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Personalised acid peels for skin needing correction

Personalised acid peel blends at Skin Essentials by Mariga

For skin that needs deep correction for blemishes, discolouration or texture issues.

Have you let a skin issue get beyond your control? Are home face masks, spa facials or exfoliation not working for you?

You may just need a course of corrective skin peel blogacid peels (or enzyme/acid blends) to get you back on track!

From lactic for lightening discolouration through to glycolic for release bumpy impactions and mandolin or salicylic to help different kinds of acne, our highly qualified skin therapists can tailor the right peels for your skin and work with you to achieve the results you want.

Peels at Skin Essentials by Mariga are progressive, not aggressive, meaning we use superficial peels at very specific pH levels to stimulate the desired response in the skin.

Over the course of 4-12 weeks depending on how much correction is needed, we will help restore your skin to its best (remember, homecare is vital in getting the desired outcome, especially in the case of acne, so you have to comply with recommendations between clinic visits)!

There is very little downtime, usually just a redness on the day of treatment and some very light peeling in the days after.

Start your peels now to restore an even, bright skin tone and keep your skin glowing and hydrated all year.

Peels can be taken singly for a quick boost, monthly for maintenance, or in a series of 4 – 12 taken weekly for correction, before moving on to monthly maintenance. Our skin experts can recommend the best option for you, just give us a call or drop in for a quick chat.

As a general guide, texture issues will need approximately 4 peels, 6-8 for discolouration and up to 12 for acne depending upon type and severity.

Prices start at €70 for a single acid peel and package prices apply to courses paid in advance. Book online by clicking the button below, or call us on 053 9145981.

Skincare treatments, skin essentials by Mariga, Wexford

See the results – skincare products and treatments that REALLY work!

Do clinical skincare products and treatments REALLY work? The results are in. See seven years of progress on my skin in photos and digital analysis.

As I’ve just had a birthday, I thought it would be a good time to do a progress check-in to compare how my skin is now towards seven years ago when I started keeping photographic and digital records to track results.

Mariga comparison report 2018 5

Change in wrinkle depth over 7 years

The photographic version - (L) 2011 (R) 2018

The photographic version – (L) 2011 (R) 2018

I actually did this skincare results update at the five year mark and can’t believe that another two years have passed since then!! Definitely time for another review.

For reference, my skin is typically Celtic pale and see-through with a tendency to rosacea and is normal to slightly dry in general.

My core skincare routine, as with everyone, cares for my skin TYPE then you add specific products and treatments to address any issues, conditions or preferences. In my case, I focus on anti-ageing but for you it may be prevention of ageing, acne control, rosacea or a mixture of things.

You can see my daily skincare routine listed below as well as details of clinical treatments taken.

You can watch the full video below to see all of the before and after pics and readings, the good and the bad, but the short version is that my skin is reading at 35 years old (I’m 46)! which is actually even better than previous years.

do skincare products really work - see the digital evidence here as the skin scanner reads 46 year old skin as 34 years old

I’ll take that, thank you!

The lesson here?

Over time with the continued use of products and treatments specifically chosen for your exact skin type and needs, your skin can actually continue to get stronger, healthier and younger!

Certainly I’m happier with my skin now than I was 10 years ago and I look forward to beating the clock for a long time to come.

My daily home routine:

Morning:

Rinse with warm water and cloth.

Apply 1 pump Hydra Collagen Serum

Apply Skin Comfort Cream (pea size).

Apply SPF30

Evening:

Cleanse with Skin Comfort Cleanser.

Apply 1 pump Age Slowly Serum.

Apply 1/2 pump Lipid Repair mixed with 1 full pump Skin Comfort Cream.

Weekly:

Light home needling with home roller and Hyaluronic+ Moisture Boost

Sometimes:

When my skin is feeling dry, usually mid-end of winter, I will add a pump of Hyaluronic+ Moisture Boost Serum to my day or night serum.

Clinical:

My main treatment is microneedling, I have a course of 3 every two years or so and maintain it with a single treatment every six months. I have an LED facial once a month or so and exfoliate only when necessary, maybe once every two-three months. This could be with a home products such as Enzyme Exfoliator or with a clinical enzyme or acid peel.

What do you think? I’m delighted with the continued increase in my skin’s health strength and integrity.

While it is never too late to start and to see results definitely the earlier you start taking care of your skin in a properly customised and deliberate way the better.

Do you want to see results like this for yourself? Do you want to look back in 10 years and have not aged, or even aged backwards? Than give us a call we would love to work with you to get you on track for getting younger, stronger, healthier skin, for life.

