I am back with another review, however this time it is not a particular product that I have tried and tested but a whole range of products.
A few days ago I was invited by the lovely team at Emerging Beauty brands to come in for a complimentary facial at Harvey Nichols Dubai courtesy, Foreo and Yllume.
Might I add it was a glorious experience. I went in looking tired and drained and came out looking fresh and fabulous.
The lovely Marie who was doing my facial was so full of knowledge and insights on facial & skin care, i was amazed to find out the many things i did NOT know about caring for your skin.
Let me take you all through the step by step procedure of the facial. The good thing is that if you have the products with you then this is something you can easily do yourself at home. For this facial, 5 Yllume products were used all of which are available at the Harvey Nichols store in MOE.
Cleansing – We began the facial by using the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Cleanser on my face and neck, Marie used her fingers and gently massaged my skin specifically the T-zone area as that is where most of the Bacteria settles.
Beauty Tip: While massaging the face always do it in a circular motion and start from the center then move outward. Also remember to ‘LIFT UP’ i.e. use sweeping motions starting at the base and sweep up
Cleansing Device – Moving along Marie then used the Foreo Luna cleansing device to cleanse my skin. The blue Luna works well on combination skin which happens to be my skin type, it comes along with a lot of benefits such as
- Deeper, gentler cleansing for a healthy-looking glow
- Skin looks and feels firmer for a more youthful appearance
- Improves the absorption of your favorite skincare products
- Promises all-round cleaner, fresher, more radiant skin
Face Mask – After washing my face with a damp sponge, she went on to use the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Mask on my face and neck. The mask contains colourless carotenoids that heal, calm, protect, control and slow the activity of tyrosinase – the enzyme that stimulates melanin production – working directly on melanin content within the skin cells, evening out hyper-pigmentation and lifting uneven skin tone. The Cross polymer papaya extracts also add to the exfoliating effect by lifting off the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin.
– Facial Massage – With the mask evenly spread out on my face Marie began massaging my face, neck and shoulder area. This one truly was the best part of the facial as it left me completely relaxed, i almost drifted off to sleep while Marie kept working the magic of her hands.
Toning – After removing the mask, Marie applied the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Tonic Mist to close the pores on my skin. The mist uses Polynesian Lagoon water (volcanic water) that is highly pure and rare which is them infused with Vitamin C and white tea extracts that brighten and refresh your complexion.
Beauty TIP – Make sure to always use a Toner after applying a face mask, as the mask opens up the pores on your skin. The toner however closes the pores therefore not allowing any bacteria form getting inside your skin.
Moisturizing Cream – Last but not the least to finish off the facial Marie applied the Ultimate Illuminating Complex Cream. The cream is an absolute delight to have on as it works as a 3 in 1 mechanism. It has the properties of a day cream ,a night cream, an eye cream and sometimes even works as an intensive mask. it enriches, restores and deeply moisturizes whilst leaving the skin beautifully soft and smooth.
Some images from the Facial room:
– Blue Foreo Luna range for Combination skin
– The beauty room at Harvey Nichols, MOE
– Displays in the Beauty room
– Foreo Luna & Yllume skincare range
– The lovely Marie and I post facial
Product & Price information:
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Skin Supplement -AED329
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Cleanser – AED230
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Tonic Mist – AED220
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Cream – AED488
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Mask – AED 378