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.

Buy online or in one of our spa locations.

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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Stephanies Luxury Spas scoops 2018 world spa awards

Queensland-based Stephanies Luxury Spas has won international recognition with six awards at the prestigious 2018 World Luxury Spa awards announced this week.

Stephanies Luxury Spa Group was named overall winner of the Best Luxury Spa Group Award for Australia and Oceania. All five of the group’s spas, located between Noosa and Brisbane’s southern bayside, also picked up individual awards at a gala ceremony held in Ireland.

Founder and CEO Stephanie Shepherd said she was delighted with the amazing result of six global awards, which continued the group’s outstanding success from the 2016 and 2017 World Luxury Spa awards.

“These awards showcase the best in luxury spa service standards around the world so to be recognised for our performance is extremely rewarding,” Stephanie said.

“We strive to provide the ultimate in wellness, beauty, relaxation and medical rejuvenation services for our clients with an extensive spa menu for that special, unforgettable experience,” she said.

“The fact that our spa customers had a hand in voting for Stephanies in these awards makes the result even more humbling for our talented and dedicated team.”

Besides the Luxury Spa Group Award, other category wins included:

Best Luxury Urban Escape Continent award for Stephanies Urban Spa at Bulimba,

Best Luxury Resort Spa Continent award for Stephanies Ocean Spa at Noosa,

Best Luxury Boutique Spa Continent award for Stephanies Vintage Spa at Cleveland,

Best Luxury Spa Retreat Regional award for Stephanies Mountain Spa at Clear Mountain, and a

Best Luxury Spa Retreat Country award for Stephanies Spa Retreat at the Sofitel in Brisbane’s CBD.

Stephanies Luxury Spas will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and has just launched a new website to showcase its five spa locations in south-east Queensland.

“We have grown from an original two-room beauty salon in Brisbane’s east to a group of five large luxury day spas providing nurturing treatments for thousands of people each year,” Stephanie said.

“Whether you are in need of a decadent five-hour pampering rejuvenation, a romantic couples massage or the simple pleasures of a monthly maintenance regime, our luxury spas have a treatment to suit,” she said.

“A Stephanies Luxury Spa gift card is one of the most popular, and appreciated, presents for that someone special.

“We also have an exclusive Spa Membership program to suit a variety of different budgets and beauty regime needs. An amazing range of spa and skincare products is available at all of our locations and now also on our website, including Payot, Thalgo, Synergie Skin, Intraceuticals and our very own la Vie elixir collection.”

For more information, go to www.stephanies.com.au, call 1300 DAY SPA (329 772) or emails reservations@stephanies.com.au. You can also become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StephaniesLuxurySpas or on Instagram @stephaniesluxuryspas.

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For more information:

Stephen Sealey
Pitch Public Relations
T: 07 3398 8660
M: 0412 858 713
E: stephen@pitchpr.com.au

 

24 Years and a Heartfelt Thankyou!

Stephanies Urban Spa, Bulimba turns 24!

What an achievement, an absolute blessing and a great opportunity for me to let you know where we’ve come from, what we stand for and most importantly, to say THANK YOU.

Stephanie Shepherd

So to you and to all of our Clients a heartfelt thank you for entrusting my teams and myself to care for your skin, beauty and provide you with divine spa treatments for over two decades!

I am so proud and extremely grateful!

I started in the beauty industry at 16 with a head full of ideas, dreams and visions. I worked hard, learning and evolving and finally opened my own Salon with Stephanies Natural Beauty at Camp Hill in 1994. This was a two treatment room salon where I worked six days and two nights a week, loving every moment and igniting a dream to create outstanding day spas that truly deliver an unforgettable experience in every aspect.

And so the journey began, my business philosophy was established! This guided my decisions and actions then, and continues now to guide Stephanies Luxury Spa Group today:

“Embrace new technologies, respect ancient rituals, step away from the ordinary and create breathtaking treatments”

This birthday celebration is a perfect time to acknowledge you for embracing our philosophy and initiatives.

From those two treatment rooms in Camp Hill, we now have an outstanding team of 60 staff, five exquisite Day Spas and an amazing Head Office building with training facilities, conference room facilities and our very own commercial spa laundry.

spa journey - milestone board

Securing success in an ever-changing, difficult market has been as constantly challenging as it is rewarding. However, we are committed to delivering unsurpassed guest service and unparalleled spa therapies which have earned us a reputation for excellence within the Australian Spa industry, together with 12 National and International Awards.

Our Birthday celebrations are a perfect time to give back to you for your ongoing support and sharing your lives with us and for allowing Stephanies to be an active part of the communities in which we operate!

Our Birthday celebrations throughout June and July mark significant milestones for us:

Stephanies Urban Spa Bulimba turning 24 years

Stephanies Spa Retreat Sofitel Brisbane Central turning 11 years

Stephanies Ocean Spa Noosa turning 8 years

Stephanies Mountain Spa Clear Mountain turning 7 years

Stephanies Vintage Spa Cleveland turning 6 years

To celebrate, we have put together some fabulous Birthday Spa Experiences and invite you to take advantage of these great offers – we can’t wait to welcome you to Stephanies during our Birthday Celebrations.

THANK YOU for allowing me to fulfil my dreams and visions of establishing exquisite Day Spas. It is an absolute privilege to deliver Stephanies services to you.

Much love,

Stephanie

 

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