Esthetician Spotlight

Tips from an Esthetician

The most effective products and treatments for your biggest skin concerns.

Alicia McPherson

Alicia McPherson

Lead Spa Trainer, Bluemercury

Bluemercury Spa: 160 Newbury St | Boston, Ma
Experience: 16 Years
Specialty: Problematic skin - Chronic Acne, Dehydration and Hyper-pigmentation

Concern: Undereye Wrinkles

La Mer The Eye Concentrate

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La Mer The Eye Concentrate

How it Works: This was my first luxury purchase over a decade ago. I was in my early 20s so many people thought I was crazy. However, this deeply conditioning eye cream formulated with hematite, a magnetically-charged mineral, helped to dramatically lessen the appearance of dark circles, surface discolorations and unevenness on my face.

Benefits: Works over time to create a visibly healthier, smoother and more luminous eye area and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles. In my case, it totally prevented them due to starting early!

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Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask

Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask

How it Works: This seaweed-based mask is infused with a luxurious 24-karat gold serum, rich in powerful components that plump and moisturize. It leaves the delicate eye area looking smooth, revitalized and radiant.

Benefits: Powerful botanicals work to eliminate the look of puffiness and fine lines and lighten the appearance of dark circles. I love that it's also free of common irritants like parabens and synthetic fragrances and is not tested on animals.

Concern: Loss of Elasticity & Firmness

RéVive Intensité Complete Anti Aging Serum

RéVive Intensité Complete Anti Aging Serum

How it Works: A perfect solution for mature skin, this product uses proprietary ingredients to correct and fight the signs of aging.

Benefits: This has worked wonders for me! It has significantly softened the fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes and mouth, and I've also seen a vast difference in how bright my under eye area is. It's a must in my skincare routine!

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NATURA BISSÉ diamond ice lift mask

NATURA BISSÉ diamond ice lift mask

How it Works: I love this mask for its instant-lifting effect and beautiful lavender scent. It uses a marine DNA concentrate to deeply hydrate, lift and firm skin immediately, making it perfect to use before a big event.

Benefits: It takes only 20 minutes to see and feel the effects of this mask. It also provides a calming aromatherapy effect. Using at home is like creating your own personal spa.

Concern: Dark Spots

M-61 Vitablast C™ 2.0

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M-61 Vitablast C 2.0

How it Works: The high concentration of vitamin C in this serum packs a brightness-boosting punch! It makes a noticeable difference on dull or lack-luster skin and is a great addition to any skincare routine to add a touch of radiance.

Benefits: 15% stabilized vitamin C combined with gallic acid and vitamin E helps to protect against environmental stressors and promote elasticity while boosting skin's radiance and tone.

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A brightening peel in spa that contains Lactic Acid.
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How it Works: Lactic acid is a non-irritating rapid exfoliator making it great for treating hyperpigmentation, age spots and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion.

Benefits: A brightening peel with lactic acid is an effective treatment for removing dead skin cells to reveal heathier, younger-looking skin free of fine lines and wrinkles.

Concern: Uneven Skin Tone

RÉVIVE Moisturizing Renewal Cream

RÉVIVE Moisturizing Renewal Cream

How it Works: Best to use overnight, this super rich cream gently exfoliates, retextures, renews and moisturizes. It helps erase visible skin imperfections, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and dramatically improves skin tone and texture while restoring a youthful, overall glow.

Benefits: This has been a tried and true product for me for over the past five years, as well as for many of my clients. It’s one of the few products that I can always tell when a client has finished their first jar or has been using consistently. I immediately notice the improvement of the overall texture and appearance of their skin. Even on myself, if I stop using and then start again, I always get compliments on my skin!

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Microdermabrasion
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How it Works: A non-chemical, non-invasive treatment that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin.

Benefits: Improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin and brown age spots, reduces fine lines and age spots, eliminates dry or flaky skin, treats adult acne and oily skin, improve your skin's tone and texture.

Concern: Enlarged Pores

ODACITÉ Synergie[4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque

ODACITÉ Synergie[4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque

How it Works: Made with clay and activated charcoal, this masque is activated with water to expertly exfoliate, clean pores and diminish the look of dark spots for an all-over healthy glow. Its formula can be supercharged by using natural ingredients out of your pantry and refrigerator, too.

Benefits: As Lacy, a member of our sales floor at Newbury says, “It’s the best for keeping blackheads from overtaking your nose!” This is true, and just one of the many ways you can use this totally versatile product. This extraordinary powder masque is a complete beauty treatment that delivers results after the very first application.

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SkinCeuticals Vitamin C Firming Masque
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How it Works: Used during our Brightening Facial, this mask can also be added onto any of our facials. I love it the most to end a purifying facial as nothing else compares to how tight this treatment mask gets when dried. It not only squeezes pores tight but it also lifts away surface impurities and is quite calming and restorative.

Benefits: Formulated with vitamin C and amino acids, this masque exfoliates and protects the skin from free radical damage, revealing a firmer, more youthful appearance with a boost of radiance.

Concern: Sensitivity

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

How it Works: It’s great for any skin type, and should be in everyone’s collection at home! This oil-free corrector gel promotes a fresher, clearer complexion by soothing and calming irritated skin with botanical extracts. It also helps to diminish the appearance of brown spots with natural alternatives to chemical skin lighteners.

Benefits: Soothes and calms irritation by harnessing the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of botanical extracts. Minimizes the appearance of brown spots using natural agents. Corrector gel in an oil-free gel formulation ideal for sensitive and problematic skin.

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