Frequently asked questions

Why should I use a salon prescribed product and not any product I can buy over the counter?

Salon products are formulated with more Active Ingredients and can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin where there is living tissue; this has true results and visible changes inside as well as superficially. SkinPhD is a cosmeceutical range, our products rely on bio-active ingredients to produce beneficial changes in the appearance of the skin. Bio-active ingredients work beyond the skins surface to create true change. Some benefits of bio-active ingredients include increased cellular renewal and regeneration, improved barrier function, and the stabilisation of collagen and elastin. SkinPhD features a host of bio-actives including vitamins, polysaccharides, botanicals, proteins, peptides, and enzymes.

How often can I come for a facial treatment?

A new skin cell takes 4 days to form inside the skin once a dead skin cell has been removed from the skin surface. Therefore you may have a facial treatment on a weekly basis as it will not be unsafe or harmful to the skin. Most Clients prefer to have a facial treatment once every 2 weeks or once a Month (Every 4 Weeks) depending on their budgets and time they have available for these treatments.

Recommended SkinPhD Treatments to have regularly:
PauseAge with CEYA (1 hour)

In combination with the CEYA non-surgical machine and the ground-breaking technology in the PauseAge skin care range from SkinPhD, this treatment will leave your skin feeling lifted, healthy and more resilient. Recommended SkinPHD treatment to have regularly:  Cell Advance Chemical peel in particular the GL Reveal. This treatment will not cause social down time and is gentle yet effective enough to do every month. Helps to reveal smoother, brighter and more hydrated skin, whilst working against signs of premature ageing. 

How often should I exfoliate at home?

You may exfoliate 2-3 times per week without damaging your skin. This will improve the texture, tone and elasticity of the skin and help the products you apply to your skin to penetrate to the deeper layers.

Recommended SkinPhD Home Care:
Gentle AHA Exfoliator - A concentrated exfoliator serum containing a blend of Black Current extract and natural fruit acids which gently helps to slough away the dull, dead, dry skin cells that naturally occur on the surface of the skin, leaving it looking radiant and bright. It also contains special moisturisers to boost the skins natural moisture content. Suitable for all skin types.

Recommended SkinPhD Treatments:
Cell Advance Chemical peel in particular the GL Reveal. This treatment will not cause social down time and is gentle yet effective enough to do every month. Helps to reveal smoother, brighter and more hydrated skin, whilst working against signs of premature ageing. 

If I cannot afford a whole range, what can I buy?

It will be advised that you buy the Wash, Cleanser, Toner and the Day and Night Creams first. You may then gradually add serums, exfoliators, masks and other special treatments as they are needed.

In what order should I use my products?

  • Cleanse in the morning and evening
  • Tone after cleansing, morning and evening
  • Apply eye creams/gels/serums
  • Apply facial serums over whole face
  • Apply neck serum/creams
  • Wait a few minutes while these products area absorbed
  • Then apply day/night creams respectively
  • Apply your additional SPF before applying make-up

Then you may do the following 2/3 times a week:

  • Cleanse the skin
  • Dry the skin completely
  • Apply the desired exfoliator. Then if it contains granules, use a massage motion to exfoliate the skin.
  • If your exfoliator is fruit acid based, apply to dry skin and leave it to exfoliate for 15-20 minutes
  • After the exfoliation is complete remove the exfoliator and dry the skin.
  • Apply a mask of your choice for 15-20 minutes and the rinse off and complete your normal home care routine.

Are facial treatment s suitable for sensitive skins?

Yes, there is a variety of facial products and equipment available in our salons to ensure we do the treatment best suited to your skin and your skins needs. SkinPhD range contains bio-active ingredients that target sensitive and problematic skin. You will never use another skincare range once you have seen the results on your skin. Join us for a FREE Consultation.

Recommended SkinPhD Treatments:
Hello SkinPhD treatment would be the perfect treatment for sensitive skin types to start with. 

Will the products cause any reaction?

Our products are naturally formulated and should not cause any reactions.

Your skin will go through a transitional phase where it may become more oily or dryer than normal in the process of restoring the oil and water balance in the skin. Breakouts may also occur in the first few months of use and some of the products may have a tingling sensation on areas of the skin that are dehydrated. Visit us for a FREE Consultation.

Can I do a facial before I go on holiday?

Yes, you can. Its not advised to receive any aggressive exfoliation treatments if you are planning to spend a lot of time in the sun, as this may lead to hyper-pigmentation on the skin.

Recommended SkinPhD Treatments:
 HydroPlump K2 treatment will to intensely hydrate your skin whilst plumping out fine lines to give your skin extra radiance before your holiday,

Can I have a facial after medical aesthetic treatments i.e. dermal fillers and botox?

Yes, it is advised that you wait 2 weeks before having a facial treatment after receiving these aesthetic treatments. You can still do most facial treatments the day before your aesthetic medical appointment. In regard to our Aesthetic FraxFace treatments, Collagen Induction Therapy make sure you schedule your medical aesthetic treatment appointments 2 weeks (14 days) before or after the treatment. SkinPhD products are a perfect partner for after surgery procedures or treatments like Botox. They sooth any irritation and prevents scaring.

