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Skincare at Effortless Aesthetics

At Effortless Aesthetics we use a range of different skincare brands and will recommend products depending on your individual requirements. Our most popular range of skincare is the Obagi Medical range. Obagi skincare originates in science and is backed by decades of clinical research leveraging cutting-edge technologies and pharma-grade ingredients that deliver transformative, visible results for all skin concerns, skin types, and skin tones.

Obagi Medical provides transformational skin care products formulated to minimise signs of skin aging, address dark spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and to protect and enhance skin tone and texture.

Obagi Medical Systems
To transform dull, sun-damaged skin, decrease pore size, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and treat mild to moderate acne, sallowness and mild pigmentation. The combination of treatment products within this range creates a four-phase treatment journey through the exfoliative and reparative cycles to create even toned, radiant, rejuvenated skin.

Targeted to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. A unique skincare range that stimulates collagen production and improves the skin’s elasticity. With the added benefits of caffeine, which acts as an antioxidant, the bi-mineral complex makes the eye area look fresh and rejuvenated.

The first vitamin C+ skin brightening combination skincare system. Ideal for those who are sensitive to more aggressive anti-ageing serums. The Obagi-C® System has the best results for those who have fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, mild melasma and is suitable for dry, oily and sensitive skin types. It specifically targets the signs of photoaging.

CLENZIderm M.D.®
CLENZIderm M.D.® is a unique results-based acne therapeutic system formulated to treat and prevent acne at its source. The three-product system is the only acne treatment system with a liquid form of the uniquely formulated Benzoyl Peroxide, delivering visibly clearer skin with real and sustainable results as early as two weeks into the treatment protocol.

Professional-C Serums
These serums offer the highest concentration of L-ascorbic acid and are said to deliver significantly better penetration into the epidermis and dermis than most vitamin C serums. Obagi professional C serums skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation, and promote healthy collagen production.

OBAGI360® System
OBAGI360® System is a brand-new skincare system created to help establish a great foundation for younger people. Designed specifically younger individuals who wish to preserve the natural beauty and youth of their skin. Obagi 360 is a proactive daily skincare system that helps to improve dull, uneven skin tone and protect against future damage.

Do You Need a Prescription For Obagi Products?
For some Obagi products, the answer is, yes.  Some Obagi skincare products include a prescription skin lightening agent which is only available through a medical professional. This is the same with a very strong Retinol cream. It is also highly recommended that you only purchase your Obagi products through us to ensure that what you are getting is genuine and safe for use.

Another reason why Obagi products are only for prescription use is due to the fact that it can be very easy to misdiagnose skincare issues. A skincare assessment is highly recommended so that your skin can be treated accurately and effectively.

How Long Does It Take To See Results From Obagi?
While results can vary depending on how your skin reacts to the treatment, there is a high percentage of regular Obagi users that claim that the Obagi transformation systems have significantly improved the way their skin looks. However, if you don’t see an improvement after 12 weeks of regular use, it is recommended that you seek further consultation from us.

There are testimonials from Obagi users from as early as 2 weeks of use which state that they can see improvements in their skin. Such improvements followed the use of the Obagi Nu-Derm System which was referenced as fading melasma and “tough spots”. Some even stated that they were sceptical about using Obagi at first for fear that it might be just another hyped up product, only to see life changing results after regular use.

Can Obagi Damage Your Skin?
This question is frequently asked because of Obagi’s medical grade strength. While the use of this ingredient is generally safe for all skin types, some people who have dry and sensitive skin may react to certain percentages of this ingredient. This is why we recommend a skin care consultation before using any Obagi product that has active ingredients.

Obagi medical Skin lightening agents will not directly harm your skin, but not protecting your skin while you’re using this product might cause damage. Sun exposure can also reverse the effects of your treatment and possibly render the treatment useless.

However, for the most part when used as prescribed, it is considered safe to use and there is no scientific and clinical evidence that points to it being harmful.

