Why the move to Balance Me?
After 11 years at Shine Holistic spent researching skincare brands and trends, including the last 9 years managing the beauty team, Mandy has decided to move on from the beauty team. She wants to pursue her passion for skin analysis and facials, focusing solely on facial treatments from now on. Mandy has researched many skincare brands and has discovered a range that she truly believes in.
Introducing Balance Me.
This company has recently celebrated its 10year anniversary. Set up by 2 sisters searching for a work/life balance, they ran well being events before branching out into making skincare. Mandy worked for them all those years ago as a facial massage therapist and helped research and develop some of their facial skincare products, gaining a deep understanding of the process of what goes into a skincare product and perhaps, most importantly, what stays out. Mandy also completed a course in “Making Cosmetics” gaining a true insight into ingredients, looking at how and why they are used in products. All this led to her wanting to avoid ranges with a host of synthetic ingredients. Mandy likes to eat clean and decided her skincare should be clean too. It was also important for her to use something she would feel totally confident to use on her 4year old daughter too. The Balance Me range of body and facial skincare products totally fulfilled this requirement.
Balance Me, is a British company, with all products made in Britain with one of the founding sisters living locally in Stoke Newington. The Balance Me promise, is a range of natural but results led skincare. Using no parabens, sulphates, petroleum, mineral oils, silicones, dea, pegs, propylene glycol and artificial fragrances or colours. However, despite being natural they use hard hitting ingredients with skin enhancing benefits.
Being long term colleagues, Mandy was delighted to be asked by the Balance Me company to design their Facial treatments for them. Mandy has chosen to be a representative of their range because of its fantastic approach to pro-ageing. Their newest range Collagen Boost, features a unique peptide blend that helps boost collagen and elastin. Likewise, Blackberry Leaf extract works as a powerful anti-oxidant against the effects of pollution. They are innovative in their choices, for example Moisture Plus uses a sophisticated ingredient extracted from Morrocan Bitter Orange Flowers which boost the production of Hyaluronic Acid within the epidermis thus plumping and smoothing the skin from within.
They have a comprehensive range of products to cover all skin concerns. Wash off or balm cleansers, toning mists, a host of moisturisers, serums, oils, eye-creams, balms and a chemical free SPF. They are continually striving for excellence in their choice of ingredients, aromas and textures to satisfy the most skincare savvy of customers.
Another key reason for choosing the range was it’s heritage as an Aromatherapy-inspired range. Unique blends of essential oils are used for their aromas as well as for a real skincare purpose.
This range may be natural but it packs a real skin benefits punch and the products really work.
Balance Me have won a host of beauty awards for their products too, such as Red Magazines’s Green Beauty Award for Wonder Eye Cream and the Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible Hall of Fame award for Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm.
At the core of Mandy’s philosophy is a natural approach to well being, with a results driven backbone. Her aim is for her clients to be relaxed and uplifted after each treatment, leaving with rejuvenated skin that looks glowing. With this in mind she has designed 2 facials for Balance Me.
1- Balance Me Bespoke Facial 60mins £65.
After a detailed consultation, Mandy will tailor the best treatment for you, considering your needs whether its for blemish reduction, rosacea/sensitivity soothing or just skin plumping you are looking for. Starting with relaxing scalp compressions, a deep cleansing follows, using a mix of balms to lift away all impurities and prepare the skin. Then a powerful but natural exfoliation using fruit acids resurfaces the skin and allows for the penetration of further products. Then the star of the show- a unique facial lifting massage using a blend of effleurage massage and techniques from the Facial Rejuvenation/Face Lift massage. Customised masques will work their magic whilst a deep scalp, neck and shoulder massage melts away any tension to leave the face looking rested. A face mist, customised serum, moisturiser and natural SPF and eye cream completes the heavenly treatment.
2- Bespoke Facial with an extra 15 minutes of massage. 75 mins £75.