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If you’re a regular listener to The Peak FM like us, then Casey-Jo needs no introduction. Hosting the mid-day show, this adventurous Vancouverite knows a thing or two about music — and Microdermabrasion.
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In fact, she’s been sharing all of her fabulous self care rituals to feeling healthy and beautiful from the inside out — with a little help from Urban Body Laser.

The Peak FM and Microdermabrasion

Recently, she shared her experience after receiving Microdermabrasion at our medical spa on The Peak FM’s blog. After her first appointment with our amazing medical esthetician Janelle, she realized just how much stress, lack of sleep, and the environment were affecting her skin.
If you’re unfamiliar with this procedure, we’ll quickly bring you up to speed. With celebrity fans like Gwenyth Paltrow, Gisele Bundchen, and Penelope Cruz, this virtually painless treatment gently rejuvenates the skin by non-invasive exfoliation. By removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, Microdermabrasion leaves the skin feeling smoother and dare we say, younger. Our clients have found that Microdermabrasion effectively treats and minimizes a wide range of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, discoloured and congested skin, and even ingrown hairs.
Using the state-of-the-art Pristine Precision Diamond Peel System, the densely packed diamonds gently remove top layers of the epidermis, stimulates collagen and elastin production, and improves blood flow for firmer, healthier looking skin. Best of all it’s easily customizable for all skin types and for the full range of body areas. To learn more, watch our video to see how it works.
Just a few days after her second Microdermabrasion appointment, Casey-Jo said that her makeup is smoother and more comfortable to wear, plus her pores were nowhere in sight. What else did she have to say? Find out by reading her latest blog post!
 

“Self care is one of the most important things, because if you’re no good to yourself, then you’re not good for anyone.” ~ Casey-Jo

 
Want to learn more how Microdermabrasion can help your skin?
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BIG NEWS: GET 20% OFF SUNFORGETTABLES THIS MONTH!

If you’ve ever followed Urban Body Laser on Instagram, visited our medi-spa, or perused through our blog, then you’ve probably heard us say once (or maybe a 100 times) how important daily application of sunscreen is for anti-aging. Not only does it prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and sunspots from prematurely forming, but it also protects you from more serious conditions like severe burns, cancer, or myositis, an autoimmune disease.
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So now that Spring is in full swing and summer is on the horizon, this time of year is when many can’t wait to escape from hibernation and head into the great outdoors. Whether it’s Kits Beach or Stanley Park, Vancouver is an oasis for heading out and kicking back. However, with that comes an even greater reasonability to protect your skin.
With so many products out there, we know it can get confusing. Plus, not all sunscreens are created equal, an issue that we blogged about before. To avoid adding toxic chemicals to your delicate epidermis but also gain the protection you want, look no further than Colorescience’s Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen.

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This little magical wand makes application easier than ever. Not only is it an all natural, non-irritating, and portable product, but it also protects against Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB rays and offers up to 80 minutes of water-resistance. Forget having to apply greasy lotions, the Sunforgettable Wand is safe to use on all skin-types, including kids. And guys don’t worry; it may look like make-up, but we promise it’s completely fella-friendly.
Here’s how easy it is:

  1. Remove rubber band and prime brush in circular motion on top of hand until minerals begin to flow.
  2. Sweep brush over entire face and neck in circular motions to release powder.
  3. Apply liberally and evenly before sun exposure; reapply every two hours throughout the day for continued water resistant protection.
  4. Can be used on head, face, neck, chest and back of hands.
  5. For a full step-by-step process, watch this video on Colorescience!

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There are a wide variety of colours that will match any skin tone, including a new ‘Deep’ shade. And incase you need another reason, get 20% off this month for all Sunforgettable products at Urban Body Laser! To find out which colour you should choose, visit our medical estheticians for a free consultation.
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After years of helping people with their skin, we can safely say we’ve seen just about everything. From dry to oily, young to mature, our medical estheticians have worked with hundreds of people from all corners of Greater Vancouver to help them achieve healthy, glowing, and flawless complexions.
Throughout the years, we’ve learned a thing (or nine) about how to the body’s largest organ. And lucky for you, we’re giving you the inside scoop by sharing our top 9 skincare lessons that will help your skin from the inside, out.
1. Cleanse. We’ve all had those mornings where we’ve woken up with raccoon eyes from last night’s mascara and our foundation strewn across the pillow (yuck!). We know life gets busy, but if there’s one thing you absolutely must do, it’s cleanse before you hit the sack. Here are a few of our faves:

2. Sunscreen. Don’t let Raincouver fool you; those grey clouds aren’t enough to fight off the sun’s harmful rays, causing premature aging and upping your chance of developing skin cancer. Applying sunscreen should be part of your all-day routine, no matter what time of year it is.
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And not all sunscreens are created equal; as we’ve mentioned, you need to opt for Physical sunscreen, which protects your skin from the sun by deflecting or blocking the sun’s rays. It uses non-toxic, mineral-based ingredients like titanium dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral) and zinc to block the sun’s entire spectrum of UVA and UVB rays. This differs from the typical chemical forms you find at the drugstore, and are made up of more than 12 different chemicals, many of which have not been FDA approved. These are then absorbed into the skin and can interfere with the normal function of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid.Our go-to physical sunscreen is anything in the Sunforgettable Collection by Colorescience. Pack in your purse and reapply any time of day for easy-peasy application.skincare lessons
3. Ditch the Drugstore. Here’s why: they’re filled with chemicals that will only harm your skin. Better to make life simple and go for the natural, holistic, and scientifically proven good stuff: Osmosis, Colorescience, and Pro-Derm.
4. Moisturize. Yes, that includes people with oily skin. No matter what skin type you have, moisturizer should always be in your arsenal. Here are our faves.
5. Wash Up. And not just your face. We’re talking about your brushes, pillowcases, and face cloths; anything that touches your face on the reg, as these materials can easily absorb and pass on bacteria that can clog pores. (Pssst…this brush cleaner is ah-mazing).
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6. Don’t Pick! Whether it’s pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads, keep your hands off and away from your face, as you’ll likely only do more damage. Suffering from scars? Our Foto-Facials will do wonders to remove discoloration.
7. Easy on the Exfoliation. Rule of thumb: you should be exfoliating gently and no more than twice a week. Your skin is sensitive, and while exfoliation is vital for removing dead skin cells and other pollutants, there’s no need to sand it down completely. These exfoliators and masks from Osmosis and Pro-Derm are gentle yet incredibly effective.
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8. Ban the Tan. Baking in ultraviolet rays, whether it’s the tanning bed or on the beach, needs to stop immediately. Premature aging, wrinkles, fine-lines, pigmentation, cancer – you name it; it’s all caused by tanning.
9. Bar the Bar. Using a bar of drugstore soap to cleanse is one of the worst things you can do, as it strips our skin of natural oils and causes a PH imbalance, resulting in dry, oily or acneic skin. Do yourself a favour and try these gentle Osmosis cleansers that deeply clean the skin and thoroughly remove dirt, make-up, and environmental toxins.
Now that you have our skincare secrets, feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our tips, recommendations, and products. We’re happy to help!
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Have you noticed that your skin has become incredibly dry in the past few weeks? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Cooler temperatures always affect the moisture of your skin, especially on your face, hands, and feet. As a result, cracking, flaking, and redness are all side effects as winter weather sweeps in.
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It also doesn’t help that as the temperature drops outside, we’re turning up the heat inside, which also causes the skin to dry out. Thankfully, the Urban Body Laser team has assembled their Winter Survival Kit so ensure your skin receives the tender loving care it deserves. Check out our top picks:
Hydrogel
We recommend using this in the morning and evening to regenerate the skin’s protective film, or any time after bathing, showering or shaving.
Immerse
This helps calm and soothe very dry skin with powerful antioxidant oils from blueberry, red raspberry, and calendula along with barrier-restoring natural lipids. Our manager, Janiece, swears by it! In fact, she loves applying this to her hands and lips before bed.
Quench Plus – Hydrating Plumper

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This anti-aging hydrator is perfect for under your mineral makeup to leave you with not only a photo finish but also a silky feel. Can be used upon waking and/or before bed.
Pep Up Gel
Give your skin a jumpstart every morning with this amplified Anti-Aging Serum. It’s formulated with a 10-peptide blend to specifically target aging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. This radiance-boosting formula with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid makes your skin look and feel younger. Light-reflecting pigments diminish imperfections, improve the appearance of redness, and brighten sallow tones.
Regenerating Cream
Pro-Derm Regenerating Cream has been formulated to moisturize, regenerate, and soothe sensitive skin while also protecting against the harsh winter elements.
Hydrating Herbal Mask 
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Use this 1-2x a week to restore moisture. This herbal blended mask saturates skin with rehydrating ingredients to immediately provide moisture and nourishment.
Liftense
This has one of the highest peptide concentrations available, enriched with first grade ingredients especially selected for skin restoration, protection, moisturizing and lifting. Plus it’s renown for its anti-aging compounds as well, helping your skin hydrate while also fighting the signs of aging (win win!).
With this dream team in your corner, you won’t have to suffer from another season of chapped lips and cracked hands. Best of all, these are available at our clinic or on our online store! Though all of these products can be used on any age or skin type, there may be some that are better suited for you than others. If you need help deciphering which ones are best for you, contact our team any time, we’re more than 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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Feeling young is one thing, but looking it is quite another. So what if we told you there was a treatment that could slow down the aging clock and keep you looking forever young.
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BBL Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment using intense light therapy. How it works is that infrared and visible light penetrates deep within the dermis and epidermis, stimulating and increasing the lifespan of aging genes. This light actually restructures the molecules, turning your gene expression from aging and damaged to youthful and rejuvenated. After just a few treatments, it reverses the signs of aging as skin becomes much younger, with visible improvements to pigmentation, elasticity, and texture.
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It’s Time to Rejuvenate with BBL Photorejuvenation

Stanford University recently released a study that found BBL treatments can restore gene expression pattern of aging skin to resemble young skin. They found that over 1,000 gene expressions became “rejuvenated” with decreased elastosis and more uniform collagen deposition, leading to improvements in fine wrinkles and pigmentation.
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At Urban Body Laser, we’re always looking for the most effective ways to make our clients look and feel their best. Keeping on top of the latest trends and technological advancements in skin care is apart of our job, but we will only offer products and services that we truly feel confident with using on ourselves. That’s why we’ve offered BBL Photorejuvenation services for over five years, as we’ve seen first hand how effective the results can be.
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Are you ready to try this anti-aging solution? Because we’re so confident in this technology, we’re giving you 50% off your first BBL Photorejuvenation treatment! Contact our medical estheticians and they’ll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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