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How I became a skincare expert?

Here is my story of how I became a Skincare Expert. I trained for two years in early 90’s to became a medical skin therapist to treat skin conditions like acne or rosacea.

To be able to treat such condition, I was :

<trained in dermatology, which helps me diagnose such conditions,

<Microbiology, which allowes me to know which bacteria, fungi or viruses  are involved in such skin conditions and

<Anatomy and Physiology which allowes me to understand how the skin works in health and disease.

<Cosmetic chemistry allowes me to understand the interaction between the cosmetic ingredients and the skin or body.

<Cosmetology though me how cosmetic ingredients interact in a product and their properties related to cosmetic products.

After graduation I worked for the biggest cosmetic manufacturer as their medical beautician working on and testing their R&D products.

At the same time, I worked in collaboration with a dermatologist regarding teenagers acne.

Since moving to UK, I wanted to start by working with less challenging skin types, and gradually I became aware of other therapists becoming sensitive to the products they use in the salon. 

I starting making my own natural salon products suitable for the different skin types I work with.

Customers were constantly asking me about what products to use* because they were not happy about the  products they were using . That told me two things:

•That customers have no idea how to choose their cosmetic products*

•That customers didn’t know their skin type

So I developed a skin consultation ( read the blog about “What to expect from a skin consultation”)

Recently I founded a closed Facebook  group, called Salon Corina where I encourage discussions around skin issues.

I am happily working with congested skin, aging skin, acne or rosacea. 

My clinic is nested away in West Bridgford in a quiet residential area with private parking.

*See relevant blog

Keep well,

Corina Lucian

Skincare Expert








Our European Skin Treatments Testimonials

  • Corina at Salon Corina is a rare find. A woman with a scientific understanding of functional skincare which really works. She knows what you need in order to make your skin glow and her training is exceptional. In her hands your sallow skin will glow with health and, if you follow her advice, it will remain beautiful and spot free. Her training is excellent and the way she treats your skin will show that. I really recommend that however wedded you are to your current skincare regime that you try Salon Corina. It will change how you think about your skin forever.Catherine Bellchambers-Wilson


Just had an amazing facial with Corina. She is really kind and welcoming and her anti ageing facial massage is fabulous. I loved every minute of it and my skin looks glowing. She is a beautiful soul and is passionate about what she does.
Esther Felder

  • I had *yet another* amazing facial at Salon Corina last night. Corina always listens when you come in with a particular problem or issue and adapts her facials accordingly; today my skin looks and feels AMAZING. Thanks Corina!
    Chloe Cheeseman


Corina is just amazing. She is trained in dermatology so she knows exactly what she’s doing and what everyone’s skin needs. She provides a proper European facial – not cosmetic, uninformed, over-priced and pretty useless like so many other salons. She makes her own products with essential oils and knows which oils to use for various skin types and conditions. She provides the most wonderful and effective anti-ageing massages for the face. She also uses clay masks to treat roseacea, acne etc. which really works. Try her – you’ll never go anywhere else again.
Finola Brady

  • I don’t let just anybody loose on my skin, never mind my face so I am delighted to have found Corina. Her expert touch & treatment, along wth the amazing steam, extraction & facial massage, is a-maz-ing. Give her a call or you might miss out. You are definitely going to thank me for sending you or even better, all your friends, her way!
    Sue Mcfarlane


I am so glad I met Corina. A lady with immense knowledge and understanding. I came to her at a point when I was having trouble with one area of skin that was troubling me beyond belief (I was wearing sunglasses when it was raining to hide my face) and during my consultation she educated me on other parts that I had no idea I was having trouble with. Bizarrely enough, Corina even put forward a suggestion of my past ‘skin’ life that I had only been discussing with my friend the previous week!! It was like she had read my mind. I signed up straight away and begged her to ‘fix’ me hehe. The long and short of it is this, I no longer have that skin problem and since I have been having my facials I have been ID’d 3 times for purchasing alcohol (I am 34!). A coincidence? I think not. Thank you Corina, I will see you later  xx
Andrea Wilde


I’m am absolutely amazed by Corina. I’ve only been to see her 3 times and my skin is absolutely clear and I’m on my period. I’ve had acne for 20 years. When I first saw Corina she was shocked because I had a spot in every single pore on my face and a mega spot with 3 heads. I’ve spent half my teens, all my twenties and 6 years of my 30s embarrassed and ashamed of my skin. I’ve tried everything, the pill, topical lotions, all sorts of expensive products from Clarins to Bobby Brown and all in between. I spent £100 in one go at skn. I was so desperate. And for most of that time Corina has lived 20 minutes drive away. I was so emotional when I first saw Corina I couldn’t stop crying. Corina is knowledgeable and experienced, but she’s also kind and time spent with her is relaxing and peaceful. She’s not just interested in my skin, but also my health and recommends remedies to help. I couldn’t recommend Corina enough, having clear skin has increased my confidence and given me the boost I needed. Thank you Corina.

Debbie Clarke


Teenager with acne

West Bridgford salon for teenager’s skin.


We are a salon based in West Bridgford and we work with many teenagers with skin problems.

What is acne, you may wonder? It meas any face/ shoulders/ chest breakouts affecting teenagers or adults.

Being an infection, if left untreated, it could progress to lesions which could lead to pothole scarring.

Acne usually starts :
-on the forehead,
-progressing to the temples area
-spreading on the cheeks
-could spread to the chin( not always)
-from cheeks could spread to the neck

Girls could be as young as 12 and could last up to 18-20 years old, while boys start around 15 and could last to early 20’s.

Gp’s has a limited way of helping this teenagers, mainy prescribing long term antibiotics. (We see also GP’s children in our salon)

Left untreated, it could lead to scarring.

To minimise the spread to other areas of the face,
-we reccomend leaving the spots alone, no picking, please!
-never use exfoliants, as it will help spread the infection
– do not use products which contain alcohol or soap, as it will stimulate oil production
-use disposable tissues to dry the face, avoid towels
-girld should keep their hair away from the face, as it encourage infection.

In the last few years more and more adults ask our help as they experience acne.

If teenager’s acne is triggered by raging sexual hormones, in adults, the culprit is stress!

If you have any questions or concerns about your or your child face, contact us.

The initial 10 minutes consultation is free. Just book an appointment and bring your teenager and ALL face product she/he uses at the moment.

Keep well,

Corina Lucian
Skin expert

Salon Corina *
0115 9743549

*Only by appointment.