Having a passion for healthy and youthful looking skin, the skin care products I use are all evidence based and clinically proven to transform and treat your skin. These skin care systems and products are suitable for all skin types, skin concerns, from the young to the more mature skin.
The skin concerns that these skin products can help include –
- Acne and acne scarring
- Ageing and sun damaged
- Pigmentation and melasma
- Dry and dehydrated
- Lines and wrinkles
For peri-menopause and menopausal skin, there is the new innovative skin care - Emepelle® specifically designed for oestrogen deficient skin. More information about Emepelle® please go to the Menopause Lounge.
Obagi® skin care is currently one of the leading and effective skin care regimes available and I have been one of their Obagi® Ambassadors for several years.
Obagi Nu-Derm System®
Total skin transformation - regenerated skin from inside out
For a total rejuvenation of the skin, the Obagi Nu-Derm System® is clinically proven to transform it from the inside out.
Obagi Nu-Derm System® is a medical prescription strength skin care programme, that works at cellular level to correct and repair damaged skin cells. By increasing the skin cell turnover, the old damaged skin cells are exfoliated away to reveal new healthy skin cells in their place.
It is ideal for skin with moderate to severe hyperpigmentation including melasma. Other conditions include fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, laxity and adult acne. Your skin will become clearer, smoother and more even toned. It will feel firmer due to the skin care regime stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
The Nu-Derm System® Starter Kit comes with all the products required to get you going for use at home. It includes a cleanser and toner to prepare the skin, prescription strength hydroquinone for hyperpigmentation and Vitamin A (Tretinoin) to correct and repair damaged skin cells. Other products include an exfoliator, hydrate (moisturiser), sun protection SPF50.
Using the Nu-Derm System® twice a day, you’ll begin to see results around 6 weeks. What you may notice is an improvement in the skin tone and texture and a lightening in the hyperpigmentation.
Optimum results are achieved at around 18-24 weeks (maybe less) revealing a complexion that is smoother, firmer with a brighter glowing appearance.
To maintain your newly transformed skin is easy by following a simple skin care regime that is individually tailored to you.
Full support is given throughout your journey with the Nu-Derm System® skin care programme. Included in the price are the 6 weekly reviews which provide an opportunity to monitor your progress. If necessary, the usage of the products can be adjusted at the time of these reviews.
Trial kit from £199
Starter kit from £365
Obagi-C Rx System®
For radiant skin
Obagi-C Rx System® promotes the appearance of radiant looking skin. It is ideal for the treatment of mild to moderate hyperpigmentation and sun damage, dull looking skin, fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is great for early intervention for signs of skin damage, therefore suitable for the younger skin.
The Obagi-C Rx System® is a prescription strength skin care regime with professional strength Vitamin C and hydroquinone.
Vitamin C which is an antioxidant helps to protect against free radicals that damage skin cells. It also stimulates the production of collagen which is what gives your skin that smoothness. The hydroquinone reduces the hyperpigmentation and evens out skin tone. The result of using the Obagi-C Rx System® is a lighter and brighter complexion that is even toned.
The Obagi-C Rx System® Kit has all the products required to achieve radiant looking skin. The kit contains 5 products and there is a system that is suitable for either normal to dry or normal to oily skin types. Used twice a day results can appear at 6 weeks and optimum results at 12 weeks.
Full support is given when using the Obagi-C Rx System®. Included in the price is a 6 week review which gives an opportunity to monitor your progress.
Obagi-C Rx System® £260
Protecting and preserving youthful looking skin
Obagi 360™ - ideal for the younger skin and is great for those wanting early intervention to prevent the early signs of ageing. Suitable for visible open pores, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dull complexion, dry and uneven tone. By using 3 products included in the pack, it provides you with 6 benefits: cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise, protect, prevent and perfect your skin!
The package includes:
- Exfoliating cleanser – clears clogged pores which causes a dull, dry and uneven tone to skin.
- Retinol 0.5% - this form of retinol is entrapped so that it is gradually released to provide an even toned and smooth clearer appearance. There is very minimal to none skin irritation due to its formulation.
- Hydrafactor Broad Spectrum SPF30 – soothing and moisturising with the dual function of providing an SPF30 for UVA & UVB
Package of 3 products £99
Obagi® Clenziderm M.D™ System
A clearer complexion in just 3 simple steps
Obagi® Clenziderm M.D™ System is a prescription strength treatment for moderate inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne. It has been clinically proven to reduce existing acne lesions, prevent further breakouts and maintain improved skin health.
The Obagi® Clenziderm M.D™ System contains therapeutic products that work together to penetrate deeper into the follicle targeting the P acne bacteria at source. It contains salicylic acid and 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO).
