All of a sudden it is November and party season has begun. With a number of black tie events to attend between now and Christmas, I want to look my best. Not only is it about picking the perfect dress, heels and accessories, but having gorgeous, clear skin is essential to complete the look.
So I was delighted when Tetyana from Skinglow contacted us recently to tell us about her new business. It is an independent beauty clinic located in the basement of Ozzie Rizzo hair salon in Richmond.
What I liked about the sound of Skinglow was that it offered a short list of specialized services. Very simply it was facials, waxing, eyes and eyebrows. Tetyana explained she only does treatments she enjoys and knows she is good at.
Soon after, I was invited along to experience the radiance boost rejuvenation facial (£65). This treatment is said to restore a youthful appearance to the face. At Skinglow they use pHformula products which combine cosmeceuticals and medical prescriptions to achieve the best possible results in skin resurfacing.
In her 14 years’ experience, Tetyana said this is one of the best products she has ever used.
I have terribly sensitive skin so it’s always a bit daunting letting anyone touch my face. It was comforting that Tetyana listened to my concerns at the start of my consultation. She also asked me to explain my usual beauty routine.
She then removed my make-up and assessed my skin. This is the part I usually fear most when going for a facial. Much to my delight I was told it was in pretty good shape; just a little dehydrated from the weather conditions. She then prepared my skin for the treatment.
Firstly this involved a sensitivity test to determine the level of treatment formula she could use. It was tingly but not uncomfortable and had none of that nasty sting. She continued with some light exfoliation and then applied a thick mask which covered my whole face including my eyelids. It was a cool and thick layer of paste on my skin.
While it set I was spoilt with a wonderful massage on my décolletage and arms. I was completely relaxed and so very cosy tucked in under the treatment blanket. Shortly after the mask was peeled away from my face and my skin felt clean, fresh and renewed.
The second most daunting thing about having a facial is seeing what you look like when you leave. Tetyana explained that pHformula resurfacing is gentle and leaves only a little redness in your cheeks, she was right. She had also left some of my eye make up on which gave me the confidence to head back outside and enjoy my afternoon without having to rush home and hide indoors.
Skinglow is a fantastic new addition to the many wonderful beauty services we have in the borough. Better still being located within a hair salon means it is a one stop shop for your hair and beauty needs and especially convenient during party season.
Contact details … here!