The importance of SPF

As we all strive to maintain healthy, youthful skin, it's important to remember one essential step in our daily skincare routine: sun protection. Wearing sunscreen daily offers many benefits that go beyond just shielding your skin from sunburn.

Here’s why incorporating sun protection into your daily routine is a must:

1. Prevents Premature Aging

The sun’s UV rays are a significant factor in premature skin aging. Regular use of sunscreen helps protect against wrinkles, fine lines, and sunspots, keeping your skin looking younger and more radiant.

2. Reduces Risk of Skin Cancer

Daily application of sunscreen significantly lowers the risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma, which can be life-threatening. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a crucial step in your overall health and well-being.

3. Maintains Even Skin Tone

Sun exposure can lead to hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Sunscreen helps prevent these issues by protecting your skin from the sun's harmful effects, ensuring a more even and smooth complexion.

4. Protects Against Sunburn

While sunburn might seem like a temporary discomfort, repeated sunburns can cause long-term damage to your skin. Daily use of sunscreen helps prevent these painful burns, reducing your risk of future skin issues.

5. Prevents Skin Sensitivity

Exposing your skin to the sun without protection can lead to increased sensitivity and inflammation. Sunscreen acts as a barrier, preventing these issues and helping to maintain your skin's health.


At Cannelle Medispa , we offer a range of high-quality sunscreens suitable for all skin types. Visit our store or website to explore our products and find the perfect sunscreen for your needs. You can purchase our product range here.

Tips for Effective Sun Protection:

  • Choose Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen: Ensure your sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
  • SPF 30 or Higher: Opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for adequate protection.
  • Apply Generously: Don’t skimp on sunscreen. Apply it generously to all exposed skin.
  • Reapply Regularly: Reapply every two hours, or more often if swimming or sweating.
  • Don’t Forget Non-Summer Months: UV rays can affect your skin year-round, so make sun protection a daily habit.
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The aesthetics trends to know about for 2022

RF Microneedling & HIFU

Straight from CCR, the UK’s only surgical and non-surgical conference, we bring you the most in-demand cosmetic treatments to plan for this year…

Tatler feature the Focus Dual saying in their skincare trends for 2022...

Radiofrequency plus micro-needling is nothing new - however, a raft of just-launched devices has taken skin-refining to all new heights. Morpheus8 (responsible for Judy Murray’s incredible transformation) is still big news (the recently-launched body applicator reveals newly springy skin in the hands of Dr Selena Langdon). However, if acne scars and wrinkles are your nemesis, Cutera’s Secret® Pro harnesses the power of resurfacing CO2 laser and radio frequency micro-needling to smooth the canvas. Then there’s Lynton’s Focus Dual, which gives skin back its snap via a combination of radio frequency micro-needling and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Prepare to see your tightest skin yet…

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NEW Treatments from DermaQuest

NEW Treatments from DermaQuest

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Sweet Enhance - Dermaquest- (45 mins)
Hydrating Resurfacer provides a basic level of exfoliation, evening skin tone and helping to repair all levels of hyperpigmentation. Kojic acid diminishes dark spots by reducing melanin production for a thoroughly brightened complexion.
Sweet Radiance - Dermaquest- (45 mins)
Glycolic Acid Resurfacer (Level 1) + C Infusion TX Mask Who is this for? Premature ageing, Dull/ tired skin, environmentally damaged skin, sun damage, traveled skin, city skin. If city smog, sun damage or the signs of ageing are hindering your complexion, then the Sweet Radiance treatment is just what your skin needs. This instantly brightening treatment helps to tackle pigmentation concerns whilst revitalising dull and tired skin. Packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C, damaged skin will feel repaired and rejuvenated.
Sweet Lift - Dermaquest- (45 mins)
Who is this for? Ageing skin. To firm and reduce lines and wrinkles. Treat your skin from the deepest layers of the epidermis with the Sweet Lift treatment. The powerful combination of Bromelain and Papain enzymes remove dead skin cells, whilst nourishing peptides work to plump the skin from the inside. The Sweet Lift treatment instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revealing a more youthful, revitalised complexion.
Sweet Clear - Dermaquest- (45 mins)
Who is this for? Breakouts, Acne Grade 1, inflammation, redness and blackheads. Tackle problem skin with the Sweet Clear treatment, specifically formulated to soothe and calm congested, irritated and inflamed complexions. This specialist treatment works to unblock pores and decrease excess oil whilst alleviating acne, breakouts and redness. Skin is left feeling deeply cleansed, hydrated, nourished and excess shine is significantly reduced.
Sweet Enhance Facial
Who is this for? Little bit of all concerns, dull, pigment, breakouts, ageing and dehydrated skin. Spoil your skin with the deeply rejuvenating Sweet Enhance treatment. The clever combination of 4 acids work together to combat fine lines, wrinkles, open pores, excess oil and sun damage to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. Skin will look and feel healthier – the perfect treatment for anyone who leads an active lifestyle and is starting to notice the effects of ageing or environmental damage.
Sweet Hydrate - Dermaquest- (45 mins)
Who is this for? Dull, Dry, dehydrated skin. Loss of elasticity. Ongoing treatment to maintain results and skin health. This intensely hydrating treatment uses the purest grade of hyaluronic acid to smooth and refine the skin. Perfect to tackle dry, dehydrated or ageing skin, the Sweet Hydrate treatment leaves skin soft, nourished, plumped and glowing. Fine lines, wrinkles and open pores are all reduced, revealing a healthy, dewy, younger looking complexion.


If you love the latest beauty gadgets, newest treatments and gallic know-how, make a beeline straight into Cannelle. The French-owned beauty salon (in both Oxford and Henley) won the Muddy Award for Best Beauty Salon in Bucks & Oxon in 2015 for good reason – it always seems to be among the first in the area to introduce new technologies to help in the frankly hopeless fight against wrinkles, sagging and middle age spread.

