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How a treatment for fish scales makes you look younger?

2019-11-13T05:09:32+00:00

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have for centuries have been used to promote a more youthful, fresh looking complexion by people in many civilisations History reveals that many ancient cultures knew of benefits of AHA's. In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used Alpha Hydroxy Acids when she bathed in milk baths to soften her much admired skin! The women of the French Court of Louis XVI also used Alpha Hydroxy Acids when they rubbed wine on their skin to produce a softer, glowing complexion. Rediscovered in the early 1970s as a treatment for ichthyosis patients (a rare skin disease where your skin resembles fish [...]

How a treatment for fish scales makes you look younger?2019-11-13T05:09:32+00:00

Discover your Future Self

2019-10-15T02:52:38+00:00

Did you know you could be a time traveller?⏲ 🚀 Hard to believe? 🤔 On 23rd October you'll be able to do a form of time travel. See,  you'll have your very own Skin TARDIS to show your past and more importantly your future self. Guided by your very own Ultraceuticals Dr Who, Amy Valenti who, with the help of, the Observ Skin Analyser lets you see your possible future self. This specialised camera 📸 goes beyond the surface of your skin to delve into its deepest layers. Using polarized light technology it can assess the physical health of your skin now and how your [...]

Discover your Future Self2019-10-15T02:52:38+00:00

#18 Vitamin A – What’s all the fuss?

2019-10-04T05:19:23+00:00

Vitamin A – What’s all the fuss about? Well, all you hear about Vitamin A is spot on. As one of the most studied age management ingredients for reversing the signs of extrinsic ageing the consensus is that Vitamin A is the must be the cornerstone of any skincare program. According to skincare guru, Paula Begoun, “Regardless of your age or skin type, retinol is a superstar skin-saver you need to know about.” Retinol, Retinoid Vitamin A? I’m confused? OK, I can understand your confusion! Retinol is another name for Vitamin A as is Retinoid. Retinol (and its derivatives) are found [...]

#18 Vitamin A – What’s all the fuss?2019-10-04T05:19:23+00:00

#15 Do I really need a face mask?

2019-09-11T06:41:02+00:00

Well, if you’ve perfect skin, hydrated and blemish free then probably not! However, if your skin is Dry Breaking out Oily Flaky or Dull and devitalised Then a mask is going to play an) important supporting role in your home care. (Although for those lucky perfect skin people there’ll be times when a face mask will help your skin to look and feel more hydrated.) With all masks the key is what works for your skin and what is going to make your skin worse. So, what type of mask do you need? Masks come in a variety of forms and [...]

#15 Do I really need a face mask?2019-09-11T06:41:02+00:00

The Dynamic Duo – LED (Non Thermal Light) and Hyaluronic Acid

2019-08-06T06:38:35+00:00

On 20 May 2019 I had head and neck surgery to remove part of my lower jaw. Without going into all the gory details, I was left with a significant scar (requiring 30 staples) the full length of my neck. Combine this with post-surgical oedema and my face, to be totally honest, looked a little rough. My mission… To find a suitable treatment program to help reduce my scar that was not going to comprise to my surgery. Research led me to a combination of treatments that helps restore, heal and stimulate scar (and by default) rejuvenation. And these treatments are... [...]

The Dynamic Duo – LED (Non Thermal Light) and Hyaluronic Acid2019-08-06T06:38:35+00:00

#20 Your Expert Guide to OPEN PORES

2019-09-16T22:34:22+00:00

Did you know one of the top three skin concerns our clients struggle with is … 🥁🥁🥁Open Pores! Truth is you can't eliminate them BUT we can help you make them appears so much smaller. Enlarged pores are stubborn skin concern. And I feel your pain – I’ve tried everything to get rid of them only to find most didn’t work or worse… However help is at hand! Consistently using the right ingredients helps minimise these issues. But works and what doesn’t?🙄🙄🙄 There are things to avoid … ❌Don’t use bar soaps -ingredients keeping bar soap it in its solid form [...]

#20 Your Expert Guide to OPEN PORES2019-09-16T22:34:22+00:00

#11 Using soap to clean your face? Then your skin is going to look like crap….

2019-04-12T04:25:29+00:00

Yes, soap is the last thing you should be using on your face - sure, use it for your smelly bits but if your using soap on your face - your skin is going to look like crap. Why? Well, most soaps are alkaline and our skin is acidic – to get technical your skin’s natural pH is around 5.5.  (In fact, our skin is protected by a thin layer called the acid mantle.) As soap’s pH ranges from 8-10, and this instantly strips the skin of its natural moisture instantly sending your protective acid mantle into a tailspin. The result [...]

#11 Using soap to clean your face? Then your skin is going to look like crap….2019-04-12T04:25:29+00:00

#10 Is your Skin Sensitive Or Sensitised?

2019-07-26T03:24:25+00:00

It’s interesting, we often see guests who advise they’ve sensitive skin. Or, do they? When we start to look further, we often find that our response is… “You don’t have sensitive skin, but your skin has become sensitised.” So, what’s the difference? Well, there’s a big difference between the two. Just like dry, oily, or combination skin, sensitive skin is something you’re born with. It doesn’t just happen. Usually, sensitive skin people have fair complexions that flush easily or swell a bit to the touch. They may even get red or blotchy for no apparent reason. That’s why skincare and make-up [...]

#10 Is your Skin Sensitive Or Sensitised?2019-07-26T03:24:25+00:00

#9 Why your skin pores are not like garage doors…

2019-04-05T05:17:18+00:00

Open skin pores would be one of the most common skin concerns and affect all skin types and all ages. Unfortunately, they're not like garage doors – they don’t automatically open and shut. You see, there are no muscles controlling your pores and they need to remain open to allow you to sweat, get rid of dirt and grime, and keep your lipid barrier healthy. Your lipid barrier is made of sebum (a beautiful cocktail of triglycerides, wax esters, squalene, and metabolites of fat-producing cells). Sebum is essential in keeping our skin waterproof and lubricated. A healthy and balanced lipid barrier [...]

#9 Why your skin pores are not like garage doors…2019-04-05T05:17:18+00:00

#7 Do I really need an exfoliant?

2019-11-13T04:40:53+00:00

Well, do you… Want smoother brighter skin? Want to get your skin glowing again? Want to reduce breakout? Want to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles? YES! YES! YES! YES! Then you need to consider the dynamic duo of skin ingredients - Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). These leave on liquid exfoliants should be the cornerstone of your skincare program. Why? Young, healthy skin sheds build-up dead skin each day but as we age and with the added day to day exposure to sun and pollution this natural ability to exfoliate becomes faulty. But I use a [...]

#7 Do I really need an exfoliant?2019-11-13T04:40:53+00:00