We hope to be able to reopen on 12 April

NHS Staff Discount

Timeless Allure is delighted to offer a 15% discount off of treatments for NHS staff.

In association with the Health Staff Discounts organisation.

Posted by Colin Cooper in Promotions and Special Offers

A Professional Quality Facial in the comfort of your own home

Treat yourself to a Professional Quality Facial in the comfort of your own home. Our ‘Facial in a Box’ kits are the perfect solution when you can’t get into see us, whatever the reason. Now you can indulge yourself, and give your skin the care it needs, without leaving home!

They contain the same quality branded products used in our in-clinic treatments and so are the perfect opportunity for you to experience the difference they can make to your skin.

They also make the perfect gift for anyone wanting beautiful healthy skin!

Our Facial in a Box kits contains everything you need to perform a professional facial treatment in the comfort of your own home….just add water and a soft towel or tissue!

Timeless Allure’s Signature Facial in a Box

Cosmeceutical skincare personally selected, for you, by us. Cutting edge dermatologically developed, results driven products by CosMedix and Clinicare.

This kit is also a perfect start for anyone who wishes to introduce CosMedix Skincare to their everyday routine.

Choose from either

Age Define Kit: Suitable for all skin types
or
Problem Skin Kit: Suitable for those with oily or acne-prone skin

Signature Facial in a Box Kit Contents

  • CosMedix Purity Solution Pre-cleanser
  • CosMedix cleanser (appropriate to kit selected)
  • Clinicare Enzyme Peel
  • Clinicare Facial Sheet Mask (with Hyaluronic Acid)
  • CosMedix Affirm Antioxidant Serum
  • CosMedix Serum 16 resurfacing product (contains retinol)
  • CosMedix Humidify Deep Moisture Cream
  • CosMedix Illuminate and Lift Neck & Decollete Treatment
  • Organza bag containing
    • 1 x Disposable Wash Cloth
    • 1 x Disposable Mop Cap
    • 2 x Cotton Pads
    • 1 x Cotton Tipped Applicator
    • 1 x Spatula
  •  Printed step by step instructions on how to carry out the facial so that you get the best possible result!
Signature Box Contents

NOTE: Please note the kit contains Single Use Sizes for 1 Facial Treatment it does not contain full size products.

ALLERGIES: If you have any allergies please contact us prior to buying this product


Timeless Allure’s Essential Facial in a Box

Turn your home into a spa session of self-care and indulgence with an expertly, packed and picked step-by-step facial using quality aromatherapy and clinical skincare products.

This kit is also a perfect start for anyone who wishes to introduce Eve Taylor Botanical Skincare to their everyday routine.

Botanical, aromatherapy skincare personally selected, for you, by us.

Choose from either:

Age Define Kit: Suitable for all skin types
or
Problem Skin Kit: Suitable for those with oily or acne-prone skin

Essential Facial in a Box Kit Contents

  • Eve Taylor Clear Cleanse Pre-cleanser
  • Eve Taylor Cleanser (appropriate to kit selected)
  • Eve Taylor Micro-fine Daily Exfoliant
  • Clinicare Facial Sheet Mask (appropriate to kit selected)
  • Eve Taylor Hydrating Serum
  • Eve Taylor Moisturising Cream (appropriate to kit selected)
  • Tea Light
  • Organza bag containing
    • 1 x Disposable Wash Cloth
    • 1 x Disposable Mop Cap
    • 2 x Cotton Pads
    • 1 x Cotton Tipped Applicator
    • 1 x Spatula   
  • Printed step by step instructions on how to carry out the facial so that you get the best possible result!

NOTE – Please note the kit contains Single Use Sizes for 1 Facial Treatment it does not contain full size products.

ALLERGIES: Eve Taylor products contain high quality essential oils which do not suit all skins. If you have any allergies please contact us prior to buying this product

Posted by Colin Cooper in Promotions and Special Offers

Reopening Wed 2/Dec

After a LOT of confusion about when we could actually start carrying out treatments again, it’s now been confirmed that we can open a day earlier than expected, YAY!!! 😍

So, we’ll be taking bookings for Wednesday 2nd December onwards.

Book soon

Pre-Christmas appointments disappear VERY quickly so contact us as soon as possible so you’re not disappointed!

Message us or use WhatsApp Business for the quickest response.

Posted by Colin Cooper

Science, not Magic…

Aesthetic Treatments & Scientifically Developed Products
for Real Results….

Aesthetic Treatments & Scientifically Developed Products

for Real Results….

Posted by Anne Stewart
Whatever happened to Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise???

