Summer “Must Haves” at The Gates


kerastase product picCome in and peruse all the products that you need to protect your skin and hair in these “dog days of summer!” We feature Kerastase and SkinCeuticals here…..

Our colorist, Banessa, touts the Kerastase line for sun-exposed hair which includes the Bain Apres Soleil shampoo and the Lait Richesse conditioner – both being safe for color treated hair while providing UV protection and extra hydration for hair that has enjoyed these sunny summer days. For maximum hydration, we recommend the Soleil Masque UV Defense Active. This is a repairing concentrate for weakened, color-treated and photo-damaged hair. Kerastase Aqua Seal is a definite must for swimmers because it is a highly protective cream which acts like a waterproof swim cap, and, it also provides UV protection. The Kerastase Soleil Huile Celeste infuses shine into the hair as it adds a shimmering UV protection. Come in and have one of our stylists demonstrate how these products can return health and vitality to your sun-kissed hair!

Esthetician Kristine likes the fact that the SkinCeuticals line features several mineral based, non-chemical products to protect the skin while in the sun. The Physical Fusion UV Defense fluid is a broad spectrum, SPF 50, water resistant tint that works well on anyone’s skin tone; it moisturizes the skin, and is oil/fragrance free. The Physical UV Defense is also a broad spectrum SPF 30 cream, offering both UVA and UVB protection. It also moisturizes the skin and is oil/fragrance free. These two products are especially good for skin that is sensitive to other sunscreens because of its mineral base. New research has proven that people who use sunscreen every day had noticeably more resilient and smoother skin than those who did not. Our estheticians will be happy to demonstrate how these sun protection products can benefit your skin.