Micro Needling comes to the Annex

We are delighted to add celebrity favourite treatment Genosys Micro Needling to our extensive list of facial treatments.

So what’s all the fuss about?

Micro Needling is  an all-round amazing treatment. A favourite among celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian, it caters to a multitude of skin concerns and is safe for any skin type. If you suffer from acne scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines or wrinkles, this is the ideal treatment for you!

The science behind it..

The best part about Medical Micro Needling is that your own body does all the work. There is the dermal roller and the Dermapen which penetrates your skin on different levels, and creates micro injuries to the skin. This kick-starts your body into repair-mode, triggering the production of collagen and elastin. More collagen and elastin means smoother, more refined, tighter skin, and who wouldn’t want that?

Does it hurt?

The term itself “micro needling” may sound a little scary! But rest assured a numbing cream is used on your skin before your treatment so you feel no/ minimal pain and discomfort.  After your treatment, you can expect some redness and sensitivity for a few hours, and some flaking for up to a week. This is all part of the healing process.

We recommend a course of 3-5 treatments, 3 weeks apart for best results. Call us now to book your free consultation. 045 865 732


It goes without saying that we are beyond excited to very soon be offering an extensive range of IMAGE Skincare professional treatments to you, our loyal clients.

One of the most innovative brands in the industry, Image Skincare consistently produces the latest anti-ageing, balancing, hydrating, and illuminating technologies to further its mission of helping the world to age later.

Those in the know will be familiar with IMAGE Skincare’s glowing reputation – but if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of experiencing it, you’re in for a treat.


 Image Skincare Products are now available to purchase at The Annex Beauty Clinic.

So Sue Me's skincare favourites for glowing skin.

So Sue Me’s skincare favourites for glowing skin

Hydra Peel Facial – NEW advanced treatment from Guinot

We have an AMAZING new advanced facial from Guinot, the Hydra Peel.

Hydra Peeling

Guinot’s HYDRA PEEL treatments exfoliate, resurface, moisturize and renew the skin. Hydra Peeling with Hydra PH uses Phytic Acid while Hydra Peel with Hydrabrasion uses natural cellulose particles and papaya extracts. Hydra Peeling offers two versions of the peeling component, the first with Acid PH for all skin types; the second, gentler, for sensitive skin with manual Hydrabrasion.

Both versions are completed with a skin regenerating cream and massage phase and then with a soothing, beauty-enhancing mask. In just 45 minutes the skin will feel splendid, beautiful and re-energized. Both treatments minimize brown spots, smooth out the texture of the skin, increase radiance, minimize signs of aging and deeply moisturize the skin. The best suited Hydra Peel treatment is determined on the client’s beauty goal and level of sensitivity. The skin will look brighter, feel cleaner, fresher and younger regaining its luminosity.

Book your luxury treatment at our award winning salon – The Annex beauty Clinic, Blessington, Co Wicklow 045 865 732

The Annex Beauty Clinic Win Top Beauty Award at Ceremony in London

We are very proud to announce that The Annex Clinic has been awarded “GUINOT CROWN SALON AWARD 2016”. Beauty therapists Louise and Bernie were delighted to collect this highly sought after award at an awards ceremony in central  London last month which included talks from the famous Joanna Lumley of ‘Absolutely Fabulous’.

Joanna Lumley presents prestigious Beauty Awards to The Annex Beaity Clinic at Awards Ceremony in London.

This prestigious title places The Annex Beauty Clinic in the top ten percent of Guinot’s highest achieving salons in the UK and Ireland. By visiting a Guinot Crown Salon, clients can be confident that they are choosing one of the country’s top salons with flawless principles in environment, customer care and facial treatment expertise.

“We are over the moon and feeling very proud and want to take this opportunity to thank our clients for all your support. We couldn’t have done it without you.” Salon Manager, Louise Dwyer

Click here to book a treatment at our award winning salon.

The Annex Beauty Clinic Win Guinot Crown Salon Award 2016

At what age should women start worrying about wrinkles?

According to new research released today many women start to worry about wrinkles from the age of 24, and the onset of fine lines is something that has been been troubling most for a few years, because we actually start buying anti-ageing products from the age of 21.

The UK-based study of 2,000 women carried out by CACI Microlift has got us to thinking; should we be worrying about wrinkles at such a young age, and should we be putting up the expensive anti-ageing fight from 21 years of age? The answer from the experts is a resounding yes, within reason.

“It is never too early or too late to start thinking about skin protection, skin renewal and maintenance,” says consultant dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe.

This is a consensus amongst cosmetic doctors as Dr.Sebagh explains, “anatomically from the age of 20 we start ageing. That’s just a fact.”

However, the message is that in your twenties it’s about damage limitation, not age reversal. “Prevent damage, don’t fight it,” cosmetic doctor Michael Prager goes on to say. He, like Sebagh, thinks twenty-somethings should arm themselves firstly with anti-oxidants, “while limiting the damage done by cutting back on typical twenty-something habits including sun, sugar, sleepless nights, smoking and alcohol.”

