Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Facial (45 minutes): Transform your skin and reveal your inner radiance with this innovative multi-acid peel and peptide treatment, targetting ageing, hyperpigmentation, and acne. Even sensitive skins can enjoy clearer, smoother and more luminosity!
Bright Eyes Facial Enhancement: This six-step eye treatment improves skin texture and tone, minimises fine lines, dryness and dark spots, reinforces and strengthens collagen fibres, and deeply hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes.
LED 30: A painless, relaxing, non-invasive skin-care treatment stimulates collagen and treats mild to moderate acne.
Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring is a much gentler, safer, and truly progressive method of hair removal for all parts of the body. It is effective on all skin types and hair textures for both men and women.
What is the Sugaring Product?
The sugaring paste used is a blend of natural ingredients with no chemical additives so there is no fear of any harmful side effects. The application of this unique product will also remove dead skin cells leaving the skin soft, silky and healthy.
Why Alexandria Professional?
Certified Alexandria Practitioners are professionally trained and educated. They are committed to a high standard of service, helping you make Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring™ a part of your regular beauty routine.
As a Certified Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring Practitioner, I will be able to schedule your appointments best because I will become very familiar with your hair growth pattern. Hair growth need not exceed 3mm to be removed.
Preparing your skin for your treatment
Please do not use a razor or depilatory creams between appointments, as this will interfere with your goal to refine and diminish your hair growth and to have smooth healthy skin. Regularly hydrating and exfoliating your skin between sugaring treatments is just as important as receiving treatment. You will receive the best results if your skin is healthy. Ask me how you can maximise your results. The better your skin, the better your treatment. The better your treatment, the better your skin… It’s that simple!
If required, to quickly reduce redness in this area, I can apply a Hungarian Wellness Mud™ immediately following treatment or apply it at your convenience at home with our Mud Puddle® Hungarian Wellness Mud™.
Rejuvenate your skin!
Alexandria has developed a simple yet very effective home care regimen to benefit all skin types and conditions – a system of the following products:
Dead Sea Salt exfoliates and smoothes the skin and is traditionally calming, detoxifying and very soothing. When combined with sweet almond oil, it makes an excellent dead skin exfoliant.
Hungarian Wellness Mud™ detoxifies and revitalises the skin and is excellent for all skin types and conditions ranging from acne to cellulite. This high quality, versatile mud comes in a dry form and blends easily to a rich, smooth creamy paste by adding water.
A multi-treatment cream for ingrown hair, problem skin, cuticles, calluses, rough elbows and knees. This unique combination of superb, quality essential oils work to soften the upper and middle layers of the skin allowing the quick removal of dead skin cells. This is important in treating ingrown hair. Ingrown hair occurs when a new hair is not strong enough to push through the layers of dead skin cells formed over the follicle. Phenomena-All® will keep your skin soft and help prevent ingrown hair. your skin will begin to look fresh and rejuvenated!
As your Alexandria Practitioner, I will work with you to establish a routine suitable to your hair growth pattern, so that each treatment works more effectively towards the diminishment of your hair. Since the best age to start is at puberty, I encourage you to influence your daughters to start the Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring™ treatments instead of shaving.
Regular sugaring treatments will actually enhance and brighten your tan. Your skin may sunburn more easily immediately following a sugaring treatment due to dead skin cell exfoliation. I recommend you wait 24 hours before exposing your skin to the sun or infrared lamps. You should not receive a sugaring treatment on an area where your skin is sunburned.
Do not use perfumed soap or products with chemical irritants on sugared areas within 24 hours of your treatment. Do not apply deodorant to underarms for 12 hours after a sugaring treatment. I recommend that you avoid makeup for 12 hours following a facial sugaring treatment.
I suggest that you do not schedule your appointments to coincide with your menstrual cycle, as you may be more sensitive.
Tiny red spots may appear on the skin for a few hours. If this should happen, do not be alarmed. This is a natural reaction caused when a hair is removed by the root. It will disappear quickly. The bigger the root, the bigger the spot. As your hair becomes refined, the spots will become smaller.
