WINTER IS COMING….SO IS THE HYDRAFACIAL

Winter Skin Care Treatments

Wow, summer has gone by quicker than a Love Island relationship.

And dare we mention it now but those sexy Halloween bashes and Christmas office parties are right around the corner.

In light of the colder weather and that demon of dehydration, called central heating, Look Lovely London is here to ensure your face gleams and sparkles (especially through, ahem, drink-heavy parties) thanks to their new kid on the block…

The Hydrafacial.

All right, let’s face it, beauty fans…

It’s the UK.

No one’s skin is immune to this nutty changing weather. 

Case in point, one grey September morning, I woke up with itchier skin than usual and even after applying coconut oil, I haplessly watched it soak into my skin as if it were a few mere flecks of water.

Add to that, my irritating redness (rosacea) seemed to be back…ugh…yes, I had to face facts, my skin was parched!

I decided to do something about it and swiftly booked a Hydrafacial at Look Lovely London.

Now as knowledgeable as I flatter myself to be on the beauty front, I knew little about the Hydrafacial. 

Miraculously I didn’t Google it either (!?) maybe something about the “hydra” part already convinced me it was right for my issues… 

But what I wasn’t expecting is just how packed it is with so much more.

Hydrafacial London

The whole procedure started with what felt like a solid Swedish massage to my face (lymphatic drainage it’s called).  Melissa explained this increased circulation and cleared toxins by stimulating lymph nodes around the face….

The first step was so relaxing. 

Next, my face got moved around quite a bit for what seemed like a more rigorous version of microdermabrasion, only with a much more pleasant and watery sensation…

At this point, I already commented on the variety of things happening and Melissa exclaimed…

“It’s 6 facials rolled into one.”

That’s a relief, since I don’t have much free time, nor the budget for 6 separates. 

The next stage did feel slightly more familiar: Glycolic and salicylic acid were applied to my face, like a chemical peel. I felt a slight tingling sensation impurities were being softened. 

After that my blackheads on my nose were vacuumed off and…

Ooh la la, then came my absolutely favourite part…when a mix of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid got infused into my skin, which helped plump and hydrate it. 

This stage felt absolutely wonderful!!  

It was like pure moisture entered my dermis. To anyone with dry skin issues- trust me…this is the magic step

Finally, I went under the LED light, which promotes the production of collagen and helped reduce the annoying redness I was having increasing issues with.

It pretty much crystallised all the previous stages and I left the clinic with my skin fresh, healthy and completely revived.

Emily Blunt Hydrafacial
Emily Blunt is apparently a BIG fan of the Hydrafacial.

That evening, I took pics and sent to my boyfriend- bing– he immediately came back with “very beautiful and shiny.” 

So there we go. 

If you want to be “very beautiful and shiny” this winter season and reduce nasty skin irritations, such as eczema or rosacea, book a Hydrafacial with Melissa at Look Lovely London and you’ll gleam around the capital and the rest of the gusty UK like a star. 

You owe it to yourself. 

Yours Truly,

Look Lovely London’s Mystery Client 

Look Lovely London offer same-day callbacks for any advice, questions or concerns you might have. They will offer you the best treatment suited for your skin type and aim to give you first-class care.

Individual Hydrafacial treatments cost £135 each

You can purchase 6 treatments for the price of 5 – Total cost £675 (saving of £135)

GoCardless – £225 deposit + 6 monthly payments of £75

You can purchase 12 treatments for the price of 9 – Total cost £1,215 (saving of £405)

GoCardless – £350 deposit + 12 monthly payments of £72.08



Four Weddings & A Facial

It’s May. 

It’s nearly June. 

More importantly it’s (drumroll)…Wedding Season!

So be the most beautiful bride this summer, or her equally wondrous wedding guest, with the Carbon Laser Peel, and get yourself pigmentation and sun spot-free and glowing.

