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Where Can I Buy Vitamin A or Retinol Products in Bristol?

Posted in Promotions & News on Tuesday, 09 January 2018.

Vitamin A Products and Treatments in Bristol

Why Retinol is so good for the Skin?

Vitamin A or Retinol is vital in everyone’s skincare routine as a way to slow down and help to correct the effects of ageing. Retinol helps to normalise and rebuild the skin as its cosmeceutical properties regenerate the skin by stimulating the cell renewal process.

Retinol is the purest form of Vitamin A, which penetrates deep into the dermis stimulating noticeable changes to the skin. Retinol is very effective as it can penetrate deeper into the skin to address skin renewal at a much greater depth than cosmetic products which have a tendency to sit on the surface of the skin. 

Retinol is a type of retinoid found in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is composed of two parts: retinoid, which includes retinol and carotenoids which include beta-carotene. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and more suitable for those with sensitive skin. It is however, paramount for everyone to start with low levels of Vitamin A, so that the skin has time to adjust to its new regime. Clients, however, will be able to step up to greater levels of Vitamin A as the skin becomes used to the product.

Suitable for face and body, Vitamin A or Retinol will effectively address your skincare concerns such as;

Ageing/ fine lines and wrinkles

Pigmentation/age spots/blemishes


Texture/tone/open pores

Scarring/stretch marks

Retinol has recently been featured on television and statistics have proven that retinol really works.  Vitamin A or Retinol as it’s commonly referred to is the product most clinics would recommend when consulting with clients who wish to achieve younger, clearer and brighter skin.  It is important to use a Retinol product as suggested by the manufacturer and under the advice of your skin clinic expert.  It is also advised to use a high Sun Protection Factor in conjunction with any Vitamin A products to ensure the skin is fully protected in order to achieve the very best results.

At pamperbanana Metro Spa, we recommend Environ , a Vitamin A step up programme which really works for those wanting to address signs of ageing and other common skincare concerns such as Acne. The Environ routine for skincare at home is really simple and the products are reasonably priced and easy to use. The products have also been specially formulated to counteract sun damage caused by harmful UVA and UVB rays. That is why its very important to use an SPF every day as sun damage can present itself in many forms such as pigmentation, sun spots, inflammation, broken capillaries, lines and wrinkles. 

If you have skin concerns, look no further, you can buy Environ (Retinol products) over the counter at pamperbanana Metro Spa, Bristol after a consultation to ensure you are compatible with Vitamin A products.

If you would like to know more about Retinol and Vitamin A treatments and products in Bristol, don’t delay your skincare concerns any longer,  please call pamperbanana Metro Spa on 0117 9624965 and speak with one of our experts in skin health.

Make Someone Happy This Valentines Day

Posted in Promotions & News on Monday, 04 December 2017.

Treat your loved one


With Valentines Day approaching, now is an excellent time to think about what to give the special person in your life to show them how much you care. pamperbanana Metro Spa offers the perfect environment to enjoy a massage or facial as a special treat this Valentine Day. With a vast range of treatments on offer, from luxurious Shellac Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, or Massages we have a comprehensive list of amazing treatments to tempt you.




Why not book a treatment for two in our fabulous double room and spend some quality time together enjoying some relaxation time. Imagine soft towels on heated beds in tranquil, beautiful surroundings with gorgeous aromas, all there for your comfort and enjoyment.



Gift Vouchers are available to purchase on-line or come into the Spa so we can beautifully Gift Wrap your voucher for you.



For February only, we have a 20% off promotion on Swedish Full Body Massage, however when booking, please note that Gift Vouchers can not be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.



Please call us on 0117 9624965 for further details of what's on offer this Valentines Day!

The Complete Guide to Intimate Waxing for Ladies

Posted in Promotions & News on Sunday, 24 December 2017.

Waxing is one of our most popular treatments at pamperbanana Metro Spa, and we pride ourselves on being one of Bristol’s premier waxing salons. All treatments are carried out to the highest standard by fully-trained, experienced therapists who will make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your visit.

That said, some people are put off of intimate waxing procedures because they don’t know what to expect, or have worries or concerns about the treatment. We’ve created a guide to hair removal, Bristol that will hopefully put any apprehension you may have to rest. 

What to Expect

At pamperbanana, we use the highly-acclaimed Outback Organics wax and range of professional products with all Hot Flex Wax treatments. This collection uses a fusion of the latest cosmetic ingredients, along with innovative natural extracts from the coastline, forests and bushlands of Australia. They are expertly blended to produce exceptional efficacy and were carefully selected for their unique healing, soothing and nourishing properties.

