notes on a facial…
Mr BeautyHaul is regularly left slack-jawed at the sheer amount of complimentary products and jollys I’m party to in this ‘job’ so I thought it only fair to share the love, so to speak, and send him for his very first facial. Being a treatment virgin I wanted to get him in at the top end and so it was with high expectations that I packed him off for City Recovery Facial at swanky London men’s spa, The Refinery.
Here’s how he got on:
Me: So, your skin looks amazing (like it had been vacuumed and polished, seriously good), what did they do, what did they do???
MrBH: Well the place was really posh, I felt a bit scruffy, but the girl was really nice, made me fill out a form…
Me: No! What did they do to your face?
MrBH: Oh well they get all up in your grill don’t they? It’s quite, well, in your face…
Me: No sh1t Sherlock.
MrBH: Well. She started by wiping off all the dirt.
Me (interjects): I think they call it cleansing…
MrBH: Then she put this mask on and she said ‘oh it might tingle a bit’ but it really stang, I mean really.
Me (inside voice): gosh they really do have a lower pain threshold don’t they.
MrBH: And then she squeezed all my blackheads which hurt, but I kind of liked it.
.Me: Oh yeah it’s good isn’t it, all that gunk coming out.
MrBH: Then she did a sort of massage on my face, it was quite firm, and put on some more potions (his generic term for all beauty products).
Me: so, you enjoyed it then?
Me: well your skin looks AMAZING, wish I had your skin (sulks). Cor she even got the really big blackhead up near your eyebrow that I always attack but never manage to get out.
In conclusion, I’ve never seen skin so clean or glowing. Even on a girl.
The City Recovery Facial, ‘designed to combat environmental skin damage’ is available now at The Refinery, 60 Brook Street and The Refinery, Harrods. £115 – 75 minutes or £80 for a 45 minute Express.
Mr BeautyHaul, and his newly exacuated pores, was a grateful guest of Skinceuticals and The Refinery, London.
*I found this image on Pinterest but it’s sadly lacking a credit so if it’s you, or your dad, please get in touch!