Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Loose weight the easy way!


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The Lipobuster programme consists of a diet plan, supplements and after one reach one’s goal weight, a stabilizing eating plan. The diet consists of everyday ingredients and includes protein, starch, dairy, fruits and vegetables. The diet booklet explains the diet in detail and also includes recipes and other information about the supplements. All the supplements are of homeopathic origin and are safe for everyone, even if one is on other medication.

It is safe - formulated by a medical doctor and a pharmacist
Increase lipolitic levels and burn 42% more fat
Improve cellulite and stretch marks
Weight is easily maintained once goal weight has been reached

However, if you have any medical condition or are on chronic medication, please consult your doctor before starting any diet.

This 4 week course includes the following:

1 x Lipolitic injection ampoule plus syringes

1 x Leptin Boost Capsules-60 caps

1 x Appetite Control Syrup 200ml

1 x Cellulite Control Tablets-90 tabs

2 x Booster Injections-in salon only

8 x chilliSLIM Herbal Body Contour Wraps

1 x Diet booklet

Weigh-In every 2 weeks

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Award Winning Skin Doctor Products available in the Salon!

Skin Doctors Relaxaderm™ Advance 

Relaxaderm Advance is the only injection-free wrinkle relaxer with the power of Dermatox-63, an exclusive combination of active ingredients synergistically formulated to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines by nearly two thirds in just 28 days.
And with its added wrinkle plumping action, crevices are plumped out from the inside, making skin look firmer and smoother, and you look younger!

 Skin Doctors Antarctilyne Plump3™

Plumps the appearance of wrinkles by up to 35% in 30 days.
Antarctilyne Plump3™ is able to visably increase the level of the skins collagen, assist in keeping the skins collagen looking uniform and assist in protecting the skins collagen from degeneration
Skin Doctors™ Antarctilyne Plump3™ is used to:

• Visibly increase the level of the skins collagen.

• Assist in keeping the skins collagen looking uniform

• Assist in protecting the skins collagen from degeneration

• Plump the appearance of wrinkles by up to 35% in 30 days.

• Improve the visible appearance of the skin by making it firmer and smoother, helping wrinkles to become less noticeable.

• Deeply hydrate the skin to help prevent premature ageing and the formation of new wrinkles.

Skin Doctors Eyesmooth™

New in the Salon!

Skin Doctors Eyesmooth™

  • Reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, creeping and under eye wrinkles. 
  • Eyesmooth is specifically formulated to smooth away signs of ageing without surgery.
  • With the active ingredient Matrixyl 3000, Eyesmooth has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of deep eye wrinkles by up to 45% in 8 weeks.
  • Eyesmooth also contains SesaFlash to instantly tighten the skin and Shea Butter to condition and hydrate

Micro Needling Therapy

Micro Needling Therapy 
(also called Derma Roller Treatment, Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT)

What is a Micro Needle Roller?
A Micro Needle Roller is a hand-held tool which has the incredible power to naturally stimulate elastin and collagen production in the top layers of the skin and is an almost side-effect free concept for skin (facial and non-facial) rejuvenation.

Who can use it?
A Micro Needle Roller is suitable for all skin types. It can be used by men or women and is used to improve the signs of aging due to excessive sun exposure, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, pigmentation, black heads, wrinkles and loose body skin.

How does it work?
A Micro Needle Roller uses 200 very fine needles to injure the skin sufficiently enough to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Resulting micro-channels also aid in absorbing therapeutic serums for greater penetration and increasing overall efficacy.

Clinical studies from Europe, U.S. and South Korea have proven that serum absorption is increased by as much as 1,000 times when applied with a Micro Needle Roller, Clinical studies have also shown that treatment with a Micro Needle Roller is more consistent in increasing the thickness of the skin than IPL and other resurfacing treatments.

A Micro Needle Roller eliminates all common negative side effects and risks associated with chemical peeling, dermabrasion, and laser-resurfacing. The skin is thicker and ready sooner for additional treatment.

Key Points

• There are no known negative side-effects

• Extremely high absorption of any type of chemical substance

• Collagen induction through controlled mechanical stimulation of the dermis

• It can be used on thin skin

• It can be used on face, neck and body

• Realignment of old collagen bundles

• Complete preservation of the epidermis during the procedure

• No permanent damage to the skin, little or no pain during procedure

• No bleeding, infection, discoloration or other complications on the treated area

• This type of needling can be done on people who have had laser resurfacing

• Can be used on areas of the skin where laser resurfacing can not reach

• Only 24-48 hours healing period completed next day and client can go into public

Home Roller  R650
Salon Roller 650
In-Salon treatment R650 per session

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Puffy eye syndrome & Under eye bags

Puffy eye syndrome is probable the number one irritation to all of us. You all must have experienced it some or other time. You wake up one morning, and there they are! For some it will be a temporarily problem, for others it may last a few days or weeks, but fortunately there is a cure somewhere that should work for you.

