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November 27

Holiday Gift Ideas

Stop into Urban Retreat to check out some of the awesome stuff we have in for the perfect gift for your loved ones. With both gift sets and gift cards we have something for everyone!

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November 26

Vote for Best Beauty Spa in Edmonton

We are honoured to have been nominated for Best Beauty Spa in Edmonton for 2019 through the "Top Choice Award" and would love to receive your vote.

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November 1

Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon

Dermalogica's Sound Sleep Cocoon transforms skin over night and promotes a deep, restful sleep for glowing skin by morning!

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October 12

Jane Iredale’s Fall Collection

Jane Iredale's Fall Collection features fabulous new eyeshadow duos and palettes, 3 new lip gloss shades, and retractable brow pencils.

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September 30

Dermalogica’s New At-Home Peel

Dermalogica's at-home peel helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and evens out skin tone to reveal bright, radiant skin.

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September 1

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick

JANE Iredale's Triple Luxe Lipstick is long lasting, naturally moist and highly pigmented with a creamy matte finish. Available in 15 sumptuous colours.

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August 1

Clear Those Pesky Breakouts

Remove blackheads before they become breakouts with these two new products from Dermalogica.

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July 5

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum

Goodbye, hyperpigmentation. Goodbye, fine lines. Say hello to brighter, firmer skin with Dermalogica's NEW BioLumin-C Serum!

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July 1

New Reward Program

Earn points with the purchase of any product or service. For every 150 points you will receive $15 off your next purchase of any product or service. You don't need to do anything other than to come in!

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June 30

Protect Your Skin This Summer

We would like to remind our clients of the importance of SPF every day for face and body! UVA & UVB rays are shining everyday, even on those cloudy days and even through your office window!! They damage skin cells causing premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, weakened capillaries and skin cancer, to […]

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June 28

Meghan Markle Skin Secrets

The secret to the "Markle Sparkle" is surprisingly simple. INSIDER spoke with Meghan Markle's makeup artist Daniel Martin to find out the secrets to her glowing complexion during the royal wedding.

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May 1

New Image Skincare Products

  Reformulated Hyaluronic Filler & Vital C Hydrating A C E Serum The PERFECT DUO for ultimate hydration and nourishment!

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February 28

Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon

Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon was specially formulated to deliver active ingredients that hydrate, brighten and revitalize at night – when skin is best able to use them. Tamarind Seed Extract creates a nourishing cocoon of comfort for softer, more hydrated skin while encapsulated, motion-activated French Lavender Essential Oil (with Sandalwood and Patchouli) work all night […]

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February 1

Hawaii is Coming to Urban Retreat

From February 6th – 10th escape from the depressing cold winter and experience a warm, exotic vibe at Urban. We will have Hawaiian themed manicures/pedicures and mocktails! Book your Manicure or Pedicure to experience a bit of Hawaii in Edmonton plus receive a complimentary paraffin hand treatment with every Urban spa pedicure booked from February […]

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January 1

New Year’s Resolutions

We are very excited about this year. We hope everyone is smashing those new year resolutions so far! One resolution we suggest is Double Cleansing. The benefits of cleansing the skin twice is outstanding. By using a pre-cleanse (either oil or balm) followed by your favourite cleanser, ensures all make up, oils and pollutants are […]

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December 6

Gift Ideas

Looking for a gift for a friend or loved one this holiday season? From gift cards to gift sets, to our Pamper Package, there is something for everyone. Gift Cards Urban Retreat gift cards are a great way to express your love and gratitude for that special someone in your life. We offer gift cards […]

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October 16

Competition Time

Need laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation or tightening? Our amazing Gentle Max Pro machine can treat most skin types with quicker, better results. Book your consult today and you will be entered into the draw after your consultation. * You must be deemed a suitable laser candidate to be eligible to win. The $100 may […]

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October 16

Refer a Friend and Receive 15% Off

Pick up a ‘Referral Card’ at Urban Retreat to give to a friend. When your friend brings in the card with your name as the referrer, a note is added to your account to receive a 15% discount on your next service. Discount will be applied after your friend has had their service. Valid for […]

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June 8

Say Goodnight to Lip Lines

Dermalogica’s New Nightly Lip Treatment is Here! Anti-aging lip and perioral treatment smoothes the appearance of laugh and feather lines while you sleep. This rich overnight formula firms, hydrates and restores skin on and around the lips. Indian Gentian Extract, advanced Volumizing Technology and Sesame Seed Extract help restore skin volume and reduce the appearance […]

