LED treatment. Works well on its own, makes most other treatments better.

LED treatment. Works well on its own, makes most other treatments better.

November 06, 2021 3 min read

LED or Light Emitting Diode therapy is known for its ability to accelerate the skin’s healing process. Skin cells receive a rejuvenating, anti-aging boost increasing blood flow, helping bring nutrients to the treated areas, as well as stimulating fibroblast and collagen production to strengthen your skin and battle the ageing process. Antyage is the most advanced and powerful LED phototherapy medical device available to treat a broad range of concerns.

 

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We wish Gill well as she leaves and welcome Sabina back from Maternity Leave.

We wish Gill well as she leaves and welcome Sabina back from Maternity Leave.

November 05, 2021 1 min read

Staff news - we are very sorry to see Gill go, she has been a a fantastic member of the team. 

We are delighted to welcome Sabina back from Maternity Leave.

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STRESS, AND ITS EFFECT ON THE SKIN

STRESS, AND ITS EFFECT ON THE SKIN

October 17, 2021 2 min read

Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal.

If you, have you ever noticed that you break out more when you’re stressed, this is because stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tells glands in your skin to make more oil.
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Radio Frequency - an excellent skin treatment.

Radio Frequency - an excellent skin treatment.

September 16, 2021 1 min read

Radiofrequency 

 

No one is immune to the ageing process. There are lots of effective treatments and products that help to delay the ageing process.  One of the most effective skin treatments on the market is Radiofrequency. This non invasive cosmetic treatment smooths wrinkles and boosts collagen. It is particularly effective when it comes to extra delicate skin, such as the area around the eyes. 

  1. It provides immediate and long term results.
  2. Reduces wrinkles 
  3. Stimulates collagen.
  4. Softens fine lines especially around the eyes, nose and mouth.
  5. Increases dermal volume.
  6. Visible lifts skin. 
  7. Promotes fat reduction. 
  8. One of the most effective non-invasive antiageing treatments. 
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Moisturisers, What are they?

Moisturisers, What are they?

August 21, 2021 4 min read

 

Moisturiser is simply a generic term that encompasses an extensive array of topical creams, gels, lotions, emulsions, and ointments. These formulas may contain humectants, occlusives or emollients in their combination of ingredients.

To choose the best moisturiser for your skin, it’s important to understand the difference between the different ingredients etc. 



Why It’s Important to Moisturise Your Skin.


The difference between emollients, humectants and occlusives really depends on the benefits required. Moisturisers make dry, tight skin feel better and plump up the surface skin cells to enhance the texture and glow of the skin. They hydrate the outer surface of the skin and help resolve dryness, flakiness, redness, and itchiness.

 

 

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Glycolic acid - The Glow Getter.

Glycolic acid - The Glow Getter.

August 20, 2021 2 min read

Glycolic acid — you’ve probably seen it on the back of multiple skin-care cleansers, serums, and gels you have in your collection. We can’t seem to escape the ingredient, and there’s a good reason why, glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and works as a mild exfoliant. It’s a small molecule, and this is important because it helps it to penetrate deeper into the skin and work more effectively. Like other acids, it works to brighten the skin’s appearance by removing dead skin layers that live on top.

While all skin types can use glycolic acid, it may work best on oily and acne-prone skin. It’s harder to tolerate when you have dry or sensitive skin. If that sounds like you, stick to products that contain it in lower percentages or reduce the frequency with which you use it. On the flip side, glycolic acid is highly effective for evening out your skin tone and altering discoloration, which is why those with acne-prone skin generally respond well to it.
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The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays.

The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays.

