Renew, Rejuvenate, Refresh and Reset

5 Tips For Spring Skin

Spring is here and each day is more beautiful than the one before, like mother nature, we think we should add a little beauty into our lives too! To make you, and your day a little more beautiful here are 5 tips for Spring for your mind and body; to help renew, rejuvenate, refresh, and reset for Spring.

Spring Spa Offers

Get a Good Night’s Rest

It’s important to make sure that you get enough sleep every night. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep can negatively affect you and did you know it can also have an effect on pre-mature ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles? Get yourself into a relaxing night time routine, read a book, have a cup of herbal tea and have some time for yourself to unwind.

Drink Water

Drink plenty of water to help keep yourself hydrated, and make your skin look great. As a bonus, drinking water will also help your body transport the necessary nutrients to keep you healthy and energised! 

Spring Skin Care

Coming out of our dry winter skin as the weather starts to warm up it’s good to take a look at our skincare routine. We begin to spend more time out and about in the sun in Spring so incorporating a BB cream or CC cream for the face will help protect the skin from sun damage and premature ageing.

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Our favourite CC Cream

Payot Uni Skin CC SPF 30+

The benefits of this CC cream is it adapts to all skin tones. The CC cream combats complexion disorders such as dark spots, dullness, marks and redness, leaves a beautiful glow and protects the skin throughout the day.

Payot CC Cream

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Feel Good Inc. Coconut Sunscreen Lotion Spf 50+.

For the body we suggest the Feel Good Inc. Coconut Sunscreen Lotion Spf 50+. It will keep you exotically protected from the sun this Spring!

You get the benefits of a gorgeous coconut scent – like you are on a tropical island holiday while protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

It is 4 hours water resistant, oxybenzone and paraben free. Australian owned and made.

RRP $25.00 for 200ml.

How to use: use liberally on dry skin and cover exposed area/s 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours or more often when sweating and after swimming.

Benefits

– Very high protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

– Up to 4 hours water resistance

– Non-greasy and easily absorbed, No white film.

– Doesn’t clog the pores

– Great for moisturizing everyday skins for extra hydration and protection.

– TGA approved – Australia has the highest level of sunscreen regulations in the world and is known as the world leader when it comes to sunscreen development.

– Australian developed made and owned.

We are Feel Good Inc. Coconut Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 (200ml)

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Revamp Your Makeup Bag!

What better time to have a spring clean and clear out the clutter in your makeup bag. Take a good look at all your makeup and skin care products and see which ones you actually use, and which ones were just impulse buys. Surrounding yourself each morning with products you know work, and that you love will make you feel more beautiful each day.

Renew Your Skin

Our Signature Spring Specials at Stephanies this year are too die for!

We have our Spring Luxe Spa Journey

This Spa Package includes a rose petal foot soak and lavender foot exfoliation. We then perform a lavender back exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation through the muscles. Enjoy a nourishing orange and lavender beaute balm back, neck and shoulder massage finishing with our Renew French Facial including a beaute globe facial and scalp massage. The Renew French Facial will include a double cleanse, skin analysis, exfoliation, beauty globe facial massage, facial mask, scalp massage and finishing with eye cream, serum, moisturiser and SPF.

Spring Luxe

$199 l 100 mins (value $250)

  • Rose Petal Foot Soak
  • Lavender Foot Exfoliation
  • Lavender Back Exfoliation
  • Orange & Lavender Balm Massage
  • Renew French Facial including Beauty Globe Massage
  • Scalp Massage

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We also have our Coconut Crush Spa Journey

This unique package includes a full body coconut and vanilla body exfoliation to remove a buildup of dead skin cells from winter, stimulating the lymphatic system and revealing glowing skin.

After the full body exfoliation, we will perform a coconut herbal ball massage to the back of the body to warm the muscles, relieve tension and release the oil from the coconut to nourish the skin. Finishing with a warm balm body massage incorporating Swedish massage and a scalp massage to finish.

You will also get to take home your OWN coconut traditional Thai herbal ball used in your treatment. You can unravel the compress and use some of the coconut in the bath for muscles as it is anti-inflammatory or use the compress in the shower that will help exfoliate your body and will release coconut oil into the skin which will leave your skin well hydrated and nourished.

