Full Circle of Skin Conditioning Part 1

The Full Circle of Skin Conditioning is a home-care program designed to optimise the condition of your skin between your body sugaring salon treatments. The goal of this program is to give you the healthiest skin possible while eliminating and preventing ingrown hair problems and dry skin.

The Alexandria Professional Full Circle of Skin Conditioning skin Treatment Program
The Alexandria Professional Full Circle of Skin Conditioning Skin Treatment Program

Body Sugaring

After you’ve found a salon offering body sugaring services, you’ll want to make sure they are offering a thorough service with quality products, have excellent standards for hygiene and are highly trained and certified. I choose to work with Alexandria Professional and am a certified Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring Practitioner. I advocate the use of the Full Circle Skin Conditioning Skin Treatment program, which is offered exclusively through Slow Beauty Eco Salon. Using the most advanced formulation and all-natural ingredients, the Alexandria Professional sugar hair removal paste delivers exceptional results that will improve the skin’s integrity while diminishing regrowth.

Start by loving your skin

I Love My Skin Travel Kit
Three steps to loving your skin

If you’ve spent any time with me at all, you’ll know that the basics of any skincare regime are cleanse/ tone/ moisturise. The I Love My Skin Kit works in harmony to promote clean, healthy and balanced skin for the face and body. The I Love My Skin Kit is a travel-sized starter to get you in the habit of caring for your skin like you have never done before! It contains three products, which I’ll tell you more about below:

Presept Skin Cleanser

Presept Skin Cleanser
This gentle, non-abrasive cleanser is great to remove any oils, dirt and bacteria from the skin.

Cleansing with Presept is the first step in sugaring – it removes all dirt, make-up and lotions/oils so that the sugar paste can adhere to the skin and grip the hair. Presept Skin Cleanser is concentrated and is ideal for removing make-up, underarm deodorant and even suntan oils. As a daily skin cleanser, a little goes a long way–pump Presept on to a dampened face cloth to gently wash all body parts. It is even gentle enough for babies!

Presept is a gentle skin cleanser and is an effective yet gentle makeup remover. It will not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, nor disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. It is fragrance-free making it suitable for sensitive skins, children and infants.

Presept Skin Cleanser™ leaves the skin feeling hydrated without feeling tight or dry after washing. It is available in a Travel pack so you can easily take care for your skin when you’re away from home.

Formulated with love and no nasties, it contains: Aqua/Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol (and) Capryl Glycol, Citric Acid, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA

Essential Tonic

Essential Tonic
Essential Tonic’s anti-inflammatory properties make it great for sunburns and acne.

Essential Tonic is used for pre- & post-epilation. It has natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial properties. Its fine mist-spray delivers a whopping explosion of myrrh. Essential Tonic’s anti-inflammatory properties make it great for sunburns and acne and its antifungal properties help to sooth athletes’ foot. Use it on eczema, psoriasis, nappy rash, cuts and even on shaving rash to calm and soothe red, irritated skin.

It has a soothing and calming effect on the skin while helping to reduce redness (if any) after treatments.

Essential Tonic opens the cuticle of the hair shaft, allowing the sugar paste to grip the hair.⠀⠀⠀

Ingredients

Aqua

Lactic Acid: a multi-purpose ingredient used as a preservative, exfoliant, moisturiser, and to provide acidity to a formulation

Polysorbate 20: a solubiliser, emulsifier, viscosity modifier, and stabiliser of essential oils in water

Commiphora Myrrha: attributed with disinfectant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-itching, cicatrizant, tonic, stimulant, sedative, and astringent properties. Myrrh can be valuable in products designed for acne treatment.

Restore Hydrating Lotion

Restore Hydrating Lotion
This non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic lotion is suitable for eczema, psoriasis and is very soothing on sunburns.

Restore Hydrating Lotion is a high-quality lotion that has been formulated to hydrate the skin and maximise the benefits of sugaring.

It is ideal for moisturising dry and flaky sensitive skins as it penetrates deep into the skin to restore flexibility and regenerate skin cells. It will leave your skin soft and supple. It is an all over body hydrating lotion that softens and moisturises your skin without irritation or a greasy after-feel.

Restore is safe to use from head to toe and is:
Fragrance-Free
Paraben-Free
Petrochemical-Free
Formaldehyde Free
Non-comedogenic

Ingredients
Aqua

Glycerin: a humectant used in moisturisers, it is water-binding and able to draw and absorb moisture from the air, thus helping the skin retain moisture.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: an emollient with good spreading properties. It promotes penetration and does not leave visible traces of oiliness on the skin.

Cetearyl Alcohol: am emulsifying and stabilising was produced from the reduction of plant oils and natural waxes.

Ceteareth 20: an emulsifier for oil-in-water creams and lotions.

Glyceryl Monostearate S/E: widely used in cosmetics. It is an emulsifying and solubilising ingredient, dispersing agent, emollient, formula stabiliser, and surface-action ingredient.

Gluconolactone: used in cosmetics for its anti-acne properties. It can also help improve skin hydration given its water-binding ability.

Sodium Benzoate: a non-toxic, organic salt preservative that is particularly effective against yeast, with some activity against moulds and bacteria.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil: an emollient with soothing properties.

