The new year is a time to make a positive change and get the best out of your skin. That's why we are going back to basics with advice on how to achieve a complexion that is glowing with health. Consistency is key so keep to a routine and you will see and feel the benefits.
The first step in your routine - and so many to choose from! Your cleanser should leave your skin clean of make-up, grime and daily pollutants leaving it balanced and prepped for the products that follow. There is a cleanser that will fit into your routine and be the right texture for your skin type: from oils to balms, milks and creams, gels and foams - but please not wipes!
Wipes are quick and easy to use but contain ingredients that can upset the delicate pH balance of the skin leading to problems such as sensitivity and dry patches.
Foundations are now formulated to be long waring and can be deceptively difficult to remove. Make-up residues will prevent a moisturiser from working properly.
A well chosen cleanser removes dirt, oil and dead skin cells, and should be used both AM and PM. We would always recommend double-cleansing at night to achieve a bright, soft and healthy skin! Try and make time for this ritual so that you enjoy cleansing rather than seeing it as a chore. That is why choosing the right one for you can make such a difference.
All skin types require toning - don't be tempted to skip this step. A toner's job is to balance the skins pH after cleansing, removes any remaining cleansing residue as well as minerals that may be found in tap water.
A toner is a water-based product with added plant extracts and essential oils that can cause, hydrate and re-balance the skin pH, improving the performance of products applied afterwards. A good modern-day toner does not contain astringent alcohol and should not sting the skin.
This is the process to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and is recommended 1 - 2 times a week, with fantastic results. Exfoliators can either have fine particles within a cream or gel base, or work using enzymes which 'nibble' away at the dead skin cells. The benefits are a smoother, brighter complexion that will more readily absorb your other products.
We recommend a mask 1 - 2 times a week immediately after toning, or better still after exfoliating. Masks can be invaluable as a boost to your skin and can be tailored towards tackling everything from dryness to lack of radiance, breakouts, visible pores and sagging. Different areas of our skin have different needs, so maybe you could use 2 masks and target areas according to requirements. Just remember to thoroughly cleanse first.
Your Gingerlily beauty therapist is ready to advise on all your skincare requirements depending on your skin condition and concerns. Take advantage of our facial and product promotions or book for a free skincare consultation and look forward to a complexion that looks radiant and glowing with health!
At such a hectic time of year, it's important to have some indulgent relaxation time to keep you sane during the busy month of December.
Take time to relax in a nice warm bath filled with a soothing, nourishing and mood boosting bath product. ELEMIS Life Elixirs make the ideal accompaniment to a long soak by working to enhance a specific mood, whether Calm, Fortitude, Sleep, Embrace or Clarity.
Extend your relaxation experience by using a corresponding Life Elixir candle after your bath. Lighting a candle in the bedroom afterwards can further extend the relaxation into your evening. Use the matching Perfume Oil over your pulse points to cocoon yourself in scent.
An evening beauty ritual wouldn't be complete without a skin-nourishing mask that will help your skin hydrate after your bath, or apply the mask first and let it renew your complexion while you soak. A cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile, is the perfect way to round off your evening and set you up for a deep, restorative sleep.
With Autumn arriving and temperatures dropping, our skin will be challenged and needs to adjust as we move constantly from indoors and central heating, to outdoors and sometimes extreme cold weather conditions.
Current skincare will need a few changes with the onset of Autumn and Winter and the key addition is extra moisture. As humidity levels drop, the air becomes drier, moisture is drawn away from the skin resulting in tightness, maybe some flakiness and a dull and parched appearance to the skin. Sensitivity too can become more apparent.
Now is the time to move on to a richer moisturiser, introduce a hydrating serum or an oil underneath your moisturiser to nourish and protect. Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week and follow up with a face mask to feed and repair.
Prepare now and support the skin as it goes into yet another season of change! Keep your skin protected and well-nourished and you will look radiant.
Take advantage of our brand new Mary Cohr Dermo Peeling facial launching this November. Visit the treatment promotions page for more details.
Discover the latest collection from Jessica Nails... Street Style! The new Autumn palette of warm shades screams style and sophistication. Here's what's available in the collection and in the salon from this month.
