On Friday night I was booked in to Beauty Rehab in Muswell Hill, here in London, to have the Skinbreeze Facial, the celebrity facial everyone is talking about. The Skinbreeze treatment has picked up a celebrity following that includes: Made in Chelsea’s Binky Felstead, Rosie Fortescue and Spencer Matthews. Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff and TOWIE’s Chloe Lewis, Lewis Bloor and James Diags. Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry and Marnie Simpson are also Skinbreeze fans. Now going back to work after two weeks off has been hard, getting back into a routine, getting up in a morning and this horrible cold weather has left me feeling rather 'eurgh' to be blunt. So a chance to have a bit of pampering really cheered me up.
The Skinbreeze Skin Rejuvenation system provides a wide range of result-driven treatments utilising five different technologies that dramatically improve the skin’s condition. Living in London, my skin can feel clogged up, dirty and just vile in general, even though I double cleanse twice a day.
Once inside the salon, I was given a brief overview as to what the facial would entail, asked whether I had any particular issues and whether or not my skin is sensitive. I was then asked to make myself comfortable on the treatment couch and the treatment began. One thing that I did like, was being asked what skin issues I had, it put me at ease. The first part of the treatment starts with Orbital Microdermabrasion and it felt so nice to have someone else exfoliate my skin for me, it didn't hurt, there was no pulling or scraping of the skin, I didn't feel as though someone was rubbing my face with sandpaper, infact I was so relaxed I almost dozed off. The process lastedabout 15 minutes to complete and even the underside of my chin and neck was exfoliated.
Next came the LED Light Therapy which I was told might make a few crackling sounds but is perfectly normal. What this part of the treatment does is utilise the therapeutic properties of red light and blue light to calm the skin, neutralise any bacteria and reduce redness in order to help tackle acne, blemishes and scar tissue. Now for me, I had mentioned the redness on both cheeks was an issue, not that it is in anyway itchy or sore, it is just there and I use plenty of products to cover it when I am out and about. This part of the treat again took around 15-20 minutes and it was really relaxing.
The part I had been really looking forward too because when it was explained to me I was intrigued was the O2 infusion. What it does is deliver bursts of air to drive specially formulated Skinbreeze serums, which are applied by hand beforehand, deep down into the skin to enhance the effectiveness of their active ingredients. So as it happens, you can feel the short bursts of air, which at first made me jump slightly, but I soon got used to them. This process really helps to rehydrate the skin, plumps and smooths lines and wrinkles, so it is essentially providing you with a painless, needle-free alternative to dermal fillers.
O3 Ozone therapy which has an anti-bacterial action on the skin that helps to heal acne and blemishes. This part of the treatment is said to create a warm sensation, which it does, but it isn't at all uncomfortable, to increase blood circulation, improve lymphatic drainage, reduce dark circles under the eyes, stimulate collagen and elastin.
The final part of the treatment is called the 02 Product Spray The O2 Spray which is the delivery application for the liquid based Skinbreeze skincare products. The Hydro Mask filled with hyaluronic acid was then applied onto my face and the sensation was incredible. I am a huge fan of sheets masks anyway, but this one was slightly different to anything that I had ever used. It is formed in two parts, the top half and the bottom half and each one is applied by your therapist and left for up to 20 minutes. For me, it was the perfect mask because not only was it soothing and calming, it also worked to immediately reduce the appearance of skin redness and irritation and as soon as I saw my skin afterwards, I was surprised at how much my redness had faded. So once the mask is removed, any excess product is massaged into the skin and then the 02 spray is used and again a fine mist is gently spritzed across the face and neck and in doing so, it instantly refreshes and calms irritated, sensitive and sun damaged skin.
This facial took just over an hour and it was one of the most relaxing facials I have ever had. As everything had been explained beforehand, I was left to drift off into a sea of nothingness and forget where I was and what was happening whilst my skin was being looked after. As soon as the experience was over, my skin felt tight, a bit like the feeling you have as a mask is about to set on your face, so I knew the facial was something pretty special. My skin felt amazing, I am not sure it has ever felt so soft to the touch and just free of dirt and grime, as though I had been cleansing it all day long.
As I write this two days after the treatment, my skin still feels just incredible and I don't feel like I just want to scrub my face until it is raw. As a treatment, it is definitely something I wouldnt hesitate to have all over again. Skinbreeze Skin Rejuvenation facial is priced at £120 at Beauty Rehab London