Coconut Crush

$189 | 80mins

  • Full Body Coconut Body Exfoliation
  • Warm Balm Massage incorporating coconut herbal ball massage therapy
  • Scalp Massage
  • Take home Coconut Compress to use at home in bath and body

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T&C’s Apply: Coconut Crush Spring Offers available until the end of November 2018. Not valid with any other spa pass or offer. Non-transferable. Bookings essential. No substitutions. Coconut Compress while stocks last. Spring Offers packages purchased as a gift card are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Let our beauty and massage therapists take care of you at one of our spa locations.

What are your spring skin tips? Share them below!

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Dad’s De-stress… This Fathers Day

For something completely different for that special MAN in your life!

Let’s be honest, he may be a little shy to visit a largely female dominated space, but why not give him some de-stress time at one of Stephanies Spa locations, our teams will allow him to feel de-stressed and re-energised. It’s time say “thank you for being a great dad”.

Gift the Father Figure in your life with a De-Stress Package

At Stephanies we have made it very easy this year… Dads can sometimes be hard to buy for, instead of the usual socks, jocks and chocolate… Timeout at Stephanies sounds pretty good, don’t you think? You could even join him if he is feeling shy!

Our “Dads De-Stress” Package includes:

Our “Dads De-Stress” package includes a Macadamia Back Exfoliation followed by a Men’s Power Deep Cleanse; he will also receive a special gift to take home, Stephanies own la Vie elixir Macadamia Body & Face Scrub valued at $54.95. This fifty-minute De-stress treatment is only $150, such amazing value.

Our Spa Therapists will begin exfoliating his back with our Macadamia Exfoliation Crème and hot towel compressing techniques. Followed by a men’s skin power cleansing treatment which includes a double cleanse, exfoliation and steam, mask treatment, scalp massage and finishing creams.

This exclusive Father’s Day treatment offer is valid only for three months, so call us today to organise his booking. Or another option you can always purchase this as a gift card to surprise him with on Fathers Day!

If you are after something more, you can always customize his very own unique spa experience by selecting other treatment options or hydrotherapy experiences from our Made for Men selection in our Men’s Spa Menu. Stephanies gift cards are valid 12 months from time of purchase. We have a wide range of massage treatments, signature treatments, skin options and water therapies he will love. This does vary, from each of our spa locations, so please ask if you need assistance by calling 1300 DAY SPA.

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Dad’s De-Stress Offer 50min | $150

  • Macadamia Back Exfoliation
  • Men’s Power Deep Cleanse
  • Macadamia Body & Face Scrub valued at $54.95, to take home

NEW TO STEPHANIES! Surprise Dad by emailing or texting his De-Stress Treatment

eGift Card Dad's De-stress Package

T&C’s Apply:  Dad’s DeStress available for purchase September 2018 only. Not valid with any other spa pass or offer. Non-transferable. Bookings essential. No substitutions. Gift Card valid for 12 months. Dad’s Destress Offer valid until 30 November then gift card reverts to dollar value. Macadamia Exfoliation Creme given at time of treatment.

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TOP men’s spa treatments we recommend for your dad.

Fathers

Essential Massage – 60 or 90 minutes

Relax your feet into a warm foot bath while we take you on a sensory journey to choose your Stephanies® signature essential oil blend for your massage. Our customised full body massages are designed to relieve built up tension, soothe the nervous system and restore energy flow.

Feet Revival Massage – 30 minutes

Relax and enjoy a warm foot soak and exfoliation, followed by a foot massage incorporating acupressure and reflexology points.

Hands Clip File & Buff – 30 minutes

Full nail tidy and hand massage with a lustre shine finish.

Power Skin Therapy – 40 minutes

A power cleanse including hot towels, exfoliation, detoxifying steam and customised mask treatment.

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For some other father’s day gift ideas, we have some men’s skin care products.

We offer free shipping Australia Wide with orders over $100. You can order your personalized gift cards and men’s skincare for your dad in the comfort of your own home! www.stephanies.com.au

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THALGO EVEIL A LA MER Foaming Micellar Cleansing Lotion

A cleansing foam with micellar molecules to effectively cleanse the skin. We recommend your dad to use this in the shower and also use it as a shaving cream. The skin is cleansed and balanced, suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins.

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OptiMale by Payot Gel Desincrustant Charbon – Anti Perfections Facial Cleanser

A facial cleansing gel containing plant-based charcoal and volcanic microparticles that gently cleanse and exfoliates the skin. The cleansing gel removes dead skin cells and impurities, unclogs pores from the skin. Best used in the shower and leaves the skin fresh and soft.