August 20, 2021 2 min read

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SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF

August 20, 2021 1 min read

This potent vitamin C serum is specially formulated for acne-prone skin because it includes silymarin and 0.5 %salicylic acid to help decongest the skin. It works to help reduce oiliness, refine texture and improve skin clarity.
This oil-free formula is clinically demonstrated to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%, as well as reduce oiliness, refine skin texture, and visibly improve skin clarity and fine lines.
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HARD WATER VS. SOFT WATER: HOW YOUR WATER  REALLY AFFECTS YOUR HAIR

HARD WATER VS. SOFT WATER: HOW YOUR WATER REALLY AFFECTS YOUR HAIR

August 20, 2021 3 min read

 

Wondering about hard vs. soft water for hair?


We’ve all heard the terms “hard” and “soft” water before, but if we’re completely honest—we had no idea what it meant until recently. How could a liquid like water feel hard? Does hard water damage hair? What makes water soft and how does that affect your hair? We don’t know about you but, hard water for hair doesn’t sound like a beauty treatment we’d want to try.

What is hard water?
Contrary to what it sounds like, the name hard water doesn’t have anything to do with the way the water feels. Water is hard when it has a higher than usual concentration of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium carbonates. Water can become hard naturally as it picks up minerals from rocks as it flows through rivers, streams, and wells.

While hard water is generally thought of as safe to drink, cook with, and bathe in, many cities task their water treatment plants with filtering out as many minerals as possible. However, filtered water can sometimes pick up more minerals as it leaves the treatment plant and makes its way to your home through hundreds of miles of metal pipes.

In Ireland we mostly have hard water. Interestingly hard water tastes nicer than soft water.

Is hard water bad for your hair?
Hard water doesn’t just sound like it’s bad for your hair—it can be.
All the minerals and heavy metals in hard water can cause your hair to become dry, brittle, brassy, and dull. Your scalp can also get flaky and itchy, too.

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Retinoids remain the Gold Standard for fighting acne and wrinkles.

Retinoids remain the Gold Standard for fighting acne and wrinkles.

August 01, 2021 6 min read

Although they’ve been around for decades, the vitamin A derivatives known as retinoids remain the gold standard for treating acne and wrinkles, with the skin-care and pharmaceutical industries continuing to develop and manufacture new products featuring them. Retinoids — including the most commonly known, retinol — are found in both prescription medications and over-the-counter formulations in a variety of strengths and product types.

But despite their longevity and proven results, these compounds retain the potential for undesirable side effects, such as peeling skin and sun sensitivity. It’s important, therefore, to understand the various types of retinoids and the safest ways to incorporate them into a skin-care regimen.
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Skin Barrier Issues.

Skin Barrier Issues.

August 01, 2021 4 min read

Your skin barrier is the lipid matrix found in the outermost layer of your skin, the stratum-corneum, and essentially sits on top of this layer. When healthy, the skin barrier helps keep moisture in and external irritants out (e.g., UV, free radicals, bacteria) - acting as your skin’s bodyguard.

What is the skin barrier?

The skin barrier, or moisture barrier, is mainly composed of three lipids: ceramides, cholesterol, and free (AKA essential) fatty acids. These lipids work together to prevent water loss and to protect your skin from the environment. Damage to the skin barrier occurs in the form of miniscule cracks through which moisture can easily escape and irritants can enter more easily.

Signs your skin barrier is damaged:

When your skin barrier is healthy, your skin generally looks plump and smooth and feels soft to the touch. If you have oily skin that’s also dehydrated, that’s a common sign that you may have a damaged skin barrier. (Yes ... Your skin can be both oily and dehydrated.

 

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SUNEKOS

SUNEKOS

August 01, 2021 3 min read

 

SUNEKOS

What is Sunekos?


Sunekos is a new novel injectable treatment used to treat superficial lines and wrinkles. It can be used all over the face, neck, decolletage and backs of hands Sunekos can be used in the delicate under eye area and above the lip (smokers’ lines).Traditional hyaluronic acid filler when injected in these areas on the face, can look quite puffy and unnatural.

Sunekos consists of a patented formulate of hyaluronic acid combined with amino acids that stimulate collagen and elastin production causing skin hydration and skin tightening.

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