Located beneath the Liz Earle flagship store in London are several treatment rooms, and last week I was lucky enough to spend an hour in one of the rooms being thoroughly pampered:
Even before the facial started, my every need was pampered to. Water was offered on arrival, there was a wardrobe to hang up my clothes, and the treatment bed was heated to ensure maximum comfort. The therapist even positioned the bed to take the pressure off my back.
After a thorough skincare consultantion my therapist Joanna got to work. My skin was deeply cleansed, toned and then exfoliated.
After that, the real magic started. Using some Superbalm, Joanna started to massage my skin, a gentle lymphatic massage to start off with, then focusing more on my problem areas. Prior to the facial, we'd discussed my pressure preferences, so she was firm but relaxing. So relaxing in fact that I managed to fall asleep and only woke up as she was getting ready to apply a mask.
As I have combination skin, she used a mixture of the Intensive nourishing mask and the Brightening mask. During this time I was also treated to a shoulder and neck massage.
Finally, everything was cleansed off, moisturiser and Lip and eye treatment applied, and I was left to slowly get dressed.
After the facial my skin looked radiant and plumped up, it also felt super smooth and nourished. If anything too nourished, but by the evening, the lymphatic massage must have kicked in and after cleansing my skin felt a lot cleaner and lighter.
A week on, my skin still looks radiant and feels reasonably smooth around my T-zone. I didn't suffer any breakouts as a result of the facial but it did bring a pre-existing spot to the surface.
All in all, it was a thoroughly relaxing and pampering experience. I left feeling rejuvenated and my skin a lot smoother and more radiant. It's not the most deep cleansing of facials, but none the less, still very effective and fits in perfectly with the gentle luxury I associate with her skincare products.
Have you ever been for a facial? What are your favourite Liz Earle products?