Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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Lavender scented bath salts to relax - Made with Dead Sea Salt -Encourages a deep and relaxing sleep €17.50

Dead Sea Spa Magik Organic Sleep Therapy Deep Sleep Lavender Bath Salts are made with natural Dead Sea Salt and packed with bromide and magnesium – the most relaxing and anti-stress minerals.
Not only do the organic ingredients such as jojoba and cactus oils enrich and soften your skin, Deep Sleep Lavender Bath Salts are also packed with natural relaxants; bromide, magnesium and lavender oil – helping to combat insomnia and allow the mind and body relax and unwind, ultimately preparing you for a good night’s sleep.
The delicate and harmonising aroma of these bath salts improve the overall length and quality of sleep.


Add 2-4 handfuls of Salts to a warm bath water. Soak for 20 minutes, letting the mind and body wind down.


Dead Sea Salt (Maris Sal)*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Pogostomon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Myroxylon Pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil, Dipteryx Odorata Bean Extract, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamon) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Opuntia Streptacantha (Cactus) Stem Extract & Glycerin & Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Limonene. *100% natural salts including 7 Active Dead Sea Minerals: Magnesium (Anti-Stress), Potassium (Purifying), Sodium (Hydrating), Calcium (Anti-Ageing), Iodine (Detoxifying), Sulphur (Healing) and Bromides (Relaxing).

Dead Sea Spa Magik Organiks Muscle Therapy Eucalyptus Bath Salts €16.50

  • Ideal for soaking away general aches & pains
  • Hydrating natural plant extracts
  • Inhale the salt vapours to help fight common cold symptoms

Dead Sea Spa Magik Organiks Muscle Therapy Eucalyptus Bath Salts are made with 100% Dead Sea Salts and natural plant extracts, expertly blended with peppermint and eucalyptus oil to help soothe aches and pains.
Relax your mind and body in a hot bath of Spa Magik Organiks Muscle Therapy Ache Away Eucalyptus Bath Salts. Once combined with the warm water, the salt bath will increase circulation to naturally calm the body. The mineral rich salts help to ease tired and aching muscles whilst remineralising your body.


To a warm bath add 2 -4 handfuls of Eucalyptus Ache Away Bath Salts. Then Relax for 20 minutes whilst the natural oils and theraputic minerals soak away your aches and pains.


Dead Sea Salt (Maris Sal)*, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus\\0 Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Aloe Bardadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Opuntia Streptacantha (Cactus) Stem Extract, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *100% natural salts including 7 Active Dead See Minerals: Magnesium (Anti-Stress), Potassium (Purifying), Sodium (Hydrating), Calcium (Anti-Ageing), Iodine (Detoxifying), Sulphar (Healing) and Bromides (Relaxing).

Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing €20.00

  • Natural body exfoliant
  • No microbeads
  • With a zesty citrus aroma

Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing is a harmonious blend of pure Dead Sea Salts, vitamin E and coconut oil, with a hypnotic citrus aroma, make up this wonderfully pampering body exfoliator for a relaxing yet energising home spa experience.


Use a small amount of Salt Brushing and apply onto dry skin with circular movements into the skin until the salts dissolve, shower off excess.


Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salts)*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Parfum**, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) *Dead Sea Minerals - Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium as Bromides, Chlorides, Sulphates. ** Allergen-free blend with essential oils

Facial mask to detoxify the skin

  • Perfect for a home mud make-over
  • Mud treatments are widely known for their skin benefits

Dead Sea Spa Magik Algimud Active Seaweed Face Mask is a peel-off facial mask which detoxifies the skin to dramatically improve skin texture, leaving it feeling smoothened and refreshed, and youthful looking. A blend of mud, salt and mineral extracts from the depths of the Dead Sea deeply hydrate, repair and soothe your skin, body and mind.


