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SEEING THE LIGHT
TREATMENT: Dermalogica Ion Active Treatment, R890 (90 min)
SKINCARE RANGE: Dermalogica WHAT IT IS: An anti-ageing and hydrating facial using Dermalogica products and Bio-Therapeutic technology for optimum penetration
WHO DOES IT: Jennifer Eales Skin Care and Body Therapy Clinic. Jenny ministers to Durban’s arts and social set in her intimate urban oasis.
While I reclined in dim light, Jenny cleansed and analysed my skin, which used to be combination but, with ageing, is now dry... sigh.
She exfoliated with Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, using a Bio-Therapeutic (BT) micro machine that vibrates imperceptibly to shake off dead skin cells. Then she applied silky Ion Active Serum, selecting the hyaluronic acid option to moisturise (there’s also oligopeptide serum to treat pigmentation, or retinol to reduce fine lines).
After a short massage ‘to increase circulation’, she applied ExoThermal Gelloid, a masque to nourish and soothe. This was followed by a blissful 10-minute facial massage using lymphatic drainage and Swedish massage techniques. I dozed off, resurfacing when she applied the micro machine again. Cool LED eye pads were placed on my eyes, special black goggles slipped over them, and the BT Synthesis LED machine was switched on. This, says Jenny, stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate, which promotes collagen and elastin production. She performed a 20minute chest, neck and shoulder massage, and before I knew it she was removing the gelloid, then applying a new BioLumin C serum, followed by a hydrating spritz, eye cream and moisturiser, and a final flourish of the micro machine.
The result? Plumped, glowing skin with lines magically minimised. THE LOWDOWN: 15 10th Avenue, Durban Tel: 031 309 2276 www.jennifereales.co.za