Products to ‘Splurge’ on & Products to ‘Save’ on……. If you want dewy, glass-like skin

The 10-step Korean skincare routine has increasingly become popular since the famous Korean makeup artist showed off her dewy, glass skin. Most of us, if not all, want to have clear skin, but this lengthy skincare routine will cost you a pretty penny.

That being said, if you are wise about what you save on and what you splurge on when purchasing products, it is possible to do even within a budget.

In this blog post, we dive deeper into the Korean skincare routine to determine which items are worth breaking the bank for and which you can save on.

Follow this K-beauty inspired 10-step routine for dewy, glass skin. There won’t be a single pore left untouched…

1. Oil cleanser

2. Cream/Foam cleanser

3. Toner

4. Essence

5. Emulsion

6. Serum

7. Sheet mask

8. Eye Cream

9. Moisturiser

10. Sunscreen

Although all steps in this routine are advised, most of us cannot afford to spend money on every single item. To determine what to splurge on, we have to understand what makes this routine so effective. The most critical steps in the Korean skincare regimen are cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, serums, and sunscreen. Out of these five steps, it is easiest to find effective but affordable cleansers, exfoliators and moisturizers. This, therefore, means that we should save on cleansers, moisturizers and exfoliators and invest in premium serums and sunscreen.

Most of us only started using a serum as part of our skincare routine recently. Serums contain unprecedented amounts of active ingredients that target specific skin problems such as dehydration, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, congested skin, etc. Based on what your main skincare concerns are, you should choose a serum that will treat and correct your skin appropriately.

There is no point in investing in expensive skincare products if you are not going to protect your skin from what causes it harm, either. Having a good sunscreen will ensure that you do not keep having to deal with the same problems over and over again. Sunscreen protects the skin from harmful UV rays that cause premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, skin discoloration, as well as dull and dry skin.

The moral of the story? Before trying out this 10-step K-beauty routine make sure you’ve got your skincare basics covered… and don’t try to save on the important stuff, like good quality sunscreen and serum.

To get more insight into getting glass skin, give us a call on  043306464

‘Hydrate’ your way to Glass Skin! Skincare ingredients & facial treatments to look out for!

If you are trying to achieve glass skin, then you understand the importance of effective skincare for hydration – cleansing, toning, exfoliating and most importantly moisturising your skin. Glass skin is exceptionally smooth and even-toned and this is achieved by regularly exfoliating the skin and keeping it moisturised and hydrated. To achieve and maintain glass skin, you should incorporate the following ingredients and treatments into your skincare regimen.

Glycolic acid

Glycolic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid, commonly known as AHA. It has become very popular in the beauty industry, with most beauty companies incorporating it into their cleansers, toners and moisturisers. If you are still wondering what is the fuss about, then you should know that glycolic acid gently exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin while hydrating the skin all at the same time. It also helps treat acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid

I cannot stress enough the importance of hydrating your skin, especially if you want to maintain or achieve glass skin. Making sure that you take at least eight glasses of water a day will is a good start, but that alone is not enough to keep your skin hydrated. You need to invest in skincare for hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant. It improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture, and visibly plumps up the skin after a few applications for a youthful and glowy look.


Facials do to our skin what servicing does to a car. Even with a proper skincare routine in place, our skin requires extra care and attention now and then. Hydrafacials are multifunctional treatments that target various skin problems. This treatment utilises the benefits of hyaluronic acid, peptides and other super-serums to correct textured and dehydrated skin, dark spots, enlarged pores as well as congested skin. The hydrafacial treatment also uses the vortex cleaning system and anti-oxidant delivery for healthier radiant skin.

A well-curated skincare routine and regular facial treatments will help achieve and maintain your glass skin. Keeping your skin hydrated will improve its elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, combat excess production of sebum and make it more resilient to free radicals.

To book a facial or more insight into getting glass skin, give us a call on  043306464

Do you really need a 10-step K-beauty routine to get glass skin? We’ve got the TEA!

