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    Types of Beauty Facials we offer

    I have decided to write this short blog post to help customers decide which facial is most suitable for their needs as we offer various facials and it can be a little confusing to decide which is best. If you are still unsure after reading this post please contact us on 0161 476 3301 or 07903 162041

    1) Aromatherapy Facials are manual facials (where the therapist uses her hands) using skin products which contain a high level of natural ingredients and essential oils (natural aromatic and therapuetic plant and flower extracts) - suitable for all skin types and ages.  We used 3 different aromatherapy brands: Elemis, Neal's Yard Remedies organic and AA Skincare to suit all different budgets.

    2) Anti-Ageing Gold Collagen Facial - again, this is a manual facial using anti-ageing skincare products that are also infused with micronised pigments of gold, that enhance your skin's natural radiance.  This facial is useful for mature skin that is dull and lacklustre.

    3) Elemis Facials - these are manual facials using premium brand products. We have a range of different products that are suitable for all skin types and for those who have sensitive or reactive skin.

    4) Microdermabrasion involves exfoliation of the top layer of the skin with an electrical machine. It is safe and pain free. Suitable for all ages and skintypes and is excellent for dull, hyperpigmented, sun damaged or lightly scarred skin.

    4) Purifying Facial uses an ultrasonic deep cleansing tool that has results for oily, congested skin for people of all ages. This facial will help to reduce oiliness in the skin and clear congestion. It also stimulates the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

    5) Non Surgical Face Lift Facials (Microcurrent) - is a safe, painless electrical facials which relaxes overly-tightened muscles and strengthens under worked muscles  In essence, microcurrent facial toning “re-educates” the facial muscles. The visible results are quite dramatic and the face is lifted, firmed and toned back to a much more youthful appearance. At the same time, the microcurrent improves the blood circulation to your face which stimulates production of collagen, improves tone and texture, and improves or eliminates fine lines. Suitable for late 20's onwards as a preventative treatment and 35+ as a regenerative treatment.

    For further information please visit our Facials page, or click here to make an appointment.

    Until next time



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    Review of Glamglow Youth Mud (Tingling and Exfoliating) and Super Mud Masks

    Glam Glow's Mud Face Masks are all the rage this year, highly popular with A List Celebrities and Fashion models alike.

    Here's some more information about the two Glamglow products I tried:

    Youth Mud (Black jar)
    A 10-minute professional-quality mud mask for men and women.

    What it is formulated to do:
    This mud mask leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing. It activates moisturizing collagen synthesis, provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation, and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer. While providing tighter skin texture and tighter pores, it provides a more youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils.

    Suggested Usage:
    -Apply a thin layer to clean face (can also be used on the neck and chest).
    -Remove mask with water in circular motions to exfoliate.
    -Use twice a week or as often as desired.
    -Seal lid tightly.
    -To re-liquefy, add drops purified water and stir.


    French Sea Clay: Absorbs impurities and toxic substances, while leaving essential natural oils and minimizing pore size.
    -Volcanic Pumice Rock: Multi-level surface exfoliation that you control to clear dead skin cells, smoothing out fine lines and softening skin texture.
    -Green Tea Leaf Pieces: GLAMGLOW® groundbreaking patent pending TEAOXI™ technology delivers fresh Super-Squalene, EGCG super antioxidants, and Polypenols directly into the mud from the real pieces of tea leaf.

    Water, Montmorillonite, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyethylene, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

    Super Mud (white jar)

    What it is:
    A scientifically advanced SUPER-MUD™ clearing treatment to target, prevent, and heal problem skin.

    What it does:
    This formula was clinically developed by GLAMGLOW® dermatological chemists to help fight all common skin concerns, including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps and in-grown hair.

    Suggested Usage:
    -Apply a thin layer to clean skin.
    -Leave on for five, 10, 15, or 20 minutes.
    -Pore-Matrix™ will reveal dots of vacuum extractions.
    -Remove with water.
    -Use as often as needed.
    -Use as a full mask or spot treatment.


    ACNECIDIC-6™: 4.4%; a proprietary six-acid blend of AHA and BHA acids perfectly PH balanced to deal with damaged skin, de-clog, and minimize pores, pigmentation, scaring and breakouts.
    -Activated-X Charcoal: An extreme absorption carbon, attracting toxic substances into its mass up to 500 times its volume from all skin types.
    -K17-Clay™: Extracts and encapsulates excess sebum oils, bacteria, and toxins in a controlled stasis state.
    -TEAOXI™: Delivers daily fresh natural eucalyptol, natural-linalool oil, and powerful flavonoids direct into the formula from real pieces of eucalyptus leaf.

    Water, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Eucalyptus Globulus, Mandelic Acid, Charcoal, Parfum [Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool], Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Iron Oxides, Peppermint Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Glycerin, Chamoilla Recutita Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Hendera Helix Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.


    Left: Glam Glow Youth Mud Right: Glam Glow Super Mud


    Ok, so I was kindly sent some free samples from one of the UK Distributors and decided to trial them both at the same time. I have Dry/Oily combination skin so put the Youth Mud on my Cheeks and Forehead and the Clearing Mud down my nose and chin, where I have quite a few whiteheads and blackheads.

    The texture of the Youthmud has a slightly gritty feel due to the exfoliating properties and the Supermud is smoother with a runnier consistency. Both have a refreshing scent.  First of all I cleansed and toned my face and then applied the masks. I left them on for around 20 mins and washed off, they left my skin feeling a little tight but not as much as if I just use a regular clay face mask. I ended my facial by applying some camellia oil.

    The results, well my skin felt refreshed but no more than when I apply any face mask and I did not see any visible difference in the blackheads and whiteheads around my nose and chin where the Clearing mud was applied. Overall for me, these were mediocre face masks, for which I would give a rating of 3/5 but then when considering the price (up to £49.99 for 50ml) I would have to say 1/5. I feel that I could have got similar results from a clay based face mask  that cost say £10 or less


    Before, During and After


    Until next time