SALON SPY | SOVERAL PREBIOTIC FACIAL AT AGUA LONDON
agua London at Sea Containers London is one of the best spas in London but if you’re not able to spend hours lounging around, popping in for a treatment is the next best thing. You even get to wear a robe and slippers so you can at least pretend you’re on a spa day. And now agua London has got even more luxurious as it’s added a new facial from organic skincare brand Soveral to its list of treatments.
The Prebiotic Face Treatment is designed to balance the skin’s natural microbiome. Basically there’s good bacteria on your skin that works against the bad bacteria, and when this system is disrupted due to things like stress, diet and harsh chemicals, it’s manifests through sensitivity, irritation, blemishes and the like. This facial helps to address that and because it’s gentle, it’s great for skin concerns like acne, rosacea and eczema. It’s also very, very relaxing, made even more so by the fact that the therapist covers you with a heated towel and provides a heated pillow for your neck too.
Once you’re all tucked in nicely, the facial begins with a gentle cleanse and a misting of rosewater to hydrate the skin and balance its pH. An acacia honey exfoliator with mandarin essence is then applied, and it’s a soft texture that’s tapped onto the skin rather a scratchy scrub. Once that’s been removed with a warm flannel, the Skin Balance dry oil with prickly pear seed, watermelon seed and grapeseed oil is massaged into the skin. The therapist uses a specific set of movements to lift the facial tissues, encourage lymphatic drainage and the release of toxins, following up with a cold stone massage to really stimulate the skin.
Then it’s time for the Soveral Prebiotic mask, which contains spirulina and orange blossom water, and whilst that’s left to sink in you get a neck and shoulder massage. The treatment is finished off with the Blue on Red moisturiser, which is also prebiotic and contains chamomile and prickly pear oil to reduce inflammation.
Not only do you leave with glowing and healthy skin (and absolutely zero redness, so you can go right on with your day), you feel thoroughly relaxed too. Once you get tucked under a duvet on a lounger in the relaxation room you feel miles away from the rest of the world, which is exactly what you want from a spa.
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