What causes puffy eyes?
There are all manner of reasons why people develop puffy eye syndrome. Here are some typical causes for the puffy eyes that you wake up to:

Everyday causes of Puffy Eyes:

The good news is that puffy eyes are cause mostly by fluid retention due of any one of the following reasons:

• Fluctuating hormone levels.
• Oedema or fluid retention throughout the body. Pregnancy also causes increasing oedema.
• Certain medication.
• Allergies, which may also result in itchiness and redness of the eyes and surrounding tissue.
• Inflammation.
• Smoking.
• Diet
• Your genes can also help this along!

Under eye bags:
Please note that there is a huge difference between “puffy eyes” due to day-to-day causes and huge bags that rest on the top of your cheeks. Most bags under the eyes are the result of accumulated fat in the eye area. This happens when the septum surrounding the eyeball weakens, causing the outer layer of fat within the socket to sink forward – making it look like you have literal “bags” under your eyes.

Unfortunately, the only cure for bags under the eyes is a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty, which is designed to remove excess fat, skin and muscle around the eyes. However, there are some treatments that will reduce the appearance of under eye bags.

Sometimes a more serious medical condition can also be the problem:

• Kidney disease: In some cases, bags under the eyes are a sign of kidney problems.
• Hypothyroidism. A slow thyroid affects 2 in 100 women or 2% of the female population. Your slow thyroid may be causing those bags under your eyes too.
• Poor Diet. An excess of sodium in your diet will cause you to retain water
• Accumulation of Toxins. Sometimes a slow digestive system can add to the overall problem. When the intestines get clogged with bile and mucous, they can't function properly. Try detoxing for a couple of days with fresh fruit, vegetables and lots of water.

What to do about puffy eye syndrome and under-eye bags:

• The simplest way to reduce puffy eye syndrome that is caused by water retention, is to drink more water!
• Gently tap with your finger tips around the eye to drain the fluid
• Apply cold compresses to the eye area like a wash cloth soaked in cold water or gel filled eye pack that you can keep in the freezer*
• Reduce your salt intake
• Get enough sleep-at least 8 hours
• Wear sunglasses when outside to reduce sun light glare and protect your eyes against wind, dust etc
• Try sleeping on your back with your head elevated; this will encourage drainage.
• Apply a good eye gel, specifically formulated for puffy eyes, sparingly every morning.
• If you suspect a more serious medical condition, please see you GP.

Products that I can recommend for amazing results that the Beautique stocks:

Skin Doctors Eyecircle

Skin Doctors Eyesmooth

Skin Doctors Eyetuck

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Perfect Eyebrow Shape

Eyebrows grow in all shapes and thicknesses and the perfect eyebrow can usually only be created with the proper knowledge and tools.

If your eyebrows are already over-plucked or shaped incorrectly, please take the time to let it grow out before attempting to re-shape it. If you try to re-shape eyebrows that have not enough hair growth to work with, you will end up with very strange or possible no eyebrows at all!

Get a friend to help you if you are worried about not being able to see clearly or if you are prone to tweeze too much.

Tools you would need to shape and maintain the perfect eyebrow:

 Tweezer

 Eyebrow comb

 Eyeliner pencil

 Huge mirror

 Eye shadow powder make-up, as near to your natural eyebrow colour as possible

 Slanted eyebrow make-up brush

 Eyebrow fixing gel

 Pair of very sharp, small scissors.

Measuring the eyebrow correctly as follows:

Brush the eyebrows with your eyebrow comb along their natural shape.

1. Hold a pencil or your make-up brush vertically along your nostril to touch or meet your eyebrow. Mark this point with the eye liner pencil. This is where the eyebrow should start.(Point number 1)

2. Hold the pencil at a slanted angle, from your nostril to the outer edge of your eye and mark this point where the eyebrow and the pencil meet. This is where the eyebrow should ends. (Point number 2)

3. Look straight in the mirror and hold the pencil vertically behind the iris and mark the point that meets the eyebrow at the top. This is where the top of the eyebrow arch should be. (Point number 3)

Shape the eyebrow:

Please remember not to make the brows too thin or too arched. It looks unnatural and sometimes very strange….

