OPENING HOURS

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10am - 8pm

Thu 10am - 9pm

Sat 10am - 6pm

Last Sun of Month 12pm - 6pm

OPENING HOURS

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10am-8pm, Thu 10-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Last Sun of Month 12pm-6pm

ADDRESS

52 South King St

(Beside the Gaiety Theatre)

Dublin 2, Ireland

Phone : +353 1 677 4624

52 South King St (Beside the Gaiety Theatre), Dublin 2, Ireland

Phone : +353 1 677 4624

Blog

Review of Ion Active Facial

10.09.2016
Categories: Blog, Facial

By Charlotte O’Connor 7/9/16

As a 43-year-old woman, I need all the help I need to keep my skin looking younger! So I was delighted when a friend treated me to a Dermalogica Ionactive Facial at the Buff Day Spa.

My lovely therapist Jean met me in the relaxation area and took me over to a special machine that you put your head inside with a UV light that showed up areas of dryness or damage to the skin on your face. She and I could clearly see the areas of dehydration on the skin. I was also told there were slight areas of oil across my nose too.

She brought me to a beautiful cosy room lit by flickering candles where I was left allowed to settle snugly into the heated bed. She returned and started the facial with a double cleanse. I am a regular user of Dermalogica products and I could recognise the beautiful smell of the pre-cleanse when applied to my skin.

After looking at my skin through the light and magnifying glass, much to my feign horror, she decided that she would focus on nourishing my skin while also addressing my main concerns which were the lines on my forehead. Win win!

Jean then did a deep exfoliation on my skin then using a professional exfoliation to receive best results, this would not only exfoliate my skin but also help hydrate my skin as it contained Lactic Acid. She talked me through what she was doing and told me that if I felt tingling on my skin it was normal. I felt a slight tingle around my nose. After questioning me we discovered my ‘barrier’ on the skin was lessened by the cold I had had in previous weeks, during which a lot of nose blowing occurred.

She swept an Ion Active Retinol, which she explained was a concentrated product which penetrated deeper in to the layers of my skin achieving fast results, over my skin. It had barely any smell but the texture felt like a mask going on. This is when the magical machine came into play. It sounded a little ominous with the buzzing but she showed me it and assured me I wouldn’t feel anything. She stroked the skin upwards using the machine, as promised I didn’t feel anything, only the glide of the machine.

After a few passes over the face, she applied another layer of the Ion Active to the skin and massaged it in. It was amazing, I felt myself dosing off. She explained she was using more firming and toning movements as this would ad to the effectiveness of my treatment. My skin felt like a million bucks already, I really felt like I had had a face lift across my forehead.

She then explained that because I use mostly the Dermalogica Ultracalming range that she was going to use the cold Gelloid mask, as opposed to the hot Gelloid mask.  This had me very intrigued, she applied a jelly like substance to my skin which was very cold but she did warn me, and ensure I was still comfortable heat wise on the bed. And to top it all off I got another facial massage with this mask on, using cold marble stones. I could not only feel my skin cooling but the tension that I hold in my forehead and temples started to disappear. It was blissful and I was so relaxed that I even nodded off now and again for a minute or two! At the end she put on a moisturiser mixed with a booster for additional hydration. Followed by SPF to protect my skin from any sun damage and prevent any further aging from the sun.

After the treatment, Jean brought me over a mirror so I could have a look at the results. I honestly gasped in amazement when I looked into it! My fine lines were visibly reduced and my skin looked young, vibrant, supple and healthy! And my skin also felt so smooth and soft. I really couldn’t believe the difference.

Jean sent me off with a multi-vitamin face mask and instructions to use it after three days, which I did. That was a couple of weeks ago and my skin is still looking and feeling great. I highly recommend it – thank you!

Sun FX Spray Tan

20.04.2016
Categories: Blog, Spray Tan

Review of Sun FX Spray Tan

By Mairead Sadlier 8/4/16

Being a pasty Irish lady with my 30th birthday looming, I decided to go all out and treat myself to a spray tan for my party. Having had the typical tango tan before, I was a little cautious and googled “natural spray tans”; this is where I found Sun FX. After checking their stockists, the salon closest to me was The Buff Day Spa.

After work the Thursday evening before my party, I went around to get my tan done. When I booked, the receptionist recommended bringing along some loose clothes for after the spray tan and told me, if possible, to come along make-up free. I didn’t have time to do this before leaving work, but Rebecca was very helpful and gave me a cleanser to remove it before having the tan done.

My therapist, Niamh W, came and collected me for my tan. She explained there were 2 shades to choose from and recommended I try Caribbean Chocolate; I automatically panicked thinking this was going to be very dark. Niamh explained, she herself was quite pale and it was the shade she goes for when she gets a Sun FX tan. She said the tan is the perfect shade for “Irish Skin” so I opted for that one.

After spraying me, Niamh left me in the room to dry off for 5 minutes, before getting into my loose clothes. I probably stayed a little longer than I should, but Niamh knocked on the door to make sure I was ok and happy with everything.

She recommended I wash with the Sun FX Body Wash, which was available at reception with 25% Off. As my party was the Saturday, I bought it to ensure my tan stayed as flawless as possible.

When I woke up on Friday morning, I was delighted with the look of my tan; it was perfect and so natural! It really made me feel so much more confident heading to my 30th birthday party in my new guná! It even lasted for my post party brunch with the girls on Sunday morning.

For any typically Irish ladies like myself, Sun FX Spray Tans at The Buff Day Spa are the way forward! I will definitely be back before my brother’s wedding in September.