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How To Get Holiday-Ready Skin


Holiday party season is amongst us!


Well Calgary, did we even get a fall? The leaves are gone and the bare bones trees and cold blowing snow are the first reminders to get Holiday Party Ready! With the colder and drier weather, our spirits are not the only thing that needs a little brightening; our skin very likely needs a good sparkle too! Let’s look forward to brightening our spirits with all the beautiful decorations, sparkling snow and get party ready skin with a chemical peel for a radiant glow! (Did that rhyme?)


Did you know that there are different levels of chemical peels? Often people whom are misinformed (thanks Samantha from Sex and the City! Did we just age ourselves!?)  shy away from this type of procedure prior to an event. Now don’t get us wrong, there are definitely some skin conditions that require a more aggressive and deeper peel; leaving the skin raw and peeling, but there are also more superficial peels that leave the skin refined and glowing. This is what we’re talking about for a pre-party treatment. Not only do we have a few that will leave the skin smooth and radiant but with over 18 peels to choose from here at SkinScience, we can customize one for your specific needs even the most sensitive of skin types. 


Chemical Peel – A chemical peel is when a specific acid such as AHA/ BHA’s or an enzyme is applied to the skin to help reduce various skin concerns such as pigmentation, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and red or dull complexions. Professional chemical peels can range from light peels with little to no downtime, to deeper peels with downtime of a week in most cases.


Today we are going to focus on our most popular surface exfoliating peels to reveal your skin’s sparkle. 


This is a list of our top 4 pre-party peels from mild to moderate with minimal to no downtime;


Organic Enzyme Peel – this is an enzyme based peel with pineapple and papaya. Not only does it smell like a tropical holiday but it is also organic. This is our most gentle peel that reduces inflammation, is full of antioxidant protection and gently resurfaces for a radiant glow.

The Signature Facelift – With 30% L-Ascorbic Acid this is great for brightening, inflammation, acne/acne scars, rosacea, antioxidant protection, firming the skin and creating a dewy glow.

C-Infusion Resurfacer – This antioxidant resurfacer brightens and revitalizes resistant skin as it removes layers of sluggish skin cells. Vitamin C, Glycolic and a plethora of plant extracts infuse the skin tissues with antioxidants and hydrating properties to contribute to barrier repair.

Lactic Acid Resurfacer – Ideal for sun damage, melasma and sensitized skin condition like rosacea, this 30% lactic acid resurfacer is active while gentle for an even skin tone. Paired with sodium hyaluronate, this treatment is the ultimate cellular humectant (yay for Calgarians). An unrivaled moisture magnet, crafted to replenish dehydrated, dull skin.


Any of these amazing chemical peels can be done alone or added to another service. 


If you would like the ultimate pre-party resurfacing treatment, think about combining a chemical peel with a dermaplaning and LED red light.


Dermaplaning – Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin by using a surgical blade to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and pore size. It is also known as a great party ready procedure as it removes vellus hairs for a smoother makeup application and aides in the better absorption of products; including the peel, for a dewy glow. 


LED Red Light Therapy – LED red light, the wavelength of 630nm, known as ‘bio-active’ light can increase cellular activity, soothe inflammation and promote collagen. With the benefits of skin rejuvenation, increased skin elasticity, repair to damaged cells, refining pores and firming the skin, this anti-aging and highly anti-inflammatory treatment is a must have to calm more active procedures and inflammatory skin conditions.


If you want resurfacing with the added benefit of rehydration; think about adding a peel to a Medical Facial.


Medical Facial – Our medical facial is completely customized to you specific skins needs. We will choose appropriate products from one or all of our four pharmaceutical grade product lines that we carry here at SkinScience. As a finalist for “Best Medical Facial in Canada”, SkinScience is proud to offer the highest quality of professional medical facials. In this 15-step facial treatment, every step is adapted to your skin concerns and each patient has a personalized facial protocol designed for him/her.


Some of the concerns we address in our medical facials: pigmentation, rosacea, eczema, hydration, radiance, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, skin texture and acne.


Adding a peel will boost the absorption of these products for an amazing luster to enhance your skins natural sparkle.


As always, if you are unsure of what treatment would be best for you… give us a call here at SkinScience. It would give us great JOY to help customize a plan to get your skin holiday ready and brighten your spirits! We are always full of MERRIMENT and love nothing more than helping our patients with their skin needs.  Happy Holiday Party Season!


You Can Trust Us with Your Face!

We joke day to day at the clinic, that we’ve done this since the Jurassic period ended – and while we haven’t spent quite that long making clients like you have the most amazing skin ever – we have done this for a LOOOOONNG time.

A few calculations later and we can now tell you how long the SkinScience staff have invested in making people glow!

Years: 36

This means that cumulatively the SkinScience staff have done this for LONGER THAN THE INTERNET EXISTED.

Hours: 70,000

An hour is how long it takes to get a Mani/Pedi, complete a yoga class, get a massage. Now imagine doing that 70000 times.

In all that time making people beautiful we have learned just a few things…..

