Professional Cleanse & Rebalance
Highly concentrated professional cleansers that are water soluble, each thoroughly cleansing a specific skin imbalance. These cleansers are pH balanced, thus never drying the skin, and do not leave the skin feeling “tight”. Our cleanse is used together with a facial steamer with a skin spatula ultrasonic for added effectiveness. The skin scrubber/spatula utilizes ultrasound technology to gently exfoliate the skin of dead skin cells and impurities. Ultrasonic waves help loosen and remove oil, dirt and cellular debris from pores in order to achieve a noticeably radiant, healthy glow. A refreshing, gentle, balancing skin toner to complete skin cleansing to help add further hydration, soothing and re-mineraliseng to the skin and more importantly, to increase product penetration and to even out porosity.
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.
Blackhead Clearing Pore Control Scrub & Extraction
Scrub away clogging dead skin cells with gentle microbeads and purify skin with natural earth clays to soak up excess oil. Bentonite and Kaolin one of the ingredients to purifying clays pull oil from skin, deep cleaning and helping to control shine and Licorice, Green Tea, Menthol Provide soothing, anti-inflammatory and cooling benefits.
Comedone or blackhead extractions prevent future breakouts and our professional extraction technique prevents skin damage and scarring. Blackheads form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of your skin’s hair follicles. Dead skin cells and oils collect in the opening, producing a bump called a comedone. If the skin over the bump stays closed, it’s called a whitehead. If the skin opens, exposure to the air makes it look black, and blackhead forms.
Total matte pore minising mask absorbs oil and minimise shine for a totally matte, smooth-touch finish. The glacial clay helps unclog enlarged, dark pores and smooth-touch finish. By controlling bacteria on the skin’s surface and in the follicle, can reduce the inflammation that leads to large, painful and red pustules. The following ingredients are known anti-bacterial agents: Meadowsweet, Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Sulfur and Colloidal Silver.
Keep calm and carry on!
By keeping inflammation under control, we can help the healing process and soothe inflamed skin. Oil free lotion, a lightweight moisturiser with antioxidants helps hydrate the skin, absorb surface oil and keep pores clear, leaving behind a matte finish and known anti-inflammatory and reparative agents: Green Tea, Camphor, Oleanolic Acid, White Birch Extract and Licorice.
Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer, Special oil-absorbers sop up surface shine, moisturizers hydrate where you need it and Broad Spectrum sunscreens block damaging UVA and UVB radiation defends against prolonged skin damage from UV light and environmental assault, lightweight formula helps neutralize damage and bind moisturise to skin without greasy after-feel.
Add-on…Light Therapy for Radiant Skin
LED 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 Blue to helps to clear and decongest skin as well as refine pores. As an introductory offer an additional $50 combine this treatment with LightWave Blue light therapy for an exponential gain in oily skin.
Oil control treatment is different. It’s specifically formulated to unclog pores, minimize breakout-causing bacteria and control oil – all key factors for controlling teen breakouts, which are usually triggered by puberty. And it does so without aggravating already troubled skin – something other teen treatments don’t do.
Breakouts are the number one skin concern among teens. While their skin care product choices are ample, products for teens often contain harsh and inexpensive ingredients, artificial fragrances and colors – all things that can irritate and strip oil from skin, causing even more problems!
When it comes to oily skin, it’s all about genetics. But, when it comes to controlling excess oiliness and maintaining a matte finish, it’s all about a daily regimen with the right products for your skin. Overactive sebaceous glands are the culprit of oily skin. This condition isn’t just for teens: oiliness can be triggered by genetics and hormone fluctuations, making even adults susceptible to excess oiliness and shine.
What causes oily skin?
Sebum (oil) production is controlled by androgen hormones. Oils help lubricate skin, protecting it from environmental assaults (such as extreme weather conditions). Excess androgen hormones (due to puberty, monthly cycles or menopause) can trigger sebaceous (oil) glands to produce too much oil. This excess oil spills onto the skin’s surface, creating a slick, greasy appearance. This excess oil acts as a binder, holding on to dead skin cells meant to be shed.
What is a pimple?
A pimple is the result of many different factors coming together to form a raised, inflamed bump just beneath the surface of the skin. When excess oil, debris and bacteria get trapped within the follicle, the immune system triggers the inflammatory response to try and rid the skin of impurities. Even healthy skin can experience pimples, since the hormonal signals that trigger oil production and inflammation are easily stimulated by changes in diet, psychological stress and puberty. The word ‘hormone’ comes from the Greek word for ‘impetus,’ and hormones are most active during the teenage years, when the brain uses hormonal signals as the impetus for the body to grow and mature. During this time of hormonal surges and fluctuations, the skin is often a reflection of the changes within. Androgens, the male hormones found in both males and females, can trigger the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, or sebum. At the same time there can be a proliferation of cells in the follicle neck, leading to clogged follicles bulging with excess sebum. This becomes the perfect environment for bacteria such as P. acnes to thrive and cause inflammation. When this becomes a common situation on the skin, it is known as the pilosebaceous disease, acne vulgaris. But breakouts aren’t all created equal. As mentioned, there are a number of factors involved and sometimes it comes down to incorrect product usage. When a stripping cleanser like soap is used on oily skin, it actually triggers the skin to make even more oil! The key is not to get skin squeaky clean, but to provide the necessary hydration while controlling excess sebum and bacterial activity. Exfoliation is a great way to not only enhance the penetration of moisturizers, but also to remove dulling cell build-up that can clog follicles and trap oils and bacteria inside.
What role does oily skin play in the development of breakouts?
While those with oily skin don’t necessarily experience breakouts, oily skin is one of the triggers behind the development of acne. Because excess oils act as a binder, skin cells are not properly shed. The follicle becomes clogged with a mixture of oil and dead skin cells, prohibiting oxygen from entering. This creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which leads to swelling, redness and inflammation around the follicle, resulting in acne.
The oily skin myth…
Many believe stripping skin with harsh, drying ingredients (such as alcohol) can control excess oils. Ironically, this can cause skin to produce even more oil than before, as the sebaceous glands go into overdrive in order to replace what has been lost! For those who self-treat with these products, skin is often left dehydrated, irritated and sensitized.
A balanced skin care regimen that consists of oil-control and proper hydration will bring skin into balance.