It’s nearly June.
More importantly it’s (drumroll)…Wedding Season!
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.
I did feel very Hollywood, as I lay down on 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.
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.
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.
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!
Look Lovely London’s Mystery Client
Look Lovely London offer same-day call backs 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.