Month: June 2016

Superfood Focus – Kefir

Kefir is one of the lesser known and yet deliciously healthy superfoods. Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir ‘grains’ which are a kind of yeast or bacterial fermentation starter. It has its origins in the north Caucasus Mountains where bags of the milk drink were hung near a doorway so it would be knocked by anyone passing, helping to keep the milk and kefir grains well mixed.   Similar to yoghurt Kefir has a tart and refreshing flavour containing naturally occurring bacteria and yeast which combines symbiotically to give superior health benefits when consumed regularly. Kefir...

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Patchouli Oil – Aromatherapy Focus

Patchouli Oil – Aromatherapy Focus Patchouli oil is often associated with the flower power movement of the sixties Patchouli oil certainly has a unique and evocative aroma.   Patchouli oil is a close relative of mint, lavender and sage and a member of the Labiatae family. The name itself is said to be derived from the ancient Tamil words ‘patchai’ and ‘ella’ meaning ‘green leaf’. Although it’s roots are said to be in Southeast Asia it is now grown all over the world from China to Hawaii. The oil which is usually light yellow to brown, is extracted via...

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Constance Campion at the Annual FACE Conference 2016

Returning for it’s 14th year the annual FACE Conference 2016 is taking place from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June. The meeting with host a number of International speakers with a specialist interest in Medical Aesthetics. There is also the opportunity to learn from the founders of Medico Beauty, Constance Campion and Mr. Awwad Awwad   A pioneer in Medical Aesthetics, Constance shares her pearls of wisdom gathered from over twenty-six years of specialist clinical experience in aesthetic treatments at Plastic Surgery Associates, BUPA Cromwell Hospital, London. Since the late 1990s she has educated about Advanced Skin Health Restoration and...

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What is The Difference Between Women and Men’s Skin?

Some of The Differences Between Women and Men’s Skin are Clear! The difference between women and men’s skin is sometimes very obvious, such as a man’s ability to grow a beard. However, the main differences are a little more hidden. These differences in the skin also create differences in how men’s skin should be cared for not only at home but also in the treatment room. The first significant difference is in the general texture of men’s skin as it appears much rougher. Men’s skin is actually 25 percent thicker than women’s due to androgens such as testosterone. This...

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Transformation Tuesday – Adult Acne & Scarring

Introducing Michelle After many years of acne breakouts resulting in facial scarring Michelle’s confidence had been knocked. She had visited her doctors and tried several high street branded products to no avail. Luckily after some online research Michelle came across CosMedix products and treatments and the amazing feedback customers were giving them.  Michelle contacted her nearest CosMedix skin care expert Chloe at Saks West Bridgford who was on hand to discuss the best route forward. During the initial consultation Chloe could see that Michelle’s skin had been scarred by outbreaks of acne a common skin complaint especially amongst women,...

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