Vitamin C & Sun Awareness

The sun is shining and so are you! As everyone gets ready to make the most of each and every time the sun shows itself this summer, we’re thinking about skin preparation and protection for the season ahead. Vitamin C provides a variety of skincare benefits, but did you know that it also helps to protect your skin from UV damage and can boost the effectiveness of your SPF? We outline below why Vitamin C is our must have accessory this sunny season.

What does Vitamin C do?

Often hailed as one of the best ingredients on the market, Vitamin C is the key to maintaining a healthy glowing complexion. With antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties, it reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discolouration. If dull or lacklustre skin is your concern, Vitamin C is the solution. It works to brighten thanks to its ability to inhibit melanin production which gives our skin pigment, meaning that through daily use you will start to notice a brighter, lighter complexion along with fading of existing dark spots.

Vitamin C + Sunscreen = Double Protection

Whether you’re jetting-off on a summer holiday or simply setting up your deck chair in the back garden, SPF should always be your first choice of companion. But why should you combine SPF and Vitamin C?

Oxidative stress occurs when the skin is exposed to pollutants and environmental aggressors, such as UV rays. This stress can cause lines and wrinkles to form, as electrons attack healthy cells and change their structure. When you layer them together, your Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to combat oxidative stress and give your skin extra UV protection benefits alongside your normal SPF. In return, sun cream helps to prevent your Vitamin C from oxidising, making it more effective. Ultimately, combining the two will combat sun damage, protect the skins condition and slow the ageing process.

So how do you incorporate Vitamin C into your skincare routine?

Vitamin C is suitable for daily use and should be applied in the morning after washing your face. A little goes a long way so you only need a few drops. Once you have rubbed in your Vitamin C you can then apply your moisturiser. Follow this up with your sun cream and you’re good to go!

The popularity of Vitamin C is both a blessing and a curse as it makes it hard to know which products work and which don’t. We have several different Vitamin C serums and creams depending on your skin type, so just ask your practitioner which one will deliver the best results for you.

And what Sunscreen should you use?

When deciding on a sun cream, it’s important to opt for a broad-spectrum formula as this will provide defence against both UVB and UVA rays. It should also be at least SPF 30, however if you have fair skin or know you will be spending a significant amount of time in the sun we would always recommend SPF 50.

We have a wide range of sun protection products available at the clinic and what our practitioners recommend varies depending on your skin and your goals. Our selection of sunscreens come in multiple formulations to suit all skin types and lifestyles, so just ask your practitioner what they would suggest for your skin during your appointment.

Add a one hit wonder to your Hydrafacial with us

Looking for a quick Vitamin C fix? We have a new addition to our Hydrafacial booster selection – The Vita-C Booster!

The Vita-C booster works to brighten, smooth and accelerate the skin’s surface renewal all whilst minimizing the look of dark spots. The Hydrafacial device uses gentle suction to open pores and infuse the booster deep into skin for the most effective treatment possible.

Packed with active ingredients and designed to enhance the results of your session, the Vita-C booster is an easy add-on option if you are working towards reviving dull skin, evening its tone and getting your summer glow on the go in time for the sun. Book your Hydrafacial plus booster here.

Be prepared and sun aware

Your skin has to last a lifetime, so we want to help you protect yours this summer. To book an appointment with one of our practitioners, simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756 or book online. We’re looking forward to seeing you – and the sun soon!

No Needle Facelift

NO NEEDLE FACELIFT

Ready for the ultimate facelift? What if 60 minutes in the treatment room could have you looking refreshed for all your upcoming seasonal events – with no downtime at all?

  • What is it?

The No Needle Facelift is essentially that – an overall lift for your face without the need for any injectable treatments. It is perfect for those looking for non invasive, needle free treatments.

Our signature facelift combines a carefully chosen selection of advanced anti aging treatments, that will stimulate collagen and elastin. It is an incredible treatment for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, contouring, and tightening and firming skin.

  • How does it work?

The  No Needle Facelift combines:

–  HIFU (High Intensity Frequency Ultrasound) focused on the midface to contour and lift, and trigger collagen production. HIFU is unique in its ability to ‘penetrate’ the superficial layers of the skin without the use of needles or surgery. It also creates impressive results by merely stimulating the body to work on rebuilding its own structural support.

–  Forma Radiofrequency: Forma uses bipolar radiofrequency technology to target the deep layers of the skin to provide optimal skin tightening. Forma improves the skin’s overall appearance resulting in smoother skin and a more radiant glow.

–  LED Light Therapy: LED light is used to stimulate your skin to produce collagen, help reduce redness, and leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

–  Lymphatic Drainage: increases your skin’s blood circulation and gets rid of toxins. This will aid in reducing puffiness.

  • Is there any downtime?

No downtime! This means you can easily have this treatment 24-48 hours before any event and be guaranteed you’re looking extra fabulous.

  • Who is it for?

This treatment is literally for anyone concerned with anti aging, fine lines, wrinkles, skin smoothing, contouring and overall skin rejuvenation. It is perfect for those who are needle phobic and want to avoid any invasive treatment (and bruising!).  Results will last 6-9 months.

  • Cost?

A 60 minute appointment is £700. This introductory rate is for a limited time only.

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your No Needle Facelift online

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of your face, and we will happily review for you. You can also book your No Needle Facelift consultation online.

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COVID safety policy

At the clinic, we take infection control and cleanliness very seriously. We are aware our clients may still worry about the spread of COVID-19. We want to reassure you that your health, safety and comfort is our priority.

We have a strict infection control policy at the clinic. On arrival, we recommend hand washing and offer gloves and masks for those patients who wish to wear them. We deep clean all surfaces, doors, handle, bannisters and card machines after every patient. We can also offer protected time slots for our more vulnerable clients so they have little or no contact with other people during their visit.

Our staff are rigorous about cleaning and handwashing. We disinfect treatment rooms and couches after every client, wearing gloves and masks if needed. We also use Cleanisept to prepare your skin before treatment – this is one of the best antimicrobial agents available to reduce the risk of infection.

We want to put your mind at ease that we have taken all the precautions to offer you a lovely and safe experience at the clinic.

We understand you may want to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for moral support. However, in these unprecedented times, we ask you to attend alone to reduce the risk of transmission.

Disclaimer  – Please note a lot of the visual on this website were manly for illustrative purpose and taken prior to the COVID outbreak. Rigorous usage of gloves and face masks are now in practice.