Skincare

At Facial Artistry we believe in radiant, healthy, glowing skin, and that everyone can achieve beautiful skin. We offer a range of treatments and products to address the major skin concerns of ageing, acne, pigmentation, redness and scarring.

In line with our ethos, the retail products available at Facial Artistry from manufacturers such as Ultraceuticals, ASAP and Jane Iredale have not been tested on animals and are free of harsh chemicals and parabens.

When it comes to skincare products, they are often divided into two categories: Cosmetic and Cosmeceutical. The main fundamental difference between the two is the ability of cosmeceutical products to penetrate the skin barrier which then allows the active ingredients to exert their biological function. Cosmetic products are not able to penetrate the skin and are available from departments stores and the supermarket. Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products with biologically active ingredients to help penetrate the skin. They can signal your cell to help skin function at its best. Cosmeceuticals are usually only available from beauty and cosmetic clinics.

Site Images / UltraMD Group (medium)The start of any good skincare regimen begins with the right cleanser. Cleansers perfectly prepare and condition the skin for the application of treatment products. Have a look at the cleansers we have available:

asap cleanse and exfoliate

Ultraceuticals cleanse and exfoliate

Moisturisers can help strengthen the skin lipid barrier function and support the natural moisturisation factors of the skin for long-lasting hydration. The best secret to preventing premature ageing of the skin is UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. During the day, we always recommend wearing a moisturiser with UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. We have a range of products to choose from including 50+SPF moisturisers. So whether you work indoors all day or outside, there is no excuse for not protecting yourself against harmful rays and potential skin cancers. It is never too late to start and we can help you choose which moisturiser is right for you:

asap moisturise and protect

Ultraceuticals protect sunscreens

Active skincare ingredients are what is going to make a difference to your skin tone, texture and firmness. Vitamin A, C and B are essential to healthy functioning skin.

Vitamin A can help in the treatment of ageing skin, lines and wrinkles, pigmented skin, sun damaged skin, rosacea and acne.

Why use Vitamin A topically?

  • Aids in collagen production
  • Helps diminish the appearance of sun damage/pigmentation
  • Assist with skin tone and texture
  • Reduce signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Provide protection from free radical damage
  • Helps regulate sebum production
  • May help reduce appearance of redness including acne type skin
  • Helps skin function the best it can

Precautions

  • Topical Vitamin A should be avoided while conceiving, while pregnant or lactating.
  • Do not use if taking prescription acne medication, unless you have been prescribed by your doctor.
  • Always use a sunscreen while using a Vitamin A treatment

Vitamin C is an essential component of any skincare regime for anti-aging and environmental protection.

As we age there is a natural reduction in Vitamin C levels in the skin and an associated decrease in the production of collagen. Between 30-80 years of age, collagen depletes by 50%. With less collagen produced, the skin’s structural collagen fibres can become irregular, thinner and rigid. This is partly why ageing skin becomes thinnger, less elastic, less lustrous, lined and wrinkled.

Other key benefits of Pure Vitamin C are an improvement of the appearance of photo ageing, antioxidant protection, anti-inflammatory effects and strengthening of capillary walls. To be effective a Pure Vitamin C needs to contain a minimum of 15% L-ascorbic acid and is in a stable formula.

ASAP Skin Products / ASAP Essential 6 pack (medium)Why use Vitamin C topically?

  • Promotes collagen and elastin production
  • Strengthens and firms the skin
  • Improves the appearance of photoageing
  • Powerful antioxidant which helps protect the skin from free radicals
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Strengthens capillary walls

Why do you need to put Vitamin C on your skin if you already take Vitamin C orally?

The human body does not naturally produce Vitamin C. Topical application of Vitamin C results in much higher skin levels than oral ingestion by a factor of up to 40 fold. This is because when we ingest Vitamin C our active internal organs use it preferentially to the skin.

asap correct and prevent

Ultra MD list of products

Vitamin B3 / Niacinamide is suitable for all skin types and can help with acne, rosacea and sun-damaged skin.

Why use Vitamin B3 topically?

  • Helps suppress pigment by slowing melanin transfer
  • Helps regulate sebaceous flow
  • Encourages skin immunity and increases skin barrier function
  • Boosts naturally occurring moisture levels
  • Anti inflammatory properties

Come in and see our professional staff who can tailor a treatment plan or skincare regimen to suit your needs.

Call us on 02 6255 8988 to arrange a time for a skin assessment or feel free to come and visit us at our clinic in Manuka.