Deep Pore Cleansing System for Dry Skin
Start your journey to a softer complexion with out Moisture Plus Deep Pore Cleansing Oil. Specifically formulated to gently cleanse dry skin. This oil is filled with antioxidants and hydrating plant extracts.
STEP 1: On dry skin with dry hands, massage 5-6 pumps of cleansing oil onto the face and neck. Do not remove.
Finish off your regimen with the Moisture Plus Herbal Toner. A soothing complex of plant extracts, including cucumber, dandelion, elder tree and hops, that acts as a mild astringent and improves the texture of your skin.
Step 2: Massage 5-6 pumps of Herbal Toner over the Cleansing Oil. Add cool water gradually to emulsify and turn milky white. Continue to rinse until you no longer feel the cleansing solution.
Two things are for sure; your skin well be left feeling nourished and rich with essential moisture.
PRO TIP: Lightly massage 2 pumps of the Cleansing Oil for eye makeup removal and conditioning your lashes. Remove with a warm wash cloth. Be sure to dry your skin before you follow-up with the complete two step system.
Not sure what your skin type is? Book a customized facial and receive a complementary skin analysis and treatment plan for healthy glowing skin today!
You are Cordially Invited!
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Sola Salon Studios
18300 Gridley Rd, Artesia, CA 90701
Reserve this date on your calendar and stop by to celebrate 34 professionals taking the entrepreneurial plunge in all things Beauty and Wellness! Hair, Nails, Massage, Facials. Waxing, Cool Sculpting... You name we offer it!
To celebrate the first 34 people to stop by Richard Merrill-Rivas in Studio 211 will receive an extraordinary $100 offer that is
ONE DAY ONLY!
RSVP'd guests will be the first to know so
don't wait, say YES today!
Spooktacular October Special
Soothing LightStim LED light therapy helps power up your skin’s cells to generate proteins necessary for plumping, firming and smoothing. This technology was pioneered by NASA, where it was shown to stimulate the growth of skin cells by 150-171%, boost circulation, and accelerate healing. In FDA clinical trials, all participants (100%) observed an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after only eight weeks. This treatment includes a machine-free manual microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells, a wonderfully hydrating masque that is activated by the LED treatment, and the infusion of potent collagen boosters and peptides to nourish, protect and leave your skin with a radiant glow.
90 Minutes - Regularly $229
Follow along as Richard Merrill-Rivas competes for the international title of "Best Esthetician" in The Skin Games 2017!
2016 Game Changer Richard Merrill-Rivas returns to The Skin Games with Award Winning Client Ana Rivas to showcase the journey required to address Hyperpigmentation. Follow along as Richard walks us through each week to take the 2017 Award for Best Esthetician.
During week one Richard Merrill-Rivas showcased the Bio Peel to prepare Ana’s skin for lightening and brightening through the use of all natural tyrosinase inhibitors and Melanin Suppressants such as L-Artbutin, Kojuc Acid, Mandelic Acid, Bearberry Extract, Licorice Root and several others. During week 2 Richard performs the Saian Natural Clinical Whitening Protocol to begin introducing these ingredients to the skin.
Richard Merrill-Rivas Kicks Up the Exfoliation in Week 3. After a brief review of the protocols Richard checks in with Ana and takes his treatments to the next level with Circadia MandeliClear Peel formulated for higher Fitzpatrick clients (Learn what that means in this weeks video). Ana is also utilizing her home care products consistently and we are seeing the sloughing, lightening and brightening of the skin.
If you haven’t heard of MONQ yet, you will soon. It is the newest, most innovative, and coolest aromatherapy device out there. Using a small portable device, you can experience aromatherapy in a variety of effects anywhere. When you use it, it lights up, letting you know that it is active. You simply breathe in Therapeutic Air that your MONQ diffuses and exhale through your nose. It comes in 7 blends, so you can swap off depending upon your mood, with blends such as Happy, Zen and Sleepy! My personal favorites are Vibrant and Active. If you want to try MONQ, and you should want to try it, you’ll want to buy all 7 flavors. It’s best to buy them all at once, as there is a big discount, where you can get all of them for $119, instead of $140 if you get them individually. Better yet, there’s no better time to do it than right now, as they’re offering a 10% discount on any order. Just use my Coupon Code "RMRPICKS" at checkout!
