QMS Medicosmetics Flagship Skincare Spa is based in Cadogan Gardens, just off Kings Road, Chelsea, in the heart of London. A medi-spa of distinction, I was extremely impressed with the layout, lighting design and staff. Pure white, set off with cleverly designed lighting touches of blue to accentuate the modern look. There is a huge reception and retail area at the front of this Victorian Building and lots of treatment rooms. As with most medi-spa concepts, this follows the day spa format and features no water or long stay leisure facilities.
QMS Medicosmetics, if you didn’t know, is the brainchild of Dr. med. Erich Schulte, a renowned European cosmetic surgeon who has pioneered skin ageing and regeneration techniques, many of which are evident in his skincare line, used in the medi-spa.
I was invited to try the Deep Cleanse Oxygen Treatment. Not knowing much about the range or brand, I popped along to try it out. My therapist was really quite incredible. Knowledgeable, helpful and ever so skilled. She knew when to talk, when to explain things and when to allow me to chill. It began with cleansing, a full examination (under a huge magnifying glass) to see what’s going on with my skin. Usual indications, dry spots, lack of hydration and a few open pores. Then began the process. My skin was exfoliated with fruit acids, a mask of enzymes with steam to renew the skin, then continued with an oxygen steam and extraction. Men, so I am told are big fans of manual extraction (manual squeezing of spots and blackheads – in laymen’s terms). I definitely am.
The next part was my favourite – Algi Mask. It went on like unbaked pavlova and looked like it too. It then set firm. It’s designed to hydrate and replenish the skin. It was cooling and firming and I was most impressed with it. An Oxygen Boost helped to channel the active ingredients into the skin which then continued with a facial massage, including neck and shoulders and finished with hydration using Cellular Marine Moisturiser. This product is anti-ageing and features Sea Fennel Stem Cells.
Whilst not marketed specifically at men – this is excellent for men’s skin and includes many steps that men typically like in a treatment. There’s a mask, extraction and enzyme peel.
£145 for 90 mins
43 Cadogan Gardens
+44 (0) 20 7730 8090