An Australian celebrity facialist has shared the three key treatments stars will be booking in before the Oscars red carpet to ensure they’re glowing on the world stage.
Ingrid Seaburn worked in Los Angeles on famous faces Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Brenda Strong and Rachel Griffiths for many years before moving back to Sydney’s own Bondi Beach armed with Hollywood-approved techniques.
This year she is crediting a number of facials with being the go-to’s for celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, all of which she completes at her own studio.
The first is a micro-current facial, which is sometimes referred to a ‘gym workout for the face’.
Ingrid Seaburn worked in Los Angeles on famous faces Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Brenda Strong and Rachel Griffiths for many years before moving back to Sydney’s own Bondi Beach armed with Hollywood-approved techniques
‘Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigan and Julianne Moore all swear by the benefits of this muscle toning treatment to the face,’ Ingrid said.
‘Using a micro current to stimulate and lift sagging skin, this miracle treatment also adds a finishing glow to tired and lifeless skin by stimulating not only the muscle, but adding hydration using the current to infuse a rich serum into skin.’
For time poor celebs, the idea of combining multi modalities into the one treatment is time effective and leaves the client with the ultimate in skin rejuvenation.
‘Combining modalities like Radio Frequency and Ultrasound to address firming and tightening the skin while infusing hydration with ultrasound, the all in one super facial “Geneo” leaves celebrities like Zoe Kravitz and Gwyneth Paltrow with instant glowing and youthful skin that’s red carpet ready,’ she said.
Pip Edwards (left) is a huge fan of Ingrid Seaburn’s signature facials
There is no redness or down time after the $235 facial treatment which uses cutting-edge technology to transform the epidermis
The three-part Geneo treatment exfoliates and oxygenates, smooths fine lines and wrinkles while tightening and firming lax skin on the neck and face.
In addition it also improves skin tone and texture to brighten and rejuvenate for that ultimate glow.
There is no redness or down time after the $235 facial treatment which uses cutting-edge technology to transform the epidermis.
Finally, the buzz in Hollywood is all about facial massage that depuffs, oxygenates and gives a detoxifying and glowing result to skin in need.
‘Fusing the advantages of detoxing with lymphatic drainage, this facial ensures a natural youthful look to the skin and is favoured by celebs like Dakota Johnson who adores the benefits of this hands on wellness based treatment,’ Ingrid said.
Bambi Northwood-Blyth (left) is another fan of Ingrid’s Bondi Beach salon
Outside of the salon Ingrid hails vitamin A, hyaluronic acid and daily SPF on the face and neck as the ultimate beauty treatments.
‘You need to think of your skin regime like your workouts, maintaining consistency is key,’ she said.
The in-demand aesthetician says women over 30 ‘must’ use vitamin A, also known as retinol, an anti-ageing ‘hero’ ingredient that accelerates healing, slows the breakdown of collagen and promotes hydration, leaving skin looking years younger.
‘Retinol is hands down the most important ingredient to incorporate into your skincare as you get older, followed by Vitamin C and peptides for tightening,’ she explained.
‘It has huge benefits in terms of reversing damage to the skin at the same time as encouraging healthy cellular function.’
Outside of the salon Ingrid hails vitamin A, hyaluronic acid and daily SPF on the face and neck as the ultimate beauty treatments
But retinol’s potency means it comes with a health warning.
First-time users often report mild irritation, including redness, dryness, and peeling of the skin, which is why Ingrid recommends consulting your beauty therapist first.
‘Choosing the right one should be discussed with a professional, and it’s best used in serum form nightly,’ she said.
The other ‘miracle’ ingredient Ingrid says plays a pivotal role in winding back the clock is hyaluronic acid, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by locking moisture into the skin.
‘Women in their 40s and 50s need tightening and firming ingredients like amino acid peptides and hyaluronic acid, which help to maintain hydration,’ she said (Jessica Rowe pictured)
‘Women in their 40s and 50s need tightening and firming ingredients like amino acid peptides and hyaluronic acid, which help to maintain hydration,’ she said.
According to Ingrid, the final piece of an effective anti-ageing skincare routine is wearing a liberal layer of SPF on your face, neck and décolletage.
The expert revealed 90 per cent of her clients list sun damage as their primary area of concern.
It is so prevalent she has developed a treatment specifically designed to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production across the neck and chest in the Geneo Super Facial.