Salon News

November

Essential Autumn Skin Care

The weather has changed, and Autumn has arrived! And so, our skin’s needs change and we should prepare it for cold, windy weather, less sunshine and central heating – all of which can make the skin dehydrated and sometimes sensitive. Repair any summer damage and get your complexion ready for Winter.

Tip 1. Rejuvenate your skin exfoliate with dynamic resurfacing pads to smooth and brighten, or use papaya enzyme peel to give lacklustre, post-summer skin a lift.

Tip 2. Illuminate a sluggish complexion with skin-synchronising treatments and products. The peptide 4 range of night recovery oil, thousand flower mask and eye recovery cream can improve dehydration, dull skin and dark under-eye circles.Watch the video to discover more about the peptide 24/7 range, powered by flowers.

Tip 3. Hydrate and nourish. Your skin is less able to protect itself in cold weather so switching to a more luxurious cleanser will feed your skin as well as gently and effectively remove dirt, grime and make-up. Pro collagen cleansing balm is ideal for this.

Finally, layer your favourite moisturiser over a facial oil or serum to help lock in hydration.

All these products are used within our new treatments, so take advantage of the launch of hands-on Elemis facials to renew, hydrate and give your skin a radiant, healthy glow this November!

october

An Ode to Autumn - Jessica Nails

An Ode to Autumn - Jessica Nails' Autumn Romance

Discover the latest colour collection for Autumn from Jessica Nails. Available at Gingerlily Hair & Beauty from this month.

Fallen Leaves - Brick red creme
Mauve-lous Nights - Mauve creme
Morning Haze - Grey shimmer
Natural Splendour - Nude creme
Toasted Pecans - Light brown creme
Wine Country - Rich burgundy creme

september

Extraordinary Gifts of Beauty

Some of the Gingerlily girls headed off to the Lowry Hotel in Manchester mid-August to preview the exciting launch of Elemis seasonal collections. They are, as we expected, fantastic value and beautifully presented.

See them in the salon later this month and book in a free consultation with one of our Elemis trained therapists. who will advise on the most suitable collection for you, or as a gift for a lucky recipient.

august

Nouveau Lashes

Discover your ideal lash treatment with the range of award winning, professional eyelash products available from Nouveau Lashes. Fabulous treatments with fantastic results, giving you the appearance of fuller, thicker looking lashes with added volume - Choose the treatment that is right for you.

Express: Lash Fillers (£18)

For special occasions. A cluster of fine lashes applied to your own eyelashes in a treatment that lasts just 30 minutes. Express Lash Fillers will last up to 1 week.

Express: Individual Lash Extensions (£29)

Applied one by one to your natural lashes. Lasts up to 2 weeks. A perfect solution for anyone who wants professional lash extensions, but only wish to wear them for a short period of time. They also make the perfect introduction to Extend Lashes.

LVL (£45)

Length, volume and lift. Straightens your natural lashes at the root and tints them to give you the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. Lasts 6 - 8 weeks with low maintenance - only a lash conditioning serum is recommended. Luscious lashes without wearing mascara or lash extensions.

Extend (£55)

The ultimate lash treatment for fuller, thicker, longer lashes. Each lash is beautifully curled and tapered to imitate natural lashes. Treatment time is 90 minutes and lasts up to 8 weeks. Maintenance is required every 2 - 5 weeks to ensure the lashes retain their looks and to maintain the health and condition of the natural lash.

July

Get Ready For Summer!

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.

BODY POLISH

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!

EYELASH TREATMENTS

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.

SUMMER SKINCARE

Catiovital New Youth Sun Facial – deep cleanses, hydrates and prepares your skin for the sun, then repairs the skin after sun exposure.

june

Introducing Anna - Our New Beauty Therapist

Anna has been qualified as a beauty therapist for 20 years and so has a wealth of experience behind her. She is very passionate about the beauty industry and is committed to providing the best in professional treatments to the highest standard.

Anna will be offering clients the benefit of her vast knowledge and experience in giving excellent aftercare solutions to maintain and extend benefits of a salon treatment at home.

