Last Thu evening I totally got spoilt at the Dermalogica on Wembley. BIG SMILE.
Wembley Square also happens to be the home of my gym. I will admit, as I was sipping on champers I did feel slightly bad as I watched people walking by in their workout gear, looking all fit and healthy… and smug and stuff. But at glass number three the guilt melted away faster than your make-up in extreme humidity. Hehe.
Not only were we treated to some (OK lots of) bubbly, we were also served amazing sushi & snacks. I was totally helpless… the temptation was way too strong… I had to cave…
My invite to this evening of bliss was thanks to the lovely Leozette from Red Carpet Concepts. This chica is seriously one of the nicest PR people I’ve met to date. Absolutely love her.
As well as Allison from Skinny bitches in the Making:
Turns out the flowing champers was to soften the blow of the Dermalogica Face Mapping to follow. Just in case there was bad news like “Don’t worry you don’t look a day over 45 daahling” Just kidding! The face mapping was actually quite fun. Basically they inspect your skin with this sci fi looking headset with magnifying lenses to see if you have any areas on your face & neck which needs some special TLC. Dermalogica divides your face into 14 sections. Each section to them has its own quirks and special care needs and you need to treat it accordingly. They also chat to you about your concerns so they can factor that in when they make their recommendation of which products you should be considering to get you to beautiful looking skin. My concerns were anti aging (because I’m now in my 30s… gawd that still hurts everytime I have to admit that little fact) and also hyper pigmentation / sun damage. Aren’t we all? Sunscreen is such a must these days.
After completing our face mappings we then moved onto the DIY facial area where we could get hands on with the Dermalogica products:
We kicked off by taking off our make-up with the Dermalogica PreCleanse product. Then moved on to a good wash with their Special Cleansing Gel. What I liked about both these products were that they didn’t leave your skin feeling tight. I so hate that feeling.
Then we were given their Daily Resurfacer finger glove to give our skins a good scrub:
This one was a total hit with everyone. Clouds and I joked about taking it to work and whipping it out while sitting in meetings. How would that be for multi-tasking…
Another office winner was definitely the AGE Smart Antioxidant Hydramist which is something you can spritz onto your face throughout the day to give you some extra moisture & oomph. This is especially awesome if you work in a highly airconditioned environment (like me):
Next we treated our skins with a AGE Smart MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque:
Two key things we learnt during this skin pampering session were:
Double cleanse ladies! Yup, use a pre-cleanse product to ensure you’re taking of your day properly.
- AND after you exfoliate, you must always pop on a masque. You see the exfoliator resurfaces and such and then it’s the perfect time to give your skin a boost of vitamins and all that other good stuff. (I’m horrible at skin stuff – so that’s about as technical as you’re gonna get from me. )
As if we weren’t already spoilt enough, we ended off with some herbal tea & crème brûlée:
You too can enjoy a pamper party like this with your girls. They can accommodate up to 10 people at a time, it costs R100 per person and they usually do it on Wed/Thu evenings from 6 – 9pm. So why not get your mom, sister, girlfriends, whoever really, together and treat yourselves.
Then there are also a few good specials to take note of:
- Buy a Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque (R585) and get a MultiVitamin Thermafoliant & a MultiVitamin Hand & Nail treatment for free:
- They also have a “Bye-Bye Breakout” kit for teens for R480 which includes a night treatment, hydramist & cleanser:
- Then if you buy 2 products, you get free microZone treatment (valued at R240 – a 20min treatment to suit your specific skin needs) plus a free Anti Aging kit consisting of a MultiVitamin Thermafoliant (a scrub that gets a hot when it reacts with your skin – it’s very cool), a MultiVitamin Power Firm (eye cream) & a MultiVitamin Hand & Nail Treatment:
A huge thank you to the ladies at Dermalogica for teaching me a few new skin tricks. I’m usually super lazy when it comes to my skin care routine, but I’m now totally amped to look after my skin properly and avoid looking like freakin’ raisin at 50.