Notes on Lotion P50

A cult favourite product hailed as a ‘facial in a bottle’, Lotion P50 is a highly efficacious and unique low pH acid-toner. Formulated with a combination of AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs along with hydrators, botanical, mineral and vitamin extracts to balance and fortify the complexion. These acids work synergistically to gently exfoliate and break down […]

Notes on Introducing Actives Slowly

Active ingredients are highly potent and designed to penetrate deep into the skin where they stimulate different responses at a cellular level. As effective as they are, active ingredients have the potential to cause irritation and sensitisation, so it is important to incorporate them into your routine with consideration for your skin’s natural barrier function. […]

Notes on LED Phototherapy

For a dewy, radiant, lit-from-within glow, LED light therapy should be on the top of your skincare to-do list. I’ve been using this technology for years both on my clients and myself due to its ability to elevate, illuminate and rejuvenate any complexion with zero discomfort or downtime.  Light Emitting Diode (LED) Phototherapy is a […]

Notes on Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense pulsed light also known as IPL is an in-salon treatment that can be used to treat a wide range of skin issues including freckles and sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines, uneven texture and tone, and visible capillaries and redness. It can also be used for hair removal.  Commonly grouped together with laser, IPL […]

Notes on Microcurrent Devices

The skincare community has a clever history of borrowing from other industries for unintended beauty benefits. The technology behind LED masks, for example, was created by NASA to help astronauts with repair and healing. Microcurrent devices are no different: the technology originated in the 1980s to treat people with conditions like Bell’s Palsy.  The non-invasive […]

Notes on Laser

Laser is one of my favourite modalities to use in the studio and one I’ve been using for years. I was immediately drawn to this approach to treating skin due to its ability to address a wide range of concerns from sun damage to acne scarring, and skin laxity to uneven texture. These technologies deliver […]

Notes on Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of my favourite in-studio treatments. Think of it as a superpowered form of physical exfoliation, in which a delicate buffing tool manually resurfaces the skin to deeply cleanse the pores and remove any dead skin cells, oil and debris trapped within them. By gently sloughing away dead layers, we’re able to reveal […]

Notes on Moisturisers

Forming a fundamental part of the daily skincare routine, moisturisers are an essential step for all skin types. Moisturisers lock in hydration and seal in any products applied prior. A well-formulated moisturiser will contain two key elements: emollients (which prevent water loss and soften the skin) and humectants (which pull moisture from the air into […]

Notes on Biologique Recherche Milk Cleansers

There are three cult status Biologique Recherche milk cleansers in their range, each formulated to thoroughly remove makeup, dirt and impurities without stripping the skin, along with maintaining a healthy pH balance. These milky cleansers emulsify throughout application, I like to really massage them into the skin with small circular movements to promote blood flow […]

Notes on Body Care

Looking after the skin on our body is such a vital part of our skincare routine, yet one that is often overlooked. As with our faces, our bodies need to be cleansed, exfoliated, hydrated and protected for optimal skin health. As we age our skin begins to lose collagen and elastin, which can be exacerbated […]