5
May

Oil & Pore Size

There is so much beat up on oil & open pores, made out to be unnatural and not normal – well, it is & here are the facts. Pores are home to hair follicles and where sebum (the oil that your skin produces) is made by “sebaceous glands.” You can see the hair follicle pores with your naked eye, unlike sweat pores

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24
Mar

The Facts about Microcurrent

My favourite saying is “is it backed by science” & my new 3rd generation NeurotriS Microcurrent device is scientifically proven! Microcurrent is a low level electrical current that when delivered with the appropriate signal or frequency will tighten skin, increase hydration, tone and lift facial muscles. Done with consistency, the results will be cumulative and long lasting.   How does

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23
Nov

Knowledge and Accountability

Power through knowledge I have always said I just fell into beauty therapy as a vocation – but on reflection, my childhood memories really did have an influence. We were taught not only to work hard but also to be discerning about where we found our inspiration and our information. This started me on my quest for education and information

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21
May

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

Our skin is an extremely complex, highly specialised organ! The thickness of the skin varies considerably over all parts of the body, however may only be about 0.07 inches (2 mm) thick. Skin is our only protective barrier from the environment. We need to keep this in mind when we are considering clinical treatments & products (especially their ingredients) –

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5
Nov

Silicones – don’t be an Ostrich!!!!

My nickname used to Ostrich (yes I am tall lol). At the moment I am surrounded by Ostriches so I challenge you to get your proverbial head out of the sand & get educated! Siloxanes (commonly known as silicone/s) are in many, many skincare products, make-up bases, primers, shampoo’s, conditioners, leave in conditioners & on & on. They give you

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3
May

Natural & Organic – what does this really mean?

Every single day I hear the same thing over and over again – “it is organic” or “it is natural” – what do those terms really mean? Not what we think they mean, but what do they mean? Dermaviduals has written a very interesting article about this very subject. It is clear & to the point, so I am not

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25
Sep

“It’s All About Your Barrier”

Whether you are a new or a long-term client you will hear me often refer to your “barrier” function, in fact everything I do, every ingredient & modality I use is to support this natural eco-system given to us by nature. If you have never been to me chances are you have never heard of your barrier, unfortunately after a

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15
Mar

Pigmentation

What is it? The skins pigment is produced by a specific skin cell, the melanocyte. This pigment, called melanin, is responsible for our skin, eye and hair colour, but it also acts as a natural sunscreen. That’s why you tan in summer. Hyper-pigmentation is caused by excess production of melanin. This is generally triggered by sun damage & inflammation, but

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