Interview with Norma Sheahan

This week I had the pleasure of an interview with actress/comedian Norma Sheahan for her weekly podcast.

Podcasts are all the rage now aren’t they? This year has seen a huge rise in the genre as artists, entertainers and others look for new ways to reach audiences old and new. I hadn’t gotten in on them until I was asked to guest on one, then I had to get on board quickly!

I must admit, I was nervous about this one because, even though I was delighted to be asked, funny isn’t my strong point and I didn’t want to let her down or have her end up with something unusable.

I needn’t have worried though, Normas gentle humour and natural warmth put me very much at my ease and it was just like having the chats with a friend. We talked all about skincare, natural vs injectables, microneedling, japanese facelifts and Norma’s experience with our famous Pyramid Facelift – and how confidence is the real key to beauty.

Have a listen at any of the links below or wherever you usually listen to podcasts.

Mariga x

Play on Apple Podcasts

Play on Spotify

Norma’s Website with links

Treat yourself to a summer holiday – for your skin!

Banish winter skin with our summer holiday facial! Created especially for our Customer Appreciation Day and available with Anna at a very special offer price while stocks last.

Forget the weather and snuggle into your heated facial bed while we soothe, smooth and restore your skin with tropical fruit extracts which will transport your senses to an exotic destination.

First your face is gently cleansed, exfoliated and prepped with delicious extracts of pomegranate, coconut and papaya enzymes.

It is then deeply nourished, hydrated and calmed using aromatic extracts of Hawaiian kukui fruit, macadamia nut oil, orchid flowers and chamomile in a blissful massage to leave you relaxed, refreshed and radiant.


Treat yourself to this limited edition 60 minute escape with Anna this Customer Appreciation Day and get €25 off as our thank you for your support of this year. Available to book now – book to lock in this price before Monday December 1st and choose an appointment time to suit you any time in December or January.

Our other Customer Appreciation Day star buys can be found here. (link will be live from Friday 27th November at 8pm!!)

Anna x

New Gift Voucher Options from Skin Essentials

We have added even more options for purchasing facial / treatment Gift Vouchers at Skin Essentials, Wexford 😊

Now, along with being able to select a price amount when you buy our gift vouchers online, you can choose to buy a voucher for a specific treatment.

If you know what Skin Essentials experience you want to gift to your recipient – or of they have dropped some hints – you can choose that treatment and print out or email your gift voucher. The emailed voucher will contain a direct link to make it super easy for the recipient to book in. Or they can choose to call us to schedule an appointment at our Wexford Town clinic it in for them.

Our Gift Vouchers never expire!

For now, I have made a direct gift voucher for each of our top three requested treatments. If it is a popular service I can expand it to cover more services, please let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions.

you can always give us a call on 086 3823608 or email

Mariga x

Picture Of Skin Essentials by Mariga Gift Voucher with the text LipoFirmMed Skin Treatment €125

Vitamin C & E – The Perfect Partnership for healthy skin

Have you ever wondered why you often see VitaminC & Vitamin E together in skincare products? Well, as you may know, our bodies don’t naturally make Vitamin C and so we must get this essentials vitamin from outside sources.

Vit C tends to burn out of our system fairly fast, so it is a high intensity Vitamin. 

Nature has a lovely solution to that – Introducing Vitamin E.

Vit E is a really good partner to Vit C. It revs it up in our system and gets the Vitamin C going again in our skin.

The Skin Essentials by Mariga solution to getting enough vitamin C for your skincare needs is the C&E Advanced Skin Booster. A bi-phasic serum with both water and oil-based elements, simply shake the bottle to activate then apply half a dropper full to clean skin all over the face, eyes contour and neck. If using during the day follow with SPF after allowing a few minutes to absorb. If using at night follow with your regular moisturiser or facial oil.

Pro tip: I love to use this as an intensive overnight mask once a week or so by blending half a dropper full of serum with one pump of Skin Comfort Oil together in my hands before applying all over face, eye contours and neck. Just leave overnight and wake up to soft, dewy radiant skin.

Vitamin C & E together from Skin Essentials by Mariga on Vimeo.

What are the benefits to the skin when using Vit C & E?

There are so many benefits to using these Essential Vitamins in your skincare!

  • Antioxidant Boost for skin protection and repair
  • Smooths texture
  • Instantly brightens
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Promotes natural exfoliation
  • Reduces formation of dark spots

Find our C & E+ Advanced Skin Booster online and feel the benefits of these top skincare Essential Vitamins.

C & E+ Advanced Skin Booster, antioxidant skincare, skincare boost, Vitamin c, skin essentials by mariga, wexford

Christmas 2020 Gift Voucher With Skincare Purchase

Are none of our pre-selected gift sets just what you were looking for this year? Don’t worry, we have something else just for you!

If you, like many of our clients, wait to see what is in our Christmas skincare gift sets before stocking up for yourselves and others we hope that you have found some great options in this year’s collections.

However, if you don’t see the product combinations that you want most, we have a customisable option just for you.

