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Maintaining your great skin for longer

So you are happy with your skin right now,

Either because you have completed a course of advanced corrective facial treatments such as our Pyramid Facelift,

Or because you are one of the lucky ones who are starting early enough with great skincare habits to be able to work the ‘prevention is better than cure’ angle.

Either way, the situation is the same…you are happy with your skin and want to keep it that way.

It may be obvious, but the first consideration is your homecare. Get this right and you are a long way towards keeping your skin happy, healthy and youthful.

Failling to get this step right would be like going to the dentist to get your teeth cleaned and then not brushing them daily at home! If you are not yet a Skin Essentials homecare client, or if you are and you want to check that your routine is still optimum for you, why not avail of our product matching consultation service with one of our experts, it’s free of charge!

Once your homecare is right, you can then start to consider maintenance facials. These are monthly or bi-monthly treatments – depending on your skin’s needs and your availability.

Our facials are custom blended for your skin every time and are not your usual ‘relaxing’ type facial.

While we can promise you that you will be blissed out by our signature facial massages, hot towel cocoons and delicious natural aromas, our custom facial treatments are primarily results-focused using custom combinations of enzymes, acids, plant botanicals and specialised machines.

Adding a regular facial to your skincare routine will extend the results of any corrective courses and dramatically slow down the ageing process – while being the treat in your month that you will look forward to the most!

Book a treatment online or call us on 053 9145981 for more info:

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We are hosting a Product Matching Day on Friday 16th November at Skin Essentials, Wexford. Booking is essential so call us on 053 9145981 to book your free consultation. Find out more about the event HERE.

Tips for sensitive & breakout prone skin

The onset of winter and the associated heating has an unbalancing and often drying effect on many skin types, but sensitive & acne prone can suffer more than most.

This is specifically aimed at those who have dry/occasional breakout prone skin, rather than oily or full-blown acne.

Because the air around us is drier at this time of year, at least indoors, the barrier of the skin can also become more dehydrated and compromised,

leading to increased reactivity, sensitivity and breakouts as your skin struggles to regulate itself while also keeping irritants out. Working on strengthening the barrier is of far more use in these cases than trying to deal with breakouts.

Keep your skin hydrated and happy, then the breakouts will lessen as a result. 

Try these tips:

  • Use oil cleansing instead of washes or lotions. This will help stop the barrier from drying out in the first place. 
  • Whatever cleanser you choose, avoid perfumes, sulphates and scented oils.
  • Do not exfoliate. You want to strengthen the skin, not scrape it away!
  • Increase internal and external hydration. Water, fruit and vegetables in your diet help hydrate as well as nourish, hyaluronic acid, essential fatty acids and lightweight creams are the ones to look out for (see suggested routine below).
  • Make sure everything that comes in contact with your skin is clean and free from any potential barrier-disrupting bacteria. This includes makeup brushes (wash weekly), facecloths (wash daily) and pillowcases (change at least twice a week).
  • Be careful of product transfer. Shampoo running down the sides of your face in the shower, perfume from your scarf transferring to your neck/jawline, hand cream being transferred to your chin if you lean on your hands at your desk – are all very common triggers for breakouts.

If your skin tends to have sensitive winter breakout behaviour the following products will help restore balance:

Hydrating Cream: light, non-greasy. Hydrates without clogging. Use under your SPF during the day or last thing at night after treatment serum.

Hyaluronic+ Moisture Boost: Binds water in the upper layers of the skin. Use one pump day or night under other products in winter if your skin tends to dehydration.

Lipid Repair Concentrate: supplies all the lipids and essential fatty acids necessary to rebuild skin barrier and prevent the water loss that leads to sensitivity. Apply 1 pump at night. Follow with moisturiser for drier skin. (Use alone for combination/oily).

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Oncology Skincare Christmas Gift Suggestions

I can’t believe that this is our third Christmas since we started offering our specialist oncology treatments and products to cancer patients and survivors all over Ireland.

Each year we bring you beautifully wrapped and presented gift boxes to help you choose a gift for your loved one (or yourself!)

in the confidence and assurance that it is perfectly suitable for use at all stages of their cancer treatment journey and beyond.

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The Skin Comfort Kit is our basic go-to for those suffering the dry, sore skin that can be a side effect of many cancer treatments, and indeed is suitable for skin that is very dry for any reason, medical or otherwise.

Containing a skin-protective blend of natural botanical butters and precious oils, the Skin Comfort oil is the anchor of the collection. Use it alone to deeply comfort, nourish and protect even the most extremely dry, sore or chapped skin, or mix or layer it with the Skin Comfort Cream to personalise the richness and emollient levels on a daily basis as your skin changes and responds to treatments.