Quickly mix contents of sachet to a smooth paste with 75ml of cold water. Immediately apply a thick layer to the face with a spatula and leave for 10-20 minutes. Gently peel off mask like a second skin to reveal refreshed, youthful-looking skin. Follow wi


Solum Diatomeae(1), Algin(2), Maris Limus (Dead Sea Mud)*, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Pyrophosphate, CI 77499. Source - (1)Natural Diatomaceous Earth, (2)Laminaria Digitata. *Special de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea Minerals - Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium

Certified organic shampoo for all hair types
Boosts lifeless hair and soothes any scalp irritation
Gentle enriching formula

Dead Sea Spa Magik Mineral Shampoo €9.99

Dead Sea Spa Magik's range of products is rich in minerals and extracts sourced from the depths of the Dead Sea. This rich, creamy shampoo has been created to soothe dry, flaky scalps and revitalise damaged hair. The gentle formulation can be used daily on all hair types.


Apply to wet hair, massaging into scalp and hair. Rinse well. For best results follow with Spa Magik Hair Magic Serum or Conditioning Scalp Mud.


Harmonised Water(TM)* (Aqua, Maris Sal), Sodium Coceth Sulfate(1), Cocamidopropyl Betaine(1), Sodium Beeswax(2), Zinc Pyrithione, Lauryl Pyrrlidone, Sodium Chloride, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance)**, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower
Additional information:
Contains a derivative of Beeswax

Dead Sea Spa Magik Hair Magic Serum

  • Intensively conditioning hair serum
  • Helps to prevent split ends and detangles
  • Anti-frizz, super shine formula

Dead Sea Spa Magik Hair Magic Serum is an intensive conditioning treatment suitable for all hair types. It's especially beneficial for hair that is dry and damaged and ideal for those who straighten their hair. This magical formula contains Pro-Vitamin B5 for extra shine and conditioning and will give bounce and shine to your locks by saturating each strand with thirst quenching minerals.


Apply to wet hair after shampooing from root to tip, massaging into the scalp with firm circular movements. Leave on for a 2-3 minutes then rinse hair thoroughly. Can also be used as a leave in hair serum on dry hair.


Harmonised Water TM* (Aqua, Maris Sal), Glycerin1, Cetearyl Alcohol2, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,Cetanol2, Amodimethicone, Tridceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance)**, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Lactic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract***, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Blossom) Flower Extract***, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract***, AspalathusLinearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract***. Source - 1Vegetable, 2Coconut. *Special de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea Minerals - Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium as Bromides, Chlorides and Sulphates. ** Allergen-free blend with essential oils. *** Certified as organic according to the EEC council regulation No.2029/91

Dead Sea Spa Magik Refreshing Bath Shower Gel

  • Contains a unique combination of pure minerals
  • Feel revitilised and relaxed

Dead Sea Spa Magik Refreshing Bath Shower Gel is a luxurious, foaming bath and shower gel which leaves the body refreshed and moisturised. Contains a unique combination of pure minerals, which are only to be found in the springs of the Dead Sea. The ingredients in this bath and shower gel wash will help maintain moisture, skin elasticity and texture, and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. Used regularly this will make you feel revitalised and relaxed, therefore benefiting the whole body.


In the bath - add a generous amount under running water. In the shower - apply all over the body with your hands or a wet sponge.


1Coconut Oil, 2Palm Oil. *Special de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea Minerals: Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium as Bromides, Chlorides and Sulphates. **Allergen-free blend with essential oils. *** Certified as organic according to the EEC council regulation No. 2029/91.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Skin Softener €12.99

  • Intensive moisturiser for dry, chapped or damaged skin
  • Seals in moisture to hydrate the skin
  • Formualted with a variety of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts

Dead Sea Spa Magik Skin Softener provides immediate relief for dry, chapped or damaged skin, whilst regular use provides protection from environmental damage. The mineral oils form a waterproof layer over the epidermis helping to heal the skin by sealing in moisture. Uses include: soothing discomfort of Eczema or Psoriasis, softening dry and cracked skin, and protecting chapped lips.
Skin Softener contains Dead Sea minerals and plant extracts. Potassium and Sodium help to naturally hydrate the skin. Calcium aids in maintaining skin elasticity and tone. Linden Blossom and Lemon Balm Leaf calm and protect the skin.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Conditioning Scalp Mud €11.99

  • Deep conditioning hair mud mask
  • Nourishing treatment for dry scalps and hair
  • Revitilises damaged hair

Dead Sea Spa Magik Conditioning Scalp Mud is a fantastic intensive mud conditioning hair treatment for those who suffer from a dry scalp. It leaves your hair feeling wonderfully soft and full of bounce. This mud mask works to soothe irritated, dry, flaky scalps and revitalises damaged hair.


Apply Conditioning Scalp & Body Mud to your body and hair after washing. Relax for several minutes to allow the minerals to work their magic then rinse. Use 2-3 times a week. Total Hair Hydration Regime - Apply Spa Magik Mineral Shampoo to wet hair. Lather and massage all over the scalp and hair then rinse. For intense mineral hydration, follow with Spa Magik Conditioning Scalp & Body Mud, Leave for several minutes and rinse. Total Body Hydration Regime - After washing the body with Spa Magik Refreshing Bath Shower Gel, apply Spa Magik Conditioning Scalp and Body Mud generously to face and body, relax for several minutes then rinse. After bathing apply Spa Magik Silky Body Lotion to the body and Spa Magik Rich Moisturiser to the face for ultimate skin nourishment.


Harmonised Water(TM)* (Aqua, Maris Sal), Cetearyl (1), Glycerin(2), Maris Limus (Dead Sea Mud), Behentrimonium Chloride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Dimethicone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance)**, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract***, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Blossom) Flower Extract***, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract***, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract***. Source (1)Coconut, (2)Vegetable. *Special de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea Minerals Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium as Bromides, Chlorides and Sulphates.**Allergen-free blend with essential oils.*** Certified as organic according to the EEC council regulation No. 2029/91.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Silky Smooth Body Lotion €9.99

  • Certified organic body lotion
  • Leaves skin silky smooth

Dead Sea Spa Magik Silky Smooth Body Lotion is an easily-absorbed, soothing lotion for frequent application. It helps to maintain moisture level of the skin, improves skin's elasticity and deeply moisturises, leaving skin feeling soft and supple.

Apply Silky Smooth Body Lotion daily using gentle massage movements after a bath or shower


(1)Coconut Oil, (2)Vegetable.*Special de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea Minerals: Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium as Bromides, Chlorides and Sulphates.**Allergen-free blend with essential oils.*** Certified as organic according to the EEC council regulation No. 2029/91.

Christmas Gifts in stock 

Friday, 25 November 2016

Christmas starts in Glasthule & Sandycove this evening at 4.30

The Christmas tree lighting parade will gather today  at the Butlers Pantry at 4.30pm for departure at 4.45 pm to Glasthule for the tree lighting at 5pm.

The Butlers Pantry are very kindly providing mulled wine, Christmas cake, spiced apple as well as lots of other tasty morsels while the children gather for the parade.  We will also be distributing balloons and treats.

Led by Peter Caviston and the vintage Rolls Royce, the parade will arrive at Glasthule car park at 5pm for the tree lighting.  The Brook Singers will provide the entertainment and Carluccios are very kindly providing hot chocolate for all.  If any other traders would like to supply goodies/treats to the gathering, please feel free to do so.  Just remember no nuts in any of the food!

This year we have a little boy from Harold School in Glasthule who along with his sister, Freya, will switch on the tree lights.

All are welcome to join in the festivities

Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Ultimate Beauty & Health solution is SLEEP.