For Sensitive Skin
If you experience any discomfort or redness, simply apply the Essential Tonic and Restore Lotion from your Love My Skin Kit, purchased with your first sugaring treatment. You can also instantly calm your skin with the excellent Mud Puddle® Hungarian Wellness Mud™.
Skincare education is a key aspect of my role as a Beauty Therapist. It is my job to not only stay on the cutting edge of industry developments but to pass that knowledge on to you, my valued client. You may merely enjoy the pampering and relaxation you feel when receiving a facial treatment, but there is a multitude of other benefits that offer you and your skin health and wellness.
Why have a monthly facial?
Facials are recommended once a month, or more frequently if you have a specific skin concern such as acne or hyper-pigmentation.
The stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin) completely renews every 28 days.
Actives in the products used in your facial penetrate deep down into the dermis where they illicit change. These cells then age, and as they age they work their way up towards the surface and eventually die and slough off. This is how we improve one’s complexion.
Consistency is key, and skin conditions did not develop overnight, so it makes sense that only with continued use can products start to treat the active skin cells.
As we age our bodies’ processes slow down. Our skin cells don’t shed as effectively as they used to and require the assistance of regular exfoliation to maintain our youthful glow. Regular facials can assist the skin’s natural renewal process, giving you faster and better results from your home-care products.
A facial isn’t a magic cure, and you have to be willing to take proper care of yourself to look and feel healthy. Even the world’s greatest facial won’t do much good if you chow down each day on greasy foods and consider channel surfing the ultimate in daily exercise. Still, many people who get facials find benefits. Skin often looks and feels better after a treatment, even if the improvement is temporary.
What people are saying about Slow Beauty’s Facials:
Suzannah Ridley, 21 April 2017
“Natalie surpasses herself each time! An entire afternoon of relaxation and pampering always makes my day so much better! My feet went in sore and aching, and left soft and supple! Just what I needed! A facial with Natalie is not just a facial! Whilst some places just treat what they can see, it’s the extra attention to details that Natalie provides that makes you leave with a renewed look at the world!” Recommended!
Lynda Leigh, June 12, 2018
“Natalie recommended the arctic berry peel facial…. and true to its promise, was complimented by a work colleague a few days later that I looked radiantly healthy. PMS week pimplefest didn’t happen either.” Recommended!
Prea Eapen, August 5, 2018
“Natalie provides the most relaxing facials that work wonders and the proof is in the compliments I have received. My face is brighter, skin tone more even and my skin feels so good. Her customised facial and products have created a marked improvement in my hyperpigmentation and suit my sensitive skin the best so far.” Recommended!
What if you could target aging, hyperpigmentation, as well as sensitive, rosacea and acne-prone skin in just 3 steps? Now you can do all that and awaken your skin’s inner beauty with the Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System from Éminence Organic Skin Care. This innovative 3-step peel and peptide system will give your skin a completely fresh start. Exfoliate. Activate. Illuminate.
We all have skin imperfections that we would like to change. What if you could strip away those imperfections to bring new, healthy, glowing skin to the surface? Now, with Éminence Organic Skincare’s Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System, you are only 3 steps away from absolute radiance!
Deep exfoliation is essential to achieve a luminescent glow. Éminence’s superior system combines manual and enzymatic exfoliation with a natural peeling treatment for deeper exfoliation and ultimate results! Powerful anti-ageing forces from naturally-derived peptides are the perfect way to finish off your new illuminating look.
Integrating monthly professional spa treatments with your at-home, the 3-step routine will lead to more enhanced results.
See incredible results* with the Éminence Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System:
Restores radiance 80%
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles 80%
Reduces dark spots 80%
Improves dullness 100%
How the system works:
STEP 1 – EXFOLIATE
Arctic Berry Enzyme Exfoliant
Combines manual and enzymatic exfoliation, facilitating better penetration of the Arctic Berry Advanced Peel Activator MA10 (multi-acid 10%).
STEP 2 – ACTIVATE
ARCTIC BERRY ADVANCED PEEL ACTIVATOR MA10
Naturally-derived acids gently remove layers of the skin to initiate clearer, smoother and more luminous skin.
STEP 3 – ILLUMINATE
Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream
Soothes the skin while the Peptide Illuminating Complex utilises the power of peptides to achieve maximum luminosity.
