The fanciest import I know, Natura Bissé is one of the most prestigious brands in the beauty industry today. A pioneer in utilizing the diamond as a skincare ingredient, their formulas are both innovative and luxurious. I was humbled and ecstatic to receive an invitation from Natura Bissé for a complimentary facial at Harrods*, a favorite of celebrities and editors for years. Keep reading to find out what went down during my last London visit.
Natura Bissé at Harrod’s
And, so on a particularly warm early summer day, I arrived on the beauty floor where, surrounded by the best of the best, my ADD kicked into high gear. Whisked away to the treatment room, I decompressed and prepped for my Quiro Golf Treatment Facial. Yes, besides diamond infused formulas, I was about to have balls fly at my face.
First impression for the win.
If you’re someone who enjoys ‘facials,’ you know the importance of the aesthetician. Couldn’t have gotten any luckier in that department. The brand’s lead educator took care of me flawlessly. I knew I was in great hands immediately. Literally.
Cleanse, Tone, Exfoliate
Familiar with the advanced anti-aging CURE range of deeply hydrating skin treats, the cleansing and toning process was pure bliss. Each time I experience a facial, I am inspired to spend an extra minute massaging my face as I work the cleanser into my skin. The patented techniques that Natura Bissé uses during the process elevated my mood as my entire body relaxed and skin became more receptive to the treatment. This is the reason for the Glyco Extreme Peel following on immediately– to help dissolve any dead skin and to promote cellular regeneration. Gentle and ultra effective, it revealed radiant, smooth and a more even toned complexion in just ten minutes.
Next, Essential Shock Intense Retinol Fluid was applied. Here is where the real golf balls got some action. Skilled and crafty, but still gentle, the aesthetician rolled them around my face and neck to help stimulate the connective tissue, which helps revive the skin and drains excess fluid from the lymph nodes. This results is a less puffy, more rested appearance. As the powerful Retinol Complex and plant extracts deliver much needed hydration, it also nourishes, firms and energizes dull, aging skin.
Because I am an absolute mask nut, the following step – an application of the Essential Shock Intense Mask – was legit my absolutely favorite part of the Natura Bissé Quiro Golf Facial. A generous layer of this creamy goodness, which smells like fresh, juicy pineapples, was fifteen minutes of aromatherapy heaven. Its delicious scent aside, this glow inducing mask is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, which brighten and protect against free radical damage.
Hydrate + Protect
The finishing touches included a healthy dose of The Cure Hydro-Gel Toner and Diamond White Expertise SPF 50 PA +++ Oil-Free Brilliant Sun Protection. Upon opening my eyes, all I could think about is how much I wanted to stay, but there I was, on the beauty floor at Harrod’s…back with the mortals. My Quiro Golf treatment gave me a glow for days. If you have the option to experience a Natura Bissé facial, just do it. The spa at One Aldwych in London (with a pool in which music plays underwater, by the way) only uses the range. For a list of locations click here.
** Product photos courtesy of Natura Bissé