The Guinot Hydradermie² facial uses electric currents to breathe life into dull skin. Is it as scary as it sounds?
A facial involving galvanic and high-frequency electric currents? It may sound like something out of Frankenstein, but the Guinot Hydradermie² facial is not only painless, but also one of the most relaxing spa treatments I've ever had. After thoroughly cleansing and analysing my skin, the therapist smoothed a moisturising serum onto my face (anti-aging gel is offered too). Then, using positively and negatively charged rollers - which felt surprisingly similar to human fingers and sounded a lot like an electric toothbrush - she massaged my face for five minutes. Scientifically speaking, the negative and positive ions in the serum are meant to react with the ions in the roller, catapulting them like opposing magnets deep into the pores. Despite the electrical charge, it didn't feel different to any other facial massage. To finish, she slathered on a hydrating masque and massaged my shoulders for 15 minutes. Bliss. And even though I wasn't allowed to put on any make up for three hours after, my skin was clear and bright enough to pull off the fresh-faced look with ease.
Verdict: 5 out of 5, Perfect spring preparation for lifeless winter skin
From £51 for an hour-long treatment. Call 0800 590 094 for your local Guinot salon
Posted: 18/03/2011 at 01:14
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