I was back at my favourite place friday morning for a facial with Nicola in all about skin clinic, marlboro street cork.
I first went to Nicola for a facial back in september which you can read about here.
I was delighted Nicola was able to squeeze me in on my quick visit home this weekend. I had the Signature Image Facelift Peel which is so amazing. My skin has never glowed so much. I met some friends after my treatment and I had'nt a scrap of make-up on never mind my brows filled in, I felt a state but they all couldnt believe how my skin looked.
I do my own facial at home every week and Ill get a treatment at work with one of the girls every now and then when it is possible. But I had'nt done a peel like this in a long time, it was such a nice treatment. Alot of people expect peels to be sore, to come out red, to actually see your skin peel off. But there are so many different types of peels, and nowadays there isnt much down time with most of them. Meaning you can do one on you're lunch break and nobody would even notice, well they will notice your glowing beautiful skin, but thats all.
The peel I had was the Signature Facelift Peel. A chemical exfoliation utilizing a 30% blend of Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and fruit enzymes to speed up cell renewal. The vitamin C & fruit enzymes are blended in aloe vera with anti inflamatory botanicals to reduce redness. Hyaluronic acid adds moisture to dehydrated/dry skin. The peel gently exfoliates while infusing the skin with potent antioxidants.
As we mature, our skin cell regeneration deteriorates, and the skin cell renewal slows down. Regular exfoliation accelerates the skins natural renewal process, improving the appearance of the skin and removing dead skin cells allowing fresh new cells to be revealed.
Its a bit cringe putting up very close pictures of my face and terrible brows but you can really see the glow. I have tiny pigmentation marks coming up from the sun on my cheeks- so the peels are the only thing that will help break them down over time.
You can have one treatment to energize complexion and detoxify the skin, or a course of 4 treatments fortnightly for more longer lasting results.
85 euro per treatment or course of 4 for 300 euro.
It felt perfect on my skin, even tho I am slightly sensitive. I could feel a slight tingle but nothing irriating or uncomfortable.
While the peel set on my skin for a few minutes my hands and arms were massaged and oh my god, you wouldnt even realise how sore and tight our hands can get. That was a lovely surprise during the facial.
I honestly couldnt believe how my skin looked after the peel. My skin is literally still glowing 3 days after the facial. My make-up went on a dream and everyone keeps complimenting my skin. I cant wait to have another one when I am home next. Nicola is a perfectionist at what she does and she knows an incrediable amount about the skin. I would reccomend her to anyone who is looking for a good facialist in Cork, she is amazing and I am so glad I found her!(thanks to my cousin!)
Nicola is soon starting microneedling in the clinic which is a fantastic treatment for repairing the skin and strenghtening the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. It works very good on acne scarring, pigmentation, large pores and fine lines and wrinkles.Its an advanced treatment and may not be everyones cup of tea but the results are phenomenal and its something that you can start to do in your 20's & 30's for prevention of detoriation of the skin.
We are all going to get fine lines and wrinkles, thats life but looking after and investing in your skin will help with how these changes happen. Its simular to going to the gym and wanting to build muscle, abs dont grow over night either does a slim waist. Regular gym sessions and healthy diet and time get us there. The skin acts on how we treat it.
All about skin clinic is a hidden gem in cork city. If you havent been yet, you have to get yourself there, our skin is the largest organ in our body, everyday factors like stress, diet, pollution and weather affect it. Invest in a facial from time to time, good products and you will see the difference.
Head on to my facebook here, and Nicolas facebook page here and enter our competition to be in with the chance of winning a FREE facial! For yourself, or use as the perfect gift for mothers day. The competition will run for the next 6 days just up until the day before mothers day. All you have to do is make sure you like both our pages, and comment the name of the facial that I had with Nicola(its mentioned above), and tag 1 friend. You can enter on both our pages for more chances of winning. Good luck!
Lots of love,
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