 Tweeze the hair that grows between the brows to point number 1.

 Tweeze the sparse hair from under the eyebrows- do not thin it out too much.

 Tweeze any hair that grows beyond point number 2.

 Take care to keep as much of the natural arch of your brows, slowly arch the eyebrow at point number 3.

 If there is very long hair that is out of place, trim it at an angled slant with the pair of scissors.

If you are having difficulty doing it like this, first draw in your eyebrows with an eyeliner pencil according to the 3 points. Start tweezing the hair until the required shape is achieved. Or else, you can always have it done professionally!

Further tricks to maintain that perfect shape, or create it if you have sparse, uneven growing eyebrows:

 Use your slanted make-up brush and eye shadow powder, brush on a small amount of powder and fill sparse areas in, or use it to shape the brow where necessary. I find that powders work the best, as you can lighten the effect by brushing it out with your eyebrow brush.

 Use the Eyebrow Fixing Gel to hold the hair in shape.

Product reviews of the following: (I have used every one of them over the past 7 years!)

i. Anesi Soin Du Regard Serum Eclat

ii. Anesi Age Rebellion Eye Cream

iii. Phytomer Lift Contour Intensive Eye and Lip Care

iv. Phytomer Expertise Age Contour Intense Youth Eye Cream

v. Skin Doctors Eyetuck

vi. Skin Doctors Eyecircle

vii. Skin Doctors Instant Eyelift

viii. TheraVine Time Care Eye cream

ix. TheraVine Hydrating Eye Gel

x. TheraVine Anti-Aging Oil Serum

xi. Priory Smoothing Eye Serum

xii. EyeSlices Eye Care Pads

Monday, March 29, 2010

General care for the skin around your eyes

The skin around the eyes is ten times thinner than the skin on the face, it is also more sensitive and requires very gentle handling. As we age, skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner due to a breakdown of collagen. The desquamation* process takes longer as we age and therefore the healing process also takes longer.

Damage to our skin can be further aggravated by harsh environmental exposures. The skin of the eye contour is constantly moving, blinking alone produces 10 000 movements per day. We use our facial muscles when we talk, laugh, squint and cry which all add up to those dreaded wrinkles, lines, dark circles and puffiness. Rubbing and tugging of the delicate skin under the eye due to allergies, crying, eye makeup removal and insertion and removal of contact lenses can contribute to sagging of the this area.

One should take extra care when choosing a skincare product for this area. Products that contain gentle, non-irritating compounds that target the specific problem be it wrinkles, puffiness or dark circles, along with a wide range of vitamins, antioxidants, and skin-plumping substances are ideal choices.

There are such a large variety of ingredients that can help with whatever problem you have with the eye area, that I would rather explain them in the product reviews.
However, I would like to tell you how to remove your eye-make-up with minimum stress to the area:

Use a good professional salon make-up remover: This is a product formulated specifically for the eye area and can either be a liquid or a thicker, milky lotion. If you use water proof mascara make sure that the one you choose can cope with this very difficult-to-remove make-up product. Be very, very gentle when cleansing the eye area as it is very easy to stretch the skin. If you cannot be gentle please rather use a water-soluble cleanser that can wash it away!

How to remove your eye make-up: Always use damp cotton wool, as some of the cotton wool feels like abrasive pads on the skin when dry. Soak the cotton wool in the make-up remover and place over the eyelids. Wait 5 to 10 seconds for the make-up to softens, then gently stroke the eye lashes from base to tip to remove the mascara. Then stroke softly (not rub and scrub!) from the inside to the outside corner of the eye. Repeat this process until all make-up is removed. If there is still be some stubborn make-up, especially eyeliner around the lashes, use an ear bud (Q-tip) soaked in the remover and gently wipes it away. Now you can cleanse your whole face with your skin specific cleanser. Use a gentle toner and the correct eye cream for your age and gently tap it on the eye bone.

Some basic general do’s and don’ts to help keeping the skin soft and healthy:

 Drink plenty of water. Water plays a crucial role maintaining the elasticity of skin.

 Stay out of the sun. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays causes melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells, to  mature abnormally. This results in age spots and uneven pigmentation. UV rays are responsible for up to 90% of aging and can add several years to your appearance.

 Wear sunglasses to avoid squinting.

 Get plenty of rest/sleep. Fatigue can cause skin to look pale and gaunt.

