Musings from the Moon – September 2018 Newsletter

It's Football Season!I can’t believe we are coming to the end of the 3rd Quarter of the year! I hear football season is in full swing! LOL – I am not one for watching sports.  I enjoy soccer and hockey but they’re not something I watch on a regular basis.

But for all of you people that revel in big crowds, football, tailgating, food, drinking–and did I say big crowds!?–have fun, be safe and enjoy the festivities for me. Feel free to post your team spirit on Raspberry Moon Facebook so we can all enjoy your fun!



Product of the Month – Viktoria De’Ann Night Cream

Viktoria DeAnn Night MoisturizerThis silky, age-defying Night moisturizer will help soften, soothe and hydrate the skin throughout the night. Superior phyto-moisture builders Allantoin and Corylus Avellana extract help reinforce, re-hydrate and renew skin elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Active ingredients promote antioxidant protection, leaving the skin amazingly smooth, supple and visibly vibrant.

A smooth, rich lotion that provides immediate and long-lasting hydration. Night Moisturizer assists in restoring the skin, waking up to a fresher and healthier appearance.

$36 – Free Viktoria De’Ann Goody Bag with purchase of Night Cream in September – A $12 value

The 411 on Chemical Peels

It is that time of year again – pumpkin will soon be in the air and before we know it so will the sparkle and glitter of the holidays. Be ready to hit those parties in style with radiant skin. Let your natural beauty shine through this season with our Chemical Peel Series.

You might wonder why you need one and how it works! Well, Raspberry Moon has the answers, so check out our educational piece below and then check out what is offered here at The Moon in the next section.

Who should do a Series of 6 Chemical Peels or Enzyme Exfoliations?

Everyone really! If you have very sensitive skin or rosacea then the enzyme exfoliation would be a better choice than a chemical peel.

What is a chemical peel and how does it work?

Basically a chemical peel helps to speed up cellular turnover and can help with pigment reduction, resulting in healthier skin and a more uniform complexion. For example, glycolic acid is used to remove dead skin cells, fine lines, dark spots and/or skin imperfections caused by aging and hormones.

Because peels slough off those unwanted dead skin cells, and bring new fresh skin cells to the surface, it gives you the appearance of tighter, brighter skin and smaller pores.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Get glowing skin with our peel seriesA chemical peel can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the tone and texture of the skin as well as the color and clarity.  It enhances skin glow and radiance by inducing production of new collagen and stimulating new healthy skin cell growth. Melasma can be improved, along with discoloration and pigmentation. A chemical peel also addresses visible skin imperfections.

What is the downtime after a chemical peel?

There are two school of thoughts when it comes to chemical peels. You could do the one big crazy whammy shed like a snake peel, with lots of redness and maybe pick a time that you want to just hibernate.

Or you could take a somewhat gentler yet effective approach and do a series of superficial peels that target specific skin conditions. These types of peels generally have little downtime and you will not need to take time off work while the skin heals as there is less risk of complications like redness, swelling or even unwanted inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Will I peel like a snake or be crazy red?

You may have some peeling or flaking and you might not. It depends on the peel, your skin and superficial peels work more slowly than the Big Whammy Peels. So just because you don’t peel doesn’t mean the treatment isn’t working. My thought process is to do gentler peels spaced closer together for the best treatment with the least amount of downtime.

Why is winter a good time for chemical peels?

The South can be wicked in the summer. Between the heat and sun, your skin will take a beating. I want everyone to enjoy the sun and summer safely while protecting their skin without having to have the additional worry of issues as a result of the peels.

With the beginning of fall begins less sunlight, which means lower UV levels and a perfect environment to heal your skin more quickly. The humidity and heat index are also dropping so it is just one less thing to have to worry about.

What can a peel do for my skin?

Have a peel now to exfoliate and refresh your skin or have a series to significantly improve your skin before next summer. The benefit from a series of 4 to 6 peels is that it targets the layers of the epidermis for enhanced exfoliation and cellular turnover which produces healthy, glowing skin. Also, hyperpigmentation is better improved by a series of chemical peels.

In order to allow the skin to heal between treatments, the sessions in the series are spaced 1 to 2 weeks apart.

 Do I need to use homecare?

Yes! Homecare is a requirement for a chemical peels series. If you want the best results for your peel series listen to your Esthetician! It is their job to help you reveal your best possible skin. You should also continue to use proper home care after the series, and if it fits into your budget and time, a professional grade treatment every 4 to 8 weeks. Quality Professional grade products don’t have to break the bank but are needed for optimal results.