Sleep is vital to cell rejuvenation, and missing your z’s can lead to skin problems and eventually ill health. Sleep is the time the body can undergo repair and detoxification. The top layer of the skin is made of closely packed dead cells which are constantly shed during day. During deep sleep, the skin's metabolic rate speeds up and many of the body's cells show increased production and reduced breakdown of proteins.
Since proteins are the building blocks needed for cell growth and for the repair of damage from factors like ultraviolet rays, deep sleep may indeed be beauty sleep.
Daytime sleep will not compensate for loss of nightly 'beauty sleep' as the energy needed for tissue repair is not available during daylight because it is being used elsewhere. Poor sleep patterns are linked to poor health - and those who sleep less than six hours a night have a shorter life expectancy than those who sleep for longer. So sleep has a profound effect on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Your body uses its sleeping hours to regenerate and repair itself. This is true both mentally and physically. It’s why you sleep more when you’re sick, and why sleepless nights can leave you looking and feeling less than your best.

The processes that occur during sleep include:

The brain

1. Sleep may seem to be a passive and dormant state, but even though activity in the cortex - the surface of the brain - drops by about 40%while we are in the first phases of sleep, the brain remains highly active during later stages of the night.
2. A typical night's sleep comprises five different sleep cycles, each lasting about 90 minutes. The first four stages of each cycle are regarded as quiet sleep or non-rapid eye move-ment (NREM). The final stage is denoted by rapid eye movement (REM).
3. During the first stage of sleep, brain waves are small undulations. During stage two these intersperse with electrical signals called sleep spindles - small bursts of activity lasting a couple of seconds which keep us in a state of quiet readiness.
4. As stage two merges into stage three, the brain waves continue to deepen into large slow waves. The larger and slower the brain wave, the deeper the sleep. Stage four is reached when 50 % of the waves are slow.
5. At this point, we are not taxed mentally and 40% of the usual blood flow to the brain is diverted to the muscles to restore energy. However, during the REM that follows there is a high level of brain activity.
6. This is the stage associated with dreaming and is triggered by the part of the brain stem that relays nerve impulses between the spinal cord and the brain - and neighbouring structures.
7. The pons sends signals to the thalamus and to the cerebral cortex, which is responsible for most thought processes. It also sends signals to turn off motor neurons in the spinal cord, causing temporary paralysis and so preventing us from acting upon our dreams.
8. REM sleep is thought to help consolidate memory and emotion, as at this point in sleep blood flow rises sharply in several brain areas linked to processing memories and emotional experiences. In areas involving complex reasoning and language, blood flow declines.

The eyes

1. Though covered by lids, the movement of the eyes denotes the different stages of sleep.
2. On first falling into semi-consciousness, the eyes roll. But as we move into deeper sleep, rapid eye movement (REM) occurs when the eyes twitch and dart about.
3. This REM occurs within about 90 minutes of falling asleep and recurs about every 90 minutes throughout the night. It denotes a time when most dreaming is done.
4. Although brain activity is high at this point, the muscles of the body are relaxed to a point of virtual paralysis. Some experts suggest that this is a device to allow the mind to explore the realms of subconscious without acting upon events occurring in dreams.


1. During our waking hours, the body burns oxygen and food to provide energy. This is known as a catabolic state, in which more energy is spent than conserved, using up the body's resources.
2. This state is dominated by the work of stimulating hormones such as adrenaline and natural cortisteroids. However, when we sleep we move into an anabolic state - in which energy conservation, repair and growth take over. Levels of adrenaline and corticosteroids drop and the body starts to produce human growth hormone (HGH).
3. A protein hormone, HGH promotes the growth, maintenance and repair of muscles and bones by facilitating the use of amino acids (the essential building blocks of protein). Every tissue in the body is renewed faster during sleep than at any time when awake.
4. Melatonin is another hormone produced to help us sleep. Secreted by the pineal gland deep in the brain, it helps control body rhythms and sleep-wake cycles.
5. Levels of melatonin rise as the body temperature falls, to encourage feelings of sleepiness. The opposite occurs to wake us up.
6. It is mostly during sleep that the sex hormone testosterone and the fertility hormones, follicle-stimulating hormone and leuteinising hormone, are secreted.

