In this week’s sparking new issue we beauty gals bring you 2013’s hottest lo –fi facials designed to inject technology-tired skin with a touch of the feel good factor. Read about all the best facials to ease everything from computer complexion to depressed skin and sagging cheekbones and jowls… Yes you’ll probably want to start swatting up pronto.
In the spirit of celebrating skin-saving treatments, lotions and potions, Grazia Team beauty have been mulling over their all-time favourite face saviours. Listen and learn ladies. Listen and learn…
1. Grazia Beauty Editor Lauren Murdoch Smith says:
My favourite facial has to be the Liz Earle Signature Facial, £90. Why? It’s everything you could ever possibly want from a facial. You’re tucked up in a warm, snug duvet whilst one of the brand’s amazing therapists works their magic by making your skin feel pampered but also giving it the full MOT you should expect from a treatment like this. I’m a huge Liz Earle skincare fan anyway so perhaps I’m biased but everyone I have recommended this one to has raved about it.
If I need a real overhaul, but don’t have the time or money to book in for an in salon facial I’ll start with Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate-Intense Exfoliating Treatment. The fruit enzymes ingredient is super powerful and works to brighten skin, clean out pores and generally make your skin feel and look like new again. Unfortunately once I got hooked, it stopped being stocked in the UK so I have to stock up in Sephora when I’m in the US. Alternatively, I love to use good old Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, £3.99, a piece of teenage memorabilia! There’s just something about peeling off the strip and examining those pore plugs-yuck!
2. Grazia Beauty Writer Rose Beer says:
When I’m longing for a treat I always book in for an Eve Lom Facial, £120. I’ve been a fan of the products since forever, but what I particularly love about this one is that the therapists manage to achieve the perfect balance between practical processes like lifting and extraction and pampering massage too. I notice a difference in my skin for two weeks afterwards – amazing.
When I’m doing a facial at home I keep things simple and give myself a really good two minute facial massage with Clarins Gentle Foaming Shea Butter Cleanser, £ using my Clarisonic to give it an extra good clean. Afterwards it’s a quick exfoliating treatment with Liz Earle Gentle Facial Exfoliator and buckets of yummy moisturiser and oils. Oh and a good night’s sleep.
3. Grazia Beauty Director Liz Hambleton says:
The Chantecaille Nano Gold Energising Facial, £175 (Chantecaille Healing Spa, Fenwick of Bond Street 020 74099870) is right up there with my favourite facials of all time. High frequency micro-galvanic currents and nano gold particles work to smooth tighten and make skin glow. It’s a no brainer! When I’m giving myself a facial at home I tend to turn to Ren products every time – they boast delicious smells, lovely natural ingredients and pioneering technology. What’s not to love?