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Science and skincare

Hands up who thinks of science when they think of a beauty salon? No doubt that the majority of people consider the beauty industry to be whimsical, materialistic and concerned only with the pursuit of beauty. The various eyebrow trends (feathers anyone?) or the epic nail…

See the light! What is LED light therapy?

It might surprise you to learn how much modern technology we use here at our small family salon. One machine in particular is a fond favourite because it can be utilised on it’s own, or as part of any facial in a smaller amount: our BT-Accent…

Sun Protection: The Basics

It’s coming to that time of the year where people start eagerly greeting the sun, or book summer sun holidays. It’s also the time of year that sun protection cream gets purchased, and haphazardly applied. Every year people burn in their attempt to tan, or simply…

Turmeric for Sensitive Skin

By now, you have probably heard about the claimed health benefits of turmeric. It is touted as a naturally powerful painkiller, anti-inflammatory, even an anti-depressant. According to an article on BBC.co.uk “there are at least 200 compounds in turmeric, but there’s one that scientists are …interested…

Sensitive vs Sensitised Skin

We hear a lot of complaints in the salon about clients having sensitive skin: Certain products create itchy, red or irritated skin; the cold weather makes skin feel dry and tight; red wine or chocolate causes redness and breakouts. We’re often asked for advice on how…

Skin Sensitivity Risk

Skin sensitivity is one of the most common issues we see in the salon. From people who have had a reaction to a product such as make up, tint, or soap, to those suffering with systemic genetic issues like rosacea. Sensitivity exists because your skin is…

Power Up! The ultimate skin treatment

The most exciting skin treatment we offer at the salon is the Dermalogica Power Up! treatment, combined with some personal touches of our own, to create a 90 minute ultimate facial experience. This powerful skin treatment will leave you glowing and relaxed and includes extensive skin…

Youthful Skin Forever …… Almost

Written by Mandy Painting, BIAE (Oct 2017)   I want to keep looking as young as possible……how? There are several ways to keep you looking younger and maintaining a youthful glow including eating healthily and using a good skin care regime. In fact this is the…

Chemical Peels: Part 3 – the science bit

Following on from previous posts on the subject of chemical peels, let’s take a look at the science of peeling. Contrary to popular belief, you rarely just whack a peel on and pull off revealing a new face. It’s a bit more involved than that. Last…

Chemical peels: Part 2

Last time we looked at an over view of the basics of a chemical peels: what they are and a rough idea of how they work. Before we introduce you to the BioSurface Peel that we use at the salon let’s take a deeper look at…