On a Monday Afternoon, I decided to be a lady of leisure and get myself a facial. After hearing lots of amazing reviews, I thought Face Place in Alex Eagle, Soho was to be the perfect place for 70 minutes of R&R.
Just to give you a bit of background, Face Place have been Hollywood’s trusted skincare experts for over 40 years, treating A-list stars in their West Hollywood clinic. They launched in the UK in 2015 and opened their second branch (in Soho) a few months ago. On an unassuming street in Soho, this branch is based in the downstairs of a super cool independent retail space – Alex Eagle Studio.
I went for their Signature Treatment – which according to their website is;
‘a clinical approach to skin care combining skilled extraction techniques with powerful Vitamin C and galvanic current. Your skin will experience improved radiance, firmness, fewer lines and a clearer lifted complexion’.
My skin therapist was the lovely Tanuja. After welcoming me with a Face Place branded water bottle (I’m a sucker for such cute details), I completed a skincare assessment – detailing my skin concerns and regime.
I went through a series of instagrammble leather masks – for facial steaming and galvanic current. Unlike, many facials this galvanic current had punch – there was a significant tingling sensation, but it was tolerable.
Secondly but importantly, Tanuja was thorough! I know a lot of ladies love surreptitious movements of nothing-ness, but I want a facial that gives me something that I can’t do at home. She extracted every inch of my face, and I genuinely found the process enjoyable! I guess I’m just a bit sadistic when it comes to my skin.
Another sign of a great facial is when you fall asleep..and that is exactly what happened. Embarrassingly.
Once my facial was done, I was a more glowy chilled out, version of myself. And dare I say, that inner glow continued for at least 3 days post facial!
Thank you Face Place.
Face Place @ Alex Eagle Studio
6-10 Lexington Street