Sebagh adds that while twenty-somethings don’t need the help of “major” anti-ageing products, it is right that the ageing process should be carefully contemplated. “Education is key,” he says, “because while your skin fibres may not have started breaking down yet, and your cell energy doesn’t need boosting – making active skincare ingredients redundant – you do need protection, particularly against photo-ageing.” That starts, of course, with sunscreen.

Leslie also points out that on top of sun protection a good moisturiser is also “very important,” while avoiding “faddy diets, sugar and smoking,” will undoubtedly help.

Simplicity also seems to be key to ageing gracefully in our twenties; “you don’t actually need that many products when you’re younger,” says Prager. While added anti-ageing actives won’t necessarily damage your skin, they will damage your bank balance, and unneccessarily so. Plus, as Prager explains: “use too many products on young skin, and you can cause sensitivity. Over a lifetime, a lot of those ingredients can become irritating.”

Dr Leslie also adds, “we still don’t know what 20 years of using hi-tech ingredients like vitamin A derived retinoids would do to someone’s skin down the line,” while Dr Sebagh advises that skincare simplicity coupled with “sunscreen, good cleansing and exfoliation,” is the best approach.

“Start thinking about skincare, especially sun protection, as early as you can. Choose well-formulated sunscreens and a good cleansing routine as well as a healthy diet and you will see the benefits for many years ahead. Ignoring these factors will make you age faster,” says Lowe.


Top 5 Perfumes For Women This Season

The seasons are changing and it’s officially that time to update your signature scent. It’s a perfume jungle out there and whether you’re looking for the perfect fragrance for your wife, girlfriend, mam… or you’re just looking for something fresh and new for yourself, we’ve got you covered.

1. Gucci Bamboo – 30ml €63 at The Annex Beauty Clinic

Gucci Bamboo

Beautiful notes of Italian Bergamot, Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang, and Comoros Sandalwood.



2. Boss Ma Vie – 30ml €50 at The Annex Beauty Clinic

Hugo Boss Ma Vie

Fresh, indulgent and fulfilling, this perfume created around the cactus flower invites you to take time to savour your life.



3. Dolce & Gabanna The One – 30ml €63 at The Annex Beauty Clinic


The rich Oriental Floral perfume opens with a sparkling and modern interpretation of fresh top notes of zesty Bergamot and Mandarin, combined with juicy Lychee and Peach.



4. Gucci Guilty – 30ml €60 at The Annex Beauty Clinic


Top notes of pink pepper, heart note of lilac and base notes of patchouli and amber.



5. Paco Rabanne Lady Million – 30ml €46.50 at The Annex Beauty Clinic

Lady Million

It has fresh top notes of bitter orange, fleshy raspberry and neroli, followed by floral notes of orange blossom and Arabian jasmine and base notes of patchouli, honey and amber.

FREE Gift with every €50 Gift Voucher

FREE Gift with every €50 Gift Voucher

Give someone the gift of self-indulgence with the Annex Beauty Clinic & McGreals Pharmacy Gift Voucher. An extraordinary gift for an indecisive loved one, the Gift Voucher is the ideal solution to present finding-dilemmas. From the latest fragrances & cosmetics in McGreals Pharmacy to beauty treatments like massage, facials, nail treatments and much more in The Annex Beauty Clinic.

We have a FREE Cosmecology Gift with a RRP of €29.99 to giveaway with every €50 Gift Voucher purchase.

The Annex Beauty Clinic Gift Voucher is presented in a stylish wallet with a note for your own personal message.

Purchase online or in store now. Purchase Now

Once you go Shellac, you never go back

Nail trends come and go but a chip free manicure that can last for up to 21 days is here to stay, and rightly so!

Shellac has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years so chances are you have heard a little about gel manicures already.

Shellac nail polish needs to be cured under a UV light, this is why only certified salons can apply it. It is thin coats of polish on your natural nail that takes time to develop under the UV lamp between every coat, with a top coat added at the end for extra shine. It is quick (ish), easy and looks amazing. It has virtually no dry time so you can go about your day as usual once you leave the salon.

Shellac have an endless selection of colours available but we love the Fall 2015 collection they have just launched – see below

Our talented nail technicians apply Shellac at The Annex Beauty Clinic for only €24.99

Guinot Instant Radiance Moisturising Masque

Introducing Guinots best selling product and for good reason.

This product is a firm favourite amongst our team as it gives skin an instant noticeable boost. It treats ultra-dry skin; instantly nourishing the complexion and adding radiance with essential oils.

Guinots instant radiance mositurising mask is popular with leading make up artists as it gives clients a brightened complexion before make up application.

Directions of Use:

  • Apply a thin layer of your face and neck
  • Leave it on for about 10 minutes and remove with a warm face cloth