”Your appointment with plastic surgery is postponed” is the tagline for these Juliette Armand Skin Booster facials. And you know what? They are right!
I jumped at the chance to try out the non-invasive treatment at Creative Spa as it’s a popular subject with my clients. People are so afraid of botox now after hearing a number of horror stories about the wrong stuff being injected or allergic reactions. So, a facial that offers similar results to botox was right up my street. Plus there’s not much I’d say no to except maybe a colonic irrigation off an enemy.
Now, I am not saying I am an old leather bag, yet(!), or anything but I am definitely starting to see the signs of aging. My eye area, around my lips and even my forehead. I definitely laugh way too much, and I kind of smile like the mask from the Saw movies.
The one giveaway sign of way too much botox, I feel, is a big shiny forehead coupled with the lack of movement in said forehead or general facial expressions.
No, I am sad, really sad… Can’t you tell?
The Skin Booster system is parabens free, propylene glycol free, mineral oil free and allergen free. It uses active ingredients to work deep down into your muscles in order to stop them contracting and causing wrinkles. Botox will just work on your muscle, where the Skin Boosters improve the appearance of your skin too.
Kim was my therapist for the day and she told me that my prescriptive treatment would be the Thavma facial. This facial is particularly good for Under 45’s. You can also opt into a Chronos or Opsis facial depending on your age and needs, there’s something for everyone. Thavma Therapy is based on the EFFECTOX ™(You know shiz is good when they trademark a name!!!) technology that inhibits the mechanism that is responsible for the creation of expression lines and wrinkles. But there’s more: it also offers protection from the main types of aging.
The Thavma serum that is placed on your skin during the facial works deep down into the cells, it kind of feels like pins and needles all over your face. It’s not remotely uncomfortable though, in case you think I am signing you up for some sadistic acupuncture. As soon as this serum is placed onto your skin, it gets to work. It stimulates the blood flow to create new cells and to give your skin a more youthful appearance.
The cream that works on your lines and wrinkles specifically is in a syringe format but rest assured, it’s not a syringe. It’s a cream placed into the wrinkles of your skin to get to work.The Thavma cream smells lovely too, it smells like a Banana yogurt. Yes, the temptation to lick my own face was quite strong.
On top of all this, the hands that delivered the facial and the massage while the serum did it’s work were amazing. Kim is an exceptional masseuse as she even eased as out tension knot in my back. It helps too that’s she very funny and very clear about each step that she performs on you.
When I got home, my other half commented that my eyes looked bigger or ”lifted” and this is huge, as he usually says I look like Lucy Liu’s paler blonde cousin. My skin looked plump, fresh and youthful. I could see the blood had rushed to my cheeks too as it worked to produce new cells and I rarely change colour on my face, I’m like something out of Twilight. My cheeks felt plumper too and my forehead was smooth. I looked like I’d just come out of the womb!
The facial lasts 45 minutes and it’s €80.00. While you might think this is a little pricey, when you see the results you’ll gladly pay the money. This would be fantastic for a bride or anyone who is half tempted by botox but is scared shitless of the risks. A course of 10 facials are recommended for maximum results, but you can see a massive difference after three.
There are at home products available to use too if you just wanted one facial and then to use the creams. I think it’s time for me to invest in my face, so I am thinking of doing the exact same myself.
You can check out the Juliette Armand Skin Boosters at Creative Spa today, they are running special offers on their products and facials until Saturday. Call Aoife on 01-4295122 or check them out here.
For more information on Juliette Armand, you can check out their website here.
The Girl Pout Town x