Undoubtedly, best facial experience I've ever had was at Caudalie pop-up spa in Harrods. I love Caudalie products. They produce visible difference and the company makes a lot of effort to be as natural as possible. Caudalie grow their own vines in order to derive the healing, anti-oxidising, youth promoting and beauty-enhancing properties from grapes.
The treatment starts gentle with eye/lip make-up removal with cleansing water. Fast foaming cleanser is then mixed with gentle cleanser for double-teaming effect on your pores. Products are then removed with warm mitts, which open up your pores for further cleaning. Your skin is then toned with grape water "rain" mist over your face, and toned again with beauty elixir which won awards and the attention of Victoria Beckham, who tweeted about her love for the product. The reason it's so popular is because the elixir allows for deeper pore penetration of the products, therefore enhancing their effect. Step two is exfoliation. Gentle buffing cream is mixed, once again, with instant foaming cleanser, for further effect. The products are also removed with warm mitts.
Your face is then massaged in two stages. Stage 1 is "introduction to the massage", which involves cold stones. The stones are gently moved all over your face to enhance radiance by increasing circulation, which of course, has anti-ageing, anti-fatigue effect on the skin. This also minimises pores. Your face is then expertly massaged by hand. The next step is the enzymatic peel mask. It allows for further exfoliation by gently removing top layer of the skin. While you're waiting for the mask to work you enjoy a hand or foot massage. I must add, the beauty therapists at Caudalie Spa are obviously trained with a great deal of expertise...they move around the room with feline calm, you never hear a sound that might pull you out of your relaxation. The mask is, once again, removed with warm mitts.
A spritz of beauty elixir is applied to allow the products which come next to penetrate deeper. Caudalie Premier Cru eye cream, which I covered in previous posts, is applied to the eyes, as well as vino perfect serum, which goes on the face. I was then covered with day perfecting fluid (tinted moisturiser), per my request, and dusted with mineral powder. The treatment felt like a relaxation massage, as I left feeling the way I do after a full body experience. When I removed make-up in the evening, I felt and saw all the fantastic effects Caudalie facial had on my skin. It felt smooth and soft, as well as looked radiant (as promised) and my skin-tone finally appeared even.