Whatever happened to Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise???

Are you confused about what products to use to keep your skin healthy and looking its best?

Skincare is now bigger business than ever before, and research has led to a mass of new serums and other products that we are told we absolutely ‘must have’.

Back in the day we were told to decide whether we had dry, oily or combination skin and then encouraged to cleanse, tone and moisturise using products designed for our ‘skin type’. But the increasing influence of skin science has shone a light on the need to maintain the skin’s natural barrier function for skin health. This dermatological research has led to the development of results driven skincare products that focus on skin maintenance at a cellular level. These cosmetic products that have medically proven therapeutic benefits – so called ‘Cosmeceuticals’ – are generally not available to buy over the counter as they often contain percentages of active ingredients that require professional advice about usage, to both get optimum results and avoid adverse effects.

Everyday Essentials for healthy skin

Below is a list of essential ingredients for your basic skincare regime. There could be other products if you have a particular concern, if for example you are worried about redness or undereye dark circles, but this list includes everything we all need to keep our skin healthy and looking good.

So, do we really need them ALL?

Seems to be a lot? Remember ingredients can be combined, so if time is a concern look for products with multiple ingredients – cleansers with hydroxy acids for example.

Do they actually work?

Look for quality cosmeceutical products with pure ingredients that are formulated to actually penetrate the skin’s natural defensive barrier – research estimates that up to 75% of over the counter products do not contain actives in a form that can enter the skin. Active ingredients need to be either encapsulated in oils so that the skin absorbs them or have their molecular structure altered so that they are physically small enough to pass through. Additionally, they should be chirally correct and so in a chemical form that will allows them to bond with receptors on the skin cells.

  1. Suitable cleanser – free of foaming agents, parabens, emulsions and designed for your basic skin type. Cleansers should remove dirt and debris from the skin’s surface without disturbing or stripping away the natural oil and moisture film that acts as a barrier to protect against it against irritants and pathogens
  2. AHA/BHA exfoliants – many good quality modern cleansers now include mild hydroxy acids. These have gentle exfoliating and humectant effects that support the skin’s natural barrier function whilst encouraging natural cellular renewal. Where this isn’t the case, regular exfoliation using a mild enzyme peel will help keep dead skin build up at bay without the harsh effects of many physical scrubs.
  3. Antioxidants – our bodies naturally produce anti-oxidants, but modern life means that they are frequently overwhelmed by free radicals from UV exposure, pollution, stress and lifestyle choices. Free radical damage is a leading cause of poor skin health and non-age-related changes to the skin’s appearance, which means topical antioxidant products are a vital ingredient in any skincare regime. Topical Vitamin C is a go to antioxidant choice because it provides multiple benefits – it is essential for the production of Collagen and significantly increases the effectiveness of solar protection products, as well as fighting free radical damage.
    Vitamin E is also a superb antioxidant. It protects against damage by strengthening skin cell membranes. Recent research also suggests that it is has the power to prevent the production of skin cancer cells.
  4. Hyaluronic Acid – this is the skin’s natural moisture retention ingredient. Its molecular structure allows it to work like a sponge, retaining water in the deeper skin tissue to provide it with volume.
    Water is essential for healthy skin. It not only provides youthful volume, but is necessary for all effective cellular function, and so the first sign of dehydration as the natural exfoliation process slows is dull lifeless skin.
    Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid has a naturally large molecular structure, and many products containing this superstar ingredient will not work as it will not be able to actually penetrate the skin. When looking for a suitable product, check that the formulation states it is low weight, otherwise it will simply sit on the surface doing nothing, or worse potentially drawing moisture out of your skin!
  5. Retinol – this is a form of vitamin A, which is required for efficient skin cell functioning and renewal. Despite its association with the rejuvenation of older skin, it is actually suitable for almost all skin types. It has a regulating effect on sebum production and so can have a remarkable effect on acne prone skin. However, it can be irritating if introduced too quickly, especially if your skin’s natural protective barrier isn’t operating at full strength. So, it is important to choose wisely to ensure that you select a form that will complement your own skin.
  6. Broad-spectrum solar protection – absolute minimum SPF30! Sun exposure is the leading cause of early skin ageing.
    Most of us know that we should protect our skin to prevent it burning when out in strong sunlight. However, fewer realise about the damaging effects of UVA radiation, which is not limited to periods of intense ‘summer’ sun, and provides a daily threat to our skin’s health regardless of the temperature. UVA rays penetrate more deeply than the UVB rays associated with sunburn, and cause structural damage to the underlying dermal tissue that is the source of support to the skin’s surface.
    This can result in premature lines and wrinkles as well as giving the skin a coarse leathery texture. More worryingly, research suggests that UV exposure can alter a gene that suppresses tumour development.
    In short, it is essential for all exposed skin to be protected by the daily application of a broad-spectrum solar protection product i.e. one that has filters for both UVA and UVB with a minimum SPF 30

Looking for a bargain??