I've been breathing my whole life, as have you. Never did I think that the simple act of breathing could be so powerful. MONQ has really convinced me that breathing in their specially formulated Therapeutic Air® can make you feel so much calmer! #MONQ is an organic, natural, tobacco free, nicotine free, way to experience the benefits of Aromatherapy! At only $119 for all 7 blends, it is a steal, and they've been kind enough to provide me with a coupon code “RMRPICKS” that will allow you to get all of them for only $107! So try it out and let me know how much you like MONQ! #BreatheOrganicPlants #TherapeuticAir
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Richard Merrill-Rivas featured in Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), Skin Deep July/August 2016
Check out this double feature in the July/August 2016 issue of Skin Deep published by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)
Learn more about this amazing organization and join today at: http://www.ascpskincare.com
Enter your Member ID#: 1124461 as the referral when you join.
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I have been working so diligently on building my career and celebrating the small successes along the way and one challenge I have always faced is the overwhelming question of "Am I doing enough?"
With the tragedy that occurred on June 12 at Pulse Nightclub Orlando and the not one but TWO people stopped on their way to the Los Angeles LGBT Pride events that question is freezing me in my tracks and ringing louder than ever. We often feel so alone in moments like these and often times it's easier to just more on doing and saying nothing just to bury the pain. I'm no stranger to this.
I spent the first 24 years of my life openly gay but avoiding "gay jobs" in a pursuit to maintain a relationship with my Father and to avoid more hate like that from my childhood. I realize that every person has a story that makes them the person they are today but do we share it enough? Do we hear it enough? I've spent plenty of years with pain and anger from the memories of my early years. Those memories have created a man who is loving, nurturing and full of ambition. Unfortunately not every person in this world has the strength or support to overcome such pain. Acts of violence, in my opinion, are a manifestation of unresolved pain and anger.
In the hours following the horrific tragedy in Orlando people took to social media. Some sharing love and support and some sharing anger and pain. This morning I woke to a new day with a new message. LOVE WINS... ALWAYS!
I was raised in an abusive home where substance played a huge role in the daily actions of my homes inner workings. As a young gay male I just did my best to stand tall for what I believed was right and fair. But the effects of this upbringing made me cautious and fearful. As a young adult many decisions were made to try and minimize that pain and fear from growing. During a shopping trip to buy makeup to celebrate Halloween 2006 I chatted openly about my life, as I often do with strangers, and about my upcoming plans to celebrate. The conversation evolved into a relationship over time but on that day, through our conversation she seen my passion for life, she then pushed for me to apply for a Make Up sales position with Benefit Cosmetics and after going over it my head for a few days, thinking about the backlash it might cause, whom of my loved ones might be offended, I did just that. I applied for the position and was hired!
This strangers pure appreciation for my story forged the way for my true self to grow through an honest connection and love. When my father passed away two years later the burden of pleasing him seemed to vanish into thin air, which was honestly terrifying. I had no one to lean on if my ideas didn't work. For Halloween 2008, I visited my very first spa, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in San Franscisco, CA. As with my first experience at Benefit, each therapist that I met the conversation quickly turned to my passion for beauty and wellness which led the therapist's to say to me: "Why aren't you an Esthetician" An Esthe-Whoooo??? Oh no I could never do that... I'm too Gay already! Again with love and support these strangers pushed me to look deeper and made me feel welcomed and were supportive of sharing my true self.
So before boarding my flight home I scheduled a meeting with Marinello Schools of Beauty in December of 2008. Nothing was holding me back any longer from being who I wanted to be. My father had passed and I could no longer garner his disapproval for what I did with my life.
On January 6th, 2009 I began my Esthetics education. While in school I offered complimentary facial to all kinds of events because I believed I was on this path from the love and support of these communities; Charity events, Celebrity Gifting Suites, Human Rights Campaign Events and Staff, Trevor Project Events. With the launch of my career I felt obligated to give back to the community who had continuously nudged me to freely be myself without fear. Often times we take those experiences for granted and I wanted to express my gratitude in some way.
