Elemis Day Spa in the heart of London’s Mayfair has quite a reputation. It’s the flagship day spa for the Elemis brand and is often quoted in magazines as one of the top day spas in the UK. You’ll find it in the middle of a few small lane ways not far from Bond Street. There’s a decent sized reception (proudly displaying all of the hero products) and the spa bar – where you can play to your hearts’ content. There are no water facilities (ok – it’s a day spa) but no relaxation area as such, the addition of which would have really added to the whole experience. Sometimes, you don’t want to rush out after your treatment. I was able to take some tea in reception following the facial – so that was ok.
Elemis – of course
After a full face consultation and some pictures on one of those skin analysis machines (which revealed the damage of the sun and my lifestyle) I was recommended a Skin IQ facial. The Skin IQ facial is designed just for men’s skin and provides an anti-ageing booster for tired, stressed and dehydrated skin – yep that’s me!
All of the products and techniques used in the treatment are designed to combat the effects of a hectic, busy lifestyle as well as targeting the ageing effects of frequent shaving and pollution. There was something like 13 products used in the treatment which incorporates facial massage, cleansing, toning, scrub, hydration, mask, eye creams and a neck, head and should massage (and if I remember rightly – a foot cleanse and foot massage too).
Two hero Elemis products feature in the facial Time Defence Wrinkle Delay which is designed to protect the skin from damaging environment effects and Elemis Time Defence Eye Reviver which is formulated for men to help support the skin’s elasticity and protect against free-radical damage.
I could definitely see the difference and the results lasted for a few days afterwards.
THE BEST BITS:
– Head massage included in the facial
– The full skin diagnosis at the beginning (with pictures)
– Expert introduction by an excellent therapist
Skin IQ – 85 minutes – £118
Elemis Day Spa
2 Lancashire Ct
Ph: 020 7499 4995