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How to handle your skin hangover

Thursday 14th December 2017
Charlotte

Eat, drink and be merry....but did you know that your skin suffers from a skin hangover for up to 4 weeks after alcohol consumption! Alcohol not only dehydrates your skin making fine lines and wrinkles more prominent, the toxins and sugars contained in alcoholic beverages make skin appear puffy and dull whilst accelerating the aging process. Dark circles appear worse and Inflammatory skin disorders such as rosacea can flare up. Those with sensitive skin can suffer from exacerbated redness and broken capillaries making skin tone appear uneven. Add to that the unwanted post booze breakout and you have a full blown skin hangover! So apart from going T-Total (we are saving that for January) here are our top…

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The Wedding Beauty Countdown

Thursday 23rd November 2017
Charlotte

It's all things Bridal Beauty in the salon this week, as my big brother proposed to his girlfriend of 5 years at the weekend! So, being the dutiful little sister that I am (and might I add a Bridesmaid to be!) I've been thinking about the Wedding Beauty Countdown. What to do, when to do it, how long before for maximum effect, what matters, what doesn't...this is Heavenly Green's Bridal Beauty Bible! 6 Months Before Establish a good skincare regime. Quality skincare is the foundation of all things beauty, and a solid regime is critical to achieving that dewy glowing skin on the day. Get into the habit of having a monthly facial, your skin will thank you for it and…

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Stress, Skin and Wellbeing

Thursday 16th November 2017
Charlotte

One in six people in the workplace are affected by stress, anxiety or depression at any one time in this country, according to the leading UK charity MIND. As the festive period beckons, tensions can run high, so it is important to help yourself relax and take five to help lower your stress levels and remain mindful. Stress can also have a major impact on the skin's appearance, with certain skin conditions actually directly caused by stress. These include: Dryness/Dullness. Raised levels of cortisol promotes transepidermal water loss resulting in dry and dull skin appearance. Fine Lines. Raised cortisol can trigger elevated blood sugar levels via a process known as glycation. Ultimately, glycation damages collagen and elastin, two fibers that help to…

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Our top 5 MUST HAVE treatments this Christmas!

Tuesday 7th November 2017
Charlotte

So, it's that time of year again when you can officially get the sequins out and sparkle for Christmas. With office parties, family get togethers and celebrations galore, we have listed our top 5 treatments to help you navigate the party season this year! 5. CACI 30 Minute Refresher Facial (£33) For those who are tight for time, this is the perfect pick me up to help keep your skin glowing and gorgeous. CACI uses micro current and LED light technology to visibly lift and rejuvenate your face for a tighter more refreshed complexion. 4. St.Tropez Fake Tan (£40) For those of us who aren't going to be seeing the sun anytime soon, you gotta fake it till you make it ladies (and…

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The secret is out...NEW Environ Avance Elixir launched!

Wednesday 1st November 2017
Charlotte

Environ are quite fussy when it comes to releasing new products, and they don't come out very often, so you can imagine the excitement in salon when word got out of a NEW PRODUCT! The Avance Elixir from Environ's Focus Care Youth+ range, is a powerful tri peptide complex focusing on targeting the three main signs of aging Dehydration Fine lines and wrinkles Hyperpigmentation It contains scientifically formulated Meiritage which originates from Chinese root extract alongside 3 peptide complexes which provide a powerful combination of ingredients for increased skin luminosity and radiance. To be used as an additional serum alongside your standard Environ skincare routine, this product promises to improve skin tone and texture, help prevent against damaging UV rays and…

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Spotlight On...CACI Synergy Purifying Facial

Friday 27th October 2017
Charlotte

The Lowdown This quick "lunchtime facial" is perfect for clients who want fast results with no downtime, in just 45 mins to be exact! It aims to minimise the appearance of blemishes, age spots and pigmentation whilst healing the skin and triggering tissue repair using CACI's groundbreaking SPED LED light therapy. This technology combines the use of LED red and blue light with microcurrent for a super powerful treatment. The Experience After a full cleanse and tone of your skin, your therapist will start with ultrasonic peeling which uses tiny vibrations to gently slough away dirt and grime, before continuing with orbital microdermabrasion. This will remove dead skin cells, and encourage blood flow leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and energised. Next is…

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NEW LVL Lash Lift

Thursday 12th October 2017
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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4 skincare tips to make your skin glow this Autumn

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Autumn is upon us, and as we say goodbye to the long Summer evenings, we welcome warm snuggly nights cuddled up on the sofa. Just as the change in season calls for a change in weather, it also means a change in skincare. So here are Heavenly Green's 5 simple tips on looking after your skin this season... 1. Love your lips To help keep your lips looking luscious and soft as the colder weather sets in, we recommend using a lip care product twice a day. Moisturising your lips prevents them from getting dry and chapped and can help with reducing the risk of cold sores. Our favourite product is Spiezia Organics Soothe and Nourish Lip Balm. Containing cinnamon (for that…

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Environ Christmas Boxes...Explained

Friday 15th September 2017

The Environ Christmas boxes are back by popular demand, and this year they are bigger and better than ever! Each box contains Cleansing Lotion A gentle cleansing lotion that is effective in removing excess oils, make up and other impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Suitable for all skin types. Moisturising Toner A toner containing lactic acid and antioxidants to mildly exfoliate and work in synergy with your moisturiser to help hydrate and soften the skin. AVST Moisturiser (Any level) The unique Step Up programme from Environ gradually introduces high levels of vitamin A to the skin in a gentle way. Also containing antioxidants, vitamin C and E this is a great everyday moisturiser suitable for all skin types. Vita Peptide Eye Gel A…

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Debunking the myths around Vitamin A

Monday 11th September 2017
Charlotte

Vitamin A is often spoken about as a key ingredient when it comes to advanced skincare. Although there are several forms of Vitamin A, they are all ultimately converted in retinoic acid which is the form that does all the work. Myth 1. Vitamin A thins the skin Vitamin A actually compacts the stratum corneum and thickens the epidermis. It also influences the genes that cause epidermal stem cells to grow into fully functioning keratinocytes and mature into healthy layers of the epidermis. "You can thicken the epidermis by 100% compared to not using Vitamin A Dr. Des Fernandes - Environ Founder Myth 2. Vitmain A causes photo sensitivity Now there is some truth in this, that retinol and retinoic acid forms…

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