So, as a woman in my mid-thirties, I’ve recently started to notice that my skin has become a bit...well...drab. And don’t even get me started on the fine lines! So, I decided something had to be done about it - a Bespoke Crystal Clear Facial. And where better to go than the Sanctuary at Suckley - just a few miles down the road and in a gorgeous, rural location.
As it was my first Bespoke Crystal Clear Facial, I decided to document my experience for anyone wondering how to get brighter, smoother skin while simply lying back and relaxing, so here goes...
First off, I was introduced to the lovely Leonie, who would be doing my treatment, and I was so impressed by her knowledge of and passion for skincare. She went through a medical questionnaire with me first to make sure this was the right treatment for me, and then she asked me about my current skincare routine and skin concerns. That was an easy one to answer - drab skin that was starting to show signs of ageing! In a stroke of wizardry, Leonie then picked out the products she felt would be best for my skin, to give me the glow I was in desperate need of.
The room was stylish, with delicate decor, and a gorgeous fresh scent, and the soft music playing made me feel instantly relaxed. On top of this, the comfy, inviting bed was warm and cosy - so far, so great!
The first step was the cleanse, and for this, Leonie used Wipe Away The Years - a wipe off milk cleanser. She explained that this product is great for all skin types but especially dehydrated skin (which mine was showing signs of). It’s also packed with powerful anti-aging ingredients - yes, please!
Next up was the Oxygen Face Polish - a gentle exfoliator using jojoba beads. This felt fantastic, and I was informed that it’s a great exfoliator for all skin types, but is especially good for sensitive skin. Deep Cleansing Gel was next on the agenda. This is a soap free cleanser that has a dual purpose - to lightly cleanse the skin and then to moisturise. Amazing! Leonie explained that this works well on all skin types, but is particularly good for those who want to focus on anti-ageing.
Now, the next step was the really exciting bit - the face mask. The Face Lift In A Box mask is a setting mask that is applied to the face and works by lifting the skin. It includes active ingredients like sea algae and Diatomaceous Earth, which are great anti-aging properties. Yes - let’s fight those wrinkles!
While the mask was doing its thing, Leonie gave me a wonderful chest, neck and shoulder massage, which was a lovely way to relax even further (in fact, I almost fell asleep). Then, after 20 minutes, it was time for the mask to come off. Strangely enough, it had a silicone feel to it and came off in pretty much one go, and my face was firmly imprinted in it!
After the mask came off, Leonie gave me a gorgeous facial massage - an extra perk to the already super restful treatment, and a really great way to help boost lymphatic drainage.
And what’s a skincare routine without moisturiser? So, Skin Repair Moisturiser came next, which works wonderfully on sensitive skin. It’s soothing, calming and nourishing - a winning combination. And next up came the Intense Anti-Ageing Eye Serum, which provides an instant wake-up call to eyes - just what I needed!
Leonie then used Revitalising Tonic, which really helps lock in moisture. Then, to gently wake me up from my relaxing treatment, she sprayed a cooling spritz. Ahhhh lovely! I’ll be honest, I was pretty sad that my treatment was over as it had felt so lovely - but I was refreshed and feeling fabulous. A quick look in the mirror confirmed that not only did I feel great, but I also looked great. My skin was glowing, rejuvenated and looking better than it had in a really long time. It felt incredibly soft and smooth.
The best thing about the Bespoke Crystal Clear Facial is that it is completely tailored to your skin concerns. Regardless of whether, like me, you’re looking to brighten or lift, or whether you have sensitive, oily, dry or acne-prone skin, there is a facial for everyone. If you fancy a treat, or you want to treat someone else, this is a fantastic option!
Author: Victoria Palmer, Beauty Editor, Glowery