Finding an effective facial that will have marked results without being aggressive is hugely important if you’re to treat your skin at this time of year – summer skin is generally doing its utmost to repair sun damage and fortify itself against the unusual amount of exposure to the elements; the last thing it needs is violent prodding and poking.
Let me introduce you to a woman who makes gentle effectiveness her trademark: Charlotte Colwell. Charlotte manages to combine her organic approach with a results orientated facial, favouring organic Hungarian brand Eminence (if you love products that smell phenomenal, give them a go).
Key to the Charlotte’s success – as with all good facialists – is Charlotte herself. Her instincts when it comes to the skin are innate and in my time in Charlotte’s hands was marked by her justified confidence and my subsequent relaxation. Relaxation is part of the mission – Charlotte endeavours not only to heal skin but to ‘soothe and balance.’
Emerging post-treatment, I checked my face in the mirror as I always do post-facial. It looked plump, glowing and pampered. Unsurprising then that Sadie Frost, Lisa Snowdon and Kate Hudson all seek time in Colwell’s eminently soothing hands before big events.