Skincare Professional Tara Umney, The Beauty Box Bromham shares her client Vanessa's skincare journey with you.
Meet Vanessa…My skin has been problematic for over 10 years due to my underlying Crohn’s condition. It had become very dry, the ‘bounce’ had gone, it looked grey and unhealthy. It felt weak.
When I met Tara at The Beauty Box Bromham. My skin was thin, like paper. It was sensitive and generally lacked vitality. It was quite a low point for me.
What would the future hold?
I hate to think what would have happened to my skin in the future. If I hadn’t had the opportunity of having a treatment with Tara.
Meet Tara…I specialise in skin and skincare in my business. I know that Katherine Daniels treatments & products are amongst the best tools in my salon to give results to my clients.
Vanessa had been ill for many years when we met. While her illness will never be cured, it is now controlled. It was time to get her skin under control too.
Without action the condition of her skin would become worse
If Vanessa hadn’t taken the opportunity to have treatments and change her skincare regime. Her skin would have become more fragile, more sensitive and would look older than her age. There may have been a high risk of conditions such as Rosacea forming too.
Her skin was letting its own moisture and oil escape
Because her skin was so dry & sensitive due to illness and the medication. My priority was to treat the sensitivity. This doesn’t mean only calming and soothing the skins surface. It means giving strength back to her skin, to make it less vulnerable, less fragile. This in turn would calm and sooth her skin. Because of the lack of oil (dryness), her skin was letting its own moisture and oil escape.
The results from her 1st treatment were incredibleThe 1st treatment I performed was the Katherine Daniels Age Defence Treatment for Sensitive Skin. We continued to do 1 of these a week for 4 weeks. An intensive course is the best way to start to correct the skin. The results from her 1st treatment were incredible. Over the next 11 months, we continued with monthly maintenance of the same treatment.
Your daily skin regime is vitally important to correct your skin
Vanessa’s skin was so vulnerable, we had to keep her regime simple at first. Build strength, and re-ignite a good healthy skin function. Then we could elevate the results to the highest level.
We started with Miracle Cleaning Jelly, Rehydrating Concentrate & Sensitive Skin Rich Cream. All bases were covered.
It’s a commitment from a client
Commitment and continuity are key to results. Vanessa took that on board and followed my instruction to get the results she deserves.
As we worked past the intensive course of 4 treatments. We moved onto monthly maintenance treatments. Her skin was in better condition now, so we were able to up the anti with our homecare regime. I knew that her skin would now respond positively to the ingredients it received.
Just look at the result – they speak for themselves
What a transformation
Here’s what Vanessa has to say about her skincare journey
"Tara, you have changed my life! I keep glancing in the mirror and thinking "Oh my gosh! My skin is now like it was 15 years ago". I feel renewed in confidence. I look better and I feel better."
My skin is bright, full of life, plumped. It doesn’t look grey anymore,
"You took the time to understand my illness. This allowed you to give me the treatments & products that gave results."
Your products are astonishing! And great value for money
"My skin doesn’t flare up when my illness does. Thanks to your knowledge and understanding of skin, combined with the incredible Katherine Daniels products. You have given me my life back."
Tara adds, Katherine Daniels - does what it says on the tin
As a skincare professional. I urge anyone to use Katherine Daniels. Results are visible after a single treatment.
I urge you to seek advice from skincare professionals like me. Treatments can be relaxing too, we can combine relaxation with results.
This blog was written by Gemma Little from professional skincare brand Katherine Daniels
Meet Yvonne…I take great care of my skin, but this hasn’t been the case for most of my adult life.
My skin has been red since I was a young girl, and it became worse with age. The condition was like my sisters and my Mum’s. I often thought. This is me. There’s nothing I can do about it.
I covered the redness as well as I could with makeup. Over the years I became a dab hand at layering concealer and foundation to hide the colour. I never left home without my makeup on!
Meet Kira…A skincare professional for over 15 years. For over 5 years I’ve had the pleasure of treating clients within my own salon, KM Beauty in Abingdon.
I’ve treated Yvonne for some years. Not facial treatments though. I wasn’t able to convince her that we could make a marked difference until recently.
I use Katherine Daniels treatments & products in my business. Recently we launched their new facial range - Photo-Dynamic Therapy. A medical grade treatment which uses LED light activated skincare technology. Sensitive skin & Rosacea is one of the skin conditions that you can treat with it.
I was happy that Yvonne took my advice and booked a course of treatments. I knew that we were going have great results!
The results speak for themselves
Thanks to a course of 8 treatments over a 4-week period, Yvonne’s skin was transformed.
To support Yvonne’s treatment. Kira created a simple homecare regime.
