Over 100 ladies from across the Midlands converged on Tullamore on Thursday, June 7, for the launch of the recently rebranded Opium Skin & Beauty.
As well as re-launching the clinic, previously known as Olivia's Beauty Boutique, the event's skin care expo was the first of its kind in Tullamore.
The launch and expo was organised by Olivia Murray, owner of Opium Skin & Beauty, now situated in O’Connor Square in Tullamore.
The event was held in the newly refurbished Charleville suite on the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore. There was a full house of guests, including models Celia Holman Lee and Pamela Flood, and attendees were each treated to complimentary skincare goodie bags valued at €120 and a Gin and tonic and vintage tea reception.
The night was kicked off by Celia Holman Lee who Opium work closely alongside on television and fashion projects on a regular basis. The new Opium Skin and Beauty brand and premises in O’Connor Square was officially launched with a cutting of the ribbon on stage by Olivia’s eldest daughter Sophia.
Opium Skin Clinic Skin Expo gave away a total of €11,500 in giveaways. A large panel of skin experts visited from a number of skin care manufacturers to support Opium on the night. There were huge discounts on skin products and treatments with the experts on hand for advice.
Olivia kicked off the live interactive show by showcasing Opium’s 360degree approach to total skincare. As Opium Skin Clinic is a gold award winner with the International Institute of Anti Ageing, Environ, Jane Iredale and Advanced Nutrition Programme, Olivia was clear to point out the advantages of treating the skin from within along with topical application and finishing with mineral make up.
Olivia explained where Opium came from and how the business has developed over her last 13 years. “The research and development side of my business is a continuous one. It’s one of the things I love about this billion dollar industry. Techniques, ingredients and technologies advance all the time.”
There was a great response when Olivia showcased the most advanced technology to tighten, lift and resurface ageing and photo damaged skin. The Endymed 3 Deep machine is exclusive to Opium skin clinic and is the only one in the Midlands.
Complimenting this was another exclusive with Dermalux LED phototherapy. This light therapy can treat eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea.
TV presenter Pamela Flood was on stage to chat all things skin, busy lifestyles and how to be face confident with the ageing process. She told Olivia it is about making skin care fit into your routine, “face mask goes on the dishes get done at the same time,” Pamela commented.
Pamela is brand ambassador for Yon-Ka Ireland and it was this brand that developed the idea and passion for Opium’s Skin Clinic 8 years ago.
Image Skincare’s head educator Caroline Casey also came to the stage to explain the importance of general wellbeing and how to obtain healthy skin with a healthy diet and skin workout.
There was a one-minute makeover by Opium’s Pamela Slattery to highlight the ease of protecting and feeding your skin with makeup. After this the interactive panel of experts answered questions from the audience.
Olivia offered a special thank you to all speakers, the team from Opium Skin & Beauty and the Bridge House Hotel who helped put together such a successful event.
You can catch up with all the latest from Opium Skin & Beauty on their Facebook page.
Photos by Tom O'Hanlon
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