We all head into December with the thought, New year, New you… coming soon! Well, recently I sat down and had the amazing experience of learning how you can start a new year with the best skin yet, and possibly some European facial treatments…
For those of you who don’t know, BABOR Beauty Spa on 4th has one of the most amazing Oxygen treatments “Vital O2 Lux Oxygen Treatment”! It’s time to learn a bit more about this newly released treatment, and why we Calgarians are so in need of Oxygen in our skin!
First off, realistically the air we are breathing in is only composed of 20% oxygen… SHOCKING… we know. Thanks to everyday pollution our skin faces challenges all day everyday, these challenges include; wrinkles, a loss of skin tone and a dull complexion.
Aside from the outside pollution we are also challenging our skin inside by eating poorly, all the added stress in our lives, and our lifestyles in general. By challenging our skin internally we are contributing to reduced cellular activity, premature ageing, and poor blood circulation.
Okay, okay… So what are the benefits of this treatment I speak of… Well here you go:
- Intensively stimulates cell regeneration
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pigment spots
- Eliminates impurities and reduces active acne (I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING)
- Strengthens the skin’s antibacterial defences
- Strengthens and tones the complexion
- Revitalizes the metabolism
- Deeply moisturizes skin tissue
Now, if that doesn’t convince you that you want to try this, I will. After the treatment, which is amazing by the way, the breakouts I had on my skin reduced in size just within the treatment. I left feeling energized, glowing and just completely relaxed. One of the most amazing parts about Babor Beauty Spa is they don’t just do, they teach. So as you are going through the steps of the facial in your warm heated cozy bed, you are learning the reason why each step is happening on your face, what is going on internally in reference to breakouts or issues on your face. You leave better knowing yourself and feeling confident in using their line. Which by the way is preservative free and plant-based!
** Please note: There’s also Vital O2 Lux Facial Kurs (all the steps of the treatment I received, divided up and available to be added to ANY BABOR facial) so you don’t necessarily have to splurge the whole $175 if they just want part of the new oxygen treatment.**
Now that we are in LOVE with BABOR Beauty Spa and their amazing team, we wanted to get to know them a bit better, especially the owner Helene Levesque!
How long has BABOR Beauty Spa been apart of the 4th street community?
Helene: Since March 2013
What inspired you to bring BABOR Beauty Spa to Canada, and 4th Street?
Helene: I was introduced to BABOR while travelling abroad as it’s quite popular in Europe. I began using the products, almost immediately saw drastic improvements in my own skin and that was it – I was hooked. I always wanted to open up my own business. So I undertook BABOR’s Aesthetics Training, further researched BABOR, and eventually decided to pursue a partnership with the company in February 2012. In just over a year, I opened the doors to the first and only BABOR Beauty Spa in North America.
What’s something most people don’t know about BABOR?
Helene: Most people don’t know our products are plant-based and free of parabens, preservatives and perfumes. BABOR is luxury and innovation combined to create amazing results!
We love that, and the packaging is gorgeous. What’s a fun fact about BABOR on 4th?
Helene: We’re the first and only official BABOR Beauty Spa in Canada. The brand originally began in Aachen, Germany in 1956 where they still have their own Research & Innovation Center and work with the University of Aachen to develop their own complexes.
As we said above, the one thing that really stood out during our treatment was the learning. We loved learning about our skin, and why it reacts the way it does. Also, the step by step of what each product is doing was amazing.
We love having you on 4th street, so what do you love most about being on 4th street?
Helene: The best thing about 4th Street is that it’s such an array of beautiful, eclectic, one-of-a-kind shops. It creates such a unique shopping experience and you get to enjoy the beautiful outdoors while you shop! The area is also so friendly and welcoming. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
We couldn’t agree more! Okay, we could find a million of these in here, but your guilty pleasure?
Helene: Splurging on BABOR SeaCreation The Eye Cream. It has sea silk extract in it and completely smooths out lines. It’s absolutely divine! That’s why they call it ‘The’ eye cream. It’s always my Christmas gift to myself!
last but not least, Favourite treatment?
Helene: The Vital O2 Lux Oxygen Treatment. It’s a new innovation and the newest addition to our already extensive list of facials. Using pure oxygen technology, 95% pure oxygen along with BABOR active ingredients is infused deep into the skin to produce longterm visible results.
It basically addresses every skin condition whether it be fine lines and wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and/or redness. It ultimately regenerates the skin, while stimulating the skin’s natural ability to regenerate itself. I saw instant results after just one treatment, especially with the wrinkles around my eyes which were dramatically diminished.
Well, we couldn’t agree more because that might just be our most favourite treatment we have ever had!