‘I cant believe how different my skin looks & feels. I am confident to wear less makeup. The purple, redness has reduced over my face & chest. The sandpapery feel of my dry skin is replaced by a soft & supple feeling. A lifetime of skin damage changed dramatically in just 4 weeks. I love the products and will continue to use them to keep the results of my treatment’.
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This blog was written by Gemma Little from professional skincare brand Katherine Daniels
Skincare Professional Hannah Horne HLH Beauty shares her client Amelia's skincare journey with you...
My problem skin took over my life!
It was red, inflamed, with underlying bumps and very sore spots.
I spent hours researching my next skincare purchase. Ones that promised me clear, spot free skin. Following recommendations from social media influencers, friends & colleagues. People I thought had the same skin problem as me.
With each new product I was hoping - this is it! This one’s going to work for me. To be disappointed when I immediately reacted to the harsh ingredients. The less harsh gained a coveted place in my bathroom but a month later. No results. They too were binned for another new purchase.
Little did I know, I was treating my skin for the exact opposite to what it needed. I was treating my skin as an oily skin. I used oil correcting products, in the hope that the spot busting promises would work for me too.
I was introduced to Hannah at HLH Beauty by a friend who was already a client at the salon. I was desperate for help.
Meet HannahI have been a skincare professional for 8 years, I opened my own salon 3 years ago in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
During my skincare career I worked with some of the biggest brand names in the industry. I came across Katherine Daniels during research for my business. I love their ethos. Designed for the Professional Industry. Providing salon facial treatments, and salon strength products for my clients to use at home. Their advanced skincare training is excellent, meaning we can advance our knowledge with the brand. But it was the results that made me realise this was the right brand for me and my clients.
Guessing which products, you need is false economy
Amelia’s skin is typical of someone who over time mistreats their skin. Self-skin analysis is tricky, often the analysis is wrong. Its better left to the professionals. By guessing your skin type, you’re guessing which products to buy. Amelia’s skin problem was a prime example of this.
Harsh, oil stripping products were destroying her natural skin barrier. Her skin was left unprotected and vulnerable, healthy oil & moisture escaping her skin leaving it dry & dehydrated. This overtime led to sensitivity. Her skin congestion was from toxins trapped in dehydrated cells.
Congestion leads to spots
And in Amelia’s case. The spots led her to buy products, harsher than the ones before.
Its an easy fix if you know how!
During our consultation appointment I prescribed a simple homecare regime. Her skin was so sore, red, sensitive, and inflamed. We needed to take everything back to basics.
To ensure her skin was cleansed I recommended the Miracle Cleansing Jelly, Rehydrating Concentrate to rehydrate her parched skin. To treat the dryness and sensitivity, the Sensitive Skin Rich Cream.
Now, we scheduled Amelia’s 1st facial treatment for a few weeks later.
A country in Lockdown
Before Amelia's facial appointment, I had to close my salon.
It was up to Amelia to take control of her new regime and her skin, but this time using products that would give her the results she longed for.
Without the Professional treatments it was going to take longer to achieve her goal of clear & healthy skin - but let’s face it lockdown gave us time.
Let's hear from Amelia...
I spent a fortune over the years on the wrong products for my skin
At 18 years old my skin became problematic, and even worse at 24. I suffered this for another 2 years until I met Hannah.
I had used so many products from so many brands, nothing had ever made a marked difference. When nothing happened, I gave them up and moved onto the next. I have spent a fortune over the years on the wrong products for my skin.
Why did Katherine Daniels stand a chance?
I’d never met a skincare professional before. Someone who took the time to understand my skin problems. Someone with a real understanding of how to achieve the results I wanted.
Hannah took the time to look, listen and understand my needs. She is knowledgeable and filled me with confidence. I realised at my first appointment, that I had been creating my own problem skin. Now I had the feeling, this time it would be different. She explained that my skin may get worse before it gets better, as its often part of the healing process.
Week by week my skin changedThe improvement was marked. After a month, I could see my skin changing. After 2 months, more improvement. Still in lockdown, Hannah was on hand with a virtual meeting.
We introduced new products as part of the 2nd phase of my skincare journey.
We swapped my Miracle Cleansing Jelly for the Essential Cleansing Milk & Essential Toning Lotion. We had established a good cleansing routine, but a double cleanse and tone is the very best way to cleanse my skin.
The dual textured cleansing milk gives the deepest, detoxifying cleanse but in a very gentle way. The Essential Toning Lotion would hydrate, soothe, and balance my skin its perfect pH.
We introduced the Essential Exfoliating Gel. To ensure the dead cells are not allowing bacteria to develop in my hair follicles, increasing the likelihood of spots developing.
Propelling the results
Fast forward another month. More improvements. I was getting excited, my skin was changing with each passing week.
Amelia’s skin looked incredible. The changes were there to see.
