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A New Way To Fight Pigmentation

Saturday 7th July 2018

This week we have a question and answer session from Environ, helping us to understand their new approach to treating pigmentation. Q: What causes pigmentation and the formation of dark spots? A: Melanin is a pigment that determines skin colour. The more melanin you have, the darker your skin tone, and vice versa. Specialised cells, called melanocytes, are responsible for producing melanin. Hormonal changes, sun exposure, and certain medications can result in excess melanin production, which causes hyperpigmentation. Q: How does Environ's new Focus Careā„¢ Radiance+ Range help target and prevent pigmentation and the formation of dark spots? A: Pigmentation is one of the most difficult skincare concerns to target successfully. "There are many important factors that need to be addressed, and no…

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NEW LVL Lash Lift

Monday 18th June 2018
Charlotte

Created exclusively by Nouveau Lashes, the LVL Lash Lift is the revolutionary natural lash treatment that is taking the beauty industry by storm. LVL stands for Lift, Volume and Length and that is exactly what this eyelash treatment provides. By straightening your natural lashes at the root and then tinting them, the LVL Lash Lift gives you the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. No mascara. No messing. Just perfect lashes from the moment you wake up. The treatment takes approx. 45 mins to complete, and is a totally relaxing experience. Eye guards are placed on the lower lashes to protect them, and then the upper lashes are gently fixed to a silicone shield. A series of 2 solutions are then applied which…

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Drink your way to younger, more beautiful skin this Summer, with Skinade!

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Skinade is an alternative approach to skincare: a scientifically formulated drink that provides a perfect ratio of liquid to active ingredients working synergistically from the inside out to give you healthier, better and younger looking skin from within. It delivers essential micro nutrients in liquid form and helps to re-build the collagen matrix in your skin. Skinade combats the signs of ageing by reducing oxidative stress, preventing cross linking of collagen fibres, increasing moisture and hydration, increasing natural collagen production and increasing natural hyaluronic acid production within the dermal layer of the skin. As a result Skinade restores your skin's youthful appearance, improves tone, texture, hydration, smooths furrow lines and improves skin suppleness. Skinade's Ingredients Hydrolysed Marine collagen peptides Our high-grade hydrolysed marine…

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The truth about your skin

Wednesday 30th May 2018

We all look at our skin on a daily basis and pin point the little niggles that we would like to change... "I hate the lines on my forehead...I have bags under my eyes...My jowls are sagging. You name it, we have heard it. The skin scanning event offered by Environ provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to be able to understand your skin on a deeper level. A photograph is taken with specialised technology that allows you to see some of the key factors which influence skin health including; Skin hydration levels Fine lines vs deeper set wrinkles Sun damage Pigmentation Bacteria levels Areas of high colour including redness With this in depth knowledge of your skin, Environ…

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Back to Basics...We answer your most common skincare questions

Monday 14th May 2018

This week we are answering some of the most frequently asked skincare questions, and debunk some of the most common skincare myths... "There's no need to cleanse everyday" Daily cleansing is important and best at night for the removal of debris such as dead skin cells, sebum and make-up. Cleansing should maintain the skin's acid mantle but also increase the skin's ability to be receptive to beneficial active ingredients. Look for ingredients such as jojoba seed oil and olive oil esters and hydrolysed oats which deeply hydrate the skin. Also, vitamin B5 (panthenol) which helps to calm and heal the skin and reduce redness. "Any cleanser will do. Water and soap. Even facial wipes." Clients often strive for a 'squeaky…

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NEW from Environ - Skin Essentia Low Foam Cleansing Gel

Tuesday 1st May 2018

The perfect addition to your skincare routine, this new low foam gel cleanser from Environ is suitable for all skin types. It gently removes excess oil, make up and impurities whilst assisting in the skin's natural moisture balance. Key Benefits Contains gentle conditioning agents that assist in moisturising the skin Rinses off easily and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and cleanHelps to maintain the natural waterproofing barrier of the skin Key Ingredients D Panthenol - Vitamin B5 calms, soothes and nourishes the skinHydrolysed Oats - Helps to maintain the waterproofing barrier, hydrates and assists in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles Sodium Laureth Suphate free How to use Gentle enough to use morning and evening, best applied after Environ Pre Cleanse Oil. Massage into damp…

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Vitamin A and Pregnancy...Debunknig the myths

Tuesday 24th April 2018

In the past there have been a lot conflicting views on the use of vitamin A throughout pregnancy, ranging from total avoidance to unlimited allowance. Environ have recently reviewed their protocol for topical use of Vitamin A during pregnancy. In consultation with founder Dr Des Fernandes , Environ advises that topical products containing low levels of Vitamin A are safe to use during both pregnancy and lactation. Once applied topically Vitamin A is trapped in our skin as we do not have the enzyme system needed to transfer it to the blood stream as happens with other vitamins such as vitamin C. However, during the first trimester of pregnancy, it is possible that the skin's response to…

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What is collagen and why do I need it for my skin?

Tuesday 17th April 2018
Charlotte

What is collagen and why do I need it? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and it is found mainly in the skin, muscles, bones, cartilage and all the body's connective tissues. Collagen's main role in the formation of healthy skin, is to create strength and elasticity. It is made by fibroblast cells in the deepest layer of the skin called the dermis. That is why deep penetration of skin loving vitamins and peptides is so important when looking to increasing collagen production as the deeper the products can go the more effective they will be. Fibroblast cells also naturally make hyaluronic acid, which is a natural moisturising factor and inhibits the production of collagenase, an enzyme which breaks…

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How does retinol work to target the signs of ageing?

Monday 19th March 2018

"How does retinol work to target the signs of ageing?" This is a question we get a lot in the salon. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, and an anti oxidant which means it will help to neutralise free radicals that destroy healthy cells and in some cases can cause skin cancer. Retinol has been found to be one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients for cell rejuvenation and collagen production. By encouraging cell regeneration it ensures that collagen continues to form as a person ages, resulting in fewer wrinkles and improved skin tone and texture. By replenishing collagen within the skin, old skin cells are shed, hyper pigmentation fades, fine lines recede and skin starts to reveal a brighter…

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NEW to Heavenly Green, Introducing Callus Peel by Mavex

Tuesday 6th March 2018
Charlotte

The perfect post Winter pick me up for your feet, Callus Peel by Mavex is a gentle yet effective treatment from Switzerland with visible results from just one treatment. It removes hard dead skin and calluses on the feet, making them feel super soft and supple. The treatment is quick and painless and done without the use of blades or sharp tools. Mavex products are free from parabens, formaldehyde, mineral oil and paraffins. They are formulated with a synergic complex of plant extracts from alpine herbs and plants such as Gentian, Blueberry, Spruce and Fir. All the extraordinary power of the mountains and nature, captured in a beautifully delicate treatment that heals and protects, while giving the feet wonderful freshness, lightness,…

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