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Can one facial really make a difference?

Can ONE facial really make a difference to your skin?

Ooh I wish I had a penny for every time someone wanted to book a facial ‘to get rid of wrinkles’ or to ‘reverse pigmentation’. Irresponsible marketing and filters really have a lot to answer for when it comes to setting expectations!

BUT – it is in fact possible to see a big difference in some skin types from a single facial. Read on to find out how…

In this post I’m talking strictly about facials, as in hands-on treatments involving things like cleansing, exfoliation, masks, maybe a little light enzyme peel or machine-aided product penetration, not the advanced treatments such as microneedling, radiofrequency or pyramid facelifts. So, now that we are on the same page, can you see a difference with one facial?

Often, yes. If it is your first facial in a long time (or ever), or if your skin has gone into a dull, dehydrated or congested state,  we will certainly be able to see a dramatic, visible difference from the first facial. This is because facials are especially good for hydration, temporary plumping, deep cleansing, pore extractions and a general sense of well being. So if that sounds like something you would benefit from, absolutely, a facial will give you the results you want. All of our facials are customised to your specific skin needs each time and prices start at €75.

Sometimes, no. If wrinkles, lax skin, acne, rosacea or pigmentation is your primary concern, then unfortunately no, a single facial will not give you the results you are looking for. Your skin WILL look better afterwards (and you will feel very relaxed) but that is because all skin conditions appear better when skin is well hydrated but there will be no effect on the underlying condition. In theses cases we would work on a programme to correct your primary concern, starting with corrective homecare then progressing to corrective treatments.

Do I recommend facials? Definitely! For skin requiring no correction, or once correction is achieved, having a facial at least every three months or so will deal with any seasonal skin changes and keep things balanced, keeping you looking younger and fresher for longer. What’s not to love?

Check out our limited edition facial we launched to combat post lockdown skin. It involves delicious Eucalyptus and Honey ingredients. This beautifully aromatic and relaxing treatment utilises the botanical power of eucalyptus enzyme to increase cellular renewal for a natural exfoliation, leaving skin soft and smooth.

Followed by a deeply hydrating and nourishing honey mask to boost the natural protective barrier of your skin for increased moisture retention and deep softness.

Book this facial online HERE.

Delicious New Eucalyptus & Honey Facial

We have a lovely new facial waiting to welcome you back to Skin Essentials and boost your skin hydration and glow post-lockdown.

This beautifully aromatic and relaxing treatment utilises the botanical power of eucalyptus enzyme to increase cellular renewal for a natural exfoliation, leaving skin soft and smooth. Followed by a deeply hydrating and nourishing honey mask to boost the natural protective barrier of your skin for increased moisture retention and deep softness.

Suitable for all skin types. Available as a 45 minute classic facial (€78) or a 60 minute deluxe option (€110). Available while stocks last.

This Limited Edition Professional Skin Treatment includes:

Eucalyptus Enzyme:  Eucalyptus has a clean fresh scent that relaxes our muscles. Gatuline® Renew, Telangyn™, PhytoCellTec™ Symphytum and X-pressin™ increase cell renewal, barrier function, and reduce redness leaving the skin exfoliated and soft.

  • Gatuline® Renew (INCI Cryptomeria Japonica Bud Extract, Water and Butylene Glycol) increases cell renewal from the basal layer to the stratum corneum.and the skin can fully recover its barrier function ensuring optimal water content. Smooth skin is restored.
  • Telangyn™ (INCI: Acetyl Tetrapeptide-40 and Capryly Glycol) reduces redness and telangiectasia resulting in even skin tone.
  • PhytoCellTec™ Symphytum (INCI Symphytum Officinale Callus Culture Extract, Isomalt, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate and Water) improves skin renewal through the plant stem cell of comfrey to reveal fresher and smoother skin.
  • Glycerin acts as an emollient and lubricant. It also can be a humectant and draw moisture from the air to the skin.
  • X-pressin™ (Water, Papain/Carbomer Copolymer, 1,2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Algin) 1% is Papain, an enzyme derived from papayas. It digests keratin proteins to help accelerate exfoliation leaving the skin softer and smoother. It is an antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil is an essential oil that helps fight skin infections; it is healing and the analgesic properties help relieve aches and pains
  • Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil has a warm, spicy aroma and increases blood circulation (detoxification) to the skin.
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice soothes and calms redness and inflammation and provides gentle hydration while protecting the skin from external aggression.

Golden Honey Nourishing Mask: This hydrating mask contains honey and Royal Epigen P5 to increase regeneration of skin for soft, smooth, hydrated skin. Honey is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Allantoin and panthenol improve the skin’s natural protective barrier and provide significant hydration. 

This nourishing mask reveals a more even-toned skin. Improves cell turnover, increases hydration, aids in the skin detoxification process and delays cellular aging.

