Tuesday 9 July 2024

I've always taken an interest in skincare and trying out new facials and skincare products. I was kindly invited by Infinity Aesthetics to try their Hydrafacial and I was very excited as they are the first place in Gibraltar to offer this leading treatment. 

The first thing we did at my appointment was address any skin concerns I had, My aesthetician Vicky asked "if you had a magic wand today what would you want to fix" and we discussed that my main concerns were skin texture and redness. She then analysed the deeper layers of my skin using a machine which looks at everything from UV damage, pores, ageing and pigmentation to name a few. It was definitely a humbling experience!

We then got on to the relaxing part, the hydra-dermabrasion facial. Vicky explained to me that some parts of the facial might feel a bit 'tingly' but personally none of it was uncomfortable for me.

So how does the HydraFacial work?

The first step is to cleanse the skin, the products used exfoliate the skin using a gentle peel to uncover a new layer of skin.

Next is to extract, by removing impurities from pores with painless gentle suction. For me this was a much more pleasant experience than when I've had other facials that typically involve a more painful extraction process.

The last step is to hydrate the skin. Using personalised ingredients to saturate the skin's surface and leave the skin feeling soft and looking glowy.

For my skin concerns, we used the 'JLO Beauty Booster' which contained ingredient like Olive Leaf Extract to help with the appearance of ageing, Proprietary Hydracomplex to help with skin plumpness' and Niacinamide which is known to improve smoothness and protect against environmental stressors. The wand used works like a vacuum to open pores for a deep cleanse and easy extraction of impurities and dead skin cells. It then allows the active ingredients in the booster to penetrate deeper, for the most effective treatment possible.

During the facial I also received an LED treatment which can be red or blue, depending on your skin. Red is more tailored towards ageing and blue can help with problems such as acne. She used the red LED on me and it was a nice warm sensation. At the end of the facial, I got to see the 'gunkie jar' containing all the extractions, so you can definitely see it works!  

I really enjoyed my experience and loved how glowy and vibrant my skin looked after. I'm going to try and have a Hydrafacial at Infinity Aesthetics once every few months, although if you really want to invest in your skin it is recommended to have it done every 4 weeks. The signature facial is £120 whilst the deluxe is £160. 


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