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Posted on 24. Mar, 2020 by .

COVID-19 is a novel virus. Because it is a new virus, our immune system is just learning how to respond to it. Eventually we will develop a strong adaptive immune system to this virus which will help us to have more upfront response to it. However as of right now our innate immune system is…

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Skincare Expert in Boston

Posted on 10. Jan, 2018 by .

We are honored to announce that Natalie Maibenko has been selected as a skincare expert in Boston by a local radio station, Country 102.5. Boston-based skincare expert Natalie Maibenko from Unique Verve on Newbury Street has the honor of winning Boston’s Best Facial title by InStyle Magazine, Allure Magazine, and Improper Bostonian along with winning Best of Boston (two…

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Best summer facial treatment

Posted on 21. Jul, 2017 by .

During this hot and humid time of the year you may question yourself, “What is the best summer facial treatment for the skin?”. Many spa-goers are still drawn to microdermabrasions and professional chemical peels thinking that they are the answer to all skin problems. However, neither is seasonally appropriate. What should you be thinking of…

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Did you know that our skin becomes thinner as we get older?

Posted on 16. Jan, 2017 by .

As we age, we may start to notice our skin is thinner than it used to be. Because of this, we may see more dark spots, visible capillaries and pores. Fine lines and wrinkles also become more obvious with thin skin. Skin starts to lack adhesion and elasticity.   The biggest reason why this thinning occurs is…

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AHAs that will leave your skin saying “Aha!’

Posted on 30. Nov, 2016 by .

In the fall and winter you are noticing your skin is not looking its best due to some discoloration from your summer hue fading unevenly or dryness due to temperature change. What should you do to get smoother and more even-looking skin? Reach for the exfoliation brush? Use a gritty scrub? Get a microdermabrasion treatment? While…

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Sun Spot Removal in Boston with CryoClear

Posted on 11. Oct, 2016 by .

Sun Spot Removal and Skin Tag Removal is now easy with CryoClear technology. CryoClear is based on Cryotherapy which has existed in the medical practice for over 100 years. It removes skin tags, sun spots and age spots by using frozen Carbon Dioxide (CO2). How does CryoClear work? It works by spraying CO2 onto the skin, which…

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Topical product penetration rate?

Posted on 28. Sep, 2016 by .

Did you know that the topical product penetration rate is only about 1-7%?  Yes, that’s it! Most of the product simply sits on the surface of the skin. So why is the topical product penetration rate so low? It is because of the structure  of the skin’s upper most layer (epidermis). This layer is made of bi-layers, containing a water phase…

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Warm Water Benefits

Posted on 18. Sep, 2016 by .

During our First Time Facial consultation process we often discover that most people prefer to drink cold or iced water. We suggest to start the day with warm water and lemon. Consume about 2 glasses of water with lemon first thing in the morning before breakfast. And of course continue with warm water consumption throughout the day. Here is how…

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Monthly Facials at Unique Verve in Boston

Posted on 06. Sep, 2016 by .

Monthly Facials and Their Amazing Benefits: Many people underestimate the power of professional monthly facials.  Unfortunately, most people think of a facial as a luxury. Or wait until they encounter a skin concern such as breakouts, acne, pigmentation, dryness, wrinkles, etc.  Many skin concerns can be prevented by monthly facials combined with appropriate at home…

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Botox and injectables – what are your thoughts about them?

Posted on 27. Dec, 2015 by .

Botox and injectables – what are your thoughts about them? This question is asked by many of my clients. I have absolutely nothing against facial filler injectables to treat laugh (naso-labial) lines, increase volume in the lips, etc as they are made of a hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally found in our skin and joints….

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