Skin Laundry are so confident that you’ll love their facials that they offer the first one free. Once you try it you’ll be hooked; the speedy sessions take just 15-minutes so you can zip in and out in a flash. The treatment is particularly good for Londoners who are exposed to high levels of pollution – lasers are used to vaporise dirt, oil and impurities, stimulating collagen beneath the surface and revitalising the skin. Light is used to reduce redness and inflammation and to even out the skin tone leaving you with a brighter complexion and smaller pores.
Skin Laundry facials are done at Liberty; check in at the glossy beauty counter on the ground floor and then you’re whisked upstairs to a private treatment room for the procedure itself. With very sensitive skin I was wary of the idea of laser – something I discussed beforehand with the beautician and we agreed that it was safe to go ahead (if you’re on antibiotics for skin troubles you are advised not to). The sensation of the treatment itself feels slightly odd, making the skin tingle as though being pricked. However it’s definitely not painful and it really works; afterwards the skin is luminous and glowing, appearing calmer and healthier.
Back downstairs you can buy their products – the facial masks are particularly good and prolong the results of a treatment at home.