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Vitamin C Facts and top tips!

Due to the fact we lose 1% collagen every year from when we turn 21 (depressing I know!) To stimulate new collagen (the key to making the skin look young) we require some outside help. L-ascorbic acid (the most potent form of vitamin C) is essential for collagen synthesis (making new collagen.) Something the body… Read more

All your Vitamin C questions, answered!

What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant ingredient that is commonly used within cosmeceutical, professional strength skin care products to protect, brighten and improve skin tone. What does Vitamin C do? L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage caused by the sun and pollution.… Read more

Rachel’s Top Tips To Help With Winter Skin

With the skin already being under the day to day pressures of stress, lack of sleep, pollution, poor diet, alcohol, and the sun; the winter just adds to the stress our skin goes through every day. Lack of sunlight, freezing cold winds, icy rain, and severe temperature changes when going from outside to inside all… Read more

Why Should I Have a Skin Peel?

Chemical peels are one of my most favorite facial treatments, especially when combined with light therapy! They sound pretty scary though right? Well, you needn’t be scared, in fact, they are amazing. I’ve written below the most commonly asked questions and hopefully, I can banish the fear about peels… How does a peel work? Chemical… Read more

Why is sunscreen so important?

Have you ever wondered what the best anti-ageing skin care product is? We focus so much time and money on the latest serums and moisturisers to regenerate new skin, but if you’re not using skin protection on top – what’s the point of renewing your skin just to damage it again? The most essential and… Read more

Understanding Retinol Part 2

When should I not use retinol in my products? During the day. Retinol is only for nighttime use it is extremely important to only use retinol at night, this also applies if you are going on a sunny holiday. Stop using your retinol products two weeks before sun exposure and during your trip. Retinol can… Read more

Understanding Retinol Part 1

What is retinol? Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that is commonly used as an ingredient within cosmeceutical, professional strength skincare products to transform the skin. What skin types should use Retinol? Depending on the product’s strength of retinol, it can be used successfully on most skin types. An extremely impaired or sensitive skin… Read more

How Do I Cleanse My Skin Properly?

By speaking with my clients over the years I have discovered that not many people know how to cleanse their skin properly. People think this is the least important step; the truth is it’s one of the most important and quite often the cheapest step in your regime! If you do not cleanse properly then… Read more

Our Top Tips For The Best Spray Tan

We all know how badly fake tanning can go, I’m afraid I have had some experience in this area many years ago before becoming a beauty therapist – Ross from Friends springs to mind! So when you make the brave decision to trust a therapist to give you a tan, here are my top tips… Read more

Featured: The Holy Grail of Anti-Ageing

A SKIN Lounge featured review in the Essential Richmond Magazine on 2nd of November 2016 Effective anti-ageing treatments have long been coveted by the beauty industry, but Rachel Huskinson of Richmond Hill’s Skin Lounge believes that she has found the Holy Grail: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), a non-invasive lifting procedure that can smooth out… Read more