  • Glycerin acts as an emollient and lubricant. It also can be a humectant and draw moisture from the air to the skin.
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil replenishes and restores the skin with nourishing fatty and amino acids to increase moisture retention.
  • Royal Epigen P5 (3%) (INCI: Pentapeptide-48) accelerates epidermal regeneration for smooth skin revealing a more even toned skin.
  • Honey is wound healing, antibacterial and moisturizing. It helps keep the skin soft.
  • Allantoin reinforces the skin’s natural protective barrier and improves moisture retention, creating a smoothing effect to the skin.
  • Panthenol provides significant hydration and is a source of Vitamin B for the skin.
  • Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract has a high content of Omega 7 fatty acid, tocopherols and carotenoids to promote healing
  • Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Stimulates microcirculation and has a warming sensation.

Available to book now on our online booking system.

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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LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening

New in Summer 2019 – LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening

This facial rejuvenation skin tightening treatment is ideal for those looking to:

Boost their collagen production, Hydrate deeply and Smooth the first appearance of lines.

Pic showing animated example of radiofrequency energy being emitted from the divine pro LipofirmMed TriPollar handpick

You may be familiar with or already experienced our TriPollar Radiofrequency Skin Tightening – well now meet it’s big sister – LipoFirmMed. Double the intensity and with added Deep Muscle Activation for extra jawline tightening!

This course of treatment is performed all over the face, eye contours and neck for visible results such as tighter jawline and eye area contours, neck lines are beautifully smoothed, and an over all lifted and brightened appearance to the skin.

DMA (Dynamic Muscle Activation) is a non-invasive skin tightening and lifting treatment which contributes to a firmer and more youthful-looking face. The deep electrical stimulation of the facial muscles enables you to achieve a beautifully-defined V-shaped silhouette, noticeable from the first treatment.

The combined technologies work both internally and externally as a synergistic skin and muscle treatment which stimulates the contraction of SMAS (Superficial muscular aponeurotic system) in the face. This results in tightening of the skin and re-energising the skin’s collagen.

TriPollar is a 3rd-generation non-invasive RF anti-aging technology that rejuvenates the skin and effectively treats wrinkles, including fine lines around the lips and eyes. An immediate, long-lasting skin tightening effect is achieved from the first treatment.

The TriPollar technology is based on focused RF energy that heats the dermis, while sophisticated algorithms ensure that the epidermis remains unharmed. The heat causes collagen fibers to contract and stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This results in immediate skin tightening and smoothing, and the appearance of younger, glowing skin.

This is a very comfortable treatment to receive and takes just 30 minutes per session, taken weekly. A course of 6 will give maximum results which will last up to 2 years. There is very little downtime with this facial treatment, just some red/pink colour in the treated areas for a couple of hours.

LipoFirmMed is perfect for those who want visible, lasting results but do not want or do not need the added wrinkle reduction and resurfacing of the more intensive Pyramid Facelift treatment.

Choose this one when sagging or crepe skin is your main concern. Especially effective on the neck!

Skin Essentials by Mariga is proud to be the first clinic in Ireland to offer this treatment. Please call us on 053 9145981 for more details or book online now.

A consultation will be required before embarking on any new course of treatment. This will take just 10 minutes and is free of charge. Radiofrequency is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mums, those with severe cardiac conditions, epilepsy, diabetes or pacemakers.

Launched: June 2019

Price: Single treatment €125 / Course of 6 pre-paid €650 

Before and after picture of female face pre and post LipofirmMed skin tightening treatment with divine pro at Skin Essentials by Mariga clinic Wexford. Notable differences in eye lines, cheek lines, undereyes and brows lifted

Before and after 5 treatments of tripollar radio frequency. Cheeks lifted, jawline tighter, double chin eliminated, mouth lines reduced, skin essentials clinic, wexford, ireland, exclusive stockist

Before and after 5 treatments

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Modular treatments for results AND relaxation

Modular facial treatments for results AND relaxation – micro-personalised for your skin and your preferences, every time.      

At Skin Essentials Wexford Town Clinic we offer our facial treatments in appointments of 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

You choose the time or budget level that suits you best and we will work within that to create the best facial for your skin type and needs on the day.

We map out our facials in modules, each module taking between 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

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On average within a 30 minute treatment we choose the most appropriate two modules, in a 45 minute session we incorporate three modules and in a 60 minute treatment we can include four to five. (Cleansing and finishing creams as standard in all treatments).

So what is a module?

Each module is a particular treatment that produces a desired affect either as a standalone treatment or in combination with a complimenting therapy.

Some examples from our extensive menu are are as follows:

  • Exfoliation
  • Manual/machine infusion of actives
  • Tension release facial massage
  • Biodynamic Lymphatic face and neck massage (45/60 minute treatments only)
  • Treatment Mask
  • Extractions
  • Ultrasonic exfoliation or infusion
  • Iontophoresis therapy to lift and/or brighten
  • Viennese massage
  • LED light therapy (45/60 minute treatments only)
  • Hot Stone Shoulder & Neck Massage (45/60 minute treatments only)
  • Microcurrent active penetration
  • Corrective Fruit Enzyme Blends (45/60 minute treatments only)

We work with you on an individual basis to craft the perfect facial for your needs, every time.

