Introducing “Bright + Glow” ~ SkinScience’s New Treatment Package!

A complexion that is smooth and bright, who doesn’t want that? So many of us desire to be able to wear less makeup, and still look naturally radiant, to have that natural glow.


Now, at SkinScience we have a way all of that can be yours!


Introducing our newest package of in-clinic treatments, the ‘Bright + Glow’ Skin Package.


Marie and I will both tell you that combining different treatments will maximize results. The ‘Bright + Glow’ treatment package allows us to target specific concerns from different angles, optimizing the final result.  This package is a total of 6 treatments, with each treatment being performed once every two weeks.  Alternating between Dermaplaning combined with our custom designed Radiance Peel, and our IPL laser technology (photo rejuvenation).


This package was designed using data collected over years that shows having a mid level exfoliating treatment (like a peel or dermaplaning) prior to an IPL treatment increases the efficacy of the IPL by up to 30%!


That’s huge! This package is designed for anyone that has sun damage, brown spots, broken capillaries or redness that dulls his or her glow.  It is designed to create skin that is smooth to the touch, more even in tone and texture and bring back the glow that is so often dimmed with the return of fall.  Bonus: many people notice an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles too!


Priced at just $999 this saves you over 40%. Money in your pocket and smoother, brighter, happier skin!


Call today to book your appointment! You won’t be sorry!



Your anti-aging experts,


Mikelle & Marie


PS: For this package only, we are now offering a 3-month payment program! Sign up and pay for your package over 3 months, no interest or fees! Call the clinic for details ~ 403-287-1477

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Message from Marie


As this year’s Thanksgiving celebration nears its end, one of my favorite things to do is reflect back on all of the amazing moments that happened – and boy was 2016 a big year for the SkinScience family!

Allow me to share four reasons why we are thankful.


One of the biggest reasons we are thankful this year (and every year) is for our amazing and loyal customers. SkinScience would not be where it is today without all of YOU.
In addition to our loyal customers, we are extremely thankful for our incredible and hard working employees. Our employees are what make SkinScience the establishment it is today, and we credit them with our success.
With so many things to be thankful for throughout the year, one thing that is guaranteed to be important to each and every SkinScience employee is the ability to give back to the community and charitable causes. This past year, SkinScience was proud to sponsor and donate to many causes within the Calgary area and beyond: The Mustard Seed, Samaritans Purse, The Calgary Dream Center, The Inn from the Cold and the Calgary’s Women’s Emergency Centre.
At SkinScience, we recognize and understand the importance of supporting local businesses, especially during these difficult economic times. We are committed to sourcing our supplies from local small businesses to support our fellow entrepreneurs. Let’s keep on lifting each other up – a dollar spent on a local small business remains in the Calgary community and helps support everybody.

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!

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Proof that Medical Grade Skin Care is Better (and why it could take up to 3 years to get the same results with a drugstore product)

I’ve been in the skin care business for over 15 years, and worked for the largest cosmetic company in the world, l’Oreal.


L’Oreal owns many companies, and people are rarely aware that skin care brands like Vichy, LaRoche Posay, Biotherm, Lancome, Garnier, Kiehl’s, Decleor and SkinCeuticals (amongst others) fall under the great l’Oreal umbrella.  You’d think they are in competition with each other, but in reality they are not. L’Oreal is smart with its marketing, so each brand has its own story, its own positioning, its own feel to reach out to as many consumer styles as possible.


But one thing that those brands have in common is access to the latest technologies stemming from l’Oreal’s research labs: l’Oreal Recherche.


L’Oreal Recherche invests millions of dollars each year in R&D, to come up with novel molecules that are active on the skin and will give them an advantage over their competitors. They patent thousands of molecules yearly. And then they spread it across the board (read: brands) in different products, different textures, different formulations, and at different concentrations.


In other words, these brands share a lot of the same active ingredients.



One of those molecules, Pro-Xylane™, was launched while I was working for l’Oreal. Vichy Laboratoires was the first one to launch a product with Pro-Xylane™, followed by Lancome the next year, then l’Oreal Paris, and so on and so forth.

In case you’re wondering, Pro-Xylane™ is a derivative of xylose, a monosaccharide (sugar) derived from plants. It is believed to work directly on the ECM (extra-cellular matrix), more specifically on the glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) within the matrix. It also helps the DEJ (dermo-epidermal junction) regain its shape to better anchor the epidermis and dermis together.  It’s a great anti-aging molecule that has solid science behind it and it gives visible results.

Here is an example of how l’Oreal uses Pro-Xylane™ in different skin care lines:




A lot of clients have the misconception that medical-grade products are more expensive. While it is more of an investment on the initial purchase, the truth is that they are also more concentrated, which leads to better, faster results.


Based on the example above, here’s the actual quantity of Pro-Xylane™ per jar:

> L’Oreal Revitalift: 3% X 50g = 1.5g of Pro-Xylane™ per jar

> Vichy Neovadiol: 3% X 50g = 1.5g of Pro-Xylane™ per jar

> SkinCeuticals AGE Interrupter: 30% X 48g = 14.4g of Pro-Xylane™ per jar


In order to have the same dosage/quantity of Pro-Xylane™ delivered to the skin, you would need to purchase 10 jars of Revitalift for a total cost of $380 (10 jars X $38).



In order to have the same dosage/quantity of Pro-Xylane™ delivered to your skin, you would need to purchase 10 jars of Neovadiol for a total cost of $520 (10 jars X $52).




In other words, you would need to buy 10 jars of l’Oreal Revitalift or Vichy Neovadiol to get the same results as 1 jar of SkinCeuticals AGE Interrupter! Puts your $165 investment in perspective now, doesn’t it?



SkinScience Clinic has been carrying the SkinCeuticals brand for over 7 years, and SkinCeuticals AGE Interrupter is an excellent multi-tasking anti-aging product (that can be used on the face, neck, decollete and around the eyes). While it has a higher price point per jar, it is significantly more concentrated than it’s drugstore counterparts.


Here is a before and after comparison of a female patient using AGE Interrupter (30% Pro-Xylane™) daily for 12 weeks. The difference is quite spectacular!





Once again proving that in skin care, you get what you pay for.


In healthy skin always,

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