PAYOT Payot Gel Désincrustant Charbon (150ml)

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Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Enzyme Exfoliant

A gentle active facial scrub with fruit enzymes which soften and exfoliate the skin. Contains gentle carnauba and wax beads that lift dead skin cells from the skin. The enzymes lactic and salicylic acid work like a Pacman effect on the skin and promotes cell renewal and helps clear congestion and clogged pores. Can be used in the shower 2 times per week after cleansing.

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OptiMale by Payot Soin Total Anti Age Fluid

This fast-absorbing fluid smooths expression lines and firms the skin. The skin is regenerated, smooth and hydrated. Apply after cleansing morning and evening.

Payot Soin Total Anti Age (50ml)

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Thalgo Hydra Marine 24hr Gel

This lightweight 24-hour gel drenches the skin in life-giving water making it fresh and soft. The complexion regains brightness and glows with renewed radiance. Apply after cleansing morning and evening.

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la Vie elixir Body and Shower Gel

A botanical awakening for your senses, la Vie élixir® Bath and Body Gel is a low foaming all over body cleanser. The active ingredient of trehalose provides essential water binding and rehydrating qualities, as well as powerful antioxidants. A natural sugar found in cactus plants trehalose also aids in the elimination of body odour and sweat. An uplifting dose of grapefruit and sweet orange create a cheerful scent of citrus delight. You’re singing in the shower may not improve but your skin will be applauding the gentle revitalising benefits of la Vie élixir® Bath and Shower gel.

https://stephanies.com.au/product/la-Vie-elixir/Body-Collection/Bath-And-Shower-Gel-500ml

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We hope we have given you some unique gift ideas for your dad this father’s day that he wouldn’t normally buy himself! It only comes around once a year, so let’s make it a good one and give your dad the most special day.

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Top 4 Must-Have Skin Care Products for the Winter Months

Winter has finally given us something to complain about in Australia. It’s freezing in the mornings when we first wake up, with beautiful clear days during the day and cooler later in the evenings. Winter time we all try to find that warm spot in the sun and cuddle up on the couch with a blanket next to a warm fire or heater.

Winter Tips for Your Skincare

In the winter months, the temperature drops and we experience low humidity, cold winds, hot showers and using heaters more often which dry the skin out leaving it more prone to flaking, dry patches, and itchiness. Skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis are more prone to flare up as well.

The change of season can cause different skin conditions and the skin is more prone to redness, breakouts, dry patches and dullness.

It’s always a good idea to switch up your skin care routine in winter and add in some extra products to your routine to prevent any of these skin conditions.

Regular facials in winter will also help give your skin that little bit extra nourishment and hydration. Our favourites are microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy and a series of peels are perfect for this time of year.

We love helping you achieve amazing results for your skin at home so the Stephanies Team has come up with 4 Winter must-haves that you can include into your normal skin care routine to give you the best results this winter. All 4 of these products are from CEO’s Stephanie Shepherd’s Bathroom.

Synergie Skin Dermiotic and Vitamin B

Synergie Skin Vitamin B

Vitamin B also known as Niacinamide is a vital ingredient for the skin and suitable for all skin types. Synergie Skin’s Vitamin B serum is packed full of Vitamin B3 and B5 and can be used morning and evening after using a gentle cleanser and before applying your moisturiser.

There are many benefits to using Vitamin B every day in your skincare routine that will make you want to use this vitamin all year round.

The Benefits:
-Strengthens the skin barrier
-Hydrates the skin by preventing transdermal water loss
-Prevents pigmentation from forming
-Is anti-inflammatory and very healing for breakouts
-Reduces redness in the skin
-Regulates oil flow
-Refines wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating collagen in the skin

More information online or purchase in one of our spa locations.

Synergie Skin Dermiotic

Synergie Skin has launched a new product just in time for Winter which is Dermiotic. We all know about probiotics and how important gut health is. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the gut microbiome, but microbiomes also exist on the skin. The microbiome is part of helping the skin function properly from wound healing to immune skin protection.

The Dermiotic is a lightweight elixir enriched with pre and probiotics. The elixir is to be used as a substitute to a traditional toner. After cleansing your skin, apply 3-4 drops into your palm and gently pat into the face and neck. Apply your serums and moisturisers a few minutes after.