Should I continue with treatment after my series of 6?

In short, YES! It is like going to the gym for one of those intro packages. Really starting to see progress and BAM your 21 days or whatever is over and you quit! How long do those results last? Facial treatments are the same way. It is my belief that you can make a difference in the health of your skin with Professional Grade Skin care at home and facial treatments every 4 to 8 weeks as your budget and time allow.

If I can only do homecare or facial treatments which would you recommend?

An at-home skincare routine is essential for your face!I would choose and suggest Quality, Professional Grade Skincare. Your day to day routine is by far more important. Then fit a facial treatment in where you can.

Can’t I just do my own facials at home?

Sure you can do a mini version of things from your Professional Grade Skincare Line. You don’t get all the massage and extras that are done in a service treatment but for sure it is better than nothing. I get it, we all only have so much money to spend. Personally I go to my friend Alicia at Kara Spa mostly every 4 weeks for a treatment. It is not just about great skin but also for my mental health. Some people are great about a routine and doing extra treatments at home, I am not one of those people!

Have more questions that I haven’t answered? Please feel free to shoot me an email at or leave me a comment on Raspberry Moon Facebook. Maybe others have the same question!

Chemical Peel Series Options

Summer is slowing fading and fall will soon be upon us. It is the perfect time to take a good look at your skin and the damage that you may have caused it over the summer! Raspberry Moon offers chemical peels that target acne, anti-aging , brightening, hyperpigmentation, and tightening/toning.

The philosophy at the Moon is to do less aggressive peels in a series of six (or seven, depending) vs one Big Whammy Peel. This allows for less irritation and downtime and allows your inner Goddess to shine through.

Your lifestyle, skin type and conditions and desired results all play a role in the type of peel that would work best for you. Generally our series will run for 6 weeks and the TCA Depigmentation Boot Camp will run 8 weeks. Sometimes a 2nd series of peels is needed. Treatments should run every 1-2 weeks for optimal results with maintenance about every 4 (no more than 8) weeks apart.

These series cannot be booked online, you need to call or text me at 864.271.2710 to schedule! 

All Peel/Enzyme Series participants will receive 20% off all Skincare and Colorescience Mineral Makeup during their series.

Acne Peel Boot Camp

Tame the nasty pimples and acne with our peel series

Tame the nasty pimples and acne with our peel series

Acne can be a tough beast to tame but it can be done with the use of proper, professional grade skin care like Skin Script, professional acne facial treatments and most importantly, doing your part at home. Based on the type of acne you have will determine which treatment plan we will follow. A series of 6 treatments will be performed over a 6 to 12 week session. This series will need to be customized to fit your specific type of acne and skin type.

Series of 6 Acne Peel Boot Camp Treatments – $370

Includes six treatments and retail size Skin Script Raspberry Cleanser, Blemish Serum, Clarifying Pads, Light Aloe Moisturizer and Retinol Scrub and 6 piece Colorescience Goody Bag (Total Package value $420)

Skin Brightening/Hydrating Peel

Lactic peels are perfect for normal to dry skin with irregular pigmentation. Arbutin and kojic acid work with the hydrating properties of lactic for an extreme lightening peel. Lactic will dry the surface of the skin. You may experience some microscopic peeling but the overall effect is hydrating and brightening. For more severe pigmentation, a series of TCA is recommended – see TCA Depigmentation Peel Boot Camp below.

Series of 6 Skin Brightening and Hydrating Peels – $430

Includes 6 treatments and Skin Scripts Pre/Post Skincare Kit, which includes Green Tea and Glycolic Cleansers, Glycolic/Retinol Pads, Retinol Scrub/Mask, Acai Berry Moisturizer and SPF30 and 6 piece Colorescience Goody Bag. (Total Package value $479). All the products necessary to jump start your skin into the holidays.

TCA Depigmentation Peel Boot Camp

Got Pigmentation? After the heat and sun this summer your skin may be in some serious need. Skin Scripts tough yet gentle TCA Treatment will help get your skin in great shape for the holidays. For all skin types (except sensitive or rosacea skin) with irregular pigmentation and carefully formulated for creating an even skin tone and texture for all skin types, even darker skin. Perfect for hyperpigmentation and melasma.

You may experience slight flaking to peeling of the skin for 3-7 days after treatment. If you do not experience flaking or peeling, this does not mean the peel was ineffective. The ingredients and delivery agents still worked. Please know that flaking or peeling of the skin is only a side effect of a peel. However if you do peel, NO PICKING!!