Bride and groom - first dance
Get the “I Do” gleam, whether you’re saying the words or celebrating the fabulous nuptials with your loved ones.

I’m Look Lovely London’s Mystery Client and here to routinely tell you all about what the ladies at Look Lovely London offer in terms of treatments.

So, first up, ladies and gents, my favourite facial of all time…

The Carbon Laser AKA – Hollywood Peel!

Now, once upon a time, I lost my peel virginity to a pumpkin enzyme treatment in Los Angeles. 

After moving back to England, peels became more of a staple in my beauty routine, especially as my skin (hello ageing!) became drier, more pigmented and experienced new issues, like enlarged pores.

Enter Look Lovely London and their Hollywood Peel.

So at first, when the word “Hollywood” was pitched to me I was like- uh, is this some kind of salesy title- but low and behold, I discovered it was universally called that because stars in Tinseltown, like Angelina Jolie, swear by it.

Holly wood peel use by stars like Angeline Jolie

I did feel very Hollywood, as I lay down on the couch and got some delicious black goop smothered over my face and then crackle, crackle, like a magical wand, Christal, their top aesthetician, did her thing. 

In scientific terms, the “thing” was applying liquid carbon to my face, then passing over it with a laser. 

Laser face peel

The instrument looks somewhat like a Guy Fawkes sparkler but it feels more like a warm tickle with a rod of emitting light.

There’s a crackling sound that emits during the procedure but, after a while, the vibrations are rhythmic and pleasant.

The comment I made to Christal was- “wow, it feels like my skin is waking up!”

Christal did a few passes on my visage, first with the carbon mask and then without it. 

She explained how it was targeting the top layers of my skin and honing in on my imperfections.

I could even direct her to which sections of my face I thought needed further attention.

She then explained to me other benefits of the facial, like it stimulating collagen, and said by accumulating sessions over several months stubborn pigmentation and even acne scars could be successfully dealt with. 

Oh, and you can get your neck done too, which I highly recommend because it really gave me that overall youthful “wow” glow. 

four weddings and a facial

Fast forward to the procedure being completed, ta-dah, and my face being cleansed and calmed. 

I was a little nervous about seeing the results but when I was handed the mirror…

It was like someone had lit a bulb under my skin! 

No joke, it was glowing

Of course, I had previously heard there was no downtime to the Carbon Laser peel but I can confirm there really was absolutely none. 

There was no need to hide away from society that night and I took my newly polished face and hit the town and got a load of flattering comments about how healthy and dashing I looked. 

Groom making a speech

Hey presto! 

Yes, the Carbon Laser peel took my face to a much more luminous level. 

And here’s what the big winner was for me- the effects lasted longer than any peel I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried a lot). 

After three weeks or a month, my pores were still smaller and I was more glowy than when I first walked into the office. 

This peel lasted, folks! 

Even on the skin tightness and skin tone front.  

And that’s all from your crafty insider, for now.

Next post, I’ll be discussing Botox.

Have a fabulous May!

Yours truly,

Look Lovely London’s Mystery Client 

Look Lovely London offer same-day callbacks for any advice, questions or concerns you might have. They will offer you the best treatment suited for your skin type and aim to give you first-class care.

Discover The Best Way To Refresh Your Face Without Any Surgery

We have an exciting new tailor-made treatment available here at Look Lovely London!

Our Custom Medical Facial is tailored to suit your individual skin, so you can make the most of your treatment and benefit from both improved appearance and confidence.

If you have noticed the appearance and condition of your skin diminish over the years then it might be time to take advantage of our custom medical facial. This highly specialised facial is perfect for reducing the signs of ageing and providing you with that glowing skin you’ve been missing.

What Does A Custom Medical Facial Involve?

Medical facial treatments include cleansing, exfoliating, extracting and moisturising the skin.

Our qualified Aesthetician, will give you a detailed skin assessment in order to identify any specific issues and evaluate the overall condition of your skin. Once assessed, you will undergo treatments, using award-winning products, which are tailored for you.