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May 30

Protect Your Skin From The Sun

Now that the sunny weather is in full swing its important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. Over exposure to harmful sun rays has not only been linked to skin cancer, it causes premature aging: wrinkles, pigmentation & sunburn. At Urban Retreat one of the most vital pieces of skincare advice […]

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May 2

Introducing Jan Marini Skin Care

Jan Marini is a corrective skin line that delivers on results! Founded in 1994 in San José, California, Jan Marini has a targeted peel system that stimulates skin healing helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and gives a smoother appearance to the skin’s texture. Learn more about our facials and peels. […]

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March 29

Stress Positive Eye Lift from Dermalogica

de-puffing eye treatment and masque Available April 6th! The skin around the eyes is some of the thinnest and most delicate on the body. This makes it one of the first to show signs of stress. Undereye bags, puffiness, and dark circles? Not anymore. Dermalogica’s new Stress Positive Eye Lift minimizes the appearance of puffiness […]

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March 15

Faster & More Comfortable Laser Hair Removal Treatment

NEW Gentle Max Pro We are very excited to offer the new Gentle Max Pro laser services to provide our clients with continued great results with more comfort in a fraction of previous treatment times! Gentle Max Pro is revolutionary in the treatment of laser hair removal.  It’s unique patented cooling system provides comfort as […]

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March 8

CoolSculpting Event in Edmonton

  Cool Event Curious about CoolSculpting?  Now is a great time to get started with building your summer body! Attend our free CoolSculpting event on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) at either 2:00pm or 5:30 pm.  Please RSVP here. Learn more about CoolSculpting and our treatments in Edmonton To book a consultation call us at […]

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March 1

Overnight Retinol Repair 1%

For every Overnight Retinol Repair purchase have your name entered to win an Age Reversal Eye Cream. Three wins up for grabs!!  *Limited time.

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February 27

How Often Should I Get A Facial?

This is a question we are asked often. It has a lot to do with what skin condition you might be dealing with and keeping in mind that our skin goes through changes depending on hormones, environment and weather, stress and diet. Every 4-6 weeks the stratum corneum will replace itself. With having a skincare […]

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February 4

Valentine’s Packages & Specials

We love Valentine’s and we’re excited to be offering these specials for a limited time!  Great for enjoying time with a loved one, as a gift, or to pamper yourself! Valentine’s specials are available from February 7 to 18, 2017.   Beauty Through Balance Body Detox Kit Includes: – full sized Seaweed soak – Hydra […]

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February 2

Top Spa in Edmonton

We are delighted to have received this Certificate of Excellence for Top 3 Spas Edmonton

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January 10

Microblading Now Available

Microblading is a form of tattooing where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool in the form of natural hair-like strokes to help fill, define and perfect the brow shape. Our microblading technician will create the perfect shape and colour to compliment your face shape and natural hair colour. Microblading is […]

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January 7

New Superfoliant from Dermalogica

Everyone is loving this product! Removing pollutants with this superfine powder exfoliant can help ward off accelerated skin aging for firmer, healthier-looking skin. See unbiased reviews on YouTube  

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December 7

New Pamper Package

We are happy to be offering a new “Pamper Package” at Urban Retreat in time for the Holidays.  We will also be carrying over this package year-around as a way to pamper loved ones or to treat yourself! To book an appointment call us at 780-481-2414.  

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October 4

New Coolsculpting Fat Reduction Procedures

Brand New at Urban Retreat We are very excited to be offering CoolSculpting treatments at Urban Retreat. CoolSculpting is an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime, eliminating stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and long-term because […]

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August 16

Phyto Replenish Oil

Get that Dermalogica Glow NEW Phyto Replenish Oil works in 3 phases to transform dry, lackluster skin into healthy, luminous skin. Why Your Skin Needs Oil Aging and environmental stress can deplete the skin’s protective lipids over time, leaving skin vulnerable to dryness, dehydration and damage. Phyto oils, or plant skin, are a powerful substitute […]

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July 4

Get Great Skin with Facemapping

Every face tells a story and each individual’s skin is different – true skin health is achieved by a customized plan designed specifically for you! Face Mapping is Dermalogica’s unique approach to reading your skin.  Most skin problems happen on various part of the face, such as dryness on cheeks, breakouts on the chin, etc.  […]

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June 30

Summer Skin Tips

Exfoliate skin at least twice a week for clearer, smoother skin. Helps prevent congestion and lack luster skin. Daily Microfoliant is ideal to use daily as it’s gentle and non irritating. Keep Skin Hydrated: ensure healthy glowing skin by using a hydrating masque twice a week. Use a hydrating serum like hydrating booster daily to […]

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May 14

Helping Fort McMurray

For appointments call us at 780-481-2414 or book online.  