Many people worry about a reaction from their first wax, and while you may end up with some slight irritation and redness, every person’s skin will react differently. It's vital that you opt for a professional salon with experienced therapists, who will be able to offer aftercare advice and products that will help to soothe and protect the area at home.

Does it Hurt?

One of the biggest concerns for most ladies who are considering an intimate wax is how much discomfort they will feel. Pain thresholds are different for everyone, and our therapists are trained in techniques that offer minimum discomfort for the duration of treatments. As with all new regimes, intimate hair removal can take a little bit of time getting used to, but the more treatments you have, the more normalised the sensations experienced become.

How Long Will it Take?

How long an intimate wax takes depends on various factors, including how much hair you have and which treatment you have. A session can take anywhere between 20 and 45 minutes.

How Often Do I Need a Treatment? 

Again, all women are different, but most opt for regular treatments every four to six weeks. With every treatment, the hair grows back thinner and finer, making it much easier to remove as you establish a waxing routine. If you have a holiday coming up, you can adjust your waxing routine so that it fits in with your dates. Many women will notice a small amount of hair re-growth after a week or so, but it may take a few treatments before you receive optimum results. Hair will need to be at least ½ cm long before it can be successfully removed, so it’s best to refrain from shaving in between appointments. For hygiene and comfort purposes, we recommend that treatments are not done whilst menstruating as you are more sensitive around this time. 

The Different Treatments

At pamperbanana, all waxing treatments are carried out to the highest standard by specially trained therapists you can trust. At pamperbanana Metro Spa, we offer hot flex waxes; a revolutionary new waxing system for sensitive and intimate waxing that is perfect for those who suffer from sensitive skin or are prone to hair breakage during waxing. This alternative is gentler on the skin, helps to prevent in-growing hairs and helps to minimise the painful sting that can be associated with strip waxing. Hot flex waxing will not leave any sticky residue and is perfect for intimate waxes such as Brazilian, Hollywood and Playboy. We also offer warm wax treatments, which are perfect for less sensitive skin.


When you opt for an intimate wax at pamperbanana Metro Spa, extensive and on-going aftercare advice from professionals is included in the price. Slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common, temporary reactions following an intimate wax, particularly if it is your first time. That said, if these symptoms do not subside over the next two days, don’t hesitate to contact us, as your therapist will be able to offer further advice.

Making sure you look after the waxed area over the next few days is vital to prevent any unwanted side effects. This entails keeping the area as clean as possible and avoiding any heat or friction over the next 72 hours. We recommend avoiding extra hot baths and showers, saunas, tanning, sports, tight-fitting clothing, swimming, and any deodorants, body sprays, powders or lotions that could cause irritation. To soothe and protect sensitive areas, we recommend the use of Outback Organics Bush Balm, along with the Outback Organics Skin Wash.

There are also steps you can take to avoid the growth of ingrown hairs following an intimate wax such a Hollywood, Brazilian or Playboy. This happens when a new hair fails to break through the surface of the skin, and curls back into the pore instead, often resulting in a spot. A few days after your appointment, scrub the skin three times a week with an exfoliating mitt. Should any occur, we recommend using Outback Organics Ingrown Hair Serum which will free the ingrown hairs via a dual action that exfoliates the area where the hair is trapped. 

Establishing a regular waxing routine will work wonders for your personal care regime and having the treatment at pamperbanana Metro Spa will ensure you get the optimum care and results your body deserves. If you are unsure of what treatment is right for you, don't hesitate to give us a call on 0117 9624965, or book your treatment using our online booking system.


Gifts for Her: Treatments That Make Perfect Christmas Presents

Posted in Promotions & News on Wednesday, 29 November 2017.

Gifts for Her: Treatments That Make Perfect Christmas Presents

With preparations for Christmas well and truly underway, up and down the country boyfriends, husbands, and partners are all asking the same question; what do you buy for the special lady in your life? Choosing the right Christmas presents can be a daunting task for some and no one wants to eat their Christmas dinner with a side order of disappointment. At pamperbanana Metro Spa, we’ve decided to have a look at some perfect gifts for a special lady in your life, so you can be sure that your presents are well-received come Christmas morning, for stress-free festivity that can be enjoyed by all!



Gift Vouchers

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Retail and Giftpamperbanana offers a wide range of beauty products and gifts, to provide our clients with a comprehensive aftercare service along with inventive and luxury gift ideas.

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