Soho Skin Management visit

by Samantha MacKenzie

Soho Skin Management

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to experience a luxe facial at Soho Skin Management by the amazing Maree Andersen. Maree is a Clinical Facialist and Laser Technician with more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry.
I absolutely love facials but because I am a beauty therapist myself, I find that while I do relax, I pay attention to every detail. Although it would be great to tune out and enjoy, I love to learn from others and it helps with reviewing the experience.

The facial I got was the Goddess Glow Spa Facial, a mix of deluxe facial, enzyme peel, mask, microdermabrasion and light therapy. It sounds like a lot to do in one facial but I have to say that my skin LOVED it. I was quite surprised that my skin handled so much as it’s extremely sensitive. It just goes to show how much Maree knows about skin and the science behind it.

When I got to the clinic, I filled out the usual forms required by any spa and was shown to the room to change into a gown. First was the facial routine which included cleansing, exfoliation, hot towel, facial massage etc. The enzyme peel was much gentler then I was expecting. I felt a slight tingle but nothing more. Next was microdermabrasion. People tend to be a little scared of the idea of ‘sanding their face’ but personally I love it. It’s the slightest scratching sensation, but not at all painful. Maree followed with some serums and placed the light therapy device over my face. I had to put on some lovely goggles because of the intense light, but it was super relaxing. Like sitting in the sun on a cold day. Next, a mask was applied. The mask was amazing. It was like a paste with great ingredients which soak into the skin better after all of the other treatments, as well as soothing. Having seen this mask used before I was a little nervous, I am extremely claustrophobic but handled it well. It dries into a rubbery mould of your face and peels off easily, leaving the skin feeling super refreshed. During the mask, I was treated to a hand and arm massage as well as some foot reflexology.

Maree worked really well in making sure she did what was best for my skin. I left the spa looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. My skin wasn’t red or irritated, it looked fresh and felt absolutely amazing. The products used contained the best ingredients to reach deeper into the skin layers and really work. I avoided makeup and washing my face for 24 hours just to let my skin breathe and keep the skincare applied working.

Recommended aftercare products were suggested. Aspect, which is one of the most beautiful skincare ranges I’ve ever tried.
I 100% recommend booking in with Maree for a facial. She is one of the best, most qualified in Brisbane. She will ask you what you need for your skin and find the best way to give the results.

Thank you so much to Soho Skin Management for the beautiful treatment. I adore your spa and can’t wait to come back for another facial soon!

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