I have to confess to having been a bit negligent in the beauty treatment department of late which is not very good practice for my poor skin, so when I got chatting to Javairya of Pebbles Hair & Beauty at a recent meeting, I was delighted to be invited to sample a complimentary facial treatment at her salon in Snaresbrook.
I have always been a Dermalogica girl. The products have served me well and although I have tried other products over the years, I do always come home to Dermalogica in the end.
Javairya specialises in facial treatments – in particular targeted treatments where a particular concern is present (ie anti-ageing, acne, pigmentation). She works with a range of skincare brands and treatments – Non-Surgical facials, Chemical Peels, Dermalogica and Derma Roller to name but a few.
We talked about my wish to try something a little more targeted to my age group.
As a Beauty Therapist in a previous life, I am always impressed by a Therapist that really knows their products and treatments. Javairya is a Dermalogica Expert and really knows the product inside out. She also offers many other facial treatments and is committed to providing skincare treatments for clients looking for results. I found her to be very knowledgeable in all areas of skincare.
My current medical history precludes me from having any electrical treatments so I was very interested to hear about the brand new Dermalogica facial the Ion Active Power Treatment.
The Ion Active Power Treatment is ideal for people that are contra-indicated to electrical treatments and Javeria mentioned how excited she is that there is now a treatment available to address the concerns of fine lines, pigmentation and acne for those unable to take advantage of electrical treatments.
Ion Active Power Treatment formula contains powerful active ingredients including microencapsulated Retinol which has been shown to improve skin texture and wrinkles.
It was time for me to hop up on the couch for my 45 minute treatment. This involved the usual cleanse and exfoliation.
It is then straight to work with the targeted ‘treatment masque’ containing the active ingredients.
This is not a fluffy relaxation treatment – more of a functional facial that is focussing on particular areas. You can feel the masque cooling, tightening and tingling while it is working.
I’m not a big fan of before and after pictures purely because if they show a huge difference, I don’t tend to believe them and for something like this, the result is not going to be hugely discernible to anyone other than me – especially after one treatment.
What I did notice was an immediate plumping in the cheek area and as they day wore on and the following morning, my skin looked much healthier and there was a difference to the fine lines which made my skin look much smoother and alive with an overall glow.
I would most certainly have this treatment again.
For the reasons I have mentioned above, I would certainly visit Javairya at Pebbles again for skincare treatments purely because she is so passionate about skin care and products and her knowledge is testament to this. I like to know that my Therapist is interested in my skin and is able to provide recommendations accordingly.
I am also very particular about comfort, hygiene, client care and certification to carry out treatments in a Salon and all of these factors exceeded my expectations.
Further, Javairya carries skin care retail items and I was able to purchase the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel which I was almost out of.
It can be very easy to overlook the parade of shops in Snaresbrook. Javairya’s treatment room is above the tanning shop at 9 Station Parade (opposite Snaresbrook Station).
Here is a link to the Pebbles Hair & Beauty website. Give Javairya a try for yourself.
I was gifted the Ion Active Power Treatment facial (value £55) for the purpose of providing a review of the treatment and the services offered by Pebbles Hair & Beauty. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are in line with my expectations as if were a paying client.
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