Diamonds may or may not be a girl’s best friend. Blocked pores, dehydrated skin and hyperpigmentation definitely are not — and it’s with these three post-vacay complaints that I went to transform my visage in under half an hour with the Envy facial, which legit involves some sparkly rock action.
New in town and exclusively available in the Midlands at Dermoperfection and Metro Spa, the treatment simultaneously exfoliates, extracts and infuses using a combo of serums chosen depending on the condition of your skin. The exfoliation bit involved a diamond tip to help clear away the dry top layer of my winter-worn skin evenly, with a slightly-scary sounding pneumatic closed-looped vacuum pressure (that actually feels rather nice) to extract my numerous imperfections. Ever so satisfyingly, you can see all of the dirt and dead skin cells that come out. Apparently mine wasn’t “too bad at all”, despite my skincare regime of water, water, and oh yeah, moisturiser now and again.
This is a lunchbreak-friendly facial with no pre or post requirements — you can exercise straight after and your skin almost immediately glows rather than looking blotchy or red. But the very best feeling for me was when I woke up the next morning, face fully infused, with fresh, plump looking skin that’s still feeling smoother than ever.
It’s normally £129 for an Envy facial, but book in for your first treatment before Jan 31 and it’s half price, so £64.50. (KD)