Opting for a beauty lounge over a luxurious spa can sometimes be overlooked, but we’ve found one enriching rosehip oil facial than instantly boosted our skin.
When filling out the detailed form upon arrival at Queens Beauty Lounge (which means the beauty therapists at the locally owned establishment are carrying out treatments adapting to individuals needs) we reach the ‘skin concerns’ questions. Fine lines, clogged pores and dull complexion… We tick all.
After asking for a seemingly miracle treatment, it’s suggested we go for the Signature Rosehip SCO Facial. Rosehip oil is often hailed as a skin saviour. The natural ingredient is hydrating, brightening, collagen-boasting, anti-inflammatory and is often used to reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines. So we’re already won over by treatment’s name.
The amicable nature of the therapist is welcomed, and her consideration to listen to our needs and concerns – even altering the routine of the signature facial accordingly – is assuring.
It begins with a gentle cleansing routine using an olive and castor bean cleansing milk by locally-produced skincare brand Shirley Conlon Organics. The line is packed in small batches full of fresh ingredients rich in natural lipids, vitamins and botanical extracts, which we’re happy to see.
After the surface layer of impurities is removed, the kind friendly specialist the works toner and exfoliator over the face and neck. Next at the request of the client (we opted in) is the steam – using pure oxygen which leaves skin healthy and glowing –and extraction. This combined works to eliminate clogged pores and brighten the overall complexion.
Next, the rosehip oil elixir is massaged into the skin to stimulate blood flow and work the powerful plant extract into the skin before a white clay and rose petal face mask is applied to draw out any further imperfections. While waiting for it to work its magic, our mind floats away into total relaxation as we enjoy an arm and hand massage.
The final step is an application of the Shirley Conlon Organics Fountain of Youth Facial Cream – a light day or night face cream formulated to suit all skin types with GLA rich Evening Primrose, hydrating Sodium Hyaluronate and antioxidant Q10 – which is worked into well-pampered skin.
The results? Firstly, skin instantly brighter and glowing. While all our clogged pores and blemish naturally don’t disappear, our overall complexion is still much clearer. The most notable difference, however, is the texture of our skin. For the best part of a week, our face feels distinctively softer, plumper and more hydrated.
So if you’re feeling like your complexion needs a nourishing, relaxing treat, then don’t hesitate to sign up for the Signature Rosehip SCO Facial at Queens Beauty Lounge.