A few years ago, a Korean makeup artist went viral for her glass skin look. Since then, the ten-step Korean skincare routine has become very popular in the beauty world. Many men and women adopted this skincare routine and some even swear by it. Although this routine delivers good results, it is not a sustainable option for many. It requires a lot of time and money, so if you cannot afford this lengthy skincare routine, not to worry, you can still achieve glass skin using personalised facial treatments.


Dermaplaning is an advanced exfoliating treatment that involves scraping off dead skin as well as facial hair using a sterilised blade. This facial treatment delivers an instant glow to the skin, reduces skin texture and aids in deeper penetration of other products. If you suffer from dull skin, this treatment will do wonders for you.

HIFU Facial

This is a non-surgical facelift done using high intensity focused ultrasound. It targets ageing or sagging skin, and results are visible immediately after the procedure. Precise and focused ultrasound beams penetrate the dermis, adipose tissue and superficial fascia generating thermal coagulation points. This initiates the regeneration of soft collagen fibres and multidimensional firming due to the contraction of tissues and the production of collagen. This treatment is effective for firming and tightening the skin and it does not require any downtime.


If you have several skin concerns, then you will love this multifunctional facial treatment. It targets enlarged pores, dry and dehydrated skin, uneven texture, congested skin as well as dark spots. It combines the vortex cleansing system with super serums, peptides and hyaluronic acid as well as anti-oxidant delivery to treat dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain more water for a more supple look.

These are just but a few of the available facial treatments in the market. Depending on what your skin needs, your esthetician can come up with personalised treatments targeting all your skin concerns. Facial treatments, together with a simple skincare routine, offer more effective and long-lasting results.

To book a dermaplaning facial or more insight into getting glass skin, give us a call on  043306464

Committed to improving your skin in 2020? Here’s why you should get regular, maintenance facials

Facials are often seen as being a treat or as part of a spa day. Although this is true, they should be included as part of your regular skin care routine as they have more deep-rooted, long-term benefits than skincare products.

If you have made the commitment to take better care of your skin this year then you need to carefully consider the many benefits of having regular, maintenance facials.

Here’s why:

Deep cleansing action

One great benefit of the maintenance facial that is done by a professional is that they are deeply cleansing. These facials penetrate deep down into the pores of the skin and help to get rid of any impurities and debris. This leaves you with blemish-free skin.

There are many factors that can impact how our skin looks and feels. The environment, the weather and our diet and lifestyle all play a part. Maintenance facials include exfoliating the skin which makes it look and appear fresh and healthy.

Hydration from within

Living and working in air-conditioned environments can make our skin incredibly dry. This can lead to problems such as cracked and sore skin. What happens when we have regular maintenance facials is that our skin is moisturised, making it feel soft, plump and pliable.

Active Ingredients

Facials when done at the right skincare center by the right aesthetician will use products like super serums, ampoules, masks and other ingredients that contain glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and other vitamins that may not even be found in most skincare products and even if they are, they are in such low quantities that they are hardly beneficial to the skin.

Personalized Treatments

Maintenance facials are similar to regular dental check ups, take too long to go to one and it will further ruin the health of your skin. when you invest in the right facials, they will worn on your specific skin concerns and work on a long-term goal to correct your issues with the right treatments and products.

We provide a range of maintenance facials to suit all skin types and needs including microdermabrasion, micro needling, hydrafacials, LED therapy and so much more. If you would like further advice and information, then please do get in touch with us today.

Double Up! The Best Facial Combinations At Ivory Aesthetics

While we specialize in niche facial treatments designed specifically for particular skin concerns, some of our facial treatments work in perfect sync that tackles multiple concerns, all in a go. Here are our top 3 facial treatment combinations guaranteed to leave your skin clear, smooth & dewy! 

Dermaplaning and Chemical Peel

The perfect treatment for uneven skin – Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliating dead cells from the face of the skin using a scalpel. The procedure not only removes dead cells but also peach fuzz, leaving your skin smoother and brighter.

When combined with a chemical peel, the texture of deeper layer of skin improves thereby giving you that perfect smooth finish. Moreover, the combined facial treatment may even diminish wrinkles and fine lines and treat dark spots.

