The Biologique Recherche Facial

It’s no secret that I love Liberty and tend to spend (too much) time there but I only recently learned that there is a secret wing…where magical, beautiful relaxation and transformation takes place!

Hidden away behind a secret door lies a warren of rooms where you can indulge in all manner of spa treatments courtesy of the brands found in the beauty hall below.

To kick off my birthday week I booked in for a facial with my newest cult find – Biologique Recherche. Having read so much about their products and sampled P50 for myself I thought it would be fun to go all in and splurge on a Soin Lift C.V.S facial which promised to be ‘the ultimate facial to accelerate cell renewal, restructure, firm, hydrate and protect against exterior aggressions. Using the Jacquet-Leroy massage technique to stimulate elastin and collagen whilst lifting and defining facial contours. Contains diatome powder, amino acids, silk proteins and hyaluronic acids. Lifting, exfoliating and nourishing.’

I arrived at the counter a bit early and was swiftly escorted up the stairs, through the hidden, magical door into the hallway of dreams. I need this wallpaper and design aesthetic in my life!

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The room itself was just as gorgeous.

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There’s something about a spa treatment room that just instantly relaxes you. The soft lighting, the gentle background music, the subtle scent of the lotions and potions they’re about to use to turn back the clock and have you walking out looking 5 years younger.

I got comfy on the table and the specialist got to work using the wide variety of products to address everything going on with my skin.

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For the next hour she massaged and sculpted my facial muscles in what can only be described as a ‘unique’ way. There was undulating pressure, feather-light application and firm pressure to work away any remaining tension in my shoulders and arms.

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After she had applied what felt like 9 layers of oil onto my face she abruptly announced that we were done which left me feeling more than a little confused. Surely she needed to….remove said oil so that it didn’t run off my face as soon as I stood up?

I could have voiced these concerns, sure, but whenever I’m having a beauty treatment (skin, hair, nails – doesn’t matter) my internal dialogue is always a lot more assertive than what I actually say and do out loud. So my response was a very polite ‘thanks so much!’

As soon as she left the room I was up and across to the mirror to see what state my skin was in – and I was pleasantly surprised! My cheeks were smooth and supple and though there was a faint dishevelment to my overall appearance I attributed this to the brief scalp massage and lack of makeup.

I emerged back into the patterned hallway feeling revived and relaxed, anxious to hold on to the feeling for as long as possible as I knew the impending rush hour tube journey home was likely to put a damper on things.

Overall my skin was in excellent shape in the days that followed and the relaxation (with minor moments of weirdness – I refer you back to the mention of undulating pressure) was lovely. I’d say that a facial at Biologique Recherche is worth a try but with a somewhat steep price tag you may want to limit it to special occasions, as there are plenty of spas in London with fantastic facials at a more affordable price point.

If you are going to book in though, make sure you do it well in advance and be warned that the treatments are only available on certain days at certain times because all of the Liberty beauty brands share the treatment rooms.

Thanks for stopping by today – hope you have a relaxing rest of the week!

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