The Effects of Everyday Pollution on Your Skin

There are three main types of pollution that can damage your skin causing it to age prematurely, become sensitive and appear dull.



Most people know about the damaging effects UVA and UVB rays can have on skin cells due to the generation of harmful free radicals.  However, there is a growing concern of HEV (artificial blue light) from electronic screens which causes more damage than the two combined.  The light can penetrate deep and reach the DNA in skin cells which can starve them of oxygen and will affect their regeneration.  This will in return cause premature ageing and leave the skin dull and grey.



Toxic particles from pollutants such as smoke, acid and gas in the air are 20 times smaller than our pores which allows them to easily penetrate deep into the lower skin layers. This will affect the skin’s natural hydration process and it’s ability to produce collagen. In addition, these toxins can also result in the skin looking dull.



Heating, air conditioning, cleaning products and other household substances sit on the skin’s surface which can cause irritation and draw out moisture resulting in dehydration.  These pollutants can also compromise the outermost skin layer (skin’s protective barrier) which makes it more easy for other pollutant types to enter and causes the skin to become more sensitive.


So with these three main types of pollution the solutions to protect and repair the skin are:


  1. The cells need regenerating and an oxygen boost.
  2. Skin needs to be detoxified and cleaned.
  3. To strengthen the skin’s barrier function.


The Excel Therapy O2 City Proof Facial targets these three types of pollution that are harmful to the skin.  The treatment has two masks which work to repair and defend the skin against pollution damage and external stress.  The Oxygenating Bubble Mask releases pure oxygen in the deep dermal layers of the skin.  The second mask activates the skin’s immune system increasing its defence capability.  The treatment also includes a highly relaxing lymphatic facial massage to de-stress and detoxify the skin. Not only will this facial leave your skin looking clearer and radiant but it will help reverse the damage caused by pollution.

This miracle facial lasts for one hour and costs £60.


If you have any questions about this treatment, any other facial treatment or skin concerns please contact me at


I look forward to seeing you soon!

– Gillian, Senior Facialist & Manager at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing

Posted by / January 26, 2018 / Posted in News

Aromatherapy | Introduction

Introducing you to Rebecca, our Aromatherapist

“When I discovered that I was going to be learning aromatherapy as part of my college curriculum I could not wait to start researching the various essential oils and creating my own blends for my case studies. Whilst I was studying aromatherapy, I found the history and the science behind it very fascinating. I am also passionate about health and wellbeing, and I believe that alongside a healthy lifestyle, aromatherapy can really help to promote a sense of wellbeing.”


Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to help enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Essential oils are natural oils extracted from various parts of plants including flowers, leaves, stems, bark, fruit and nuts. During aromatherapy massage, not only are the oils absorbed into the skin but they also interact with the sensory and respiratory systems which has a dynamic effect on the mind and body. Each essential oil has its own unique therapeutic properties; they can work on a physical level to help improve the skin’s overall condition, increase the body’s circulation, ease muscle pain and can also treat sinus conditions. They can also be highly effective in treating psychological conditions such as stress, fatigue, depression and anxiety, as well as regulating sleep patterns and boosting the body’s immunity.

Before the treatment I will go through an in-depth consultation with you. This helps me to find out about your lifestyle and current state of mind. I will then select the appropriate oils based on your needs and concerns, so that the treatment is 100% tailor made to suit you. The treatment will begin with a breathing exercise, followed by a foot cleanse and then a full body massage.

I would highly recommend booking in for a course of four aromatherapy treatments in order to see a long term improvement in your overall wellbeing.

Each month I will be sharing with you knowledge about the therapeutic powers of essential oils so make sure you look out for next month’s post.


I look forward to seeing you soon.

-Rebecca, Aromatherapist at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing

If you would like to book in for an aromatherapy massage with Rebecca you can book online now.



Detox For The Skin

What are the benefits to the skin when you detox?

Lifestyle and how we care for our skin plays a huge role in its health and appearance. This is why it’s important that the consultation card that you are presented with at your facial appointment is filled in correctly and updated accordingly to enable the facialist to establish the skin’s current needs and expectations.

The end of festivities and the beginning of a new year is a time when you consider an appropriate and sensible detox to get your skin in great condition for the year ahead.

Your body is capable of detoxing itself but with lifestyle and environmental factors contributing to the intake of toxins sometimes your system needs a little help!

Toxins may interfere with the smooth running of the body’s systems. Your organs need to work harder to eliminate the extra toxins which will disrupt the their proper functions.

Skin is the largest organ of the body and it’s main function is the elimination of waste. If this is interrupted then it leads to sallow skin tone, blackheads, congestions and dark circles. Although these issues may be due to external aggressors, the detox will certainly help.

A sensible detox program will incorporate not only drinking water but also consuming fruits, vegetables and protein. The addition of daily nutritional supplements such as the Advanced Nutrition Programme from the International Institute of Anti Ageing (iiaa) called Skin Pure which supports normal liver function, critical for detoxification in the body, would also be beneficial.

