More
Hide
Share

Royal Retreat Spa | Review: Guinot Facial

Guinot Facial at Royal Retreat Spa

Royal Retreat Spa | Review: Guinot Facial

Sometimes, you never know what your skin wants till you just go ahead and do it. And EW's Melissa did just that!. Read below an account of her experience getting the Guinot Hydradermie Facial

As I walked through the doors at Royal Retreat Beauty and Spa, I was immediately transported to a Nefertitian era, the smell of scented candles brushing against my skin followed by the warm smiles of the attending staff at reception.

Since I was running late after a long, hard day at work, I realised I didn't take enough time to admire the venue, the paintings on the wall, the comfortable seating, and upon being offered a glass of well-deserved water, I noticed how serene this salon really was. 
Guinot Facial at Royal Retreat
I then met my therapist Wayan, a chirpy but well-composed lady from Bali who immediately put me at ease with her radiance and knowledge of the treatment. Gone are the days when facials were just about getting a scrub on and massaging your face with two or three types of creams. These days, facials have become more intrusive, more extravagant, and definitely more daunting (at least, for a newbie like me).

However, Wayan ensured that the Guinot Facial that I was going to receive would be none of that, yet giving me the result that I'd been yearning for - clear, glowing skin and lesser open pores! We started off by getting me out of my work clothes and into a comfy robe. We then sat down and filled up a brief questionnaire discussing my skin concerns, general health, habits and history (if any) related to skin and diet.

The diagnosis was then out - I would be getting the Guinot Hydradermie Facial - and I was immediately sold!

THE TREATMENT

We started off by cleaning my face to rid it of make up, because who doesn't love a clean slate? Once my skin was cleaned, the therapist applied a toner all over my face, neck and décolletage. This was followed by a quick blot drying and exfoilation. Once my face was prepped for the Guinot Facial, Wayan started the treatment.
 
Guinot facial at Royal Retreat
Before
 
The Guinot Hydradermie Facial uses the Double Ionisation technique which is recognised internationally as one of the most technoligically advanced facials. Using a rolling-ball-on-a-pin type of apparatus, the massage focuses on treating the client's personal concerns, which brings us to the next step - choosing the right serum.

During my pre-treatment analysis, I explained to Wayan that I felt like my skin was getting duller by the day - owing to work stress, dry winters and my nicotine addiction. She suggested that I go for the radiance serum that would brighten my skin from the 'inside' and I wasn't sure what she meant till we started the treatment! 

Once she applied the serum all over my face, she proceeded with running the diodes over my face in a slow and steady motion. Slightly tingly near the mouth area, the procedure is otherwise virtually painfree and feels nothing like it sounds! This process deep-settles the serum and deposits it well under the epidermis. 

The treatment is then followed up by removing excess serum, reapplying the toner and blot dry with a warm towel. The next bit involves oxygenation using a handy device that rids of your skin of bacteria and tightens your pores in the bargain. A win-win for all! 
 
Guinot Facial at Royal Retreat
After
 
To round up the treatment, I was given a gentle but effective massage on my face, décolletage and shoulders that extended well on to my finger tips! This was done while a mask was applied to my face - so I can safely say that the spa is very efficient with time management and don't just leave you out there to dry, literally!

By the time it was time to remove my mask, I was well-rested and already felt a lot younger! To finish this off, Wayan then applied a brightening moisturiser which smelled great and felt even better on my skin! 

THE SPA

Royal Retreat Beauty and Spa is located on the buzzing 'beauty district' of Dubai - Al Wasl. It is an independent villa that's dedicated to beauty with 2 floors of sprawling space for hair, make up, spa and facial treatments. Run by women, this spa is a tranquil setting for when you just want to unwind from daily life and feel pampered! 
 
Guinot Facial at Royal Retreat
 

THE COST

Running short of 2 hours, the Double Ionisation Hydradermie facial will set you back by AED 550, but is worth the spend considering skin looks bright and fresh for weeks to come. Available at Royal Retreat Beauty and Spa, by appointment only. To book your session, please call 04 344 2540. 