Even though Obagi aims to simplify skincare by creating transformative systems, it is still easy for some to get confused by which products within the extensive range they should use.Here are a couple of the best and most-loved Obagi products. Below we also identify what the difference between

  1. Obagi Professional C Serum(10%, 15%, and 20%): if you are experiencing premature signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, this serum can help your skin look more youthful and glowing. It has a 10%, 15%, and 20% L-ascorbic acid concentration that penetrates down to the deeper layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production. Whilst its very simple to use, it provides outstanding results with regular usage.
  2. Obagi Hydrate: this lightweight facial moisturiser can be used on all skin types. It’s not your average moisturiser because it also helps combat the signs of skin ageing whilst nourishing on a deeper level. It is non-irritating; non-sensitising and it has an allergy-tested formula that provides intense hydration. It’s also a best-seller because it is very easy to incorporate into your existing skincare routine. It offers a no fuss and a stand-alone product that you can use with other Obagi transformation systems without causing any ingredient reactions.
  3. Obagi Hydrate Luxe: this product is another best-selling moisturiser from Obagi that is specifically engineered for overnight and extra-strength moisturisation. It is richer and balmier than the Obagi Hydrate and is considered a luxurious face cream that leaves your skin feeling supple and firm because of its natural ingredients like shea butter, mango butter, and avocado. It has a key ingredient called Hydromanil that provides immediate moisture but gradual moisture delivery by retaining water in the layers of your skin for up to 8 hours.
  4. Obagi Matte Sun Shield SPF 50: your skincare isn’t complete if you don’t have a strong and reliable sunscreen incorporated into your routine. If there’s anything that can age your skin faster, it is the constant and overexposure to the sun’s rays. The reason why this product is well-loved by Obagi skincare users is because of its lightweight formula that absorbs quickly and dries into a matte finish. It also defends your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays while helping your skin become brighter because of its vitamin C content. It is also non-greasy, PABA-free and fragrance-free that can be worn underneath makeup. There is also a tinted version of this product which is one of our best-selling products.
  5. Obagi Retinol 1.0%: this product is the last, but certainly not the least effective step in the Obagi360 PM System. Compared to other retinols in the market, this Obagi Retinol doesn’t irritate despite its high concentrate of retinol. It helps fight the signs of premature ageing that is caused by environmental stressors and free radicals. This product contains vitamin C that helps brighten and refine the skin’s texture. Not only that, but it also treats acne, increases epidermal skin turnover, and reduces hyperpigmentation.

Finding the perfect skincare for you should always be based on trial and error and your own personal experience. It is a journey that we can help you with, help you to choose the most appropriate products and ensure you are using them correctly. We want you to keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on with them, we can then adjust your regime as required to ensure you are getting the. Best results as quickly as possible.

Heliocare® is a leading line of sun protection products by Cantabria Labs.
Heliocare provides the best daily defence against sun damage and premature skin ageing. Each product is packed with intelligent ingredients that provide maximum broad-spectrum protection against the sun’s damaging rays and defend the skin from deep within.

Heliocare understands that all skin is unique. That’s why we offer a range of formulations to suit your skin type, so that everyone can find a Heliocare product to fall in love with

Why are all the Heliocare products SPF50 or higher?
We always recommend choosing SPF50 or 50+ when you’re on holiday to protect from the heightened sun exposure, but also for use on a daily basis because we tend not to apply as much product, and we tend not to reapply as regularly. To get the full SPF protection on the label you need to use 2mg of product per cm2 of skin – which equates to roughly a finger length of product for the face. Applying less than this hugely affects the SPF protection that you’re getting.

Why do I need to wear sun protection all year round, even when it’s not sunny?
The sun emits different kinds of radiation, UVB is strongest in the summer months and cannot penetrate cloud – it’s UVB that can cause sunburn, but sunburn isn’t the only way that the sun can damage skin. The sun also emits UBA, visible light and infrared-A – all of which are proven to cause damage to the skin which can lead to premature skin ageing, and harm the health of your skin. What’s more, these types of radiation cause damage all year round, penetrating cloud and even glass – so even on the cloudiest days, or while driving, our skin is at risk of damage.

Rather than sun protection, we need to think of it as daylight protection.

ZO Skin Health
ZO® Skin Health provides a comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining healthy skin for anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, unique skin condition, or skin type. From correcting sun damage + pigmentation to preventing new damage + protecting against future damage, ZO® has your skin health covered.

ZO products contain very active ingredients that penetrate through the outer dead layer of the skin (epidermis) to work effectively in the deeper layer of the skin (dermis). Over-the-counter products do not pass through into the deeper layer of the skin (dermis). Therefore, over-the-counter products do not improve cellular function and overall skin condition.