 Be gentle when removing makeup and avoid unnecessary tugging and pulling on the delicate tissue.

 Use a professional, specific skin care eye cream for your age group.

 Don’t smoke. Nicotine constricts blood vessels in the face and under the eyes. Constricted vessels also make it difficult for nutrients to be absorbed, which leads to a breakdown of collagen.

 Excessive drinking can cause dehydration, so limit yourself to a glass or two of wine every week.

 Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

 Apply all eye skin care products with a massage and tapping around the eye bone.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The skin around the eyes

The anatomy of the skin around the eyes, also referred to as the adnexa is unique to the face and body. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive, in fact ten times thinner than skin in other parts of the body, and as we age, it becomes even thinner due to the breakdown of collagen. It also has no sebaceous glands that produce extra oil onto the skin. This means no oil, and dry skin.

It is important to understand not only the anatomy of this area, but also the muscles involved as well as the process of skin cell renewal to completely know how to care for this delicate area.
The Orbicularis Oculi muscles are circular sphincters which surround the eyes and close the eyelids. They relax when sleeping and can be used independently as when winking. The Levator Palpebrae Superioris muscles sit on the eyelids, open the eyelids and work as an antagonist to the Orbicularis Oculi. The Corrugator Supercilii muscles are located in the orbital arch and draw the eyebrows inwards and downwards causing the vertical lines on the forehead when frowning

Eyelid skin is made up of several layers. The subcutaneous layer, the deepest of all, contains a fine layer of fascia, which lies top of the Orbicularis Oculi muscle. Another layer acts as the support layer of the skin, which is the dermis. The dermis is made up of threadlike proteins including elastin and collagen, fibroblasts, nerves and blood vessels. The top layer, the epidermis, is made up of basal cells, melanocytes, Langerhans cells, keratinocytes and on top, the dead cell layer (also known as the stratum corneum) made up of corneocytes. The epidermal layer gives the skin its appearance, colour, suppleness, texture, and health.

Basal cells reproduce new cells every few days. As these cells migrate upward, they become drier and flatter. Once they reach the surface of the skin, they are no longer alive, and are referred to as corneocytes. This process of migration from basal cell to corneocytes is what gives the epidermis the ability to regenerate itself. This skin renewal process is known as desquamation. Desquamation is an ongoing process that takes about two weeks in a young person and about 37 days for individuals over 50. The build up of corneocytes gives skin a callous or dry, aged and thickened look. The skin feels and looks rough and its ability to retain water becomes impaired.

The skin around the eyes is some of the thinnest, most delicate skin of your entire body. The capillaries are much closer to the surface of the skin there. Many people's skin is not only thinner around the eyes, but also more translucent. That is the basis of most of the problems that we experience around the eyes; dark circles, puffiness and fine lines and wrinkles

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Anesi Infini Jeunesse DNA Cronologie Facial Youth Cream

Anesi Infini Jeunesse DNA Cronologie Facial Youth Cream

This exciting new addition to the Anesi Infini Jeunesse range acts on the cell nucleus repairing DNA to prevent the cell from damage in the duplicating stage of cell renewal.

Let me explain a little more: All cells have a DNA nucleus that is similar to a “biological data storing device” that helps with sending signals and instructions to all the components that makes up our cells. When new cells are made by our bodies, their DNA strands “unzip” and duplicate themselves. This is a continuous process that only stops when we die.

However, sometimes the process goes a little wrong and the unzipping is faulty. External factors like the sun, pollution and stress can also alter DNA. As time passes the DNA reproduce more slowly and duplicates with the damage that occurred. There is a visible loss of firmness in the skin, the aging process speeds up with new wrinkles that appear and existing wrinkles become deeper.

The DNA Cronologie cream contains advanced moisturising factors, the precursors to collagen as well as an active plant derived alterative to hyaluronic acid (one of the natural substances of our skin’s protective moisturising layer)

Functions of the cream:

• Stimulates, protects and repairs the skin from the cell nucleus

• Moisturises tissues in-depth and boost the formation of collagen and elastin fibres

• Wrinkles are diminished and the appearance of new ones is delayed

• Offers over-all anti-age protection

Results after 2-3 months of use: DNA is stimulated, protected and repaired and the skin regains its luminosity, elasticity and is firmer with fewer wrinkles.

It is a well-worth addition to any anti-age and anti-wrinkle skin regime and can be used in the morning and at night.

In terms of value for money and quality of product I rate this product at “5”

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