Immune system

1. Research suggests that sleeping more when fighting infectious illness aids recovery.
2. This may be due to the immune system's increased production of certain proteins during sleep, as the levels of certain agents which fight disease rise during sleep and drop when we are awake.
3. Getting enough sleep can also help resist infection, as some studies of healthy young adults have shown that moderate amounts of sleep deprivation reduce the levels of white blood cells which form part of the body's defence system.
4. A cancer killer called TNF - tumour necrosis factor - also pumps through our veins when we are asleep. Research has shown that people who stayed up until 3am had one-third fewer cells containing TNF the next day, and that the effectiveness of those remaining was greatly reduced. JUST as the world is governed by light and dark, human beings also have an inbuilt body clock called the circadian rhythm.
5. Housed in the hypothalamus at the base of the brain, it causes 24 hour fluctuations in many bodily activities. It also governs the body's daily alternation between sleep and wakefulness, and works on a 24-hour cycle to let the body 'know' when sleep is coming.
6. The circadian rhythm regulates all the processes of the body, from digestion to cell renewal. All these body rhythms are triggered by an action of a network of chemical messengers and nerves which are controlled by the circadian clock.
7. Ensuring regular periods of sleep at night lets the bodyclock regulate hormone production, so that you feel wakeful and alert during the day and ready to enjoy restorative sleep at night.

Body temperature

1. In the evening, body temperature, along with levels of wakeful hormones such as adrenaline, start to drop. Some sweating may occur, as the body is immobile and tries to combat losing heat.
2. Body temperature continues to fall throughout the night. By about 5am it has dropped to about one degree centigrade below the temperature it was in the evening.
3. At the same time, our metabolic rate drops too. This is the time of day when you would feel most tired, as the low temperature coincides with adrenaline at its lowest level.
4. Low body temperatures increase your likelihood of sleeping deeply and so give the body chance to rest and rebuild. As body temperature starts to rise, it remains more difficult to stay in a deep sleep.
When we fall asleep, throat muscles relax so that the throat gets narrower each time we inhale.
1. Snoring occurs when the throat is narrowed to a slit and parts of the airway vibrate because of a resistance to breathing. Air is forced through the narrow air passage, causing the soft palate and uvula to vibrate.
2. Impaired breathing during sleep can cause a condition called sleep apnoea.Often caused by fat build-up, poor muscle tone or ageing, sleep apnoea causes the windpipe to collapse when the muscles relax during sleep. This blocks the air flow for from ten seconds to a minute while the sleeping person struggles for breath.

3. When the person's blood oxygen level falls, the brain responds by making the person tighten the upper airway muscles and open the windpipe. This will result in a snort or gasp before snoring is resumed.

The mouth

1. Saliva is needed to lubricate the mouth and for eating, but during sleep salivary flow is reduced, so causing a dry mouth in the morning.
2. However, the mouth can be very active during sleep, as one in 20 adults unconsciously grinds their teeth at night.
3. This is known as bruxism and occurs mainly during stages one and two of sleep. It is caused by poor alignment of the teeth within the jaw but is also thought to be nocturnal relief for daytime stresses.


Though a person can change their sleeping position about 35 times a night, the muscles of the body remain relaxed. This gives the chance for tissues to be repaired and restored.
However, studies indicate that muscles might receive just as much relaxation and repair during simple rest periods and that a state of unconsciousness is not needed for this to take place.


1. The heart rate goes down by between 10 and 30 beats per minute when we sleep. This produces a decline in blood pressure, which occurs in restful sleep.

2. During rest, blood flows from the brain, distends arteries and makes the limbs bigger.

3. Some scientists believe that fatigue-induced sleep may be a mild form of blood detoxification.

4. This is because during the day debris from broken down tissues is thrown into the bloodstream. In the waking state, most of this waste will be eliminated through the lungs, kidneys, bowels and skin.

