Hollywood’s Face Place Lands in London
Face Place have been the go-to facialists and skin care experts for Hollywoods beauty aficionados since the 1970’s, and although a little less well- known this side of the pond, the company have expanded on their two locations (Hollywood and New York) with a new residency at the luxurious Rosewood Hotel’s Sense Spa in Holborn.
Unlike other spas, Face Place offer just the one facial- the Signature Treatment, which promises improved skin tone, firmness and an instantly clearer complexion through the use of manual extraction and a galvanic current (that’s electric current to you and me). So with a little trepidation at what to expect, but with the hope of amazing skin being the result, I headed off to try it.
After a few minutes in the sublime waiting room in the Sense Spa (it’s all gold leafed with dimmed lights and super soft towel covered beds) Rowan my expert facialist collected me and led me into my treatment room.
What followed next started with a clarification of the skin using a yukka root solution and hot gauze, all compressed with the aid of a mask. A manual extraction followed and then the galvanic current was passed through a Vitamin C and Zinc compress. Rowan explained how she uses a signature ‘lift and roll’ extraction technique so as not to mark the skin (there was no redness whatsoever at the end of my treatment) and how the electric current passed through the skin promotes elastin production. She also outlined that the Zinc and Vitamin C elements are both anti-inflammatory and firming and lifting- a triple dose of skin goodness- and the relaxing arm and hand massage whilst I lay on the bed was was the cherry on the facial cake – I very nearly drifted off to sleep.
The day after my treatment my face was possibly the smoothest it has ever felt (putting my make-up on was a joy, it glided on)- I looked healthier with much plumper skin, and my pores were definitely much smaller. Even after a week I’m still seeing the improvements that the treatment made. Face Place meet your newest convert.
Face Place Signature Facial – 1 hour and 15 mins – £130