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The Benefits of Skin Peels for Healthy Glowing Skin

The Benefits of Skin Peels for Healthy Glowing Skin

The benefits to receiving a skin peel are endless, they reveal a brighter, smoother and more even skin tone plus they improve the overall health of your skin. At Face Body Day Spa we provide a range of paramedical skin treatments that focus on delivering real results to all skin concerns. In the spa we proudly use The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peel, it is an extremely safe and effective treatment that can be used to treat a variety of concerns.

Some of the benefits you can expect to see from having a skin peel-

  • Softer, smoother and refined skin texture
  • Even skin tone and a reduction in the appearance of pigmentation.
  • Clear skin with reduced breakouts and congestion
  • Improved skin hydration
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved performance of your home care products as the active ingredients can penetrate the skin more effectively.

Our team of experts are answering some of our most frequently asked questions below-

How does a skin peel work?

Skin peels remove the top layers of your skin revealing fresher, younger cells. When you have a professional peel with us we use gentle hydroxy acids to lift away dead skin cells and sheds the surface layers of your skin. This then allows the fresh new cells to multiply and move to the surface during this skin renewal process your skin also produces more collagen and elastin. This results in the skin appearing younger and healthier !

What can I expect my skin to look like after the peel?

Your skin will go through a peeling process which can take 7-10 days of downtime. Every client’s skin will respond differently and your therapist will talk you through what to expect for your individual skin. After this down time your skin will be soft, smoother and your skin tone will be dramatically improved.

A skin peel sounds scary! Does it hurt?

A skin peel may sound a little scary but don’t worry our team are highly trained and will take very good care of you. Prior to any treatment we perform a thorough skin consultation prior ensuring you don’t have any contraindications and we thoroughly explain the process with you.

How many skin peels do I need to have to see results?

You will see results after your first peel but a series of skin peels is a skin changer. We recommend a course of 6 peels performed  2 -6 weeks apart for optimal results.

If you have been thinking of having a skin peel to improve your skin now is the perfect time. Our team of professionals in our beautiful day spa located in the heart of Parramatta would love to take care of your skin!

Introducing Kenzina Skincare

Introducing Kenzina Skincare

We are excited to introduce you to a brand new skincare range to grace our spa- Kenzina Skincare. When we discovered a range that delivered amazing results and has a sustainable, ethical mission we knew it was the perfect addition to our shelves.

An Australian made and designed range with a strong sustainable mission Kenzina skincare focuses on ethically made products in sustainable packaging. Each product is packaged in recyclable containers and even eye and lip masks completely dissolve in water- Zero landfill!

Why we love it-

  • Real Results
  • 100% Cruelty Free
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Alcohol, sulphate and paraben free
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Australian Owned & Designed

The range focuses on eye and lip masks as well as some reusable options such as face and eye gel ice packs and face rollers.

Our teams top 3 favourites are:

Kenzina Rejuvenating Under-Eye Masks-

Luxurious under-eye masks infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Antioxidants, Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and Vitamin E for instant hydration, cooling, soothing and depuffing of the under-eye area.

Amazing to treat fine lines and wrinkles, eye puffiness, dark circles and dehydration.

Can be used every morning or evening as your regular routine or weekly as a self-care pick me up.

Kenzina Plumping Lip Masks-

The ultimate in your self-care routine for ultra-smooth, soft and radiant lips.

Enriched with coconut, avocado, watermelon extracts, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, these lip masks hydrate, relieve dry cracked lips and visibly plump.

Amazing as a daily treatment or weekly to get your lips ready for your favourite lipstick, matte shade or gloss.

Kenzina Instant Glow Face Mask

Infused with collagen and vitamin C this sheet mask will leave your skin instantly radiant, nourished, and hydrated. The sheet mask is made of Bio-Cellulose- a natural fibre derived by cultivating Acetobacter (Coconut Fruit water fermentation) to form the fibres that make up the fabric of the mask. It adheres to your skin like a ‘second skin’ to deliver ingredients deep into your skin and lock in moisture for maximum hydration.  We love that this product is Australia’s first 100% biodegradable face mask in 100% biodegradable packaging! Leave the mask on for 15- 30 minutes as a weekly hydrating treatment, or whenever your skin needs a boost.

