3D-HYRO2FACIAL LAUNCH 3D-LIPO HQ, RUGBY
Top clinic owners got a sneak peek at 3D-lipo’s latest machine in action when the company hosted a VIP launch event at its Rugby head office and training rooms in September. PB’s editor Eve Oxberry and features editor Georgia Seago were among the guests, who watched demos of the new HydrO2Facial machine, which will have its official launch at Professional Beauty North on October 13–14. They also heard more about the science behind the launch from 3D-lipo managing director Roy Cowley and head of training Joanne Leahy before enjoying lunch and a glass of bubbles. Read more about the device on page 148.
DESTINATION DERMALOGICA COVENT GARDEN, LONDON
PB’s deputy editor Amanda Pauley attended the launch of Dermalogica’s three-day pop-up salon in Covent Garden in August – a multisensory space where press and consumers could play with products. Destination Dermalogica was the launchpad for the brand’s new epigenetics-inspired Phyto-Nature Firming Serum, which claims to reduce the appearance of exposome-driven (environment and lifestyle) ageing; but also gave a sneak preview of its Christmas collections. Director of education Sally Penford talked about the science behind the products and led a demonstration on how to use Phyto-Nature in conjunction with a gua sha stone.
INTRACEUTICALS RETOUCH PRESS DAY EPILIUM & SKIN, LONDON
Georgia discovered the latest launch from skincare brand Intraceuticals in September. Celebrity facialist and director of Intraceuticals Studio Services Gavin McLeod-Valentine flew over from the US to talk to press about the Retouch kit, a collection of five targeted serums based on Instagram filters and formulated with advanced peptides that are designed to be layered on the skin. After a smoothie and pain au chocolat, Georgia experienced a classic Intraceuticals oxygen infusion facial, followed by application of the serums. Press were gifted with a set of the serums.
LIVNORDIC SPA EXPERIENCE THE VIKING SUN, LONDON
PB’s Amanda was one of just three journalists invited to try out LivNordic’s spa experience onboard the Viking Sun ship before it set sail for its ultimate world cruise on Friday, August 30. Docked in Greenwich, London, for just one day, Amanda joined spa manager Lee-Ann Galloway for lunch, before enjoying a tour of the eight-floor cruise ship’s facilities and finishing up in the Scandi-themed LivNordic Spa. Then, operations director Nora Forsberg explained to the group how to use the spa’s hot and cold facilities, which included a cold plunge pool, steam room, dry sauna, snow grotto, hot tub and more. All guests received a goody bag of spa products to take away too.
URBAN RETREAT AT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS BREAKFAST KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON
Led by managing director Reena Hammer, the team behind the newly opened Urban Retreat at The White House hosted a press breakfast and open morning for beauty media, including PB’s Georgia and Eve. With finishing touches in place and all services up and running apart from the bottom floor wellness clinic, guests were introduced to some of the in-house expert practitioners over breakfast, such as pilates instructor Gaby Noble, meditation expert Catherine Turner, dermatologist Timm Golueke, and brow and lash technician Suman Jalaf. Sample press treatments included facials, nail services and piercings.