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Quality Guarantee From Skin Essentials

How to tell if you are paying for the real thing when it comes to your skin treatment.

We know that you have so many options to choose from when you are thinking about your homecare products and professional skincare treatments.

For your home use products there are pharmacy, supermarket and professional salon options, or you can go online and buy practically anything from anywhere in the world!

For professional treatments, every town has many beauty salons to choose from and dedicated skincare clinics are now opening in many areas.

So, it’s always great to have a choice, but when the choices become so plentiful and varied, what should you choose? How do you know what best suits your needs or whether one establishment is a better option for you than another?

As you may know, standards in the beauty industry is a pet project of mine and my work with the European Standards committee has given me some great insights into how to make sure that the beauty professional or clinic that you choose is the best one for you. Below are my tips for finding the best skincare products/treatments/therapist for your particular needs.

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Professional Treatments:

-First do your research! Know the results you want to achieve then see who in your area is specialising in exactly this area. If you want natural anti-ageing there is no point going to someone who specialises in cosmetic tattooing or brazilian waxing!! You will need a skin specialist with diplomas in skin analysis/advanced skin science. Google search, ask friends for recommendations and then research your chosen salon(s).

The questions you should be asking yourself are –

Do they specialise? You only want to put your precious skin in the hands of someone who lives and breathes skincare.

Do they offer lots of information to help you make a decision? If you can find written articles, blogs, videos, testimonials from your chosen professional on the subject you are researching the you are on the right track. Generic marketing pieces from supplier companies rather than direct from the therapist is a big no-no for me. It shows that they don’t have enough knowledge or experience of the subject to give their own thoughts or experience of it.

Are the machines/ingredients used the best quality? So often you will hear about a new type of treatment or super new ingredient and the next thing you will see it on offer everywhere, but beware! Not all things are the same quality or will give you the same effect. A big example of this is LED light facial therapy. There is no doubt that this is a fantastic skin-boosting treatment when used correctly, but the problem is that there are so many devices available on the market from cheap lights coming out of China in mass quantities and being sold online to the general public, to very complicated full-body machines available to the trade at tens of thousands of euro. How as a consumer can you know if the one being used in your service is any good? Ask! The best machines will be certified, clinically proven and often award winning. Reputable professionals will only use machines such as these and can therefore guarantee your results.

When it comes to products, the same is true. Ingredients must be high quality, proven to work and, crucially, present in the correct percentages for maximum benefit.

At Skin Essentials by Mariga, we only use the best, certified and clinically proven technology and ingredients and we take internationally-accredited independent training on any new technology we are bringing into our Wexford clinic. Our reputation is based on our results, and both are extremely important to us.

Do you have any questions? Please ask, we want you to be fully informed and comfortable before you consider any of our non-invasive skin programmes.

Contact us on 053 9145981 or info@skinessentialsbymariga.com.

2017: The Year of Ageing Backwards!

2016 was the year of Ageing Slowly here at Skin Essentials, with new launch of products and treatments aimed at preventing and slowing the formation of lines.

FOR 2017, we are bringing you the year of AGEING BACKWARDS, where we will focus on revision of existing signs of ageing such as lines, wrinkles, loosening skin, sun spots, age spots and visible red veins.

This is for you if:

-You are a smart, vibrant, accomplished woman.
-You have friends, family, a career that you love and are proud of.
-You feel the best you ever have in your life inside , confident, positive, happy.
-You like how you look, you don’t want to jump on the fillers/anti-wrinkle injections bandwagon. You just want to look like you, but rested and younger. The keyword here is FRESH, NOT FROZEN!

BUT for some reason your mirror isn’t working. It’s showing you a version of yourself that is starting to show ageing around the eyes, maybe the mouth. Your skin is not as bright or radiant as it was.
This can’t be you. You feel just the same inside as you did at 25!

THIS is the moment you realise it’s time to start ageing backwards.

Our generation is standing up to ageing. Our grandmothers may have had to accept wrinkles as a fact of life before 50 but we are luckier, we can say no, thanks.

This is NOT about wrinkle injections, fillers or any other invasive methods (which, in my opinion make people just look like they’ve had enhancements, smoother but, curiously, never younger, even though that is the goal. Weird).

From the New Yorker Magazine

From the New Yorker Magazine

Thanks to fantastic breakthroughs in research and development in the fields of biochemistry, corneotherapy and skin science, our generation can stand up to ageing AND to surgery. We get to have it all – naturally.

By focusing on the scientifically correct components required to build healthy skin, each individual can be assessed to discover exactly what the weaknesses in your skin barrier / cellular processes are, and a programme of strengthening homecare combined wth non-invasive clinical treatments can be determined.

