Welcome Ion-Active to The Beauty Salon

The powerful system, designed for serious skin therapists, addresses an array of skin concerns, including acne, dehydration, hyperpigmentation and aging,and that’s why we have this treatment available now in The Beauty Salon for you to experience.


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Ok here is some real high octane info on exactly what this great new treatment entails….


Dermalogica has announced the launch of its new IonActive System and IonActive Power Treatment, a collection of professional products and 45-minute skin treatment developed for the experienced, serious skin therapist who wants to achieve advanced results in the treatment room. This powerful system has answered the growing need in skin salons for rapid, highly-efficacious ways to manage predominant skin concerns such as acne, dehydration, hyperpigmentation and skin aging, and offers multiple opportunities for us the therspist to personalise the treatment more. Part of Dermalogica’s Professional Expert Strength category, which also includes the brand’s BioActive Peel, the IonActive System is exclusively offered to professional skin therapists who have completed required Dermalogica training, which we have Niamh being a Dermalogica EXPERT, Tracey a specialiast and Margaret a certified dermalogica therapist.



The treatment will take approx 45 mins – 1 hour

Single Treatment   |  €68

Course of 3  |  €185

Course of 6  | €370 ( courses of 6 is great when mixed with Bio peel treatment)


Compatible with the latest treatment room technology, products within the IonActive System can be paired with modalities and massage techniques to drive active ingredients more quickly and deeply into the skin. Six formulas can be customized for a variety of skin conditions: four IonActives, highly potent concentrates applied directly to the skin, and two Gelloids, a hybrid of massage mediums and masques that can be layered over the IonActives to seal in active ingredients. The professional skin therapist performing the IonActive Power Treatment will assess which IonActive and Gelloid combination is ideal for each client, based on an initial Face Mapping skin analysis and consultation.

Each IonActive was created to target a specific skin concern, and with the use of professional modalities such as Galvanic Iontophoresus, and Ultrasound, can be converted into electrically-charged atoms for optimal ingredient penetration:

  • Retinol 1% IonActive firms and reduces visible signs of skin aging. Containing 1% microencapsulated retinol, this IonActive improves skin texture and the appearance of wrinkles, while microencapsulated Chlorella Extract contains the same proteins and amino acids found in dermal fibers, increasing collagen synthesis and improving skin firmness.
  • Hyaluronic Acid IonActive relieves dehydrated and/or sensitized skin with microencapsulated Na2Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, a building block of Hyaluronic Acid, which aids in cell regeneration and skin hydration. Varying molecule sizes in this IonActive hydrate top layers of the skin, protect again external irritants such as air pollutants, and bind water into deeper layers of the epidermis.
  • Oligopeptide IonActive treats hyperpigmentation for a more even skin tone. Microencapsulated Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, also known as TriHydroxy Benzoic Acid Alpha Glucoside (THBG), is activated by natural microflora in the upper layers of the stratum corneum and is then converted to TriHydroxy Benzoic Acid (THBA), an anti-inflammatory agent that has four times the antioxidant power of Vitamin C. Together, THBA and THBG help control melanogenesis, reduce pigmentation spots, and inhibit skin redness for a brighter and more balanced skin tone. This IonActive also contains Oligopeptides 34 and 51, which have been shown to significantly reduce melanin production and lighten and brighten skin.
  • Niacinamide IonActive controls and prevents adult acne. Microencapsulated Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, a stable derivative of Azelaic Acid, inhibits the growth of bacteria, decreases the formation of hyperkeratinized follicles (clogged pores) and reduces swelling and inflammation by scavenging toxins and free radicals in the skin. Colloidal silver and Tea tree extract also act as antibacterial agents and Japanese Knotweed helps control sebum production.

Two Gelloids can be layered over IonActives and paired with LED lights or massage modalities for maximum results:

  • ExoThermal Gelloid is a thermal, self-heating formula that instantly warms with the natural heat of human hands and helps penetrate actives. This formula can be optimized with use of, warm stones, warm peltier, Indirect High Frequency, and manual massage and is ideal for stressed, aging, or dehydrated skin.
  • EndoThermal Gelloid offers a cooling sensation while providing antioxidant protection against photo damage. This formula can be optimized with use of, cold stones, globes, or peltier/roller to reduce inflammation, suppress acne, and soothe sensitized skin.

The IonActive Power Treatment allows the professional skin therapist to assess which IonActive and Gelloid combination is ideal for each client, and further personalize with use of modalities or massage techniques of their choosing. Positioned purposefully between The Beauty Salon Signature Facial, The Microzone Plus, and the quick problem solving 20-minute MicroZone treatment, the IonActive Power Treatment is a 45-minute highly active protocol which achieves visible, supercharged skin results with no downtime and a highly-memorable sensorial experience for clients.