Whilst it might be tempting to opt for a ‘bargain’, please remember that you generally ‘get what you pay for’, and good quality products are generally not cheap. What might look like good value will only be worth it if it actually works! Medically researched products can sometimes seem more expensive than others, but nearly always outperform anything available to buy over the counter. Generally, only minimal application is needed and so on balance they really are an investment.

Remember you will be seeing the results every time you look in the mirror and so quality is worth paying for!

Still confused?

Please contact us, skin science is what we do and love!

We will be happy to help or advise on how to get healthy skin that you’ll simply love to be seen in!

Posted by Anne Stewart
Choosing your therapist wisely

Choosing your therapist wisely

I thought I would write a quick post to talk to you about minimally invasive aesthetic treatments – these include microneedling, plasma and various types of peels.

They are truly amazing treatments, that if carried out correctly have the ability to completely transform your skin. They work by encouraging the body’s own natural healing power; shrinking excess skin and creating new collagen, so that lines and wrinkles get smoothed out. In addition, they can be used to control acne, fade pigmentation stains and improve redness!!

Regulation?

But, to get these results your therapist has to be trained in skin health, and use suitable professional products and equipment. Sadly, the aesthetics industry is not regulated, and myself and my fellow professionals see, on a regular basis, hundreds of examples of appalling work carried out using cheap devices and poor-quality products.

Quality

So, before you opt for a treatment based purely on cost, know this:

  • good quality training is not cheap,
  • good quality devices are not cheap
  • and good quality products are not cheap.

Believe it or not, anyone can buy a cheap microneedling or plasma pen from Amazon or Ebay and advertise for clients, and research suggests that 80% of devices currently used by individuals for aesthetic procedures are not CE approved. These devices can seriously damage the skin causing permanent scarring.

It is equally easy for unqualified and unregistered individuals to buy poor quality peeling products online. These can have banned ingredients which are known to be carcinogenic, or have formulas that are unbalanced that can create more problems than they solve. Conversely, some that appear to be extremely strong, can in reality be completely ineffective.

Please, for the sake of your skin’s health, research carefully, and select a therapist who is competent and uses a quality device that is CE approved. Professional products and devices are developed and marketed through medical and scientific organisations, and these will only sell to individuals who can provide evidence of their training and insurance.

A professional well -trained therapist will do the following:

  • Carry out a thorough consultation to ensure that your skin is suitable for the treatment that you are interested in
  • Be happy to answer any questions that you have about the treatment, their training, and the device(s) they use
  • Will not push you into a quick, unconsidered decision about a treatment
  • Advise about suitable pre and post treatment products that you will need to ensure that you get the best possible result from your treatment
  • Provide thorough aftercare instructions for you to follow to prevent adverse reactions like pigmentation or infection occurring.
  • Carefully monitor your progress post-treatment

Whilst it might be tempting to opt for a ‘bargain’, please remember that you will be seeing the work every time you look in the mirror and so quality is worth paying for!

Posted by Anne Stewart
Who are we here for?

Who are we here for?

We’re here for people who want to see an expert about skin issues.

For example:
★ACNE, Rosacea,
★WRINKLES, crows feet, stretch marks, or scars
★PIGMENTATION problems
★BROKEN capillaries, enlarged PORES
★LOOSE skin from weight loss or pregnancy
★blemishes of most sorts (now largely unavailable on the NHS)
★other more traditional treatments (ask us if you want a list)

Basically skin looking less than its best…

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, then you might consider a consultation with Anne, our highly-qualified Aesthetician.

Posted by Colin Cooper
Great results for wrinkles and sun damage

Great results for wrinkles and sun damage

“Really impressive results” — her words not ours!

Bespoke treatment to resolve signs of ageing and sun damage.

Contact Anne at Timeless Allure if this interests you.

Posted by Anne Stewart in Results
Fantastic Acne results

Fantastic Acne results

Incredible results from a bespoke acne treatment for this lady!

We’re very pleased… And so is she.

This is after a course of four metabolic peels, LED therapy, and supporting homecare regime (including Retinol and AHA cleansers).

A lot of the credit goes to the client herself – she wanted results and followed our advice carefully.

It all starts with a consultation.

Posted by Colin Cooper