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  Nature’s Fortifying GLACIAL Clay   From the Southern edges of our Newfoundland Island   FACIAL PROTOCOLS:                    GLACIAl CLAY (Ochre and Midnight Grey)                                        KELP AND CLAY      1.  Cleanse face with Ossetra Gentle Cleanser in circular motion        starting from the neck and working upwards. Rinse with warm        water.            2.  Exfoliate with Ossetra Instant Exfoliant in circular motions starting        from the neck and working upwards. Rinse with warm towel.            3.  Mist skin with Iceberg Mist toner and then steam face for three        to five minutes.            4.  Clay Preparation: Mix 5 ml of Kelp and Clay Facial Masque to        10ml of warm water, mix to a creamy consistency.                Optional preparation: You may prepare clay beforehand and        leave to warm in your towel warmer. This gives a more luxurious        masque for the client.            5.  Cover eye area with gauze moistened with Ossetra Iceberg        Mist to sooth the eyes.            6.  Optional. You may also cover face with a disposable gauze        mask before applying clay masque. This will aid in a rapid        removal.            7.  Use a small facial masque brush and start from the neck        brushing in an up wards direction avoiding the mouth and eye        area. Leave on face for 7- 10 minutes.            8.  Thoroughly remove masque with warm towels.            9.  Spray clients skin once again with the iceberg mist toner.           10.  Finish facial by massage using the Ossetra Anti-Oxidant Cream       or Caviar Cream.    

Nature’s Fortifying GLACIAL Clay

From the Southern edges of our Newfoundland Island

FACIAL PROTOCOLS:  

                GLACIAl CLAY (Ochre and Midnight Grey)  

                                    KELP AND CLAY  

  1.  Cleanse face with Ossetra Gentle Cleanser in circular motion  
     starting from the neck and working upwards. Rinse with warm  
     water.  
       
 2.  Exfoliate with Ossetra Instant Exfoliant in circular motions starting  
     from the neck and working upwards. Rinse with warm towel.  
       
 3.  Mist skin with Iceberg Mist toner and then steam face for three  
     to five minutes.  
       
 4.  Clay Preparation: Mix 5 ml of Kelp and Clay Facial Masque to  
     10ml of warm water, mix to a creamy consistency.  
       
     Optional preparation: You may prepare clay beforehand and  
     leave to warm in your towel warmer. This gives a more luxurious  
     masque for the client.  
       
 5.  Cover eye area with gauze moistened with Ossetra Iceberg  
     Mist to sooth the eyes.  
       
 6.  Optional. You may also cover face with a disposable gauze  
     mask before applying clay masque. This will aid in a rapid  
     removal.  
       
 7.  Use a small facial masque brush and start from the neck  
     brushing in an up wards direction avoiding the mouth and eye  
     area. Leave on face for 7- 10 minutes.  
       
 8.  Thoroughly remove masque with warm towels.  
       
 9.  Spray clients skin once again with the iceberg mist toner.  
       
10.  Finish facial by massage using the Ossetra Anti-Oxidant Cream  
    or Caviar Cream.  
 

 Eat Right to Look Good as what you eat reflects your outside appearance!!!!  Everybody needs to eat protein for healthy looking skin and hair, but this does not mean large quantities of steak and ribs. Eating smaller amounts of lean protein like turkey chicken, egg whites etc. will improve your skin, nails, and hair without increasing weight. Remember that the skin needs healthy fats, too, like those found in fish, extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil and nuts. If you do not like meat try omega-3 supplements daily. Usually 1000 milligrams are sufficient to help maintain good health.  If you have skin acne, keep in mind that consuming whole dairy milk products with sugar can make it acne worse as they block the absorption of anti-oxidants you need to fight free radicals in the skin. Skim milk or calcium supplements would be more beneficial to keep your acne controlled.  Eat lots of vibrant fruits and vegetables. Fruits such as blueberries, cranberries, cloud berries, pink grapefruit contain much higher vitamin A content which helps the largest organ our skin work properly. It encourages healthy skin cell production and growth. Vitamin A also stimulates fibroblasts-the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy-in the deep layers of your skin.  Leafy dark green vegetables such as Collards and kale are also fabulous for the skin because of its vitamin C, calcium, potassium, fiber, minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. The anti-oxidants like the vitamin C helps the body make collagen and this keeps your skin younger, hair healthy and beautiful. These vegies are also rich in fiber, an important nutrient for weight loss and maintenance because it keeps you feeling full which helps control your hunger. Leafy green also contain a lot of water, which helps keep you hydrated and contributes to clear skin and shiny hair.  Drinking plenty of water (6 to 8-ounce glasses daily) will also keep you skin and hair from becoming dehydrated and dry.  Remember what you eat reflects your outside appearance. If you are not eating correctly, your skin and hair will show it. Eating right also works well in conjunction with your skin and hair care products. Stay away from products that contain chemicals and parabens and only use 100% natural products. Stay healthy from the inside out!!!!!!!!   

