June news and promotions

Lovely weather in May wasn't it? Let's hope June gives us more of the same. Remember to use an SPF daily, prevention is better than cure! 

First up, all this month all microZone® treatments will be £20 instead of £24. If you are going to or from a specific destination a new set of holiday protocols have been designed to keep your skin looking its best. So if you've never tried one before, now is the time.

Receipt coupon this month is for a manicure for £17.50 in June (saving £2.50). This will also come with a free OPI Avojuice hand and body lotion (worth £2.25). Remember to keep your receipt following each treatment as there are different offers on all the time, and if you don't want to use it you can pass it on to a friend to use.

This years father's day is June 18th. If you don't fancy getting him socks, why not try the Dermalogica® limited edition shave essentials set. Available for £15.50 and add on a skinsolver® 10 minute treatment voucher for just £4.50 extra (normally £10).

Pucker up!

Your lips are the very expression of who you are. Yet with constant daily workouts from eating, drinking and communicating, the lips and perioral region (the skin surrounding the lips) can start to show signs of wear and tear. Prevent and correct feather lines and loss of volume with targeted lip care. Looking after your lips is easy, with these top tips and the reasons why your lips may be dry;

First up why are the lips different to the rest of the skin on your face? Well the answer is that your lips have no stratum corneum (outermost layer of your skin, typically 15-20 layers of flattened cells). This means in comparison we only have around 3-5 layers on our lips. Another feature is a reduced complement of oil and sweat glands. The only source of moisture to the lips is saliva, which dries out natural oils from the skin around the lips. As a result, moisture evaporates from the lips much faster than from the rest of the skin, causing lips to dry out easily leaving you to develop fine feather lines. 

Lip balms are a popular quick fix, however they may contribute to the issue. Heavy mineral oil based balms can reduce the production of natural barrier protection, which then leads to a cycle of having to reapply as your own protection is reduced. In severe cases, you may notice when you stop using these products your lips become flaky and even split and bleed. Avoid mineral oil or petroleum based lip balms. Nourish dry lips with treatments rich in plant oils like shea butter, which restores the natural barrier and hydrates. 

Lipstick bleeding? The main muscle of the lips is circular and as it contracts, the skin puckers. Ageing skin loses elasticity and, particularly if lips are drier, fine feather lines can develop. Smoking and sipping through straws will accelerate this. Lipsticks are wax based, so they warm and melt on application causing them to run and 'bleed' into these fine lines that radiate from the mouth. Try applying a primer to the lips first to set your lipstick and avoid this problem.

Lips losing volume? After 30 we start to lose collagen, which is the skin fibre that gives strength, tone and volume. In fact we lose 1% collagen per year from the age of 30. It is normal for lips to suffer progressively decreased volume decade on decade because of this biological change. Keeping lips well hydrated will improve the perception of volume. 

Solution? New Nightly Lip Treatment. Launching on 8th June, this rich overnight treatment firms, hydrates and restores the lip and perioral region, smoothing the appearance of laugh and feather lines while you sleep. 

Ingredients include Indian Genetian extract, which firms by increasing epidermal thickness and smooths feather lines. Sesame seed extract increases hydration to boost volume and decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Shea butter restores barrier function while hyaluronic acid and apple extract (which provides a saccharide complex) along with advanced volumising technology, enhance hydration and smooth.

New Nightly Lip Treatment is £47.50 and samples are available now. 

I've fallen in love with it. It has a lovely cool feeling when it goes on and smells great from some of the essential oils in it. The applicator is the same as the new Stress Positive Eye Lift and it also comes with a massage routine like that product:

I hope you have a great June and I'll see you soon,