Treatment Review: Eve Lom Signature Facial
What: Facial designed by one of the world’s leading skincare specialists
Where? Lime Spa, Dessert Palm, Dubai, 04 323 8888
How Long: 90 minutes
How Much: Dhs620
The Treatment: Eve Lom, creator of the cult classic Eve Lom Cleanser, is known in the beauty world as “The Queen of Cleansing”. Based in London since the Eighties, Eve has developed an award-winning product range over the last 20 years and today you can experience it in the UAE at the hands of specially trained therapists. One of only a handful of places offering this exclusive treat is Desert Palm’s Lime Spa – and we reckon the ‘lime is short for ‘sublime’ – the place is absolutely stunning!
The treatment starts with a foot soak. Step two is a ‘harmony ritual’ in which pressure points are stimulated – this gets you used to the therapist’s touch and helps you relax on the massage table. Then comes the famous Eve Lom cleanse. The rich face balm is applied and massaged into the skin for 10 minutes, picking up impurities in the pores and bringing blood to the skin cells. A paraffin wax mask follows – its heat helps to open pores ready for the bit we hate (extraction) – then it’s time for lymphatic drainage and the most amazing face-up massage we’ve ever experienced. Face, neck, décolleté, ribs, arms and even back are all thoroughly massaged for 30 minutes with the therapist sliding her hands down between bed and spine.
Once pimples are popped, it’s time for another Eve Lom classic: the Rescue Mask – the wholesome herbal fragrance alone is enough to make you feel soothed. After the final mask, the treatment concludes with face cream and eye serum, and chill-out time in the spa.
The Results: Post-treatment, ensure your hands are clean because you’ll be touching your face every five minutes to marvel at its softness. This is the perfect skin primer for a special night out where you need your skin to glow.
Check out our through-the-keyhole tour of Lime Spa at Desert Palm right here