I’m always a little reluctant to go for facials. I always feel a little short changed; you don’t get the relaxation of a full blown massage nor do you come out with a shiny new mani to flaunt. BUT now there are no more excuses because this fabulous 2 in 1 will leave you relaxed and glowing with your pores squeaky clean.
I’m never had a very high pain tolerance, and although numerous massages in Hong Kong has improved that a bit, I was still a bit worried about the deep tissue massage portion of my 90-minute Luxus Bliss Treatment. Luxus therapist Venise was great though and totally knew where the stress had been taking its toll on my back. The massage left me feeling calm and supple and was the perfect way to de-stress my day away.
Next up was the pièce de résistance, the customised facial. Venise took one look at my skin and knew exactly where I’ve been going wrong! Yup, I wasn’t going to get away with all that coffee I’ve been downing. Venise advised the OXYGEN Oxygenating facial, which sure enough woke my skin up and gave it a good drink. Part of this process involved getting all the gunk from my pores extracted (that’s a lot of gunk – cheers Hong Kong). The pampering experience was topped off with another neck massage (definitely not shortchanged on the relaxation front there) and some expert advice on how to sort out the problem areas of my skin (like why am I still getting chin spots in my 20s? No fair). More than just a facial, the whole experience aims to relax and determine the best course of treatment for you as an individual. Venise knew her trade and was full of great suggestions on how to improve my skincare routine (I love a good science lesson).
I’m totally hooked and have resolved to be kinder to my skin – I’m definitely going to be skipping my next night out and swapping it for another facial. And sorry Pacific Coffee, but it’s water for me from now on… !
Luxus Beauty, 17/F, The Loop, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2868 9202; www.luxusbeauty.com.hk