BRING BACK YOUR GLOW
Bring Back Your Glow
When it comes to our skin, we're all after one thing; natural, effortless radiance. And it's your job to help your clients achieve it!
It goes without saying that regular facials work wonders for the complexion, but incorporating the right ingredients is key to creating lasting results. Lisa, part of MONU’s Sales and Training Team, says: “To give tired skin the wakeup call it needs it’s important to incorporate powerful actives into your treatment offering. Things like Vitamin C, AHA’s and Hyaluronic Acid not only refine skin tone, but they also strengthen the skins barrier and fight signs of ageing to maintain a natural glow."
Keep reading to find out more about these miracle ingredients and the treatments we think you should get behind.
Vitamin C is an incredibly simple addition to any skincare regime and crucial for revitalising the complexion. It tackles a variety of concerns, from premature ageing and pigmentation to increasing cell renewal; all of which help to restore the skins natural glow.
Where can you find it?
At MONU we love vitamin C, which is why we try to incorporate it into as many of our products and treatments as possible. The Pro Radiance Plus Facial, for instance, is one of our most luxury facials and ideal for treating dryness and dehydration. Incorporating the application of a Vitamin C Mask, enriched with powerful freeze-dried Collagen, this facial works to restore optimum moisture levels, improving hydration and brightening the face in no time.
For homecare, advise clients to try a Vitamin C based serum, like Brightening Boost. Due to its ability to penetrate the surface of the skin it delivers greater stimulation that helps to keep the complexion looking fresh by refining pigmentation, improving discolouration and blurring blemishes.
AHA's & BHA’s
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA’s) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA’s) are naturally derived exfoliants. They come in many forms, the most common being Glycolic Acid, derived from sugar cane, Citric Acid, derived from citrus fruits, and Lactic Acid, derived from milk. The most common BHA is Salicylic Acid, which comes from willow bark.
AHA’s accelerate the skins cell renewal process and promote the growth of new, fresh skin to eliminate dullness and restore a natural glow. They also increase circulation to alleviate the appearance of fine lines.
Where can you find it?
They might sound complex, but AHA’s and BHA’s can be found in a variety of professional treatments, including facial peels. Facial peels, like the Resurface and Peel Treatment, provide the skin with a deeper form of exfoliation that is ideal for anyone suffering with congestion, breakouts and uneven skin tone. At MONU, we use a powerful combination of Glycolic, Salicylic, Lactic and Citric acids to loosen stubborn dead skin cells, decongest pores and restore elasticity.
If you’re clients aren’t ready for facial peels, recommend incorporating the AHA Day and Night Treatment into their skincare regime. Combining our AHA Night Cream and Recovery Balm it smooths the skins micro-relief to reduce the appearance of fine lines whilst delivering a concentrated injection of moisture that rebalances hydration and refreshes skin tone.
Hyaluronic Acid helps keep the skin looking soft, supple and full of energy. Each molecule has the ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its weight in water, making it the perfect ingredient to rejuvenate dull, dehydrated skin.
Where can you find it?
As well as being an incredible form of hydration, Hyaluronic Acid is great for both protecting and energising the complexion, which is why we love it. Our Prescriptive Facial also incorporates a powerful Hyaluronic Acid based Gel Mask, which is combined with an essential oil of the clients’ choice. Working in tandem, the mask and oils help to calm, balance and uplift skin tone whilst reducing wrinkle depth and brightening the complexion.
Similarly, if you’re clients are looking for anti-ageing homecare that packs a punch, then point them in the direction of Instant Smoothing Serum. It’s a refreshingly natural alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures that forms a protective barrier on the skin that helps maintain optimum moisture levels and improve elasticity for an instantly more youthful appearance.
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