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Review: NUDE recontouring facial at Vedas Beauty, Dún Laoghaire

Facials are meant to make you look and feel like a million dollars – without actually costing a million dollars. While the latest facial favoured by the rich and famous might cost a pretty penny, your face will thank you …

Thu, Feb 23, 2012, 11:00

   

Facials are meant to make you look and feel like a million dollars – without actually costing a million dollars. While the latest facial favoured by the rich and famous might cost a pretty penny, your face will thank you for it.

With fans including Helena Christianson, Uma Thurman and others, NUDE is a natural and ethical skincare line founded by Ali Hewson and Bryan Meehan.

With active ingredients sourced from milk, NUDE is “98% natural and chemical-free” (wonder what could possibly be in the 2%), and claims to correct the signs of aging.

While the skincare range is available worldwide (240 locations and counting), the NUDE facial is only available in Ireland at Veda’s Beauty Clinic in Dún Laoghaire.

The NUDE Recontouring Facial is an incredibly relaxing (yes, we fell asleep) 60-minute procedure, combining cleansing, deep tissue massage and micro-facial contouring. If your face could do with an extra pick-me-up, the beautician can apply a vibration technique to further boost circulation and give you an added lift.

Created for all skin types, it worked well on my combination skin, which manages to have incredibly dry and incredibly oily patches. The Cleansing Facial Oil in particular was gentle enough for the more sensitive spots, while the Miracle Mask  ‑ which was allowed to sit on the skin for around 10 minutes, covered by a heated towel while I received a neck, hand and arm massage – really hydrated the dry areas.

I left all a-glow with a brighter, even complexion. The results could be seen for at least 10 days after the treatment. Definitely  recommended.

NUDE Recontouring Facial, €125, 60 minutes

Veda’s Beauty Clinic, 19 Lower Georges Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Tel: 01-214 0222 | Email : info@vedasbeauty.ie

I sent a guest poster who wished to remain anonymous to review this treatment.