Welcome to Dublin's top Aesthetic Skin Clinic & Day Spa
Spread across two luxurious locations in the sleepy village of Glasthule in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, our Skin Clinic and Day Spa are a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Dublin city.
Our team of accomplished highly skilled therapists provide an unrivalled range of treatments, catering for all your beauty and relaxation needs.
Meet Nuala Woulfe - A Pioneer in the Beauty Industry and Champion for Women
With over 35 years of experience in the beauty industry. Nuala recently won an award for the Best Professional in Business, a testament to her unwavering dedication and passion for her work.
An expert in skincare, Nuala is passionate about researching cutting-edge treatments and product lines, ensuring her clients receive the best possible care.
Nuala continues to personally train her team of expert therapists, instilling in them the high standards for which she is known. Her commitment to excellence has led the business to earn the prestigious ISO accreditation, an internationally recognised benchmark for quality.
Nuala's dedication extends beyond her business, as she actively supports causes that empower and uplift women.
From the blog
11 Essential Home Skincare Steps and Their Importance
Remember your home skin care is essential – what you do every day, twice a day has significant impact on your skin – so you want your skincare to be effective. We have 11 tips, along with our suggested products below: 1. Use SPF - no excuses! While you’ll be used to wearing sunscreen when outdoors, it’s important to know that the same UVA and UVB rays can penetrate clouds and windows. Not only that, but there is evidence that blue light from screens can damage skin. So, whether you’re only popping to the shops or having a duvet day, you should still always apply a minimum factor 30 every day. Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening SPF 50 SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Defense Sunscreen Hands off – Doors, buttons, work equipment… how many things do you touch a day without washing your hands straight afterwards? Just think how much dirt, oil and germs accumulate on your fingertips… now you will you touch your face? This can lead to breakouts and other skin conditions. Wash your hands as often as possible and avoid touching your face unnecessarily. Brighten with Vitamin C If you want a brighter complexion, vitamin C is a must-have! Known as an antioxidant, vitamin C helps protect the skin’s surface from environmental aggressors such as UV and pollution, as well as the oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Use it every morning after cleansing. SkinCeuticals Serum 10 - 30ml SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF® - 30ml SkinCeuticals Double Defence C E Ferulic Kit. Free Full Sized Ultra Facial Defence Worth €36 SkinCeuticals Double Defence Phloretin CF Kit. Free Full Sized Advanced Brightening UV Defence SPF 50 Worth €49.00 SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF - a new antioxidant for oily or blemished skin. Don’t forget the lips Your lips are also susceptible to the sun’s radiation, leading to a dry and damaged appearance. Apply a little of your hyaluronic serum Ha Intensifier by Skinceuticals is a good option then apply. SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier - 30ml SkinCeuticals AOX Lip Complex morning and night and more regularly if required. Exfoliate dead skin cells One of the reasons our skin can look dull is because of dead skin cells. Scrubbing these away with a good exfoliator is crucial if you want to bring back a natural glow. This month Skinceuticals Retexturising serum is our product of the month – resurfacing is very important particularly as we age – over time, regardless of lifestyle, skin begins to change. Signs of ageing may appear. Fine lines, wrinkles, discolouration, and loss of elasticity can become more visible. Retexturing Activator® targets two mechanisms — exfoliation and hydration — to help promote the skin’s natural regeneration process, helping to visibly reduce the appearance of surface lines and help transform the look of the skin with a smoother, softer looking texture. This serum can also be used as a compliment to retinol use – use on the nights you do not use retinol. SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator® - 30ml Retinol 0.3 contains 0.3% pure retinol and is enhanced with the latest stabilisation and delivery technologies to provide maximum efficacy. Scientifically proven to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age-spots from both intrinsic and photo ageing. Retinol 0.3 can aid in reducing the appearance of pore sizes, while correcting blemishes and blotchiness associated with problematic skin. Retinol 0.3 is ideal for skin new to Retinol products. SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 - 30ml Stay hydrated As well as drinking around eight glasses of water a day – good for your general health as well as your skin health – you should consider investing in a great hydrating formula that will leave your face looking fresh! Obagi Hydrate is a great cost effective cream. Another popular treatment cream is SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 - 48ml. Cleanse