See the full video and all the clinical data HERE.

 

do skincare products really work - see the digital evidence here as the skin scanner reads 46 year old skin as 34 years old

Wexford’s BEST Skin Recovery Facial

The snow was fun for a day, then it was an unexpected holiday from work and then it was a pain and we wanted it to go away!

spa candles and towels close up photo with the caption skin recovery facial for relaxation and restoration created by mariga exclusively at Skin Essentials clinic wexford

Hopefully you are all back to normal now and there were no lasting effects.

One of the unexpected side effects for lots of you was the toll that the cold weather took on your skin. 

From exposure to freezing cold, to running the heat/fires non-stop, to the boredom resulting in the eating of everything in the house, your skin can be looking a bit worse for wear.

Moving from hot to cold and back again puts pressure on your skin to adjust rapidly to the environment resulting in dehydration and impaired barrier defence that gives you a dry, tight feeling, dry lips and increased sensitivity/redness.

The boredom eating and changing sleep patterns (you know you’ve been staying up late binging on box sets and snacks!) can result in dull skin and hollow/dark under-eyes, along with some puffiness if you have been overdoing the salt, sugar or coffee.

So, I have created the skin recovery facial especially to relieve these symptoms, brighten your skin, reduce puffiness and sluggishness and refresh the undereye area.

lymphatic drainage massage

Beginning with a hot stone deep cleanse to purify the pores and stimulate micro-circulation, this 45 minute holistic treatment also includes our exclusive biodynamic lymphatic drainage massage to drain puffy tissues and sharpen contours, a hyaluronic acid infusion to draw water back into the skin to plump it up and our signature barrier repair massage-in mask to restore lipid levels and bring back comfort and softness to the skin.

Available with Jane (€68) or Mariga (€75), this is your skins new best friend. 

Skincare treatments, skin essentials by Mariga, Wexford

The facial of all facials! Coconut and Papaya

Our fantastic themed facial for this Easter week is Coconut and Papaya.
Coconut Papaya facial graphic

 

 

This one is lovely for those with sensitised or reactive skin types.

It is the mildest enzyme peel that we do but still packs a powerful skin-boosting punch.

Coconut and papaya enzymes work together to gently dislodge used-up skin cells, allowing a brighter, healthier layer of skin to shine through.

Moisturising properties in the Yogurt extract (did I mention the yogurt??) calms, softens and smooths while at the same time stimulating cellular regeneration for a more robust skin.

This lovely aromatic skin prep is followed by a creamy mask with anti-oxidant goji berry extract, more lovely yogurt extract, skin-softening squalane and cucumber to soothe redness. Bliss.

This lovely, calming treatment also includes a hot stone neck and shoulder massage along with a facial massage tailored for your needs from de-puffing to tension release.

Available right now at Skin Essentials by Mariga in a 45 or 60 minute version. Treat yourself or treat a friend.

Skincare treatments, skin essentials by Mariga, Wexford

FAQ’s in skincare – parabens, vegan, pregnancy and more

Today’s FAQ’s in skincare blog is a summary of the most frequently asked questions relating to specific suitability/non-suitability of our products for specific groups of people. 

Pic showing confused woman and question marks with the text "answering your questions" illustrating a FAQ's in skincare blog from Mariga at Skin Essentials skin clinic, Wexford

 

 

 

 

I’m including the paraben-free section here as it is a popular question but I will add the note that to-date parabens have never been scientifically proven to be harmful in any way. However, there are some people that prefer to be paraben-free so the list is below to help if that relates to you.

At Skin Essentials our number one priority is bringing you scientific skincare that will make a measurable difference to your skin and we believe that the first step in any type of change is education so we welcome all your questions and will always answer with honesty, integrity and transparency.

Mariga x

Which Skin Essentials by Mariga products are paraben free?

-Skin Comfort Cleanser
-Skin Comfort Oil
-Hydra Collagen Serum
-Lipid Repair Concentrate
-Hyaluronic+ Moisture Boost Serum
-Age Slowly Serum
-Enzyme Exfoliator

Which Skin Essentials by Mariga products are vegan?

-Blemish Control Cream
-Hydrating Cream
-Enzyme Exfoliator
-Salicylic Cleanser
-Spf 30 Day Cream
-Skin Comfort Oil
-Skin Comfort Cream   (our non-vegan products containanti-ageing collagen extracts from fish scales. All of our ingredients are sourced from PETA-certified suppliers).                                                                                                                        

Which Skin Essentials by mariga products are suitable during chemotherapy?