Eat Right to Look Good as what you eat reflects your outside appearance!!!!

Everybody needs to eat protein for healthy looking skin and hair, but this does not mean large quantities of steak and ribs. Eating smaller amounts of lean protein like turkey chicken, egg whites etc. will improve your skin, nails, and hair without increasing weight. Remember that the skin needs healthy fats, too, like those found in fish, extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil and nuts. If you do not like meat try omega-3 supplements daily. Usually 1000 milligrams are sufficient to help maintain good health.

If you have skin acne, keep in mind that consuming whole dairy milk products with sugar can make it acne worse as they block the absorption of anti-oxidants you need to fight free radicals in the skin. Skim milk or calcium supplements would be more beneficial to keep your acne controlled.

Eat lots of vibrant fruits and vegetables. Fruits such as blueberries, cranberries, cloud berries, pink grapefruit contain much higher vitamin A content which helps the largest organ our skin work properly. It encourages healthy skin cell production and growth. Vitamin A also stimulates fibroblasts-the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy-in the deep layers of your skin.

Leafy dark green vegetables such as Collards and kale are also fabulous for the skin because of its vitamin C, calcium, potassium, fiber, minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. The anti-oxidants like the vitamin C helps the body make collagen and this keeps your skin younger, hair healthy and beautiful. These vegies are also rich in fiber, an important nutrient for weight loss and maintenance because it keeps you feeling full which helps control your hunger. Leafy green also contain a lot of water, which helps keep you hydrated and contributes to clear skin and shiny hair.

Drinking plenty of water (6 to 8-ounce glasses daily) will also keep you skin and hair from becoming dehydrated and dry.

Remember what you eat reflects your outside appearance. If you are not eating correctly, your skin and hair will show it. Eating right also works well in conjunction with your skin and hair care products. Stay away from products that contain chemicals and parabens and only use 100% natural products. Stay healthy from the inside out!!!!!!!!

 

   Ossetra® Iceberg Skincare™    Wondrous Earth®     Age-Defying Face and Body Drink        Naturally hydrate your client’s skin and truly renew your Spa Services.      Introducing 100% natural Blueberry/Partridgeberry/Cranberry/Bake apple/Sea Buckthorn powders for a phenomenal boost of nutrition anytime….anywhere.  Boost your immunity from the inside out with Newfoundland & Labrador berry powders!!   Naturally sweetened and flavored:  . No sugar . No Gluten  . No Artificial flavors . No Wheat  . No Artificial colors . No added yeast      Our Ossetra Motto:  “The ingredients you put on your skin are as vital as the foods you put in your body!”     The ideal complement to your spa’s relaxation area, retail center or smoothie bar. This unique drink refreshes the palate with its fruity taste and helps clients drink their way to greater health while delaying the signs of aging.     We actually use 1 Tablespoon of Ossetra Blueberry Boast powder in our Seaweed, Glacial Clay Body Wraps, and our Facial Instant Exfoliant, etc. Any of these berry powders can be added to many Ossetra skin care products to help customize your clients skin concerns and also for an added anti-oxidant boost. Blueberry powder in particular helps to reduce redness in the skin.     These 100% natural berry powders are also sold in 100 gram resealable packages and can be added to our Ossetra Blue-Drop Iceberg Water to desired taste. These powders are also excellent for baking with and in fruit salads.     Please visit our website to learn more about our berry & lifestyle food products   www.ossetra-global.c a      * Order today and receive your berry powders

Ossetra® Iceberg Skincare™ Wondrous Earth®

Age-Defying Face and Body Drink

 

Naturally hydrate your client’s skin and truly renew your Spa Services.

 

Introducing 100% natural Blueberry/Partridgeberry/Cranberry/Bake apple/Sea Buckthorn powders for a phenomenal boost of nutrition anytime….anywhere. Boost your immunity from the inside out with Newfoundland & Labrador berry powders!!

