This year I’ve been making a real effort this year to take better care of my skin and I’ve been enjoying documenting this on my YouTube channel: Not a Beauty Expert so I was delighted when I was invited by the team at Spa London to venture over to their Kensington location for a facial.
I’ve only ever had one facial in my whole life or at least I thought I had but having now had this one I’m not certain if the other wasn’t more of a peel/exfoliation treatment as this one was so totally different. As I’m so new to the whole beauty thing I left it up to the therapist to decide what facial type would be best for an almost thirty, city living woman with dry skin and it was decided that the Murad Sun Undone Infusion facial was just the ticket.
This is a “vitamin C rich facial designed to reverse- and protect against- the signs of ageing caused by environmental factors such as sun, stress and city living. Pigmentation will be lightened and clarity improved, leaving the complexion radiant, bright and beautiful in just one treatment.” Sounds good to me! I was left alone in the treatment room to undress including removing socks and hop on to the bed. If like me you haven’t had many treatments before, you might wonder why this was necessary for something that focuses on your face but I’ll come to that shortly.
After a quick discussion around my current beauty regime (it was suggested that I should add toner to my daily routine as well as the cleanser and moisturiser I’m currently forcing myself to get used to – baby steps ok?) the lights were dimmed and the facial began with a quick foot wash and massage. I’m not sure what the purpose of this step is but I did find it quite odd at the time. (To be honest, I’d completely forgotten about this until I started writing this post. The next 45 minutes were spent with various lotions and potions being applied to my face and receiving mini massages on both my arms and shoulders while the masks were left to work their magic.
I thought it might be quite weird just lying there with someone else in the room but my therapist was wonderful and made me feel incredibly comfortable and relaxed during the process even to the point where I could quite happily have gone for a quick snooze while she worked away. Straight away I noticed a difference in my skin, not so much in how it looked but how much deeper within the skin I could feel the moisturiser – I don’t even know if that makes sense but I hope so! The next day, and ever since my skin has felt so much plumper and glowy and it also that my daily moisturiser sinks in to the skin much more easily as well. It’s a definite winner in my book.
I guess the only negative thing is the cost at £65 per treatment it’s not exactly cheap but Spa London actually have a deal for buy one get one half price at the moment which helps brings the costs down and as a treat for your skin every couple of months it’s definitely worth investing in my opinion.
*Disclaimer: My facial at Spa London was complimentary
in exchange for a review.
The above opinions are still my own and not influenced by this in any way.