It was with great delight when I got invited over to Renu Beauty by the lovely Jo to try out the newly relaunched Clarins Tri-Active Facial. A massive fan of Clarins and a big fan of facials, it was a resounding ‘yes please’!
This time of the year I am at my busiest, I am generally working 6 days a week to fit clients in as well as keep the business running so I must admit, facials and pampering do not really take place between the months of February-June and September –December. Saying that they don’t really take place at all! I do try and take care of my skin the best way I can at home but I generally don’t have the opportunity to take time out for such luxuries. So when I can combine it with work it’s a win win situation.
I got asked by Abbey my main concerns, these were dryness and aging. Now I am in my Mid-thirties I have noticed the fine lines getting more than just fine! I don’t think the fact my skin is so dry helps the aging process either.
I got recommended the personalised Power Firmer using a blend of Clarins PRO formula Products. This is an intensive firming treatment that visibly diminishes the look of wrinkles (yes please!) The treatment apparently stimulates the skin to deliver triple rejuvenating action targeting wrinkles, firmness, dryness and elasticity. Wrinkles are smoothed, facial features lifted and vitality restored.
The facial began with a 20 minute back massage which I must say was incredible! It takes a lot for me to totally relax and switch off and this was the perfect start to the treatment. I’d like to now tell you in detail what happened over the next 1hour 25minutes but unfortunately I can’t. My mind was finally relaxed and it went by in a flash (I do hope I didn’t snore!) what I can tell you is it’s not really like any other facial I have ever had, there was a lot of cold elements to it I wasn’t sure about but I loved the tingling sensation of the mask, it felt like it was really working into my skin and it felt so soft by the end of it and more so, stayed super soft for days afterwards!
The salon offers the Facial in either a shorter 1hour 25minutes at £59 or the longer 1hour 45minutes at £69 which includes the 20min massage beforehand which I fully recommend you go for. Abbey, albeit super petite and delicate is incredibly talented and professional at what she does, I can’t recommend her enough. Thank you to Renu for removing me from reality for a couple of hours.