When your boss says are you free to trial a facial today, you know it’s going to be a good day.
As someone who spends most days glued to my screen and eating lunch at my desk, the chance to not only step away from my desk, but to be treated to a middle of the day pamper session was heaven enough, or so I thought.
Having turned 30 this year, I’m not exactly a prime candidate for anti-aging procedures but I am at a point where it’s time to get serious about my skin care, because prevention is better than cure, right.
Enter the Guinot Hydradermie Youth Treatment.
“The beauty of the treatment is that it is completely tailor-made to each specific skin concern, using appropriate gels and the new Hydraderm machine to treat each client according to his/her desired skin results,” says Lesley of Canvas Beauty.
First up I filled out a bunch of forms covering off all the information Lesley needed to know about my skin, diet and general health before we headed in for her to take a closer look at what she was dealing with.
Lesley did a thorough examination of my skin so she could select the products best suited to my concerns, then it was time to begin.
“The treatment is tailored the selection of appropriate products to best treat their concerns, plus the choice of specific gels that are infused with the machine to each area on the face. Masks, serums and creams are all customised.”
After removing makeup my make up the treatment starts with a deep cleanse, exfoliation and mask before the real fun begins. The treatment is divided into three phases, first up it’s the Dynamic Ionisation phase using massage rollers to “release an alternating galvanic current that maximises the in-depth absorption of the gel serums.”
Next up things get serious with the Oxygenation by Thermal Electrode phase taping into the beneficial effects of heat on the skin. Gentle heat is applied along with an oxygenating cream to help boost cellular activity. I personally didn’t find any discomfort with the heat.
The final phase is all about relaxation with a massage to compliment the technical benefits of the Hydraderm Cellular Energy machine. This helps to relax the facial features and “improve subcutaneous microcirculation.”
Coming out of the treatment, despite feeling depressed that it had to come to an end and I had to head back to the office, I was automatically surprised by how plump and luscious my skin felt – and I was definitely glowing if I do say so myself.
The glow lasted a few days, and I had at least one comment on how great my skin was looking – which counts as a win in my book - having struggled with bad skin in the past this was a big tick. Also, unlike some facials I’ve had in the past I didn’t suffer any post-bliss breakouts – another tick.
As someone who is at the phase in my life where I’m getting real about skin care and seeing the importance of investing in it quality products and treatments I would definitely go back for this treatment again.
One treatment will set you back $190, so it’s for people who are serious about their skin care, or keen to get an extra glow for a special event.
Head to www.canvastherapies.com.au for more information.