WHEN JEN MET KEN

comfort

/ˈkʌmfət/

noun

  1.  a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint
  2.  things that contribute to physical ease and well-being

verb

  1.  the easing or alleviation of a person's feelings of grief or distress
  2. a person or thing that helps to alleviate a difficult situation.

BAGS OF COMFORT 

WHEN JEN MET KEN 

The Sunflower Sisters and I are beyond grateful for all the wonderful hygiene and beauty products you have so far donated to our beauty box for The Beauty Banks . To date, we have collected over 300kg of items! Every single item has gone to The Trussell Trust Dundee Food Bank to help people in need in Dundee.

I visited Dundee Foodbank in February to see how our salon community could better serve people in crisis in Dundee. I spent the morning helping out and finding out how they operate. Ken the Foodbank manager and all the amazing volunteers there do an incredible job! It was wonderful to see all your donations of beauty and hygiene products going to such a wonderful cause.

It got me thinking, how could we make life easier for the already very busy volunteers and get essential hygiene and beauty products to their clients in the most convenient and appropriate way possible? 

Comfort Packs! 

My idea is to sort and pack different bags into three categories for women, children and men with products that are specific to their needs:

Our salon goal is to provide packs that will have: 

  • A Bar of Soap (they weigh less than shower gels for people who are collecting food parcels on foot - and they last longer too).
  • A bottle of shampoo.
  • A toothbrush. 
  • toothpaste.
  • A deodorant. 
  • Sanitary towels or shaving foam.

And also 

  • Toilet paper 
  • Face moisturiser
  • Conditioner

… and any treat you can think of too! 

So, that’s our wish list! We can’t express how much we appreciate your help. 

Of course, we are still collecting any unused items or unwanted gifts and beauty treats that you can afford to donate, a full list of ideas is on a previous blog.

We'll take your spare carrier bags too!

At the foodbank they try to send clients away with parcels in supermarket bags for life, which are large and strong enough to carry all the food.

As you might imagine, they get through a lot of these bags. If you can, please donate bags for life – it doesn’t matter what supermarket, they are an equal opportunity bag user!

Please keep all your donations coming in, we are beyond grateful!

Thank you! 

Jen


THE AT-HOME CHEMICAL PEEL WITH MIND-BLOWING RESULTS!

THE AT-HOME CHEMICAL PEEL WITH MIND-BLOWING RESULTS!

Tried and Tested : by Jen

I had been looking at adding an additional skincare brand into the salon for ages. I researched so many companies over a year, testing out products and monitoring the results.

Dr. Dennis Gross had been on my radar for quite some time. I followed a number of beauty journalists who swore by his daily peels, so out of all his skincare collections I decided to give them a try first.

I was an EXTREMELY WILLING guinea pig for his cult product Alpha Beta Daily Face Peels, and having used peels on my face before, I went straight for his Extra Strength Daily Peel ... always!

These daily peel pads come in Ultra Gentle, Universal and Extra Strength.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel Pads work in two stages : 

Step 1 Peel pads combine exfoliating acids including:

Glycolic Acid Lactic Acid, Malic Acid Citric Acid, Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid with Willow Bark Extract and Chamomile

This non-abrasive daily chemical exfoliation helps brighten all skin types—without irritation.

Step 2  These pads are soaked in a cocktail of protective powerful antioxidants including :

Retinol, Green Tea Extract, Phospholipids, Genistein, Ubiquinone (CO-Q10), Resveratrol

To intensively replenish the resurfaced skin.

When the pads are applied one after the other :

They combat fine lines, enlarged pores, blemishes, dark spots and redness, whilst helping to revitalise and unify uneven, scarred or lacklustre complexions.

Free radical-fighting ingredients then work to strengthen skin's defences - protecting against the skin-ageing effects of everyday environmental stress.

I have used Dr Dennis Gross Daily Peel Pads every morning since August 2018 and the results are VERY VERY impressive!

My skin is looking much more luminous and feels SO soft! The wrinkles around my eyes are looking less visible and I have a more overall glow!

People have commented that I look younger, clearer and glow-ier - which can only be a very, very good thing coming into my 50th year!

We just can't keep these boxes of GLOW on our shelves! Any questions? Pop into the salon and find out why we are all Dr Dennis Gross Daily Skin Peel Addicts! 

Jen


Spring Offers - Perfect revitalising treats.

Spring offers 

As Spring days turn brighter find time for a well-deserved recharge. Reset by sinking into our heated treatment couches for revitalising Spring treatments. Our Spring Spa offers have been created to envelop you in The Sunflower Room experience. For us, there is no greater pleasure than watching you float out of your treatment relaxed.

