I was lucky enough to get a booking at the ultimate day spa, The Darling Spa, where the Caviar Lift Facial is 90 minutes of bliss and relaxation. The head skincare therapist Maria collected me in the heated Hammam room where I was starting to let all my worries slip away. She brought me into a room for a consultation as all of the facials can be modified to meet your concerns. After about an hour of rattling off my long list of what needs fixing Maria has just the thing for me.
The cleansing begins and La Prairie’s Cellular 3 Minute Peel is applied. This only has a slight tingle which is worth it as the skin underneath will be better prepared to absorb the products. Once removed I start to dose off here and there trying my hardest to stay awake and listen to each step towards skin perfection.
The next part was the standout step, a sheet mask with a cold glove massage. It sounds like it would be a chilly procedure but it was a nice sensation that left my skin feeling calm. The cold gloves reduce the risk of inflammation and increase circulation. As this facial includes La Prairie there are specific massages that are used for each product or step to enhance absorption. If you haven’t had a La Prairie facial you will be delighted by the techniques used.
Nothing of course smells caviar-like, in fact the beneficial ingredients of the caviar are extracted and meticulously blended into a light-textured formula with a mild fragrance.
There is no pain, the only downtime is that you might not be able to snap back into reality after being pampered for 90 minutes.
Lasting hydration and overall improved skin tone and texture.
Where to get it
The newly renovated luxury spa at The Darling.
If you have time beforehand, relax in the heated Hammam room before your treatment to open your pores and start the relaxation process. Afterwards, grab yourself a cup of the signature tea and lay by the pool to really recharge.
At home DIY
Start with a moisture rich caviar cream cleanser, pat dry and follow with a gentle exfoliant such as La Prairie’s Cellular 3 Minute Peel. Hydrate the delicate eye area with a caviar infused eye cream then use a facial mist to prepare the skin. Next use a firming cream that will not only deeply moisturise but brighten your complexion. The “lift” is all in the massage technique so don’t forget to move the moisturiser upwards using long strokes!
The La Prairie White Caviar Range is the be-all and end-all of caviar beauty products but check out other brands such as Kerstin Florian too.