Kenzina Skincare also has Face Rollers and reusable freezable face, eye and lip masks that are amazing for soothing, reducing puffiness and relaxation. You can shop the full range in our Day Spa located in the heart of Parramatta, Sydney. We are delighted to have discovered this range and we know you will love results as much as we do!

How To Keep Your Skin Glowing Over The Festive Season

How To Keep Your Skin Glowing Over The Festive Season

Summer has well and truly arrived with the longer days and warm nights gracing us. We are blessed in Parramatta to have a beautiful summer season and that means for the majority of us we will be enjoying our time in the sunshine celebrating the Summer holidays, although this is a beautiful time of year it’s more important than ever to protect your skin to avoid long lasting damage. Our team has put together our top tips to keep your skin glowing over summer.

SPF, rain hail or shine and don’t forget to reapply! – We wouldn’t be passionate beauty therapists if we didn’t remind you that SPF is the number one way to protect your skin from skin cancer but also from premature ageing and pigmentation. We suggest applying your SPF daily as part of your morning skin care routine and reapply every 2 hours especially if you are out in direct sunlight at the beach or park.

We have a range of SPF products in the spa available. One of our best sellers is the Thalgo Illuminating Multi-Perfection BB Cream SPF 15, its lightweight, hydrating, slightly tinted and delivers an SPF15.

Include antioxidants in your skin care routine- During our daily lives our skin is exposed to free radical damage and this is magnified during summer due to the extra UV exposure, this free radical damage causes skin ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Including antioxidants can help prevent and correct these visible signs.

Ingredients to include are vitamin c, niacinamide, vitamin E, and co enzyme Q10. We have a variety of products in the spa available that include quality and active antioxidant ingredients.

Don’t forget to add some antioxidants to your diet! Try including a jam packed morning smoothie or juice. Foods that have high antioxidant content include berries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes and dark chocolate.

Keep hydrated! This is especially important during Summer when sun exposure, air conditioning, exposure to chlorine in swimming pools and saltwater at the beach all accelerates water loss. This results in your skin becoming  dehydrated and looking dull. To avoid dehydration, create good habits by having a large glass of water first thing in the morning, take a 1L drink bottle with you on outings and aim to drink at least 2L a day. If you get bored with plain water try sparkling water with lime or add flavour to your water bottle with citrus or berries.

To ensure the hydration reaches your skin keep using a hydrating moisturizer morning and night and consider adding a hyaluronic mask or serum to your skin care routine. This lightweight ingredient has the ability to draw and hold water into your skin to keep it hydrated all day long.

Invest in professional skin treatments- While our skin is taking a hit with extra sun exposure and a busy lifestyle over summer it’s an important time to prioritise professional skin treatments to repair and rejuvenate your skin. We have a wide range of results driven facials available in our day spa, from customised skin treatments, LED and microdermabrasion that will treat any skin concern.

Summer is full of wonderful events and it is the season for gifting! If you have a loved one that would love to be gifted skin care don’t forget to add on a gift voucher for a skin treatment, it’s the ultimate gift of self care! We have pamper packages available or choose any facial to be given as a voucher. You can purchase vouchers in the spa or online 24/7-  here

We hope these tips keep your skin glowing this holiday season, our team of therapists are always here to answer any questions.



The world renowned Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling is now available for use by doctors, plastic surgeons and medical spas in Australia.

This truly unique, superior and exclusive cosmetic peeling treatment has been tried and tested for over 30 years. Proven to be the most effective way to a clear, healthy, beautiful, young looking and blemish free skin.

There is no peeling which rivals its safety and produces such excellent results, making it

suitable for skins of all ages and color.

Rejuvenation, dramatic improvement in color, texture and elasticity of the skin is achieved with no destruction of the living cells.

