Cast off the winter layer with our pick of the best rejuvenating facials.
JET PEEL FACIAL
The idea of a high pressure solution being sprayed on to the face and neck may not be everyone’s idea of pampering, but the JetPeel treatment at Therapie certainly delivers on its promises. A fine jet of water and oxygen is sprayed onto the face to slough away dead skin cells and perform lymphatic drainage around the eyes, leaving skin even and deep-down clean but without any tightness. Next, a blend of concentrated vitamins is sprayed on, sinking deep into the skin. After just one treatment, broken veins were diminished and a lingering red, angry patch has evened out considerably and the skin’s appearance continues to improve in the days following the treatment, which is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
(40 mins, €120)
Therapie Clinic, 8-9 Molesworth St, Dublin 2; tel: 01 472 1222; therapieclinic.com
RITUEL ENERGISANT DE CHOC FACIAL BY PAYOT
The urban retreat spa at No 1 Pery Square, Limerick, has added the Payot facial range to its offering (body products due soon, and will definitely be worth a look). This energising facial uses three spices to give a radiant and vitalis ed look. A gentle exfoliation lightens the complexion, followed by a warm masque with cocoa and orange. While the rich product gets to work, enjoy a pick-me-up thanks to a neck and shoulder massage, hand and arm massage and finally a scalp massage, before revealing the new you. Results were impressive – super soft skin, with a youthful glow, and an overall feeling of regeneration.
(60 mins, €70)
The Spa @ No. 1 Pery Square, Limerick; tel: 061 402 414; oneperysquare.com
ENVIRON IONZYME VITAMIN PENETRATION TREATMENT
An ideal facial for tackling red veins and pigmentation, this treatment uses the high tech Ionzyme DF Machine – a combination of ultrasound and high frequency – to ‘push’ the Vitamin A and C serum right down to the dermal layer, helping to rebalance it and produce healthy cells and improve the clarity of the skin on an ongoing basis.
(80 mins, €75)
Skin, Seaview House, 192 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3; tel: 01 853 572; carmelhunter.ie
CLARINS YOUTH ACTIVATOR TRI-ACTIVE FACIAL
This luxury revitalising facial promises to visibly redefine the facial contours, and begins with an exfoliation and a peeling lotion. After a lymphatic drainage massage, the Shaping Facial Lift and Soothing Facial Products are used before Blue Orchid Oil and Age Fighting Supplements are massaged into the face and décolleté. An Age Fighting Mask with peptides boosts collagen levels in the skin and is followed by a customised serum combined with a Clarins Radiance Supplement for instant radiance. With a foot and leg as well as a hand massage, this divine treatment will leave you glowing and relaxed with a ‘lifted’ appearance.
(70 mins €67)
Clarins Skin Spa, House of Fraser, Dundrum Town Centre; tel: 01 299 1483
IPL QUANTUM PHOTO REJUVENATION
The Quantum Photo Rejuvenation Laser treatment at Bellaza Beauty Clinic uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to draw collagen to the surface of the skin for that plumped effect. This pain-free
treatment is perfect for dull tired skin that is losing its elasticity or where lines are a little more obvious, IPL promises to eliminate blemishes, red flushing, brown sun spots and veins leaving the skin tighter and more luminous.Special for Irish Tatler readers: €150 for full face-one treatment or buy 4 treatments for €400.
Bellaza Beauty Clinic, 27 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6; tel: 01 4963484; bellazabeauty.com