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Spring forward with a healthy glow: The art of exfoliation & hydration

Water-skin-hydrationAs we spring forward, it’s helpful to remember to change more than our clocks. The change in seasons means we need to change our skincare approach as well. Treating dehydration, patchiness, and roughness with gentle exfoliation will not only smooth any unevenness in skin texture, but it will make your serums and creams work more effectively. The result is a dewy, healthy complexion we all crave.

  • Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V is ideal for gentle, daily exfoliation. Formulated to be extra nourishing for dehydrated skin, P50V will keep skin clear without compromising your skin’s protective barrier.
  • Biologique Recherche Lotion MC 110 No1 and Lotion Alpha Kérato-Régulatrice are both exfoliating and plumping boosters that will smooth fine lines and tone skin. Applied 2–3 times per week, we recommend Lotion MC 110 No1 for thinner, more sensitive skin and Lotion Alpha Kerato-Regulatrice for thicker, duller skin.
  • Biologique Recherche Patchs Defatigants are soothing biocellulose eye masks that will reduce puffiness and smooth fine lines, and are one of the newest additions to BR!

 To increase efficacy, very gently pat 1 drop of either your P50 or Lotion MC 110 No1 around the under eye and brow bone, taking care not to apply too closely to the eye itself. Apply the Patchs Defatigants for 15 minutes. Remove the mask and massage in a circular motion around the eye until the serum is absorbed. Each box comes with 3 sets, enough for a 3-week program, applied once per week.




As always, we’re more than happy to help if you have any questions or would like further information! Call us at 206-283-9295 or email us at info@jillbucy.com.

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Skincare resolutions for 2018 and beyond

Skin-care-resolutions-for-new-yearWith a new year, set some new skincare goals to achieve glowing skin! We may be biased, but we think our skincare resolutions for 2018 are the most fun and achievable New Year's resolutions you could make! Below are our top suggestions for happier, healthier skin this year and beyond. 

  1. Cleanse every evening: Take the time to thoroughly cleanse and remove makeup before bed. This alone can have a profound effect on your skin's health, which is why it's our number-one tip!
  2. Add a serum: Incorporate a serum into your routine and moisturize every day. If you need help choosing the right one for your skin, we're more than happy to schedule a consultation or chat before your next appointment.
  3. Mask it up! Using a mask twice a week can keep your skin in top condition in between treatments. Purifying, detoxifying, or moisturizing, we have options for every skin need and lifestyle.
  4. Get regular facials: We recommend coming in every 4–6 weeks for a treatment. Skin is constantly in flux and we can't stress enough the importance of seeing a professional regularly to address changes to your skin's condition.
  5. Be beautiful: Inside and out, you are beautiful. Remind yourself of this every day.

We hope you all have had a happy and healthy New Year so far, and we can't wait to see you all throughout 2018 to continue this skincare journey together!

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Change in the season = time for a Tata Harper peel or the Biologique Recherche Micropuncture Lab

JBS winterIf you’re like us, the change in seasons – colder weather outside, drier hot air inside – leaves us with dull, lifeless skin. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we have some terrific reparative and renewing treatments in the spa to bring your complexion back to life. We can treat your skin for sun and environmental damage that resulted from our glorious summer, as well as hydrate your skin to counter fluctuating temperatures and dry air.

Here are a couple of treatments that will treat sun damage, pigmentation, stressed skin and dehydration, and restore your skin to its radiant, glowing best.

Tata Harper Total Complexion Peel
This 100-percent natural peel has 22 high-performance ingredients that purify, smooth, balance, and hydrate your skin. Alpha hydroxy acids, poly hydroxy acids, and beta hydroxy acids join forces to exfoliate the skin and give it a gorgeous glow with no downtime. Come in for the 30-minute Total Complexion Peel, or experience the 60-minute Brightening Organic Facial, which includes extractions, massage, and moisturizing mask.

Micropuncture Lab
Our intensive treatment helps fight against signs of premature skin aging. The combination of the Cocktail d’Actifs Regenerants and the Biologique Recherche Micro-Puncture Lab simulates collagen production for immediately visible results. Wrinkles are visibly reduced and an instant lifting effect leaves your skin revitalized and plumped. We recommend a 3- or 6- session treatment plan. We treat the whole face, and it includes cleansing, mask, and finishing serums.

We can customize a treatment and recommend products for your specific skincare needs. Check out our services here and call us at 206-283-9295 to book your appointment before the holidays!


ILIA is the perfect makeup to set off your glowing skin this Autumn

Ilia-foundation-pump1"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."

F. Scott Fitzgerald knew what he was talking about. If you’re like us, you use the new season as an opportunity to refresh your skin and update your look. An easy way to ease into autumnal style is to pick up some new makeup. We recommend ILIA, which we conveniently carry in the studio.

