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Tried and tested: £40 luxury facial from Essence Hair and Beauty, Torquay

By Roxy42  |  Posted: October 05, 2012

  • Essence Hair and Beauty Therapy Room in Torquay

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Essence Hair andBeauty Salon in Torquay offers a wide range of beauty and skincare treatments from nailcare, waxing, lash and brow treatments, massages and beauty packages. I was onmy way to experience a luxury facial priced at £40 and lasting for an hour. Thefacial includes cleansing toning and exfoliation, steam treatment andextraction, a mask and moisturiser, eyebrow tidy, face neck, shoulder and backmassage finished off with an arm and hand massage.

The first thingthat struck me about the salon was the décor, calm colours and modern chiccombine to give a feeling of luxury and comfort, the warm welcome from thestaff was the start to my relaxation process, and on being introduced to Lisa,who was to be my therapist for the next hour, her friendly and cheerful mannerput me at ease right away.

The therapy roomcontinues the warm colour theme and was complimented with candles and relaxingmusic. Lisa started with by asking me questions regarding my skin type, anyproblems I had and what I wanted to achieve from the facial. Having one ofthose annoying combinations of oily and dry areas and a tendency to break outlike a teenager when stressed, it's hard for me to get my skincare regime rightat time, but Lisa seemed un phased and assured me I was not alone.

Lisa introducedme to the products they use at the salon, a brand I had not heard of beforecalled kaeso.  Here's what Kaeso'swebsite has to say about their products:

Kaeso's Beauty Productsare formulated with all natural ingredients which ensures their skincareproducts are of the highest quality and deliver luxurious and effectiveprofessional products. On offer from Kaeso are a range of special treatmentswhich address skins changing needs which restore and maintain your skinsnatural beauty as well as the aromatherapy properties to restore body and mind.

Now I know somepeople like to shut and up and enjoy the relaxation, but I'm a talker, and Lisawas more than happy to offer advice and troubleshooting tips for some of myskin issues, however after about 20 minutes of exfoliation, buffing andinhaling the gorgeous smells I had relaxed into silence and closed my eyes toenjoy the massages and the music.

After mytreatment my skin felt firm, moisturised and revitalised, some facials can leavemy skin feeling too tight and a little raw, and I am happy to say I did nothave the normal "breakout" the next day either.

Overall I wouldrecommend the luxury facial and will certainly be returning for more treatments.

Essence hair andbeauty can be contacted on 01803 227925 or click here to visit theirwebsite.

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  • regina  |  October 11 2012, 10:27AM

    I used to frequent Essence hair and beauty when I lived in Paignton, it's a nice salon, Ive had hair cut, nails done and a facial there before and would use them again if I was still living over that way.

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