The Benefits:
-Suitable for all skin types
-Restores skin barrier
-Enhances blood flow and oxygen to the skin
-Prevents skin inflammation by aggressors
-Reduces redness and irritation such as dry itchy skin
-Brightens and reduces dullness in the skin
-Reduces transdermal water loss and dermal damage to collagen fibres
-Skin is hydrated, firmer and stronger.

More information online or purchase in one of our spa locations.

Payot Lip Balm and
Payot Hydra 24+ Essence

A new skincare product to Payot’s Hydra 24+ Range is the Hydra 24+ Essence. Now you’re probably thinking what is an essence and why do I need it? Using an essence in your skin care routine will allow your serums and moisturisers to penetrate to those deeper layers of the skin, meaning you will use less product and get amazing results.

After cleansing the skin, apply the essence all over the face and neck followed by your day or night cream. The essence can also be massaged into the eye area followed by applying your favourite eye cream.

The Benefits:
-Protects the skin again external aggressors
-Hydrates the skin by saturating skin cells
-Allows your serums and moisturisers to infuse deeper
-Less product usage of your serum and moisturisers
-Full with sodium hyaluronate which is a smaller molecule size of hyaluronic acid which can penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin
-Plumps the skin

Top Tip: keep the essence in your fridge for an ice-cube effect.

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Payot Hydra 24+ Levres
We all need a good lip balm in winter and Payot’s hydra 24+ Levres is perfect for those chapped lips. We love to think of this product as a lip treatment, not just a lip balm because it treats the dryness lips. After applying this lip balm your lips begin to heal, restore hydration, and the lips are protected.

This Lip Balm is enriched with shea butter and borage oil apply this lip treatment as often as you like.

The Benefits:
-Restores lips moisture levels
-Soothes and protects the skin
-Absorbs quickly
-Allergen-Free and safe for sensitive lips

Buy online or in one of our spa locations here.

Top winter skincare and body tips you can do at home

1. Drink lots of water (yes I know we hear this all the time but repetition is key when it comes to drinking the good ‘ol’ H2O. Eat wholesome soups and drink warm teas to keep your body temp up.

2. Overly hot showers and washing your face with hot water are tempting but are drying on the skin. Switch between hot and warm while wallowing in the steamy goodness.

3. Foaming facial cleansers are fab, however, milk cleansers and creams are more nourishing avoiding the loss of important natural oils our skin naturally makes.

4. Apply Lip Balm daily – our lips are more prone to cracking and dryness with cold weather, using a lip balm daily will keep your lips protected and supple.

5. Your winter skin needs a little more of a boost in so include a face serum and mask into your skin routine! Those vitamin serums in your routine and a sleep mask will do your skin a world of good.

6. Gently exfoliate face and body (yes body) once to twice a week to remove dead skin cells, brighten the skin and allows your moisturisers to penetrate properly into the skin.

7. A night rich moisturiser. If you find your skin is drier in the winter use your summer moisturiser during the day, and changeup for a richer moisturiser at night. Thank you!

8. Hands are prone to dryness in the cooler months. Dry winter weather plus washing them quite often leads to eczema or dry spots. So, use a hand cream, and cuticle oil on your cuticles to keep everything nourished. Remember hand cream and cuticle oil.

9. Body Moisturiser is a no-brainer ~ just ensure you have a permanent supply of la Vie elixirs Lapis Body Creme (contains real lapis lazuli, say no more).

10. Wear Sunscreen daily! Even when it is cloudy or cold UVA rays still penetrate through the skin into our dermal layer causing premature ageing. Opt for a chemical-free sunscreen if you don’t like sunscreen, zinc oxide is amazing for the skin being inflammatory, healing and protecting from UV damage.

Stacey (Manager, Stephanies Urban Spa Bulimba) Top Product Pics for Winter Skin:

Synergie Hydrolock – an intense night hydration to nourish and protect dry, ageing skins. Rich and emollient but nongreasy.
 Key ingredients: Squalene, Organic Honey, Jasmine Flower Extract and Oat Beta Glucan.
 RRP: $115

Payot Nutricia Crème Comfort – Nourishing and Restructuring Cream – It’s smooth, creamy texture is suitable for dry skins to restore the barrier while protecting the skin against external aggression. Nongreasy film.
Key ingredients: Shea Butter, Raspberry Seed Oil, Meadowfoam & Sweet Almond Oil
. RRP: $140 > Buy online

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