Through the month of November when you spend €250 or more on any of our full-priced individual products in a single transaction, we will gift you with a €50 treatment voucher to use off your next service at Skin Essentials (or gift to a friend).

You don’t need to do anything, a gift voucher will be sent to you after each qualifying purchase. Don’t delete this email when you receive it, it contains a unique activation code for your voucher that you will need to give us to redeem 🙂

Start shopping skincare products >>HERE<<.

T’s & C’s

  • One per customer
  • Valid on qualifying purchases made in November 2020
  • Valid on full-priced products only, sale/discounted bundles not included
  • Not valid with any other offer or coupon
  • Voucher expires 3 months after issue
  • Voucher redeemable against treatments only

New – Deeply Hydrating Winter Skin Kit 2020

Winter Skin Kit Christmas 2020 – new from Skin Essentials by Mariga and featuring a brand new product to our online shop!

I hear lots about dryness, dehydration and irritated skin at this time of year in general and even more so this year as we have to add friction from masks into the equation. So I have put together a kit to help combat these common winter skin issues.

When the heating goes on and the weather gets cold it is very easy for your skin to become dehydrated, this leads to tight feeling skin, fine lines, maybe even some flakiness and makeup that won’t look smooth no matter what you use. Does that sound familiar? You may have winter skin! 

Winter Skin Solution

The solution is the Winter Skin Kit. This kit contains a deep moisturising cream, a skin-strengthening oil and a calming, hydrating spritz.

The cream, Skin Comfort Cream, is one of our customer favourites and along with cellular-level moisturising, it has ingredients to reduce redness/inflammation and repair at a cellular level. With plant sterols, added Vitamin E and a host of natural plant oils and anti-oxidants, it is amazing that this manages to still be a comfortable, lightweight, non-greasy cream. 

The oil is our best-selling product, the Lipid Repair Concentrate. It is a bio-identical, lightweight oil that sinks right into the skin and repairs the barrier that has been damaged, keeping water in and strengthening skin cells for radiant, softer, healthier skin.

The spritz is a calming water-based product that contains probiotics, hydrators and lipid-repair factors to calm and hydrate skin such as hyaluronic acid, cucumber extracts and honey. A lovely addition to your winter skin routine.

Usage Tips

-Use the spritz on your skin after cleansing morning and evening. Follow with Lipid Repair Concentrate mixed with Skin Comfort Cream. Don’t forget to use an SPF as a last step in your daytime routine!

-You can use the Cucumber Spritz again thought the day to refresh and hydrate. It will even be nice to spray over makeup. Just use 3-4 sprays over your face, holding the bottle 8-12 inches from your face. Close your eyes while you spritz!

-If you are using other serums in your routine such as Collagen for anti-ageing or Age Slowly Serum, just use those first before going on to the above steps.

The selected products can be used together to prevent the typical winter rough, dry and dehydrated skin or to reduce these if already present.

Gift or self gift!

Between them they tackle all of the skin conditions associated with a move into winter such as dehydration, flaking skin, dryness and redness.

The 2020 Winter Skin Kit is a universal kit that can be used by anyone to protect against typical winter skin issues such as dryness, dehydration, irritation and flaking. It is limited edition and a great price at €125 (saving you €22 on individual pricing). As it is suitable for all skin, you can treat yourself or give it as a gift.

Best Facial Treatments Christmas Gift Ideas

I am finding it hard to choose a gift these days when people seems to just have so many things? Do you find the same? And especially as many of us are into decluttering our homes and lives! Personally, I like to gift people with lovely experiences. Things like treatment vouchers for facials, massage or spa or interesting classes or mini-adventures.

Do you want to treat someone to the indulgent experience of a Skin Essentials treatment? Read below about some of our most popular facial treatments which are universal for all skin types, and are also a relaxing experience.

Classic Facials

These are always extremely popular. Your chosen facial is tailored to your skin on the day and will typically include a mixture of customised elements such as:

– skin corrective enzyme therapy

-personalised treatment masks

-lymphatic drainage massage

– face lifting tension release massage

– hot stone shoulder massage

– high frequency treatment


Prices range from €78 -€110 for these sought-after treatments.

High Tech Facials

The Collagen Glow Facial

The Collagen Glow Facial: Combines custom cleansing, deeply relaxing biodynamic drainage massage and collagen-boosting radiofrequency treatment. This is part-classic facial, part high tech collagen booster.

The combination of massage and the heat from radiofrequency, along with a visible glow and youthful result, makes this a very popular choice. €100

LipofirmMed Skin Tightening

LipoFirmMed skin tightening is a customer favourite at Skin Essentials. In this intensive treatment, radiofrequency is used (at a more intensive level that in the Collagen Glow) to tighten the skin of the face, eyes and neck. Next, DMA – Deep Muscle Activation – technology is used to lift and tighten the jawline. Because of the combined power of these exclusive technoligies you can see results from the first treatment. As a result this a highly popular pre-event treat, and for long-lasting effects a series can be taken weekly. €125

View our treatment menu and book online for our Wexford clinic here