Presenter and Columnist, Naomi Isted, known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers, recently reviewed one of my facials. Here’s her review in full, which you can also read online at the Ultimate Lifestylist website, which includes videos on the various procedures detailed below.
Naomi writes: After a hectic summer of moving house, juggling work and family life, I am embarrassed to say my usual tiptop beauty regime had been put on the sidelines slightly and my skin was starting to look a little tired to say the least. So when I was kindly invited in for a bespoke facial by celebrity facialist Julia Hart I obviously accepted. In anticipation for my appointment I asked how long would I need to allow for my facial and she said 1hr 30, wow what bliss! Julia has clinics in both Kent and central London; I headed over for my treatment at The Hale Clinic conveniently located just off Regents Street.
Julia is a leading holistic skin therapist who combines high tech treatments and skincare with an in depth knowledge of nutrition and natural therapies.She draws upon her 15 years of experience and training to visibly improve her client’s skin conditions and believes in a preventative approach to anti-ageing. Julia’s philosophy is that “all skins can be measurably improved”. She worked in several top London clinics before setting up her own private treatment room and her training, which includes massage and reflexology, has given her facials a special touch that ensures they are relaxing as well as rejuvenating. Here’s my skin below before my treatment:
As Julia is an advanced skincare therapist she tailors all her facials to suit the individual dependant on your skin type and your skin requirements. She will also take into account whether it maybe a one-off treatment or a course you are having.
As my skin is prone to being more dry and lacking in moisture she decided to split my facial into 3 different types of facial treatments.
Not only is Julia an absolutely sweetheart she is also so incredibly knowledgable about skin and its probably the first time for a long time, I’ve been quiet and listened which rarely happens!
Here’s the three different elements she used in my facial:
Stage 1 was the A Lift
The A-Lift is a deluxe anti-aging facial that uses the latest technology to re-energise cells in the face and neck. With immediate results and long-lasting effects, it’s like airbrushing the signs of ageing away. Non-invasive and pain free, A-Lift is revolutionising the way we think of beauty.
- No Pain
- No Surgery
- No Injections
- No Chemicals
- No Side Effects
How the skin regenerates
Your skin cells are like batteries. They produce lots of energy (known as ATP) which causes the skin to regenerate and stay looking healthy and supple. As you get older, the power in those cells decrease, meaning that your ATP levels are lower. As a result, your skin starts to lose its youthfulness, and the muscles in the face, neck and jaw start to sag.
NO PAIN – NO SURGERY – NO INJECTIONS – NO CHEMICALS – NO SIDE EFFECTS!
Stage 2 was Radio Frequency
By means of a sophisticated electronic system, heat can be transferred deep down without damaging the epidermis and the result is a more supple, younger looking skin. The system only causes a slight sensation of heat, clients undergoing treatments with Radio Frequency can return to their usual routines immediately after (lunchtime treatments).
The treatment causes a contraction of facial skin with a lifting effect (rejuvenation of the face) which is particularly noticeable after a few months. By increasing the temperature of the existing connective tissue and by activating the fibroblasts by means of the heat, to produce new collagen and new elastin, the wrinkles and signs of ageing are smoothed, giving the skin a completely natural lifting effect.
- Stimulation of collagen growth
- Deep wrinkle reduction
- Skin firming
Amongst all the rejuvenating techniques that use heat to activate the subcutaneous fibroblasts, Radio frequency is currently the most advanced system with regard to timescale and costs. The effects of radiofrequency are not immediate, but are gradual and become more noticeable as the days and weeks go by, reaching their maximum effect even as long as 4 months after the treatment. Significant results are achieved in the areas of the cheeks, forehead and neck.
- Natural Lasting Result
- Pain Free
- Safe and Fast
The final stage was the Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion loved by Celebs:
An Intraceuticals Rejuvenate treatment harnesses three elements to achieve instant and dramatic results:
- Oxygen under light pressure aids delivery of age defying ingredients to the skin at the same time as cooling and calming the skin.
- Unique Rejuvenate Serum contains lightweight Hyaluronic Acid and a powerful combination of vitamins and antioxidants. The Hyaluronic Acid helps to instantly hydrate the skin resulting in Increased firmness, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved look to facial contours and overall radiance.
- Treatment Support Products provide essential layers to seal in and supplement skin nutrients for maximum synergistic effect and longer lasting results.
Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient found naturally in the skin. The lightweight version of Hyaluronic Acid in the Rejuvenate Serum is absorbed quickly by the skin for maximum dispersion of nutrients. Follow with Rejuvenate Hydration Gel with multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid that offers a reservoir of nutrients for the skin, finish with Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream containing multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin’s surface. The ultimate in intense hydration is now achieved and we call this Hyaluronic Layering.
STEP 1: THE REJUVENATE PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT APPLICATION
This is the first step in your skin’s visible transformation. Cooling, calming, pressurised oxygen increases absorption of the Rejuvenate serum and naturally improves your skin’s moisture levels while Vitamins and antioxidants protect and defend. A combination of lightweight Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea result in instantly in smoother looking skin with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, better volume and increased firmness. Your skin will emerge deeply hydrated, balanced and glowing with vitality. Results are not only instant but continue to improve in the following days, in conjunction with continued use of at home products.
See what Victoria Bartlett and her models backstage during New York Fashion Week have to say about Intraceuticals.
“We do all the Intraceuticals treatments which I live for, I love it. It knocks 20,000 years off you”.
Victoria Bartlett. Fashion Designer
Here I am after my incredible facial which I would highly recommend, whether it’s for a one-off special event or a course of plumping, rejuvenating or anti-ageing treatments Julia is an absolute sweetheart and delivers amazing results. My skin felt and looked plumper, softer and tighter. Yes ladies this is a must try treatment.
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.