The Well, Clerkenwell London’s urban day spa Business Development Manager Rachael Collins, gives her top tips for helping your skin get through the colder weather.
The best Autumn skincare treatments
As the evenings get darker, the leaves turn orange and the wind brisker, our skin needs extra attention. The cold environment combined with central heating and wind sweeping the moisture from our face means our skin doesn’t get enough moisture.
In a dry environment, water is lost from the keratinocytes, or outer skin cells, leaving skin feeling sore and chapped. Rachael Collins, Business Development Manager at The Well, Clerkenwell London’s spa, suggests her top treatments and products for getting you through the chilly seasons.
Top 5 products:
Cosmedix Purity solution – Packed full of essential oils which emulsify your makeup without drying out your skin. Smells fantastic and is mainly made up of essential oils. Pure and powerful!
Circ-Cell ABO+ Blood serum – My go to serum for hydrating at all times. Circ-cells ABO+ serum has mastered the science behind oxygenating your skin. This serum is believed to be more oxygenating than red blood cells, say goodbye to dehydration.
Cosmedix CPR antioxidant – I have fair Irish skin so I am prone to mild rosacea in my cheeks. CPR is packed full of juicy antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to inhibit any redness with instant effects.
Eminence Bright Skin Liquorice Root Booster serum – This wonderful organic serum keeps all my pigmentation at bay during those summer months. I like to maintain an even complexion and thanks to this beauty booster I don’t have to do any work!
Actinica sunscreen – The best sunscreen on the market by far. With its advanced liposomal technology no harmful rays will penetrate through to your skin.
Top five treatments:
LED light facial – a completely non-invasive treatment, the LED light facial involves lying under a panel of bright, LED lights. Different colours and strengths of light, uses different wavelengths penetrating different layers of the skin to treat different ailments and problem areas, from acne to rosacea and fine lines.
Benefit skin perfector – This is on our treatment menu at The Well. It’s a peel made up of L-ascorbic acid, papain, orange extract, salicylic acid and vitamin A. It’s a gentle treatment that resurfaces, corrects and protects with fruit enzymes and vitamins A and C and is the perfect treatment series for hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
Circ-Cell Collagen Build facial – Circ-Cell combine technology and science, with carefully selected ingredients, avoiding fragrances, dyes and chemicals, to create products to inspire a sense of wellbeing, whilst leaving a beautiful finish on the skin. Their Collagen Build facial, uses deep tissue manipulation and lymphatic massage techniques to stimulate natural collagen production.
Microplus+ – Microplus is Microdermabrasion combined with a technology called Sonophoresis. The gentle vacuum system of Microbermabrasion removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores to give clients a younger, fresher complexion. Sonohoresis is a safe gentle treatment that uses ultrasonic warmth and motion energy to increase the depth and rate that active ingredients are absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin.
Microneedling – Microneedling is used to boost collagen, elastin, improve skin tone and texture, as well as break down surface pigment. The treatment involves a hand held dermaroller with small needles gently rolled over the surface of the skin which stimulates blood flow.