Effortless Aesthetics is a ZO-approved skin clinic and stockist. We offer skin consultations in clinic to ensure you get the correct products for your skin type.

Skinade; Better skin from within®
What is skinade®?
Skinade is an alternative approach to skincare: a scientifically formulated drink that provides a perfect ratio of liquid to active ingredients working synergistically from the inside out to give you healthier, better and younger looking skin from within.

What does skinade® do?
Skinade delivers essential micronutrients in liquid form and helps to re-build the collagen matrix in your skin. Skinade combats the signs of ageing by reducing oxidative stress, preventing cross linking of collagen fibres, increasing moisture and hydration, increasing natural collagen production and increasing natural hyaluronic acid production within the dermal layer of the skin. As a result, skinade restores your skin’s youthful appearance, improves tone, texture, hydration, smooths furrow lines and improves skin suppleness.

Why do I need to improve the collagen levels in my skin?
From about the age of 20 onwards we lose between 1-1.5% of the collagen in our skin each year. From the age of 30 collagen production is significantly reduced. Collagen loss results in wrinkles, fine lines and dry, blemished or thinning skin.

Doesn’t the body produce its own collagen?
Yes, but as we age, the cells that promote collagen production in the skin decrease and slow down, and our skin consequently starts to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Skinade contains collagen peptides that trigger the body’s own natural process of collagen formation by stimulating fibroblasts, thus encouraging the body to produce more of its own collagen.

Are the 7000 mg of collagen in skinade® enough? some products contain more collagen.
Skinade uses 7000mg of class leading patented collagen peptides type I and III with an unsurpassed molecular weight of just 2kDal. Fibroblast proliferation (body’s natural manufacturing of collagen) occurs at around 6000mg. Skinade is unique as it is 100% in solution, this ensures 90% to 95% absorption. This level of bioavailability can never be matched by tablets or powders suspended in liquid. Fibroblast proliferation either occurs or it does not and increasing collagen levels beyond 7000mg does not increase efficacy. It is important to note that collagen peptides are only able to function when combined with appropriate levels of calcium sorbate (PH neutral vitamin C) we include 450% RDA in every bottle.

Where does the collagen in skinade® come from?
Skinade contains marine collagen sourced only from the skin of freshwater fish. It is supplied by a respected European manufacturer and is certified fit for human consumption.

What results will I see from taking skinade® and how long will it take?
Feedback from our clients and our own testing shows that:

  • After 4-6 days clients begin to see and feel a difference in their skin: they say it feels moister and softer.
  • After 10-12 days clients say their skin is more uniform, smoother, plumper, more radiant and glowing.
  • Between 2-4 weeks clients report a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
  • After 6-8 weeks of continued daily use the benefits continue to build and your skin will look healthier and younger.

What is Targeted Solutions® Cellulite?
Skinade Targeted Solutions® Cellulite is a drinkable internal skincare product that delivers its functional ingredients through a highly absorbable liquid solution with micro solids in suspension. This delivery mechanism ensures optimal delivery format and efficacy. As the product works from the inside, it supports the skin all over your body (whether your cellulite is located on the legs, buttocks or abdomen).  It works from the inside to address; oxidative damage, hormonal changes, stress, water retention, poor detoxification and is designed to improve circulation, metabolism, skin elasticity and the integrity of the dermal matrix essential to reducing the appearance of cellulite.What is Targeted Solutions® Clear?

Skinade Targeted Solutions® Clear is an internal skincare product that delivers its functional ingredients in a two-step approach. A drinkable highly absorbable liquid sachet component and a slow delivery capsule component. This two-step delivery mechanism ensures optimal efficacy. As the product works from the inside, it supports the skin all over the body (whether you have breakouts or blemishes on your face, back, chest or neck).

What is Derma Defense A+D Boost?
Skinade Targeted Solutions® Derma Defense A + D Boost is an internal skincare product that delivers its functional ingredients via a drinkable highly absorbable liquid sachet. As the product works from the inside, it supports the skin all over your body not just the face.

Contact us or book in for a Skincare consultation today to find out which products or treatments would best help you to achieve the skin you want. Consultations are free, your deposit is taken from the total amount spent on skincare or treatments.


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Contact us or book in for a Skincare consultation today to find out which products or treatments would best help you to achieve the skin you want. Consultations are free, your deposit is taken from the total amount spent on skincare or treatments.

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