menopauseDear Mother Nature,

I’m signing you up for a maternity test. There’s no way that you could possibly be a mother – or even a woman for that matter! What are you doing to me? I don’t know who I am anymore! Some days I feel like I’m 13 with the pimples that keep showing up on my skin. Sometimes I feel like a college co-ed gaining the Freshman-15 belly bulge! On the other hand, I know I’m not a young spring chicken anymore because I can’t remember the last time I needed a tampon. (Yes, my memory is going too, but that’s a whole different story). I thought that was a good thing because I sure don’t miss the horrid cramps & bloating, but now my skin is more wrinkly and dry all the time – it feels like sandpaper… and that’s not the only thing that seems to have dried up! I can also do without the daily blazing hot flashes, thank you very much! Between those, the acne and these lovely new brown spots on my skin, I look and feel like a just-out-of-the-oven, steaming sausage & pepperoni pizza! I don’t know what’s worse – being 13 or 53! Instead of ‘menopause’ you should have called it, ‘MEAN-o-pause’. How could you put this awful curse on the entire female species?

Thanks for nothing! #*%$!@

50+ and Frustrated

Menopause is seen by those going through it as a blessing and a curse all at the same time. On the plus side, you’ve earned more gold stars than a General in the wisdom and self-confidence departments and as time goes on you have fewer and fewer visits from ‘Aunt Flow’ to look forward to. But, the hard part is accepting that the body you have finally gotten used to is now going through what feels to be as many challenges and changes as it went through during puberty.

holistic anti-aging skin careThe more common complaints during this time are the hot flashes, night sweats and bone loss, but unexpectedly, during perimenopause (just before) and menopause, your skin begins to transform as well. Who’s to blame? The answer is always the same – your hormones, of course! The culprit is your estrogen; she’s the one causing all the trouble because she’s shrinking and losing her power. During your 40s and 50s, your ovaries produce fewer and fewer eggs until they stop producing altogether. During this time, periods end and estrogen production declines, as well. Estrogen is a powerful hormone. It’s what keeps your bones strong and the proteins, collagen, elastin and oils in your skin stimulated to keep it firm, supple and smooth. So, with this new hormonal shift, your skin becomes thinner, more lined and more wrinkled, and prone to sagging. Not only that, but the decline in estrogen causes skin to be dry, rough and dull because it reduces your skin’s ability to retain moisture.To add insult to injury, estrogen also keeps melanin (pigmentation) in check while your skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays over the years. When estrogen begins its decline, melanin increases because it no longer has estrogen to keep it under control. This, daughters of Mother Nature, is where those adorable brown age spots come from.

Change of Life Means a Change in Your Skin Care

As your hormones begin to change during the peri-menopausal and menopausal years, it’s important to pay special attention to your aging skin as it starts to lose its youthfulness and glow. One of our specialties at IHT is holistic anti-aging skin care. On the anti-aging shelf in our online shop, you’ll find an abundance of facial skin care products to get your skin through menopause with brilliance.

Spa TechnologiesSpa Technologies is a pioneer in quality skin care with products formulated with a bio-complex of rich ocean nutrients. The organic seaweed in all of Spa Technologies’ products comes from food-grade algae harvested in its natural state from the pure, cold waters off the coasts of Iceland and the Brittany peninsula in France. In the labs of Spa Tech, scientists have proven that marine botanicals have the power to nourish, heal, detoxify, transform and regenerate the skin without the inflammation of harsh chemicals. The creams and serums in the Spa Technologies all natural skin care line are formulated for all skin types, with their unique process of blending natural active ingredients into a base of seaweed, marine proteins, aloe vera and other essential minerals and botanicals. These sea-ceuticals, when used regularly on your skin will not only improve your age lines and wrinkles, but will also hydrate the dryness, firm and tone the skin, and create a radiant richness and overall glow to your complexion that you’ve likely never seen before.

Innovative Healing Touch carries the Spa Technologies line right here in our online holistic skin care boutique. Here, we’ve highlighted the most recommended facial skin products for maturing skin, going through the changes of menopause.

Renew & Repair KitRenew & Repair Kit combines two of our top-selling anti-aging Spa Technologies’ products that work wonderfully in tandem. Step 1 is the Oxygenated Renewal Complex to be applied after cleansing, exfoliating and toning. Step 2 is Marine Repair Cream to lock in the active ingredients of the serum used in Step 1.

Step 1: Oxygenated Renewal Complex

This age-defying serum combines a pure triple-tiered blend of antioxidant lipids, seaweed extracts and liquid oxygen that gives back your younger skin by regenerating cells and synthesizing collagen. Each of the 3 separate layers have a unique function on their own but when you shake them up, spray on your palm and apply to your face and neck, together they execute a powerful triple play for healthy cellular renewal. Clinical studies have shown a marked reduction in fine lines and wrinkles making Oxygenated Renewal Complex a clear breakthrough in anti-aging technology.

Step 2: Marine Repair Cream

A luxurious moisturizing cream formulated with bio-fermented algae, marine peptides, and vitamins C and E, Marine Repair Cream repairs the connective tissue and replaces lost minerals essential to building collagen. Lightweight yet powerful, silica-rich bamboo provides a protective shield from environmental pollution, and Solar Photospheres repair DNA cellular damage from overexposure to the sun.

Antioxidant Booster

Antioxidant BoosterWhen you use Antioxidant Booster, you enhance the strength of the other creams, serums and masks you use on your skin. It’s a complex of marine and botanical power-antioxidants that prevent skin cell damage and neutralize free radicals. Transresveratrol extends the life of skin cells. The added algae is an anti-inflammatory that limits skin sagging by reducing the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid keeps your skin deeply moist in the tissues for all day radiance.

