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Mariga featured skincare expert in Xpose beauty bible



If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favour and pick up Xpose magazine’s 2015 Beauty Bible. It’s a fantastic resource for skin, hair and makeup tips, tricks, product info and science bits. With room at the back to note products and techniques you would like to try, it’s a really handy book to keep nearby for beauty lovers and has fantastic expertise and to-the-point information on the how, where, and why for all things beauty.

We at Skin Essentials are also very proud that Mariga is a featured expert in the skincare section, giving her top skin tips and in-depth information on the control and treatment of acne and rosacea.

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Client testimonials and reviews for Skin Essentials by Mariga skincare

We are blessed to have a lovely and happy clientele for our skincare products and treatments. Here are just some of the comments that are left for us on our facebook page or by email. We hope it helps you to see us through a customers eyes!


Fionnuala said on Oct 15
I have been using Mariga’s products for over a year now and am so delighted with them! I have finally cleared up my spots at the age of 32 and my skin looks good. The products are great value and last for ages too. Thanks Mariga!!

Alexandra Connor said on Aug 29
I started using Marigas products two years ago. Before I started using Mariga’s products I had dry, sensitive skin which was extremely easily irritated. I had acne also and my face was very red and very painful. A few months after I started using Mariga’s product my skin was clear and two years on I only get the odd hormonal breakout. My skins no longer painful, red or sore. I have never looked back. Mariga’s products are fantastic on my sensitive skin, its now clear and glowing (I don’t need to wear makeup to cover my skin anymore and I am now proud to do it!) Mariga really knows her stuff and she will always go the extra length for her customers. I also find waxperts by Jane a brilliant service. It’s basically pain free and Jane is fantastic also. I cant recommend the products and the services enough, Im very happy with them!

emily said on Aug 23
I heard about mariga through a beauty blog, and contacted her at a period when my skin was in dire straits. Hormonal outbreaks of spots had got so bad, it was like being a teenager again. On top of that, my skin looked dull and grotty. I sent mariga photos and details my conerns, and she laid out a plan of action. Now, coming up for a year later, i am delighted with the results. Very quickly my skin settled down so that now I get very few spots, and of much less severity. My skin looks healthy, bright and smooth. I find mariga’s products to be very effective, and good value. Before this, I used a whole range of different things on my skin – various brands and various products. These days, I only use what I get from mariga, and I am very happy with the results.

Helen said on Aug 20
I first heard about Mariga on a beauty blog and contacted her through her distant client consultation form. She responded quickly and addressed my skincare concerns. As a distant client I find her very helpful if I have any questions. I have travelled down to her salon a few times where I can get a more detailed skin analysis done and indulge in some of her facials. Previously I had spent(wasted) a lot of money on different skincare products. Mariga has helped me find a skincare routine that works for me. I would highly recommend Mariga and her products.

Sheila said on Aug 20
have been using 5 skin essential products for the last 3 months. Since i had a skin consultation with Mariga. When i had my consultation withMariga she discovered that my skin was very dehydrated, red patches on my cheecks, within a month of using the products i could see a major improvement in my skin.

Lisa Cliffe said on Aug 17
I have been attending Mariga for just over a year now. I have suffered from acne and dull skin all my life but at 29 I found my skin was getting progressively worse to the extent that I would not leave the house without makeup. Since starting Marigas skin care regime my skin is noticeably brighter, smoother and clearer. I recently had a baby and I am now starting a course of peels to help with the scarring and acne. Although I have only had one peel to date the change in my skin is phenomenal. After years of using harsh acne products, various types of the contraceptive pill, duac cream, minox, dalacin t solution (to name a few) and countless over the counter acne treatments and facial cleansers I have finally found a regime that works for me. I am looking forward to continuing with my peels and seeing the improvement in my skin continue. I would definitely recommend a visit to Mariga whatever your skin type is her knowledge and enthusiasm for what she does is fantastic and without doubt she will have your skin glowing!

Cathy said on Aug 16
I started used Skin Essentials over a year ago and am delighted I did so. I previously spent a lot of time and money on so many products and nothing seemed to work for my skin. Mariga gave me great advice, was very thorough and responded quickly. I really felt like I was not just a number. I, as a long distant client, found the service excellent and will hopefully go down to Wexford some day to Skin Esstentials. I am very happy with the routine Mariga has outlined for me and it works. I look forward to placing my next order for her skincare products. Highly recommended!

