Covid -19 safety principals

As the workplace changes due to the ongoing effects of Covid-19, these are the 12 Dermalogica principles for enhanced service safety we undertake at Essential Therapy.

1 We prescreen clients and staff for sickness and contact with confirmed Covid-19 cases.

2 We recommend that clients in high risk, vulnerable groups not get treatments.

3. We maintain physical distances in common areas.

4. Masks are worn on common areas. We wear clean masks, face shields and aprons during treatments.

5. We wash and sanitise hands repeatedly.

6 We recommend thorough washing instead of gloves.

7. We disinfect professional products after each use.

8. Our beds are clean with freshly laundered linens for each client.

9. We clean and disinfect all equipment and surfaces before use.

10. We store clean and dirty items and tools separately.

11. We disinfect high-touch areas at least hourly.

12. We clean retail testers before and after each use, apply testers to hands and avoid jars.

What to expect during your next visit to Essential Therapy.

Mel Sunshine launches online Dermalogica web shop    

Mel has been using and recommending Dermalogica skincare products for over 30 years so it was high time she created her own online presence. the store features educational video tutorials and regular newsletters and offers. Check out the site at

Essential Therapy gets high tech                                                                 

Over the past few years there has been an increase in the amount of technology used in professional skincare treatments. At Essential Therapy we have been using electronic cleansing brushes, advanced magnification, to get a really clear picture of the skin and the bt micro to enhance the penetration and effectiveness of actives into the skin. We can also use LED Light Therapy at the end of the treatment.

The benefits of LED were discovered by the scientist at NASA when they discovered that LED encouraged plant growth in space. In the same way, LED can stimulate fibroblast cells that produce collagen and plumps up the skin. It is also extremely antibacterial and helps kill the P. Acne bacteria that causes acne breakouts.

New Probright skin treatment

NEW Probright skin treatment is a high intensity, 3 step treatment to boost absorption of Vitamin C - effectively addressing uneven skin tone and revealing brighter, smoother skin.

Dullness and uneven skin tone are among the top reasons clients seek professional skin treatments. Every day, natural and environmental triggers can affect skin from inside and out-speeding up the aging processing resulting in dullness, pigmentation challenges, fine lines and more. 

Probright addresses these concerns with an intense hit of Vitamin C. for maximum results we recommend 3 sequential treatments, 2-3 weeks apart.

Pro Power Peel-advanced treatments, for even better results

Pro Power Peel is an Expert Strength line that provides a biologically advanced peeling system for professional use.

Peels are in high demand due to the visible improvements seen on the skin, so it's no surprise they are the fastest growing skin treatment service. The Pro Power Peel can be taken as a course or used as a boost throughout the year to supplement your regular skin treatment.

Want to experience a truly transformative treatment? Pro Power Peel will safely and effectively resurface any skin type or condition, even sensitive skin and is available at Essential Therapy

For further information, advice, to book an appointment or for directions, call/text Mel on 07802 631144 or email