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May 27, 2019

It Happens By Appointment. Nothing will transform your skin like regular facials. When professional treatments and products, the benefits of facial massages, de-stressing your skin and relaxation of mind and body go hand in hand with the power of the human touch, the results will show on your skin. Invest in regular facials. Your face is the first thing people see. 💆💆‍♂️

May 20, 2019

Every day, we as estheticians, see clients who live with acne, are unhappy with their sun spots, lines and dull complexion, battle rosacea and hide behind make up. Then they make a small step through our door and they change their life. Be that person. We will help you. 

May 13, 2019

In a time when human interactions are increasingly being replaced by apps, we often forget that the human touch can be powerful. Gentle stroking as performed in facial massage releases oxytocin which lowers cortisol, the stress hormone. But a facial massage does more: it helps loosen up tense facial muscles that harbor wrinkles. It increases circulation and oxygen flow to the face which increases collagen production for a healthy glow to the complexion. And facial massage helps products absorb better. So do your skin good and feel good with a facial. 😊💆

April 22, 2019

Our age shows on our hands - just like anywhere else on our body. Exposure to the elements and sun, harsh products and manual work all manifest themselves especially on our hands. We are not saying, start behaving like a hand model. But whenever you put your serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, night cream, face-oil or other goodies on your face (neck and precious décolletage) simply massage any leftover residue into your hands. And let your hands speak to your age the same as your face. 

April 18, 2019

Lately, a lot of people have been mentioning Witch Hazel to me. They are using it after they wash their face, or at night, or to treat razor burn, … and usually follow up with “So, is it good for you?” Let’s shed some light on this natural remedy:

A longtime staple of the beauty industry, witch hazel has gone in and out of favor over the years and is now hailed again as the hot “new” ingredient of 2019.

The witch hazel plants are flowering shrubs native to North America. Plant extracts can be used as an ointment; leaves, bark and twigs and can be processed into a liquid, commonly known as Witch Hazel.

Witch Hazel is anti-inflammatory, soothing and rich in anti-oxidants. Check, check, check for what we want in skincare.

One main grou...

April 15, 2019

Botanicals in skin care have been around as long as anyone can remember. Today, we can enhance their benefits through amazing technology such as stem cell extraction. Here we look at plants that have inherent characteristics that would be beneficial in skincare. One example is the beautiful Edelweiss flower. It growth in the harsh climatic conditions of the European Alps in high altitudes. It is such equipped with inherent protection from high-intensity UV rays. Edelweiss extract has a high concentration of flavonoids and phenolic acid that aid in fighting UV damage. Edelweiss stem cells have a high concentration of antioxidant properties, stimulate our own stem cells, and help in the production of hyaluronic acid and prevent co...

April 10, 2019

Willow bark form the White Willow Tree has been used for centuries to treat aches and pains. It contains a natural chemical called salicin that blocks specific hormones that regulate inflammation. Today, an oxidized version known as Salicylic Acid is a staple in acne fighting skincare. Why?

Acne primarily results from an overproduction of sebum (oil secreted from pores) paired with an abnormally high rate of desquamation (shedding of skin cells) in individuals that lack enzymes breaking down the cellular glue. The result are clogged pores, in which acne bacteria can grow. 

Salicylic Acid is a lipophilic, or oil-soluble acid. This means it can break down sebum - the skin's own oils. It is also kreatolitic, meaning it can break down...

April 3, 2019

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is an essential nutrient for the body. It stimulates production of immune system cells, and increases levels of circulating antibodies within the blood. It further helps to maintain blood vessel walls and thus prevents cardiovascular disease. Vitamin C also helps the body deal with stress. Ascorbic Acid aids the production of collagen, a protein that supports cell growth and gives skin its firmness and strength. Vitamin C helps the skin repair itself and thus aids the creation of scar tissue, as well as the diminishment of acne scars, and the treatment of hyper-pigmentation by slowing down the production of melanin.

A Powerful Antioxidant

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant: it slows the rat...

April 1, 2019

While we sleep our body regenerates - and so does our skin. That's why it makes sense to use richer products at night time, or even overnight masks. Try sleeping on your back to avoid pillow wrinkles ... and shoot for sweet dreams ⭐️🌝⭐️

March 25, 2019

One of the most common complaints we hear as estheticians is that clients become frustrated with their friend's skincare recommendations or the latest craze. Every skin is different and has different needs. What might feel wonderful and bring great results for one person, might not work for someone else at all. A proper skin analysis will determine your skin type, inform you about skin conditions, and leave you with professional recommendations on how to treat them. In order to see results, be a little patient. Our skin cells regenerate every 28 (they slow down with age) - so give a regiment about three months to see if it works for you. (Unless, of course, if you experience any adverse reactions due to for example allergies) 

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