We just started carrying ILIA Vivid Foundation and our clients are loving the light, creamy consistency, and buildable coverage. Natural botanicals like rosehip seed oil and cranberry seed oil give an antioxidant boost, and hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates skin. And get this: a new ingredient, sourced from a tree on the Greek isle of Chios, offers a natural solution to reduce pore size and shine. The result is a flawless finish to your already glowing skin.

Add to that ILIA mascara, loose finishing powder, and our client favorite, the tinted lip conditioner. The shade Arabian Knights is a deep berry shade, perfect for Fall.

Come by to test out a few shades of Vivid Foundation; we’ll give you a sample to take home.

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It’s summer in Seattle! Show off glowing skin with new BR products

Summer means showing more skin, and we have four new body products from Biologique Recherche in the spa to help your skin glow. You'll be ready for the beach in no time!

Lotion P50 Corps
Lotion P50 Corps with glove

This includes everything you love about P50 but it’s been designed for your entire body! Massage it in with the included silicone glove to promote fluid drainage and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Using Lotion P50 Corps is particularly recommended before and after prolonged exposure to the sun, before the application of a self-tanner, in winter, and before hair removal. When applying, focus on rough areas, which are more prone to discoloration.

Emulsion Corps
Emulsion Corps VIP O2

To meet the specific problems of sensitive, devitalized, and very dehydrated skin, Biologique Recherche has developed this oxygenating and long-lasting moisturizing emulsion for the body. It comes in a spray bottle for easy application, and the emulsion has a light, non-sticky texture that penetrates fast. This is great for all types of thirsty skin.

 

 

Emulsion Originelle
Emulsion Originelle Regenerante Corps

This luxurious emulsion soothes and moisturizes the skin, protecting it from harsh climates. It regenerates the skin, replenishing and protecting with restored elasticity, softness and radiance. This rich formulation is recommended for all skin types and can be used over the entire body.

 

 

Creme Amc
Creme Amincissante Oxygenante MC 110

This extraordinary cream oxygenates and stimulates. It trims and tones, thanks to an Essential Oil Complex (Thyme, Lemon, Cypress and Peppermint) that stimulates local micro-circulation. It’s recommended for all skin types and is ideal for damaged skin or for reducing localized stubborn adipose fat. Apply to areas you want to treat using the Massage Glove to disperse the active ingredients and help erase stubborn cellulite.

 


The big reveal: The Tata Harper Total Complexion Peel is here!

JBS_1We are thrilled to offer the Tata Harper Total Complexion Peel, a professional-grade treatment that leverages the power of the revolutionary Tata Harper Multi-Acid Peel. Thanks to a host of naturally derived acids, there’s no downtime and no redness. The peel is unique for a professional peel, which can often include harsh chemicals and a recovery period for the skin.

This 100-percent natural and nontoxic peel has 22 high-performance ingredients that work for your skin, not against it. Multiple natural sources of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Poly Hydroxy Acid, and Beta Hydroxy Acid work to purify, smooth, balance, and hydrate the look of your skin so you can achieve your best glow.

Here’s how it works: The peel itself is a 2-part system; each part is applied 1–2 times (depending on the client’s skin needs) before moving on to the next step. The first step (the Multi-Acid Complex) consists of AHAs and PHAs. The second step (Skin Rejuvenating Complex) consists of BHAs. AHAs, PHAs, and BHAs are most effective at different pHs, which is why they've been separated into two different products applied separately, and it makes this peel very effective for refining the skin's surface texture (which is what AHAs excel at) as well as breaking up congestion of sebum and dead skin within the pores to treat acne (enter the BHAs).

The 30-minute stand-alone treatment includes cleansing, the peel, and finishing products. It can also be incorporated into a 60-minute facial—which we’ve called the Tata Harper Brightening Treatment—that also includes extractions, light massage, and a moisturizing mask.

Pricing for the 30-minute peel is $60, and the 60-minute facial treatment is $185. Call today to experience this wildly effective and natural treatment.


A love letter to P50

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We all love our P50. It's true love, our skin's soulmate. In fact, many of our clients can’t live without it. Biologique Recherche’s Dr. Allouche has called it a “potion in a lotion” and it is the keystone to BR’s skin care treatment. There’s nothing else like it on the market.

There are a few different versions, but all are the unique result of 30 years of development and experience. P50 balancing exfoliators speed up the epidermis' natural exfoliating process and the reconstruction of the epidermal shield. The fortified epidermis protects the skin, boosting its self-regeneration abilities. All BR treatments begin with the P50 ritual in the morning and evening. It gently exfoliates the skin, regulates excessive sebum secretion, moisturizes and helps maintain the epidermis' acid pH. It prevents and treats in-grown hairs, and is therefore ideal for pre- and post-shaving skin care.

Sound too good to be true? Well, don’t take it from us. Here are a few of the articles praising P50 (and dissing the smell, which, truth be told, is a bit acrid but it’s a small price to pay for the many benefits of this loved potion).