Some treatments may involve the use of specialised equipment and the process is more concentrated than standard salon facials.

What Medical Facial Treatments Are There?

There are three variations of treatments to choose from and treatment times vary from 30-90 minutes depending on whether you select an express, custom or deluxe facial. You can also choose a Mesotherapy Facial or Red Carpet Facial.

How Much Does A Medical Facial Cost?

The cost of custom medical facials varies. Prices depend on whether you choose an express, custom or deluxe facial and the products which are used during the facial.

What’s The Difference Between A Medical Facial Vs Spa Facial?

Our custom medical facials aim to be more specific to your individual skin’s needs than a spa facial which you get at a salon. Our team specialise in skin care and are able to map your skin in order to identify the best products and treatments for you.

While we aim to offer a relaxing and enjoyable experience, we also provide expert advice and a doctor led clinic, so you can rest assured you are in good hands!

Call our friendly team on 020 3199 8245 who will be happy to begin discussions with you.

Discover How You Can Get Smoother More Radiant Looking Skin With This Quick Treatment

If the condition of your skin is getting you down why not try our skin booster treatment package? This clinically proven treatment not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also improves the overall condition of the skin.

At Look Lovely London we use Restylane Skinboosters which are clinically proven to offer improvements to the condition of your skin, making you look healthier and more youthful. This treatment is perfect for use on younger skin in order to banish the first signs of ageing while improving the skins overall appearance.

Our skin booster treatments are quick and easy, leaving you with skin that is smoothed from the inside out in just minutes!

How Do Restylane Skinboosters Work?

Restylane Skinboosters work by increasing elasticity, improving roughness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and other imperfections such as acne scars.

Skinbooster treatment involves a course of three hydrating microinjections which leave you with radiant skin that looks and feels refreshed.

The treatment works by pulling in water to the treated area, hydrating the skin from within.

Skinboosters also include antioxidant qualities which instantly smooth the skin, improving the skins surface and overall appearance.

How Much Do Skinboosters Cost?

We currently have a special offer on the Restylane Skinbooster package, especially for the summer!

The set of three Skinbooster injections are now available for £499. This exclusive offer is only available until the 30th September 2017, so make sure you book soon!

How Quickly Will I See Results and How Long Will They Last?

The Skinbooster package consists of a set of three injections, 2-3 weeks apart. Final results will not be visible until the full course of treatment is completed, however you should notice an immediate improvement to the skin after each session.

The overall result will last between 6-12 months.

Are There Any Side Effects to Using Restylane Skinboosters?

Common side effects include swelling, redness and possibly some slight bruising around the treated area.

If you are concerned about potential side effects, or would like more information, feel free to contact us on 020 3199 8245 and we will happily answer any questions you have.

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COVID safety policy

At the clinic, we take infection control and cleanliness very seriously. We are aware our clients may still worry about the spread of COVID-19. We want to reassure you that your health, safety and comfort is our priority.

We have a strict infection control policy at the clinic. On arrival, we recommend hand washing and offer gloves and masks for those patients who wish to wear them. We deep clean all surfaces, doors, handle, bannisters and card machines after every patient. We can also offer protected time slots for our more vulnerable clients so they have little or no contact with other people during their visit.

Our staff are rigorous about cleaning and handwashing. We disinfect treatment rooms and couches after every client, wearing gloves and masks if needed. We also use Cleanisept to prepare your skin before treatment – this is one of the best antimicrobial agents available to reduce the risk of infection.

We want to put your mind at ease that we have taken all the precautions to offer you a lovely and safe experience at the clinic.

We understand you may want to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for moral support. However, in these unprecedented times, we ask you to attend alone to reduce the risk of transmission.

Disclaimer  – Please note a lot of the visual on this website were manly for illustrative purpose and taken prior to the COVID outbreak. Rigorous usage of gloves and face masks are now in practice.