When it comes to our skin, we all want the same look: dewy, fresh, youthful-looking, and most importantly, wrinkle free.
But to achieve that, many of us feel that we need to go under the knife or book a Botox appointment, which is not an easy task for the faint hearted.
As well as the risk of a procedure going wrong, the idea of cosmetic surgery is frightening to a lot of women, not to mention seriously pricey.
So, when VIP heard about a professional skincare range that has finally arrived in Ireland which gives the effects of Botox without the scary needles, I signed myself up to try it out, pronto.
I was promised that international skincare range Juliette Armand’s Skin Boostersperformed ‘miracles’ to restore the firmness of skin, so I headed to Buff Day Spa in Dublin to check it out for myself.
As soon as I arrived in the spa I was kindly offered a fluffy robe and instructed to relax in the sauna or tranquility area before the treatment, and any nerves for what I envisioned as an invasive treatment melted away.
I need not have worried – my lovely beauty therapist Abi Baronetti calmly explained the process and told me that although the aim of the range is to banish wrinkles, it is totally gentle on the skin.
Abi told me that I would be getting the Thavma ‘Miracle’ Therapy (€75 – €99), which I would then follow up with aftercare products Thavma Lift Anti-wrinkle Serum (€79), Thavma Lift Anti-wrinkle Cream (€95) and Opsis Lift Anti-wrinkle eye cream (€79).
I was informed of the fascinating science behind the treatment – it works by using its cutting edge technology EFFECTOX™, a cocktail of peptides and new generation active ingredients that inhibit the mechanism responsible for the creation of expression lines and wrinkle, meaning when you laugh, frown, smile and squint, the lines don’t crease up as much!
They also contain Leuphasyl, which relaxes the muscle along with avocado oil, Vitamin A and E. The Thava ‘Miracle’ Therapy involves exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, followed by the application of two masks as well as a HEAVENLY scalp massage.
After an extremely relaxing facial, which was not in the slightest invasive as I had anticipated, I must admit I was feeling a little sceptical of how much of an instant result the treatment would have on my skin. But when Abi lowered the mirror to my face I couldn’t believe it – as well as my skin looking plump, firm and hydrated, and the faint lines in my forehead had visibly faded.
Although my skin is relatively young, Abi explained that the range is for preventative care, which will keep wrinkles at bay in the future. A total of ten treatments is recommended for those who want to see a 75% reduction in wrinkles, which is similar to the effects of having botox without putting a foreign substance in your skin.
Since the superb in-salon treatment, I’ve been religiously using the after care products and I can honestly say my skin has never looked or felt better.
The Juliette Armand Brand currently comprises of 223 products and 43 treatments forming the Skin Boosters, Elements and Sun Film lines. The Skin Booster range in Ireland currently offers three professional Skincare treatments and 9 retail products.
For all details, visit www.skinboosters.ie