As a huge lover of La Prairie I couldn’t resist the opportunity to indulge in a luxurious facial whilst trying their new range – even if it wasn’t at their new luxurious Spa at The Darling in Sydney!
I have only had 2 facials prior to this.
The first was at the age of 16 (far too many years ago to count) and the second about 4 years ago.
The second one was enough to put you off having facials for life.
Imagine being taken into a room under the stairs in a busy hair salon.
You could hear the chatter of the customers above the roar of hairdryers and being attended to by a Beautician who had applied far too much fake tan that I almost gagged through the whole experience.
The La Prairie experience could not have been further away from the horrors of my previous facial.
Upon my arrival at David Jones I was greeted by the lovely Ania who quickly put me at ease. She started by asking whether I had tried La Prairie before and we discussed in detail my skin concerns and the benefits of the new Advanced Marine Biology Collection.
Advanced Marine Biology, a marine-derived skincare line, contains superior formulas and age-fighting benefits perfect for those who seek eco-friendly products.
An anti-aging complex, anti-oxidants and mega-rich sea nutrients combine to energize, protect and renew your skin.
I was then taken into the beauty room and was left to remove my jewellery and top and to put on a towelling skirt type contraption to cover my modesty.
I really showed my ignorance (even though Ania had clearly explained what to do) because when she came back she kindly rearranged it on me as I had put it on back to front!
I then climbed onto the bed and was covered with the most beautiful soft doona to be pampered for the next half hour.
Ania pampered me using the following products:
- Cleansing – Cellular comforting cleansing emulsion
- Exfoliating – Essential Exfoliator
- Refining – Cellular refining lotion
- Lips – Cellular Lipline Renewal Concentrate
- Eye massage – Advanced Marine Biology Eye gel
- Refining – Cellular refining lotion
- Massage – Advanced Marine Biology Revitalising Emulsion
- Mask – Cellular Hydralift Firming Mask
- Massage of my arms, hands and decolletage whilst the mask was working
- Removal of mask – Cellular refining lotion
- Serum – Advanced Marine Biology Tonic
- Eye gel – Advanced Marine Biology Eye gel
- Moisturiser – Advanced Marine Biology Day Cream SPF15
- Neck cream – Anti-Aging Neck Cream
One of my favourite parts of the treatment was the eye massage.
Ania used a 3 step process which included massage, using a light pinching technique and a light tapping. This helps to revitalise and eliminate toxin buildup and I am sure that it was this along with the eye gel which made my eyes feel amazingly clear and awake.
The 30 minutes seemed to pass so quickly but I never felt that I was being rushed. Ania explained what she was using and why she used each product, but there were a few times where I could have easily slipped into a light slumber.
I have never felt as pampered as I did during the treatment.
From the soft fluffy doona to the gorgeous aroma of the products, and the light hands of Ania I was in heaven. If it weren’t for the faint sound of the busy department store in the background I could have been anywhere.
After I had re-dressed I met up with Ania to discuss in more detail the various products that she used.
I was very fortunate to be given a couple of samples to take home and incorporate into my skincare regime.
I cannot rave enough about how lovely this facial was. I walked away from my facial feeling beautifully nourished and glowing and my eyes felt the best they ever had.
If you are considering looking into the La Prairie range, please head to your nearest counter and ask the friendly staff for the best solution for your skintype and consider investing in one of their facials.
There are some fabulous packs that will be released for Christmas which I will be telling you about in future posts so make sure that you keep following my blog to find out more.
Have you ever had a facial? what did you enjoy the most about it?