When we heard that the facial we were due to review – The Angel Face Lift, at The Nail Spa – included application of a ‘Bee Venon Face Mask’, we felt a little daunted. But as soon as we were welcomed into the small, but comfortable treatment room and reassured that it wouldn’t hurt a bit, we started to look forward to 50-minutes of pampering.
Nicely settled on the treatment bed (complete with heated mattress and cosy blanket), the beauty therapist, Jopai, began an expert anti-ageing facial using the Heaven range by renowned Deborah Mitchell. Skin was cleansed, toned, exfoliated, and massaged with fingers that barely left our face (the mark of a really good facial).
True to their word, the Bee Venom Mask didn’t hurt a bit. The product is billed as “a natural alternative to Botox”, reacting very slightly with the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The Venom itself is safely extracted from bees in New Zealand – and whilst some people report a slight tingle, we didn’t feel a thing (probably something to do with the fact that the therapist moved onto a blissful hand and arm massage while it worked its magic).
This facial is aimed at ageing skin – and sure enough, our skin appeared plumper, smoother and more radiant afterwards. Wrinkles didn’t disappear, so it’s no match to Botox – but the experience was certainly more enjoyable.
The Nail Spa – Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, The Aviation Club, and Mercato Mall.
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