What is your main skin care goal for 2017? For me, it’s to take the best care possible of my skin, especially my face. I have always been good at cleansing and taking my make up off each night (well at least 95% of the time lol.) Now that I’m in my thirties, slowing down the aging process is top priority. Glowing skin is what I’m striving for, and hopefully combat some fine line while I’m at it.
It was perfect timing, when I was contacted by a friend who had the answer to my skin concerns. Teresa is a Medical Esthetician and she knew that a facial was just what I needed. Can you believe I have never had a facial? It’s one of those things I was unsure about. I used to think my skin would break out, or it would be uncomfortable. Regardless of my prior hesitations, I gladly accepted the invitation to try one. I headed to Orchid Salon & Medi-Spa in Brooklin, Ontario. It has been in business for 13 years with excellent qualified staff.
WHAT THEY OFFER:
- Hair Salon
- Laser Skin Rejuvenation and Hair Removal
- Waxing and Tinting
- Custom and Medical Facials
- Spa packages
The atmosphere in Orchid Salon & Medi-Spa is welcoming, relaxing and comfortable. It’s the perfect place to be pampered and enjoy the “me time” that we all deserve. When I arrived for my appointment, I was greeted with a smile and a friendly face at reception. Because this is a smaller scale salon, you really get that individual attention, and who doesn’t love that?!
Within in a few minutes of my arrival I was taken into a cozy room to begin my facial. The bed was very comfortable, warm blankets were put on top and the lights dimmed. It’s the ideal place for a nap!
Each step of the facial I was given product information and reasons behind the procedures. With 20 years of experience, Teresa has the knowledge and practice that put me completely at ease. Each product used was from the professional skincare line Skinceuticals.
STEP BY STEP FACIAL PROCEDURE:
- Clarifying Clay Mask
- AHA Peel
- Serum Application
- Bio Cellulose Mask
The entire appointment was approximately 1 hour from start to finish. When the facial mask (the final step) was taken off, I couldn’t believe how refreshed and soft my face was!! We have all done those at-home masks, but this was way beyond that. My pores were completely clear and my skin was literally glowing. This photo below is 100% MAKE UP FREE, all you see is revived happy skin!
If I haven’t completely convinced you to check out the Orchid Salon & Medi-Spa yet, then you need to re-think!! Because next up, I want to give you some info on the Skinceuticals line. You won’t be disappointed. I’ve been using it for a week now, my skin feels and looks more hydrated than before. That is a big deal for me, because I tend to have quite dry flaky skin in the winter.
To keep my face looking as amazing as it did right after my facial, this Skinceuticals Metacell B3 was recommended for me. The formula is a lightweight emulsion that goes on smooth and soaks in almost immediately. It fights against the early signs of aging, helps even skin tone, increase cell turnover, helps to lock in moisture and improve the skin’s surface elasticity. Basically, your skin will be happy you have this product!! I use it both morning and night. The amount you see on my hand is similar to the amount I need to cover my entire face. It’s that good! Plus, there are no harsh fragrances in these products, they are unscented.
Now these two, I was given to try out, and see how I liked them before I chose to get the full size. The one on the left is the Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E a concentrated antioxident night treatment to improve skins radiance, density and firmness. I apply this before bed, followed by the Metacell.
The Retexturing Activator is an oil-free serum that helps to exfoliate and hydrate the skin. This is applied in the morning and then followed by the Metacell.
***The products and services were provided for me by Orchid Salon & Medi-Spa. All the thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!