The Facial to Rid You Of Fragile Winter Skin

Tucked away in the laneways on the edge of Sydney’s CBD lies Esstudio Galleria, a hair and beauty salon that offers a unique experience to both men and women. The setting is unlike any other salon in Sydney and makes you feel as if you’ve just taken a trip down Alice’s rabbit hole. It’s highly creative and relaxing all in one.

The studio’s Beauty Director and resident expert, Jacqui Arnold, offers a huge range of services from manicures to lash extensions, IPL skin treatments and even glam makeup application. But it’s the latest addition to their menu that could be the answer to your fragile Winter skin.

Their Gernetic Vegetal Skin Intense Facial may sound complicated but in reality it’s simply a highly nourishing and restorative mix of high quality ingredients, tried and tested techniques and clever beauty tools.

Your usual deep cleanse and skin buff are combined with two main factors, the Gernetic Cells Life serum and the Vegetal mask.

“The Gernetic Cells Life serum contains a blend of proteoglycans, hyaluronic acid and amino acids that work to repair the skins dermis and epidermis to reduce fine lines and wrinkles,” explains Jacqui. “It increases collagen and elastin production in your skin cells which speeds up the skins healing process.”

Jacqui continues, “The Vegetal mask contains wheat bran and flour, kaolin, lime and lavender containing vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E, and a variety of minerals including magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus mineral salts.”

“It is very nutrient dense and has both calming and purifying properties for your skin. It’s also loaded with anti-oxidants making it perfect for any and all skin types.”

As for at home care after your facial, Jacqui shares, “You should keep your face clean for the remainder of the day so it has plenty of time to soak up all of the serums and loveliness from your facial. Makeup is a big no until the next day!”

“Between facials, try to exfoliate twice a week and add a fabulous serum to your routine that will give an added and much needed boost of nourishment,” continues Jacqui.

And when asked the age old question of how often we should be getting a professional facial, Jacqui advised, “Booking in for a facial every 6-8 weeks is a great routine to adhere to and ensures you’re making the most of your at home routine as well.”

For me, Winter weather hits my skin all at once. While I may think that my skincare routine is keeping up with the change in weather, all it takes is one day under the office heaters and an evening out in cold wind to mess everything up. So really, this facial couldn’t have come at a better time.

Other than leaving incredibly relaxed, my skin was looking smooth, glowing and returned to its former bouncy and hydrated self. It felt nourished without feeling like excess product would cause congestion and I didn’t experience any excessive redness or irritation. Sensitive skinned gals will love this one!


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