Beauty Grace’s ice breaker Cleanse & A touch of tone
Highly concentrated professional cleansers that are water-soluble, each thoroughly cleansing a specific skin imbalance. These radiance and brightness action, gently cleanse and eliminates impurities with 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 smooth brightening lotion to complete skin cleansing to help add further hydration provides new radiance while preparing skin to receive other 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 skincare 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 skincare regime is appropriate for you.
Detoxifying, Resurface & Rebalancing
Exfoliating paste in a clay base with natural crystals of corundum eliminates dead skin cells and deeply cleanses the pores of the skin. The paste incorporates an anti-pollution peptide to encourage the elimination of environmental pollutants and micro-particles that accumulate and asphyxiate the skin’s tissues.
Following the peeling phase the skin pH is corrected and calmed with the Rebalancing balm, a calming emulsion incorporating patented cosmeceutical H2CR active complex to encourage healthy cellular regeneration. The balm also contains allantoin to calm and soothe the skin following the activity of the hydroxyl acids.
Power Bright Facial Massage
A world-class facial massage, combined with a pressure point massage, this technique encourages blood flow, stimulates sebaceous production, increases muscle tone, detoxifies acid waste in the tissues and muscles, thus relaxing the nerves and lends itself towards the oxygenation of the skin.
Not forgetting, of course, this just happens to be the most rewarding, pampering, and relaxing part of the treatment.
Oxygenate Mask & Brightening Complex
A Cooling and Oxygenating mask containing corn biostimulins rich in nutrients and cell growth factors to encourage cellular oxygenation. A hydra-softening complex containing a natural aminno acid is included to soothe and hydrate the tissues with the soft clay mask taking an warmth from the skin and the result is a radiant and energised skin.
A powerful peptide helps regulate melanin production while brightening complex ingredients and vitamins combined with botanical extracts, help balance uneven skin tone. Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid fortifies the skin’s natural moisture barrier, reducing the appearance of fine dehydration lines.
Bright Skin with Light Therapy
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 brighten up skin conditions. Turn back time or reduce the appearance uneven skin tone with the appropriate light. Skin is bathed in light with the Omnilux Red Revive for the fine lines and wrinkles, to boost collagen and helps regulate melanin production. Also helps Improves barrier protection against moisture loss and strengthens against environmental damage. As an introductory offer an additional $65 combine this treatment with LightWave red light therapy for brightens, minimizes discoloration and improves skin clarity.
A little more…
What is pigmentation?
The pigmentation of one’s skin is the result of millions of years of evolution, which explains the wide range of skin tones we see in everyday life. People with origins close to the equator, where the sun is the most intense, had to develop protection against dangerous UV rays. The result? An increase in the production of melanin, a natural skin and hair colorant that absorbs UV radiation and protects the body from damage. In fact, the epidermis of a dark-skinned person absorbs up to 25% more UV radiation than that of a light-skinned counterpart.
What causes hyperpigmentation?
When treating hyperpigmentation, success largely depends on identifying the cause of discoloration. Was it due to UV exposure? Trauma or acne? Hormones? Hyperpigmentation induced by UV rays or injury tends to respond well to treatment if caught early, while melasma and other hormonal influences are more difficult to tackle. Genetics, stress and chemicals also play a role.
Exposure to these factors triggers octopus-like melanocyte cells in the skin to generate pigment-filled structures called melanosomes. These melanosomes then move into the arms of the melanocyte and are ejected into neighboring skin cells. The skin cells migrate toward the surface of the skin, taking these melanosomes with them. This creates visibly pigmented skin, or uneven skin tone.
How to control and treat hyperpigmentation?
Treating hyperpigmentation in the skin is a multi-faceted process. Regularly applying a Broad Spectrum sunscreen of SPF50 is critical for preventing new hyperpigmentation as is using a combination of skin-brightening and exfoliating agents, which slough off existing pigmentation spots.
Powerful ingredients such as Oligopeptide, Niacinamide and Zinc Glycinate to help control melanin formation and hyperpigmentation, while exfoliating agents such as Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate help smooth skin, enhance skin tone and eliminate dark spots. Oleosome technology, found in Pure Light SPF50, uses naturallyoccurring plant-oil capsules to help increase SPF performance without adding more chemical sunscreens.
How do I prevent unbalanced pigmentation?
Pigmentation disorders are caused by a myriad of factors, which include sun damage, hormonal imbalance, and skin trauma or disease. Of all these causes, sun damage is both the most common, and the most easily prevented! Simply applying a sunscreen with a minimum SPF30 every day, and avoiding peak sun times around midday, will do a lot to prevent the sun damage that can make your skin’s pigment act up.
Hormonal imbalance, a cause of pigmentation mostly affecting women, can occur during any time that the body’s natural hormone balance is disturbed. These triggers can include hormonal changes, such as those that happen during the menstrual cycle, menopause, prolonged stress, pregnancy or even when taking birth control pills. Unlike pigmentation related to trauma or sun damage, hormonally induced hyper pigmentation generally disappears when balance is restored to the body, and it can be treated during the interim period with topical skin brighteners.
The pigmentation related to skin trauma (cuts, wounds, scrapes and the like) is difficult to prevent in the case of accidental damage to the skin. Picking at acne lesions is also, of course, a big no-no, and will only exacerbate the pigmentation associated with the wound healing.