I recently went along to The Chelsea Day Spa to experience their Hydro Peptide Facial. I was a bit of the naive side when I went along, thinking hydropeptide was just the name of the facial rather than the name of the products being used – if that makes any sense. You know how some facials are described in a way that kinda illustrates the results but could be using any products? Might just be me…
But anyway, hydropeptide is the name of the product range used during the facial, before I get into the review below are a few details about the hydropeptide. Now I may have done a whole A level in Biology, but I’m no scientist so below is a bit of information from the hydropeptide website about peptides & why they use them in the range:
Peptides are basically tiny protein fragments (or small chains of amino acids) that increase cellular communication within the skin. Various types of peptides exist with various functions. Peptides help promote natural elements of healthy skin including collagen production (which helps plump the skin), and neuropeptides helps relax repetitive facial muscle contractions (which softens wrinkles).
Which I basically translate into: peptides help keep skin moisturised and thus help reduce signs of ageing. Sign me up!
I do tend to have quite dehydrated skin, which can emphasise the fine lines I have developing around my eyes and make me quite conscious of them. So I am constantly working to keep my skin as hydrated as possible and I’m always interested in hearing about products and treatments that can help me out with this.
The Chelsea Day Spa is located just off of the swanky King’s Road and on first impressions it seems quite small it actually extends over a couple of floors. Whilst the reception area is compact, the treatment rooms are nice and spacious and lovely and quiet.
The facial was an hour long and I was genuinely disappointed when it was all over. It was so relaxing, the treatment room was so quiet and peaceful and the therapist was lovely & friendlyso I felt extremely comfortable.
Starting with a thorough cleanse followed by lovely facial massage with various moisturising lotions and potions. It felt so nice to include the pressure point massage in the massage – something so simply as applying pressure to the temples is so tension relieving!
At the end of the facial my skin felt really fantastic – completely moisturised and I actually felt happy to leave without wearing any make-up. This is really unusual as my skin can be sensitive and tends to go quite red after facial treatments. But this one just left my skin wonderfully soft, smooth and plumped up.
The best thing about this facial? Partly the whole process being so relaxing and with lovely immediate results but also the fact that the results lasted. I had the facial a few days before a long-haul flight, which normally leaves my skin dryer than a crusty leaf but not this time – my skin remained soft, not tight and with no dryness at all. Honestly, one of the best facials I have had.
I definitely feel that this facial is well worth the £80 cost for the treatment when the results aren’t just a one-day thing. There is also a 30 min version of the treatment available for £50 if you are pushed for time.
Facial provided for PR review.