 
 

 
 

5_16_11_37_1_.png
Sponsored by
Royal Retreat Beauty & Spa
5_16_11_37_1_.png
Royal Retreat Spa is a tranquil blissful ladies spa for well-being and beauty treatments from head to toe, in an exclusive peaceful and hygienic ambiance. It offers a comprehensive range of beauty and spa treatments such as facials & body treatments.
04 344 2540
Al Wasl
Royal Retreat SPMU MPU

On ExpatWoman Today

WIN an AED 1,500 Beauty Treatment Voucher from Dr. Al Rustom

WIN an AED 1,500 Beauty Treatment Voucher from Dr. Al Rustom

Working in Dubai: Discover What It

Working in Dubai: Discover What It's Really Like at Our Event

Come to the Upcoming ExpatWoman Living in Dubai 2017 Event

Come to the Upcoming ExpatWoman Living in Dubai 2017 Event

Family Health Insurance Costs Compared Around the World

Family Health Insurance Costs Compared Around the World

Dubai Hospital Certified as a Centre of Excellence for Radiotherapy

Dubai Hospital Certified as a Centre of Excellence for Radiotherapy

Tips for Preventing Fires in High-Rise Buildings

Tips for Preventing Fires in High-Rise Buildings

5 Things You Need To Know When Applying for UK Spouse Visa

5 Things You Need To Know When Applying for UK Spouse Visa

Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Heart Disease

Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Heart Disease

How You Can Reclaim Your Life Back From Infertility

How You Can Reclaim Your Life Back From Infertility

The Process of Rising Strong After an Infertile Fall

The Process of Rising Strong After an Infertile Fall

Sunshine Vitamin: All You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Sunshine Vitamin: All You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Benefits that the UAE Government Offers to Electric Vehicle Buyer

Benefits that the UAE Government Offers to Electric Vehicle Buyer

Will Insurance Cover Medication Errors in the UAE?

Will Insurance Cover Medication Errors in the UAE?

5 Oral Healthcare Tips for Pregnant Mothers

5 Oral Healthcare Tips for Pregnant Mothers

Here

Here's How Your Child Can Win AED 20,000!

Valuing and Developing Children’s Creativity at Monroe’s Nursery

Valuing and Developing Children’s Creativity at Monroe’s Nursery

Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic in DHCC Welcomes New General Dentist

Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic in DHCC Welcomes New General Dentist

Reclaim Your Garden from the Desert

Reclaim Your Garden from the Desert

Offer: Vitamin D Check-up with Doctor

Offer: Vitamin D Check-up with Doctor's Consultation for AED199 ONLY

First Aid Kits: You Will Need These Items in Case of Emergency

First Aid Kits: You Will Need These Items in Case of Emergency

Spin King Ravichandran Ashwin Partners with Kings

Spin King Ravichandran Ashwin Partners with Kings' Schools

What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation

What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation

All You Need to Know About Areola Pigmentation

All You Need to Know About Areola Pigmentation

Are You Looking to Set up Your E-Commerce Business?

Are You Looking to Set up Your E-Commerce Business?

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Reliable Removal Company

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Reliable Removal Company

Summer Safety Tips: How To Protect Your Children During Summer

Summer Safety Tips: How To Protect Your Children During Summer

Injectable Aesthetic Treatments: What They Are & What To Know

Injectable Aesthetic Treatments: What They Are & What To Know

5 Pieces of Advice on How to Cope With Driving in Dubai

5 Pieces of Advice on How to Cope With Driving in Dubai

Infertile Coffee: The Effects of Coffee If You

Infertile Coffee: The Effects of Coffee If You're Trying to Conceive

How to Be Happy Around Kids If You’re Struggling to Conceive Your Own

How to Be Happy Around Kids If You’re Struggling to Conceive Your Own

Consultant Periodontist Joins Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic

Consultant Periodontist Joins Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic

Important Nutrients and Diet Tips for Healthy Male Fertility

Important Nutrients and Diet Tips for Healthy Male Fertility

Review: Relaxing Candle Massage at Royal Retreat Spa

Review: Relaxing Candle Massage at Royal Retreat Spa

Is Candy the Sole Cause of Tooth Decay?

Is Candy the Sole Cause of Tooth Decay?

Client Testimonial: Mauled Arm Saved From Amputation

Client Testimonial: Mauled Arm Saved From Amputation

Polish National Opera to Perform at Dubai Opera Early Next Year

Polish National Opera to Perform at Dubai Opera Early Next Year

Kärcher Pressure Washer: Putting Science to Work

Kärcher Pressure Washer: Putting Science to Work

Car Maintenance Tips for a Long Summer Season in the UAE

Car Maintenance Tips for a Long Summer Season in the UAE

How to Get Your Body Back After Baby Delivery

How to Get Your Body Back After Baby Delivery

How to Prepare Your Child for Nursery School

How to Prepare Your Child for Nursery School

7 Challenges When Relocating with Children

7 Challenges When Relocating with Children

Top 4 First Aid Skills That You Need to Learn

Top 4 First Aid Skills That You Need to Learn

Refresh Your Knowledge at Superior Minds!

Refresh Your Knowledge at Superior Minds!