Anna is a warm and caring person with a bubbly personality - why not see for yourself. Bookings are being taken now!

Skin Care
MAY

Complete Skin Care Programme

You may have seen an article in The Sunday Times Style magazine last month, written by India Knight, reviewing the new Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix (available to buy in the salon). In case you missed it, you can read India's glowing review below!

APRIL

Complete Skin Care Programme

This month, as part of the launch of the new Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, we are sharing a complete skincare programme.

march

New Jessica Nails range

New for Spring, Jessica Nails "La Vie en Rose" - see the world through rose-coloured glasses! Each shade is soft, romantic and charming.

This latest collection presents a range of pretty pinks and nudes that lighten the mood, creating a sophisticated and understated set of healthy-looking nails.

Lavender Lush - an iridescent light lavender
Posh - a warm peach
Cheeky - an opaque light beige with a touch of pink
Pinkies Up - a dusty rose pink
Lavish - an opaque white with a hint of pink
Peony - a light coral

Pro-Collagen application steps

This March, find out how to apply each of the products included in our Elemis Pro-Collagen promotion gift set for the very best results!

Step 1
Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
Warm into the palms and then massage over the face, neck and décolleté with light circular massage movements. Moisten fingertips and continue to massage. Remove with a warm, damp cotton cleansing cloth.

Step 2
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30
Apply a pea size amount into the hands and warm together. Gently smooth over the face, neck and decollete

Step 3
Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask
Tear open and remove one hydra-gel mask from the backing sheet. Gently press the gel-mask sticky side down onto the under eye area. Remove the second mask from the backing sheet and place under the other eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes, remove and dispose.

Step 4
Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment
Dispense one to two drops onto the ring fingers and lightly pat around the eye contour.

February

Your Recipe for Glowing Skin from Elemis

As part of the launch of the latest superfood range, Elemis have shared a 4-stage skincare recipe to achieve healthy, glowing skin!

Step 1. Superfood Facial Wash

Start your Superfood Skincare System with this gel cleanser, packed with Supergreens and an active Pre-Biotic to help deeply nourish, revive and refresh the skin.

Key ingredients:
• Elemis’ Supergreen Complex: Wheatgrass Extract, Broccoli Seed Oil, Kale Extract, Nettle Extract, Avocado Oil, Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
• A natural Pre-Biotic
• Chia Seed Oil
• Mineral Complex: Zinc, Copper and Magnesium

Step 2. Superfood Facial Oil

Follow with this natural blend of 9 concentrated anti-oxidant rich and vitamin-packed oils, for a healthy, radiant glow.

Key Ingredients:
• Broccoli Seed Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Daikon Radish Oil, Rosehip Oil, Cucumber Oil, Macadamia Oil, Poppy Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Morning Step 3. Superfood Day Cream

Each morning, give skin a pep-start with this day cream that helps to protect support, hydrate, balance and smooth, with anti-oxidants, vitamins and an active Pre-Biotic.

Key Ingredients:
• ELEMIS’ Supergreen Complex: Matcha Tea, Broccoli Seed Oil, Cucumber Seed Oil, Green Mandarin, Goji Berry, Ginger Ferment and Daikon Radish Seed Oil
• A natural Pre-Biotic
• Lactobionic Acid

Night Step 3. Superfood Night Cream

Feed your skin overnight with a Supergrain complex and active Pre-Biotic, for an outdoor-fresh complexion upon waking.

Key Ingredients:
• ELEMIS’ Supergrain Complex Barley, Quinoa, Flax Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Black Seed Oil
• A natural Pre-Biotic
• Sweet Almond Milk

january

New Year, New Goals, Get Glowing!

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.

1. Cleanse

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.

2. Tone

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.

3. Exfoliate

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.

4. Mask

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!

december

Perfect Your Evening Routine

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.

Bathe
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.

Soothe
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.

Detoxify
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.

Skin Care
november

Prepare Your Skin for the Colder Weather

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.

Skin Care
OCTOBER

New: Jessica Nail Street Collection

Jessica Nails

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

Jessica Nails