Should you exfoliate your skin?

In Mariga’s 30 second tip it’s all about exfoliation!

Should you or shouldn’t you exfoliate your skin?

It entirely depends on the type of beads in your scrub product.

“Never use grainy or scratchy scrub on your skin. I always say ‘If in doubt, throw it out’. You will sometimes find an exfoliator product that has wax beads.

A wax bead is a lot softer and kinder to your skin. I would find wax beads are okay in your exfoliator. Anything else is an absolute NO. Anything that scratches your face is going to cause micro tears and inflammation in your skin.”

scrub your skin from Skin Essentials by Mariga on Vimeo.

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If you’re looking for an effective, kind-to-skin exfoliator, check out our own Enzyme Exfoliator. The pumpkin enzymes in this gentle exfoliator break down proteins in the superficial layers of the epidermis to reveal smooth, glowing skin. Buy online or in store for just €38.


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Thinking long term with your skincare

In today’s #throwbackthursday we talk about your mindset of skincare.

As Mariga says, ‘Short term solutions may lead to long term problems’.

If you have any skincare issues you might be tempted by the likes of a skin peel or microdermabrasion, thinking these treatments are just what you need!?


Yes, these treatments immediately leave your skin feeling amazing, but long term if it’s not the right modality for you, you may actually be causing more damage to your skin.

Advice to take away: Always be guided by your skincare professional and always think ‘long term’ with your skincare. 


Have a skin issue? Book in for a consultation with one of our skincare experts to get you off to the right start for long term results:

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Do you really need a 10 step Korean skincare regime?

In Mariga’s 30 second beauty tip vlog she talks about the  10 step Korean skincare regime.

Do you really need these many steps in your daily routine?

The short answer, eh no! Who has time for that?

 Keep it simple! Cleanser, serum, moisturiser… Take a look:

10 step skincare from Skin Essentials by Mariga on Vimeo.

Have a skin problem? Book in for a consultation with one of our expert therapists. In the meantime, scroll through our blog for more skincare info, tips and latest news.

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Your Personalised Skincare Plan for 2020

You know that you want to get your skin under control.

You know that you need to start using the right products and maybe have some clinical treatments or facials to achieve your goal.

But which ones??

Often we see people who want to book in a course of treatment because it worked for a friend, or they have seen it recommended by an influencer or advertised in the media.

While it is great that we have so much information at our fingertips sometimes it can lead to even more confusion with information overload! There are so many skin products, treatments and conflicting advice and opinions out there, how can you tell which is the most relevant to your own skin concerns?

The answer is that you really can’t, not by yourself. Skin health and appearance is an extremely personal journey with many contributing factors, so there are as many answers as there are individuals.

You need to get personalised advice from a professional skin specialist who can then guide you to the perfect routine for you, based on your personal skin journey to date and targeted to your future skin goals.

At Skin Essentials we can make you a personalised roadmap to bring you to where you want to be with step-by-step recommendations for daily skincare as well as any corrective treatments you willed to achieve your goal.

The new year is the perfect time to set your skincare target. I have been working on my own skincare roadmap for 2020 and share it with you below to show you what you can expect from a Personalised Skincare Plan.

I set out my main skin concerns/ goals for the year and break down what steps I need to take to achieve them. It makes it very clear and helps me stay on track! Usually I reassess halfway through the year to make sure that I am achieving what I set out to do, and make any tweaks necessary such as compensating for the effects of any new medications, hormonal changes or sun exposure for example.

This January I am offering a Personalised Anti-ageing Plan consultation free of charge to any of my existing clients who want to take the next step in their skincare journey. Places are limited so please contact us at our Wexford clinic on 053 9145981 / 086 3823608 to secure your appointment now.

Mariga x

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What to look forward to in 2020 at Skin Essentials?

There are so many things to look forward to at Skin Essentials in 2020!

We’re so excited to rest up over the Christmas break because from January on, we have a full-on schedule ahead. 

What’s to look forward to?

  • Jane is returning to work from Maternity Leave 
    • Jane will be back from 22nd January, so you can now book Jane online for treatments.
  • Anna is coming out of the office in 2020 to spend more ‘hands on’ time with clients in the treatment room.
  • As Jane is returning, we will have more appointments available each week for treatments AND longer opening hours 😱
  • As always Mariga will be testing and researching the latest and greatest in skincare to take back to our Skin Essentials clients.
  • 2020 is the year of our 20th anniversary, we have big things to come!
  • Stay tuned for more info when we’re back at Skin Essentials, reopening Friday, 3rd Jan. See Christmas hours below:

As mentioned in the opening hours above, enjoy FREE Shipping over Christmas week when you spend €60 or more at Use voucher code Christmas19 at checkout to apply.

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Serum Vs. Moisturiser?

We get asked this age old question frequently:

What is the difference between a serum and a moisturiser?

It’s really not an either/or situation, they do two very different things for the skin.

Serum v moisturiser from Skin Essentials by Mariga on Vimeo.


A serum has a thinner consistency that contains a higher percentage of active ingredients in it. We want those active ingredients delivered deep down into the skin and that is why a serum comes in that thinner consistency.

So in a nutshell, a serum delivers deep down into the skins layers to do corrective work where its needed.


Where as a moisturiser concentrates much more on the superficial layers of the skin which is all about protection, repair, replenishing and conditioning the skin on the very surface level.

Make sense?

Discover more of Mariga’s quick skincare tips HERE.

Shop our range of serums and moisturisers online and in our Wexford clinic.

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Introducing our NEW Launch – Collagen Glow Facial

Have you experienced the Collagen Glow?

We only launched this facial a month ago and already it is the most-requested facial from our menu! Read on below to see why everyone is booking and re-booking this fabulous facial.

Collagen Glow Facial

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What is involved?

The Collagen Glow Facial combines the beautiful and deeply relaxing BioDynamic Lymphatic Drainage Technique with a skin-polishing enzyme treatment and the deep collagen-boosting effects of radiofrequency.

Who is it for?

This is a universal facial which will benefit all skin types except rosacea.

What does it do?

Plant enzymes begin the process of unveiling a radiant glow while the hypnotic massage techniques boost lymphatic flow to drain puffiness. The radiofrequency gently warms the deep tissues to re-awaken collagen fibres for longer-term results.

  • Oxygen levels in the skin are boosted for a youthful glow
  • Gentle enzyme therapy smooths the surface for a glass-like finish
  • BioDynamic Lymphatic Drainage Massage facilitates nutrient exchange for sharper contours
  • Radiofrequency tightens the skin and plumps fine lines

Is there any downtime?

Your skin will be pink and warm for up to an hour after treatment. 

Choose this beautiful facial for relaxation, glow, and age prevention. We highly recommend it before any night out or event for a glass-like, airbrushed skin.

The Collagen Glow Facial takes approx 45 minutes and costs €95.

Have more time? Try upgrading to the Collagen Glow Deluxe – all the benefits of the Collagen Glow standard, with added LED light therapy to super-charge your skin cells for maximum results. 1hr15 €130

Purchase this facial online, book your treatment online, or call us on 053 9145981 to pre-pay and book appointment over the phone.

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