1 x Session

2 x 2.5hr in Salon sessions on consecutive days

7 – 10 days downtime

7 – 10th day Peel Reveal in Salon

Home Care Included 

The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling System is unique in that the treatment not only produces a superior peeling that is safe, but is also extremely effective. It achieves a true rejuvenation of the skin resulting in the dramatic improvement in its elasticity, texture, and color. Some peelings can destroy the cells in the deeper layers of the epidermis, which can damage the delicate skin tissues. With our unique peeling formulation, any risks are removed by using special base ingredients which have no penetration properties and cannot carry the peeling process too deeply into the skin. Therefore, there are no toxic side-effects. The best part is it can be customized to different skin types.






With this unique peeling formulation, any risks are removed by using special base ingredients which have no penetration properties and cannot carry the peeling process too deeply into the skin. Therefore, there are no toxic side-effects.

The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling System is a timely and unique peeling treatment formulated for use in a professional clinic, medical spas and qualified experienced estheticians.

The System is the most effective way to obtain a healthy, glowing, beautiful, young-looking and blemish-free skin.

The treatment produces a superior peeling that is totally safe and effective and is therefore suitable for skins of all ages, types, and colors. All ingredients used in our peeling system are of the finest medical grade quality and are approved by the FDA for use on the skin.

The peeling can be applied to selected areas of the body as well as the face, neck, and eyelids.


This is the first Salon in Australia to offer this MicroPeel!

This Peel can be performed all year round, provided the client uses adequate SPF everyday

1 x session includes 1 x GetGlowing Peel session

Course of 6 GetGlowing Micro Peels 2 -6 weeks apart

What is the Elaine Brennan GetGlowing Micro-peel?

The GetGlowing Micro-Peel is a treatment in which a cream is applied to the skin to encourage the exfoliation of dead skin cells and debris while stimulating the skin’s natural renewal process. The GetGlowing Micro-peel is tailored to fit your clients’ individual skin type and long-term goals.

Why was the GetGlowing Micro-Peel Formulated?

Lynda van der Spuy, daughter of Elaine Brennan, created the Micro-Peel for the client who cannot afford the down time of the Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling as well as for clients looking for a less expensive option.

How does the Get Glowing Micro-Peel differ from the Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peel?

There is no comparison between the two peels and should not be confused with one another. The GetGlowing Micro-Peel is a mild peeling which will lightly exfoliate the skin leaving it refreshed and soft.

What results will I see?

The GetGlowing Micro-peel is designed to refine skin texture damaged by environmental factors and skin conditions such as acne. The procedure assists in smoothing fine lines and evening out skin discoloration. It improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of acne scars and environmental damage to the skin. With each additional Micro-Peel procedure, you will notice incremental improvements in the overall appearance of the skin.

How many treatments do my clients need?

For maximum results, we recommend a series of Six GetGlowing Micro-Peel procedures in two to six week intervals, depending on the skin type.


Pregnant and breast feeding women, anyone who is taking the drug ACCUTANE and for a minimum of 6-12 months postACCUTANE, anyone who has ACTIVE CANCER, anyone currently undergoing CHEMOTHERAPY or RADIATION or is taking an ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY DRUG, anyone who currently has HERPES OUTBREAK (cold sores, etc.) or has FLU.

Anyone who is allergic to RESORCINOL or SALICYLATES (aspirin) & HAIR DYE.

How Often Should You Get A Professional Facial?

Cost and time aside, we recommend to have a facial at least every 4 weeks to maintain and keep your skin in the best condition. After having a Facial when you are at home it is very important to take care of your skin by cleansing & Moisturising on daily basis in between your facials. Your beauty therapist will recommend suitable products for your skin type and condition based on your needs.