Have a favourite element that you would like to request in your facial? Just let us know and we will personalise your experience around it.

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Take a look at our facebook live video by Mariga where we talk about boosting your skins radiance, vitality and well-being with our Biodynamic Facial.

 

The classic Skin Essentials Facial – what makes it so special?

 

Sometimes we can get so caught up in all of the wonderful advanced treatments and technology that is available to us to help us Age Slowly that it’s easy to forget the blissful treatment that is the classic, relaxing facial.

Far from being outdated, at Skin Essentials we keep the classic facial updated with the latest technology to give you maximum results while you rest and relax. It’s why we were a winner of RSVP magazine’s Best Facial!Relaxing Facial image from Skin Essentials by Mariga, Wexford

Benefits of a Skin Essentials classic facial:

-Deep cleansing prevents and treats congestion, getting rid of any ‘bumpy’ feeling under the skin.
-Acid or enzyme treatments helps rebalance any water/oil movement issues, tackling dehydration, patchiness and rough texture.
-Massage increases circulation, reducing puffiness, increasing nutrient exchange and oxygenation of the skin tissues for brightness, radiance and sharper contours.
-Masks calm, nourish and ‘settle’ the skin’s pH, restoring comfort and suppleness
-Pampering and relaxation promote an all over deep feeling of relaxation and wellbeing..
-When you treat your skin with regular facials, we can keep any historical issues in check, while preventing seasonal changes such as dehydration or sensitivity and dramatically slow the formation of lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

How often should you have a facial?
Ideally, every 4-6 weeks for maximum effect but no less than one every three months to balance seasonal changes. If you go beyond three months you are losing the maintenance effect of your facial and reverting to corrective treatments, effectively treating symptoms and effects instead of maintaining constant balance.

What special about a Skin Essentials facial?
-All of our 45 and 60 minute facials include a blissful, relaxing hot stone neck, shoulder and décolleté massage.
-Warm blankets, low level lighting (or just candlelight if you prefer) and the patented ‘comfy client’ memory foam ergonomic treatment bed ensure complete comfort.    

  -We will never leave the room during your treatment, if you pay for 60 minute treatment, you get 60 minutes of continuous treatment!
-Prefer low, loud, or no music? Let us know, we will adjust it for you.
-Choose the heat level of the room to suit your comfort preferences.    

  -Advanced modalities ‘push’ active compounds deep into the epidermis, giving longer-lasting results than a spa-type facial.    

  -Our therapists are all from multi-discipline backgrounds and have education and experience in scientific skincare, various holistic therapies as well as cosmeceutical treatments, so can tailor a treatment to suit your exact skin needs, as well as customising healing therapy during each appointment.

Book your lovely relaxing facial now by calling us on 053 9145981, drop in to our Selskar Street clinic in Wexford Town, or book online using the button below. We also offer Gift Vouchers for all of our treatments. Enjoy!

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Thanks for recommending us – referral rewards for you.

Thank you for being a valued client of Skin Essentials. When you choose us for your products, skincare services and skin education you support a local business that helps us grow and supports local employment both directly and indirectly. We pass this on by choosing local business partners for as many of our business needs as possible, from printing to laundry, florists to stationers!

Discount code graphic - 10% off product or treatment at Skin Essentials by Mariga, Wexford, when you refer a friend for a facial service

A big part of our new business has always come from your referrals, word-of-mouth is such an important tool in the decision making process for all of us and we all really value a friends recommendation when it comes to choosing products and service providers.

As you know we have always rewarded you for your referrals with vouchers off treatments and now we are revamping our referral rewards system with a broader range of savings for you!

Each time you refer a friend to us, you will receive a text message containing a code that you can use for 10% off your next treatment or product purchase at Skin Essentials by Mariga.
This replaces our old €10 voucher system, but don’t worry, if you have earned credit from our previous referral rewards programme we will of course still honour it!

The new referral rewards system is more flexible for you, allowing you to save on products as well as treatments and there is no limit to the number of ‘thank you’ codes you can earn.

To claim your reward discount simply show the text at checkout when you purchase your next product or service from us. Each code can be redeemed against a single product or treatment only but you CAN use it against the most expensive product or treatment in a multiple purchase. We’re nice like that!

There are some T’s & C’s of course but not many:

-Your friend must be a new client to us and the referral reward is activated when they purchase their first service from Skin Essentials, Wexford. Of course they have to tell us that you referred them!
-Reward codes are valid against full priced products and services only, and cannot be combined with other special offers, discount codes, or packages that have already been discounted.
-Codes expire 6 months from the date of the text message.
-No cash or exchange value.
-Your codes are unique to you and are not transferrable to anyone else.                                                 -Each code is valid against ONE product or service, even if you are purchasing multiple products in a single transaction.