Oxygen facial and Dermalux LED Light

Our Oxygen facial infuses pure, concentrated oxygen on the skin under high pressure. The procedure aids in increasing collagen production that tones the skin and aids in the release of stress from facial muscles resulting in tighter and firmer skin.

Additionally, the oxygen facial treatment opens pores and can aid in healing acne and rosacea. During the procedure, oxygen may be incorporated with vitamins and antioxidants to improve the general health of the skin.

Dermalux LED Light phototherapy is a facial treatment process involving the use of thermal LED light to stimulate the deepest cells in the skin to rejuvenate or repair the skin. The procedure reduces pigmentation, rosacea, wrinkles, and acne. A combination of the two procedures leads to clearer & extremely smooth skin – the perfect canvas for makeup! 

Microneedling with Oxygen infusion

Microneedling is our client-favourite treatment designed to counter wrinkles & by using micro needles to infuse skin repairing collagen, vitamins and antioxidants into the skin. The needles open up small holes and stimulate the production of new collagen which enables the skin to heal quickly. The result is a smooth, toned and younger-looking skin.

The oxygen infusion facial treatment process targets deep wrinkles and severe scars. The treatment is intense and is done by applying a highly pressurized mixture of oxygen, vitamins, and minerals on the skin. This process aims at reducing the signs of ageing as well as the appearance of scars. A combination of the two treatments reverses the effects of wrinkles and makes the skin look smooth.

For more on our customized facial treatments & the best combos, give us a call on 04 451 5554!

Gua Sha Facial – The Most Natural Facial Contouring Treatment!

With injectables & dermal fillers becoming the go-to treatment option in Dubai for facial contouring, you must know that there are alternate options for getting similar results without the needles! The Gua Sha Facial has made many recent converts in the last year as it’s natural technique sculpts and contours the face to give you smoother, brighter skin and a more chiseled face and jawline. 

How does a Gua Sha Facial work? 

Gua Sha comes from ancient Chinese medicine, where women for centuries used it as an anti-ageing tool. The treatment involves the use of a crystal called jade, that are massaged into the skin using sculpting techniques to contour the shape of the face, cheekbones and neck. At the same time, it increases blood circulation, refines and smooths the skin and reduces inflammation leaving a plumper, more youthful-looking complexion. It can also help relieve tension in the head and face, as the jade puts pressure on acupressure points to reduce stress that manifests across the face and the neck. 

What are the benefits? 

The Gua Sha Facial has many health benefits, most significantly – it’ll make your skin look more youthful and refined. As the jade stimulates the skin, toxins and impurities are drained out through the body’s natural lymph draining system. As a result, the jade helps to greatly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, treats sagging skin by lifting and tightening, breaks up the skin from hyperpigmentation and brightens the complexion. It can be used to sort out dark circles and lines under the eyes and spots around the skin. Many also use this facial to treat migraines and jaw pains generally caused by tension in the body translated onto the head and neck.

Some women have even called this facial the best natural alternative to injectables as its one of the few treatments to really get deep into the muscle and massage to alter the shape and structure to create a refined complexion. To see the full benefits, the treatment must be done regularly but it is well worth it for younger, healthier-looking skin.

If you’re looking for a facial contouring treatment like the facial Gua Sha, give us a call at 04 451 554!. 

The “Game of Thrones” Facial Is Now Available in Dubai

Popularly known as the ‘Game of Thrones’ facial, DMK Enzyme Therapy is a revolutionary skin treatment developed by skincare company DMK. 

The therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions, including oily teenage skin, hyper-pigmentation and ageing skin. By exercising muscles in the face and strengthening the structure of your skin, it creates a healthy environment for skin cells to rejuvenate and improve the look of your skin.

The facial involves a mask that is applied to the skin and designed to harden and crack before being removed. The ‘Game of Thrones’ reference comes from the fact that when the mask is hardened at the end of the treatment, you resemble a White Walker from beyond the Wall!

Once the mask has been applied, sensors which emit small amounts of electricity (so small they cannot be felt) are placed on your chest, arms and legs. 

