I was reading an article on Pomegranates in the Autumn issue of ‘Spa Secrets’ and found out some interesting facts. Did you know that the Pomegranate is the Hindu symbol for fertility? It is also an ancient Jewish religious icon featuring in New Year ceremonies. This tropical fruit is best from September to February, and is native to the Middle East, Northern India, the Mediterranean, and South East Asia. Nutritionists recommend this super fruit as it is full of antioxidants and is a really good anti-inflammatory. Pomegranates are a rich source of vitamins C, B6, A, and E, which makes the fruit very good for the skin, and thankfully Murad has a Pomegranate range designed to give us all of the above benefits.
The Murad Pomegranate range is supercharged with Energizing Pomegranate Complex, a blend that combines cell-regenerating artemia and free-radical fighting pomegranate extracts. When used together, these two extracts keep cells functioning at their highest level.
So in preparation for the harsh weather, why don’t you try something from the Pomegranate range this Autum and supercharge your skin. We have the products available in all 3 of our salons, and can advise you in store what product or products from the range are best for you. Or you can try the Pomegranate Revitalising Facial, the perfect perfect pick-me-up for your skin.
After joining Zen in June, the past few months have gone by so fast! I am enjoying every second working for Zen and can’t thank the girls enough for being so helpful and welcoming. We get given on-going training and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning new techniques and products. I am currently based at the Bruntsfield salon and have met some lovely clients and have been building up my request clientele. I love how all the treatments at Zen are result driven; it’s really satisfying to see the great outcomes we get, especially with facials like Diamond Tome and the Murad and Priori Peels.
I feel really lucky to be part of an expanding business and our new Hanover salon is amazing! If you haven’t been there yet you should definitely check it out. It’s the perfect place to relax after a hard day of shopping.
Lauren Bell – Bruntsfield Salon
Very few people in the UK had heard of Mesotherapy until recently, but it is by no means new. It was originally introduced in 1952 by a Parisian GP, Dr Michel Pistor. Mesotherapy was used as a medical treatment for sports injuries, poor circulation, arthritis, vascular diseases and infections. Dr Pistor’s theory was that specific conditions could be best treated by injecting small amounts of medicines directly into the site of the problem.
Until now, Mesotherapy has been associated with being fairly painful involving the use of hundreds of needles, predominantly for fat and cellulite busting – commonly referred to as the “Flab-Jab”. In essence, Eporex Mesotherapy is the “Flab-Jab” – but without the needles!
The needle-free Eporex systems delivers all the benefits of traditional Mesotherapy – without the side effects of bruising, scarring, and the downright “ouch factor”! The innovative Eporex uses the principle of Isophoresis. It works by accelerating the delivery of specially mixed formulations into specific areas of your body and surrounding tissues to a maximal depth of 10 cm, through the pores – without breaking the skin. Due to the uniqueness of the system, the Eporex can deliver 90% of Mesotherapy formulations consisting of nutrients, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, directly to the target treatment area. Once these formulations have reached their destination they reactivate at a cellular level to deliver results from the inside out.
Eporex needle-free Mesotherapy is an effective way of spot-reducing stubborn areas such as stomach, buttocks, or thighs. It works by delivering specially mixed formulas directly into subcutaneous fat layers via a needle-free, painless process. These formulas break down fat cells and release excess stores into the bloodstream. Once these fatty acids are freed your body can use them as a readily available fuel source to help you burn-off fat!
Eporex Needle-free Mesotherapy is one of the few treatments that can truly make a noticeable difference to that “orange-peel” effect. UK trials have recorded results as high as 100% effective! Cellulite affects 95% of all women, regardless of weight, shape or height. Although exercise can help reduce the appearance of Cellulite, the results can be limited. With Eporex Mesotherapy, selected formulas are delivered into the mesoderm layers of the skin resulting in visibly reduced signs of cellulite. This is achieved by breaking down the fibrous tissues that encapsulate fat cells and create the “orange-peel” effect, to create a smoother looking appearance.
Further to our blog post about the stars dropping in to the new salon at Hanover street for treatments, (‘Cheryl’ and ‘Nancy’ from Hollyoaks, and Sam Faiers from The Only Way is Essex), we thought we’d mention some of the stars who’ve recently visited the Teviot salon for treatments.
Comedian Russell Kane (winner of last years Fosters Comedy Award) was in at the Teviot Place salon for a massage, which he described as “mind blowing”. He liked it so much he immediately re-booked and bought a voucher for a friend! He was in Edinburgh for the festival performing his show ‘Manscaping’, which explores the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world.
We also had British acting legend Simon Callow (star of cult movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, etc) in for treatments at Teviot Place. He was in a one man show about a transvestite and needed us to make him beautiful (and when I say us, I mean our therapist Becky). After his waxing he said “she’s a brute that girl, a brute!” Beauty is pain Simon, beauty is pain.
Well it’s been really eventful during the festival month! We’ve enjoyed catering to the stars, and hopefully they’ll come back to us for their treatments next August.