Clean your skin thoroughly at the end of each day, you’ll ensure that all the dirt, bacteria, oil, and pollution has been removed from your skin. It will improve how your treatment skincare absorbs into the skin. SkinCeuticals Simply Clean - 200ml SkinCeutical's Glycolic Renewal Cleanser SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser - 250ml DMK Milk Cleanser DMK Deep Pore Cleanser Emphasise those eyes The skin around your eyes is thinner and show signs of ageing more quickly than other areas of the face. Whether you suffer from dryness, puffiness, dark circles or pigmentation, an eye cream can work wonders. Look out for ones that contain hyaluronic acid and peptides if you want to see a real difference. SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex - 15ml SkinCeuticals Mineral Eye UV Defense SPF 30 - 10ml SkinCeuticals Eye Balm - 15ml Eminence Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream Say goodbye to coffee Bad news if you’re a coffee lover. Even decaf can make your skin look dehydrated. Focus on upping your intake of water throughout the day if you want to get your glow back. 10. Hydrate with HA Hyaluronic acid (HA) is what we use in a lot of dermal fillers to volumise and contour your face, so you’ll appreciate that it’s going to be great in skincare too. When looking for a HA serum, see the molecule is different molecule size so the hyaluronic acid is a vehicle that penetrates the skin to be effective where it needs to be – smaller molecules travel deeper into the skin – and brings more active ingredients deeper in to the skin. Catch up on sleep Unsurprisingly, sleep has a key role in rejuvenating your skin. During the third and fourth stages of sleep, your body goes into repair mode and produces cells and hormones that help boost collagen production, which results in healthier skin! Avoid screens before bedtime, try a relaxing podcast or drink a herbal tea if you struggle to get to sleep. We would love if you would listen to our podcast where we discuss this topic and countless others! Invest in retinol Derived from vitamin A, retinol is renowned as one of the most powerful tools in skincare. It helps to exfoliate and smooth skin, while diminishing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. There’s lots of different strengths of retinol, so if you’re new to it, start low! It must also only be applied at night as it can make your skin more sensitive to light. Speak to us if you’d like advice on how to get started. SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 - 30ml We love results We hope you found these skincare tips useful. If you’d like to invest in skincare that’s clinically proven to make a difference, check out our shop or chat to our skincare experts to find out what’s best for your specific concerns.
8 Skincare Products to Put on your Wishlist
No skincare routine is complete without a serum. A lot of serums contain the powerful, skin-loving ingredients we know and love such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and azelaic acid. For those who have been using serums for some time, you may have specific skincare goals in mind such as, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. A good anti-ageing serum can do this and over time, reveal a youthful and radiant complexion.
Acne - Causes and Treatment Options
Acne is a common, treatable skin condition normally associated with adolescents. In fact, 85% of teen boys and girls suffer with acne. However, acne also affects children and adults of all ages. 51% of women in their 20s, and 35% of women in their 30s suffer with acne.
Age Spots - Causes and Treatment Options
Age spots or ‘sun spots’ are dark patches that appear on the skin. Acommon form of hyperpigmentation, they are usually relatively smalland flat and are brown or black in colour. Age spots typically affectpeople over the age of 40.
Are you in a constant cycle of “flight or fight”?
When you are in a stressful situation, your body may react by going into “fight or flight “ mode, pumping out stress hormones, raising blood pressure and pulse, and redirecting blood away from your organs towards your legs and arms to prepare the body for “flight” . This would be important if you needed to get away from a wild animal, but today we are less likely to find ourselves needing to get away from a wild animal.Normally for a healthy person, the body bounces back to normal once the stressful times are over . Many people get stuck in fight of flight mode. This is especially true when people find themselves dealing with chronic health conditions or a family or work related situation that they cannot handle. The chronic stressors become a self perpetuating vicious cycle . This situation can then lead to anxiety . People sometimes try and reduce the anxiety by avoiding the feared situation altogether.
Azelaic Acid?You wouldn’t be alone if you have never heard of azelaic acid. Despite having a plethora of skincare benefits - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2528257/What is it?Azelaic Acid a naturally occurring compound found in whole grains and is also produced by the skin’s natural yeasts. Extensive studies of this acid have shown it to be beneficial for several conditions; from acne to melasma. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8659112/