The latest wave of facials embraces LED technology and promises to plump our skin to perfection. We sent three Y&YW testers to try out the latest in beauty science.
BEST FOR... LAST-MINUTE PLUMPING
Signature Glow Boost by D Thomas Illuminate at Harvey Nichols, £119 “As a bride-to-be, I’ve been NHHQ WR ÀQG D WUHDWPHQW to leave me looking dewy fresh. Signature Glow Boost promises to rejuvenate skin and boost stem-cell renewal. A light peel was followed by collagen-stimulating lasers which felt like tiny pin pricks – in most areas I could barely feel them. An LED mask enhanced the treatment. My lips were immediately fuller and my skin looked noticeably plumper. With minimal redness, it’s ideal for a lastminute refresh treatment.” Laura Dean-osgood, sub-editor
BEST FOR... REVIVING TIRED SKIN
LED Luminous Lift at EF Medispa, £150 “I had my LED Luminous Lift treatment the day before jetting to Barcelona IRU D ÀYH GD\ KHQ SDUW\ I knew my skin would take a battering, so wanted it to be in the best condition possible. After a facial, my technician created a sequence of UV lights tailored to my skin. Violet light clears acne, and blue kills infections and helps combat seasonal affective disorder. Yellow light reduces hyperpigmentation, and the red and orange increase collagen to get that perfect plump skin that everyone wants on w-day. I left feeling really refreshed and ready to get the party started!” Kat Jennings, marketing and events assistant
BEST FOR... INSTANT BRIGHTNESS
Detox and Brighten Express LED Facial at The Light Salon, £75 “I’ve been looking for a TXLFN À[ IRU D KHDOWK\ looking glow for my best friend’s upcoming wedding. This treatment helps to boost collagen and elastin using the most incrediblesmelling Skinceuticals products, and the therapist started with a full cleanse DQG JHO SHHO 1H[W D PDVN was applied and I lay under an LED light. After 13 minutes, my skin had an instant glow and my pores ORRNHG QRQ H[LVWHQW 0\ treatment ended with a UHOD[LQJ O\PSKDWLF PDVVDJH leaving me with a radiant, healthy glow. This treatment would be absolutely perfect if you want instant results.” Katie Phipps, art editor