Last Thursday, right after an entire work week that felt like forever, I headed off to Conrad Dubai to try out the much-coveted Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial.
I usually take good care of my skin, but the past week has been wearing me down (think extra cups of coffee, under 5 hours of sleep and not drinking enough water). The lackluster reflected on my face, and I was relying on this session to make me look and feel more ‘alive’ for the impending weekend.
What is the Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial?
The Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial is very different from the traditional facial technique where the face where cleansing, extraction and a massage is the norm.
Intraceuticals is a highly scientific skincare brand hailing from Australia, and is based on the principals of natural beauty. The ‘facial’ here is a non-invasive treatment where a cold, steady stream of oxygen and a specialized ‘Rejuvenate’ serum is passed over the face, penetrating into the first layer of the dermis.
Celebrities, including age-proof rock-star Madonna herself, swear by this facial.
Intraceuticals also bagged the prestigious title of ‘Spa Treatment of the Year’ at the 2017 Asia spa awards.
This 1-hour treatment targets the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dramatically enhances overall hydration.
Hyaluronic Acid: A lightweight version of the naturally occuring skin ingredient in this serum quickly absorbs into the skin. Hyaluronic Acid offers a reservoir of nutrients to the skin, increasing hydration levels and protecting against premature aging.
Vitamin A: A natural antioxidant that is essential for healthy skin growth.
Aloe Vera: Calms and rejuvenates the skin.
Vitamin E: A natural antioxidant that improves the barrier function of the skin.
Green Tea: Helps neutralize free radicals.
How It Works:
The 3 steps below have been taken from intraceuticals.com
STEP 1: THE REJUVENATE PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT APPLICATION
This is the first step in your skin’s visible transformation. Cooling, calming, pressurised oxygen increases absorption of the Rejuvenate serum and naturally improves your skin’s moisture levels while Vitamins and antioxidants protect and defend. A combination of lightweight Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea result in instantly in smoother looking skin with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, better volume and increased firmness. Your skin will emerge deeply hydrated, balanced and glowing with vitality. Results are not only instant but continue to improve in the following days, in conjunction with continued use of at home products.
STEP 2: REJUVENATE HYDRATION GEL
Intensify and maintain your results with Treatment Support Products. Rejuvenate Hydration Gel with multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid provides the next hydration layer to seal in hydration and create an invisible barrier against hydration loss. Apply twice daily. Use Rejuvenate Contour Eye Gel specifically for the delicate eye area with double concentration of multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid.
STEP 3: REJUVENATE MOISTURE BINDING CREAM
The final step in the hyaluronic layering process. This moisture rich product contains multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid providing intense hydration and a blend of essential oils – jojoba, macadamia, wheatgerm, sweet almond – to lock in hydration. Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea protect and help defend against environmental stress and the visible signs of premature ageing. This Hyaluronic Layering process offers unmatched hydration and long lasting results. Continued use of Treatment Support Products is an essential stage in prolonging the benefits. Apply twice daily and prepare to be impressed.
Tezzy’s Experience with the Intraceuticals Facial
This was my very first time at the spa in Conrad Dubai, and cannot rave enough about the immaculate service here. The ambiance is blissfully zen, and the staff here are so friendly and professional.
Before my treatment, I was treated to a chilled glass of ‘Sweet Romance’, a ginger-laced floral tea concoction. I then headed to the locker room, and changed into a spa robe.
I was hosted by the very lovely Anju, a Nepali beauty with glowing skin who has over a decade of experience with doing facials.
She gives me a brief introduction to the treatment, followed by a warm foot bath and next I am on the treatment bed ready for the session.
The oxygen and serum is passed over my face in brisk strokes; up and down and sideways. It feels cold yet refreshing.
Anju does the left side of my face first, and then holds up a mirror to show me the difference. Even in the dim glow of the treatment room, I can see a very visible improvement. My laughter line looks blurred out and less prominent. The bags around my eyes seem less puffy. I am loving the transformation!
An hour later, with the lights on, I see more changes that have me grinning. My face feels so plump and youthful, and my nose looks clear of blackheads.
Anju tells me I can use makeup right away, but I am enjoying my newfound glow so much that I actually feel confident enough to leave the spa barefaced.
5 Reasons Why You Need to Try the Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial:
- The results are instantaneous! The skin looks plump, hydrated and youthful. My laughter lines were visibly reduced, and so were the pesky wee blackheads on my nose.
- Non-invasive, and you see a difference in under an hour! It really is like a natural botox for the skin.
- High on skin-loving ingredients that are based on cutting-edge technology and natural beauty principals.
- You can use makeup right away! Unlike many other facials that encourage you to stay clear of makeup post treatment, this is the ideal treatment to get done right before a special night out.
- The results stay on for over a week. Anju recommends doing the facial on a weekly basis for a month, and then follow it up monthly. Conrad Dubai offers special packages for bulk bookings, and also stocks the Intraceutials after-care range.
Pricing & Booking Info:
The Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial is a 1-hour treatment, and you can enjoy it at a very reasonable price of AED 725 at Conrad Dubai.
For bookings, call 04 444 7444. And do ask for Anju!