Regular readers will know that my cynical beauty gene is wildly dominant, so I do go into most treatments with a gimlet eye on possible failure, but I have to say that the LPg Endermolift facial I had at Cannelle a few days ago was a brilliant treatment I think you’ll want to know about.

The LPg machine (pictured top) has been around for a while, and can be used on the body to help with cellulite, gently releasing trapped fat – sorry, I don’t know a better way to say that! – and reactivating the natural production of collagen and elastin for skin firmness and volume. As someone who still refuses to get needled, filled or any of that malarkey, I’m watching my face slide and collapse with a mixture of awe and horror, so any excuse for legitimate skincare assistance is much appreciated. QED, I went for the facial version which launched at Cannelle since just before Christmas.

Let me just cut to the chase and show you how I looked during the treatment – as you see the photo below, the left side of my face as been ‘done’ for 15 minutes, the right side is yet to be LPged. Ignore the weird black band making it look like I’m bald, the difference in volume on my cheeks is amazing, don’t you think?

It’s one of those treatments that will massively benefit to those of us who are slowly losing that youthful ‘plumpness’ in the cheeks. And the good news is also that it’s an incredibly relaxing treatment. Unlike CACI or some of those electric current jobs, it works by soft plastic sheets that massage your skin like a hand would. The machine is quite loud and warp-warp-warps away but even that is a bit soporific, so it ends up feeling very pleasurable. Fast too – you can choose to do a 15 minute blast for £35 or 35 minutes for £46, so it can easily fit into a lunch break, or can combine it with CACI, or a normal facial if you have more time to spare. You can do them singly or as a course, depending on time and budget. Safer than the needle, and less expensive too. Sold to the Muddy lady in the corner!

Blog from Muddy Stilettos website 24th March 2016

CACI Jaw Lift

CACI Jowl Lift

Being Marketing Manager for Cannelle I normally wouldn’t write a review for one of our treatments. After all it’s my job to promote the treatments we sell so a review by me wouldn’t necessarily be unbiased right?

THIS time however I feel I need to write one! Because I genuinely needed to be ‘sold to’ for one of our treatments as much as many clients! The non-surgical jaw lift treatment from CACI.

‘Celebrity favourite’, ‘not a knife in sight’, ‘World-famous and award winning CACI Facial Toning treatment’, ‘voted the most effective anti-ageing treatment available’ are all phrases flying around the internet when you search for CACI Ultimate face lift. It sounds too good to be true.jawlift

Well, I have to say, it isn’t too good to be true. It really does work. This is my experience of the CACI jaw Lift treatment. A shorter version of the full CACI Ultimate face lift.

On 11th January 2014 I got married and had the most fantastic day I could imagine. And I have to admit that a small part of my ‘radiant glow’ was the confidence I felt in my newly toned, lifted, tightened 40 year old face.

In the two weeks prior to my wedding I decided to invest in a course of CACI treatments. Not the full CACI Ultimate non surgical facelift 90 minute treatment I might add. I had neither the time to do this nor did the salon have the free spaces to justify me doing the long version of the treatment.

I invested in the CACI Ultimate jaw/jowl lift. This is a shorter 45 minute treatment. Which costs £35 each time.

As with all the CACI treatments the long-term benefits develop over a period of time, after a course of treatments. I have to say though after just one treatment I noticed a visible lift to my cheekbones, a tightening to my skin and a firmer line around my jaw.

This however was a short term result. It lasted 24 hours. After that I felt back to normal. It would have been great before a night out but I was a little disappointed that it didn’t last after the weekend.

However, the recommendation is to follow a course of 10 treatments at a rate of 2/3 a week. Yes this is a big time (as well as financial) commitment. And after just two treatments I was still unsure. I noticed a definite improvement in the lines around my eyes – less visible, and my therapist had done a bit of eye lift during the jaw lift treatment which definitely opened my eyes and lifted my brow area and slightly sagging eyelids. But after the weekend again I felt my skin and face contours had gone back to normal.

The eye opener (excuse the pun) came after my 5th treatment. Exactly half way through the course. I received questions and compliments from people about my skin (even with no make up!). I felt the tighter skin tone and saw a recogniseable lift in cheek bones and my jaw line. Which lasted!

I continued the course and in the week before my wedding I did 3 treatments. (One the day before I got married) and my jawline, cheekbones and face was genuinely lifted, clearer and my eyelids noticeably raised.

A bride at 40 years old isn’t always how you imagine yourself as a little girl. But I have to say the CACI Ultimate Jaw lift really made the difference and I felt 20!

Recommended maintenance is one treatment a month after the course. Again I will be perfectly honest. I feel this isn’t enough. At least one a fortnight and if possible one a week is ideal. But compared to the growing price of ‘facelifts in a jar’ creams (the latest 111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Cream now stocked at Harrods is a cool £600) – can a CREAM really penetrate and lift muscle and skin structure as well as their claims suggest? – I feel the CACI jowl/jaw lift treatment really does rejuvenate the facial contours.

With its Quad (four!) probe applicators designed to double the lifting action of the CACI treatment system it offers superb results. This 30-40 minute facial treatment helps to improve the appearance of sagging jowls because it uses the Quad Probes which have been specifically developed to target the muscles around the jaw line. These Probes emit tiny electrical impulses to lift, firm and redefine facial contours, something I have yet to see a cream do.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a cream enthusiast for plumping the skin, hydrating and eventually reducing the appearance of fine lines and surface ageing symptoms. But for a non surgical face lift? For actually lifting sagging, ageing jowls and cheekbones and eyelids? CACI has really got me hooked. It works.

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