Have You Met Treasure!

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Treasure graduated as a licensed skin care specialist from the Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics. As the beauty industry grows, Treasure makes it a point to continue her learning by developing new skills that provide clients with customized treatments to meet their individual needs.

She enjoys connecting with clients and is a firm believer that healthy skin starts from within. When this Montclair resident isn't researching new techniques she's traveling with her boyfriend or spending time with her friends and family.

Treasure is available for appointments Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. Please welcome her kindly!

Customized Facial Benefits

At Harmony Day Spa, we are proud to offer our signature Harmony Foundation Facial. It is completely customizable and includes a comprehensive facial cleansing, extractions, face, neck and shoulder massage, and a customized facial mask. We recommend this facial for most skin types. The Harmony Foundation Facial is great for people looking to fight the initial signs of aging or anyone dealing with oily or acne prone skin.  This facial is available in both 50 or 90 minute appointments.

Our years of experience have enabled us to customize this facial for every skin type and condition. We understand that your skin today could be completely different from what it was the last time we treated you. There is no set recipe or product that we use every time. We are able to pull from a selection of different lines to treat any skin type.

We understand the benefits of completely customized facials and wanted to share those benefits with you:

·       Customized just for you. As we have mentioned above, customized facials can treat whatever your skin concern is. We take the time to analyze your skin and design a facial specifically to meet the needs of your skin.

·       Deeper cleanse. One of the major benefits of the customized, Harmony Foundation Facial is the deeper cleanse your skin will receive. Doing so helps unclog pores and reduce the amount of acne, blackheads, and redness. The massage that our esthetician will perform helps to stimulate blood circulation.

·       Relaxing. Taking care of your skin with a customized facial allows you to relax while the professionals treat you. You will leave with a glowing, smooth complexion.


Harmony Day Spa was founded in 2003 by Amy Waldorf to provide clinical and therapeutic skin care and body work to New Jersey residents. We offer solution based skin care and body esthetic services, producing results for luminous skin while encouraging stress reduction.

Harmony Day Spa also specializes in therapeutic massage, including Prenatal, Neuromuscular, Hot Stone and Swedish massage. Our massage therapists are both nationally and State Certified Massage Therapists.

With over 20 years of experience in the professional skincare industry, we feel that we have found the finest solution based aesthetic treatments, relaxation products, and services available. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!

4 Ways to Set Professional Skin Care Apart

You select certain skin care lines to use and carry in your spa based on their efficacy. You believe in those products, and you know with the right regimen, they can produce beautiful skin for your clients. Some clients invest in your skin care plan, but some are still on the fence. How do you combat this and convince the client that professional skin care is best? Dermatology Times interviewed esthetician Rita Lee and a few dermatol­ogists to identify the differences between professional and mass market skin care, and these differences are summarized below.

Dermatologist Joel Schlessinger M.D., notes that skin care professionals are in a unique position to educate the client, and skin care questions should never be ignored. The knowlege and experience of the skin care professional should be utilized to explain the importance of using professional skin care.

1. Developed to Deliver

Professional skin care offers higher amounts of key ingredients, more advanced ingredients and advanced delivery of those ingredients for better and faster results, according to Lee. She references paptides, noting that they are present at higher amounts in professional care.

Dermatologist Christine Choi Kim, M.D., considers professional skin care more cosmeceutical than cosmetic since they have biological actions on the skin below the stratum corneum.

2.“A” for Advanced

Professional products have more advanced or sophisticated formulas. They incorporate the most promising new ingredients or the latest generation of more established ingredients, according to Lee. “A good example is Vitamin C. While there are multiple forms available, tetrahex­yldecyl ascorbate (THDA or THD Ascorbate) is the most effective and most stable, non-acidic form of Vitamin C,” Lee says. “You won't find this in most retail products, and certainly not in drugstore products."

Professional lines often contain higher concentr­ations of ingredients that provide added benefits, according to Dr. Farris.

3.Ingredients that Penetrate the Skin

Professional products are more likely than OTC skin care products to actually deliver key ingredients into the skin. 

“I am more confident that professional lines have thought about this challenge and worked out solutions (such as finding the optimal liposomal delivery system). Most professional lines are founded by scientists, physicians or skin professi­onals, so they are keenly aware of this challenge.”

4. A Better Value

Drugstore skin care may be cheaper for the client, but professional skin care has more value, according to Lee. She notes that professional products are often less expensive per ounce than skin care bought in retail chains. They will also save the client money in the long run from not having to buy and try a large amount of products before they find one that works.

Source: Dermatology Times


FDA says NO to Tanning for Minors

From Skin Inc Magazine:

As part of its continual aim to help prevent skin cancer, the U.. Food and Drug Administ­ration wants to officially turn out the lights for minors who want to use tanning beds.

The FDA's two indoor tanning rules that are on the table, both of which are open for public comment until March 21, 2016, would apply to manufacturers and tanning facility operators. If the rules are approved, it could impact about 18,000 to 19,000 indoor tanning salons and 15,000 to 20,000 other facilities, such as health clubs, spas, and other commercial establis­hments, that offer tanning services in the U.. 

18 and Older  

  • The first proposed rule would restrict use of sunlamp products to adults 18 and older. In addition, before their first tanning session and every six months thereafter, adult users over age 18 would have to sign a risk acknowle­dgment certification that states they have been informed of the risks to health that may result from use of sunlamp products. 

Safety Measure Improvements

  • The second proposed rule requires sunlamp manufacturers and tanning facilities to take additional measures to improve the overall safety of these devices. Some of the key proposed changes would include:
  1. Making warnings easier to read and more prominent on the device
  2. Requiring an emergency shut off switch, or “panic button”
  3. Improving eye safety by adding requirements that would limit the amount of light allowed through protective eyewear
  4. Improving labeling on replacement bulbs so tanning facility operators can make sure they are using the proper replacement bulbs
  5. Reducing the risk of accidental burns
  6. Prohibiting dangerous device modifica­tions, like installing stronger bulbs, without re-certifying and re-identifying the device with the FDA

“Today’s action is intended to help protect young people from a known and preventable cause of skin cancer and other harms,” FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff, M.D., said in a written statement. “Individuals under 18 years are at greatest risk of the adverse health consequences of indoor tanning.”

About 1.6 million minors indoor tan each year, increasing their risk of skin cancer, including the most deadly form melanoma, and other skin damage (based on data in the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey), the FDA said. 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, those who have been exposed to radiation from indoor tanning are 59% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors. In addition, the effects of exposure to UV radiation can place one with a greater risk for skin and eye damage later in life, the organization said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates an average of more than 3,000 emergency department room visits occur for injuries related to indoor tanning each year in the U.S. (based on 2003-2012 data).  

“The FDA understands that some adults may decide to continue to use sunlamp products,” Ostroff added. “These proposed rules are meant to help adults make their decisions based on truthful information and to ensure manufacturers and tanning facilities take additional steps to improve the safety of these devices.” Of course, safe sun practices ideally should not include the use of tanning beds.