SkinPhD also offer medical aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers in a store near you. Please contact your SkinPhD store to find out when they have their next treatment date.

Recommended SkinPhD Treatments:
HydroPlump K2 Treatments will help to increase collagen production as well as help to reduce excessive pigmentation. Effectively helps to plump the skin and increase hydration.

Are facials safe during pregnancy?

Yes, it is safe. We just have to avoid the use of certain equipment but otherwise it is safe.

Recommended SkinPhD Home Care:
Firming neck cream is a highly effective easily applied dermatological neck care preparation, formulated with a scientifically advanced biomimetic peptide and ultra-pure extract from the algae Nannochloropsis Oculata, to help stimulate the skin's natural production of collagen and improve tightness and turgor, thereby reducing the signs of sagging and wrinkling associated with actinically damaged skin.

Recommended SkinPhD Home Care:
A highly effective, easily applied dermatological body care preparation, specially developed with hydrolysed soy protein to help rejuvenate healthy skin and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 to eliminate the visible appearance of stretch marks.

From what age can you start doing facials?

Age does not justify a facial treatment as any person at any age may have skin concerns. It is also never too early to start a regular facial and home care routine as it will be beneficial in the long run.

Recommended SkinPhD Treatment:
Skin Perfect Deep Cleanse treatment. This treatment will help to treat any impurities, exfoliate the skin and prevent future breakouts.

Why should I use an exfoliator and a mask?

An exfoliator will remove the dead skin cells that does not allow active ingredients to penetrate below skin surface to get desired results. Applying a mask will keep the new exposed cells healthy and protect them from dehydration, preventing the ageing process.

Recommended SkinPhD Home Care:
PauseAge Perfecting Mask is a stimulating mask that contains a unique formulation which assists the skin in moisturising, anti-ageing, firming and tightening. A unique algae based ingredient tightens the skin immediately and at the same time provides a long term effect by protecting the skin from stress related factors, making the skin feel soft, supple and luxurious.

Gentle AHA Exfoliator is a concentrated exfoliator serum containing a blend of Black Current extract and natural fruit acids which gently helps to slough away the dull, dead, dry skin cells that naturally occur on the surface of the skin, leaving it looking radiant and bright. It also contains special moisturisers to boost the skins natural moisture content. Suitable for all skin types.

Papaya Enzymatic Exfoliator is a gentle, enzymatic exfoliator that eliminates dead skin cells to reveal younger, healthier looking skin in the same time promoting cell renewal.

Why do I need to use serums?

Serums are you more active products that have the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin. They are also called "Special Treatments"

Recommended SkinPhD Home Care:
PauseAge Lift-Repair Complex Serum

Why should I use a day and night cream?

A day cream has a lighter formulation and will help protect against environmental damage while a night cream has a richer formulation and will help repair and restore the skin in it resting phase while you sleep.

Recommended SkinPhD Home Care:
PauseAge Moisture-Protect Day Cream creates a highly effective, immediate and long-lasting moisturising effect, providing protection in the daily fight against signs of stress. Contains peptides that firm and uplift ageing skin. Regular use leads to increased skin elasticity, leaving the skin feeling moisturised with a radiant glow.

Should I use a SPF?

Yes, it would be advised as most products like foundations and day crams that contain SPF lose their efficiency due to the preservatives in the products and may not be as effective.

Recommended SkinPhD Home Care:
Skinprotect SPF 30 is a moisturising Sunscreen that contains anti-oxidant to protect the skin from all harmful UVA and UVB rays as well as free radicals in the air. This product has a double protecting benefits, is water resistant and suitable for all skin types.

Do I apply my foundation before or after my SPF?

It would be advised to apply your foundation after applying SPF as applying it over the foundation may make you greasy and shiny. Skin-Protect SPF 30 is a moisturising sunscreen that contains anti-oxidant to protect the skin from all harmful UVA and UVB rays as well as free radicals in the air. This product has a double protecting benefits, is water resistant and suitable for all skin types.

What salon treatment can I do for cellulite?

VelaShape in-salon treatment with cellulite home care product. Velashape Body Treatments are a range of treatments that target the breakdown of cellulite, increase body contouring, assist with reducing scars and stretch marks, and aid in body detox.

Recommended SkinPhD Home Care:
Cellulite Control is a highly effective, easily applied dermatological body care preparation, formulated with natural coffee and arnica extracts to help eliminate the appearance of fatty deposits and work synergistically with the stimulating and warming effects of ginger to rejuvenate and invigorate the skin. Glaucine, a scientifically advanced active ingredient, visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite, while contributing to an improvement in drainage and water distribution throughout the skin. Regular use of this product will reduce the appearance of cellulite, whilst firming and tightening, to improve the texture, tone and smoothness of the skin.

Firming Emulsion is a highly effective, easily applied dermatological body care preparation, specially developed to firm, moisturise and improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Ximenia rehydrates and moisturises the skin, whilst coffee extract effectively reduces the appearance of fatty deposits. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, a technologically advanced bio peptide, helps to improve elasticity and firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Regular use of this product will rehydrate, moisturise, firm, restructure and tighten the skin, leaving a more youthful appearance with improved body contours, texture and tone.