I have been truly blessed in my overall life and as the years continued and new adult struggles have come in to play my volunteering efforts have come to a screeching halt, fears have resurfaced and so many others seem to be feeling the same way. If you are anything like me you too may have noticed that you have a calling inside of you saying "DO MORE!" with another voice saying "You have nothing more to offer". While my life is certainly not picture perfect, nor am I in the place I wished to be at 32 years of age, I believe now is the perfect time for everyone to stand up and do whatever you can to bring forth more acceptance and love within our communities and our nation. We do not have to pour kerosene on the candles of those we remember by creating more anger and pain but we must take action EVERY DAY to create the world we want to live in for ourselves and the generations to come. You never know how your actions might create a change to someone else's life. It is because of a meeting by fate that I have accomplished the successes I celebrate today. But now I must do more and call you to join me!
My heart is deeply broken by tragedy and while I am sending my prayers to all those affected by acts of hate and terrorism in Orlando and around the world. My call to you is for action. Take time to processes each emotion through this rollercoaster of life but reach beyond your comfort zones, deep down within you and ask yourself:
1. WHO AM I
2. WHO DO I WANT TO BE
3. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET THERE!
(And get help if you need it, there is power in numbers!)
We never enter this world alone but through fear, pain and anger we isolate ourselves and others. Let us join together now and use the courage of those who have gone before us and build. Build our communities, Build our families, Build our Nation!
How can you do more?
Weather you start in private or start big in your community does not matter, what matters is that you begin today! Share in the comments below how you will being creating a loving community and nation today.
Richard Merrill-Rivas Enters The Skin Games 2017 for the Title of "Best Esthetician" in Age Management and Hyperpigmentation
It's Official, I have registered to compete in 2017 for The Skin Games title of "Best Esthetician" in the Age Management and Hyperpigmentation categories.
In January 2016 a 6th category was launched for votes, "The People's Choice" and everyone from around the world tuned in and was asked to cast their vote for their favorite Esthetician.
In early March the top 30 Finalist were selected from over 1000 entries and I had placed in both The People's Choice and Open category.
The plan to attend the Live show was in full swing. What to wear? Who will be there cheering us all on? Will there be enough seats? Lets get out there and share the word and get everyone as excited as we are.
When the big day arrived to sit in front of the panel of 14 judges comprised of the most respected leaders in the industry from around the world, nerves shot through the roof! And to add to the fear production cameras were scattered amongst the festivities. Together we banned together supporting one another and preparing ourselves to confidently share our experiences with the panel.
Congratulations to everyone!
Meet Cherie Here: http://cheriecallahan.com
Meet Nondy Here: http://www.bakersfieldacnecare.com
Meet Denise Here: http://www.suitesplendor.com
Meet Angie Here: http://www.bashfullash.com
Meet Christine Here: https://indyesthetician.com
I have to take a moment to say a few words to a very special group of people:
Jennifer Moore-Rosenblum for continually providing encouraging words of support and for creating such a life-changing event for Estheticians.
I'd also like to congratulate LightStim and Amy Gardner as recipient of The Game Changer award as well!
Until 2017 Game On!
Glycolic, Lactic, Malic, Citric, and Tartaric are AHA's...These exfoliant work by loosening the bond between cells in the epidermis! One of my favorite products is the Power Peel Refining Glycolic Acid Gel from Tu'eL Skin Care.
DON’T BE CAUGHT WITH DEAD SKIN.
Power Peel is not for the faint of heart. It is serious skincare designed to uncover and reveal radiant skin. Perfectly balanced with Alpha Hydroxy Acid to refine skin’s surface and promote cell-turnover, while Aloe Vera soothes and protects. Bring your skin to life.
Richard Merrill-Rivas is a nationally recognized Celebrity Esthetician, Educator, Holistic Health and Business Coach.
Richard is one of 30 National Finalists and received "The Game Changer" award for Industry Leadership and Education as well as 2nd Place in The People's Choice at the inaugural national competition for Estheticians, The Skin Games.
In his practice he develops customized protocols and treatment plans for each client to address chief skin care concerns. Utilizing non-invasive modalities such as LightStim LED Devices and high performance botanicals specifically designed to treat all skin types and conditions.
Richard takes great care to not use phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic dyes or fragrances and educate his clients on better ingredient choices for their overall skin health. Also, all products utilized in these luxurious, results oriented treatments are guaranteed to never have been used in animal testing, EVER.
To learn more about Richard Merrill-Rivas visit www.richardmerrill.net
Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)
Beauty Fest 2016
Beauty Fest 2017
Ex Wives Of Rock
San Ramon Marriott
Skin Care Competition
Skin Deep Digital Edition
The Game Changer
The Skin Games
Tu'el Skin Care