It happens every year: the weather dramatically shifts from summer one day to autumn the next, and my skin doesn’t know what hit it. The oil slicks of the summer months dissolve into annoying patches of flaky skin, and nothing seems to help.
Agua Spa at The Sanderson has a solution: the Jurlique Rose Ritual Facial. This 90 minute treatment begins with a back, neck and shoulder massage, followed by a Hydrating Rose Facial Treatment. Nine different Jurlique products are used in this luxurious treatment.
Agua is an impressive sight, all billowing white curtains, classic white orchids and high ceilings. There are several relaxation areas if you arrive early or want to chill out post-treatment.
My friendly therapist, Elena, was amazing: after the expert back polish and massage, a heated water bed is placed under your back and the facial begins. The treatment follows the traditional steps: cleanse, tone, exfoliate, mask and moisturise. Different facial oils are used, in addition to an eye cream and hand cream. Over the course of the 90 minutes, you really sink into a deeply meditative state: the combination of gentle music, soothing scent of rose and Elena’s gentle touch felt more like a healing ritual than a beauty treatment.
My favourite product was the Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator. It had a mild sting to it, but once it was removed my skin felt like it had been renewed.
This is the most luxurious facial I’ve been treated to. My skin was glowing afterwards, in fact it had never looked better and any redness I normally have was significantly toned down. I can’t recommend the Jurlique Rose Ritual Facial enough. If your skin is lamenting the arrival of autumn, treat yourself – you won’t regret it.
Jurlique Rose Ritual Facial – £125 for 90 minutes. Offered at Agua at Sanderson London until 31 Oct 2013. Bonus: Complimentary Jurlique gift set after your treatment, with Purely Bright Radiance Serum and Rosewater Balancing Mist.