Post-holiday and with slightly bronzed and breezy skin, it might not seem the obvious moment for a facial. However, according to the experts at Skin Matters, now’s the perfect time. Firstly, it’s a chance to restore the moisture that’s lost from too much time in the sun and to replenish after an over-indulgence of alcohol and salty/sweet foods that dehydrate the skin. Secondly, it’s a good moment to feed the skin with pre and probiotics before winter arrives and central heating and harsh weather conditions start stressing out our complexions. Enter the Pro Esse facial, a brand new treatment exclusive to Skin Matters, a serene and nurturing space on Portland Road founded by A-list facialist, Joanne Evans.
The treatment is non-invasive and relaxing in the extreme – the first thing you do on arrival is slip beneath a huge fluffy duvet. The lovely staff are known for their soft bedside manner, so talking through any concerns is far from intimidating. Your face is then deep cleansed and looked at closely beneath a light. Then follows exfoliation and a bespoke treatment to suit your individual needs, with masks to deliver the live probiotic and organic ingredients that deeply hydrate the skin and strengthen its microbiome. Whilst the products work their magic, there’s the Esse signature massage over the décolletage and feet that is blissfully relaxing. Afterwards, the skin genuinely glows, and feels peachy soft. To keep up the good work, Skin Matters stock a whole range of Esse products so that you can incorporate them into your home routine. Esse is all about ‘rewilding’ the skin and the products have a natural feel with botanical, slightly minty scents. The perfect skin reboot as the seasons begin to change.
The Pro Esse Facial is available to book now at Skin Matters, 90 minutes £165 with a skin expert or £180 with a senior skin expert and £250 with Joanne Evans.