Hydroxyethylcellulose: a thickener, protective colloid, binder, stabiliser, and suspending agent.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil: commonly used as a carrier oil, it softens and smooths the skin. It has a high linoleum acid and other essential fatty acid content.

Phenoxyethanol: a broad-range preservative with fungicidal, bacterial, insecticidal, and germicidal properties. It has a relatively low sensitising factor in leave-on cosmetics.

Tocopheryl Acetate: (vitamin E) an antioxidant that helps prevent unsaturated oils and sebum from becoming rancid.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: a moisturiser and emollient. Reduces transepidermal water loss without completely blocking the transportation of water vapour and gases, providing the skin with suppleness and softness.

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil: has excellent penetration and sun-screening properties.

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract: has clinically proven anti-inflammatory and repairer properties. It is also considered bactericidal, anti-itching, soothing, antiseptic, purifying, refreshing, and hypoallergenic with the ability to neutralise skin irritants.

The 3 main differences between waxing and sugaring

Sugaring unwanted facial and body hair requires an entirely different mindset and approach from waxing. For instance, did you know…

1. Alexandria Professional Sugaring products do not adhere to live skin cells…?

This is one of the major differences between sugaring and waxing. Wax products are made of resins which adhere to skin cells. Because wax sticks to any surface it is applied to, pulling it away causes unwarranted pain. Alexandria Professional® sugaring products never adhere to live skin cells on bodies, faces, or legs. Therefore, when it is removed, it only gently exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving behind silky smooth skin.

Additionally, because Alexandria Professional sugaring paste is all natural and water soluble, it can be easily rinsed away if needed.

2. Did you know that the Alexandria Professional Sugaring Technique extracts hair in its natural direction of growth?

When waxing, you remove the hair against the natural direction of growth causing undue levels of pain. With Alexandria Professional®’s sugaring method, you only remove the hair in the natural direction of the hair growth. Plus, through the Alexandria sugaring application technique, the sugar paste seeps into the hair follicle. This helps lubricate the hair root regardless of whether it’s on the legs or anywhere else.

These two facts alone make a world of difference in comfort. This is especially important for those of us who have suffered in the past with waxing in sensitive areas.

3. Alexandria Professional sugaring is performed at body temperature. 
Alexandria Professional® advanced sugar pastes adhere to the hair, not the skin, and lubricate the root for easier extraction from the follicle. Combined with the hair removal in the natural direction of growth, AP sugaring means a much more comfortable experience for everyone.
Alexandria Professional Certification
Natalie has been sugaring with Alexandria Professional since 2014 and is a certified Alexandria Professional Advanced Technique Practitioner

What’s so great about Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring?

Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring and Full Circle Of Skin Conditioning Treatments will… 

  • eliminate ingrown hair
  • prevent new ingrown hair
  • extract all hair colours and textures
  • successfully treat all skin types and colours
  • improve the skin’s tone and texture
  • treat various skin problems such as keratosis, eczema, psoriasis, etc…

Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring will not…

  • burn the skin
  • damage the dermal cells
  • “pit” the delicate facial skin cells
  • scar the follicle mouth or surrounding area
  • promote cross-contamination
  • cause unnecessary discomfort
  • cause ingrown hair

Slow Beauty Eco Salon is a certified Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring Advanced Technique Accredited Salon. You can also find out more about Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring, or view Slow Beauty’s Body Sugaring Menu.

Full Circle of Skin Conditioning
The Full Circle of Skin Conditioning will ensure your skin has never looked better and give you optimal results from your sugaring treatments

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Hair Removal: Depilation Vs Epilation

When it comes to hair removal, the difference between depilation and epilation is fundamental. Depilation is the removal of hair at the skin’s surface, while epilation is the removal of the hair below the skin.

Examples of Depilation

Shaving – Hair is tugged and cut off at the skin’s surface. This can actually make hair appear to be darker, stronger and more coarse-feeling as it quickly grows back.

Depilatories – Depilatories are composed of harsh chemicals which work to disintegrate the hair at the hairline, weakening hair and allowing it to be rubbed off. The chemicals in depilatories can be very irritating to the skin, leaving redness and soreness where used.

Abrasives – There are several types of abrasives. They are often like a mild sand paper, used to remove fine hair by rubbing it off, leaving the skin irritated.

Threading – Hair is tugged out by a very impressive ancient art of hair removal by a quick manipulation of hands, fingers, mouth and thread. A high percentage of of hair is broken.

Examples of Epilation

Waxing – Wax is available in various forms, i.e., hot wax, cold wax or liquid wax, yet they all share several similarities. All wax products contain chemicals, beeswax and/or resins, and are removed using cloth strips or the wax is allowed to harden (dry) on the skin and removed by gripping the edge of the wax.

Electrolysis – With this method, a fine probe (needle) is inserted into the follicle until it reaches the root. Electricity (galvanised current) is then conducted through the needle to kill the hair root.

Tweezing – Removing hair with tweezers is an ancient rite – and certainly has not improved much over the years. In modern times, women generally limit tweezing to the eyebrows.

Laser – Lasers use a process called photothermolysis. It consists of an invisible laser beam being cast over the area to be treated.