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Amazing Benefits of using Retinol

Consistency is key with skin care routines, but if you are not using Retinol, you really should be.  Here are some good reasons why you should be adding this into your skin care regime.

It can improve your skin’s texture…
According to top dermatologists Vitamin C and retinol/retinoic acid are proven to improve skin quality by slowing the aging process. Through aging we start to see wrinkle formation, loss of elasticity, decreased skin thickness & hyperpigmentation and with the assistance of retinol you will start to see any of the above skin concerns start to improve and possibly vanish.

It can make you look younger – Quickly
Research shows that these vitamin-A derivatives speed cell turnover and collagen growth to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and fade brown spots.

It helps with Acne…
Because it has the ability to get into pores and unclog them, retinoids make your skin look brighter. An added bonus it helps to reduce acne as well as post-inflammatory scarring after the blemish has left!

So what do we recommend?

Dermalogica’s Overnight Retinol Repair contains highly-active 0.5% microencapsulated Retinol to help reduce the fine lines, wrinkles & brown spots. Added bonus a buffer cream to help acclimatize your skin to provide client-contolled customization for maximum results with minimal skin irritations. Ask one of our highly skilled Skin Therapists about how you can get started today!




Coming Soon ~ Overnight Retinol Repair from Dermalogica


The first ever customizable Retinol treatment cream for accelerated skin renewal is now available!
This amazing new night treatment will help to improve the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation & wrinkles.

See us to purchase yours today!

Dazzle Dry 3-piece Kit now available!

Dry your Nail Polish in just 5 minutes with DAZZLE DRY!




I heard about Dazzle Dry about a year ago and thought to myself this can’t be true!  Being in the spa industry for 18 years I have never found a product that dries my manicure fast and lasts for up to a week on me.  But after reading many rave reviews about the 3-piece kit, I decided that I must try this out!

First I was drawn to the fact that the product is Vegan, free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde & Camphor.

To start, I applied some Nail Prep (contains Calcium, provitamin B5 & hydrolyzed protein) to a cotton pad then wiped down all my nails, I then followed by an application of the Base Coat (water based base coat with a proprietary rubbery polymer) and let it dry completely for 1-2 minutes.  I then applied 2 coats of  Nail Polish (I used either a SpaRitual or Deborah Lippmann  polish colour) followed by a final coating of the Top Coat. I then timed the 5 minutes and sure enough they were dry enough to continue on! AMAZING!  I have continued to always have my nails polished and have been amazed at all the times I run out the door without ever smudging my nails, especially since I paint them 5 minutes before leaving ~ I have even painted them before bed and haven’t woken up with them smudged or dull!  My nails have never been healthier and I chalk it up to the all the healthy ingredients that Dazzle Dry has in it!  I love the product so much that I decided that it was time to put it on our shelves! Pick yours up today and I hope you love it as much as I do! ~ Laura

Please feel free to ask any questions or add your comments below!


Got your Little Grey Pass?



Have you signed up for a Little Grey Pass from Dermalogica.ca?

If you haven’t, go do it and if you have your yours, come book a Fruition Personalized Skin Treatment, where we will customize your treatment to your skin’s needs and give you an experience that you won’t forget!

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Start your journey to great skin health!




Why we love Deborah Lippmann Polishes!

For those of you spa junkies (like me) and who love high-quality products you will have to come try Deborah Lippmann Nail Colours…you will find out quickly why they will be your new beauty favourite!  Smooth, creamy & luxurious this polish looks as great as it feels on!  All polishes are formulated to promote healthy nails not damage them!  All nail colours are infused with treatment benefits from ingredients such as Biotin, Green Tea Extract & Aucoumea (resin from a West African tree).  These formulas are long lasting, quick drying & apply evenly with high quality pigments!

Deborah Lippmann products DO NOT contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP (dibutyl phthlate), camphor, parabens, sulfates and are NOT tested on animals.

I am obsessed with them and hardly ever go without colour on my nails since it hit our shelves! My nails have never been healthier.  Plus I just spent 2 weeks on the beaches of Hawaii and never had the polish chip or fade!

Don’t have time to come into the spa and see, just click the link to our online store!


This is not just a Beauty product…

We are loving Dermalogica’s new media campaign!  We too believe that a proper skin care regime is not a luxury, but a investment in you!


Healthy skin shouldn’t be a luxury. That’s why we’re not about pampering, indulgence or frills. We’re about a smart solution to skin care that delivers proven results – the kind that keeps skin healthy, for life. Your skin.

We are Dermalogica!


What’s the only cosmetic you should be using on your skin?

As seen recently on Global News… A new book just released called Echoholics (random house supported by David Suzuki) states that Jane Iredale is the ONLY cosmetic that should ever be used!

Here’s why… Free of the following… fillers (talc), chemical SPF ingredients, chemical preservatives (parabens & phthalates), FD&C dyes (coal tar & synthetic dyes), fragrances (no synthetic fragrances), oil free (no petroleum).

All Jane products are Non-comedogenic so they won’t interrupt the skin’s natural function, Dermatologist tested (safety tested, allergy tested, clinically tested), Hypoallergenic (non-irritating), pharmaceutical & cosmeceutical grade ingredients to help promote the health of the skin, and cruelty free (no animal testing).

Are you using Jane Iredale products?  If not call us today for a consultation or book a make-up lesson.

You may also shop Jane Iredale products on our online store dermastore.ca

Sensitive Skin? What you need to know…

Hydrocortisone is a commonly used steroid that helps reduce inflammation.  Its purpose, however, is to provide short-term relief, not long-term control of itching and redness.  In addition, Hydrocortisone has the potential drawback of thinning skin, and when used long-term, skin can build up resistance and require stronger steroids as a result.

Opt instead for powerful ingredients that soothe, cool, reduce redness and impact the multiple pathways behind inflammation for better control of flare-ups.

Three Key Ingredients to look for:

  • Avena Sativa (Oat Kernel) extracts:  Rich in avenanthramides, which have been widely studied and proven to have natural anti-irritant and anti-redness properties.
  • Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract and Bisabolol (derived from Chamomile): Work synergistically to help reduce inflammation induced redness and irritation.
  • Boerhavia Diffusa (Red Hogweed) Root Extract: targets neurogenic inflammation while soothing properties restore skin to a normal sensitivity level, providing immediate and long-lasting results.
Find these key ingredients in UltraCalming by Dermalogica!


Recently I was reading an article about Serums and how they are the new generation of powerful anti-aging and that if you are looking to take year’s off that it is time to invest in one of these secret skin heroes!  The article went on to read that serums are like “scaffolding for you skin, they support, firm and tighten”  and I couldn’t agree more!  I thought that this was a great analogy to share with clients as it puts it into easy to understand terms as to why you should be using one daily in your skin care. Everyone is looking for the “fix” these days as everyone is feeling the lack-lustre skin all from stress, environment and lifestyle.  As we do sell many serums from both Dermalogica and Wilma Schumann I was extremely excited to attend Dermalogica’s new product launch for the newest addition to the AGE Smart line – Overnight Repair Serum! This new serum syncs with your body’s nighttime recovery process, helping to increase luminosity while minimizing fine lines, dryness and loss of elasticity.  Overnight Repair Serum helps control the biochemical triggers that lead to skin aging!

So I have now used it for 3 nights and I have to say my skin definitely has a glow, it feels softer and well hydrated.  Also the smell is amazing, it definitely relaxes me before bed!  So for all you AGE Smart users this is a must especially heading into winter.

We should have the Overnight Repair Serum on our shelves by September 7th.  Please let me know if you are interested in having one put aside for you.