Naturally sweetened and flavored:

. No sugar . No Gluten

. No Artificial flavors . No Wheat

. No Artificial colors . No added yeast

 

Our Ossetra Motto: “The ingredients you put on your skin are as vital as the foods you put in your body!”

 

The ideal complement to your spa’s relaxation area, retail center or smoothie bar. This unique drink refreshes the palate with its fruity taste and helps clients drink their way to greater health while delaying the signs of aging.

 

We actually use 1 Tablespoon of Ossetra Blueberry Boast powder in our Seaweed, Glacial Clay Body Wraps, and our Facial Instant Exfoliant, etc. Any of these berry powders can be added to many Ossetra skin care products to help customize your clients skin concerns and also for an added anti-oxidant boost. Blueberry powder in particular helps to reduce redness in the skin.

 

These 100% natural berry powders are also sold in 100 gram resealable packages and can be added to our Ossetra Blue-Drop Iceberg Water to desired taste. These powders are also excellent for baking with and in fruit salads.

 

Please visit our website to learn more about our berry & lifestyle food products

www.ossetra-global.ca

 

* Order today and receive your berry powders

SKIN CARE AND THE CANCER PATIENT

QUESTION: So many women and men are battling so many kinds of cancer. Depending on the type and location of the cancer the individual may be treated with Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or all three. This can be very hard on their skin, do you have any tips for these individuals.

Answer: Ossetra totally understands the mental and physical challenges that comes with cancer treatments. Going through surgery and receiving chemotherapy and radiation is challenging enough and the individual does not have total control over how the treatments are working but we do have a lot of control on how we look after our skin during these treatments and believe me the better we take care of our skin the better we will look and feel during and after treatments. It is really important to consult with the oncologist, and esthetician and a family doctor before doing anything new with your skin. These trained individuals can recommend a personal skin care regime specifically for the individual and the type of treatment you are receiving.

QUESTION: What are some common skin related side effects that the cancer patient should be aware of?

Answer: Some obvious skin reactions can be:

  • Severe dryness or patches of dry skin

  • Sensitivity, rashes, itchiness, redness especially around the area that the chemo drug is inserted

  • Sensitivity to sun

  • Flushing in the face or chest area

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • A skin rash that is often mistaken for acne

These skin reactions can be mild to severe depending on the individual. Intensely dry skin is a common complain associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The discomfort individuals experience due to dryness can range from skin that feels slightly dry and stretched to being so dry that the skin cracks, peels or weeps. By boosting skin hydration and barrier function prior to starting the course of treatment with topical serums and creams containing gentle humectants will help prepare skin for any upcoming challenges. Also, a good diet and eating lots of fruits and foods that contains a high water content.

QUESTION: Are there certain skin care products that individuals should avoid while doing treatments and what types of products should they look for?

Answer: Definitely, do not use anything that contains synthetic dyes, perfumes, harsh detergents or chemicals. This, of course includes skin and body care products. This is a time when the individual needs to be a label reader and really scrutinize the ingredients your skin and body care products have. Daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more is a must. The individual should cleanse the skin with lukewarm water, not hot and choose a natural and or an organic skin and body care line that does not contain any harsh chemicals. Ossetra skin care is a line which I used and worked quite well while I was doing treatments. This is a difficult time in your life, looking after your skin and giving it the best possible care is something the cancer patient can control. Looking after your skin before, during and after surgery and treatments will help make those treatments easier and reduce healing time afterward.

