Treatment Review: Diamond Brilliance Facial
WHAT: A lifting and anti-ageing facial using The Diamond Collection from Spanish skin care brand Natura Bissé.
WHERE: The Spa at the Address Dubai Marina, 04 436 7424, www.theaddress.com.
HOW LONG: 60 minutes
HOW MUCH: Dhs800
THE TREATMENT: After being shown to the beautiful treatment room by my therapist Ami, my treatment began with her gently removing my makeup. She explained that this facial is good for pigmentation, as well as acne and wrinkles. My skin was cleansed and toned using the Natura Bissé range, which Naomi Campbell and SJP are said to be fans of, before the exfoliation began. Ami scrubbed off the dead skin on my face – very satisfying! A product containing glycolic acid (a ‘miracle’ ingredient known for brightening and fighting spots, wrinkles and pigmentation) was then painted onto my face. She warned me it would sting a bit, and it really did! As I was left to relax with a clear-colour mask applied, I enjoyed an amazing hand and arm massage. Finally, Diamond White Serum was applied, which Ami said goes to the deep layers of the skin.
THE RESULTS: It’s not the most relaxing treatment, as the tingling glycolic acid certainly stops you drifting off to sleep. However, my skin was lovely and smooth after the exfoliation, meaning my makeup went on better, although I did suffer the usual post-facial breakout.