ESPA facials always begin with a personalized consultation, and when selecting a facial treatment at any of their spas your therapist will always be able to guide you as to the right treatment for you at that time. At The Ritz-Carlton Sanya my ESPA therapist Grace recommended the ESPA Lift and Firm Facial a 90 minute treatment to focus on improving skin elasticity and stimulating natural collagen production.
The ESPA Lift and Firm Facial treatment begins with a three cleanse routine starting with ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk, then ESPA Refining Skin Polish followed by ESPA Nourishing Cleansing Balm. Grace then used a woods lamp to continue her in-depth skin analysis, pointing out areas that I could also see under the lamp identifying skin conditions not visible to the naked eye
Now with a thoroughly cleansed skin, ESPA Spa Fresh a hydrating Rose Damascena natural toner is applied to freshen and prepare the skin for moisture. ESPA Rejuvenating Face Treatment Oil is applied to the skin in preparation for massage, this is an intensely nourishing facial oil to rehydrate and smooth fine lines. For the eye area a pressure point massage around the orbital bone using ESPA Lift & Firm Eye Moisturizer. Without a doubt the lifting massage techniques in this facial are outstanding, facial massage it is one of the cornerstones of the brand’s training, and here ESPA excel.
This facial massage has a routine that works on muscle levels to support and strengthen the lower levels within the skin. Professional facial massage lifting techniques help combat the signs of aging, stimulate collagen production and deliver intensive results, the benefits of which can be seen immediately. More than that, the feeling and deep relaxation combined with using ESPA Rejuvenating Face Treatment Oil makes it very hard to keep awake in the face, you just have to let go and succumb to this ESPA technique.
An application of ESPA Lift and Firm Mask follows, this is a soft cream mask for maturing, stressed or dehydrated skin, a beautiful textured mask that continues toning and firming the skin, containing, Antioxidant Grape Seed Oil, cell-renewing Pelan Silt and Frankincense, enriched with vitamins A, C and E.
While the mask was working for twenty minutes, Grace applied ESPA Pink Hair & Scalp Mud, a treatment that has mineral rich red clays, massaged into the scalp. This is a unique conditioning treatment mud mask leaving the hair soft and smooth, with Vitamin C-rich watercress and Apricot kernel oils that will soothe and nourish your scalp. The red clay stimulates circulation to help boost growth, strengthen and promote healthy, glossy, manageable hair and a plus to the treatment – you can leave the mask on overnight.
The ESPA Lift & Firm Intensive Serum, is a powerful concentrated firming Superactive™ lifting serum to help lift and smooth the skin, Grace advised to use ½ – 1 pump and to lightly use the fingertips in the application, but in no way to rub the serum into the skin, lightly does it. Then an application of ESPA Lift & Firm Moisturizer, a Superactive™ firming face cream to help smooth lines and stimulate collagen, very light in texture and absorbing easily. Grace finishes with the ESPA Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum, this is super light lifting eye serum with Micro Algae & Cyatheaceae Fern Tree work to lift, firm and stimulate fresh cell renewal, and Golden Root instantly brightens and de-puffs.
Your ESPA Lift & Firm Facial treatment will last for approximately 90 minutes, after my facial I sat with Emily ESPA Spa Supervisor to review ESPA Lift and Firm home care products, over a refreshing drink of warm ginger tea, the ESPA relaxation never ends.
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