 OSSETRA’S ANTIOXIDANT BERRY & VEGI POWDERS  

  OSSETRA’S ANTIOXIDANT BERRY & VEGI POWDER                       SMOOTHIE RECIPES!!     Smoothies are delicious, make you feel good, and are good for you!  You can   make them in a blender with any combination of fresh, frozen, canned or   dried fruit, soy milk, liquid juices, yogurts. Another method to simply save   time and money are by making your own energy drinks, simply by mixing   our signature fruit powders either to our pure iceberg bottled water or by adding 1-2 Tbls. of powder to any smoothie mixture.  Ossetra's berry powders supply the body with important vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, water,   and essential phyto-nutrients.     Bursting with natural sweetness and nutrition, smoothies made from powdered fruit are very popular.  The powerful antioxidants and other   vital nutrients are a great way to begin the day.  If you make them   with milk, yogurt, tofu or soy milk, they also add bone-building calcium to   your diet.     Fruit juices are often used as liquids in smoothies.  The best possible juice is   made form fresh fruit and should be consumed immediately.  When it is not   possible to make your own juice, commercially prepared unsweetened juice is   the next best choice.     Please enjoy some of the juice/smoothie recipes we have made to   awaken your taste buds. Choose our Blueberry, Cranberry, Bake-apple, Partridgeberry, SeaBuckthone or Seaweed powders   for any recipe listed below.  Power to the Juice!!!!  1.   Berry powder with fresh apple juice and a pinch of cinnamon.     2.   Berry powder with “soy milk”, plus ¼ mango and ½ banana.     3.   Berry powder with apple juice, plus 2 kiwi fruit.     4.   Berry powder with fresh orange juice, plus ½ peach, ½ nectarine, ½        apricot.     5.   Berry powder with “soy milk”, plus 1 peach and 2 dried frigs.     6.   Berry powder or chocolate powder with “soy milk” plus ½ cup frozen        berries.     7.   Berry powder with low fat fruit yogurt.     8.   Berry powder with fat free (Frozen fruit dessert).     9.   Berry powder with “soy milk”, plus ½ apple, 2 tablespoons passion        fruit pulp.     10. Berry powder with “soy milk”, plus ½ cup pear.     11.  Berry powder with watermelon juice.     12. Berry powder in tomato juice and a pinch of pepper.     13. Berry powder added to low calorie soup.     14. Berry powder sprinkled over low fat cereal.     15. Berry powder with fresh orange juice, plus ½ banana.     16. Berry powder with fresh grapefruit juice, plus ¼ mango.  17. Berry or Vegi powder with just pure iceberg water. 

 OSSETRA’S ANTIOXIDANT BERRY & VEGI POWDER  
                    SMOOTHIE RECIPES!!  
 
Smoothies are delicious, make you feel good, and are good for you!  You can  
make them in a blender with any combination of fresh, frozen, canned or  
dried fruit, soy milk, liquid juices, yogurts. Another method to simply save  
time and money are by making your own energy drinks, simply by mixing  
our signature fruit powders either to our pure iceberg bottled water or by adding 1-2 Tbls. of powder
to any smoothie mixture.  Ossetra's berry powders supply the body with important vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, water,  
and essential phyto-nutrients.  
 
Bursting with natural sweetness and nutrition, smoothies made from powdered fruit are very popular.  The powerful antioxidants and other  
vital nutrients are a great way to begin the day.  If you make them  
with milk, yogurt, tofu or soy milk, they also add bone-building calcium to  
your diet.  
 
Fruit juices are often used as liquids in smoothies.  The best possible juice is  
made form fresh fruit and should be consumed immediately.  When it is not  
possible to make your own juice, commercially prepared unsweetened juice is  
the next best choice.  
 
Please enjoy some of the juice/smoothie recipes we have made to  
awaken your taste buds. Choose our Blueberry, Cranberry, Bake-apple, Partridgeberry, SeaBuckthone or Seaweed powders  
for any recipe listed below.  Power to the Juice!!!!
 1.   Berry powder with fresh apple juice and a pinch of cinnamon.  
 
2.   Berry powder with “soy milk”, plus ¼ mango and ½ banana.  
 
3.   Berry powder with apple juice, plus 2 kiwi fruit.  
 
4.   Berry powder with fresh orange juice, plus ½ peach, ½ nectarine, ½  
     apricot.  
 
5.   Berry powder with “soy milk”, plus 1 peach and 2 dried frigs.  
 
6.   Berry powder or chocolate powder with “soy milk” plus ½ cup frozen  
     berries.  
 
7.   Berry powder with low fat fruit yogurt.  
 
8.   Berry powder with fat free (Frozen fruit dessert).  
 
9.   Berry powder with “soy milk”, plus ½ apple, 2 tablespoons passion  
     fruit pulp.  
 
10. Berry powder with “soy milk”, plus ½ cup pear.  
 
11.  Berry powder with watermelon juice.  
 
12. Berry powder in tomato juice and a pinch of pepper.  
 
13. Berry powder added to low calorie soup.  
 
14. Berry powder sprinkled over low fat cereal.  
 
15. Berry powder with fresh orange juice, plus ½ banana.  
 
16. Berry powder with fresh grapefruit juice, plus ¼ mango.

17. Berry or Vegi powder with just pure iceberg water.