We often view facials as a treat for us or a gift for someone else. And why not? They can make us feel wonderfully relaxed, refreshed and leave us with a beautiful complexion.
But like any other part of your skincare routine, facials provide many benefits for your skin, including:
Cleanse – remove dirt, pollution, excess oil and makeup
Tone – stimulate blood flow and close pores
Exfoliate – remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth
Relax tense muscles
Relieve, improve and prevent common skin concerns (discolouration, acne, inflammation, redness and scarring)
Minimise and prevent the effects of ageing
Why do we recommend monthly facials? There are many reasons, but the main one is that your skin's life cycle is roughly three to four weeks, which means that your skin cells renew every month. Regular facials can help with this process and ensure that new skin cells receive the nutrient-packed treatments to maintain their youthful, healthy glow.
At Beauty Essence, we offer a wide range of facial treatments that address different aspects of skin health and anti-ageing. We are happy to advise you on the best treatments according to your skin type and individual needs.
Our Facial Treatments at Beauty Essence
CACI stands for Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument.
A CACI Synergy non-surgical facelift works by using microcurrent and LED technology. These microcurrents help sculpt the cheekbones and jaw area. They re-educate the facial muscles into a lifted position, so they sit firmer and do not sag.
CACI Synergy combines microcurrent with red and blue LED light therapy. The red light increases tissue healing, renews cells, and stimulates collagen production. The blue light promotes healing, kills bacteria, soothes and calms.
Celluma LED Light Therapy
Celluma LED Light Therapy is an extraordinary breakthrough treatment. It is anti-ageing, reduces scarring and redness, controls acne, heals wounds and soft tissue damage, and manages pain.
Crystal Clear COMCIT and Oxygen
Breathe life into your skin with oxygen therapy, immediate incredible results.
As we age, oxygen levels in the skin cells decrease, resulting in a loss of elasticity and the formation of lines and wrinkles. Oxygen therapy replenishes lost oxygen through a serum packed with active ingredients that restructure the skin, visibly plumping lines and wrinkles while firming the skin around the eyes, face and neck.
The Dermalogica skin analysis service helps us identify your skin type and condition, allowing our therapists to create a personalised skin care treatment plan for you.
We offer several different Dermalogica ProSkin treatment sessions of various lengths to target all of your skin's needs and to leave your skin radiant and glowing. ProSkin treatments may include: exfoliating hydra dermabrasion to improve texture and tone; deep serum treatments with ultrasonic and microcurrent technology; or LED light therapy to brighten and boost collagen production.
If you’re looking for something quick, our SkinSolver 10-minute treatment is ideal for a quick skincare pick-me-up to give your complexion a boost. Perfect before a special event or if you just want to give your skin an instant glow.
Environ facials replenish essential skin nutrients lost by exposure to the sun and other environmental factors while moisturising the skin. As our skin loses these vitamins, it looks dull, and the visible signs of ageing increase.
Environ facials include powerhouse ingredients combined with deep cleansing and exfoliation technologies.
For example, Environ's Cool Peel technology is a non-invasive skin renewal system that safely refines, revives and brightens your skin. The Deep Cleansing Cool Peel, Environ's take on a classic deep cleanse facial, gently exfoliates the skin's surface, purifying and improving the appearance of congestion and breakout-prone skin.
The Environ Collagen Power Facial uses gentle sound waves to drive a nutrient-packed serum deep into the lower layers of the skin. The formula contains a unique combination of three peptide complexes that work together to give skin a plumper, more radiant appearance.
We offer several different Guinot Facials, but perhaps the most well-known is Hydradermie developed in the 1960s by Réne Guinot.
Hydradermie deep cleanses, oxygenates and regenerates the skin. Regular treatments offer immediate and lasting results: improving hydration, reducing sebum levels in oily skin and reducing average wrinkle depth. The facial uses the Hydraderm machine (unique to Guinot), manual massage and plant extracts to restore the skin's natural beauty.
With so many facial treatments available targeting a range of skin concerns, it can be challenging to choose the right one.
Here at Beauty Essence, we take pride in ensuring every skin care treatment plan is customised and targeted towards a client's individual needs and skincare goals. We always recommend a skin consultation before starting any treatments.
A skin consultation allows our experienced therapists to assess your skin and discuss your lifestyle and current skincare routine before recommending the best treatment options for you. It can save you money and time and prevent disappointment from not achieving the desired results.
