One of Orangeville’s best kept beauty secrets is out. Skin ‘n’ Tonic Aesthetics in Orangeville has built a tremendous reputation in our community and pride themselves on clean, personalized and friendly service.
We had the opportunity to spend some time with Irene Culliton, the very lovely, and very talented owner of Skin ’n’ Tonic, to talk about skin care, and find out about the latest technologies available when it comes to taking care of ourselves.
The salon itself is pristine, and follows strict public health protocols, exceeding hygiene and disinfection standards. “This is such an important element of our salon,” explains Irene. “It’s essential to provide the best services to our clientele, and to do so in the highest standard of atmosphere.”
An important aspect of Skin ’n’ Tonic’s core value is the continued education of their service providers. “We pride ourselves on our knowledge, and are continually upgrading our skills and staying current within the beauty industry.”
The skin care line Irene chooses to utilize and promote for her clients is G.M. Collin, a paraben- free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free product from Paris. From the company site; “G.M. Collin products are derived from natural plant and marine extracts, and are technologically developed to achieve visible results. While our laboratory uses the highest scientific standards, our philosophy of respect for the environment mandates that our products are not tested on animals.”
These products bring the latest technology to skincare, while maintaining a strong environmental and social commitment.
“When it comes to skincare, people can be overwhelmed as to how to start on a targeted, regular regimen” begins Irene. “Here at Skin ’n’ Tonic, we offer a complimentary consultation that lasts about 20-30 minutes, providing the client with a comprehensive overview of their skin requirements, as well as a suggested skincare protocol. The client then gets to leave the consult, and think about how they might like to proceed based on the information we’ve given them.” This clear and detailed level of service definitely sets this business apart!
Within the G.M. Collin skincare product line there are many choices available for each client’s skincare requirements, and Irene can “customize a solution” to fit the exact needs of each and every client.
Now before we delve into the latest in facials being offered at Skin ’n’ Tonic, there’s another key differentiator that Irene and I discuss, “education and training”. Irene is a certified “Medical Aesthetician, and obtained her Masters through the G.M. Collin Dermaceutical Academy. Just to share a little about what that means:
“At G.M.Collin, we take education very seriously. We’ve created a “Master” program for our aestheticians who are passionate and committed about their knowledge. In order to achieve the expert level, the aestheticians are required to attend all of the 12 courses available.
It takes a minimum of 1.5 years, which might mean to be in training every 2-3 months for 2 to 3 days in a row.”
Irene repeats her training and re-certifies several times a year, to ensure she is delivering to her clients the most updated services, technology, and best prac- tice knowledge.
In addition to the services Skin ’n’ Tonic currently offers, this fall Irene will be embarking on a new venture, and partnering with a registered nurse to provide “nurse-led, medical-grade skincare products and services.” Some of the new services offered include: “Botox, Fillers, Laser Treatments, Skin Resurfacing and Body Contouring.” With this addition, Skin ’n’ Tonic will have everything a client would need to maintain a healthy skincare regimen, one that can be adjusted and customized, just as a client’s lifestyle, environment, and skin requirements can change.
And for those times when you just want to go in, relax and be pampered, you can let Irene provide you with a truly lovely experience, and you’ll walk away feeling renewed and refreshed.
One sure way to give your skin a little “rejuvenation” is through a facial! While Skin ’n’ Tonic offers an array of different facial services, we wanted to know all about a recent technological breakthrough called “OxyGeneo”. Here’s how this new service works:
Similar to microdermabrasion, the OxyGeneo exfoliates the upper skin layer to remove dead cells, smooth and renew the skin, preparing it to receive active nutrients. The OxyGeneo is safe on all skin tones and can treat sensitive skin without any irritation.
Through our exclusive Capsugen, the OxyGeneo cleanses the skin while infusing nutrient-rich active ingredients. You choose between the NeoRevive for rejuvenation and anti-aging, or NeoBright for skin brightening and texture improvement.
The OxyGeneo produces CO2 bubbles which gently burst on the skin surface creating a physiological response, sending oxygen-rich blood to the area, which increases capillary flow and kin metabolism. Oxygenation results in optimal absorption of active ingredients.
This particular treatment at Skin ’n’ Tonic can be selected as a one-time facial for an upcoming special event or just a day of pampering, or it can be used as part of a larger ongoing skincare protocol, one that Irene can assist you in planning.
By booking the “complimentary skin consultation,” you’ll be able to determine which facial is right for you.
Skin ’n’ Tonic has a full suite of services including skincare, waxing, mineral makeup, self-tanning products, and so much more. And let’s not forget the addition of the “Medical-Grade Services” being offered this fall.
With top of the line, expertly trained and certified professionals available to help you look after one of the most important organs you own, Skin ’n’ Tonic is one of Orangeville’s best kept secrets when it comes to professional aesthetics. We figured it was time that you knew too!
Written By: Kelli M. Maddocks | Photography: Cory Bruyea | Resources: Skin ‘N’ Tonic Aesthetics, Orangeville