Retinol - The powerhouse ingredient that can change your skin
The skincare world is full of buzzwords. One day there is a go-to miracle ingredient that we all have to try, and the next it's old news. However, this is not the case when it comes to Retinol as it's been around for a number of years in the industry and isn't going anywhere fast!
A derivative of Vitamin A that increases cell turnover, collagen production and blood flow to the skin, Retinol is the one ingredient that dermatologists agree can make a difference. However, unfortunately, its not as straightforward to use as we'd like. Experts have called it the 'Diva Molecule' because although the results are impressive, you really have to pay it a lot of attention and commit to it to reap the benefits. You also have to accept that things can get worse before they get better and it can take quite a few weeks before you see a long term improvement. Many give up before reaching end point and don't achieve long-term benefits.
However, things have progressed. There are gentler retinol oils, micro-encapsulated for stabilisation and efficacy and even retinols gentle enough for the eye area. Dermalogica has two overnight retinol treatments at .5% and 1% and Age Revearsal Eye Complex, all of which can achieve significant results on the skin with regular use but they must be introduced slowly to the skin to build up tolerance and prevent sensitisation of the skin. Ask about introducing retinol to your home care regimen next time you visit.
LED Light Therapy
Now you can achieve even better results with LED light therapy added onto any skin care treatment. The benefits of LED were discovered by the scientist at NASA when they discovered that LED encouraged plant growth in space. In the same way, LED can stimulate fibroblast cells that produce collagen and plumps up the skin. It is also extremely antibacterial and helps kill the P. Acne bacteria that causes acne breakouts.
LED can be added to any skin treatment including the 10 minute skin solver for only £10
Flash Glow Skin Solver
Want instantly glowing skin in 10 minutes? Are you desperate for a skin treatment but only have times for a pedicure? Or are you new to professional skin care and want to find out more?
Well now with the Flash Glow Skin Solver you can experience a professional skin treatment in just 10 minutes that delivers great results for just £10. Ideal if you are short on time, it can easily be added onto your regular maintaence treatments such as waxing, last tinting etc. The Flash Glow uses professional strength products in a layered exfoliation treatment and is perfect just before a special night out. Add The Flash Glow to your next treatment.
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Bio Surface Peel-advanced treatments for even better results
Autumn/Winter is the ideal time to book a course of intensive peel treatments as you don't have to worry about avoiding the sun.
Peels are in high demand due to the visible improvements seen on the skin, so it's no surprise they are the fastest growing skin treatment service. The downside? A crowded and confused marketplace with a lack of professional training and unsafe practices.
Bio Surface Peel is an Expert Strength line that provides a biologically advanced peeling system for professional use. By synergistically layering critical active ingredients, Bio Surface Peel will safely and effectively resurface any skin type or condition, even sensitive skin.
For further information, advice, to book an appointment or for directions, call/text Mel on 07802 631144 or email [email protected]