Summer Skin

Atlanta organic facial

From heat to humidity and all that extra time in the sun, summer presents unique skin care challenges. Here are three simple reminders to help you put your best face forward.

1)    SUNSCREEN

Seriously, we can’t say this enough: Always wear sunscreen. The number one, go-to beauty and wellness weapon is sunscreen. Be sure to wear at least SPF 30 on your face and body. When in doubt, reapply and while you’re at it, grab yourself an adorable sunhat. Luckily, sunscreen has come a long way. Gone are the days of battling with sticky, white paste.  Our favorite brand, COOLA smells yummy, goes on easy and best of all is 70% + certified organic.

2)    HYDRATE

Hydration is key to good health, and bonus: great skin. Higher temps and more time outside make it easier to dehydrate. During the summer, you should be upping your normal eight 8-ounce glasses of water to about ten to twelve glasses a day.

3)    MINIMIZE

Consider a pared-down makeup routine for the warmer months. Not only does it give you that fresh-faced summer vibe, but it lets your skin breathe and helps keep your pores from clogging.

And, drumroll, please… we have recently added a must-have summer treatment to our facial menu:

Intraceuticals Rejuvenate + Antioxidant Booster:

This oxygen treatment addresses visible puffiness and dark circles around the eye area, making it perfect for tired or travel-weary skin. Revitalizes and balances dull, stressed skin with exceptionally powerful natural antioxidants sourced from the Australian Rainforest. Clarifies and refines the appearance of skin prone to blemishes, visible pores, sun damage, uneven texture or deep wrinkles. Book this one for after your next beach trip!

45-55 minutes…..$170We are offering this service at 20% off when you book online!

the oxygen facial deconstructed: rejuvenate daily serum

The magic of the Intraceuticals oxygen facial continues to woo us with the way that it immediately encourages more naturally hydrated and luminous skin. Because of this, we found it only right to dig in to what makes the treatment just so special – starting with the rejuvenate serum. The serum is, of course, a vital part of treatment, but it can also stand alone as a daily serum – even making the time in between facials that much more awesome. By delivering anti-aging ingredients such as vitamins A, C and E, green tea, panthenol (a provitamin of B5), squalane (a natural moisturizer) and a hyaluronic complex (sent from the tissue repair gods), the serum lifts, tones and hydrates. In turn, both skin's texture and vitality is improved in a poof. Because of these results, the rejuvenate serum is recommended to well, everyone – especially those battling dryness or those pesky fine lines and wrinkles.

We suggest applying the serum to face and neck at night as well as in the morning as it creates the ideal canvas for makeup application. So, whether of not you've experienced the coveted oxygen facial first hand, the rejuvenate serum stands proudly on it's own.

give thanks for great skin (our new favorite treatment)

We’re so excited to introduce you to Intraceuticals, our new line and oxygen facial. Often referred to as a “magic beauty machine”, the Intraceuticals oxygen machine and serums encourage natural, hydrated and luminous skin. Ready? The Aussie brand was pulled out from down under by Madonna’s go-to makeup artist Gina Brooke, so it’s no surprise that it’s a Hollywood favorite (and best kept secret - until now). Celebrities such as Molly Sims, Kim Kardashian and Rachel Zoe claim they can’t live without it. Not to mention Justin Timberlake’s honest testimonial, “It makes my skin look dope”. We’re just glad it’s not so under the radar anymore.

Why is the treatment just so coveted, though? Intraceuticals provides a new kind of oxygen treatment. First off, a techy machine uses oxygen under pressure to deliver a cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants into the skin, resulting in instant hydration, volume, firmness and a noticeable lift. Relaxing and beneficial even solo, the treatment is followed by the homecare application of the brand's three-step hyaluronic moisturizing system – revive, replenish, and protect. In the session, the products are layered to provide perfect hydrodynamics, resulting in deep and ongoing delivery of hydration as well as those ingredient perks.

We’re also offering rejuvenate with atoxelene or “no-tox botox”, so go ahead and get a jump on saying goodbye to those fine lines and wrinkles. Atoxelene uses a natural amino peptide to reduce wrinkle depth without the need for injections. Atoxelene is offered as a standalone or add-on to the Rejuvenate treatment.

Oxygen on its own has endless healing properties and Intraceuticals just bumps that up a notch. While it targets aging and dehydrated skin, it benefits every skin type and we’re especially smitten with its speedy results (more defined face contours right off the table, anyone?) Head over to our website for pricing information as well as to talk with our estheticians about the best options for your skin.

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