After 15 – 20 minutes, the mask has dried so much that it begins to pull on your skin – this is where the magic happens. A pulsing feeling in the skin is common and indicates the treatment is working as it should. It is this sensation that exercises your facial muscles and strengthens the structure of your skin. 

Finally, the mask is easily washed away and serums chosen specifically for your skin type are applied. The results can be seen straight away, most notably reduced pore size for a glass skin effect which lasts a week or more. 

If what you’re looking for isn’t just a facial treatment that promises a relaxing experience and a day or two of glow, DMK Enzyme Therapy is the answer you seek. The ‘Game of Thrones’ facial is now available in Dubai exclusively at Ivory Aesthetics in Business Bay. 

Call 04 4515554 to book your appointment, or book online (no credit card required).

Your Questions About LVL Lash Lift Answered!

Standing for Length, Volume and Lift, LVL lashes are gaining more and more popularity for the transformative effect they can have on your eyelashes. Without the need for heat or glue like traditional eyelash extensions, LVL lash lifts offer extraordinary impact with minimal maintenance. Read on to have your questions about LVL lash lift answered!

What is a LVL lash lift?

Combining an eyelash perm and an eyelash tint, the LVL treatment simply enhances what you already have. It covers your eyelashes in a special serum that straightens them from the root, giving your lashes a super curled look. They are then tinted to make them look thicker and darker. 

How long does it take?

The treatment typically lasts for 45 minutes to an hour and most of that time is spent waiting for serums and dyes to develop. Don’t be afraid to take a sneaky nap! Your lashes should last for 6 – 8 weeks before needing a top-up. 

How do I take care of them?

Don’t get the area wet for 48 hours after application, so make sure you wash your hair beforehand. You also cannot apply mascara during this time. Beyond this, just take care not to tug on the lashes when removing makeup. If you follow these steps your lashes should last the full 6 – 8 weeks. 

How much do they cost?

Costing only AED 350 at Ivory Aesthetics, they are well worth the initial investment. Save time on your daily makeup routine or if you want to ramp up your everyday look, add a dash of mascara and a bold stroke of eyeliner. This will leave your eyes looking beautifully defined. 

For more information about LVL lashes, get in touch with Ivory Aesthetics spa in Business Bay today. 

Providing high-quality aesthetic treatments, you can schedule a consultation with one of our qualified beauty technicians to ensure that this is the right treatment for you. 

Call 04 4515554 to book your appointment, or book online (no credit card required).

The Top 5 Benefits of a Collagen Treatment For Dull & Aging Skin

Collagen is the building block of our muscles, skin and connective tissue but the amount of collagen in our bodies declines as we get older. However, something as simple as a collagen facial can give your skin the boost of collagen that it needs to stay looking youthful and radiant. 

Here are the Top 5 benefits of a collagen treatment for dull and ageing skin:

  1. It can rewind the years

Collagen is the secret to youth and an absence of the protein can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.  A collagen treatment can reduce signs of skin ageing making you look years younger. Don’t just take our word for it, many scientific studies have shown collagen to be a crucial part of having smooth and youthful skin.

  1. Boost the radiance of your complexion

Dull skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, genetics, or an improper diet. However, a collagen treatment penetrates to the deepest layers of the skin so your skin can glow even weeks after the treatment. 

  1. Look forward to firmer looking skin

Unfortunately, sagging skin is a natural part of the ageing process as our collagen levels begin to deplete. However, a collagen treatment could save the day, as a higher concentration of the protein can make skin look and feel firmer.

  1. Ideal for problem skin

Acne and eczema are common skin conditions that can really knock your confidence. However, studies have shown that collagen is great at restoring the skin’s moisture and balancing the naturally occurring oils on the surface, making it a great treatment for problematic skin. 

  1. No need for surgery

With a collagen treatment, you don’t have to go under the knife in order to get great skin; our unique facials stimulate the natural production of collagen so you can leave the clinic looking fresh-faced without surgery. Best of all, collagen treatment is a relaxing experience that doesn’t require painful needles or incisions. 

If you want to book a collagen boosting facial in Dubai, book our Collagen Treatment at Ivory Aesthetics, located in Business Bay. Call 04 4515554 to book your appointment, or book online (no credit card required).


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