Most mums would agree that we all crave some ‘me time’ every now and again; the dilemma is how best to spend it when we get an opportunity!
I spent an hour having a Darphin facial in Aviary Beauty in Newbridge last week and I can tell you now that this certainly gets my vote!
I was looked after by the lovely Aideen and the first step was to find out my current skincare routine and concerns. My main issues were lack of radiance and irregular skin texture and therefore the Ideal Renewing Facial was the perfect fit for me.
Aideen then took me through the products and techniques she would be using to get me back my glow – bring it on!
After lying down under a luxurious blanket the treatment began and I can honestly say that I felt like I was floating. The combination of the relaxing music, the amazing massage and the gorgeous scents meant that any tension I had melted away and I’m just relieved that I didn’t nod off!
When I first heard that the treatment would last an hour I wondered how it could last that long but there are so many different steps that the time flew. It started with an inhalation of essential oils and hot towels were then placed around my feet and behind my neck. The Refreshing Cleansing Milk and Aromatic Cleansing Balm were used to get my skin squeaky clean and next a Mild Aroma Peel was used to brighten and even my skin tone. Serum was applied to my face and eyes and oil was used to balance, clarify and renew. The delicious Eye Sorbet Mask and Youthful Radiance Camellia Mask were then left on for a few minutes to work their magic. I had no idea that there would be a shoulder, neck, hand and arm massage as well as the face massage – this is one serious stress buster! The final touch was the Ideal Resource Moisturiser and Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Cream.
Before I knew it I was being woken from my trance and I was then given a complete skin diagnosis and also given a list of products that would compliment my treatment. Darphin is a product range that I haven’t tried before but I was very impressed by the textures, the ingredients and most importantly the results.
This is the first facial I’ve had in ages but I won’t be leaving it so long again. I’m already looking forward to my next one!