Dermalogica facial in Dubai

Award-winning British beauty therapist gives us a facial at Essa Beauty in JLT

Jenny Hewett books in for a personalised Dermalogica facial at chic independent salon Essa Beauty in JLT.

The promise
Award-winning Dubai-based British beauty therapist Lydia Espin offers both Elemis and Dermalogica facials. She recommends a Dermalogica facial to help nourish and cleanse our skin, leaving it looking youthful and more hydrated.

Step by step
Following a consultation, Lydia starts by cleansing the face, using circular motions to reach every nook and cranny. With the steamer positioned over our face, Lydia then massages in an exfoliating peel to remove dead skin cells. She then begins a thorough extraction, identifying congestion in hard-to-reach spots such as on the nose and in our ears and removing blackheads. A mask is then applied before the lights are dimmed and we’re treated to a lush face, shoulder and scalp massage for what feels like an eternity.

The result
Our skin is super hydrated and glowing and we get compliments from everyone we come into contact with that day. Every lady in Dubai simply must treat themselves to a facial here at least once.

Pros
• Lydia explains each step and lets you know if the products might cause any discomfort.
• The facials last 90 minutes, making it a truly relaxing experience.
• Nice little touches such as the welcome drink and ginger and lemon tea post-treatment are testament to Lydia’s expertise.

Cons
• No complaints here.

5/5
Dhs425 for a 90-minute facial with Lydia. Essa Beauty, JBC 1, Cluster G, JLT (04 374 4288).

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