If your skin is showing a little less than its optimal glow, consider an indulgent facial. Few things are more pampering for the skin than the work of a good therapist, quality products and perfected techniques. Some of which use even grapes.
French brand, Caudalie, is famous for its use of the powerful properties of grapes in its products and subsequently, its beauty treatments. Founded in the heart of wine country, Bordeaux, it harnesses the exceptional antioxidant and anti-aging properties from vine and grape extracts to produce safe and high-quality skincare. Amongst its best-sellers is the refreshing grape water and the instant skin pick-me-up Beauty Elixir. With these products in line, it follows that the facial treatments should be equally indulgent.
“These days, customers prefer to be in an atmosphere that is sensational, where they can enjoy the entire process from a simple personal touch to the luxurious skincare products offered. The products speak for themselves. Customers not only can see the results but indulge in the products that offer the best texture and scent, as well as the inspirations behind them. It is to experience the uniqueness where the senses are indulged, bodies soothed and souls regenerated,” says Hubert Hoi, Caudalie's head of training in Malaysia.
Situated in Bangsar Shopping Centre, the Caudalie boutique spa offers a calming experience from the get-go. After a consultation with the beauty therapist, she suggested the Vinoperfect Radiance Facial for my stressed-out skin from constant travel, exposure to sun and dehydration. Having been almost constantly on the move the last few months, my beauty regime had been put in the backseat to just the bare minimum and my skin was showing the toll. The treatment is said to offer instant radiance for dull, tired skin while correcting uneven complexion.
The facial was indeed pampering, complete with a sculpting massage with warm and cool basalt stones slathered with Regenerating Concentrate to increase the skin's luminosity. During the Enzymatic Peel Mask, the therapist remained in the room to give a gentle hand and arm massage that almost sent me to sleep. All throughout the therapist was generous in applying grape water and the Beauty Elixir in between steps. The final application of the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum meant that I stepped out of the spa with quite the glow on my face. By the evening, the complexion did seem noticeably brighter and more even.
The trick with facials is that in order to see longer-lasting and better results, it requires commitment. For my skin, subjected as it were to life's stresses, I was advised to go for a facial once in two weeks until my skin was operating at a more optimum level, after which I could cut back to a treatment a month for maintenance.
“My advice for someone to get the best from their facials is to have a healthy skin regimen at home. This will further maintain their treatments,” says Hoi.