Of all the things to test objectively, perhaps the facial is the hardest — no two people have the same needs, just as no two facialists have the same hands. But to those who say they’re a waste of time, I say you simply haven’t found the right one yet. Over the years I’ve had some truly standout treatments. The kind that have staved off the needle and the surgeon’s knife. My hall of fame would feature Omorovicza’s (for its massage technique); Hayley Hems bespoke facial (great for when you need an emergency fix-all); and the Light Salon for a speedy dose of LED light (a hit of collagen-boosting light in just 11 minutes). But here are the new kids in town, tried and tested. I can’t promise they’ll be life-changing, but then again, I can’t promise they won’t be, either.
Kathleen Baird Murray - FINANCIAL TIMES
With summer just around the corner and sufferers beginning to feel the first effects, Hayley of HHSKIN is re-launching its popular Hayfever Facial to sooth clients’ symptoms during the summer months. The facial has been designed to relieve the discomforts experienced with hay fever, and is combined with a manuka honey and chamomile tea for clients to enjoy as an added remedy with their treatment. The 90-minute facial begins with the cleansing and exfoliation of clients' skin, followed by the application of an antioxidant mask, which is designed to re-energise and sooth. Lymphatic drainage is then carried out around the eye area to reduce the puffiness and irritation caused from streaming hay fever eyes, followed by infusing clients’ skin with hyaluronic acid to finish. The therapy rooms have also been infused with citrus to help strengthen clients’ immune systems. Hayley Hems said, “I have suffered from hay fever most of my life, not only does this facial ease the symptoms, but it also lifts your senses and recharges your immune system, you are left feeling revitalised and uplifted.”
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Situated on the exclusive Hay Hill in the heart of Mayfair is the ultra glamorous and sleek HHskin. As one of London’s most established and reputable hair & beauty destinations HHskin is the answer to my ‘Where can I get a lunchtime facial which actually delivers noticeable results?’ dilemma. Only a few minutes walk from my office, I was invited over for a Express Facial (£75 for 30 minutes). The facial is perfect for busy Londoners on the move who want maximum results in minimum time, Hayley's chosen products are among the most innovative and effective on the market. The treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, intense mask, and an application of serum and moisturiser leaving skin looking and feeling more youthful and healthy.
My facial was carried out by Hayley Hems, Senior Medical Aesthetic Specialist. Hayley was a dream skin specalist, she was very sweet and chatty but also incredibly knowledgeable. Hayley analysed my skin under a bright light, advised on my exact skin type and how to take care of it. The facial itself was 30 minutes of pure relaxation, including a lymphatic drainage facial massage and a neck & shoulder massage. By the end I was almost asleep and afterwards, as promised, the results were visibly noticeable – I looked less ‘tired’, more fresh and more luminous. I was amazed at how soft my skin felt and, of course, how relaxed I felt.
With Hayley's prestigious following of clientele at HHskin, it sure is the ultimate luxurious destination for all your beauty needs, whether you have 30 minutes or the whole day, HHskin will tailor a package just for you.
SARAH HIGHFIELD - Beauty & Fashion Blogger