Repêchage Combines Iontophoresis and Enzymes for Anti-aging Gold


If you have clients that want to turn back the hands of time (and who doesn't), keep reading as Repêchage has debuted a treatment protocol that combines a lifting treatment with an enzymatic peel an ionto massage. The protocol utilizes the company's Vita Cura Lifting Mask, which launched in May 2019, along with its Vita Cura Enzymatic Micropeel and Ionto Massager.

The treatment is recommended for clients who are concerned about the signs of aging on their skin (basically, everyone). It is said to help stimulate the skin's surface and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and crow's feet. This facial also helps to deeply cleanse the skin, brighten the skin's appearance and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. The treatment takes approximately 50 minutes, and the suggested charge for it is $120.

"This treatment is the facial of the future, incorporating sustainably harvested seaweed with the benefits of niacinamide, iontophoresis, gentle, noninvasive micropeeling and express sheet masks into one powerful facial that creates a lifted, ageless appearance," noted Lydia Sarfati, founder of Repêchage.

Enzymatic Peeling

The treatment uses enzymes instead of acids to provide gentle exfoliation. Specifically, papain from the latex of the green papaya fruit is chosen. This allows for sensitive skin clientele to enjoy anti-aging results along with other clientele.

"This treatment differs from other micropeels on the market because it utilizes new stabilizing technology that allows for consistent results. In addition, the use of proteolytic enzymes provides a gentle exfoliation process, making this an option for even sensitive, fragile skin," furthered sarfati Sarfati.

Ionto Massage

You may be intrigued about the addition of the ionto massaging device, and you wouldn't be alone. We went to Sarfati to explain why she decided to add this device into the treatment.

"The use of the massager in conjunction with the micropeel provides the ultimate skin rejuvenation for even the most sensitive skin types. The Repêchage Ionto Massager uses two different polarities to create different effects—helping to stimulate the skin’s surface while massaging the beneficial ingredients deep into the surface layer, and helping to reduce the appearance of pores," she noted.

The Facial Protocol

Step 1. Drape your client and secure their hair with a headband.

Step 2. Wash hands with anti-bacterial soap.

Step 3. Apply Repêchage's Vita Cura Triple Action Cleansing Cream in upwards and outwards circular motions. Remove with cotton dampened with lukewarm water. 

Step 4. Apply Repêchage's Eye Rescue Pads to protect the eye area.

Step 5. Apply Repêchage's Vita Cura Enzymatic Micropeel with a fantail brush.

Step 6. Spray Repêchage Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray. Use a fan if needed.

Step 7.  Use Repêchage Ionto Massager set to the negative (-) position for three minutes. This helps to soften skin and dissolve dead skin cells, creating a more clarified appearance and refined texture to the skin.

Step 8.  After seven minutes remove the Vita Cura Enzymatic Micropeel with cotton and water. Make sure you remove ALL of the micropeel from the skin.

Step 9. Apply Repêchage Vita Cura Renewal Toner. Pat Dry.

Step 10. Open Vita Cura B3 Lifting Mask, unfold it and apply directly onto the face. Once the mask is in place, peel off the plastic front at the notch and discard. Adjust the mask to fit tightly to the contours of your face. Use the Ionto Massager set to positive (+) over the sheet mask for five minutes. Allow the mask to remain on the face for an additional 10 minutes.

Step 11. Remove the mask, squeeze the remaining serum from the envelope into your hands and massage it into the face, neck and décolleté using effleurage movements for five minutes. Finish with percussion-based tapotement movements.

Step 12. Finish the treatment by using the Ionto Massager set on positive (+) for two minutes. This will help deliver moisturizing and hydrating ingredients deep into the surface of the skin, as well as calm and sooth it. Apply three drops of Repêchage Vita Cura B3 Elixir Complex, followed by Repêchage Mineral Face Shield to the skin.

Home Care and Retail

The Vita Cura B3 Gold Collection is recommended to be used as home care following this treatment. This collection includes the Vita Cura B3 Serum Complex, Elixir Complex and Lifting Mask. The treatment allows clients to experience some of the Vita Cura products in the treatment that they can then take home with them. 

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