By doing regular facials you will starting to see and feel the difference in your skin. 
Why every 4 weeks? we recommend to have a facial because our skin cell turnover cycle is 28 days long. So getting a professional facial is very important to help the production of collagen & Elasticity in your skin. You also need to remember to use sun protection on your face to protect your skin. 
Facials can also help in clearing clogged pores and remove dead skin cell. A facial is essentially multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A Facial cleanser, exfoliates, and nourish the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and it can help your skin look younger. A Facial is most popular spa treatment after a massage.
It is also very important to keep that in mind that using a profession skin care at home will help to achieve the best results faster, the reason behind it after having 1 hour facial in day spa your skin feels most hydrated, clean and able to breath so imagine by using good skin care at home every day will enhance your results that will last for longer time of period.
We use makeup everyday to hide all the discolouration and uneven skin tone and even to look and feel better, instead of hiding it behind the makeup its better to look after your skin so its in the best condition. Always clean your face with cleanser and then use a prescribed moisturiser followed by your primer and then foundation. It sounds too much of work but believe me using foundation directly on your face is the worse thing you can do face your face because foundation is there to cover the impurities not to fix them and shouldn’t absorb in your skin. By using primer under your moistures will help to create the barrier between your skin and foundation so it will not clogged your pores and stays where it should instead of going into the skin.
Having a regular facials will help not only deeply cleansing your skin but also help to penetrate all the products into deeper level of your skin so you will get fast results that last longer. My favourite facial is Deep Cleansing & Microhydrabrasion that cleanse your skin very deeply so it can breath.
I love helping all my clients to achieve the best results and when they leave happy that just makes my day.

Feel free to ask any question you may have and I will see you all very soon


Skin and Body Care Tips

Winter is here which means it’s that time of year where we really need to nourish and care for our skin. With shorter days and less Vitamin D from the sun, it’s crucial we look at supporting our skin both internally and externally.

Winter often brings dry, flakey and sometimes itchy skin, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Some of the best things you can do to support your skin in Winter is:

  • Dry body brushing before you shower to stimulate the lymphatic system and get the blood flowing.
  • Make sure your shower water is warm and not too hot. Hot water although it can feel really nice, can also have a damaging effect on the skin over time.
  • Keep your skin on your face and body moisturised. The best time to apply your moisturiser is straight after you shower. This will allow the skin to soak up the moisture and make it easier for you to apply. Also look at keeping a small tube of moisturiser in your handbag for those crisp and windy days, so you can reapply to your face, lips and even hands during Winter.
  • Stay hydrated! Drink as much H2O as possible. Ensuring you are drinking appropriately 2ltrs of filtered clean water each day, will help keep your skin hydrated from Winter.
  • Nourish your skin from within. Add a skin boosting collagen or greens/reds powder to your diet to allow your skin to be boosted with antioxidants from within. A healthy gut is vital for glowing skin.
  • Create time each week for an at home facial routine. Cleanse, exfoliate and apply a hydrating mask to keep your skin in a healthy condition. I personally love using a cream based hydration mask which I can apply and wear overnight while I sleep to give my skin an extra boost! Also don’t forget to treat your eyes and lips. The skin is more delicate in those areas so it’s important to ensure you’re taking extra care of them as well

We hope you have found these skin tips helpful and we would love to see you in the Spa soon!

hot stone massage

Hot Stone Massage

hot stone massage

We love Hot Stone Massage, especially in the cooler months. It’s not only a great way to relax and revive sore muscles, but there’s also some amazing therapeutic effects from the treatment.

Hot Stone Massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones expand blood vessels, which increases blood flow throughout the body allowing muscles to be flooded with nutrients. The hot stones can have a sedative effect that can help to relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

It is thought to have originated in China almost 2,000 years ago. Since then, the technique of using stones for massage and healing has been used in many different cultures, including the Americas, Africa, Egypt, and India.

A hot stone massage uses a combination of both the therapists hands, warm oils and the basalt stones to relax the muscles and ease tension. Stones are placed in various points on the body as well, including the back, hands and feet, where the heat is penetrating into the muscles. It is also believed that the stones create an energy to help calm and clear the mind.

We love the results from performing a beautiful Hot Stone Massage on our clients. It’s a truly unique experience and one which can really help you to feel better overall.

We’d love to see you soon for a Hot Stone Massage

Top foods to help with glowing skin

Leafy greens ?


Dark Chocolate


Sweet Potatoes

And lastly one of the most important is a probiotic to help ensure you have all the good gut bacteria you need. So if you have been struggling to get your skin where you want it to be, you have all the facials and homecare required, but are still not seeing the result you want, look within and see what could be a contributing factor in your diet.

