As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts I am an avid lover of skincare brands that embrace natural ingredients. Suffering with extremely temperamental skin myself, it is important for me to try to use products with natural ingredients that won’t agitate my skin.
Elemis is at the forefront of scientific discovery and naturally rich ingredients when it comes to innovative skincare. I was offered the opportunity to try out their Biotec Resurfacing Facial. This facial uses an ultrasonic peel, massage and light therapy to reveal your smoothest skin yet.
Before my facial even began, my lovely therapist carried out a skin analysis at the Elemis counter.
This service is free of charge and available at any Elemis counter, it shows wrinkles, sun damage, dehydration, open pores and more. This technology can even analyse your skin with a full face of make up on! I remember thinking what wonderful technology, this allows your therapist to really recommend targeted skincare treatments and products bespoke to you and your skincare issues. It’s also interesting because it may bring to light issues that you were not even aware of, allowing you to target them before they worsen.
After my skin analysis (surprisingly my skin was not in the awful condition that I had first anticipated it would be), I went for my facial. It was amazing that I was actually in the back room of a Debenhams in the busy bullring centre in Birmingham! Because I honestly felt like I was in an indulgent spa relaxing in the English countryside. The ambience and relaxation of the Elemis spa room was sublime.
The spa chair just hugs you perfectly, there is relaxing music playing and holistic smells that both relax and tease your senses. During my facial, I felt intensely pampered and relaxed (it was a struggle not to fall asleep). I think it’s important to note that as well as taking good care of your skin, facials can be a great part of your self care routine. To have one hour to yourself where you are completely relaxed is absolute bliss.
Much like any facial, there were various products massaged into my skin. However the biotec facial also incorporates an ultrasonic peel which peels away dead skin; using a dynamic combination of Hyaluronic and lactic acids, and sandalwood, lemon and thyme oils. Next, light therapy is used to wash out melanin and reduce dullness.
I cannot begin to describe how smooth and soft my skin was. Due to years of battling acne I have very open pores, and surface scarring – something that most skincare does not visibly improve within one hour! However after this facial, the surface of my skin was baby soft and smooth. My skin was shiny, cleaner than clean and glowing. You know when you enviously spot someone with naturally clear and glowing skin, and after they have moisturised they have that glass-like glow? Well this was my skin after this facial treatment. I even had the confidence to spend the rest of the day walking around Birmingham make up free. Believe me, this is a revelation for me, I generally wouldn’t have the confidence to do that as I am conscious of my skin.
I cannot recommend this treatment enough. I am already looking forward to going back for my next facial 😍
*This facial was gifted. For an exclusive discount of £15 off the Biotec Resurfacing Facial (discount only applicable at Birmingham Bullring Elemis Concession); Use Code: michelle15