Just before Christmas I was invited by Escentual to go to a Clarins Gold Salon and try out one of their tri active facials*. I decided to drag my mum along with me (not that she needed much persuasion) to try one out too. We headed into Cardiff a little earlier and popped into a cute little coffee shop down the road for a catch up before being pampered.
There were lots of options to choose from depending on what I wanted to achieve from the facial. My skin felt really congested and dull beforehand, so the therapist assessed my skin and personalised the treatment just for me. I had a mixture of the radiance reviver and the detox and shine stopper.
I laid on the bed which was all cosy and warm and instantly felt relaxed. The facial had lots of different stages and in between each part there were lots of other relaxing treats, including a shoulder and neck massage, scalp massage and a hand, arm and foot massage. My therapist stayed with me the entire time and the whole experience was an hour and a half of pure bliss. Not only did I leave with glowing skin, but I felt completely relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of the week.
The treatment included so many of the gorgeous Clarins products which were given a few lovely samples of at the end and I have fallen in love with the Blue Orchid Oil and I cannot wait to get my hands on the full size bottle.
The facials are £55 for 1 hr 30min and the Salon is in the Central Pharmacy near Roath Park in Cardiff, so not only can you be pampered to your hearts content you can also browse the luxury makeup and perfume that they have on offer too.
Both my mum and I were extremely impressed with the treatment. It was so much more than we expected and definitely fantastic value for money with all the little extra treats involved. It would be perfect as a gift if you are unsure what treatment to choose or if you would just like to relax and be pampered from head to toe quite literally; I would definitely check them out.
Have you tried one of these facials? Tweet me @laurasimoneowen and let me know what you thought.