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I Let Urban Body Laser have their way with me….

and I think I like it…..

I Let Urban Body Laser have their way with me....
I have always been content with the way I appear on the outside.  I’m no beauty queen, but I’m happy about how I look.
Also, I have never been caught up with getting older.  Some of the most beautiful humans I have ever laid eyes on are in their 80’s.
So, I had never really thought of facial rejuvenation as something I’d be into.  I heard the ads that my friends from Urban Body Laser ran on the PEAK pretty much ever since we went on air.  But, I always thought they were talking to someone else.
Then, recently, I started noticing the effects my love for the sun has had on my skin.  I had so many crazy suburns on my face, one so bad I had to be hospitalized.  And it realized that my careless ways with the sun were catching up with me.
When I heard the Urban Body Laser ads about Photorejuvenation I started to pay attention.  The idea that maybe some of the spotting and redness on my face can be removed with light therapy began to appeal to me.
So I talked to my friend Janiece at Urban Body Laser.   I had my first photorejuvenation and skin tightening treatment just before the holidays.  I was a little freaked out.  ( The picture is of me, just before I had my first treatment )  I was afraid it would hurt like crazy ( it hurt a tiny bit ).   I was afraid there might be scarring ( there was none – in fact, Janiece made me look better when I left than I did when I walked in thanks to the Colorscience  mineral make up she hooked me up with ). Mostly, I felt refreshed and relaxed and like I’d been pampered.
The treatment comes with a excellent skin care line for use after to help nourish and protect the skin.  I love it.
I didn’t really notice a difference, but my friends did.  I have already started getting compliments on how great my skin looks.  After one treatment.  Crazy.
Next step, microdermabrasion.  It’s happening soon.  I’ll let you know how it goes.
We’ll be posting the before and after pics of me after I’ve had all the treatments.  But from what I’ve experienced so far.  It’s working.

  • When you purchase the Primer, Foundation, and Sunforgettable Brush, we’ll add a free Setting Mist, valued at $49!
  • If you buy any 3 products, you’ll get the 4th free!
  • For every $100 you spend, you’ll get an extra $25 bonus!

 
With just a couple of weeks to go until December 25th, finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones is on everyone’s minds. However, in between juggling work, baking up a storm, and attending holiday events, finding time to battle the crowds at the mall may be seem downright impossible.
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If you’re a notorious last-minute shopper and leave it all until the last couple of days before Christmas, let this year be the first where you can enjoy the holidays stress-free. The Urban Body Laser team has created the Holiday Gift Guide that will please anyone on your list. The best part? You can shop in your pajamas! Order online store or simply send us an email, then we’ll ship it to you or the recipient.

The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

The Core Four from Colorescience
colorescienceNow is the perfect time to take advantage of this special for the holidays! When you purchase the Primer, Foundation, and Sunforgettable Brush, we’ll add a free Setting Mist, valued at $49! Colorescience is the premier luxury aesthetic makeup line that is so pure and natural that it actually nourishes and protects your skin while also offering the same coverage as regular make-up. Plus there are several shades to choose from to suit whomever you’re buying for. If you need help deciding the right one, just ask our medical estheticians!
Osmosis and Proderm
An easy and foolproof way to impress anyone that cares about their skin (which just about means everyone!), we highly recommend Osmosis and Proderm skincare. If you buy any 3 products, you’ll get the 4th free (of equal or lesser value)! We’ve talked about how much we love Osmosis and Proderm, as they both use a combination of holistic and natural ingredients for not only every day skin care, but also to correct common conditions like aging, blemishes, and rosacea.
Gift Certificates
You can never go wrong with gift certificates. Whether it’s laser hair removal or microdermabrasion, give them the freedom of choice to pick whatever service of ours they want. To make it even extra easier for you, for every $100 you spend, you’ll get an extra $25 bonus!
Have questions about our gift guide? No problem, we’re here to help!
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In our last blog post, we talked about two products that we highly recommend to our clients for laser hair removal treatment: Gentle Cleanser and Hydrogel. These offer a number of benefits to soothe and heal the skin before and after each appointment. However, they can be used for so much more than just that. In fact, the Urban Body Laser team uses these two products in their daily skin care regime.

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Having a medicine cabinet stocked to the brim with a different bottle for each possible skin treatment not only becomes confusing, but it’s also a waste of money. That’s why we love products that are both effective and versatile, and these two Pro-Derm skin care items are the perfect example of multiple uses all in one.
Hydrogel
Hydrogel is a dermal calming product that can be used for many other skin conditions besides just post laser treatment. It rapidly soothes skin with it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. It is enriched with Vitamin C, Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids, Sea Fennel, and Bio Aloe. It also contains Everlasting and Geranium essential oils that are natural preservatives, making this product free of parabens.
Any kind of Dermatitis responds very well to Hydrogel’s cooling and calming properties. It can also be applied on the face prior to skin care because of the fatty acids it contains. These work as an excellent delivery system for all of the active ingredients. In other words, it helps bring the nourishing components of your cleanser, moisturizer, and other products you use deep into the epidermis.
Our male clients use Hydrogel as an after shaving gel. It contains an active plant extract called Bisabolol that’s derived primarily from German Chamomile. This is an anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing substance that helps to relieve sensitive skin.

