Clearing Skin Wash & A touch of tone
Foaming cleanser that is the perfect start to around-the-clock control of breakouts, comedones and excess surface oils. Synergistic combination of botanicals and Salicylic Acid help clear skin soothing and botanicals help calm inflamed, irritated skin. This professional cleansers are pH balanced, thus never drying the skin and the impurities that remove clog oily skin, to soothe and revitalise the nature skins. Our cleanse is used together with a facial steamer, for added effectiveness.
A touch of tone contains balm mint, aloe vera and cucumber extract helps even out porosity of skin to allow for optimal moisturiser absorption and smooth touch finish leaves skin feeling comfortably balanced, lightly hydrated and refreshed.
A Comprehensive Skin Analysis
A clear picture of the current state of your skin, from which treatment can be made by our skin therapist is established. In almost all cases, skin analysis allows our skin therapists to take control of their skin care in the right way, and by detecting any possible issues early, thus picking up underlying conditions you might not have known you had, such as broken capillaries and pigmentation. In addition, your skin type will also be determined. This is an important part of assessing whether or not your skin care regime is appropriate for you.
Professional Skin Exfoliat System & Extraction
A two-part exfoliation system comprised of an enzyme powder base and a liquid hydroxy acid activator, provides a professional strength exfoliation system that is non-abrasive and active enough for resistant skin conditions. Enzymatic Base contains active enzymes of bromelain and papain to help digest the protein of dead skin cells, leaving the skin’s surface smooth and refined. Acidic Activator, has a base of Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Sulfur to gently detach surface cells, stimulating new cell renewal. This combination of powder and liquid ensures that the ingredients are activated only when ready for application and self-neutralizing action ensures a safe exfoliation.
Professional extractions are one of the most important segments of any professional treatment, and possibly the most technically difficult. To aid in the hygienic removal of comedones and congestion.
Pressure Point Facial Massage
Pressure point massage combines aromatherapy, acupressure and lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins and relax tissues. Pressure Point Massage can also help improve blood circulation, enhance metabolism, relax tired muscles and provide great health benefits to the skin. A hands-on manual technique can manipulate blood flow, stimulate sebaceous production, increase muscle tone, detoxify acid waste in the tissues and muscles, relax the nerves and assist in oxygenating the skin.
Not forgetting of course, this just happens to be the most rewarding, pampering and relaxing part of the treatment.
Professional Clearing Mask & High Frequency
Professional purifying mask which re-balances, hydrates and soothes oil or congested skin. A cooling, refining and deepcleaning Kaolin and Bentonite clay masque that purifies, absorbs excess surface oil and helps prevent breakouts, helps purify skin while strengthening the follicle membrane wall to help control inflammation associated with follicle eruptions.
The high frequency, to help treat and prevent stubborn acne, shrink enlarged pores, stimulates cell renewal and assists with improved professional products penetration and absorption by gently warming the tissues of the skin. Add $10 receive a combination purify serum with high frequency facial to help treat and prevent stubborn acne and shrink enlarged pores.
Light Therapy for Radiant Skin
Omnilux Light Therapy is a painless, non-surgical and totally natural way of treating fine lines and wrinkles, loss of skin firmness wound healing and acne skin conditions. Turn back time or reduce the appearance of acne, even scarring with the appropriate light. Skin is bathed in light with the Omnilux Red Revive for the fine lines and wrinkles, to boost collagen and plump up skin. Also helps to clear and decongest skin as well as refine pores. As an introductory offer an additional $65 combine this treatment with Omnilux Red light therapy for an exponential gain in hydration.
Oil Control Lotion and Daylight Defence
A hydrating, oil-free, feather-light lotion containing microspheres to help absorb even more oil on skin’s surface and maintain an all-day matte finish. Active sebum regulating complex helps control oil production while Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract helps reduce oily shine. Sun protection treatment defends against prolonged skin damage from UV light and environmental assault.
Touch with Mineral Make-up
Application semi-matte finish with pure Jane Iredale mineral foundation with Non-Comedogenic foundation form a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breathe and function normally and do not block pores.
Why is adult acne on the rise?
Triggered by hormones, acne can occur at any stage of our lifespan. The primary aggravating factor leading to adult acne is chronic stress. We all know that acute stress and temporary stress can cause breakouts from time to time. But chronic, continual stress increases hormone levels, which can lead to an increase in oil production.
One reason why adult acne is on the rise in the female population is because of the additional responsibilities that have increased women’s stress levels. The pressure to work outside the home to help maintain a steady family income while maintaining a functioning household is unique to this generation of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Combine workplace stress with household responsibilities, cosmetics that contain known skin irritants and monthly hormone fluctuations, you have a perfect breeding ground for the formation of adult acne.
Adult acne can be aggravated by internal and external factors. Internally, the psychological effects or adult acne can contribute to continued flare-ups and breakouts. When adults are frustrated, the signs of acne on their skin causes additional emotional stress, which contributes to a continued increase in over-activity of the sebaceous glands and leads to the continued cycle of breakouts. Externally, the need to “pick” or “squeeze” breakouts places even more acne-causing bacteria on skin.
Some dermatologists choose to place female clients suffering with adult acne on oral contraceptives. Oral contraceptives contain oestrogen , which can help decrease the androgen activity responsible for adult acne. While often effective, this does leave clients open to side effects that accompany oral contraceptives, including bloating, nausea and increased risk for blood clots and strokes. Dermatologists may also choose to put clients on a specific type of steroid, to reduce the stress related hormone reaction. However, steroids, taken internally or applied topically can aggravate acne, not to mention that any kind of prolonged use of steroids can have adverse effects on one’s health.
What are the four main factors that contribute to acne?
The primary catalyst of adult acne is chronic stress. Balancing personal and professional responsibilities makes this generation of adults the most time-compressed generation in history. This contributes to chronic stress: the constant, continued and heightened level of stress that throws our adrenal glands into overdrive, which in turn can boost sebum production, setting the stage for acne development. While stress creates the trigger for acne, there are four main factors that contribute to the development of acne: overactive sebaceous glands (the production of too much oil), dead skin cell accumulation, bacteria and inflammation.
What can be done to help treat, clear and prevent adult acne?
In order to control acne, we must interrupt the degeneration of the follicle by affecting the four main contributing factors by inhibiting the activity of overactive sebaceous glands, we not only eliminate the food source for the bacteria, but we also eliminate oily shine and create a more esthetically-pleasing appearance for the client. The following ingredients are known sebum-regulating agents: Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Acrylates Copolymer (microsponges), Sarcosine and Zinc Gluconate. To control cell accumulation we need to stimulate natural exfoliation superficially as well as in the follicle lining. By exfoliating to remove surface cells that have not been shed, we can help eliminate the impaction of follicles which triggers the early stages of comedone formation. The following are known exfoliating agents: Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Sulfur and Papain. By controlling bacteria on the skin’s surface and in the follicle, and the lipase activity, we can control the source of fatty acids that contribute to irritation.
To help keep inflammation caused by adult acne under control, we must consider the application of topical antiinflammatory repair agents, botanicals and humectants to help the healing process and soothe inflamed skin. The following are known anti-inflammatory and reparative agents: Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Panthenol, Camphor, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Echinacea Purpurea (Coneflower), Oat Extract and Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract.