The House of Elemis, known as Mayfair’s luxurious townhouse is the flagship location of the world-renowned brand, for this reason, my expectations were high as I anticipated a great quality treatment - my expectations were most certainly met. This was my first visit to since the reopening in 2015, the refurbishment has created a fresher and lighter feel and very much to my taste!
As you enter House of Elemis you walk into product heaven, I am a huge fan of the product range so I found myself quickly admiring the new range while I waited. I was then warmly greeted by Hannah, my therapist for the morning. I was lucky enough to be having my treatment in the penthouse suite, a private haven at the top of the townhouse offering total relaxation for you or you and your friends.
The penthouse offers two treatment areas, a sitting room and private bathroom, it's just the perfect hideaway in the heart of London.
I was at Elemis to experience one of their very popular Biotec Facials. The treatment begins with a full facial analysis, this made me instantly think about how I treat my skin and the damage I could be doing. The machine uses ‘facial mapping’ to look at the complexion of your skin the report produces thorough results showing wrinkles, spots, texture, pores & more.
The results are then used to define which of the seven Biotec Facials will deliver the best results. Hannah advised me that the Biotec Skin Resurfacer was the most appropriate option for me (1hr £125, 1hr 30mins £175), this is a targeted skin-brightening treatment that reduces pigmentation and dullness for refined and translucent skin.
Hannah then got to work and I felt totally relaxed, a variety of products were used to target my skin. The treatment began with advanced skincare using cleanser, toner and exfoliation. Next, the Biotec machine is used, the innovative machine uses groundbreaking technology, active ingredients and transformative touch to reactivate the skin.
The machine has different prongs to work against the skin, a ‘spatula’ prong is gently used to sweep across the skin to unblock any pores and clean away any dirt. I loved this, I like to feel results and this is a fabulous way to feel like your skin is re-energised and fully cleansed!
Biotec products were used to energise the skin, followed by smoothing and dynamic resurfacing with the ‘Dynamic’ Elemis range including; the resurfacing gel mask, serum and moisturiser. Once my facial was complete Hannah advised me of all the fabulous products used, which I could also incorporate into my daily routine.
The facial was relaxing and refreshing and I could see the results instantly, as well as this I didn’t leave with a red face (which is always a concern when having a facial in London!) The spa is perfectly located for ladies (and men!) who lunch or as an added extra pre or post a shopping trip in London. The House of Elemis really does offer a sense of calm in the hustle and bustle of Mayfair.
By Rhiannon Davis
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