Guinot Facial at Royal Retreat Spa
12 March 2017| Last updated on 30 January 2018
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
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.
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!
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!
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!