Use of protocols such as microneedling, LED phototherapy, hyaluronic acid hydroporation and vitamin infusion will show amazing visible, measurable results on concerns such as crows feet, lip lines, uneven texture and loosening skin.

The benign blemishes that come with age such as sun spots, skin tags and visible red veins can be very quickly and easily banished with cryotherapy (cold) and diathermy (heat), often in a single session.

Make 2017 the year that you choose to Age Backwards with Skin Essentials.

Call us on 053 9145981 or visit www.skinessentialsbymariga.com to find out more about our Age Backwards skin analysis, available for personal customers and online for distance clients

LED light therapy – the best facial you can give your skin.

LED light therapy has got to be the most versatile treatment modality available now in advanced skin clinics. It is natural, safe, can be used by every skin type and the results we are seeing here at Skin Essentials by Mariga are fantastic. Our clients are experiencing deep skin rejuvenation giving them brighter, radiant, tighter skin that looks and acts years younger. It is also priced to be accessible to everyone, making it an ideal treatment for those on a budget or to have if you are saving up for advanced anti-wrinkle or scar reduction using microneedling. It will improve the skins appearance and strength and also prep the skin for even better results from advanced correction treatments. To make it even better value for you, we have created the Celluma Club (limited to 10 people per month). See the video for details or continue reading below…

Join our LED Celluma Club!

As the effects of the Celluma LED are cumulative, the ideal way to use it at the beginning is as often as possible! The machine can be used every day for 30 minutes and after the first month a maintenance programme of once a week is ideal.

To help you get the most from your biophototherapy treatments with us our experts have created the Celluma Club. Unlimited sessions of the Celluma treatment for 1 month for an amazing €200! Remember, it is usually €40 for a single light treatment. Fantastic for first time anti-ageing clients who want to dramatically accelerate the results of their new skincare programme. A must-do for acne too. Continue reading

Skin Essentials by Mariga corrective facial peels

Our clinical skin peels are acid blends used to resurface the outermost layers of the epidermis, using controlled stimulation of the skin’s natural processes to achieve a certain result. Depending on the depth and type of peel chosen, superficial peels can be very effectively used by skincare professionals to improve skin condition and visibly reduce lines, hyperpigmentation, acne marks and congestion.

Photo: Before (L) and after (R) a series of lactic peels for hyper pigmentation & anti-ageing.

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Peels are categorised as superficial, medium or deep. In a salon setting we are dealing with superficial peels only, including salicylic, lactic and glycolic peels in specific strengths. Do not be misled by the term ‘superficial’. Just because these peels are categorised as superficial and work on the epidermis does not mean that they can’t bring about great change in the skin and must always be used with care.
Medium and deep peels include the use of agents such as higher strength TCA (trichloracetic acid), higher strength glycolics and phenol which wound into the papillary dermis. These peels should only be carried out by a dermatologist.

Benefits:
The exfoliation process stimulates epidermal growth, thickening and strengthening the epidermis. Damaged skin is destroyed and replaced with healthier skin cells through the would healing process. Collagen and elastin production is increased through stimulation of the fibroblast cells via the inflammatory response brought about by temporarily lowering the pH of the skin’s surface. You will see smoother, plumper and more radiant skin with a reduction in visible lines and pigmentation.

The experienced therapist will be able to combine peeling modalities to adapt to each client but in general the rule is that lactic acid is a hydrating peel suitable for dry skin that needs smoothing and lightening, salicylic acid tackles congestion and oil issues and glycolics dissolve the bond between skin cells for even exfoliation.
Peels are usually taken in a series for best outcomes.

Pic: Before (L) and after (R) first peel in a series to reduce old acne scarring.

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It is very important that the therapist has the understanding and experience to choose your peel carefully via a comprehensive consultation, as skin condition and home compliance can greatly affect the outcome of your treatment, but when the therapist has a good understanding of skin anatomy and how peels work on a cellular level then they are some of the best tools at our disposal.

At home, you  will need to discontinue use of retinol based creams for the duration of the course of peels and, of course, sunblock is very important to protect the new skin. The correct homecare serum is very important at this time as active ingredients will penetrate better and boost the outcome of the treatment as a whole.

Skin Essentials by Mariga salon treatments are based around our professional salicylic and lactic peels. Our professional peels are unique in their composition in that they are oil-based. This allows for a much more comfortable peel experience for the client as the ‘sting’ factor is greatly reduced and downtime is minimised, without compromising on efficacy. Our pre-blended peels take the uncertainty out of mixing and layering acids and we offer full product and practical training to all our Skin Essentials by Mariga agents.