Priori Wow Factor Facial.
A soundtrack of pan pipes and a faux-fur blanket never hurt anyone, but there comes a point with skincare when you need to get serious. Priori are the big guns of anti-ageing, with us mildly sun-damaged fortysomethings firmly in their sights. But their 60-minute Wow Factor Facials lets you have your effective cake and eat it, too: a down-time-free option that ups the ante, yes, but doesn’t scrimp on the indulgence.
Facialist Marissa at Priori HQ uses the brand’s Idebenone range to perform a double cleanse, one which is left on to act as a mild exfoliant. (Idebenone, for the uninitiated, is the bioengineered cousin of coenzyme Q10 and more powerful, antioxidant-wise.) A firm but enlivening massage using lymphatic-drainage techniques is followed by an intensive customised mask according to your gripe (fine lines? muddy tones?) and the bonus of a scalp and limb massage. You’re also encouraged to follow the specific deep-breathing exercises, the belief being you oxygenate the body, lending you a glowing complexion. Afterwards, look in the mirror and say “wow!” Just as the name implies.
Published from SpaUniverse.