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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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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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Sun Protection with Confidence

Prevent sun-induced ageing with a good SPF.

Never mind we’re moving into Autumn, the Queensland sun is harsh, hot, and UV rays don’t stop with the season. Stephanie’s spa and wellness boutiques have you covered with a variety of SPF products we’ve tried and tested. Payot’s Sun Sensi range and We are Feel Good Inc’s all Australian sunscreen products are our therapists pick to restock your skin care with a good SPF.

Payot’s Sun Sensi range has been around for 20 years and is packed with active ingredients including Rhodolite + Vitamin C + Vitamin E. Combined, these ingredients form an antioxidant shield that works synergistically to protect your skin.

  • RHODOLITE: Rich In manganese, the protective effect against UVA light.
  • VITAMIN C: Powerful antioxidant against UVB light.
  • VITAMIN E: Powerful antioxidant against UVB light, Vitamin C regenerator.

Payot also ensures their SPF range contains a bundle of MOISTURISING AGENTS to keep skin supple and soft. Their sun range also works as a great base for a dewy, healthy glow. The application of Payot’s SPF goes on silky with a satiny finish whereby the absorbent powders ensure a dry, non-oily effect. We highly recommend the Payot SPF ~ it’s nothing like a thick, greasy sunscreen and more like a superior beauty primer to protect skin against the daily elements.

We are Feel Good Inc is our therapists pick as a superb all-rounder that boasts sunscreen and zinc products you can Feel Good about.

We are Feel Good

Feel Good Inc manufacture sunscreen products that are Oxybenzone, PABA and Paraben free. Their SFP 50+ range is a four-hour water-resistant sunscreen for safely exploring and adventuring in the great outdoors, perfect for our camping Easter Bunnies. This no nasties SPF feels good on your skin and your kids will be happy to use it also.

If you love a passionate story We Are Feel Good Inc. was a collaborative dream that emerged on a joint surfing holiday. The team at We Are Feel Good wanted a sunscreen that matched their active lifestyle. A sunscreen that they could rely on. A sunscreen that was not just any old sunscreen BUT a sunscreen that would become the World’s Best Sunscreen. Here’s the low down:

  • Because we are passionate about living life outdoors.
  • Because we wanted a product we could TRUST and was Australian made with integrity.
  • Because we couldn’t find a sunscreen that contained no nasties AND actually felt good on our skin.
  • Because we really believed we could make an incredible product that really WORKS.
  • Because we really want to LIVE the life we love with piece of mind.
  • Because we needed a sunscreen our kids would USE!

You can see why we are in love. This range is a Queensland household essential.

Available all spa boutiques, the full product range includes:

  • Paw Paw Vanilla Lip Nectar $13.95
  • Signature SPF 50+ $24.95
  • Sensitive SPF 50+ $24.95
  • Coconut (smells divine, perfect holiday addition) SPF 50+ $24.95
  • Zinc SPF 50+ $29.95
  • Sticky Zinc Face Wipes $9.95
  • CocoMilk ~ nourish skin after the sun $24.95

Feel Good Range

IN THE NEWS: RECENT STUDIES

A pat on the back to those who already have an SPF component in their daily skin routine. The benefits of applying sunscreen have been measured in a study by Brisbane’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

“The study found if all Australians used sunscreen regularly, the incidence of melanoma could be reduced by 34 percent by 2031, which is more than 28,000 fewer people being diagnosed with melanoma.”  Full article > 

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