To start a detox for your skin, drinking water is a perfect way to achieve a clear and hydrated complexion. Drinking green tea which contains antioxidants will also assist in protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.

Including Pro Biotics in your diet will help to purify your skin from the inside out. It helps to alleviate toxins, benefiting not only your skin but your general health too.

Avoiding skincare and cosmetics which contain parabens, mineral oils and other preservatives which are generally unfriendly to your skin is another helpful idea.

Along with monitoring diet and lifestyle habits whilst detoxing, having the appropriate cleansing facial is always a good option as a detox can cause breakouts and dull skin.

THE PURE EXPERT FACIAL works to re-balance the skin’s pH; any breakouts from uncontrolled lifestyle, diet or hormonal imbalances are calmed and reduced leaving your skin looking healthier. This facial incorporates the Skin Renewing Exfoliation Solution which renews, purifies, soothes, cleanses and softens the skin allowing for a more comfortable extraction if needed. A lymphatic drainage sequence follows which will stimulate lymphatic flow and bring a fresh and healthy look to your complexion.

Once you complete your detox you will appreciate a clear and glowing complexion and you will feel light, refreshed and have more energy to face the New Year!

To continue your good work it is recommended to repeat a detox at least four times per year.

I look forward to seeing you soon for your detoxing Pure Expert Facial Treatment!  Wishing everybody a very Happy New Year!

– Gillian, Senior Facialist & Manager at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing

Looking after Yourself and Your Skin over the Christmas Period by Gillian, our Senior Facialist

The festive period is a busy time of year. Probably the time of year when your diet and skincare regime goes completely out of the window!

It is a time of year when you want to look effortlessly glamourous when you go to the various Christmas events that have been pre-arranged and you haven’t realised the toll it will take on your skin and diet.

A basic regular morning and evening skincare routine is all that is required to help maintain a healthy complexion with the boost of an added serum, a gentle exfoliator or even more effective would be a renewing peel such as the Germaine de Capuccini Glycocure Renewing Peel. This advanced exfoliation peel eliminates dead skin cells, detoxifies the dermis and reduces congestion. It’s formulated with AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) which also helps to reduce wrinkles and pigmentation. In addition to leaving the skin more balanced and hydrated, the peel will enhance the results of other treatments. This treatment has no recovery time and also leaves no redness, just an amazing even glowing complexion ready for any occasion.

Harsh winter winds can take the goodness form the skin’s outer layers and the natural oils that help keep your skin lovely and plump. This also leaves your skin open to dryness, redness and possible irritation. This is exacerbated by increased alcohol consumption, rich diets and late nights!

To some people it could mean that your skin feels a little tighter and a little temperamental and to other people it could mean increased sensitivity or even flakiness which can feel slightly tender.

To help combat these areas, especially over this time restricted period, it is essential to keep not only your skin but your body completely hydrated. Water consumption is vital to flush out the toxins from the alcohol and richer foods, lack of sleep and tighter deadlines at work. It will help stave off any hangovers and maintain a brighter, luminous complexion.

Having a facial during the festive season is always a good idea. If you are short of time you can always opt for an express facial treatment.

At Moreton Place Beauty and Wellbeing I use the Germaine de Capuccini range which has an extremely effective Hydracure Facial which after one treatment will reduce any sensation of tightness, improve the appearance of dehydration lines and provide intense hydration for dry and dehydrated skin. The facial has a natural blend of ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid and Natural Spring Water. After one treatment, this facial provides your skin with a natural healing ability to retain moisture.

For the time poor, the Instant 30 minute Glow Facial incorporates the before mentioned Glycocure Peel and uses pure Vitamin C ampoules which intensely repairs the skin’s luminosity, vitality and uniformity. It is perfect for dull and tired skin lacking in radiance. Vitamin C is also an amazing ingredient which prevents and corrects the effects of sugar which can destroy the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. An absolutely essential ingredient for any time but even more so at this time of year when your sleeping, eating and skincare routines are interrupted.

Although it is helpful for you and your wellbeing to remember the adverse effects of the festive period, it’s also still a time to thoroughly enjoy yourself and the celebrations with family and friends and to make happy memories to remember whilst still looking fabulous.

-Gillian, Senior Facialist & Manager at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing

To book in for a facial with Gillian over this festive period simply visit

Posted by / December 13, 2017 / Posted in News

Introducing you to Gillian, our Senior Facialist & Manager

“I have always shown a great passion for the beauty industry; from quite a young age, I took an interest in my mother’s skincare routine and all the various beautifully shaped bottles and jars she used. She put me onto a basic skincare routine from the age of twelve, which I followed religiously. It is through this that I have always been determined to follow the skin care industry and study the skin and its functions. My facial tutor identified me as a definite natural at performing facials, and from my beauty school, my facial career started.

I have been in this industry for approximately 25 year and have worked for some amazing prestigious skincare brands including Sisley, Carita, Liz Earle and Chanel.