As the spots went, they didn’t return. But the damage was seen in the form of scar tissue. We introduced the Total Skin Repair Concentrate, this product kick starts the production of collagen & elastin. As well as other essential skin proteins. We need these to heal & repair the skin. Its also a great product to take the redness out of the skin. In Amelia’s case the redness out of the scars. Amelia was sticking to the simple 3 step skincare prescription twice a day.
The 1st Oh My Gosh picture!
After 7 months. The WOW moment happened! Here it is…
Results without Professional Facial Treatments
Amelia knew the results would take longer. Without the support of the Professional facial treatments. I’m so proud of her. She achieved her dream skin during lockdown.
With the correct skin analysis, and correctly using the right products consistently. Results can be achieved. I am a skincare Professional and I can help my clients achieve their dream of better skin for life. I don’t just help my clients who have problem skin. I can help them to fabulous skin for their age.
I used to cry over my skin. Now I get compliments
"I’ve never worn makeup. My skin was on show for everyone to see. The confidence that my skincare journey has brought me is lifechanging. It’s especially important now as I start interviewing for a new job role."
"I urge anyone to seek a skincare professional to get the best advice. I lived with my problem skin for 8 years. Before achieving my dream complexion. Its thanks to Hannah & Katherine Daniels."
This blog was written by Kirsti Shuba, co-founder from professional skincare brand Katherine Daniels
Skincare Professional Tina Samuel, Just Gorgeous Worcester shares her client Ellie's skincare journey with you.
Meet Ellie… I’m 21 years old. Throughout my teenage life, I have suffered with my skin. It was so spotty across my cheeks, red and sensitive in other areas. Sore to touch even! I had open pores and lots of blackheads. It made me self-conscious, so I wore lots of makeup everyday to cover my skin.
What would the future hold?
I could see the scars across my cheeks from the spots appearing. Living with sore skin that was not pleasant. It wasn’t improving with the products that I was using.
Meet Tina… I have worked as a skincare professional for 15 years, I opened my salon Just Gorgeous 13 years ago.
I introduced Katherine Daniels to my salon in 2018. It is the best I have found in the skincare market, the results I deliver to my clients are remarkable.
In March 2019 Ellie approached me to help her with her skin.
Ellie’s skin wasn’t going to get better overnight
During consultation, I learned about the stages of her skin issues. What she had been using on it & her time and monetary budgets.
Now I could plan how to change things - how to give her the clear, healthy skin she longed for. It wasn’t going to get better overnight, a commitment had to be made by Ellie.
Without action her skin would not get better
It would have become more sensitive, more painful to touch.
The blackheads would have kept coming. Stretching open her hair follicles to leave holes. The scar tissue wasn’t healing properly before another spot formed. We ran the risk of a scarred, uneven skin later in life.
Using harsh products, leaves your skin vulnerable
It’s a common mistake. Using harsh, stripping product on spots to ‘degrease’ your skin. Using no moisturiser because ‘my skin is spotty’ this leaves your skin vulnerable, with little protection from dirt & pollution. Even your foundation becomes problematic for an under protected, parched skin.
Any moisture in your foundation is used by your skin, to ‘self moisturise’ leaving your makeup patchy in those very dry & dehydrated areas.
A step by step approach, but first a proper cleansing routine
I advocate a traditional double cleanse and tone approach, along with the Deep Cleansing Skin Rejuvenating System. This gives a deeper, more effective cleanse. Thanks to the silicone massage points which vibrate gently over your skin. This is how we cleanse skin at the start of professional treatments, we do this because it’s the best way.
The results encouraged Ellie to commit to and continue her new regime
I needed to calm her skin, by reducing the redness her skin would look better and feel better immediately. It was a simple 3 step process - cleanse, tone & moisturise
Twice a week Ellie gently exfoliated her skin. This would keep her hair follicles free of dead cells, to help stop more spots from forming.
The results encouraged Ellie to commit to her new regime.
Next we introduced the next stage of her journey - professional treatments.
Intensive course of professional treatments
I wanted to start a smooth healing process with The Age Defence Resurfacing Treatment. After the course we moved to monthly maintenance of the same treatment.
Introducing different products to her homecare regime
I introduced the Total Skin Repair Concentrate to Ellie’s homecare regime, to support the healing process and to build strength within her vulnerable skin. We introduced a more hydrating moisturiser, to re-ignite her skins irrigation channels. To flush out cells that were full of toxins. For this we introduced the Rehydrating Cream. It was still a simple regime, one I knew she would stick to.
This transformation took just 8 weeks! Good, considering it was a problem that was 5 years in the making!
This blog was written by Gemma Little, from professional skincare brand Katherine Daniels
Skincare Professional Sarah Bennett, Sigma Beauty shares her client Gill's skincare journey with you.