We can also customise a kit for your needs or budget, just give us a call on 053 9145981 and we will be happy to help you.

Shop online and in our Wexford clinic. See all of our Oncology friendly products in the link below:

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We also provide specialist oncology-safe facials, read all the details here.

Did you know?

Mariga was one of the very first therapists in Ireland to qualify in Oncology Skincare Therapy and we are the first dedicated skincare clinic offering specialist oncology facials and products.

You are in safe hands with us! Find us in 10A Redmond Square, Wexford Town (Beside Selskar Bookshop).


The Ultimate Christmas Facial – Limited Edition

Treat your skin this Christmas season to our beautiful limited edition Spiced Golden Pear Deluxe Facial.

Formulated to cocoon your skin in moisture, while deep nourishing and skin calming benefits of precious plant extracts including Mirabilis Japan Flower, Indian Senna, Honeysuckle and Pear Fruit Extract combine to leave you with a bright, smooth and revitalised complexion.

This deeply relaxing treatment includes our signature biodynamic lymphatic drainage massage, hot stone shoulder massage, and hot towel cocoon all the while enveloping you in the natural scents of the fruit flower and spice extracts. Bliss!

This facial is limited edition and available through December or while stocks last.

45 minutes €75 / 60 minutes €100. Simply book this treatment online or call us on 053 914 5981. Treat yourself!

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Christmas Gift Boxes 2018

How has it come around so fast?

I know we all say that every year but here we are again, Christmas is just weeks away and I for one haven’t a thing on my list 😱

It probably won’t come as any surprise that many people in my life will receive skincare products again this year, but I’m pretty sure they don’t mind 😂

To help you choose the perfect gift we have pre-selected kits featuring our best-sellers, all wrapped luxuriously in our snow white, satin-finish magnetic boxes tied with luxurious red satin ribbon.

For Christmas 2018 we have chosen the following three kits based on your favourites over the last year, but of course we can tailor make anything to your budget and requirements.

Just pop in to us at our Wexford Town clinic, next door to Selskar Bookshop, or call 053 9145981 and we will be happy to help.

Don’t know what to get?

If your chosen recipient is already a client of ours we will have a record of what he/she uses and what they are due to run out of.

For new clients we have universal kits that are suitable for all skin types:

The Hydrate and Glow Collection – choose this for skin that needs a softening and hydrating boost

Hydrating Cream / Hyaluronic+ Moisture Boost / Enzyme Exfoliator

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€99 (Value €127)

The Smooth and Calm Collection – choose this to calm and smooth sensitive skin 

Skin Comfort Cream / Anti-Redness Concentrate / Enzyme Exfoliator

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€139 (Value €161)

The Complete Anti-Ageing Collection – everything you need to future proof your skin 

Skin Comfort Cleanser / Hydra Collagen Serum / Age Slowly Serum / Lipid Repair Concentrate / Skin Comfort Cream

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€260 (Value €285)

You can buy these kits online and in our Wexford Clinic, you can also click and collect if you’re in the area.

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Product Matching Event

There are soo many skincare ranges and products on the market.

From pharmacy to supermarket, salons, clinic and online, how can you be sure that you are getting the right products for your skin needs?

At Skin Essentials we are offering you a product matching service event on Friday 16th November.

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During a 15 minute personalised consultation one of our expert therapists will examine your skin, find out some details about you, your health, lifestyle and expectations before preparing a homeware recommendations chart tailored to your exact skin issues.

Whether your skin needs are for anti-ageing, rosacea/sensitised skin or you just want advice on keeping your skin at it’s best, this is the event for you.

Each consultation takes just 15 minutes and is free of charge. We will also gift you a free copy of Mariga’s book – The Skincare Rules – so that you can make sure that along with using your new products, you are getting lots of advice on taking the best care of your skin in every way.

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Appointments are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis so let us know asap if you want to put your name down for this one day only event.

Call us on 053 9145981 to book your appointment.

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Microneedling vs Divine Pro – what’s the difference?

Microneedling has long been at the core of our natural, skin-supporting treatments in Skin Essentials for years.

As all long-term fans of our methods will know, needling is a proven and non-invasive way to both rewind some years from the face and to maintain a youthful complexion.

So, why consider changing to Divine Pro treatments?

Microneedling is still at the core of all of our new treatments!

On the Divine Pro platform we can combine multiple technologies together to enhance the speed and depth of outcomes on every skin issue from laxity to wrinkles to texture issues. We still love and use microneedling, now it just gone large!!

See the quick video below to hear more detail on how the new combination technologies will benefit your skin.

Book your FREE Divine Pro consultation to get started.

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