As big a fan as I am of the idea of a facial, I’ve rarely gotten results worth raving about. Until I tried the Nimue Rejuvenation facial that is. I’ve funny skin, it’s sensitive enough and has reacted angrily to anything too abrasive in the past, so it’s with caution that I tried out this treatment in Kameleon salon. Nimue is South African skincare brand that’s increasingly on my radar in the beauty blogosphere. Its impressive in terms of results and even more impressive price points (Kameleon are stocking an excellent starter kit for less than €100- I’d very much like this under the tree this year!).
A stone’s throw from O’Connell Street lies an oasis of urban tranquility in the form of Kameleon, and my therapist Laura was obviously seasoned in the art of beauty therapy and knew her stuff. After a particularly stressful day which included hospital waiting rooms and a few hours in the car, I was badly in need of some rest and relaxation and that’s exactly what I got. My weary makeup was gently cleansed with a gorgeous Nimue Cleansing gel before the exfoliating enzyme was applied complete with a gorgeous facial massage and the best part….hot stones positioned beneath that tense area where your shoulder meets your neck (I’d come back for this treatment for this alone!) Next up was the real superstar of this treatment in the form of the Bio Active complex and Alpha Lipoic Activator; a great formula for sun damaged and pigmented skin with a reassuringly gentle ratio by comparison to harsher peel treatments although it still effectively and completely penetrates the skin- we’re talking a slight tingling sensation nothing more intense
My first experience of extractions was a little squirmy, like most I'm not the biggest fan of face pinching- until I saw the results that followed which has me sold. The loveliness that followed was in the form of a moisturizing mask and some snooze time wrapped in warm towels (apologies to my therapist Laura if I was snoring by this point...) We finished with the Nimue aftercare hydrating moisturizer and sixty minutes of magic later I was very impressed. There was a definite glow to my skin but what really caught my attention was how smooth it felt, a sure sign of an effective deep cleanse (and yes I know you’re not supposed to keep touching your face but I couldn’t help myself here!) I’m excited to try more Nimue treatments following the noticeable difference in my skin texture which lasted. If the inevitable winter combo of central heating teamed with cold, harsh weather is leaving you a little dull and grey, then this is the facial for you- complexion perfection in just sixty minutes!
Fancy trying the Nimue Rejuvination Booster Treatment for yourself? Well the beauty superstars at Kameleon beauty are feeling festive and giving one away, you can enter here Enteries close November 30th.
*The Nimue Rejuvination Booster is available from Kameleon Beauty, Gardiner Place, RRP €75 (01 8735804)
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