorough exfoliation), and followed it with my body wash and a creamy body butter. I was more than pleased with my results!

Posted by Clarisea at 1:05 PM

Monday, December 6, 2010

Friends & Family Discount :: 30% Off Storewide :: Ends Friday

Posted by Clarisea at 3:08 PM

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Clarisea's products Pretty in the City

Clarisea's full line of products were featured in the Fall edition of celeb life's beauty section:

Please pass the salt. Skin-baring fashions are super sexy but not if you have body blemishes. Clarisea's unique sea salt blend is formulated with the perfect balance of minerals gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, yet strong enough to banish blemishes. This cleanser is free of parabens, fragrances, dyes and harsh chemicals.

Posted by Clarisea at 3:02 PM

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fitness Magazine's 2010 Beauty Awards Runner Up-Clarisea Clarifying Salt Treatment

Clarisea Clarifying Salt Treatment chosen from hundreds of products by Dermatologists, skincare experts and skincare junkies. Continues to be a beauty editor favorite because it works, it's natural and it's affordable.

Posted by Clarisea at 4:01 PM

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Clarifying Salt Treatment Featured in New Beauty

The Clarifying Salt Treatment was featured in the Fall edition of New Beauty Magazine as an acne eraser that improves skin's texture in a story about the therapeutic benefits of sea salt.

Posted by Clarisea at 4:00 PM

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Save 20% on the Salt Scrub!

In honor of the International Spa Association's 20th Anniversary, ClariSea is offering 20% off every Salt Scrub purchase through September 30th, 2010. The promotion is featured in the Celebration Deals section of this month's issue of Pulse-ISPA's National Magazine. Enter coupon code PULSE20 at checkout to redeem.

Posted by Clarisea at 8:50 PM

Monday, August 30, 2010

Purchase Clarisea products at Avenue You

You can now purchase the full line of Clarisea products at Avenue You's retail stores.

Avenue You: 280 Norwood Drive in Deal, NJ 07723.

Beauty Plus: 707 10th Ave. in Belmar, NJ 07719.

Posted by Clarisea at 8:50 PM

Purchase Clarisea products at Spa H

If you're searching for a retail location in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area to purchase Clarisea products, they are all now available at Spa H in both Hoboken and Jersey City.

Hoboken location: Right next to Club H at 112 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Jersey City location: Right next to Club H at 60 Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Posted by Clarisea at 8:50 PM

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Iron Vital for Overall Health Including SKIN!

This mostly goes out to the women of the world since we are more susceptible to iron-deficiency anemia than men. But everyone can benefit from including healthy levels of iron in their diets. After all it's our overall health and wellness that is often reflected in our complexions. The better we take care of our bodies, the more natural and nutrient rich foods we eat, the better our skin looks.

Some good sources of iron: spinach, kidney beans, baked beans, peas and apricots. Certain cereals and whole grains are fortified with iron too. Eat your iron rich foods along with oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes and broccoli. The Vitamin C allows for better iron absorption. Your skin will look more radiant and toned in no time!

Posted by Clarisea at 11:41 AM

Friday, December 11, 2009

Best Supplements for your Skin

What are the best supplements for your skin? In my personal experience Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin D and Fish Oils top the list.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is extremely effective as an antioxidant, your natural defense against free radicals, which are unstable molecules that age the skin, resulting from environmental pollutants, smoking, or excess sun exposure. Vitamin C neutralizes volatile reactions caused by free radicals that damage skin.

Another big plus for Vitamin C: it is a critical component for the production of collagen, an essential skin protein. If collagen is not produced, your skin will sag and appear dull. By increasing the production of collagen, Vitamin C strengthens the structural support and resiliency of your skin. Collagen is equally critical for connective tissue in organs, bones, teeth - virtually everywhere in the body. Adding a healthy dose of Vitamin C to your diet and using facial products that contain vitamin C can help you feel better, reduce wrinkles, and improve your overall skin quality.

Monday's tip is all about the benefits of Iron.

Posted by Clarisea at 7:02 AM

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Starting Today Clarisea's Daily Skin Tips

Here at Clarisea, we have amassed a collection of diverse skincare knowledge to share with you in the form of daily skin care tips on everything from the best skin foods to the best moisturizer for oily skin and the best ways to use the Clarifying Salt Treatment. Let's start with the food. It's always a favorite!

According to the Mayo Clinic, research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and carbohydrates may promote younger looking skin. I agree with the vitamin C, but the rest is kind of vague. Here's a more specific list of some foods you can start eating today to see an improvement in your skin tomorrow. Just like anything else in life, the more disciplined you are with your food choices every day, the happier you will be with your skin.

Pinto beans and garlic have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. If you have patches of redness on your face try the beans and look into a garlic supplement rather than adding it organically to your diet every day. That may be difficult and smelly! There are odor free supplements.

If your goal is to get rid of a little under eye saggy-ness and generally tighten things up, try eating salmon a couple times a week along with an avocado, fresh veggies and rice. Salmon is also anti-inflammatory and has that coveted "lifting" effect. Also, get rid of heavy bread and bagel carbs (as often as possible) and drink at least eight 8 oz glasses of water a day and your eyes will look renewed!

Extra tips:

1) Get rid of that salt shaker. Excess salt makes everything, including your eyes, puffy and after repeated puffy-ness your skin will start to repeatedly sag. Don't give it the chance-decrease your salt intake now.

2) Snack on these natural and tasty treats in between meals: oranges (water + vitamin C), carrots (Vitamin A), low salt cashews, bananas and berries (anti-oxidants).