Aishling said on Aug 15
I’ve been using marigasheedy skin care products for the last few months and very impressed with Mariga and her products. I did the long distance consultation in which Mariga responded with a very concise and honest reply. I also met Mariga shortly after this and was very impressed with everything she told me. Her products are impressive, Mariga is also great for liasing with if you have any queries and questions. My skin has much improved and feels great. Can’t recommend her highly enough.

Irene said on Aug 15
Since I have become a customer of yours, I have been so happy with the service. Every email I send is responded to immediately with great advice and follow up phone call if needed. I am so happy with the products and each one I try makes an even better improvement to my skin. A tiny bit of product goes such a long way and if you say the product will last 4 months, it lasts 4 months. This skin care range is the best I have come accross so far and I intend to stick with the products. Thanking you for your fantastic service.

LED therapy for acne and anti ageing.

The hottest trend right now in skin therapy is LED Biophotonic Therapy.


At Skin Essentials, we have been in on this technology right from the beginning as we could see the potential for fantastic results on many skin issues in a non-invasive manner. We have been offering LED as part of our skincare treatments for 10 years now! As always, we are trend setters, not followers when it comes to finding the very best for your skin.

Over that time we have used several machines and become expert in lightwave technology! This experience has brought us to what we know to be the very best aesthetic LED machine on the market – the Celluma. We are proud to have been the first clinic in Europe to offer this first class machine to our clients and in fact it is so popular we have two available in our treatment rooms to keep up with demand.

What does LED do for your skin?

LED Biophotonic therapy is a light-based non-invasive treatment used to treat the signs of ageing in facial skin and also used in the treatment of acne.
LED Biophotonic Therapy works deep in the cellular structure of the skin in a non-invasive manner to promote collagen production, reduce redness, reduce lines and fight bacteria, giving you smoother, brighter, plumper skin with fewer blemishes. Skin is brighter, firmer with visibly reduced lines and smoother contours. You look fresher and more ‘awake’.



LED uses a technology first developed by NASA to help with wound healing in space.
It’s aesthetic application uses the device to deliver light deep into skin tissue to promote growth.
The mitochondria (energy components) of the cell are stimulated, colour-sensitive chemicals are activated, skin cells are re-energised and collagen production boosted.

Why did we choose the Celluma over all the other devices available?

The Celluma machine’s unique application of the technology (slower, longer pulses in a mouldable panel) allows for the most powerful effect, combining multiple wavelengths of blue, red and infra red light in the same session to give your skin a power super-boost in a very relaxing treatment. Of all the machines that we have used, and researched, it has the most research data, FDA clearances and industry awards.

Biophotonic therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment when taken in a series for anti-ageing or acne, or a single session can be added on to your prescribed facial or peel treatment to supercharge your results. It is an integral part of our microneedling treatment, speeding and boosting results.

As the light waves are working on a deep, cellular level you will find that positive changes in your skin’s appearance continue to occur for weeks and months after your initial course. These can be enhanced by monthly single-session top-ups and use of the correct skincare for your skin’s needs.
Single 30 minute session €40
Join our Celluma Club – monthly unlimited access to the Celluma for a single payment of €250. Fantastic to begin an anti-ageing routine or deeply boost a new acne clearing routine. Ideal usage is three times per week, but you can have more if you wish, some clients enjoy the relaxing benefits of Celluma so much that they come in every day on their lunch break during the month of their Celluma Club course.


Further information:

Technology developed by NASA using light emitting diodes (LED) has been scientifically proven by many recent clinical trials to re-regulate cellular function in the treatment of many common conditions, restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Contrasted to many widely accepted therapies where vital tissue is intentionally damaged to create a healing response, using LED light to “re-energize” cellular function in a non-invasive manner allows the body to maintain vitality as nature intended. “LED reacts with cytochromes in the body,” explains Dr. Harry Whelan, professor of pediatric neurology and director of hyperbaric medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “Cytochromes are the parts of cells that respond to light and color. When cytochromes are activated, their energy levels go up, and that stimulates tissue growth and regeneration.”1