Hydration Squared: Ultra MD, B2 Serum

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Hydration Squared: Ultra MD, B2 Serum

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You have those days where no matter how much moisturiser you apply, the skin just continues to feel dry! This is more common during the cooler months of the year.

We have a number of different serums available at Face Plus, you can read about some of them here
If your skin is feeling dry, adding a serum to your skincare routine will be highly beneficial.
The moisture enhancing oil-free formula provides the ultimate boost of hydration to tired, stressed or extremely dehydrated skin.
The Ultimate, B2 Hydrating Serum is designed to store vital moisture balance whilst plumping fine lines and wrinkles.
The key ingredients include:
Pro Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), known to penetrate readily into the skin, it has good moisturising and softening properties. Pro Vitamin B5 has been shown to improve the appearance of irritated skin and is included as a rejuvenating agent.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) with Hyaluronic Acid is an incredible ingredient when associated with the right ingredients. Niacinamide boosts the immunity of your skin and improves the performance of the epidermal barrier. Your barrier helps retain moisture and keeps it hydrated for longer, niacinamide increases the production of ceremide’s, an essential component of your lip barrier, keeping the skin strong and preventing trans epidermal water loss. Collagen production will be boosted minimising the lines and wrinkles.
When Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid are combined they create a powerful duo. Hyaluronic Acid is capable of holding up to 1000 times its own weight in water, to synergistically help restore vital moisture balance and provide long-lasting hydration to all skin types
By combining the power of Pro Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) and Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) with Hyaluronic Acid the skin will be restored with vital moisture balance and give the skin a supple, dewy and more youthful appearance.
Trehalose is a very powerful humectant with high water retention capabilities.
Sodium PCA, also known as the sodium salt of pyrrolidine carbonic acid, is a humectant that is naturally occurring in the skin. It is a derivative of amino acids.
Cucumber fruit extract, is well known for its soothing, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps regulate moisture in the skin, relieve itching, soothe irritation of dry skin, soften and refresh.
Zemea, is derived from fermented corn sugar and is completely natural. It is an non-irritant, non-sensitising and very well tolerated by the skin giving a dewy feel.
Urea is a component of the natural moisturising factor present in the outer layers of the skin. Urea helps the skin’s barrier function in optional condition.
This powerful serum is appropriate for all skin types and can be applied morning and night to the face and neck.
Ultra MD, B2 Serum, $99

A complement to your daily moisturiser to visibly plump, reduce fine lines and restore moisture. Paraben free. Fragrance free
For a, thorough skin consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
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Drip with beauty: Beauty benefits of an IV infusion

IV’s are generally associated with hospitals and hang overs.

In recent times, some celebrities have been known to have an IV treatment before and event, of course for that much-needed energy they provide but also the added bonus of beauty benefits.

We asked Susi Garrett our IV expert and registered nurse the how’s and why’s?

What is in the IV treatment?
Depending on the IV treatment the vitamins and minerals added will vary. In this Q&A we will focus on the “Bondi Rescue” IV treatment.

The Bondi Rescue contains the following ingredients –
Hartmann’s solution but can be any carrier such as water for injection or normal saline.

High dose Vitamin C
B dose which is B1,2,3,5&6

Also, an LED Light Therapy treatment is included or at an additional cost a full facial from our treatment menu can be provided.

Who would this treatment be suited for?
Anyone who is starting to see signs of aging.
For those seeing a loss of collagen, Vitamin C activate the production of collagen.
Vitamin B helps fight pigmentation. If you have been noticing some spots appearing, make sure you let your nurse or doctor know to ensure this is added.

Vitamin B & C counteract damage done by free radicals, they are antioxidants

Zinc is an essential element for immunity. Especially important for clear skin as it assist with cellular growth and production.

Glutathione is one of the most powerful anti-oxidant, assist in lightening pigmentation. It also detoxifies harmful compounds and waste. It can also prevent acne, wrinkles and crow’s feet by detoxifying the skin and body.

It is also suitable for anyone who is fatigued, got glandular fever, or suffering from a chronic infection that they cannot shake.

When would someone see results?
Very dependent on what actually is the problem. Usually within a few hours and can last a few days.

How much?
The IV price ranges from $145 to $350.
Need to know exactly how it works? Read here

The Bondi Beach clinic also offer a unique dose of an activated vitamin B12 shot to give you that, up and go!

For a, thorough consultation with an experienced team member:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Must for every bride: Marija’s Journey


I spoke with Marjia about her Bridal Skin Journey with Face Plus.