1) No person’s skin is the same as another’s. It sounds like such an easy concept – but so many times we hear from clients that they has a treatment because it was what worked for their friend. Which is often times fine – but truly fabulous results are achieved when a client’s individuality is taken into consideration.

2) That skin care programs designed for your skin – give AMAZING result over time and keep your skin showing the positive results of treatments

3) You need treatments. As amazing as those skin care results can be – nothing beats a few well-timed treatments, designed for your own skin.

We strive to utilize our 70000 hours of experience with every client that walks through our doors. We give each of you that want the benefit of our expertise access to our years of knowledge base. Our years of learning and continued education help you get results that you’ve always wanted!

Call today to book your Consultation!

(403) 287-1477

Win A Fabulous SkinScience Experience for Your BFF!

Contest 3 in our ‘Summer of Contests’ is in full swing and this one has a twist; you don’t win the prize, you win the prize for your BFF!


Each of us has that friend, the one that has saved us, the one that is there no matter what. This is your perfect opportunity to thank that wonderful human being that you rely on and makes your life so much better!


The prize includes:


1 Hour Comprehensive Consultation

This in-depth consultation is the heart of what we do.  In it we spend a full hour listening, analyzing, educating and making customizations specific to your (or in this case your BFF’s) needs.  To read more about our consultations; click here



$250 in Skin Care Products

As part of our consultation, we will make recommendations for skin care products that help you achieve your goals.  We only carry the best brands, from companies that have the highest standards for quality control that use ingredients that have been scientifically proven to work. Brands like Dermaquest, Skinceuticals and Neocutis to name a few.


Advanced Dermaplaning

Our Advanced Dermaplaning is a very popular treatment – it removes dead skin buildup quickly and comfortably and in 30 – 45 minutes, creates skin that glows and is smoother and softer than can be imagined! After dermaplaning all those amazing products work better, and more effectively for skin that can start the transformation process, becoming what you really want it to be.



At SkinScience we do our best to listen carefully and thoughtfully to each person that walks through our doors.  We want every person to feel cared about and validated. We take our time to really learn where each person is coming from, what their history is and where they want to be. When your BFF comes in, you can feel confident that she will have a WONDERFUL experience!


Click to enter to win this lovely prize package for your BFF on Instagram

Or click to enter on Facebook


If you just cannot wait for your own consultation, or you’d like to buy a gift certificate you can reach us at


(403) 287-1477

Contests All Summer!

Summertime is fun time! At SkinScience we want to make your summer as fun as possible, so we created our Summer of Contests!


Every two weeks over this summer we will be holding a new contest. Over this summer we will be giving away treatments, products and services valued over $3000! Why? Because we love you, and we want you to have the best, most fun summer ever!


Contest one launched just a few days ago – it’s value is $400 and includes:


Custom Facial

In our custom facials, we start with a skin analysis and review.  We listen to your report of how your skin is doing, what changes you’ve noticed and what things you want to work on.  We then create a treatment specific to your needs!

Leanne is our Facial specialist – she has 20 years of experience with facials and skin.  Her facials are functional AND relaxing. (In fact – Marie told a little bird that the best facial she ever had was the most recent one she had with Leanne)



Dermaplaning gently planes off dead skin cells, leaving you with skin that is beyond soft and smooth and instantaneously glowing and bright.  It helps products work better, makeup go on more easily and you will never feel more clean and fresh than right after a dermaplaning.


Sheer Zinc 30

This is our #1 selling sun screen.  It is so light – it’s almost impossible to detect.  Its smooth, layers well under makeup or AND is zinc based, and you know we love our Zinc!

Zinc is the ultimate sun-protector – it is anti-inflammatory, reduces the reproduction of bacteria and creates a physical barrier between your skin and the sun (for more effective protection). Our clients love that this SPF can be used on its own for combination skin, or over top of your favorite moisturizer for dry skin.



It’s easy! You can enter once on each of our social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook) Just follow these three steps:


1)    Follow – make sure you are following us!

2)    Tag 3 Friends you think might like us too.

3)    Post a photo of yourself with your favorite sun protection product at tag us (@skinscienceclinic on FB and @theskinscientist on Instagram)


Voila! You are now entered to win!


Remember! Keep following us to see more of our exciting contests!

Tried, Tested + True >>> Why Dermaplaning is So Much More Than Shaving our Face!

Dermaplaning is so much more than shaving our face!


It is a cutting-edge exfoliation technique that gently lifts dull skin cells and ? peach fuzz ?, and is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically with models and actresses.



Our clinic was the FIRST to introduce dermaplaning to Calgary over 6 years ago! And with over 5,000 dermaplaning treatments performed to date, we are THE dermaplaning experts in Calgary! 



⏰: 30-45min, no pain, no downtime 

?: $85 Mini Dermaplaning (20min)

?: $189 Dermaplaning Facial (45min)

??‍♀️: immediate benefits include smoother, softer, more radiant skin, unclogged pores and no peach fuzz! 

?: recommended every 4-8 weeks

??‍♀️: can also be combined with a medical facial, deep pore cleansing or chemical peel for added therapeutic benefits.


Are you ready for baby smooth skin? Let’s get you in for an amazing dermaplaning treatment!