Thursday, October 11, 2012

I try: East Day Spa’s Clarisonic Facial treatment


I’ve been obsessing about getting a Clarisonic Mia for some time now, but haven’t actually had the opportunity to give one a whirl – or the spare dosh to snap one up during trips overseas. It was great news therefore to hear that they had arrived in the retail boutique at East day Spa, and even better to hear that they are offering customised facials using them!
I went into the spa yesterday afternoon to experience one of the latter, and by god it was good. A Clarisonic Facial treatment using Elemis products, it promised to leave my skin feeling like velvet and it did just that.
I mentioned to my therapist Anita that my skin was feeling quite dry and dehydrated due to the radiation therapy treatments I’ve been having daily, so she paired the Clarisonic Mia cleanse with an Elemis Exotic Moisture Dew Facial, which is perfect for skin in need of a super saturating moisture boost. 
After I was well tucked in and my feet wrapped in a hot towel, the dreaminess officially began with a deep cleanse and nourishing facial massage. Heavenly scented Rehydrating Rose petal Cleanser was used with the Clarisonic for a good, hearty cleanse, then Ginseng Toner prepped my skin for a massage using Elemis Rose Recovery Capsules, feeding it with moisture-rich agents that aim to bring back that healthy, dewy look to the skin. Ingredients like rose and mimosa give the added benefits of anti-ageing properties, and my skin just sucked it up.
Next up Anita used the Gentle Rose Exfoliator – a gentle gel exfoliator with absolute of Moroccan Rose and soothing cucumber – to prep my skin for the incredible smelling Exotic Moisturising Mask, which is full of absolutes of mimosa and honey and can be left on overnight. After that was removed the brand’s Maximum Moisture Day cream was applied and I was sent dreamily on my way.
Using the Clarisonic Mia is key to this facial due to its myriad of benefits. It uses ultrasonic vibrations to effectively remove six times more make-up, as well as:
-clearing pores and reducing the appearance of pore size
-reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
-helping reduce oily areas, dry patches and blemishes
-cleanses so effectively it helps skin to better absorb skin care products, giving serums and moisturisers maximum effectiveness.

It’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, and the whole scenario truly did leave me with skin like velvet – even the day after!
To book in for one of these little slices of heaven – and I highly recommend that you do – head to the East Day Spa website here.

2 comments:

  1. I hope you are coping with the radiation therapy Helene. Do look after yourself as I love your posts and wish you well. all best, Mary

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  2. Wow, you make this treatment sound absolutely amazing! Sigh. When I had regular facials and facial massages, they made me feel like I was walking on air for about two days afterwards...exactly how this sounds. It seems to be the perfect treatment for your stressed skin.

    : ) Nicole

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