Friday, 3 April 2015

The Spa at 200 St Vincent Street: Review

Happy Easter weekend everyone! 
I hope you were lucky enough to get some time off work this weekend to relax

 I kick started my Easter holidays in the most relaxing way possible with a luxurious facial
(FYI: My first facial ever!!) 

As well as being home to a gorgeous spa, 200 St Vincent Street is a fabulous conference, events and wedding venue situated in the heart of Glasgow city centre. 

The perfect location for a post work pamper session or a lunch hour treat!

There are a whole host of treatments available which you can see in the brochure here

Personally I have been having a really bad time with my skin recently. Particularly on my left cheek. I seem to have a cluster of under the skin spots which just won't shift! It's really beginning to get me down so I decided to try the Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing in the hope that it would get rid of them. 

When I arrived at the spa I was greeted by Jennifer the lovely spa manager. 
She showed me around the spa which includes a relaxation room 

You can pop in here after your treatment for a glass of prosecco or some afternoon tea
This would be a great idea for a girls day out or a hen party!

Once in the treatment room I explained my skin woes to Jennifer and after inspecting my skin she advised that the Tri-Enzyme resurfacing may not be the best option and that it may irritate my skin further. 
She suggested paying a visit to my GP as it may be something easily sorted with a course of antibiotics. 

Instead she recommended a "Skin Specific Facial" 
This way the facial would be catered to my own skin 
I really appreciated this as she was taking my needs into account and using her years of skin care experience to give me the best advice possible. 

All of the products used during the facial were Elemis 
They felt so luxurious and the smells were amazing 
There was relaxing music playing throughout and I was even treated to a neck, shoulder and scalp massage as part of the process. 
I almost fell asleep a few times. 

Jennifer explained that it would be helpful to get as much hydration back into my skin as possible
I've been scared to moisturise properly recently as I worry that any products I put on my face are going to irritate my skin more! 
She used a serious of hydrating serums to achieve this and assured me that Elemis plant based products should not aggravate my skin. 

I was a little sceptical about how much difference the facial would make to my skin 
I had never had one before so wasn't really sure what to expect
However I am absolutely over the moon with the results! 
My skin feels so soft and smooth, my nasty dry patches are gone and although I think a trip to the GP is probably still necessary the difference it has made to my problem area is unreal. 

Now I really really would rather not post pictures of my spotty face over the internet as I'm self concious enough about my skin but I really think this is worth seeing. 

The first picture was taking in the morning before I went for my facial 
The second was taken this morning, 4 days later 
Obviously my skin hasn't cleared up completely but I think you will agree there is a huge difference already! 
The redness has calmed down considerably

I would highly recommend paying The Spa at 200 St Vincent Street a visit if you are in Glasgow
The lovely staff and stunning surroundings really gave me a wonderful experience 
and the improvement in my skin is obviously a fabulous bonus! 

Check out their spring promotions and Easter on their website 

What do you think of my results?
Have you ever had an Elemis facial?

Jen <3