Think that facials are all about lying back, listening to relaxing music and inhaling the scent of aromatherapy candles?
Our facials work as hard for your skin as our other treatments do. Each facial is customised to your needs and includes a tailored selection of products and technologies to ensure optimal results.
A prescriptive approach
Every facial we give is different. Our expert practitioners have years of experience in treating a wide range of facial conditions including acne, acne scarring, skin laxity, pigmentation issues and the overall effects of ageing.
Your skin will be thoroughly assessed before your treatment begins and we’ll discuss any particular areas of concern. Your practitioner will then explain the steps they recommend and the products and technologies they intend to use.
A five step facial
Our facials follow the traditional process of purifying, stimulating, nourishing, hydrating and protecting your skin. Each step will be perfectly tailored to achieve the optimal results.
We will firstly purify your skin by thoroughly cleansing it and, depending on your needs, exfoliating to clear dead skin cells.
The products we use will be specifically selected to suit your skin type.
There are many potential techniques we could use to stimulate your skin, resulting in toned underlying muscles and increased collagen and elastin production. The most straightforward approach is through facial massage to manually stimulate the blood flow in your skin and underlying muscles.
We may recommend a chemical peel including ingredients which will accelerate cellular turnover.
A stimulating effect can also be achieved by using our CACI microcurrent technology to lift and tone your facial muscles.
It won’t surprise you to learn that our facials include a mask to nourish your skin. But even here we aim to stand out and give you an enhanced experience.
We’ll use a perfectly tailored blend of natural ingredients to achieve the results you’re looking for – whether you’re seeking to deal with hyperpigmentation, dark circles under your eyes, acne, redness or sensitive skin.
These active ingredients are targeted to reach all five layers of your epidermis (the upper surface of your skin). To ensure deeper penetration of these nutrients we may use gentle electrical currents.
With iontophoresis, for example, an electric field is created which increases the permeability of the skin to more effectively absorb the nutrients. Electroporation (where an electrical field is used to increase the permeability of cell membranes) may be used to reach the deepest layers of skin cells.
Strategically delivering these nutrients through the layers of your epidermis can dramatically improve the quality of your skin.
Hydrophilic serums and masks may be used to give a super-hydrating boost to the surface of your skin. “Hydrophilic” refers to their ability to retain water.
Alternatively, we may use humectant products which attract water from the atmosphere and deliver it into your skin.
We can also use gentle electrical techniques to draw water from deep in your skin to refresh to surface layers, giving you an attractively plump, dewy complexion.
Protecting the very top layer of your skin, the stratum corneum, is essential. This is made up of fifteen to twenty layers of dead skin cells held together by a bio-lipidic film. This crucial barrier can be weakened by many aggressors, such as pollution, acidic products and UV exposure.
We repair, protect and boost your bio-lipidic film using SPF (sun protection factor) and advanced nutraceutical (nutritionally or medically beneficial) products.
Your skin will feel wonderful after your facial, so you’ll want to maintain this.
Our experts will advise you on the best ways to purify, stimulate, nourish, hydrate and protect your skin at home.
We will recommend specific ingredients and products to suit your skin type and the results you’re looking for, so even between your facial appointments you can still look and feel great!
But are the facials relaxing?!!
Don’t worry, the facial might be working hard to improve your skin, but you’ll still be able to lie back, relax and enjoy the process.
And, if you want, we can always switch on some relaxing music and light a candle!