Deliciously Distressed: A concrete jungle blue-grey
Haute Hoodie: A classic mauve with grey
Luscious Leather: A smooth grey toned-port wine
Very Vinyl: A charcoal grey infused with bursts of purple
On The Fringe: A moody dark sage-grey
Fab Faux-Fur: A deep taupe with shades of grey
With the arrival of our new hair stylist Nicola, we are now offering brand new styles in the hair salon... ombre and balayage. Nicola is fully trained in these popular styles and taking bookings today!
WHAT IS BALAYAGE?
Balayage (pronounced bah-lee-AHZGE) is a technique used to highlight your hair, and can be used to achieve many different looks. With balayage, also known as hair painting, the lightener or hair colour is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect from end to root and is all about creating beautiful blends of multi-dimensional colour.
WHAT IS OMBRE?
Ombré is a popular look defined by hair that is dark at the root, and blends into a lighter and lighter shade as it gets to the ends. To achieve this stark dark-to-light dip-dyed look, we will use the balayage technique described above.
We’ve already had some fantastic weather and with holidays approaching, why not prepare yourself to look and feel gorgeous from head to toe with these key beauty treatments.
A refreshing, reviving treatment to leave your skin looking radiant, hydrated and feeling soft and smooth.
GEL MANICURES AND PEDICURES
A polish that lasts 2 – 3 weeks, dries in seconds and is chip resistant. Perfect to last you through your holiday away.
HEALTHY GLOW SELF-TAN
Tan safely with this relaxing treatment to leave your skin soft, nourished and sun-kissed!
LVL Enhance – add length, volume and lift to your natural lashes. Gentle on the lashes and lasts 6 – 8 weeks., LVL straightens your natural lashes at the root, giving the effect of longer, lifted eyelashes. The results are immediate, plus the added lash tint creates a mascara-type effect so you are always ready to go!
Nouveau Lashes – express lash extensions are applied one-by-one to your natural lashes for longer, fuller and more volumized lashes. Lasts up to 2 weeks and includes free removal of lashes.
Catiovital New Youth Sun Facial – deep cleanses, hydrates and prepares your skin for the sun, then repairs the skin after sun exposure.
Introducing Our Latest Hair Stylist
A brand new team member has joined Gingerlily Hair & Beauty. Nicola Morley has over 25 years experience in all aspects of hairdressing and is taking bookings right away.
Nicola is looking forward to getting to know all of our clients and we ask you to join us in giving her a warm welcome. To celebrate, throughout July we are offering a fantastic 50% discount on all cut and blow drys booked with Nicola.
You will also receive a discount and free gift with your follow up appointment.
Using the power of essential oils, Life Elixirs breathes balance back into your life. Each designed for a different mood. Whatever you need, whenever you need it.
The sanctuary of a warm bath veiled with a fragranced oil. A rollerball on a pulse point, an intricately scented candle that fills the room is all it takes to stop, breathe and tune in to you.
This deeply relaxing blend encourages a restful night’s sleep and contains 13 essential oils including Patchouli, Elemi and Palmarosa to help you unwind and ready to take on a new day.
This soothing blend contains 15 essential oils including, Clary Sage, Lavandin and Rosewood to help calm daily stresses, leaving you feeling relaxed and tranquil.
This uplifting blend contains 8 essential oils including, Orange, Cardamom Seed and Ginger Root Oil, to help support mindfulness, clear thinking and awareness.
This empowering blend contains 19 essential oils including Geranium, Cedarwood and Yland Ylang, to ground you throughout the day and leave you feeling strong to the core.
This sensuous blend contains 11 essential oils including Frankincense, Vetiver and Rose Pepper, which exhilarates mind, body, soul, igniting the senses.
Wave goodbye to the cold and embrace the new season… Spring! It’s time to turn our focus back to repairing our skin and taking it out of hibernation to restore radiance and enhance its hydration.
Many of us are guilty of finding products that we’re comfortable with and sticking to them! Changing skincare routine is a good thing, especially as seasons change. Your skin can get used to the same products used daily and therefore you can stop seeing the improvements.
Here we can recommend some spring time basics that will put the energy and radiance back into your skin.
Mary Cohr Perfect Gel Cleanser: Transforming from a gel to an oil when massaged into the skin, this cleanser removes make up, impurities, dead skin cells and excess oils. Add water and it turns milky and simply rinses off! Your skin will be left clean, soft and comfort restored.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm: A powerful, deep cleaning balm infused with natural oils and luxurious waxes to provide a deep cleanse whilst nourishing the skin, helping restore elasticity and tone.