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German Chamomile


If you suffer from sunburn, blemishes, dry, or irritated skin, the Allantoin in this product helps stimulate the cellular renewal and healing process. This is another active ingredient that originates from Comfrey Root. The Geranium essential oil is also used as a healing antiseptic that soothes blemishes and revitalizes dry skin.
Gentle Cleanser
Most cleansers and soaps are alkaline, which often irritate the skin and partially neutralize the action of Glycolic Acid (AHA). The Pro-Derm Gentle Cleanser has a optimal PH of 4.5., so it maintains the skin’s protective acid mantle.  It also contains 40% certified BIO Aloe that helps to soften and heal the skin. This natural anti-stress for the epidermis is recommended for couperosis, sensitive, or dry and delicate skin.

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You probably know lavender for its calming, soothing scent, and the same can be applied to what it does for the skin. Gentle Cleanser has certified organic lavender that acts as a healing, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. It naturally has relaxing, soothing, and calming properties making it wonderful for any skin type. We highly recommend the Gentle Cleanser for those who suffer from delicate, dry, flask, congested, acne-prone and red-prone skin.
As you can see, Hydrogel and Gentle Cleanser are suitable for any skin type and condition. We can’t stress how important it is to do your research before you buy a product, no matter what the price point is. Just because a skin care item is expensive doesn’t mean it’s going to be good for you, so make sure you’re choosing the right products for your skin’s needs. If you need some guidance, we’re happy to help!
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Both in-store or online, these products have sold like hotcakes at Urban Body Laser this week! Check out why our clients are buying – and loving – these popular skin care products and beauty lines.
Proderm Hydrogel and Gentle Cleanser

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These two are what every single one of our clients uses before and after our treatments. If you’re starting a laser hair removal program, we highly recommend these two become staples in your beauty bag. Hydrogel keeps the skin properly hydrated with its 40% organic aloe. It also contains Omega 3, 6, and 9, which help to absorb that aloe deep into the skin. The Gentle Cleanser keeps PH balanced to steer bacteria away and prevent post-treatment folliculitis. It contains 40% aloe barbadensis extract and is enriched with kavender essential oil.
Colorescience Pressed Mineral Foundation

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It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Colorescience Mineral Make-Up. In fact, it’s the only beauty line our medical estheticians will put on their face. The Pressed Mineral Foundation provides light to full coverage that feels weightless while nourishing the skin in the process. It’s packed with Vitamins A & E, as well as antioxidants like Beta Carotene, Carrot Seed Oil, Rose Geranium, Sandalwood, and Lavender. We carry a wide variety of shades to match your skin tone, just visit us in-store or send us an email if you need guidance picking the right one.

Purify Exfoliating Enzyme Cleanser from Osmosis

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An organic, all natural product, our clients are completely hooked to this cleanser. Purify is a universal facial cleanser can be used on all skin types and gently exfoliates the skin to remove dirt, make-up and environmental toxins.
Interested in learning more about these or other products we carry? Feel free to contact us with your questions!
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You may have finished Spring Cleaning your wardrobe, but have you ever considered clearing out your make-up bag and skincare collection? These types of products tend to be the ones that people rarely throw away. From nail polish to foundation, many of us hang on to these items way past their expiry date. Unlike food, many make-up and skincare products don’t list best-before dates so it can be hard to tell when it’s time to toss them. However, that doesn’t mean that they last forever. Even mascara and eye shadow can reach an end point.
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Applying moisturizer or foundation that’s past its prime could be causing you breakouts and irritation to your skin. We’ve created these simple guidelines to help you figure out when it’s time to toss your old beauty products and makeup.
Mascara: 2 to 3 months. Toss as soon as you notice it’s getting clumpy, dry, or the scent is off.
Liquid Foundation: 6 to 12 months. If it has separated into layers or the colour has lightened, it’s time to say goodbye.
Lipstick and Lipgloss: 1 year. If you notice it starts to become dry or extra sticky, then you know it’s gone bad.
Nail Polish: 1 year. When it applies extra goopy or if it’s separated and won’t blend after a vigorous shake, it’s toss time.
Moisturizer: Up to 2 years. The more active ingredients in a lotion (like SPF) and the more bacteria introduced from frequent usage, the more quickly it can expire.
If you’re having a hard time deciding which to toss, our medical estheticians can help! Just book a skin consultation with us and bring in your make-up and skincare products, and we’ll help you sort through which is past their prime and could be harming your skin. As an added bonus, you’ll also get 25% OFF any of our Colorescience, Osmosis or Pro-Derm products so you can replace your old items! Then we’ll recycle your old makeup to keep them out of the landfill.
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Once you have your new make-up and skincare, to keep your products lasting longer do not store them in the bathroom or any place where humidity is a factor. Keep sunscreen, face creams, and makeup in a cool, dry place to maximize shelf life.
This is also a good time to recognize what items are causing damage to your skin, even if they haven’t past their prime. Take a look at the ingredients. If you see the words mineral oil, fragrance, perfumes, talcs, dyes, and alcohols, we strongly recommend deleting these from use. Other words to look out for are parabens, petrolatum, PEG compounds, and dibutyl phthalate. These ingredients pollute the skin, damage the environment, and have been linked to causing cancer and other health concerns. On a surface level, they also cause further breakouts and irritation.
Start fresh this season and book a skin consultation with us to decide which make-up and skincare are best suited for your skin. And don’t forget your unwanted items to receive 25% OFF any of our Colorescience, Osmosis or Pro-Derm products!
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