Posted by Clarisea at 12:40 PM

Friends & Family Discount :: 30% Off Storewide :: Ends Saturday

Posted by Clarisea at 12:37 PM

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Clarisea to be Featured in Sass N Style Gift Bag!

Clarisea products will be featured in the gift bags at Amy Salinger's NYC Sass N Style Launch Party: A Style Workshop for Women, next Thursday, September 24th! Having worked or appeared on What not to Wear, Oprah and the Today Show, Amy knows fashion! Learn insider styling tips, recession proof shopping secrets and how to dress the best for your body type. Never have nothing to wear again! Sip champagne, refine your style and leave with a take-home booklet and Clarisea product! For more information and to RSVP go to http://whoscoming.com/sassnstyle.

Posted by Clarisea at 12:22 PM

Monday, September 14, 2009

Clarisea Featured in Fashion Night Out Gift Bags!

Last week Clarisea products were featured in the gift bag at SHANE&SHAWN Shoes' VIP late-night shopping experience for NYC'S FASHION NIGHT OUT to celebrate NY Fashion Week. Check out their fabulous shoes at www.shaneandshawnstore.com!

Posted by Clarisea at 12:39 PM

Friday, August 14, 2009

How it all Began!

A message from Clarisea's founder: Hi, I'm Alison! I had terrible acne starting in high school and through my mid twenties. I tried all types of treatments just like everyone else: Neutrogena, ProActiv, Murad, Differin, Retin-A and antibiotics. Neutrogena and Clean & Clear and everything else in the pharmacy store either did not do enough or made my skin red and flaky. When I used ProActiv I could hardly open my eyes in the morning because they were so swollen from the heavy dose of Benzoyl Peroxide. And the entire left side of my face was puffy. It took weeks for my skin to return to normal after using Murad. Too much Salicylic Acid. Differin didn't do anything, all the dermatologist prescriptions were too harsh for my sensitive skin-I would always get beet red and start peeling-and the antibiotics made my legs and teeth turn purple!!!

I struggled and struggled through high school and college, wasting so much money on products that did not work. If I had only known then what I know now.....

To make matters worse, I was also an obsessive compulsive skin picker. I picked at everything, creating sores all over my body, which is why I was even more motivated to find a solution that I could always rely on to clear up my skin and keep it clear so I would not keep trying to do it myself while leaving behind a messy trail of scars. That's exactly what my products did and still do for me on a daily basis. Long story short about how the products came to be: I was at the beach for a month one summer after college and the ocean water was unusually warm the entire month of July so I was going for a swim a couple times every day. I noticed my skin was clearing up! When the summer was over I drove to the beach every week to bring back buckets full of ocean water because I didn't want to give up my one reliable remedy. That became too time consuming so I started taking sea salt baths in hopes of recreating the ocean in my bath tub. I experimented with many different types of sea salts and blended different ones together until I found the perfect mix. To this day, whenever I have a couple breakouts on my face or back from sweat or all the crazy creams I'm always trying (it's my job, ok), I take a bath and like magic, when I wake up in the morning, my breakouts are gone or on their way to being gone.

When I first started taking sea salt baths, my skin was REALLY bad, so it took about 3 or 4 months of consistent baths to really get it clear and now it's just maintenance. I don't take as many and I probably would only have to take 1 every couple weeks if skincare wasn't my livelihood....

HERE'S THE REGIMEN I RECOMMEND TO GET CLEAR SKIN IN 6-8 WEEKS:

FACE: If you have a bath tub:

  • 3 baths per week with Clarisea Salts. You can experiment with different amounts to see how much you need to clear up your skin-it's different for everyone.
  • Use the Clarisea Purifying Cleanser for Face during each bath and every morning so twice a day. It contains only 0.5% Salicylic Acid so you will not turn red and your skin will not flake. It contains Vitamin E microbead millicapsules which gently slough away the dead skin cells and surface "junk" while soothing skin. You want to use the cleanser in the middle of your bath because the salts bring a ton of impurities and dead skin cells to the surface each time you soak so after about 5 minutes of soaking you want to flush that all off with the cleanser and then soak some more because now the salts will really be able to get down deep, fight that acne causing bacteria and draw even more out because the surface "junk" is out of the way.
  • Use the Perfecting Clay Mask 3 times a week or as needed. It's a water based mask, much more gentle than ProActiv, Murad and store bought masks. It will purge your pores even more and balance your skin's moisture levels so your skin will look mattified. It's great to use at the end of the day or right before you go out because moisturizers and makeup go on much smoother and purer.

If you don't have a bath tub, you can order a starter system and soak your face in Clarisea's handy collapsible bowl or use the Continuous Sprayer-it sprays salty water all over your face with just one touch.

Sometimes I like to use the salt as a natural cleanser and exfoliant so I just take a clump of salt, add a tiny bit of water, and VERY GENTLY massage it into my skin for just a few seconds and promptly rinse off. Follow with the cleanser and the mask and an oil free moisturizer. You will not believe how soft and supple and clear your skin looks!

I do not recommend soaking your face in any other salt but Clarisea salt. Dead Sea Salt, Epsom Salt and other Sea Salts that you find in your local store or on the internet are too harsh-they do not have the right mineral balance. Your skin will turn red, look irritated and dry out. Good luck and let me know how it goes!!

-Alison

Posted by Clarisea at 7:34 AM

Welcome to Clarisea's Official Blog!

Welcome to Clarisea's official blog where you can learn about Clarisea products, enter to win Giveaways and discover great skin tips that will help you get and maintain your clearest skin!

Posted by Clarisea at 6:20 AM