You may be doing everything – cleansing, toning, moisturising and using effective sunscreen. However, if an exfoliation is not in your beauty regime then your skin is not reaching it’s potential. Eliminate dull, dead skin cells and restore radiance!
Mary Cohr Lily Essence Mild Exfoliator: A natural gentle and granule-free exfoliator that dissolves dead surface cells and impurities in just a few minutes.
EMELIS Skin Buff: A deep cleansing exfoliator that helps re-energise dull and lifeless skin – a kick start for cell turnover.
Get instant, quick fix results by using a face mask – even more effective when used after skin exfoliation.
Mary Cohr Ice Lift Mask: A 10-minute mask that restores a radiant glow, firms the skin and smooths wrinkles.
ELEMIS Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask: Active extracts of strawberry and kiwi fruit revitalise, brighten and nourish the skin.
Give your skin a helping hand and reveal that Spring glow!
The team at Gingerlily Hair and Beauty have been awarded Crown Salon status for 2017 by Mary Cohr which recognises it's highest achieving salons across the U.K.
Since launching 11 years ago, the salon has succeeded in achieving Crown Salon status every year, which is a huge accomplishment and testimony to the hard work and dedication from the staff and the support and loyalty of our valued customers.
Jessica Silhouette Collection
Tapping into the "no make-up make-up" trend, Jessica is keeping nails pared back for Spring with new nude colours to suit all skin tones.
Nude Thrills: a soft cappuccino hue with warm glints
Exposed: a glistening shade with a touch of sparkle
Tease: a hint of dusty rose
Bare It All: a delicate neutral nude
Naked Contours: a velvety light mocha with cool undertones
When it comes to skin care, using technology to analyse skin health and individual skin concerns, alongside the expert guidance of your ELEMIS Therapist, will result in a highly personalised skincare solution.
The ELEMIS SkinLab combines state-of-the-art technology in facial mapping analysis and a lifestyle consultation to offer the client skincare solutions in only 15 minutes.
Experience the revolutionary skin analysis system from ELEMIS, which highlights evidence of invisible sun damage and ageing both on and below the surface of your skin. The ELEMIS Skin Lab Consultation lasts 15 minutes and includes a 3D detailed skin and facial mapping analysis using clinical imaging which works by taking six different photos of your skin, allowing the specialists to identify any spots, UV damage, wrinkles, problem pores, areas of sensitivity and an instant analysis of what skin type you are.
You’ll be provided with a colour printout to help you understand the results better – in addition to specially tailored product recommendations and advice on your skincare regime to help maintain and protect your skin against further damage. There is also the opportunity to touch, feel, smell and learn about the products prescribed and tailor-made solutions for your specific lifestyle needs.
ELEMIS SkinLab is available at Gingerlily Hair & Beauty on 31st March for one day only. Pre-booking and payment in advance will be required, so call the salon today to reserve your place.
15 Minute Consultation: £15
Redeemable against the purchase of 2 or more ELEMIS prescribed products.
15 Minute Consultation & 30 Minute BIOTEC Mini Facial: £35
Redeemable against the purchase of 2 or more ELEMIS prescribed products.
An ever-increasing number of us are willing to invest in skincare products to protect and prevent environmental damage to our skin – but what about what’s underneath layers of Winter clothing from the neck down!?
Let’s get into a good 3 step body routine…
Step 1: Put down that soap! Soap is commonly made with alkaline which can strip the skin of its protective acid mantle making it more vulnerable to ageing, dryness and environmental irritants. Mary Cohr and Elemis shower creams are not harsh or drying to the skin. They will add moisture and protect whilst effectively cleansing the body.
Step 2: Exfoliate dry, flaky, dull skin to leave it silky, soft and visibly smoother.
Step 3: Adding in a daily body moisturiser to your routine is a simple step to a more youthful, nourished and brighter skin, and with the right product can even help tackle cellulite.
We have a large selection of skin kind shower creams, exfoliators, body milks and oils to choose from to change that daily showering routine into a wonderful bathing ritual.
Check out our skin kind range of body products from Elemis and Mary Cohr.
From this month, Mary Cohr Intense Skin Softening Milk is available in the salon in 400ml size.