For More information or questions on this or any of our skin treatments contact us on (025) 86878 or email thebeautysalonmitchelstown@eircom.net

New Year & A New Award

We’re proud to announce that The Beauty Salon Mitchelstown has been awarded Dermalogica Circle membership. download

The Dermalogica Circle is designed to recognise and reward stockists for commitment to their business, clients and the Dermalogica brand.

By embracing the concepts of the world’s leading professional skin care brand and meeting a set criteria, we have achieved this exclusive status. In return The Beauty Salon will receive a number of benefits from Dermalogica while being recognised as a top stockist of the brand within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

When Dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. Why? Because for over 25 years, they have been dedicated to delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation, not through advertising, frilly packaging, promises of miracle cures, or overblown hype.

download - CopyTruly understanding your skin is the first step towards a lifetime of skin health. Start with a Dermalogica professional skin therapist! Armed with Dermalogica’s unique Face Mapping® skin analysis, your Dermalogica professional skin therapist at The Beauty Salon will decode your skin – zone by zone – and equip you with the real advice and results-driven regimen only available from a trained professional, You can also Book your appointment with the highest qualification possible with dermalogica, this is the EXPERT qualification which Niamh holds since 2014.

We look forward to introducing you all to the great world of the dermalogica Product and salon treatments when you visit us here at The Beauty Salon Mitchelstown..

Vouchers now available to buy online!

Ok it has begun! I am starting our relaunch with our new online shop.

Vouchers now available!

Vouchers now available!


Here you can buy your gift vouchers for Christmas to save you calling in or if you just live away..
They are in multiples of €30  |  €50  |  100  |  €150
so its simple just click on the shop tab, select your voucher/vouchers and proceed to the secure payment paypal page.. Simple !! and you have another job done..
Also we have new Gift Vouchers launched and they are fab, and personalized to The Beauty Salon.
So I hope this takes a hassle out of shopping for you this Christmas.

Niamh x

Overnight Retinol Repair

Hi all here is my first blog and I am starting with one of the most exciting product launches we have had in the salon to date. Dermalogica are very excited to introduce the amazing Overnight Retinol Repair which we now have in stock in the salon.

What is Retinol I hear you all say?

Well, retinol is one of the most powerful, and popular, ingredients sought out by consumers and recommended by medical professionals to help diminish visible wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation. Retinol has remarkable abilities to restore the structural integrity of the skin. This truly is a game changer skin product.

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This is the first of its kind where YOU, the client, customize your own concentration of this night time treatment. It combines powerful microencapsulated Retinol with age-fighting peptides, stabilized Vitamin C, and Copper amino acids to synergistically accelerate skin renewal and dramatically reduce the appearance of skin aging. Wow!

Key Ingredients

* Active, microencapsulated Retinol (0.5%) induces collagen synthesis, and helps reduce visible fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and uneven skin texture.

* Powerful Peptides help boost collagen production, firm skin and increase hydration and tone.

* Antioxidant, collagen-stimulating Vitamin C enhances collagen biosynthesis.

* A bioenergized Copper amino acid complex helps reduce visible wrinkles and improve skin firmness.

* Ceramides and active Polysaccharides hydrate and prevent water loss in the skin, helping soften fine lines.

* Licorice and Lavender help soothe the skin.


Why use at night ?

There are several reasons that it is for night time use

circadian1.To preserve the integrity of Retinol, which is susceptible to degradation when exposed to sunlight.

2.To work directly on clean skin without interacting with cosmetics or other topically-applied products.

3.To coordinate with the body’s natural nighttime circadian rhythm when cell renewal is at its prime.


How to use?how to use

The Overnight Retinol Repair is 30ml in size and comes with an aloe based buffer cream. It is designed to be mixed so you can customise your product and increase as time goes on.


Firstly start with one part Retinol to three parts buffer, for the first two weeks, if you are sensitive use on alternate nights. Avoid the eye area completely. After two weeks increase the Retinol dilution as Niamh or Tracey have prescribed. If your buffer cream runs out you can use your dermlaogica cream ( active moist, skin smoothing or intensive moisture balance ).

Also do not use within 72 hours of waxing on the face, and make sure to wear SPF daily.

It costs €91.25 and can be posted no charge upon request.

Any further questions please call us in the salon (025) 86878.

A short introduction to Me and my Blog

my photo black and whiteHi everyone and welcome to my blog, I will be posting here what’s happening in the salon from events, salon news, to new product launches and lots more. I hope to share lots of inspiring posts and anything that I come across that maybe funny, helpful or just something I think you would all like, I will pass it on to you all in the hope that it helps or inspires you too.
I look forward to my journey here on my blog, and where it leads me !

Niamh xx