Dubbed the ultimate #FiveStarFacial, our 3D HydrO2 facial is a firm favourite with celebrities and is regularly featured in the national press. The seven technologies guarantee a complete, prescriptive approach to all your needs, providing extraordinary results that'll keep you coming back for more!
7 Technologies in ONE facial
The Hydro Peel treatment uses a combination of three solutions.
The AHA solution contains lactic acid and glycolic acid to dissolve keratin and smooths the skin’s texture while deep cleansing the pores.
The BHA solution contains salicylic acid to remove comedones, sebum and cleanse inner pores which is perfect for managing congestion and bacteria.
The final solution contains galactomyces ferment filtrate, hyaluronic acid and acetyl hexapeptide 8 to offer deep hydration and nourishment, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and provide elasticity and brightening to the skin.
The Exfoliation technology allows oxygen to be drawn into the skin.
A vibration cleanser is used with a capsule that has an exfoliating effect on the skin, containing sodium bicarbonate and citric acid.
When the capsule is combined with the glycerol-based gel it will create an effervescent effect.
CO2 is produced during this reaction, inducing a release of oxygen from increase red blood cells.
When oxygen is naturally released to the skin from inside of the body, it results in true oxygenation and is far more effective than external oxygenation.This effect on the skin is known as the ‘Bohr Effect’.
A lack of oxygen slows down cell metabolism, ages the cell prematurely, reduces skin firmness and gives a pale ashen complexion.
The Oxygenation spray creates a Venturi effect which, by breaking down the molecules within the product, encourages maximum absorption allowing intense skin hydration.
Applying oxygen to the skin using this method helps to increase cell metabolism and improve these concerns. Some bacteria are not able to live in oxygen, so applying oxygen to the skin will give this anti-bacterial effect, having a positive effect on congestion.
The Electro-ion technology is used for skin lifting and uses electroporation which increases the absorbency of the cell for product penetration.
Ultrasound vibrations momentarily create spaces in the outer layers of the skin.
By disrupting this barrier, it allows greater absorption of the applied product.
Using iontophoresis and anti-gravity actions, this handpiece penetrates our Time Defence and brightening serums deeper into the skin’s sub surface but also gives a slight muscle contraction and lifting effect.
This, in turn, revitalises and ‘wakes up’ dull and lifeless skin.
Tri-polar radio-frequency delivers the energy specifically into the dermis creating heat, increasing the temperature in the dermis to a constant 40-42°c.
Fibroblasts are the connective tissue cells that produce collagen and elastin.
By heating the dermis, this causes an immediate contraction of the existing mature collagen cells, in turn stimulating fibroblast action.
This results in the production of new collagen, an increase in the diameter of the collagen and the spaces between the fibres are visibly reduced under the microscope increasing the density of the dermal layer, giving a skin tightening effect.
The Ultrasound technology is used for product infusion.
The Ultrasound used in cosmetic applications has Thermal and Biochemical effects.
Its Thermal action has a stimulating effect on the blood flow and activates cell metabolism.
The Biochemical effects trigger a micro-massage in the tissue, which influences the fibroblasts and stimulates the formation of new collagen.
The frequency of the ultrasound allows more active ingredients to penetrate the skin’s barrier.
Fire & Ice
The Fire and Ice plate is a dual modality handpiece that produces a maximum of 42°c warming and a minimum of 5°c ice cooling.
By repeatedly bringing the skin to a temp of 42°c this helps to create heat-shock proteins.
These are the proteins that are produced by cells in response to exposure to stressful conditions. They help to repair the skin and strengthen the skins elasticity. 42°c helps to dilate the pores for deep cleansing.
The 5°c instantly tightens the pores, decreases the surface blood supply giving an instant brightening and tightening effect on the skin and also ‘locks in’ moisture.