My time at Chanel was so rewarding; I carried out facial events on their behalf in venues such as the Chanel boutiques and the Agua Spa at the Sanderson Hotel. These events would include exclusive product launches which were presented to the beauty editors at top magazines. One event which particularly stood out was when Chanel held an exclusive fashion show for their international privileged clients who were also able to enjoy a facial that was especially designed for the event. The whole day was incredibly exciting and gratifying.

I moved from Chanel to Liz Earle where I gained even more knowledge and understanding of the skin and the impacts nutrition and lifestyle can have on it.

When I moved to the Urban Retreat in Harrods, I was so fortunate to work with two of my all-time favourite skincare brands-Sisley and Carita. They offered two completely different treatments: Sisley focuses on beautiful and intricate manual massage whereas Carita uses an innovative, non-invasive facial treatment. It was whilst working in Harrods that Angela Burnett contacted me for advice before setting up her new business venture and when she asked if I would be interested in joining her team I jumped at the opportunity and hastily accepted the offer.

I am now working with Angela and a lovely team of beauty and skin specialists in Moreton Place Beauty and Wellbeing as the Manager and Senior Facialist.

I enjoy making my clients happy and helping them achieve the very best results with their skin. I also believe that the healthier the skin is and looks, the less need for makeup, if any at all, and gives everyone confidence at any age.

In the words of my forever icon, Coco Chanel, “Nature gives you the face at 20. It’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50.” I couldn’t agree more with this quote!”

Gillian has written up a blog post to help you ‘Look after Yourself and Your Skin over the Christmas period’ read it now by clicking this link 

Posted by / December 13, 2017 / Posted in News

This festive season prepare for any special occasion with us

 Our team of excellent beauty and skin specialists are on hand to help you look and feel your best this festive season.


INSTANT GLOW FACIAL (30 mins, £45)

This facial, designed by Gillian, will reveal a radiant glowing complexion. After a full cleanse, there will be an exfoliation peel to renew the skin at the deepest level. A rejuvenating facial massage will then follow using a revitalising serum with pure vitamin C which will reveal the skin’s luminosity. An anti-ageing mask will then be applied which is packed with vitamin C to firm and tone the skin whilst providing intense radiance.


We have reduced our Shellac manicure and pedicure treatment times so you walk out with beautiful hands and feet in 70 minutes. This treatment includes nail shaping, cuticle work and application of Shellac colour polish.


Lash Perfect lashes are added to the upper lash line to create a natural look or can be built up to provide a fuller, party look.

(Natural look- 30 mins, £40. Fuller look- 45 mins,  £50)

LIP & BROW WAX (30 mins, £25)


This treatment includes tinting, threading, trimming, tweezing and waxing the eyebrows to create your desired shape. We complete the treatment with a brow powder for a highly defined look.

Simply book online or call us on 0207 821 1020.

eye treatments

Launch of Lash Perfect Express Lashes

We are very happy to announce that today we are launching Lash Perfect Express Lashes. Whether you are looking for a subtle, natural style or want to build up the lashes to obtain a fuller, party look our lash expert Harriet is happy to help you achieve it. During the express lash treatment individual lashes are placed along the lash line in just 30 minutes and they will last for up to two weeks. This is a perfect treatment to get you prepared for any upcoming special occasions. Prices start from £40 and depend upon the look you wish to go for. To book a lash appointment with Harriet simply book online or call 0207 821 1020.


Celebrate our 1st birthday and the party season with us!

Enjoy our complimentary refreshments (some with bubbles and some without!) 
Simply book online or call us on 0207 821 1020.
Posted by / November 2, 2017 / Posted in News

Modes and More Vintage and Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing invite you to prepare for London Fashion Week

Our experts will help you prepare for London Fashion Week with complimentary styling sessions and the latest beauty treatments

When? 13th and 14th September (11am-9pm)

At Moreton Place Beauty and Wellbeing we will be giving you the exclusive chance to try our new Rose Quartz Sculpting Facial before we officially launch it in the salon. This facial uses organic Rose essential oil during a manual lifting massage which is then followed by the Rose Quartz butterfly to intensify the sculpting effect and leave skin looking more defined.

Rose Quartz promotes a number of skin functions and is believed to:

  • Stimulate epidermal circulation
  • Improve moisture content in the skin
  • Regulate key skin processes
  • Increase skin vitality
  • Promote cell growth and help regenerate the skin

To avoid disappointment book in for a complimentary Rose Quartz Sculpting Facial taster today by phone 0207 821 1020 or by email

We will also be offering complimentary taster facials  which will include a skin consultation with our skincare specialists to discover a facial treatment that would benefit your skin the most. Don’t miss out on the chance to try one of the facial treatments we offer which include Environ, CACI, Dermalogica, and Germaine de Capuccini facials as well as our Moreton Place Signature Facial. Book by phone 0207 821 1020 or by email

When you book a taster facial you will receive £10 off your next facial treatment with us.

Complimentary styling sessions will be taking place at Modes and More Vintage (44 Moreton Street, London, SW1V 2PB) please contact  Sarah Brynes ( to book your styling session.

Posted by / September 5, 2017 / Posted in News
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