Brides, we LOVE them! We love working with brides in the lead up to their big day and it is such an honour to be such an integral part of their story.
Read our other bridal blogs here

Marija is your typical Australian girl. She loves the sun and she tends to neglect her skin. On face value she has generally good skin, she is how ever very diligent when it come to her injectable treatments (muscle relaxants and fillers).

As we do with all patients we started Marija’s journey with a thorough skin assessment, you can read about our VISIA skin assessment process here.

In addition to the VISIA skin assessment the dermal therapists will also perform a manual assessment when touching and viewing your skin with the naked eye, read about this consultation process here

The VISIA told us a lot of things that Marija and her dermal therapist, Amy Cameron we’re already aware of but also things that surprised her, mainly, her true skin age was… 45! Marija is 35 years old, as you can imagine, Marija was shocked!

We don’t want to spoil the story but we’re just going to tell you now, we turned that around and 3 days before her wedding when we performed the test again it told her she had the skin age of a 27-year-old, all was right in the world again.
We start Marija’s Journey 6 months before the big day…

Marija had a few key issues and this is how we addressed them:

Uneven skin tone, rough texture, dullness and redness – we addressed these concerns in few ways. We first started by adding Laser Genesis to her treatment plan, this was a treatment that we performed on a monthly basis.

Following a course of treatments you should see:
An improvement is redness and rosacea
Minimised unsightly small veins and capillaries
Reduce the size of large pores and open pores
Soften acne and surgical scars
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Improved overall skin texture
Read more about the treatment here

Skin texture and pigmentation – Amy her dermal therapist also added a Herbal Phyto Peel to her regime. Read more here
Marija also had a peel once a month to the lead up to her wedding day.

Overall skin health and increasing cellular activity– Following each facial treatment we also performed an LED Light Therapy treatment. The red light was most relevant to her needs. The light stimulates cellular activity, blood flow increases, leading to greater tissue oxygenation and detoxification. It is designed to clear the skin, plump it and hydrate. Read more about the varying lights available here 

That wedding day glow – Three days prior to her wedding we treated her to the final facial in her package, the Oxygen Facial + LED Light. The oxygen facial will give even the dullest skin a beautiful healthy glow. This facial increases blood circulation, regeneration of cells, soothes irritated skin and boost the radiance of the skin, exactly what you need and want before the big day!

Marija is still thrilled with her transformation and continues her regular Laser Genesis treatments, monthly.

For a consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Counting sheep: Why doctors should be recommending more sleep tests

When was the last time a doctor suggested you get a blood test?

You can probably recall it, yes? Maybe it was to test your iron levels, or just a general health check-up. They probably even got you to pee in a jar just to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Now – think about the last time a doctor suggested you get your sleep tested. What’s that? I think it’s fairly likely chances that this hasn’t been as common an occurrence as your blood tests.

But considering sleep, or lack of, is one of the biggest causes behind diabetes, heart failure, depression and mental health issues, and even stroke, and you can see why getting it tested is SERIOUSLY IMPORTANT.

I bang on about sleep all the time, but people still don’t bat an eyelid. We make up a culture that physically thrives on 8 hours sleep, but brags about the 4 hours we got last night.

We push ourselves to the limit, then lie in bed tossing and turning, unable to switch off, but not taking it serious enough to seek help.

Saying “I can’t sleep” is as detrimental as “I can’t eat healthily” or “I can’t exercise at all ever” – sooner or later, the damaging effects will catch up with you and your health.

Sleep deprivation is SERIOUS guys. And we aren’t to know this unless we are faced with an underlying health issue that requires MORE SLEEP as a solution.
Read out tips on setting a nightly routine here

So, how do sleep tests work and where can we get one?
Well, the first thing to realise is they AREN’T expensive and, in fact, the don’t require anything from you other than a visit to a GP.

There are many sleep clinics located across Sydney and Australia, specialising in administering sleep tests for patients who have had enough of broken, unsatisfactory sleep.

Sleep tests can be bulk-billed at certain medical centres, and allow you to take home a non-invasive at Home sleep test that measures how you sleep, whether you snore/how loudly you snore, whether your breathing is obstructed through the night, and a range of other important factors that will determine exactly WHY your sleep is effected.

From there, you can work with your sleep doctor on a treatment plan – and before you know it, you could be sleeping like a baby once again.

It is literally THAT SIMPLE.
And for the health benefits you receive in the long term, my question is – why haven’t you done this sooner? If the answer is you didn’t even know you could – well, now you know.

Book the test. Get to the bottom of your bad night’s sleep and watch the impact it makes on your overall wellbeing – mind, body and soul.

In the meantime, if you’ve got those puffy eyes from exhaustion try this tea

To make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]