I feel like a pretty terrible beauty blogger for admitting this but I've never really had a proper facial. I've had a couple of the generic spa type facials (which are lovely) but I've never ventured into the world of high teach skincare before. The team at Harbour Day Spa have just launched Harbour Skin Clinic and when they invited me down to try everything out, I jumped at the chance.
I've been to Harbour Day Spa before (check out my review here) and I love how comfortable the staff make you feel. The whole experience is really all about making you feel good. I was a little apprehensive about letting all those high tech gadgets near my face but the entire experience was amazing.
My treatment started off with a cosy robe and a cup of raspberry and lime tea. My therapist, Jordan, started by taking some pictures of my skin to take a close look at any potential issues. They looked terrifying up close and under different filters but she assured me everything looked normal. My main issues were some congestion and just generally wanting a brighter skin tone. We decided to go for the Specialty Skin Treatment for Age Defense. We also added in some LED light therapy and microdermabrasion as well as an enzyme peel and a sonophoresis cleanse to tackle my congestion.
I was worried that the treatments might be painful but it was a very relaxing experience. I really enjoyed the LED light therapy which Jordan explained as basically being like a little cellular recharge for your skin cells. The microdermabrasion definitely felt the strangest, like having your face vaccuumed, but my skin felt amazing afterwards. The sonoporesis was also a really interesting one. It uses low frequency sound waves to help treatments penetrate the skin better.
Now here is a very flattering before and after shot of my delightful face for you. I definitely felt like my skin felt clearer and brighter afterwards as well as being very plump and glowy. These photos are unfiltered and unedited, just so you can see how nice my skin actually looks post-treatment.
I would highly recommend checking out the new Harbour Skin Clinic. They also do vouchers and with Christmas coming up, a day at Harbour Skin Clinic sounds like a pretty good gift to me.
Have you tried any high tech skin solutions?
Dani the Girl XO
This experience was provided free of charge but, as always, my opinion is my own.