I recently had a beautiful facial that left me with beaming, radiant skin.
I review a lot of beauty treatments, and I guess I’m a bit of a critic. It takes a lot to get me really excited about a skin treatment because I know that a lot of treatments don’t really do anything to your skin; they just make your wallet lighter. I usually go in with a little scepticism and hope to come out delighted.
I’m not a fan of unnecessary pain, and I always weigh up risk vs reward. I do have to admit, there have been times when I seriously question the necessity of certain beauty treatments; for instance, when I was lying on a beauty clinic bed getting 1000 shots of radio frequency shot into my face, as part of a popular (and expensive) skin tightening treatment, I had a sudden moment of ‘why am I doing this to my body?’
A beauty treatment that I really rave about needs to meet some criteria.
- It needs to give me some sort of instant satisfaction via an immediate visual improvement in my skin
- Involve minimal pain or discomfort (during and after)
- It needs to be relaxing and ideally leave me feeling a little ‘zen’, and
- It must be relatively short because ugh, there’s nothing worse than lying in a beauty room for over an hour thinking of all the other things I could be doing!
A few weeks ago I had a facial treatment that ticked all those boxes and left my skin feeling amazing so I just had to share it.
I had an Aveda Vitamin C facial at Element Aveda Lifestyle in Sydney. Aveda have an ayurvedic body, mind and spirit approach to beauty, and I’ve always found that you feel an aura of ‘zen’ as soon as you step through the door of a salon that offers Aveda spa treatments.
And that’s exactly how I felt when I stepped into Element Aveda Lifestyle on Oxford Street. My dimly lit treatment room, fluffy robe and foot bath had me feeling relaxed before my treatment had even begun.
Often when a facial treatment is relatively ‘active’, the treatment doesn’t involve much relaxation, yet that’s what Aveda does so well – combine real results with a blissfully relaxing experience.
It’s been scientifically proven that topical vitamin C on the skin improves skin health. Vitamin C is renowned for its antioxidant properties and its role in boosting collagen production. It’s a well-known fact that regular use of Vitamin C on the skin leaves the skin looking more radiant.
It’s no wonder that this facial which infuses the Aveda Professional Vitamin C Complex into the skin leaves you feeling glowy AF.
Aveda Professional Vitamin C Complex is a Potent, 10 per cent concentration of stable Vitamin C ester suspended in sunflower oil that helps support the skin’s natural collagen. Certified organic sunflower seed oil is commonly used in the Ayurvedic tradition, it is rich in oleic and linoleic acids.
This treatment aims to improve overall skin clarity and radiance. It also aids to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone.
Along with the vitamin C infusion, this facial also uses the Aveda Professional Transforming Massage Masque which contains Glucosamine and helps to break down pigmentation and boost skin renewal.
The Massage Masque is packed with active ingredients to brighten and clarify the complexion, and the fact that your face is massaged with the masque increases the absorption of the product, increasing results and giving you deeper relaxation and recovery.
The best improvements in the skin happen when the body is relaxed – this lowers cortisol levels and allows the body to repair and regenerate.
As soon as I walked out the door my skin was radiant with zero make-up and it felt amazing.
I loved how my skin looked and how it felt.
This treatment would be best to have every six to eight weeks to keep your skin looking amazing. It would also be great in the lead up to a big event, or even for brides in the lead up to their wedding.
The look and feel of my skin afterwards was enough to impress me, but this treatment was also just the right amount of ‘active’, and the right amount of ‘relaxation’.
I can’t wait to book in to have a Vitamin C facial again.
The treatment costs $140 for 60 minutes. If you’re in Sydney, Element Aveda lifestyle on Oxford St Sydney is the place to go. But if you aren’t in Sydney, you can find your nearest Aveda Salon online HERE.
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