INSIDE THE TREATMENT: L.E.D BLEMISH CONTROL FACIAL, BY ELEMIS
Carla Valois Lobo
BEFORE HOUSE OF ELEMIS OPENS ON 28th MAY, MORNING BEAUTY’S EDITOR SHARES HER EXPERIENCE WITH ELEMIS’ L.E.D. BLEMISH CONTROL FACIAL.
Before it closed for renewal, I visited Elemis‘ day-spa in Mayfair. I arrived literally running, almost 30 minutes late, after dealing with a chaotic traffic near Bank. Luckily however I was told there was enough time, and I could even drink a glass of water and a green tea. Then I sit in front of a machine that, after only two minutes, “scanned” my entire face; as a result, Holly, the beautician that assisted me, showed me how my skin was dehydrated and with plenty enlarged pores.
Then I went immediately to the treatment room, decorated with wood furniture and ivory coloured walls; the light, yellowish, made the surroundings even more cozy. The treatment itself, L.E.D Blemish Control Facial was recommended to me as it deeply cleanses, exfoliates and re-balances oily and congested skins. As soon as she removed my makeup, Holly applied what Elemis calls Anti-Blemish Activator, which is made with salicylic acid; the product is activated by an ultrasonic spatula that vibrates over 20.000 times per second and draws out impurities, exfoliates and, at the same time, stimulates the blood and lymphatic circulation and the collagen production.
The treatment follows with the removal of the anti-blemish with warm muslins, and from now on it just gets better: the galvanic rejuvenation, divided by two steps, both executed with the same machine, only varying the galvanic current. First comes the negative ions, which repulse themselves and, because of that, finalise the cleansing of the skin; after, negative and positive ions are applied at the same time, attracting themselves, what helps minimising the symptoms brought on by stress and tiredness and, consequently, leaves the face with a younger appearance. Everything is very technological and it sounds even painful, but the feeling is in fact very pleasant.
The light therapy, based on emissions of blue and red L.E.D light, helps to reduce the size of the pores, the level of inflammation and brightens dark spots, leaving the skin ; in general, this is where the treatment finishes. Mine, nevertheless, lasted a little longer. Holly probably was in a good mood and applied the Pro-Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Mask, eye mask that is one of Elemis’ best-sellers – the packaging with six is sold for £46. Then, after over 60 minutes and already relaxed, I received a list with products recommendations, including the famous Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
Elemis also has a day-spa in Miami, United States, on 330 San Lorenzo Avenue. As previously mentioned, the London day-spa is now closed for renovation, but it reopens on May 28 as House of Elemis. The brand’s products however are still available at several department stores in the UK, such as Harvey Nichols, John Lewis and Debenhams, and also at the e-commerce Time to Spa.