For all skin types except active acne, this professional peel deeply exfoliates the skin by refining and evening the skin tone assisting with hyperpigmentation. This peel is packed with powerful antioxidants and de-aging benefits, boosting collagen formation, leaving the skin firm and plumped with hydration.  20% Lactic Peel, with 3% Kojic and 5% Arbutin, pH 1.63

Get your skin glowing with our chemical peel series at Raspberry MoonThis is an 8 week peel series that treats Melasma, Hyperpigmentation and Sun damaged Skin and/or Acne. Unlike other TCA peels, Skin Script TCA is formulated with other lightening ingredients. This peel is more gentle and is safe for ALL ethnicities. This mild peel is for all skin types (except sensitive or rosacea skin) with irregular pigmentation.

Week one: Complimentary skin consultation and analysis; Start home care (must be done for at least 2 weeks BEFORE starting peel series, possibly earlier)
Week two:  Lactic Lightening Peel
Week three:  Glycolic Peel
Week four:  TCA Depigmentation Peel
Week five:  Celluma LED; Continue home care
Week six:  Celluma LED; Continue home care
Week seven:  Celluma LED; Continue home care
Week eight:  TCA Depigmentation Peel

TCA Boot Camp Peel Series – $450

Includes the consultation, seven treatments, and Skin Scripts Pre/Post Skincare Kit, which includes Green Tea and Glycolic Cleansers, Glycolic/Retinol Pads, Retinol Scrub/Mask, Acai Berry Moisturizer and SPF30 and 6 piece Colorescience Goody Bag. (Total Package Value $509) Everything your skin needs for the holidays and beyond.

Lift and Tone Enzyme Treatment

Looking for tighter, firmer skin? Experience a series of 6 Skin Script Passion Fruit Enzyme Treatments paired with Viktoria De’ann Lifting, Toning Serums to help re-energize your skin. You can also upgrade for ultimate boosting power by adding Viktoria De’Ann Peptide mask and Microcurrent to each treatment.

Your Series of 6 will be spaced 1 week (no more than 2 weeks) apart for optimum results.

Series of 6 Passion Fruit Treatments – $450

Includes services, Lift and Tone Serums, Mild or Medium Rejuvenator from Viktoria De’Ann, Skin Script Full Size Green Tea Cleanser and Peptide Moisturizer, and 6 piece Colorescience Goody Bag. (Total Package Value of $525). All the products necessary to maintain your beautiful skin into the holidays.

OPTIONAL: Series of 6 Upgrade with Viktoria De’ann Peptide Mask and Microcurrent for additional $150 ($210 value)

Series of 6 Super Enzyme Treatments

Already know that your skin can’t handle peels or just want to boost your beautiful skin a little more? For those a little more leery of chemical peels or with super sensitive skin or roscacea, Raspberry Moon has a treatment for you as well! The Series of 6 Super Enzyme Treatments can target various skin conditions. They are very effective and more gentle than chemical peels. These are quick treatments with a double cleanse, enzyme, treatment serums and sunscreen.

Your series of 6 will be spaced 1 week apart and is a fabulous way to boost your skin. When performed in conjunction with professional grade skin care like Skin Script and if you maintain your new healthy skin with facial treatments every 4 to 8 weeks, you can see amazing results.

Series of 6 Super Enzyme Treatments – $210 (plus for best results, plan on purchasing Skin Script Skincare Kit too)

Remember, all Peel/Enzyme Series participants will receive 20% off all Skincare and Colorescience Mineral Makeup during their series.

This is the perfect time to stock up or purchase a gift for a friend or family member. (Perfect gift for the holidays which are just around the corner!)

 Appointments and Online Booking

Did you know that we now have an online booking system? Check it out at (click the Book Your Appointment button on the right). This system enables us to send appointment confirmations, reminders, and allows you to change your appointment.

I do my best to get everyone in at their preferred times. If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please let me know a minimum of 2 days beforehand. You will receive an email when you book your appointment and should also receive your appointment reminders via email 2 days beforehand.  Please be sure to check your spam folder and add us to your safe list! Remember this is a courtesy reminder, not reading your emails is not a good reason for missing your appointments. If you do not show up for your appointment or cancel with less than 24 hour notice you will be charged the full service. I understand emergencies happen but we all need to respect each other’s time.

Out of the office:

  • November 21 to 26 – for Thanksgiving – Cleaning and Prepping for the Holidays
  • December 20 to 25 – Heading to PA for Christmas

Sundays I will be working the rest of the year:

  • September 23
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

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