On Monday 4th September I went to the Phyt’s Training centre in Bohernabreena, County Dublin, to learn how to do the Phyt’Skin Rénov facial. Facials are very popular in the salon and the Aqua Phyts facial (introduced in January) has been a hit and the most popular choice of facial this year. I want to keep my clients interested and with winter coming, a peel is a welcome addition to the facial menu and I know clients are going to love the results.
What is a Glycolic Peel?
A glycolic peel uses a glycolic acid, which comes from sugar cane, to remove dead skin cells. It works deeper then your traditional exfoliants while also stimulating cell renewal, and the result is younger, smoother, more radiant and healthy looking skin.
1 facial a week for 4 weeks, along with a homecare kit of a day and night cream and a spf, is recommended for best results.
Who is this facial for?
This facial is very much a treatment facial, for a person that wants results. Whether it’s acne scarring, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone,dehydration, fine lines or wrinkles, this facial will work for you. Keep in mind though that it is quite an active and stimulating facial. The glycolic peel itself feels a bit like nettle stings all over your face, and I found the lotions used before (to de-grease the skin and lower its pH) and after (to remove glycolic and bring pH back up to normal) the peel a bit tingly too.
There’s a little bit of massage performed while the mask is on but if you are looking for a facial to totally relax and maybe have a little snooze during it, this is not the one for you.
How did I find the treatment?
Honestly, I loved it. I had been feeling like my skin was looking tired, dull and old lately. I even talked to my husband about Botox. But I must say, after one treatment I found my skin was a lot brighter and definitely younger looking. I did however, break out around my chin area within a couple of days, but that was to be expected as I had congestion there. It wouldn’t put me off the facial but I might choose the Aqua phyts instead if I have an occassion the same week. I will definitely be doing more glycolic facials on myself in the near future and I’ve invested in the homecare kit which I will use over the next couple of months (botox can wait awhile longer :-p)
How much does it cost?
The Phyt’Skin Rénov costs €70 per facial and a course of 4 is recommended to achieve the best results.
If I were you, I’d have the facials on a *Thursday and you will get 10% off.
(*Therapeutic Thursday – 10% off facials and massage every Thursday in the salon).
As it’s a new treatment to the salon, I’m gonna do a special introductory offer….
*20% off the homecare kit: €92 instead of €115.
In the homecare kit you will get 2 moisturisers, one to use in the morning and one to use in the evening and a spf to protect your new skin from sun damage. This kit is a must in between your facials to keep your skin in tip-top condition and to prepare it for the glycolic peel and also for maintaining the results and minding your skin when your course of facials is finished. (your skin would be more susceptible to sun damage after a peel)
So, to sum it up, the Phyt’Skin Rénov is a glycolic treatment program which combines weekly professional treatments with homecare products to deliver visible results and I would definitely recommend it.
I look forward to treating your skin to a peel soon and revealing your brighter, younger, smoother skin beneath.
Orla Kerley 🙂
*while stocks last