My Obagi Signature Facial

Amber carrying out Obagi facialOur client ambassador has returned for a signature Obagi Facial. Have a read below of her honest review of our treatments and our clinic.

 

My Obagi Signature Facial

I just experienced the most effective facial I’ve ever had so I’m delighted that I have the opportunity to spread the word so that others can benefit too.

 

The Obagi signature facial is said to give your skin a total workout and includes microdermabrasion, deep exfoliation, a hyaluronic acid mask, neck and shoulder massage and lymphatic drainage.

 

For me, this facial completely transformed the way my skin looked.

 

Whilst many facials I’ve had in the past offered a relaxing experience, none has ever delivered the results achieved by the Obagi signature facial in just one hour.

 

Double cleanse

 

My therapist began with a gentle cleanse, using Obagi’s foaming cleanser. In fact, this was a double cleanse (something I emulate at home), to ensure the skin was really clean. The foaming cleanser smells lovely and feels lovely on the skin.

 

Exfoliating cleanse and tone

 

The next step – another cleanse – was a gentle exfoliator. This was followed by a toner, by which time we were ready for the deep work to begin.

 

Exfoderm

 

This is where the Obagi signature facial departs from the standard cleanse-exfoliate-massage-mask facials of most spas. The Exfoderm cream was applied and left on for 5 minutes. During this time, I felt a tingling sensation, as the Exfoderm was doing its work to loosen any dead skin cells and brighten my complexion.

 

My therapist didn’t waste any time; during the 5 minutes, she gave me a lovely hand and arm massage.

 

Microdermabrasion

 

Microdermabrasion has been around for a while, but if you haven’t experienced it, it’s a kind of gentle resurfacing of the skin. What’s brilliant about the Obagi Signature Facial is that microdermabrasion is included so you really feel that your skin has had a very effective workout.

 

Hyaluronic acid mask

 

I’ve never had a sheet mask before, but this one was applied in seconds then left on for a whole 20 minutes. During this time, my therapist did a neck and shoulder massage, which I appreciated very much (I have the most knotted shoulders in the whole of Warwickshire!).

 

Vitamin C therapy

 

Delivering Vitamin C straight to the skin, this part of the facial felt like the application of a special serum using lymphatic drainage massage. With its antioxidant properties, what better way to apply something that both calms and brightens the skin? This is definitely a product that I could use at home.

 

Retinol

 

Retinol came next. This minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, refining the complexion and smoothing the skin texture. Thank you so much!

 

The finishing touches

 

Finally, my therapist completed the treatment with some Obagi hydration cream, SP50 (essential!) and a gentle spray of mineral mist.

 

First impressions?

 

On looking in the mirror, my skin was pink and glowing. I could see (and feel) how clean the skin felt.

 

The next day, I awoke to a complexion that looked youthful, calm, clear and bright. With only a light application of mineral foundation, I hardly wore any makeup and I received a number of compliments about my appearance (with no prompting!).

 

Now in day 3, the appearance of the open pores that normally bother me has improved greatly and my skin continues to look lovely. Thank you!

 

I’d definitely recommend this to anyone as a way to develop and maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin. In particular, if you have a special event coming up, this is a really effective way to ensure you’ll look your best. I was amazed how much could be included in a one-hour treatment and really do believe this was the best facial I have ever had.