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April 30

What is Professional Skin Care & Should You Use It?

We recently became aware of this article at Just About Skin that is an unbiased explanation of what professional skin care is and why one should use it.  We highly recommend checking it out if you aren’t familiar with professional skin care products and the benefits of it. Read full skin care article     […]

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April 26

New Image Skincare for 2016

Image Skincare has recently released their new skincare products for 2016 to revitalize your skin and reduce and reverse signs of aging. Products include a hydrating facial oil, moisturizers, stem cell neck lift, rejuvenating eye pads to revitalize the eye area, and more.  Learn more about these products here or stop in to Urban Retreat […]

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April 22

Dermalogica IonActive Skin Treatment

Introducing Dermalogica’s new IonActive Skin Treatment! For a limited time receive this special pricing. For appointments call us at 780-481-2414 or book online.

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April 19

Mother’s Day Special

Celebrate Mom with our Mother’s Day Package Includes: • Green Tea Salt Scrub with Lavender Mango Body Wrap • Express Facial • Express ManicureThis package is 2 hours in length for $225. Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a complimentary steam. For appointments call us at 780-481-2414 or book online.

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March 15

Dermalogica Skin Detoxifying Treatment

Fast-acting, easy-to-remove masque rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin. Activated Binchotan Charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities while Sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin. Stop in to check out this new product from Dermalogica!

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March 8

Awarded Best Spa in Edmonton

Thank you to all our wonderful clients who voted Urban Retreat as the Best Beauty Spa in Edmonton!! We truly appreciate your support and will continue to strive to offer the best beauty and skin care services. All Edmonton award-winners in various categories can be seen here.

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March 2

Steam Shower to Nourish Body & Skin

Introducing a new add-on to either a massage or a facial. Book our Ancient Secrets Steam Shower experience either 30 mins before or after your massage or skincare treatment to detox and nourish your body and skin. Self-application of Glacial Clay, mist and body butter. For appointments call us at 780-481-2414 or book online.

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February 23

Top Waxing Tips

Top Tips for Waxing: Start waxing in winter. It takes a few wax treatments to get into a regular wax routine and to ensure you remove all hair. Start waxing every 4 weeks to begin with. After a few sessions you can stretch it to 4-6weeks as the hair grows back slower and finer. Exfoliate […]

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February 2

February Spa Specials

Due to popular demand, our Beauty Through Balance “Buy 2, Get One FREE” promotion has been extended until February 27th, 2016. For an awesome body treatment at home, give your sweetheart a combination of Green Tea & Seaweed Salt Glow, Seaweed Body Butter, followed by the Green Tea Indian Spice Body Serum using the Beauty […]

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January 15

Tips for Relieving Dry Skin

Here is a common subject we hear that comes up daily for anyone living in Alberta…. Tips for relieving dry skin: – Bathe or shower using warm not hot water. – Use fragrance-free body wash (without detergents) and moisturizers. – Use ointment or cream instead of a lotion. Great ingredients to look for our Shea […]

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January 5

Vote for Best Spa

We are excited to be nominated for Top Choice Awards for Best Beauty Spa in Edmonton for 2016! Voting has begun for the Top Choice Awards and we need your vote – it’s very quick to complete.  Click here to vote. Thank you for your support!

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January 2

January Spa Specials

Happy New Year and all the Best for 2016! Here are some great promotions we’re offering to start off the new year. You can also see more of What’s New, Our Fav’s, and chances to win by following us on Facebook. January Spa Promotions For appointments call us at 780-481-2414 or book online. Book now […]

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November 11

Hydrablur Primer

Intorducing Dermalogica’s HydraBlur Primer   This lightweight, non-greasy primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mattifies against oily shine and imparts a silky, luminous finish to skin. Quick tip: Apply with a damp sponge or foundation brush for an added blurring effect. You can also see more of What’s New, Our Fav’s, and […]

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October 24

Oily Skin Primer and Fall Shadow

New From Jane Iredale

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