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PHYT’s Rénov is a Glycolic Treatment unlike any other!
What does PHYT’Skin Rénov do?
• Evens out skin irregularities & roughness
• Fades acne scars
• Restores natural radiance
• Reduces pigmentation
• Reduces pore size
• Smooths out wrinkles and fine lines
• Softens and tones the skin
PHYT’S has developed the first Cosmeceutical Certified Organic Glycolic Peel; a real skin renovator with 30% Glycolic Acid of natural origin* (*Sugar Cane).
It is a gentle and non invasive treatment which works on the skin’s superficial layer: the stratum corneum, and in turn stimulates the connective tissue beneath. PHYT’Skin Rénov offers a gentle skincare treatment with quick visible results. The skin appearance is improved through a program of home-use products and a FOUR session treatment without recovery or downtime. A glycolic treatment simply rapidly exfoliates the skin: many new cells are generated quickly at the base of the epidermis which pushes out the thickened layer of dead cells so the skin looks smooth, fresh, bright and youthful.
• 1– At home prior to the peel: the skin needs to be prepared at home 2 weeks before the professional treatment to test its tolerance to active ingredients used in the peel; to prepare the skin for the treatment; and to condition the skins surface.
• 2 – The professional peel: this skincare treatment is divided into3 key steps: skin cleansing and preparation; application of the acid solution; and finally neutralising, followed by the application of a soothing moisturiser and Spf 50.
• 3 – At home after the peel: Continuing the treatment at home, after the peel, is absolutely necessary to protect and soothe the skin. SPF (High Factor 30+) is a MUST throughout the treatment.
If you’re familiar with the double-ended Jane Iredale Mystikol powdered eyeliner and highlighter, which you had to click into the cap to gather the product, then you’re going to LOVE the revamped much simpler to use version!
The updated Mystikol includes a perfectly sized built-in brush, which makes lining or creating a smudged-out smoky eye so easy. The product itself is a lightweight, long-lasting cream to powder formula that doesn’t crease. It’s available in four rich colours.
Granted, my video skills are still a work in progress, but below is a video showing how simple the new Mystikol is to apply. Stocked at Nautilus, €25, contact us to order yours. We’re also happy to ship within Ireland.
I’m looking for case study participants as part of my post-graduate course in Fertility Reflexology. If you or someone you know:
*is having difficulty conceiving, even if you/they have had a child already
*is undergoing Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART)
— then please get in touch.
We’ll take a holistic approach together for your reflexology treatment and look at a number of areas of concern such as stress, nutrition, hormone regulation, charting & much more.
Participants will receive their treatment, including an in-depth consultation, at a reduced rate by a qualified reflexologist.
Time to introduce the PHYT’s skincare range! As you learn more and after you experience a PHYT’s facial, you’ll be as excited as I am about this all natural, organic, plant based range!
(as pictured, starting left and working right) LAIT NETTOYANT: Gentle Cleansing Milk – Dry, Sensitive, Mature Skins
Recommended for dry skin, it gently and efficiently removes make-up and impurities without water. Skin is clean, supple and more comfortable. Massage over face, neck and eyelids and gently remove with damp cotton discs. Contains Organic Sunflower, Hazelnut, Lemon, Verbena.
A cool, light cream cleanser to remove impurities and emulsify makeup. The skin is fresh, soft and hydrated with no residue, only a smooth skin. Take a small amount, massage all over face, neck and lips and use the residue on your fingers to cleanse the eyes and lashes. Remove with a damp cotton disc. Contains Organic Sunflower, Palm, Chamomile, Ginseng, Soft Orange.
All skin types. Removes makeup and pollutants from the skin effectively while balancing the skins pH. Hyaluronic Acid softens the skin, attracts moisture and plumps skin out. An all in one treatment at the end of the day or for a morning cleanse. Skin is soft and smooth. 4/5 sprays on a damp cotton disc to cleanse. 2/3 pumps applied to skin neat to soften.
Complete the cleansing process with this calming, soothing and refreshing facial toner (Perfect after Lait Nettoyant). Recommended for normal to dry and sensitive skin. Alcohol and glycerin free. Hydrates and re-balances the skins pH. Contains Organic Bitter Orange, Horsetail, Mallow, Verbena, Alfalfa.
Purifying, revitalizing, and balancing, this facial toner is recommended for combination to oily skin, or dull skin needing a boost of vitality. It tightens, refines pores and helps to reduce inflammation from seborrhea. Used after cleansing, it hydrates and re-balances the pH. Alcohol and glycerin free. Contains Organic Eucalyptus, Sage, Niaouli, Yarrow.
Limited time only, while stocks last!
Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose & Geranium Body Polish (150g): Smoothes and nurtures for beautifully soft skin. Gently exfoliating argan shell and rice powders are combined with skin enriching shea nut butter, moisturising soya and coconut oils, and an aromatherapy blend of precious rose otto, geranium and ylang ylang to soften, nurture and smooth the skin. Usually €24.50, now €13
Neal’s Yard Remedies Pumice Foot Scrub (75g): Smoothes areas of dry or hardened skin. Exfoliating peach seed and pumice combined with softening mallow and cleansing ginger mint to freshen and smooth. Usually €21, now €10
Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Toning Eye Gel (10ml): Cooling, soothing and refreshing, this is toning and firming for the delicate skin around the eye, while visibly reducing puffiness and minimising the appearance of dark circles. With antioxidant, anti-ageing white tea; suitable for both men and women’s skin. Usually €33.60, now €22
Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose Facial Wash (100ml): Refreshes and cleanses normal or sensitive skin. Gently foaming with anti-oxidant aloe vera combined with precious rose otto and soothing pink rose petals. Usually €22.40, now €18
Neal’s Yard Remedies Calendula Cream (30ml): Used as a soothing and healing ointment for irritated or inflamed skin, rashes and eczema. Promotes the healing of cuts and wounds. Usually €9.80, now €7
I’m so lucky that I love what I do! One of the things that brings me the most joy is teaching baby massage classes. Every five weeks I get to meet a new group of babies and parents as they embark on an important and new chapter in life. They’re getting to know each other, new parents are learning how to adapt to a massively wonderful and stressful life change, and baby massage can play an important support role in that. Here are some benefits of baby massage:
Nautilus Dublin is in a great location if you’re looking for baby massage classes in Dublin. We’re conveniently based in Dublin 3 and handy to Marino, Fairview, Drumcondra and Clontarf. We’re very close to public transportation and there is parking just outside our door.
If you have private insurance, most plans will cover up to €100 of the costs of our five week course. I supply massage oil, handouts, tea/coffee and snacks! Get in touch to sign up for our next session.
“They” say that moving house is one of the most stressful events in life. After the last couple of days, I can confirm that the task continues to maintain a spot in a top ten list of things that I really, really don’t enjoy.
As I look for pictures to add to this post, I keep seeing smiling couples, like they’re having THE MOST FUN EVER. While wearing matching white t-shirts. Please. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry.
The actual point of this post is that sometimes we will push ourselves to the limit out of sheer necessity. But, we still have to make the time to look after ourselves, take care of ourselves, give ourselves a break.
I’m lucky to have a job that I love. Work for me is a retreat, a haven. After this week, I’m also turning to this great list of 50 Ways to Take a Break and wanted to share it with you. ENJOY your break!
At Nautilus Dublin, we are happy to be able to offer the range of Jane Iredale mineral foundations. These natural, long-wearing mineral foundations are made without talc, artificial dyes, synthetic preservatives, parabens, or synthetic fragrance. You can choose from a traditional powder foundation, loose or pressed powder –
or a liquid foundation, in a full coverage BB cream, tinted moisturiser or liquid minerals!
To sample the range of Jane Iredale makeup, please contact us on 01 534 0003 or NautilusDublin@gmail.com to book your consultation.
What does 3 Free or 5 Free mean in the world of nail polish, and why does this matter?
Let’s start with the basics:
3 Free = NO formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene
5 Free = NO formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor
(there are also vanishes on the market now that are 7 and 8 Free!)
And what do these top 3 chemicals do? (according to WebMD)
1. Formaldehyde – a carcinogen
2. Dibutyl phthalate – has been linked to birth defects in studies involving lab animals
3. Toluene – a toxin that may cause birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure
When I was selecting which product ranges to use at Nautilus Dublin, I wanted products that were as natural and organic as possible. It’s what I choose to use at home, and I like being able to provide my clients with some “greener”, “cleaner” options. I also thought about what the impact of exposure to extra, unnecessary chemicals could be long-term to my own health. Now, I’m not a soapbox preaching eco-fanatic, but I do believe there are simple choices we can make that are better for us but without sacrificing quality or results.
I’m of the mindset, “better safe than sorry” and that’s why I selected the Soil Association certified Neal’s Yard Remedies range for our facials. For our professional spray tans, I selected EcoCert certified TanOrganic. Natural, chemical-free, and organic products have become more widely available and are as effective as their potentially less safe counterparts.
Why does being free-from matter? Well, nail products are trickier. By their very nature it takes chemicals to create those glossy, long lasting, colours that are flexible enough to adhere to the nail. But, with these nasty chemicals no one really knows the full effect that long term exposure to the fumes or to the chemicals being absorbed through the nail plate or surrounding skin may have. Thankfully, there are some amazing free-from options available!
We also use 3 free CND Vinylux. For our gel polishes we use SmartPolish, which is a long lasting gel that does not require a base coat or a top coat. There is no sticky layer to remove. All of this means less chemical exposure to you and less time under the UV lamp!
Probably WAY more information than you were bargaining for, but sure, knowledge is power 🙂