Beautiful is a Feeling

Beautiful is a Feeling

And we happen to be in the business of making you feel beautiful


Can we talk matter-of-factly for a minute? I want to be real and vulnerable with you.

Have you ever felt like spending money on something like a facial, massage or anti-aging treatment is an expense you can’t justify?

It’s ‘unnecessary money being spent.’ I’m being 100% real here for a moment – work with me on this.

There is an assumption out there that anyone who runs a business is only after making money. And so, with a luxury service such as beauty, why would anyone justify spending money on something they don’t NEED.

I mean sure, there are people with skin conditions who want to have them addressed and there are stressed out people who NEED to have relaxing massages to ease their tension headaches.

But if there’s nothing MAJOR to address, why should I spend that money on something I don’t need?

Hmmm, good question!

Yes, a lot of our services DO help correct a lot of concerns people have and they DO have them leaving the spa feeling amazing and confident.

That’s a big reason why my team and I love doing what we do.

We see the immediate transformation and know that we helped someone have a better day, week, month, simply by doing something we love – who could hate that?

Bu that’s not the questions here.

The questions is, if someone doesn’t NEED anything corrected, why would they spend money on a luxury?

The truth is, we truly believe that FEELING beautiful is not a luxury. Nor is it being vain.

Think about it for a second.

We’re not talking about obsessing over NEEDING to look beautiful, we’re talking about beautiful as a feeling.

When we FEEL beautiful something happens in our body…it’s called Endorphins. It’s literally the female JOY hormone. The one that relieves stress and anxiety and gives us energy.

The one that makes us want to smile at everyone and pay it forward with random acts of kindness.

The hormone that turns a crappy day into the best day ever! You feel so good and people start to respond to you differently. They open doors for you, give you a discount, buy you flowers…the list of possibilities is endless, but the point remains the same – when we FEEL beautiful, we release Endorphins that make us an extremely happy and joyful person. Can I get an AMEN?!

THIS is why we truly believe that everything we do as a team in the Face Body Day Spa is important. Whether you have something you NEED corrected or you just want to tap into that JOY hormone by FEELING beautiful – we’ve got you covered.

Just because we are a business, it doesn’t mean we only want to make money. Nope. We NEED to make money in order to stay open – yes, but we’ve CHOSEN this profession because we love impacting our client’s days and lives in the best way possible!

So next time you say to yourself that you don’t NEED a facial or massage, remember this random conversation we had lol; You may not NEED it, but you DESERVE to FEEL beautiful and have the best experience of life ever!!

Benefits of Face Exfoliation / Face Scrub

Benefits of Face Exfoliation / Face Scrub

Today I would like to explain to you the benefits of using a face exfoliation / face scrub. ??‍♀️

There are so many benefits and reasons as to why you should incorporate exfoliating into your beauty routine. When you exfoliate regularly you help remove ingrained dirt, old dead skin, and improve the over all look of your face.

When you scrub away the old flakey skin, you reveal a more soft and smooth looking skin. One that looks revived! Not only will the texture of your skin improve but you will also help slow down the rate at which your skin ages. Once your skin deeply cleansed, it helps the product deeply penetrate into your skin so it can work and your skin condition will start to improve.

If you are not exfoliating your face, your skin may appear very dull and dry, make up does not sit well and looks very flakey. These are the signs of not looking after your skin & also not exfoliating your skin but using a moisturiser is not going to help either, because its not absorbing or penetrating into your skin, but staying on the top skin which will result in clogged pores, having acne prone skin and can also cause break outs.

One of the most common questions we have about exfoliating is, how often you should you exfoliate your face? The amount you should exfoliate all depends on your skin type. You definitely should not be exfoliating every day. We recommend scrubbing 2-3 times a week or as your skin specialists advises. If you have been over scrubbing stop right away and let your skin heal!

To properly exfoliate make sure you always wash your face first, then apply the scrub in a circular motion. Focus on areas around the nose and your forehead. Follow up with a nice smooth and hydrating moisturiser to hydrate your skin.