Subtle Ways to Make Your Wax Business Stand Out

Subtle Ways to Make Your Wax Business Stand Out

Standing out from your competition is key to the overall success of your business. The spa and wellness industry is a service-based industry, meaning that the value you provide is largely based on customer service, advice, and knowledge. Considering various ways to strengthen the overall customer experience will allow you to improve your business and differentiate yourself from others. Continue reading

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Bend Beauty: 5 Key Benefits of Ingesting Marine Collagen

If you’re keeping up with beauty and skincare trends, chances are you’ve heard of Marine, or Fish Collagen. What are some health benefits of ingesting marine collagen? Read on to see what the science says.

Fish Collagen produces Anti-Aging Effects
As we age, the type I collagen in our skin (the same kind that’s in marine collagen) weakens, leading to visible signs of aging including saggy and wrinkly skin. Preclinical studies show that ingesting marine collagen repairs skin collagen and elastin protein fibers and produces a significant thickening of the outer skin surface (epidermis). Human studies have reported decreased wrinkles and improved skin hydration and firmness following marine collagen supplementation.

Provides Antioxidant Protection
Marine collagen contains several amino acids: lysine, glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. Proline and glycine play important antioxidant roles by protecting against free radicals that cause cell damage. Hydroxyproline is made into glycine and it may help regulate a cell’s oxidative state. Preclinical studies show that marine collagen protects against oxidative skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light (sunlight).

Promotes Bone Growth/Healing
In cell culture, ingesting marine collagen increases collagen synthesis and helps incorporate minerals into the bone matrix. In addition, marine collagen supplementation significantly increases the size and mineral density of femur bones.

Improves Bone Strength
Bone strength depends not only on the quantity of bone tissue but also on the quality, which is altered by its geometry, shape, mineral content and composition, and its collagen microstructure. In cell culture, marine collagen improves collagen quality while supplementation in animals significantly increases bone mineral density and toughness.

Improves Protein Intake and Body Composition
Optimal dietary protein intake beneficially impacts weight management, lean body mass, muscle repair, and immune function, among other benefits. It is also essential to maximize athletic performance by helping to build muscle and improve workout performance and recovery. Marine collagen is a pure protein with no fat or carbohydrate to dilute its impact. In addition, the protein building block, proline, more than any other amino acid, is needed for whole body protein synthesis. Therefore, marine collagen’s proline content can help increase lean body mass.

Bend Beauty Marine Collagen + Co-Factors is available in strawberry, coconut, and unflavored powder.  Simply dissolve 2.5 teaspoons in a beverage of choice daily to reap the benefits of marine collagen.

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Bend Beauty: Beauty at Any Age

Beauty at Any Age

The purpose at Bend is to help people create a beautiful life.

This means something different to everyone but to us it means living authentically, and a touch magically. Bend Beauty believes in the connections that exist in the world around us as well as within us. We each have the capacity to live a beautiful life without limits – especially age!

We are often asked by customers in their 50s, 60s, and 70s if they will benefit from our products and the answer is YES! Bend Beauty products are designed to benefit men and women of all ages. It is never too late to start addressing the concerns you have with your skin. Most of us can agree, no matter what our age, we could be doing more internally to support our skin health. Whether your goal is to simply maintain a healthy glow or to treat a more visible condition, a daily skincare regimen including Bend Beauty products will support your skincare journey.

Our products treat a variety of skincare concerns that can appear at any stage of life. There are many factors that adversely impact our skin climate as we age: chronic inflammation, free radical stress, as well as diet, UV exposure, and environmental pollutants. Enhancing the body’s capacity to minimize damage from the inside out is a key factor in healthy aging.

Many of these common concerns can be addressed with Anti-Aging Formula. This product provides an essential dosage of omega-3 fatty acid that is not produced naturally by the body and must be obtained by diet. Not only does omega-3 benefit skin health by reducing inflammation and redness, but it also has many other health benefits. In additional to omega-3, Anti-Aging Formula contains GLA to reduce inflammation, vitamin D; an essential mineral for the absorption of calcium for bone health, as well as anti-oxidants lutein and zeaxanthin to reduce free radical damage. Together, these ingredients work synergistically to address a wide range of skin issues as well as benefiting overall health and wellness.

