M A Y – A – T I M E – O F – R E N E W A L – & – N E W – L I F E
The first month of Summer is officially here and don’t we have some treats in store for you!
Even if you are not jetting off on vacation just yet, there’s no better way to get in the Summer mood than to spend a few hours getting primed and preened – you will leave feeling like an absolute superstar!
Get ready to hit the beach with our special beach prep treatments!
Melanoma Monday (May 7, 2018)
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, and rates continue to rise. At least 100,000 new cases are now diagnosed each year, and the disease kills over 2,500 people each year in the UK – that’s seven people every day. Whilst we are getting better at understanding how skin cancer works, we still have a long way to go. On average, someone who dies from skin cancer typically loses 20 years of their life, and rates of malignant melanoma are rising faster than any other type of common cancer. There are three types of skin cancer: malignant melanom , squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) . You can read more about the types of skin cancer below: Malignant Melanoma Squamous Cell Carcinoma Basal Cell Carcinoma UV exposure is the main preventable cause of skin cancer.
We thought you should get to know a little more about our team at Nicol’s Beautique, so here are a few fun facts this month about Gigi our Therapist.
Birthday month July
Ideal holiday place Taiwan
Favourite takeaway Fish & Chips
Celebrity date Christian Bale
Favourite animal Rabit
Star sign Cancer
Favourite season Summer
P R O D U C T – & – T I P – O F – T H E – M O N T H
Skincare Tip: Sun Protection Q&A With Éminence Company President Boldijarre Koronczay
With summer season approaching. How can we keep our skin safe in the summer sun? To answer that question, we turned to the expert – company President and Master Esthetician Boldijarre Koronczay. We tapped into his enormous base of knowledge for the answers on what sunscreens to use and what effect they have on our skin:
1. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF UV RAYS?
Everyone on earth should be using sun protection – if you’re outside, you need to be protected! The sun has several different types of rays but the rays that cause us most concern are the UVA and UVB rays
UVA rays are the #1 cause of ageing. They destroy collagen, contribute to a lack of elasticity and tone and cause thicker looking skin – what I call “alligator skin”.
UVB rays cause redness, burning and contribute to the development of skin cancer. UVB rays lead to inflammation that triggers ageing and free radicals that destroy collagen. It also causes a release of pigment which may turn into a tan but may also lead to hyperpigmentation in the future.
UVC rays are the deadliest of all UV rays and have been linked to causing cancer. In theory, the Earth’s atmosphere protects us from most of these rays but with the thinning ozone layer, they are a growing concern.
2. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS?
I look at chemical sunscreens like the neutralizer for hair colour. The neutralizer reacts with the hair colour to stop the process from damaging your hair. Chemical sunscreens act like a neutralizer, absorbing into your skin and absorbing UV rays, rendering them harmless.
Physical sunscreens with zinc, on the other hand, physically block UV rays, and they also reflect the light. Zinc acts like a mirror – when you apply zinc to your face, it turns your face into something like a disco ball. The physical sunblock becomes like a layer of tiny, tiny mirrors on top of your skin, and they reflect and bounce harmful rays away from your skin. Also, physical sunscreens start working right away – compared to chemical sunscreens which need 15 minutes to absorb. Finally, physical sunscreens can protect for longer than chemical sunscreens which can become unstable and ineffective.
3. WHAT IS BETTER, A STAND-ALONE SUNSCREEN OR A MOISTURISER WHICH CONTAINS SUNSCREEN?
I think you can have your cake and eat it too! It’s really up to your personal preference because there are some fantastic day creams that contain SPF and are a good two for one option. A few of my favourites are our Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32 which is a daily moisturiser for normal to dry skin types and the Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 30 – this one’s an ultra-light moisturiser that contains our Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex. It can also be good to use your dedicated day cream with a sunscreen on top. So if you want to look at shampoos as an example – there are some great two in one shampoo/conditioners, but some people also get great results with separate shampoos and conditioners. Really, it’s all up to your own preference.
What Éminence products are in your sun protection?
Discover our custom selection of sun protection skin care products and experience them at Nicol’s Beautique.
Product Tip: SUN PROTECTION
Protect skin from the visible signs of premature ageing. Shield yourself from harmful UV rays with natural SPF protection.
Unprotected sun exposure is the most ageing condition for our skin. Eminence has a range of products for face and body, to protect your skin whilst still delivering nutrient-rich ingredients to calm, hydrate, soothe.
Our healing, organic ingredients will help promote soft, supple skin.
WHAT IS IT :
Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF32
Natural SPF protection for all skin types.
Use this tropical daily moisturiser and UV blocker to treat your sun-kissed skin. Infused with zinc, this cream uses hydrating shea butter and the fragrant aroma of vanilla to care for your skin with the defences of natural SPF.
- Shea Butter: moisturiser and emollient
- Zinc Oxide: provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
- Vanilla: soothing and moisturising
Ethylhexl Methoxycinnamate: a clear liquid compound that absorbs UVB light.
Bright Skin Moisturiser SPF30
Pigment lightening moisturiser for normal and combination skin types.
Protect your skin while brightening with stone crop, bearberry, GigaWhite™ and a Natural Hydroquinone Alternative. Lighten the appearance of dark spots while protecting against future damage with the built-in broad spectrum SPF.
- GigaWhite™: antioxidant; a powerful blend to restore luminosity to the skin
- Licorice Root: antioxidant: soothing
- Natural Hydroquinone Alternative : a natural brightening agent made with African potato and tara tree for a smooth, radiant complexion..
Redcurrant Protective Moisturiser SPF30
An ultra-light age preventative SPF Moisturiser for normal to combination skin types.An ultra-light replenishing moisturiser with SPF30 featuring Eminence’s exclusive Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex; this moisturiser hydrates, invigorates and promotes the look of elasticity. Experience a refreshingly cool sensation from sustained release tea tree oil which helps reduce the signs of breakouts.
- Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex: protective complex high in antioxidants from red currant, elderflower and magnolia bark; protects skin against the abuse of elements, hydrates, invigorates and promotes the look of elasticity.
- Redcurrant: good source of Vitamin C to reduce the appearance of signs of aging, antioxidant.
- Elderflower: high in antioxidant capacity.
- Magnolia Bark: soothes and calms skin.
- Microencapsulated Tea Tree Oil: sustained release of tea tree oil to reduce the signs of breakouts.
- Zinc Oxide: provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.