5. But there could be a saturation point. So nature warns us to reduce these waste products to replenish lost energy, and that causes us to get tired and sleep.

6. During sleep, the cells and tissues that break down to produce toxic waste then become less active. This gives the chance for broken-down tissue to be rebuilt.

Digestive system

1. The body requires a regular supply of energy and its key source is glucose. This is constantly burned up to release energy for muscle contraction, nerve impulses and regulating body temperature.

2. When we sleep, our need for these energy reserves is marginal so the digestive system slows down to a sluggish pace. The immobility of our bodies promotes this.

3. For this reason, eating late at night is not recommended as our inactive state will prevent enzymes and stomach acids from converting it to energy. This causes a bloated feeling.
If you don’t get enough sleep, especially over time, you may notice several tell-tale signs, including:

Dark bags below your eyes
A swollen or puffy look to your skin
Fine lines and wrinkles
Stress-related breakouts and blotchiness
Lack of sleep and poor quality sleep can both contribute to skin problems and premature ageing – in addition to many other issues. 

Tips for Getting Beauty Sleep

Is your skin showing signs of tiredness? Here are a few tips for boosting your appearance (and get a better night’s sleep):

1. Schedule for 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, and respect your bedtime.
2. Avoid looking at screens in bed; stay away from computers, mobile phones and tablets for at                 least 30 minutes before bed.
3. Avoid drinking alcohol right before bed; it can inhibit restful sleep.
4. Get a good workout in the evening to boost endorphins and release stress; you’ll sleep easier.
5. Invest in a quality mattress and quality sheets. You spend a third of your life in bed; it’s worth the money to ensure that bed is lush and comfortable.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Free Radicals and Extrinsic Skin Aging

Human skin is naked and is constantly directly exposed to the air, solar radiation, other environmental pollutants, or other mechanical and chemical insults, which are capable of inducing the generation of free radicals as well as reactive oxygen species (ROS) of our own metabolism. A free radical can be defined as a chemical species possessing an unpaired electron.

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Nutritional /Functional Medicine Consultation

 Sub-par health is our modern epidemic. We are the walking unwell. You can change this by bringing more awareness of the power of returning to the basic four pillars of health and wellness.
Chances are;
Your body’s lacking in vital, necessary nutrients—essential fats, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and probiotics…
Your metabolism, your ability to create energy and burn fuel is suppressed. Which is why you feel tired and gain weight …
You’re not sleeping soundly. You have insomnia. When you do sleep, it’s not restful and you wake easily.
You’re experiencing chronic stress—mentally, emotionally and physically. You lack a way to release the stress built up in your …
You’re taking over-the-counter or prescription medicine
You’re not exercising enough, or maybe too much—creating a sluggish and/or over-stressed environment.
I can tell you that making a few strategic changes in these four most basic areas of health – diet, movement, stress, and sleep – will literally turn your health around. To get you started on your journey to feeling better book a consultation with Maev Creaven Clinical Nutritional Therapist specialising in functional medicine Functional Medicine.
Call reception on 012300255 to book your consultation
 A Functional medicine consultation can help you find answers to the cause of your dis-ease, imbalance and or illness. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of clinical imbalances or diagnosis/disease.
Exercise - Physical activity is one of the most crucial factors that determine our health. It influences our metabolism, blood sugar, mood, digestion, brain chemistry, sleep and joint health.

Dermaceutic Astringent Clay Mask

Removes dead cells and excess sebum, and purifies combination and oily skin.
Mask 15 is recommended for oily skin, and skin that is prone to acne.

Apply to the face in a thin, even layer, leave on skin for 2 to 4 minutes, and then rinse off with water. Use once or twice a week.

The skin is purified, a matte appearance is restored, and pores are tightened.

The unique combination of smectic clay and glycolic acid purifies and removes imperfections from the skin, tightens pores and reduces excess sebum.