Anti-Fluid Gel

Anti-Fluid GelThis anti-inflammatory cooling gel eliminates the fluids and toxins that are trapped in your skin, reducing swelling, bloating, and water-retention. This powerful gel contains calcium peptides to rid your body of metabolic waste, toxins and fluids to provide soothing relief of muscle and joint pain caused by over exertion. Simply apply the Anti-Fluid Gel to affected areas of the skin for immediate relief of painful swelling and to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Anti-Fluid Gel is also great to reduce swelling after surgery.

Antioxidant Recovery Balm

Antioxidant Recovery BalmTreat and protect your skin from harsh and damaging cold, wind and sun. This rescue balm soothes, heals and moisturizes sensitive skin. It’s fortified with anti-inflammatory botanicals, cell repairing marine plankton and powerful antioxidants, protecting cellular integrity for a youthful glow.

Body Hydration with Porphyra Red Algae

Body Hydration with Porphyra Red AlgaeSkin will feel silky smooth with this light citrus scented moisturizing body lotion containing organic seaweed, vitamins A & E, hyaluronic acid that nourish and protect the skin from environmental damage. It’s enriched with seaweed, shea butter and essential oils to nourish and moisturize your skin.

Brittany Sea Salts

Brittany Sea SaltsBrittany Sea Salts are a pure concentrate of all the elements found in seawater, providing vital minerals and trace elements. Adding Brittany Sea Salts to a warm bath will restore energy and vigor to tired muscles, while essential oils of pink grapefruit, lime & armoise refresh the senses.

DNA Defense Booster

DNA Defense BoosterUsing DNA Defense Booster consistently will help prevent unwanted brown age spots. Clinical studies have shown that it shows results even within 4 hours of application. It’s a complex of essential anti-aging enzymes extracted from marine plankton, laminaria algae and power-antioxidants that repairs cellular damage to DNA following sun exposure/damage. Added transresveratrol regulates metabolic processes as well as cellular defense, which is key to extending the life of skin cells.

DNA Defense Serum

This moisturizing serum is enriched with antioxidants, DNA repairing enzymes, omega-7, and omega-3 fatty acids to protect your skin from environmental aging factors. It also contains the super antioxidant, resveratrol and liquid oxygen to revitalize skin cells and stimulate metabolism.

Hydrating Cream Mask

Hydrating Cream MaskThis is an ideal mask for all dry, sensitive and mature skin types. Hydrating Cream Mask is formulated with pure seaweed and red algae and 100% pure organic honey that firm, soften and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while adding nourishing vital elements back to the skin.

Marine Gel Cleanser

Marine Gel CleanserMarine Gel Cleanser is perfect for maturing skin of all types. This refreshing foaming cleanser is pH balanced with a nourishing seaweed base for an ultra-gentle “green clean”. The anti-inflammatory properties, in this cleanser, make it ideal for sensitive skin and it’s especially effective post laser treatments.

Marine Ferulic C + E Complex

Marine Ferulic C + E ComplexThis marine complex is a breakthrough antioxidant booster featuring the strength of vitamins C and E in synergy with seaweed ferulic acid and plankton enzymes to protect and repair damage from environmental and UV sun exposure. It repairs DNA damage, stimulates collagen synthesis and noticeably rejuvenates mature, aging skin.

Marine Body Polish

Marine Body PolishBuff your skin to a silky soft glow! Marine Body Polish is a natural way to leave your skin feeling polished and refined. It’s a creamy scrub/lotion that gently exfoliates your skin, stimulating circulation while it removes dead surface skin cells. Leaves your skin firm, toned, bright and remineralized.

Micro Pearl Dermabrasion Cream

Micro Pearl Dermabrasion CreamThis exfoliating cream blends ultra-fine pearl and pumice with an enriched seaweed cream and combines with shea butter, hibiscus, peppermint and tangerine to stimulate circulation and remove dead cells, leaving your skin refined, and silky smooth.

Marine Moisturizing Mist

Marine Moisturizing MistFeel beach-kissed and ultra-refreshed! Marine Moisturizing Mist is a light, aromatic hydrating toner. Give your face a spritz any time your skin needs a little refreshing pick-me-up – like every day! Fortified with seawater to hydrate, restore minerals and trace elements; and marine proteins to soothe, moisturize, reduce inflammation and preserve. Especially beneficial after a day in the hot sun – some of our customers like to mix this in the palm of their hand with Spa Technologies Hydrating Vitamin C & E Complex to rev up the moisture and healing benefits!

Pigmentation Booster

Pigmentation BoosterOne of Spa Technologies’ almighty skin boosters, Pigmentation Booster lightens skin naturally. It’s fortified with a powerful complex of transresveratrol, herbal extracts and kojic acid to even out skin tone, add luminosity and gently whiten discolorations of the skin. Combined with marine antioxidants and DNA repairing enzymes, this booster gives you added protection against future environmental damage and natural aging processes. Consistent use helps in the prevention of age spots.

Shop Online for Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

You’ll find all of these Spa Technologies facial skin products in our online store. You can also call Innovative Healing Touch toll-free at (877) 217-7971 to place your order by phone. Remember, you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85.00, so plan ahead and try several items to save big on shipping! Everything ships tax-free outside of New York State.

Any Questions? Just Ask Ettia!

You can always call or email Ettia for a free consultation regarding any of these highlighted Spa Technologies products or any of the organic skin care products in IHT’s online shop. She can guide you as to what products will work best for your age and skin type. Ettia’s expertise has made her a leading authority on beauty wellness, often quoted in popular magazines like Vogue, Elle, Mademoiselle and Glamour. Now, you can benefit from Ettia’s expertise! Simply email Ettia at or call (877) 217-7971.