understanding your skin

How to Boost Your Skin's Bounce

The secret to keeping skin springy and firm is knowing how to keep your collagen and elastin levels high. These two proteins are responsible for the structure (collagen) and flexibility (elastin) of your skin.

From your 20’s onwards, collagen and elastin production start to slow – this is a totally normal and natural part of ageing. Protecting the collagen you already have is the first step to maintaining plump skin. You can do this by...

Upping your antioxidants inside and out

Make sure you are incorporating lots of berries, dark chocolate, kidney beans and leafy greens into your diet as well as having a great antioxidant serum in your skincare arsenal. These are the fighters that will destroy free radicals before they have the chance to damage your collagen and elastin

Stressing less

As if being stressed isn’t stressful enough, high levels of cortisol in the body can destroy collagen, so try to incorporate stress decreasing techniques such as meditation and belly breathing to keep those cortisol levels low and collagen levels high. Read more about the skin-mind connection here.

Managing inflammation levels

Chronic, low-level inflammation leads to collagen and elastin depletion as well as slowing healing and repair. This is known as inflammaging. To reduce this low-level inflammation, avoid environmental stressors such as smoking, pollution, and sun exposure as best you can

Wearing SPF

Long term exposure to UV rays is one of the most common causes of loss of collagen and elastin. A great broad-spectrum SPF that you can’t wait to apply every day will shield your skin from the sun, reducing the amount of potential damage

Essential Serum
Pfeffer Sal
Essential Serum
de-Stress Oil
Synergie Skin
de-Stress Oil
Sunscreen
Esse Skincare
Sunscreen

Now you’re protecting your collagen, you can begin to boost it! Your skincare routine can support collagen and elastin stimulation. Look for products that:

Assist with collagen and elastin synthesis

Vitamin A, growth factors, vitamin C, vitamin E, bakuchiol, and some peptides will stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin

Strengthen the barrier function of your skin

Your skin barrier is your defence from the outside worth. A strong barrier will protect your skin from stressors that could contribute to collagen and elastin depletion

Keep skin hydrated

Hydration is the cornerstone of healthy skin and hydrated skin will look plumper, smoother and more radiant. Use hyaluronic acid in your routine and lock in hydration with omega-rich oils

Encourage cell turnover

Accelerating cell turnover will help to shift damaged skin cells and reveal plumper, healthier skin. Products containing AHAs and vitamin A will help to speed this process along

THE DOUBLE CLEANSE
Pfeffer Sal
THE DOUBLE CLEANSE
£89.00
Resurrect Serum
Esse Skincare
Resurrect Serum
£98.00
Sanitising Spray 75%
Swiss Clinic
Sanitising Spray 75%
£6.90
Skin Roller 3 in 1
Swiss Clinic
Skin Roller 3 in 1
£59.00
Ba+S Eye Contour
Odacité
Ba+S Eye Contour
£43.00
Dermalux Flex MD
Dermalux
Dermalux Flex MD
£1,914.00
Acceler-A
Synergie Skin
Acceler-A
£88.00
Essential Serum
Pfeffer Sal
Essential Serum
£85.00
masquErase
Synergie Skin
masquErase
£69.00
Firming Oil
Esker Beauty
Firming Oil
From £40.00
Firming Wash
Esker Beauty
Firming Wash
£28.00
Oil Cleanser
Kahina Giving Beauty
Oil Cleanser
£51.00
CaR Vital Glow
Odacité
CaR Vital Glow
£52.00
Ac+R Youthful Glow
Odacité
Ac+R Youthful Glow
£52.00
Essence
Shinso Skin Care
Essence
£255.00
Eye Architecture Cream
Ultimate A
Synergie Skin
Ultimate A
£82.00
Ultra Elastin
Brad Biophotonic Skincare
Ultra Elastin
£165.00
Sublime Radiance Concentrate
Brad Biophotonic Skincare
Sublime Radiance Concentrate
£105.00
Ultra Elastin Lift
Brad Biophotonic Skincare
Ultra Elastin Lift
£175.00
Sublime Gel Cream
Brad Biophotonic Skincare
Sublime Gel Cream
£205.00
Active Botanical Serum
Vintner's Daughter
Active Botanical Serum
£175.00

Advanced treatments are also fantastic at increasing and maintaining high levels of collagen and elastin, it’s just a case of choosing the right one for you:

Go Under the Light

If you’re short on time and enjoy a lighter touch, book in for our LED session. This 20 minute session uses controlled wavelengths of light to stimulate the skin into producing collagen, increasing circulation and reducing inflammation. Book now

Forever You

Forever You is perfect for those who want to defy gravity without the downtime. ClearLift laser penetrates the dermis in a controlled way, resulting in the growth of new collagen, as well as tightening the skin, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin tone and texture for a plump and smooth appearance. Book now

Renew You

This advanced resurfacing treatment targets skin tone, texture and elasticity. The targeted laser stimulates healing, working on specific areas to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, pitted acne scars and pigmentation, as well as stimulating collagen and reducing pore size. As it uses heat as its primary power, it’s not for the faint-hearted and there is downtime involved but, we promise, the results will make it more than worthwhile. Book now

Ultra Synergy

This is our medical needling treatment. Needling works on the principle of controlled trauma. By making small punctures in the surface of your skin, you fool it into creating collagen and elastin at a faster rate to repair the damage. These are the building blocks of healthy skin, so the more collagen and elastin present, the stronger and thicker the skin will be! Book now