  • Glycolic acid

One of the alpha hydroxy acids (“fruit acids”), this very small molecule penetrates the skin easily. Its acidic pH accelerates exfoliation by destroying the links that bind dead cells together.

  • Bentonite

Highly absorbent clay that is saturated in fat, which enables it to remove toxins and impurities from tissue.

  • Salicylic acid

Causes a keratolytic action that reduces intercorneocyte cohesion and destroys lipids that bind the outer cells of the epidermis.

For further information call 012300244/012300255.

Anti-ageing ingredients that actually work

When it comes to our anti-ageing products, which ingredients should we really be looking for?

1. Zinc oxide

The best sunscreen ingredient for providing protection against the long wavelength UVA rays that are ravaging our collagen and contributing to hyperpigmentation; and now that it’s available in a micronized format, it doesn’t have to cause a grey-ish finish on the skin!

Skinceuticals Sheer Mineral UV Defence SPF50

A lightweight and fast-absorbing broad-spectrum sunscreen that makes for the most wearable of high factor protectants.

2. Niacinamide

A brilliant all-rounder, it’s well-tolerated (and can even increase tolerability of more irritating ingredients like retinoids), plus it helps reduce hyperpigmentation and ageing-associated inflammation.

Skinceutical Metacell
SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 is designed to target, repair and prevent the visible signs of photo-aging. A 5% concentration of niacinamide diminishes hyperpigmentation while peptides and glycerin firm skin and smooth expression lines and deep wrinkles. Amino acids enhance collagen production for skin that is radiant, renewed and revitalised

3. Retinoids

The most substantiated of all the anti-ageing ingredients, unless you’re pregnant or suffer from rosacea you should probably be using a retinoid! It improves fine lines, improves texture and tone, and helps improve pore quality, so they’re less prominent and unclogged.

Skinceuticals Retinol.
How to Use
If you have never used retinol products before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, then gradually increase frequency to every other night, and finally once an evening as tolerated. Consult your skincare professional for a dosage schedule appropriate for your skin.
Apply a pea-sized amount of Retinol 0.5 to thoroughly cleansed skin in the evening. Carefully avoid the eyes and the corner of the eyes. To ensure optimal results, wait at least 30 minutes before applying any corrective or moisturising products the same evening as applying Skinceuticals retinol.
Do not use retinol products if you are pregnant or lactating. Do not use if taking prescription acne medication, or if undergoing a skin peeling regime.

4. Glycolic acid

Chemical exfoliation delivers more precise and controlled improvements in skin texture and tone. It also improves penetration of other skincare ‘actives’ such as vitamin C .
Dermaceutic Foamer 15 - Removes impurities and dead cells, and purifies the skin.
Foamer 15 is recommended for dull complexion, irregular texture and skin imperfections.
Dermaceutic Turnover cream - The formula of concentrated glycolic acid removes dead cells that build up on the skin’s surface and stimulates cellular renewal.

Glycolic acid reduces corneocyte cohesion of the keratin layer of the skin, enabling homogeneous exfoliation of upper layers. By removing dead cells from the skin surface, the signs of aging are less visible, the skin appears smoother, and complexion is more homogeneous

5. Salicylic acid

A great choice of chemical exfoliant for those with oily/combination skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties, exfoliates and therefore increases cell turnover and also gets into pores to keep them clear and unclogged, reducing visibility.

Skinceuticals Blemish Age Cleansing Gel Designed for ageing skin prone to breakouts, it  combines potent cleansing agents with salicylic acid to decongest pores, smooth irregularities and brighten skin.

7. L’Ascorbic acid

Vitamin C is vital for healthy functioning collagen, so correctly formulated and appropriately packaged vitamin C in its L-ascorbic acid is a worthwhile investment.

Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

A daytime vitamin C serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin's complexion. A dark spot diminisher that helps to rectify the effects of sun damage.

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