|Makeup free and still glowing|
I recently had the pleasure of trying out the new Complexion Perfection facial from Spa Fabulous Organics at my friend Silvie's salon, Sakura, in Surrey. I emerged with skin that was perfectly hydrated, even and glowing and with a new found appreciation for founder Neena Trehan's hand-formulated organic products.
Neena has worked in beauty for 22 years, and says she was inspired by her mother's use of everyday household ingredients to concoct beauty potions at home. Having spent ten years travelling the world discovering and testing the best ingredients, she returned to establish Spa Fabulous Organics, a salon-focused range of natural and organic products, and facial techniques to go along with them.
My facial made use of the rather gorgeously scented products and the new facial machine, which makes use of gentle vacuum to sculpt the skin and improve circulation.
Unlike some electrical based facials I've tried in the past, the vacuum machine was completely painless, although I did find it rather tickly. My skin felt pink and warm thanks to the machine bringing the blood closer to the surface of the skin. The machine is the icing on an already delicious cake, for me - the organic products used in the facial stole the show.
Highlights included the delicious balm-like Heavenly Glow Exfoliator, which Neena worked thoroughly into my skin with her fingers before polishing it off with gauze, and the surprisingly light oil-based Purifying Serum. All the products were highly aromatic (some to the extent that I wanted to eat them), and felt richly nourishing without being heavy whilst on the skin. More refreshing still was Neena's attitude - she says that skin will never be perfect, and that women should focus on making the best of their skin rather than wanting to completely change it with harsh chemicals. She advocates avoiding magnifying mirrors, as they just induce paranoia as no-one ever looks that closely at the skin anyway.
All in all, I had a glorious facial, and ended up with skin which felt nourished, well fed, plumped up, and not at all imposed upon with residue or heavy products. I liked the Purifying Serum so much I bought myself one at the slightly eye-watering price of £58.
You can find out more about Spa Fabulous facials and products at the Spa Fabulous website. Neena does facials at her headquarters in Surbiton, Surrey, and on Wimpole St in London.
Disclosure: Facial received free of charge for review purposes. Purifying Serum purchased by me because I just couldn't resist!