Aroma Radiance Lift System at Ritz-Carlton DIFC

Claire Glasby tries this luxurious firming treatment Discuss this article

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The promise
The facial combines indulgent Aromatherapy Associates products with galvanic technology, which aims to cleanse and pamper the skin, as well as provide a ‘workout’ for the facial muscles, all leading to better tone and a firmer complexion. It helps that the treatment takes place in the plush surrounds of The Ritz-Carlton’s spa for guaranteed instant relaxation.

Step by step
Before the treatment begins, my therapist, Nancy, asks me a few questions and guides me through the stages. As well as toning the skin, she tells me that the galvanic currents also act as a deep cleanse and an exfoliant (in place of products that would normally strip the skin). I lie back on the extremely comfortable bed as 90 minutes of pampering ensues, with the usual cleanse and tone followed by the galvanic treatment over an Aromatherapy Associates mask, then a facial massage and final moisturise. The galvanic part of the treatment is far from uncomfortable – in fact, it just feels like a deep, rhythmical massage.

The results
Straight afterwards, while my skin is still slathered in product, I look healthy and glowing. Yet the true test is a few days later – minor breakouts have cleared up, my skin looks firmer and less tired and that healthy glow is still there.

The pros
• It really does feel like a pampering treat, combining the surroundings and the treatment.
• The effects are obvious – skin really does glow and feel clearer.

The cons
• The galvanic treatment left a strange metallic taste in my mouth, although it disappeared as soon as the treatment ended.

Dhs595 for 60 minutes, Dhs795 for 90 minutes. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC (04 372 2222).

By Claire Glasby
Time Out Dubai,

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