Archive for May, 2012

Boys, boys, boys!



People are always surprised by how many men we get at EF MEDISPA – my medispas are a one-stop shop for the modern city man who needs a bit of comfort and help with their skin! Many of our male city thought they had said goodbye to problem skin when they were teenagers, but their high pressure jobs and the stressful financial market means their skin is misbehaving all over again. That’s why I absolutely love the new SkinCeuticals City Recovery Facial; a treatment designed for men to combat environmental skin damage!

The SkinCeuticals City Recovery Facial works to correct and prevent damage caused by city living; the environmental aggressors that can leave your skin looking fatigued and the signs of premature ageing clearly visible. At EF MEDISPA we’re seeing more and more clients with dull, tired and dry skin along with adult acne and rosacea. These skin issues are caused by pollution, air conditioning and central heating, as well as a combination of stress, poor diet, drinking and smoking. The City Recovery treatment helps to correct any visible signs of ageing and stress, while also working to brighten and re-hydrate the skin, helping to prevent further damage to the skin.

The City Recovery Facial works just as hard as those having the treatment – it consists of deep pore cleansing, extractions and exfoliation using the salicylic and mandelic acid, the SkinCeuticals SM Gel Peel and SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque. For deep hydration, the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque is applied and absorbed by the skin whilst a lymphatic drainage massage is undertaken by your EF MEDISPA therapist. The antioxidant therapy is incorporated with the application of the SkinCeuticals Vitamin C Firming Masque and a dose of the new Phloretin CF Gel and AOX+ Eye Gel.




At the end of your treatment you’ll be protected with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen and your therapist will recommend which SkinCeuticals products can carry on the good work at home. I particularly love the Phloretin CF Gel and Sheer Mineral UV Defense.

All SkinCeuticals products are available at all EF MEDISPA locations!

For more information about the City Recovery Facial please call EF MEDISPA Chelsea on 0207 368 7676

*Beautiful image by Rene Gruau

Tuesday Tips!

Are you sitting on the throne too long? Are you so bloated you could give Henry VIII a run for his money? At EF MEDISPA we’re offering you the Royal Flush to cleanse your body of toxins!

Ever since Princess Diana admitted to being a fan of colonic hydrotherapy, we have been trying to break the taboo by openly speaking about one of the simplest and most effective instant cleansing, detoxing, skin improving, stomach flattening, energy boosting treatment – all rolled into one.


Kate Moss is a fan of colonic hydrotherapy


To misquote Oscar Wilde the treatment “that dare not speak its name” has become a mainstay for many high-powered celebrities, super models, princesses and business women seeking instant gratification. Whilst they may not discuss the treatment at dinner parties, they are nevertheless regulars at EF MEDISPA’s very private colonic hydrotherapy suites.

At EF MEDISPA we have added a new dimension to the traditional treatment – with an a la carte menu that includes the super food wheatgrass, for the ultimate detox and herbal combination to alleviate bloatedness, or you can choose mineral salts for a super boost and even espresso for the caffeine addicts.

A bit of stealth for perfect health. We won’t tell if you don’t!

Colonics a la carte is available at EF MEDISPA Chelsea, 193 Kings Road, SW3 5ED, 0207 368 7676

EF MEDISPA St John’s Wood, 69 St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7NL 0207 449 0888

My favourite SPFs

Make sure you wear a hat in the sun!


Here at EF MEDISPA almost everyone had been struck down by the worst Spring cold, so we’re more than a little bit happy at the sudden arrival of Summer! Our toes have been freshly pedicured, our legs buffed with the Cosmedix Body Build and SPF meticulously applied. Of course, at EF MEDISPA we apply sunscreen EVERY morning, as we know that 90% of visible ageing is due to sun exposure (it’s true – check out the The Skin Cancer Foundation for more facts) and a good daily SPF is your ultimate weapon of choice against wrinkles. However, I know that for some of you naughty lot, the sunscreen only comes out once the sun does, so to make sure you SPF-up I’ve picked my favourites for you to choose from:



NEW from SkinCeuticals is the fabulous Brightening UV Defence SPF 30, a hydrating, corrective and protective sunscreen. This clever little multi-tasker uses state-of-the-art UV filters to protect your skin and also works to even out and brighten skin tone, while correcting and preventing the appearance of pigmentation. Use every day and you’ll be left with a brighter, smoother and more radiant complexion. You can use it under make-up and the creamy, hydrating formula is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin.

If you’re really serious about skincare, I recommend you combine your Brightening UV Defense SPF 30 with any of the SkinCeuticals antioxidants – Phloretin CF, Phloretin CF Gel, C E Ferulic, or Serum 10 AOX+ – for unparalleled skin protection and prevention.

Soon to be available at all EF MEDISPA locations!

If you’re always in a rush and tend to be a bit haphazard with your SPF, then make sure you pick up a DermaMineral’s™ On-the-Go-Finishing Powder SPF 30 this summer. This really innovative product enables you to give your skin a quick fix of protection any time you need it – the brush applicator deliver just the right amount of product every time! My sons love it when they’re skiing as it’s so quick and easy. It works to protect your skin from the sun, as well as reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles with mattifying minerals, for a flawless and shine free look.

£52 at all EF MEDISPA locations


Another great product from Dermaquest is the ZinClear PF 30 – Tinted. My go-to SPF, the ZinClear tinted is perfect for when you jump off the plane and want to be protected, without looking like you’ve just come from (the normally) wet and rainy London! The hint of a tint gives you a lovely glow, while the Zinc Oxide protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Zinc is also wonderfully healing and soothing, making it a great choice for sensitive types.

£57 at all EF MEDISPA locations



Chelsea Flower Show

Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend some time at the Chelsea Flower Show, blazing sunshine and all! I make sure I go every year and this time round certainly didn’t disappoint. I took a few snaps to share with you all!



New bed for the clinic??




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