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Helpful Tips from Oria #6 – Waterlily’s Advanced Skin Therapist

Helpful Tips Blog #6!

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What do I use on my skin?…honestly, what don’t I use should be the question. I get asked this question a lot, so here it is. I am going to declare myself a skincare product junkie!! I was 16 years old when I was given my first moisturiser, it was just a little gesture, but it was the start of my ‘obsession’ with improving and maintaining my skin.
I have been in the skin and beauty industry for 14 years and have worked with many amazing product ranges, and around 7 years ago I was introduced to Cosmeceutical. There are a number of Cosmeceutical ranges available to use, but of cause my favourite is Ultraceuticals, in fact I applied for the job here at Waterlily due to this one reason.
So, what do I use within the range?

PM Routine AM Routine

Balancing Gel Cleanser Balancing Gel Cleanser
Ultra C Firming Eye Cream Ultra C Firming Eye Cream
Ultra Diminishing Complex Ultra Brightening Serum
Vitamin A Serum Ultra Red Action
Ultra C23 Ultra SPF Daily Moisturiser Mattifying
Ultra Hydrating Lotion

As you can see I do use a lot, but they all serve a purpose, and I don’t necessarily use them all every day, I watch what my skin is doing, and depending on its condition, I mix up my routine. For example, I might leave the Ultra C23 out one night or I might apply the Ultra Brightening Serum at night instead of during the day. However there are 3 steps I always do, CLEANSE, apply an ACTIVE and an SPF, or as I like to describe it, ‘Prepare, Restore and Protect’.

Waterlily xx

Video Blog #6- Jackie Taylor- Senior Advanced Skin Therapist

Video Blog #6!

For more information on the NEW Ultra Clear range from Ultraceuticals please give us a call or pop into the salon and we would be more than happy to help you out.

Waterlily xx

Helpful Tips from Oria #5 – Waterlily’s Advanced Skin Therapist

Helpful Tips Blog #5!

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To coincide with our March treatment offer at Waterlily, ‘Complexion Perfection’ which includes either a lactic or mandelic peel plus a LED light treatment, (Click here for more information on this offer) I thought it was the perfect time to talk about Vitamin B!

If you have had a peel at Waterlily before you would know that we do ask you NOT to use any of your ‘active’ products for 5 days post peel. There are still many products from Ultraceuticals that you can use, with the stand out product being our B2 hydrating serum. This little gem is a combination of ingredients that will increase and maintain the moisture level within your skin, and is perfect to apply immediately after and for several days following a ‘peel’ treatment.

B Vitamins are essential and are involved in many different metabolic processes, including energy release from macronutrients, formation of red blood cells and the functioning of our nervous system. The B family consists of thiamin, riboflavin, B6, B12, niacin and panthenol.

Both niacin (niacinamide) and panthenol (pro-vitamins) are also extremely beneficial for our skin cells and easily penetrate the top layer of our skin helping our skin look fresh and healthier. These 2 amazing ingredients have been combined to create our Ultra B2 hydrating serum and benefits our skin in a whole list of ways;

– Improves hydration
– Reduces oil production
– Reduces enlarged pores
– Improves UV induced pigmentation
– Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture
– Reduces facial redness

Our B2 hydrating serum is suitable for all skin types and can be added into both your am and pm skincare routine, please come in or give us a call to find out more.

Waterlily xx

Video Blog #5- Jackie Taylor- Senior Advanced Skin Therapist

Video Blog #5!

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Last week, Jackie performed an in-clinic example of one of Waterlily’s most Advanced Skin Rejuvenating treatments- Collagen Induction Therapy/ Skin Needling.
Our wonderful receptionist/manager Anna happily volunteered to be Jackie’s model for this treatment!
Skin Needling is the perfect treatment for you if you would like to take your skin to the next level and are serious about anti ageing treatments! It is the only treatment that can create brand new, natural collagen production by stimulating the natural wound healing process of the skin.

At one week post treatment- Anna’s skin is feeling BETTER THAN EVER! She has attained more overall firmness in her skin and a brighter complexion. For best results Anna will have another 4-5 treatments of Skin Needling 4-6 weeks apart.

For more information on skin needling and how this treatment can benefit you- please call or pop into the salon.

Hope you enjoy!