My skin problems were triggered by stress and trauma, I was an International Networker. Nothing could hold me back, or so I thought…
Spinal cord damage left me disabled. It was at this time of trauma & stress, that my skin changed. It’s said your skin is a symptom of your inner health, I believe this is true.
In 1999 I was diagnosed with Rosacea, I’ve lived with this for over 20 years. My skin was painful to touch, it was constantly sore and it felt like it was burning. It was awful to look at.
I wouldn’t leave the house without makeup on
In fact, I wouldn’t open my front door without makeup on.
My daughter told me about a new facial treatment that had been launched at the salon she uses. She thought it could help me so I I took a leap of faith and booked a consultation.
A skincare professional for 35 years, and has owned her own salon Sigma Beauty for 14 years.
I’ve used Katherine Daniels in my salon for 6 years. I know I can tackle a multitude of skin issues. Constantly innovative. I’m confident that my clients will achieve their end goal.
My first meeting with Gill confirmed that yes she had Rosacea. However, it didn’t follow the usual pattern formation, over her cheeks, nose & chin.
I created a bespoke treatment plan
There were many elements of Gill’s Rosacea to tackle; the red sore areas, the spots, the blisters that were coming over her eyelids. As well as the general poor condition of her skin, it was dry and dehydrated.
My first treatment was to get some much needed hydration into Gill's skin. I also needed to see how her skin would respond to our products & treatments. I learned at her consultation that what ever Gill uses on her skin would burn and irritate it.
With immediate effect
Gill's first treatment was the Age Defence Sensitive Skin Treatment, the results were visible straight away. Her skin was refreshed, plumped and the flaky patches had gone. In the days after the first treatment her spots & blisters started to heal.
I had found products that didn’t irritate Gill's skin. The opposite was happening, her skin responded positively to the treatment & homecare regime.
Keeping it simple at home
I put Gill on two homecare products - Miracle Cleansing Jelly & Sensitive Skin Cream.
Photo-Dynamic Therapy Treatment
The treatment that Gill’s daughter spoke of and the reason Gill came to me for help was Katherine Daniels newest launch - Photo-Dynamic Therapy.
I treated Gill with the Advanced Rosacea and Sensitive Skin treatment, a combination of healing red and detoxifying yellow LED light. Combined with ingredients to oxygenate & calm her skin.
Photo-Dynamic Therapy treats your skin from the inside out. We combine it with products that work in the opposite way. And treat your skin from the outside in. It’s a winning combination.
The results were outstanding. I felt quite emotional performing Gill’s 3rd treatment.
This was the start of her visible skin transformation. The change in Gill's skin was matched by the change in her confidence. She was so happy!
The country went into lockdown
All salons closed and all treatments stopped. To maintain the results we had achieved, it was so important that Gill carried on her treatment in a different way - at home.
Gill tells us how she did this...
"I was determined to continue the work at home myself throughout lockdown. I didn’t want to feel the way I used to when I looked at my skin. It had progressed beautifully."
The stressful nature of lockdown made my skin flare up
"But it didn’t go back to its worst, Sarah was on hand to ‘virtually assist me’. We added some different products into my regime and we took control of the situation. We added the Essential Exfoliating Gel, Concentrate for Dry Skin & Total Skin Repair Concentrate to my regime."
Week by week everything changed
These pictures say a thousand words!
"Due to my disability and other autoimmune conditions, I was advised to shield throughout lockdown."
I used to put on a smile and pretend everything was OK
"On my first post lockdown outing (with my new skin 😊) I used a light foundation, mascara and an eyebrow pencil. A far cry from the hour I used to spend applying a mask like foundation, making sure that every spot was concealed. I used to put on a smile and pretend everything was OK. Now I felt pretty! I wanted to meet people, I wanted to chat to them, I felt amazing. I said to my husband ‘I’m back’."
Thanks to Sarah, I’ll never look back
"My skin transformation has had such a positive effect on me. I have control of my life again. This is why I jumped at the opportunity to tell my story to you.
I’m looking forward to resuming my treatments at Sigma Beauty as soon as I can. Sarah is so gentle & caring, never pushy. She worked with me at a pace I was comfortable with."
And the final words from Sarah
"I so am pleased that Gill took the leap of faith and came to see me.
I’m used to meeting clients who have spent years guessing what is happening to their skin, and spent a fortune guessing which products to buy! As skincare professionals we are constantly up-skilling & learning to be sure that we give our clients the best results. We know skin - we can help you.
Katherine Daniels (Kirsti & Donna) you are genuinely changing lives with these treatments."
This blog was written by Kirsti Shuba, co-founder of professional skincare brand Katherine Daniels