Archive for 2012

Tuesday Tips!

With exactly one week to Christmas, I think it might be time for you to take a moment out of the madness and treat yourself! EF MEDISPA  Chelsea and St John’s Wood are open until the 23rd December, with Kensington open until the 22nd, so there is still time to book yourself in for a stress relieving and pampering facial with us!

 

A Biologique Recherche facial offers a totally glow-getting experience; it exfoliates, lifts, restructures, firms, hydrates and protects your skin. Ideal of even the most sensitive of souls, your skin will appear lifted and rejuvenated. The Biologique Recherche facial treatments available at EF MEDISPA are all bespoke to the individual, focusing on the skin’s individual needs at that exact moment in time. Therefore each Biologique Recherche treatment begins with a cosmetic assessment of the epidermis and a customised beauty treatment is created on the basis of this. At every stage of the treatment, your EF MEDISPA therapist will tailor the treatment to suit your skin perfectly. This highly relaxing facial combines cutting-edge products with special techniques to prepare, stimulate and oxygenate the skin, prepping the skin for lifting and toning with the Biologique Recherche remodeling machine.

 

 

So what are you waiting for? Treat your skin to a Biologique Recherche facial for firmer, more radiant skin this holiday. If it’s good enough for Brad & Angie….

 

For more information on the Biologique Recherche facials and products available at EF MEDISPA

visit www.efmedispa.com or call 0207 937 5554

Christmas all wrapped up – The SkinCeuticals gift box

 

With two weeks to go before Christmas – have you got all your gifts wrapped and ready to go, or are you in a last minute panic, contemplating buying your loved one another scarf?? Now, trust me on this, put the scarf down and head to EF MEDISPA for a gorgeous gift that keeps on giving. The clever team at SkinCeuticals have put together something of a dream box for those of us who love looking after our skin. Containing three of their fabulous hero products, this luxurious set is the perfect gift for any SkinCeuticals fan.

The set contains:

  • Phloretin CF serum: a preventive and corrective antioxidant serum (15ml)
  • Retexturing Activator: a revolutionary resurfacing and replenishing serum (30ml)
  • Sheer Mineral Defense: SPF 50 mineral sunscreen, providing high UVA and UVB protection in a lightweight, ultra-sheer texture for all skin types (50ml)

The set is available at all EF MEDISPA locations for the fantastic price of £120

 

For more information call 0207 937 5554 or visit www.efmedispa.com

 

Guest Blogger: Nutritionist Kim Pearson recommends champers for a healthy Christmas!

EF MediSpa's Kim Pearson

 

Kim Pearson is EF MEDISPA’s resident nutritionist. Kim has worked in the fields of health and food for more than 10 years and since qualifying in 2007 has gone on to specialise in the aesthetic side of nutrition, namely weight loss, body contouring, skin health and anti-ageing. She is frequently quoted in the press, has appeared on national television and presents at beauty and aesthetics conferences on the importance of nutrition in optimising health and beauty.

 

 

 

“The party season is hotting up, Christmas is just a few weeks away and with it comes the threat of late nights, too many glasses of champagne and countless mince pies. If this sounds familiar you’ll probably be well acquainted with that horrible, month long hangover they call January – dark circles, pasty skin and podgy bellies are not a good look for the new year! Whilst Christmas should involve indulgence, not all indulgences have to have a negative impact on our waistline and visage. Here are some tasty treats to include in your festive food shop:

Blueberries

In a comparison of 100 foods, the US Department for Agriculture lists blueberries as the best fruit source of antioxidants. If you want to help combat the effects that booze, bad food and late nights have on your skin, antioxidants are your friend.

Not only that, one specific antioxidant found in blueberries, anthocyanin, has been shown to alter the activity of genes in human fat cells, helping prevent weight gain.

How to eat: Blueberries taste delicious and are a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Aim for half a cupful per day – eat with breakfast or as a snack.

Smoked salmon

A fat free diet is a byword for dry skin. If you’re still set in the belief that cutting out fat is the best way to lose weight, think again. Research shows us that omega 3 fats can actually help you lose weight and they are essential for skin health with potent anti inflammatory and moisturising properties. Wild salmon is one of the best sources of omega three fats.

How to eat: Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs make the perfect Christmas day breakfast. Alternatively, team with some rocket and horseradish for a simple but delicious salad. It’s important to choose wild salmon as the fat content of farmed salmon does not compare.

 

Walnuts

A true skin superfood, walnuts are packed with omega 3s, phytochemicals, vitamin E and zinc to name just a few. They are also a good source of b vitamins, essential for converting food to energy.

How to eat: Purchase yourself a nutcracker and a big bag of walnuts – widely available in supermarkets over Christmas. Walnuts make a great snack but don’t over do it, eight walnut halves is one portion.

Chai Rooibos Tea

A tasty alternative to plain old English Breakfast, Rooibos is naturally caffeine free and contains more antioxidants than green tea. Chai spices are deliciously warming at this time of year and amongst the exotic flavours is cinnamon. Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effect cinnamon has on regulating blood sugar levels which in turn helps to prevent weight gain.

How to drink: Not to be confused with Starbucks style Chai Tea Lattes! Delicious with almond milk and a little stevia to sweeten.

 

Avocado

Rich, creamy, filling and oh so good for you. Pound for pound, avocados contain more skin friendly vitamin E, monounsaturated fat, fibre, folic acid and potassium than any other fruit.

How to eat: Chop in half, remove the stone and fill with some dressed crayfish tails.  Sit on a bed of mixed baby leaves and there you have a delicious dinner party starter.

Chocolate

Yes, you read that right. However, before you delve into the super sized tub of Quality Street, bear in mind not all chocolate is created equal. Whilst most chocolate is inflammatory and fattening, dark chocolate (70% cocoa plus) is low glyceamic and contains a variety of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Dark chocolate also contains theobromine, which research shows hardens tooth enamel and prevents tooth decay by eliminating streptococcus mutans, a bacteria found in the oral cavity. A sweet treat that won’t upset your dentist!

How to eat: There are many luxury dark chocolate brands which make great stocking fillers. If you’re planning to bake chocolate treats, substituting the sugar for stevia and switching to dark chocolate will reduce the cellulite stimulating effects of your delicacies.

 

 

Last but not least, you’ll be pleased to know that Champagne has one of the lowest calorie and carb content of all alcoholic beverages. Non dosage and low dosage indicate low sugar content so opt for these where possible – Bollinger is a safe bet!

 

Wishing you a very happy and healthy Christmas!”

 

For more information on booking a nutritional consultation with Kim at EF MEDISPA

Please call 0207 937 5554 or visit www.efmedispa.com

Aesthetic Award Winners 2012-13!

 

EF MEDISPA is delighted to announce that our Kensington receptionist Jasmin Byrne won the best clinic receptionist at the 2012 – 13 Aesthetic awards! Held at the beautiful Connaught rooms on Saturday evening, we were also finalists in the best clinic chain and best website categories.

Huge congratulations to Jasmin Byrne for winner best clinic receptionist at the Aesthetic Awards!

EF MEDISPA were not the only winners on the evening – several of the treatments and products we offer at EF MEDISPA also picked up prizes! We’re delighted to announce that:

 

Best Product Innovation: SILVER SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel

 

Best Newcomer (Product or Treatment): BRONZE Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Complex

 

Injectable Product of the Year: GOLD Juvederm Voluma

 

Treatment of the Year (Face): SILVER Harmony XL Pixel laser

 

Treatment of the Year (Body): GOLD Soprano Pain Free Hair Removal

 

For more information on our award winning products and treatments please visit www.efmedispa.com or call 02079375554

 

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