The 3 steps involve 3 products
1. Foaming Cleanser – with 2% Salicylic acid and menthol. This light foaming cleanser cleanses the skin and removes excess oil. Washes away the dead skin cells making the skin feel refreshed. The menthol cools irritated skin.
2. Pore Therapy – with 2% Salicylic acid, menthol and denatured alcohol. Clears dead skin cells eliminating any residue, unclogs the pores and prepares the skin for the Therapeutic Lotion.
3. Therapeutic Lotion – with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO). This is a potent lotion which turns into a serum on contact with the skin. Penetrating deep to the area where acne starts, it quickly clears acne and helps further breakouts.
Using the Obagi® Clenziderm M.D™ System daily can help clear acne quickly with minimum dryness. Results can be seen as quickly as 2 weeks with the reduction in the appearance of acne. Continued use will maintain a healthier skin and prevent further break outs of acne occurring.
Obagi® Clenziderm M.D™ System £110
Other Obagi® products for your skin
- Professional-C Serums™ - Vitamin C, an antioxidant for all skin types resulting in brighter and softer skin. Tackles those free radicals which cause further damage to your skin cells. Great for prevention and protection against sun damage.
- Obagi Hydrate ™ - for when your skin feels dry. Non-comedogenic. Works different to most other moisturisers as it is absorbed and draws on the water deeper within your skin and lasts for up to 8 hours. Works well when using products like retinol which causes dryness, after peels and treatments. This product is included in the Obagi Nu-Derm System®.
- Obagi Hydrate™ Luxe – extra strength which is specifically engineered to work overnight. Luxurious and balm like.
- Elastiderm® - an effective eye treatment and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes improving skin texture and firmness. Excellent for that crepey skin under and around the eyes. For puffiness, the complete complex serum is recommended.
- Sun shield broad spectrum SPF50 – prevention of premature ageing. Have additional defense against infrared red radiation. Also come tinted to suit your skin colour tones.
Tebiskin® products cover a range of skin conditions suitable for all skin types. They can be used for everyday skin health or recommended for pre, during and post treatments. This offers protection and enhances the treatment with continuous effect.
Tebiskin® protocols have now been developed especially to treat -
- Rosacea and sensitive skin
- Acne prone skin
- Dehydrated skin
These protocols are easy and simple to follow, it allows you to use the products individually or as the protocols recommend as a system.
Aestheticare® provides effective skin products for repairing and protecting your skin which include Heliocare® and Retriderm™.
The one thing you can do if nothing else, is protect your skin from harmful UV rays. This does not mean just on sunny days but all year round. Applying a good broad spectrum UV sun protection can easily be part of your everyday routine.
The difference between UVA and UVB is –
UVA - is ordinary everyday daylight, it travels through glass and is damaging to our skin even on cloudy days. It causes premature ageing, development of lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (sun spots) and the increase in the production of free radicals which in turn causes more damage to skin cells.
UVB – are the rays from the sun which is associated with burning our skin.
Heliocare® and Helicocare® 360˚ are very effective. Not only do they provide all round UV protection but contain a plant extract Fernblock FC a powerful anti-oxidant combined with Vitamin C & E. There is also a repair enzyme that helps to repair the DNA in the skin cells. There are different products to suit different skin types and are suitable to apply under make up. There are tinted creams which give a nice even subtle tone during the summer months.
Heliocare® Gel SPF50 £20
Heliocare® Colour Gel Cream (light & bown) £25
Heliocare® 360˚ (Fluid Cream, Oil Free Gel, Mineral & Airgel) £25
Referred to as the Vitamin A with attitude! As recommended by the BBC One’s programme “The Truth About Looking Good” on 10th January 2018
This excellent retinol serum is very effective in achieving great results in repairing and improving your skin health with minimal irritation. Retriderm™ promotes skin cell production and in doing so it re-programmes and normalises their behaviour so that the structure of the skin becomes thicker and stronger. In addition Retriderm™ contains hyaluronic acid to maintain moisture and Vitamin E that has anti-oxidant properties.
Retinol is naturally required for skin cell production and with ageing process this can become sluggish and the skin cells are damaged, resulting in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dull and uneven tone. Significant improvement can be seen in areas where there are lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and reduced skin laxity. This improvement can be noticed after about 8 weeks of daily use. Retriderm™ is a protein rich serum that works by getting your skin cells to regenerate quicker and efficiently resulting in a smoother and firmer appearance.
For those who have not used a retinol before, it is recommended to start with the Retriderm™ 0.5% and when your skin has tolerated it and in better health, you have the option to step up to 1.0% for maintenance.
It is also strongly recommended to use a good broad spectrum UV sun protection when using retinol products.
Retriderm™ Retinol 0.5% Serum £39.00
Retriderm™ Retinol MAX Serum (1.0%) £45.00
Retriderm™ Starter pack (x1 Retinol 0.5% and x1 Retinol MAX 1.0%) £78.00