Hey makeup lovers! A few weeks ago I had a new experience – a skincare concierge service. Intrigued by the concept I was excited about trying it out. Here’s what happened..
The day of my appointment arrived and Chloe the lovely lady from Skin Oracle came with a number of big bags – exciting! In my lounge she set up a portable light machine and after removing my makeup took photos of my face. I would happily share the photos with you however, I’m pretty certain they would scare small children!
Chloe explained what each photo meant and pointed out issues with my skin. What I learnt was that regardless of how many hours sleep I got each night, only drinking sufficient water would help reduce the dark circles under my eyes. It was a lovely surprise to learn that my skin was actually in pretty good shape for my age. Also, I don’t have as much sun damage as I imagined I may have after spending a number of years abroad as a child and not being that particular about wearing an SPF every day in the UK.
Once I’d recovered from looking like a horror story in those photos, Chloe explained what treatment she would recommend. I was in for a treat – I needed a facial peel as more traditional methods of exfoliation (scrubs) were too harsh for my skin which was causing some of my problems.
Out to her car she popped and came back with a rather comfy portable bed, which she set up in my lounge. It would have been a relaxing treatment however, Buster my dog had other ideas and spent much of the following 20 minutes jumping up and barking! All kudos to Chloe though she wasn’t put off by hi and even thought it was funny!
If you’ve never had a peel before it feels like you’ve got a face full of nettle stings. The product isn’t on long – only 2 minutes in this case and then a further minute while it was neutralised. Then a really comforting moisturiser was applied.
Since then my skin has felt and looked amazing but more of that in a minute!
Chloe gave me a number of pointers before she left and said she would send a few samples in the post for me to try.
Its been two weeks since the treatment and I’ve had a week of using the samples – a prescription blended moisturiser and cleaner specific to my skins needs and a tube of Heliocare SPF. As the moisturiser had vitamin A in it I was advised by Chloe that I should wear an SPF hence the tube of Heliocare. I’m still delighted at how my skins looks and feels. After 1 mini treatment my skin is clear, smooth and soft. Makeup goes on better and stays on longer. I’ve found using the SPF easy and not the chore I expected as the Heliocare helps leave your skin soft and doesn’t have that usual sunblock kind of smell.
So what did I think of the whole concierge service? I loved it! What a treat having someone come to your home to provide a service usually found in a skin care clinic. Chloe was really knowledgeable and friendly. And then to have prescription blended skincare tailored specifically for the needs of my skin – amazing! This experience completely changed my perception of skin care clinics.
My advice would be if you are getting married or just want to take better care of your skin then give it a whirl, you’ve got nothing to loose and great skin to gain!