  • Brides.com said it’s a must-have for every bride:
  • Beauty hound Hannah Bronfman detailed her skin care regimen in the New York Times, putting Lotion P50 PIGM400 front and center.
  • New York Magazine featured it under the headline “Jesus in a bottle.” Seriously.

Find your perfect P50:

Lotion P50 is the formulation that started it all, the original P50 is recommended for seborrheic or hyper-keratinized skin.

Lotion P50 V is the kinder formulation developed for less toned and devitalized skin.

Lotion P50 W is the gentlest exfoliator of the bunch. It is chock-full of anti-inflammatory active ingredients and ideal for fine, sensitive skin prone to redness.

Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is an exfoliating and brightening lotion perfect for dull complexions with hyperpigmented marks. Unexpected ingredients pack a powerful punch: Palmaria Palmata extract lightens pigmentation and inhibits melanin synthesis, AHAs exfoliate, and Vitamin B3 and Wasabi extract are powerful antioxidants.

To use P50:

The first week, soak a cotton pad moistened with water with Lotion P50 and apply to the face, neck and cleavage, patting upward gently without rubbing. The following days, skip the water and soak a dry cotton pad with Lotion P50. Follow with your other favorite BR products. And don’t worry if you first feel a bit of tingling upon use. When the pH of the epidermis is unbalanced, you will feel the P50’s acidity. Once the skin is balanced, that sensation goes away.

For more on this new formulation of P50, check out this Man Repeller interview with Dr. Allouche or article on Racked.com:

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Discover the power and benefits of soin lissant

Soin Lissant is the anti-stress beauty care treatment. Our estheticians have been trained by Biologique Recherche to deliver this one-of-a-kind treatment. Translated as “smoothing care,” soin lissant was specifically designed for city skin—it targets dehydrated, reactive, stressed, and traumatized skin. Sounds familiar, no?

A lotion and power are mixed in doses customized to your specific skincare needs.

This product is rich in Omega 3, hyaluronic acid and silk proteins. Soin lissant leverages these powerful ingredients for their hydrating, renewing, and protective properties while simultaneously deploying unifying and calming qualities found in royal jelly, squash extract, and milk proteins.

But it’s really about the technique. Perfected by Biologique Recherche, our estheticians administer smoothing and modeling movements interspaced with rapid, subtly dosed pulsations. This results in a restructuring effect and you’ll find your skin is firmer, clear and more even-toned well after the treatment is over. It hydrates and soothes while also proving to be an effective means of lymphatic drainage. The video above shows Svetlana administering soin lissant on a client.

Svetlana regards soin lissant as our most luxurious treatment, plumping the skin through the singular hand technique that sculpts the face. It is a booster unique to Biologique Recherche that benefits any skin type or skincare regimen.

Call today and book your next treatment, asking specifically for soin lissant. You and your skin will be thrilled.


Freshen up for spring with ILIA

ILIABEAUTY_HoldMeNow_1024x1024The skies might still be grey but we have introduced some great color in the spa, thanks to ILIA beauty. In addition to a loose translucent powder called “Fade into You” and a powder brush, we are also carrying a new ILIA tinted lip conditioner in a pastel pink called “Hold Me Now.” It combines organic ingredients to soothe and condition the lips and this white-pink shade is perfect for spring—pair it with a strong eye for a fresh look.

Be sure to check out all ILIA products—we continue to introduce our clients to new products from this fantastic line. Launched in 2011, ILIA Beauty is dedicated to creating the purest products possible. The ethical-sustainable approach embodied in each piece is filled with certified organic bio-active botanicals that nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Stop in the spa and find discover ILIA, the perfect complement to radiant skin.


As spring approaches, we have your skincare solutions

Weather-questionSeasons change and so do your skincare needs. When the temperature fluctuates, it’s important to protect the skin, getting regular facials to reduce stress to the skin and improve resiliency. In addition, there are many effective Biologique Recherche products that can combat the elements and keep your skin looking its best, even as storms rage, temperatures veer wildly up and down the thermostat, and the sun starts making a regular appearance.

  • Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines brightens dull, devitalized winter skin.
  • Fluide VIP O2 supplies oxygenation to reduce signs of fatigue and brighten your complexion (Svetlana’s tip is to layer Oligo-Proteines Marines with Fluide VIP O2 on top to help with dark circles).
  • Lotion MC110 No1 offers hydration and extra exfoliation, as it smoothes and brightens.
  • Crème Grand Millésime acts as a brightening cream, revitalizing the skin.
  • Masque VIP O2 + Masque Vivant provides the best brightening effect, and it’s our favorite mask combo, especially during a season transition. We also recommend mixing Masque Vivant with a touch of baking soda and applying that as a brightening, exfoliating mask.

Stop in the studio today to discover the right solution for your skin as we transition into spring.

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