*Percentage of respondents reporting at 4 weeks. The protocol included professional and at-home treatments. Clinically tested by an independent FDA Certified Laboratory.
A number of factors contribute to the process of skin sensitisation. These causes are among the most common, and fortunately, the most treatable and preventable when lifestyle changes are adopted and when under the care of a skin care professional.
The fastest rising factor contributing to sensitised skin is environmental assault, as the epidermis is constantly exposed to assault from the sun, extreme weather and pollution.
1. The Sun
Exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from the skin, making it more prone to sensitivity.
There is still not enough understanding that cumulative exposure to the sun can also cause extensive damage. Fifteen minute walks outside and occasional lunches outdoors can contribute to skin sensitisation, and of course, skin cancer. And even if you don’t see pink or red skin after being in the sun, that doesn’t mean that the damage hasn’t been done. Summer activities, such as swimming, can also cause skin irritation as chlorine in pools and salt in ocean water is abrasive and drying.
On average, our skin is exposed to an estimated 6 million chemicals, and roughly 2,800 of these have sensitising properties. Extensive exposure to Nitrogen oxides (from road traffic, industrial heating units, etc.) and volatile organic compounds (from hydrocarbons and waste) contributes to the steady rise in sensitised skin cases.
3. Cold Weather and Low Humidity
Cold winds and low temperatures can dry out skin, depriving it of balanced levels of sebum (oil) that keeps skin lubricated. Without these oils, skin becomes dry and is more prone to sensitivity because of the lack of protective oils. This goes for forced air heating as well. Warm, dry air acts like a giant sponge, soaking up moisture from everything it touches.
Scientists agree that there is a sharp decline in the Stratum corneum lipids as we age (lipids are fats that are essential for the structure and function of living cells). Meaning by the time we reach age 40, our skin will almost certainly be dry and/or dehydrated. Without these protective lipids, skin is left exposed and defenceless against external aggressors, and the chances for reactions to the environment increase. 5. Ingredients
Certain ingredients in cosmetics can cause irritation and exacerbate skin sensitivity. More importantly, these ingredients can be found in skin care products that claim to help treat sensitised skin! Some ingredients that can sensitise skin include fragrances, D and C colours, preservatives, and Lanolin.
Éminence has the most unique and effective natural skin care products on the market. The range contains no parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, fillers, GMO ingredients, animal by-products, artificial colours or fragrances, hydrogenated oils, mineral oils and is not tested on animals!
Nutritionists say that those surviving on a litany of diet sodas and fat-free food items are missing out on vital, skin-friendly essential fatty acids (EFA) and fat-soluble vitamins. (And don’t forget that fat-free foods often substitute sugar with artificial sweeteners that can cause skin sensitivity.)
An EFA deficiency can result in skin problems such as chronic itching, dryness, scaling and thinning and can lead to an imbalance in prostaglandins (prostaglandins are chemical messengers that do many things, such as control inflammation). The lack of “good” fats in our diets could also be contributing to the increase in the percentage of the population that suffers from psoriasis, eczema and dandruff.
Smoking can also have a drying effect on skin, as smoking inhibits the body’s ability to provide oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Smoking drains the skin of vitamins A and C and restricts blood vessels (which equates to less blood flow) – meaning smoking is somewhat like suffocating your skin from the inside. And, an excessive intake of alcoholic beverages and certain medications (such as nasal decongestants) can also contribute to dry skin.
The loss of existing sebum (oil) is commonly caused by excessive bathing or showering, scrubbing, or the use of harsh soaps that dissolve the protective layer of sebum. In addition, shaving without a protective medium or using dull razors can also weaken the skin’s barrier function, leaving it exposed to environmental assaults.
When skin is healthy, a sensitised skin condition is minimised. Professional skin treatments coupled with the right lifestyle choices are great ways to begin treating sensitised skin. An effective sensitised skin treatment will include gentle cleansing, soothing and anti-inflammatory-based products, and hydration. The “less is more” rule should be followed during any professional sensitised skin treatment and at-home regimen. Exfoliation can be performed on sensitised skin but should be done only under the recommendation of a professional.
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