Choose From - 

🌼 Cosy Comforter Back Escape
Warm Mud Back Treat⎮Oriental Scalp Massage
Relaxing Back Massage⎮Skin Rejuvenating Facial
£43 [r.r.p. £70]

🌼 Skin Reviver Facial
Facial Cleanse & Moisture | Brightening Exfoliation
Skin Boost Face Mask | Soothing Foot or Hand Treat
£28 [r.r.p. £40]

🌼 Spring Therma Wrap Escape
Thai Body Brushing | Warm Oil Wrap
Oriental Scalp Massage | Relaxing Facial Massage
£43 [r.r.p. £70]

🌼 Moisturising Massage Facial
Facial Cleanse & Moisture | Gentle Exfoliation
Oriental Scalp Massage | Comforting Facial Massage
£28 [r.r.p. £40]


Mothers Day Offers - Show some love to your amazing mum!

Mothers Day Offers Are Here!

A trip to The Sunflower Room makes the perfect Mother’s Day treat. Show some much-deserved appreciation to your lovely mum. Let her reset by sinking into our heated treatment couches for her deeply relaxing Mother’s Day treatment. You can also request our Room for Two and have a mother & daughter/son day! Our Mothers day Spa offers have been created to envelop you in The Sunflower Room experience. For us, there is no greater pleasure than watching your mum float out of her treatment relaxed. So pick the perfect package and prepare your mum to be pampered.

Choose from:

🌸 Mama Belle Escape

Prescriptive Facial | Back Massage | Warm Mud Back Treat Oriental Scalp Massage | Soothing Hand and Foot Treat

£90 [r.r.p. £120]

🌸 Mum’s Time Out

A warm mud back treatment ┃A relaxing back massage 

Aromatic Foot & Leg Treat

£43 [r.r.[. £70]

🌸 Mummy Wrap Ritual

A Thai skin body polish ┃A warm oil nourish wrap
A rejuvenating facial ┃An oriental scalp massage 

£43 [r.r.p.£70]

🌸 Superstar Mum Treat

A facial cleanse ┃A skin softening exfoliation 

A rich facial mask ┃A soothing foot or hand treat

£28 [r.r.p. £40]


You don't have to peel, to peel!

Don’t let peels scare you. The days of the ‘Sex And The City’ peel are over!

We all remember Samantha’s chemical peel disaster on Sex in the City. 

Images of red raw, dry, flakey skin might come to mind when the word ‘peel’ is uttered. This is one of the biggest misconceptions in our beauty age.

We at The Sunflower understand that for some people, just hearing the words “chemical peel” can be a little daunting and can stop you from experiencing this amazing skin treatment.

Not only should you choose chemical exfoliators over gritty manual scrubs, you should know that ‘acid peels’ can be mild enough to be used daily.

You don’t have to peel, to peel! 

A Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Professional Peel safely removes and exfoliates the top layer of dead skin, allowing new, more youthful, healthy skin to show through. This chemical peel causes a natural cell turnover process to speed up, helping to stimulate the growth of new collagen, with NO DOWNTIME!

… We still hear your hesitation (even though your skin says gimme gimme gimme!), so let’s break it down for you.

How do they actually work?  

Dr Dennis Gross’s two-step system resurfaces skin, hydrates and super boosts cell renewal. This basically mean the acids are working to balance your skin’s PH, so it can show off its natural, dewy radiance.

Step One: Exfoliate. The aim is to shed old surface skin, so the powerful acids work hard to remove dead skin sitting on the top layer of your face and banish any nuisances like bumpiness, dark spots and oiliness (goodbye blackheads or enlarged pores)!

Step Two: Elevate. The second phase is all about locking in the good stuff and keeping your skin calm, balanced and feeling super nourished. The best thing about step two is ‘good for you’ nourishing ingredients, plus prepping skin for anti-aging serums and moisturisers. It’s kind of like the icing on the cake (aka. Step One)!

Noted fans (who have no fear, just glowy dewy skin) include the likes of Olivia Palermo, Chrissy Teigan, Zoe Kravtiz and Selena Gomez. They all swear by the power of Dr Dennis Gross’s peel.

A skincare tribe like no other, ‘peel addicts’ are a thing! Our Sunflower Sisters are hooked and we want you to get your glow on too!

So now you can experience Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Professional Peel from our expert skin therapists! As for Samantha Jones, say goodbye to wearing that that beekeeper hat indoors! No downtime, no redness – only fresh faced radiance awaits, and of course, a cocktail or two!

Peel virgin? Look out for our Secret Sunflower Club Offer for Spring! Make sure we have your email address as these offers are only available if you are on our mailing list.