Things to Consider – Before, During and After Treatment
If you have a particular skin concern that you would like us to address during your treatment session, please let us know beforehand. You can always book a skin consultation so that we can talk through a treatment plan with you.
Wash your face as usual on the day of your facial but skip the exfoliation stage. This will help to avoid excessive exfoliation and skin irritation.
If possible, try to avoid wearing makeup to your session. But don’t worry if you need to; we will remove it before starting your facial.
All facials are different, and your beauty therapist will be happy to explain the process at the beginning of your session.
For a Celluma LED Light Therapy Treatment, your therapist will give you eye protection goggles to wear.
So that you can completely switch off and relax during your session, we are happy to book a little extra time before or after your treatment to discuss your skincare routine.
Depending on the type of facial treatment, we suggest avoiding makeup straight afterwards. Your face will be fresh and clean, and you need to give those serums, creams or peels time to work and show off to full effect.
In the meantime, make sure you have thoroughly cleaned your brushes and applicators in readiness for wearing makeup.
Steer clear of the gym. Heat and sweat can aggravate freshly exfoliated skin. The same goes for saunas and steam rooms.
Now your skin has undergone a detox; you need to help it from within by drinking lots of water. Water helps to plump out fine lines and increase that healthy glow.
Avoid the sun for 24 hours after a facial and make sure that you use a good sunscreen of at least SPF 30
Facials can mobilise dirt and oil from deep beneath the surface of your skin. A post-facial breakout is normal. Don't be tempted to pick or squeeze the spots, as this can exacerbate the problem and cause scarring.
You are in safe hands
Therapists at our beauty salon in Central London are experienced professionals. Our priority is that you feel relaxed and comfortable during your treatment session. We are happy to talk you through the procedure and answer questions that arise at any time.
If you have questions about any of our treatments, please call us at the salon, and we will be only too happy to help. If you are new to some treatments (e.g. facials, waxing and IPL) or have sensitive skin, why not book a consultation and patch test. This will help us advise you on the best treatment options for your skin and hair type.
Changes because of Covid-19
Some of our procedures may have changed to make your treatments as safe as possible. But you'll find our warm, friendly atmosphere remains, and you'll still come away feeling relaxed and beautiful.
Related products available from our online shop
A comprehensive supplement box containing four beauty supplements for healthy skin, nourished hair and healthy-looking nails.
The Celluma HOME is a 2-mode LED device that addresses specific age-related challenges including wrinkles, arthritic pain, muscle and joint pain, muscle spasm and poor blood circulation.
Take a look at some of my favourite beauty products, all of which can be purchased through our online shop
CACI Anti-Ageing Delux Facial 1 hr 25 min
CACI Anti-Ageing Facial 55 min
CACI Eye Hydratone – Add-on to a Treatment
CACI Eye Revive Hydratone
CACI Hydrate Facial – Add-on to a Treatment
CACI Jowl Lift - Firm & Tone
Crystal Clear Comcit and Oxygen
Comcit Acne Targeting Facial
Comcit Clear & Bright Facial
Comcit Frozen Facial
Comcit H2O Glow Facial
Dermalogica Face Mapping
Dermalogica ProSkin 30
Dermalogica ProSkin 45[gh1]
Dermalogica ProSkin 60
Dermalogica Proskin 75
Dermalogica Proskin 90
Dermalogica SkinSolver 10
Active Vitamin Facial 55 min
Advanced Active Vitamin Facial 1 hr 25 min
Collagen Power Facial 1hr 25 min
Cool Peel Deep Cleanse Facial 70 min
Cool Peel Facial 40 min
Cool Peel Facial 55 min
Frown Serum Treatment 40 min
Hydraboost Facial 55 min
Precision Facial 40 min
Purifying Facial 55 min
Hydradermie + Micro Dermabrasion 1 hr 25 min
Anti-Ageing Hydradermie Lift Express
Anti-Ageing Hydradermie Lift
Relaxing Bespoke Facial 25 min
Super Anti-Ageing Hydradermie Lift 1 hr 45 min
Relaxing Bespoke 40 min
Relaxing Bespoke 55 min
Relaxing Bespoke 1hr 10 min
Diamond Micro-Dermabrasion Facial 25 min
Diamond Micro-Dermabrasion Facial 40 min
Diamond Micro-Dermabraision Facial 55 min
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