With salons closed for the foreseeable future, we reveal the products and techniques to get professional results, in your own home. Safely, inexpensively and quickly.
In The Salon: Microdermabrasion
In Your Home: Silky Bae BaeVac, £24.99
The BaeVac’s microdermabrasion head provides a solution for common skin complaints, including shallow scars, blocked pores, fine lines and unbalanced complexion. The BaeVac has a silver head which was designed to replicate the microdermabrasion techniques used by skincare clinics but at a fraction of the price. This system uses diamond treatment tips to exfoliate the skin. They work by removing the dead skin cells from the top layer of skin (the epidermis) and stimulate the production of new skin cells. The BaeVac comes with a selection of 6 detachable heads, designed to do anything from hard to reach areas of your nose, to light mass extraction of blackheads on your cheeks. Each technique delivers improved skin tone, the reduction of pore appearance, and makes skin smoother, clearer and rejuvenated.
Available from: www.silkybae.com
The Salon: Deep Conditioning Treatment
In Your Home: SheaMoisture Raw Shea Deep Treatment Masque, £10.99
This intensive treatment masque deeply moisturises and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair. Containing Sea Kelp which seals and smoothes cuticles. Argan Oil restores shine while helping promote hair elasticity and Organic Shea Butter deeply moisturises while conditioning hair and scalp.
Available from: www.superdrug.com
In The Salon: Micro Peel
In Your Home: Embryolisse Night Peeling, £18
Wake up to a luminous complexion with the Gentle Night Peeling Care Radiance Secret from bestselling French pharmacy skincare brand Embryolisse. A nutrient-packed treatment that promotes cell renewal overnight when skin is most receptive. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, the multi-functional formula works to exfoliate, moisturise, soothe and soften skin for a smoother, refined texture that glows with youthfulness. Enriched with a cocktail of AHA, Glycerin and Bisabolol, the formula helps to gently buff away dead skin and impurities, preparing skin to absorb the benefits of Macadamia and Argan Oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax to restructure, nourish and protect from aggressors.
Available from: www.lookfantastic.com
In The Salon: Brow Thread or Wax
In Your Home: Rubis Anti- Bacterial ION Classic Tweezers, £25.95
Manufactured in Switzerland in 45-steps from surgical stainless steel, these high-quality tweezers feature slanted tips for precise touch-ups at home or on-the-go. Crafted with superior calibrated tension and perfectly aligned tips that close evenly and firmly for advanced pulling power, you can grip even the smallest of hairs for a professional, airbrushed finish. Acid-proof, anti-magnetic and rustproof, the tweezers are finished with an anti-bacterial coating that releases silver ions to neutralise bacteria, germs and other pathogens.
Available from: www.lookfantastic.com
In The Salon: Detox Facial
In Your Home: Funderm NO DRAMA Red Clay Mask, £32
A creamy, natural red clay mask packed full of active ingredients. This innovative Prebiotic & Probiotic complex will leave your skin purified and balanced in only 5 minutes. NO DRAMA features an innovative blend of clinically proven active ingredients. NO DRAMA also contains Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Vitamin B3 to inhibit sebum production and improve your skins’ texture. The active formula minimizes the appearance of pores by keeping them clean, leaving your face revitalised with never-ending elasticity.
Available from: www.funderm.com
In The Salon: Bouncy Blow Dry
In Your Home: Only Curls Curl Enhancing Curl Gel, £16
Celebrate your natural wave and curls with Only Curls. Define your curls with this oil infused gel that holds curls in shape while adding shine and moisture. With a special blend of Avocado Oil, Kukui Oil and Aloe, this product naturally hydrates curls, minimises frizz and maximises curl impact. 100% Vegan and all bottles are made from BIO-PLASTIC and are 100% recyclable.
Available from: www.onlycurls.com