Including Marine Collagen + Co-Factors in a daily regimen is an excellent support to healthy aging that can be started at any age. Collagen production begins to decline in our 20s and by 80, collagen production is reduced by 70% (Araújo 2016). This product uses fish collagen peptides, vitamin C, and silicon to trigger collagen production within the cells. Collagen, the beauty protein, helps with skin firmness and elasticity but also has benefits for joint and bone health.

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November 12, 2019 | Sarah Warren |

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Which Bend Beauty product is right for me?

Which Bend products we recommend you to start with, or which one is right for you based on your specific skin concerns.  So let’s dive in.

Without question, Bend recommend that everyone start by taking our Anti-Aging Formula. If you’re only going to take one Bend product, this is the one for you. This is a foundational product for a fantastic skincare routine, as it provides the greatest overall benefit in one product. Not only does this product improve skin hydration, elasticity and firmness, roughness and redness (from skin inflammation) and provide antioxidants for skin health – but it also is clinically-proven to reduce skin sensitivity to UV-induced sunburn.

The active ingredients in Anti-Aging Formula work synergistically to produce optimal results in your skin. From omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids, to powerful antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, think of Anti-Aging Formula as your superpower skin health elixir. Again, we always recommend starting with this product, to give yourself the best possible foundation for all other products to work even better.

This brings us to Marine Collagen + Co-Factors! Collagen production in our bodies begins to decline in our 20s, but new research shows that collagen peptides can stimulate cells to increase collagen production. Collagen is essential in providing structure to the skin. The decline in collagen production leads to skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. Ingesting Marine Collagen gives your body the boost it needs to formulate collagen, helping you to maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails. Bend Marine Collagen + Co-Factors is specially formulated with collagen co-factors (vitamin C and silicon) which ensure that the collagen you’re building is healthy and resilient.

These two products are in fact, designed to work together synergistically; think of Anti-Aging Formula as preventing damage in the skin and Marine Collagen + Co-Factors as promoting repair. We like to think of Anti-Aging Formula as the foundation, and Marine Collagen + Co-Factors as the beauty boost. So while you may or may not take both, you certainly will see your best results when you combine these powerful products.

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Bend Beauty: When we nourish all the connections, something beautiful happens. 

When we nourish all the connections, something beautiful happens. 

A central component of the Bend Beauty brand is the concept of beauty from within. We are bending and shifting the ways in which we traditionally think about beauty and also how we embody it. Beauty and skincare regimens have historically been solely focused on what goes on the outside. We often treat the skin with topical products and treatments without giving much thought or attention to what’s going on inside our bodies.

Ingestible beauty products take a different approach; focusing on the internal connections to affect what we see on the surface.


  1. When designing an optimal skincare routine it is important to consider that what happens on the inside is just as important as what we see on the outside. We believe that treating the skin internally allows your true beauty to shine through, giving you the confidence that you are putting your best face forward. Click here to incorporate ingestibles into your beauty routine.
  2. A central component of the Bend Beauty brand is the concept of beauty from within.
  3. Beauty and skincare regimens have historically been solely focused on what goes on the outside. We often treat the skin with topical products and treatments without giving much thought or attention to what’s going on inside our bodies.

The Bend Beauty line includes:

Anti-Aging Formula – this foundational product delivers six active and powerful ingredients that work synergistically to optimize your skin health. Build beautiful skin from the inside out.

Marine Collagen + Co-Factors – don’t just build collagen, build healthy collagen. The synergy of fish collagen peptides, silicon and whole food vitamin C help protect against skin aging while supporting hair and nail health.

Build: Helps in collagen formation
Support: Helps to maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails
Protect: Source of an antioxidant that helps protect against free radicals

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