Thursday 29 August 2019

I rarely ever get facials, in fact I have probably only ever had 5 done on my 25 years on this earth. I have friends who are at a salon on a monthly basis and count spa day under 'necessities' in their  monthly budget. If you read my blog, you know a lot of my disposable income goes on travelling, so I like saving things like massages, facials and other treatments for special occasions, and since I do them less often it does feel like I am really treating myself. Luckily for me, The Loft Beauty treated me this time to a new treatment I'd never experienced before.

loft beauty west end

The Loft Beauty is located in the West End, one of the busiest hubs in Brisbane. So if you're looking to get something done within your lunch break or straight after work, you don't have to go far. They offer cutting edge treatments from Light Therapy to IPL Skin Rejuvenation and use well known Australian skincare products such as Ultraceuticals

I loved the interior design of Loft Beauty, and the waiting area kind of made me hope my appointment was late. There are two loungers to lay on and there are magazines to read whilst you wait. I was particularly fond of a little book of motivational quotes and life advice that I was making my way through swiftly. 

The treatment I had done was the 'Healite' Light Therapy with reflexology, two things I had never tried before! The Healite has two functions to target different areas and can benefit all aesthetic treatments, they can even be useful to help speed up injury or procedure recovery. I had the 633nm (red light) treatment which helps stimulate collagen production, cellular energy, serotonin to the brain, natural hydration and blood flow. The other option was the 830nm (yellow light) which provides pain relief to muscles and joints, tightens skin and helps reduce the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles.

loft beauty west end

Maria started off by cleansing off my make-up and preparing my skin for the machine. This was probably the most relaxing part! The machine is then placed over your face and you will feel some heat, but it is not painful or uncomfortable. Whilst she let the Healite work its magic, she performed some reflexology on my feet (not for the ticklish!). 

From the moment I stepped in to the salon until I left, I felt like I was taken care of and all my questions or skin concerns were answered. I'd love to go back and try one of their skin peels or body wraps, as these are treatments I've never tried before but sound very beneficial. I asked Maria, the salon coordinator a couple of questions regarding skincare and her own personal regime.

What's your own personal skincare regime like?

I'm extremely strict with my skincare. I use a wide range of active ingredients that caters to my own personal skin concerns, the right routine starts with knowing what kind of skin you have and what concerns you would like to target. Rain, hail or shine I will never leave the house without applying sunscreen, will always take my makeup off before I go to bed regardless of the time and don't pick at my skin during the day as that causes bacteria to spread. 

For someone in their 20s, what facial treatment would you recommend?

I believe starting at an early age as a prevention, a light enzymatic peel and healite (LED) will do benefits to your skin regardless if you didn't have any skin concerns. As it will increase cell turnover and rejuvenate the skin. 

What's your favourite product from the salon and why? 

My number one favourite is B2 by Ultraceuticals, my main concern is hydration and anti-ageing so this product works best for me. It helps restore vital moisture balance and produces hydration, combined with hyaluronic acid for plumpness which helps increase the hydration levels of tired and stressed skin. 

Thank you to The Loft beauty for inviting me in to the salon for a treatment! 


Book your treatment now at either of their salons: 

Loft Beauty 
69 Boundary St
West End 
QLD 4101
Tel: 07 3846 0062

Studio Luxe
1/16 Chester St
QLD 4006
Tel: 0410 460 804

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