Waterlily xx

Video Blog #4- Jackie Taylor- Senior Advanced Skin Therapist

Video Blog #4!

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What better way to celebrate the First of March than with a new blog post! Jackie explains the current offer from Ultraceuticals this month- $20 off the whole CC Makeup Range! Please watch the below video for terms and conditions and Click Here for the link to download your voucher!

For any further information or questions- please contact us at the salon.

Waterlily xx

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Helpful Tips from Oria #4 – Waterlily’s Advanced Skin Therapist

Helpful Tips Blog #4!

Cosmeceutical Products Versus ‘The Rest’

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You might ask, what makes Ultraceuticals different from any other skincare range available to purchase? Well, that is a good question, and with SO MANY products claiming to be the next anti-ageing miracle, it is easy to get mislead or confused.
Ultraceuticals is a Cosmeceutical skincare range.
Cosmeceutical formulations are a combination of cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients that have a biological effect on the skin based on scientific evidence. We know from scientific research that certain vitamins and minerals have a positive effect on our skin cells, but they have to be at certain concentrations and within a carrier molecule to have this beneficial effect.
Vitamin A is a perfect example. Vitamin A must be metabolised into retinoic acid to have a biological effect on the skin. Ultraceuticals Vitamin A serums contain Retinol which is enveloped and carried into the skin by special particles which enhance their delivery and dissolve once in the skin, making them a more potent ingredient formulation.
Another example is Vitamin C. Research suggests that Vitamin C must be at concentrations 10% or higher to have a biological effect on our skin and must be in a stable formulation to keep it from oxidising. Ultraceuticals Ultra C23 is a CSIRO developed micro particle formula, and is unsurpassed in the protection of the oxidating process, ensuring a high dosage of the vitamin can be metabolised in the skin.
In general, many skincare products available to buy do not contain these ingredients at their active concentrations and are unable to reach the level in the skin needed to have an effect, thus doing little to change the skin.

For more information on Ultraceuticals, please see our below blog posts, comment below or contact us and we will endeavour to answer all of your questions.

Waterlily xx

Helpful Tips from Oria #3 – Waterlily’s Advanced Skin Therapist

Helpful Tips Blog #3!

Vitamin C and the Sun!

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We do go on a lot about the negative effects that the sun can have on our skin here at Waterlily, but we also have the ingredients to help fight this impact on the skin.

Vitamin C is a naturally occurring antioxidant which helps prevent the oxidation of other molecules, but we (humans) are unable to synthesize it, so we must consume it or place it topically on our skin to gain the amazing benefits it has. While sunscreens are a must for everyday wear to protect our skin from UV rays, topical antioxidants support them by fighting against the free radicals that the rays produce.

Sunscreen will only block around 55% of free radicals produced by UVA exposure, and as I have mentioned in a previous blog, UVA is believed to be the main cause for skin ageing.

At Waterlily we have 3 fantastic products that star ‘Vitamin C’: Vitamin C Firming Eye Cream, Ultra C10 Firming Serum and the Ultra C23 Firming Concentrate.

Please pop in anytime to learn more or ask any further questions you might have, see you soon.

Waterlily xx

Helpful Tips from Oria #2 – Waterlily’s Advanced Skin Therapist

Helpful Tips Blog #2!

If you can do one positive thing for your self today- you need to watch this video.
The content speaks for itself.

Waterlily xx

Video Blog #3- Jackie Taylor- Senior Advanced Skin Therapist

Video Blog #3!

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Waterlily’s Senior Skin Therapist Jackie Taylor is back with another blog this week! Today she is introducing the exciting new treatments available at Waterlily- IPL Hair Reduction, Skin Rejuvenation, Acne Scaring, Pigmentation and Vascular treatments. For more information or to book a FREE consult please call or email the salon. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Waterlily xx

Video Blog #2- Jackie Taylor- Senior Advanced Skin Therapist

Video Blog #2!

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Today Jackie takes us through the ranges of SPF available in the salon as well as some helpful tanning tips!
As the summers in Australia get hotter and later in the year, we MUST make sure we are wearing an SPF throughout the next few months as the harmful UV rays are still very strong and will cause damage to our skin.
For any more information, please comment below or call the salon.

Waterlily xx