SALON SPY | MANGO RADIANCE PEEL AT THERAPIE
Thérapie Clinic, which has branches in both Westfields and in Bromley, opened its London flagship (making it the largest aesthetic clinic in town) on Wigmore Street back in the spring. As well as a range of laser and aesthetic treatments, the clinic also offers skin treatments for those after something less invasive.
The Skin Theory Mango Radiance Peel is one such treatment – the facial gives you instant results, no pain and no downtime necessary. Peels can vary in terms of strength but this one is relatively light and gentle making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and dry skin, and it’s also a great one for evening out pigmentation.
Once your skin has been cleansed to get rid of any make-up and surface dirt, the therapist gives your face a quick sweep with some glycolic acid before the mango peel is applied. It does tingle a bit but the discomfort really is minimal. It gets brushed around the face to help it penetrate the skin, which also helps to spread out the tingling sensation, plus it’s got a gorge fruity smell to distract you even more.
After 5 – 10 minutes the peel is taken off and then it’s on with a vitamin C and orange stem cell-infused enzyme mask (which again smells fantastic) to help brighten and repair the skin. After the mask has time to work its magic, the treatment is finished with a peptide cream and some SPF (even though we came out of the clinic to torrential rain, peels make your skin more sensitive to UV so it’s key to apply it regardless of the weather).
A lot of facials promise you glowing skin at the end but this one actually did deliver on that – we may have even got a few comments post-treatment to confirm it. We have noticed a few flaky patches appearing the day after but aside from that, the radiance peel has certainly lived up to its name.
45/47 & 49 Wigmore St, London W1U 1PS