-Skin Comfort Oil
-Skin Comfort Cream
-Lip Comfort Balm
-Skin Comfort Cleanser
-Lipid Repair Concentrate
-Hyaluronic+ Moisture Boost Serum

Which Skin Essentials by Mariga products are suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

-Everything except Blemish Control Cream, Overnight Repair Cream, Salicylic Cleanser, Age Slowly Serum

Which Skin Essentials by Mariga products are suitable for men?

-Everything except Youth Boost. Essential Nutrient Serum doubles as a great soothing after shave balm.

Which Skin Essentials by Mariga products are suitable for children?

-SPF30
-Skin Comfort Cleanser

Which Skin Essentials by Mariga products have special usage precautions?

-Overnight Repair Cream, Blemish Control Cream and Age Slowly Serum all contain Vitamin A derivatives and must only be used at night, and discontinued during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

-Salicylic Cleanser should be discontinued during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

-As with any product do not use a Skin Essentials by Mariga skincare product if it contains any ingredients you know/suspect you might be intolerant/allergic to.

I hope that helps address some of your FAQ’s. If you have any other queries just call us on 053 9145981, email info@skinesssentialsbymariga.com or pop your query in the chatbox on the bottom right of your screen (if you are reading this on our website). If you are Wexford-basde you can always pop in to our clinic in Selskar Street during opening hours Tuesday-Saturday and we will have someone available to help you.

Buy Skin Essentials by Mariga products online here for delivery in Ireland/UK.

A styled photo of Skin Essentials by Mariga products in a white magnetic box tied with green ribbon on a white background which are available online or from our Wexford town skin clinic

Follow Skin Essentials on YouTube!

Did you know that Skin Essentials has a YouTube channel for those of you who prefer to watch video rather than read blogs? We do try to cater for everyone in our educational posts! With almost 200 videos on youTube, you can search my channel for any skincare topic and you are sure to find an answer (and if you don’t just let me know and I will upload an answer to your question)! From information on skincare ingredients, professional skin treatments, expert skin tips for getting and keeping great skin as well as commentary on topical skincare issues making the news, such as the use of filters on social media and the injectables epidemic in younger clients, you will find it all on my YouTube channel. 

Please head over from the link here and subscribe to my videos if you are a fan of skincare news, views and tips. I’d love to see you there. And don’t forget to comment, question and share while you’re there!

I also do live videos on Facebook, usually on Saturdays, where you can join in and have your comments and questions answered live, like our Facebook page to see these in your timeline.

Below are some of my most popular videos to give you a flavour of what video content I create. Looking forward to having you join my online community!

Mariga x

Top Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Top gifts to treat your mum this Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is on Sunday March 11th this year, and we have lots of gift ideas to help you choose the perfect treat for your mum and the mother figure in your life.

Between treatments and special products, here’s our top ideas below:

This month’s themed Enzyme facial is Coconut & Papaya

Coconut Papaya facial graphic

We are so excited to have introduced these new enzyme facials to Skin Essentials by Mariga, and we’re the first skincare clinic in Ireland to offer these amazing facials.

Utilising the rejuvenating power of natural fruit enzymes this facial can be taken as a stand-alone skin treat for all skin types, or for those in need of deeper repair and rejuvenation we create a series of three treatments especially for your skin type and condition, which will progressively smooth, brighten, hydrate, nourish and restore your skin to a smooth, radiant, youthful complexion.

This oil-based gentle cleanser effectively cleans the skin and easily removes make-up while leaving the skin soft and smooth.

Hydra Collagen Serum is our anti-ageing serum choice. Full of all the ingredients the skin needs to keep up the rate of collagen production, this serum targets uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, lines and wrinkles.

A powerhouse of skin goodness, providing repairing anti-oxidants, soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients along with the essential cell nutrition that your skin needs to keep it in tip top condition.

MOTHERS-TO-BE

pregnancy pic for blog and social

Don’t forget about the Mums-to-be this Mother’s Day!

This is a very exciting time for first time Mothers (and we are sure daunting as well for the upcoming restless nights and stressful days) that may come with your little bundle of joy!

Now is the time to put your feet up and relax, as well as take good care of your skin using gentle, suitable products and treatments while pregnant.

We have specialist products that are specially curated for pregnancy, and we also have pregnancy-safe treatments in our skincare clinic that includes comfort cushions for you to sit back and be in complete comfort and ease in our therapists hands.

Give us a call on 053 9145981 to find out more and to book a suitable treatment for mums-to-be.

All gifts can be specially packaged for your mum as we offer a gift box service both online and in our Wexford clinic. Our gorgeous boxes are specially wrapped in our signature green bow.

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