Hayley Skirka seeks to restore her youth with the Age Support facial at The Spa The Address Dubai Mall.
The promise This facial aims to slow down the ageing process by focusing on the repair of cells. Products used are from the Natura Bissé range and contain amino acids and essential vitamins. An intense eye treatment and uplifting facial massage helps to replenish skin, leaving you with an instant glow and firmer skin.
Step by step As our skin is sensitive, our therapist decides to skip the Glyco Peeling serum and stick with the papaya enzyme instead. After applying this all over our face, a soy serum is next. This slightly salty smelling serum has a lovely consistency and glides on easily. Next, shiatsu pressure point techniques are used to increase oxygen flow to our face before we enjoy an uplifting facial and scalp massage. A concentrated eye treatment is used to reduce fine lines around the eyes and a very thick, very cold and refreshing seaweed eye mask covers our peepers for about 15 minutes. An Essential Shock Intensive mask by Natura Bissé containing pineapple, collagen and vitamins A, C and E is then applied.
The result Initially we thought a 90-minute facial would be a tad too long, but the variety of creams, massage and pressure-point techniques ensured the time flew by.
Pros • There’s a wide range of products so the therapist can easily tailor the treatment to your skin type.
Cons • The product presentation at the end of the treatment.
5/5 Dhs720 for 90 minutes, The Spa at The Address Dubal Mall, Dubai Mall (04 438 8025) *This advertorial first appeared in Time Out Dubai’s Spa&Wellbeing Signature Series 2016 pullout.
Tell us a little about the spa. The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall is a tranquil urban retreat set amid the energy of the city. The Spa provides a complete menu of refreshing world-class experiences for both men and women, including facials, purifying body wraps, intense body scrubs and intricate hand and foot care. Our experienced spa therapists will nurture and care for you with dedication and pure indulgence.
What facilities do you offer? Steam rooms, relaxation lounges, Olympic swimming pool.
What services do you offer? Hydrotherapy Baths, maternity packages, weight loss management, Thai massage, non-evasive anti-ageing facial treatments.
Tell us a little about your staff. International qualified therapists, offering specialised skills and techniques from around the world.
What is your most popular treatment? 90-minute Balinese Massage: Experience a variety of traditional massage techniques from the island of Bali. Gentle stretching, acupressure and aromatherapy oils stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and qi energy around the body. Relax, increase your circulation and feel spiritually renewed.
60-minute Radiance Facial: If pregnancy, hormonal change, medications or sun burn have blemished your skin, let our facial help you. This specialised treatment lightens the skin using glycolic acid in addition to intensive clarifying ingredients. Undesirable spots will be considerably diminished and your skin’s tone will become noticeably even. The unparalleled benefits of an oxygenating massage, coupled with the clarifying power of pure oxygen, provide effective results that are magnified with each step of the treatment.
Signature treatment Arabian Gold Ritual: As the traditional aroma of Arabian Rose incense relaxes your mind and body, your reviving session begins with a gentle exfoliation using a refreshing basil and mint body scrub. Then escape into bliss with a deeply purifying gold clay mask body wrap and balancing Shiffa face mask while your therapist stimulates your senses with an invigorating scalp massage. End your journey with an opulent full body gold infused massage and our popular Healing Balm face massage.
The Details Male or female: Both
Treatment rooms: Eleven treatments Rooms, two hydrotherapy rooms and two ghassoul rooms
Cheapest treatment: Dhs350 (30-minute treatments)
Most expensive treatment: Dhs1,300 (Natura Bisse Diamond Lifting Experience) The Spa at The Address, Dubai Mall