A little bit different of a blog post than normal, but I thought it would be great to change it up and create a blog about my experience of going for a professional facial and my thoughts & review on it. I recently treated my best friend for her birthday to professional facial and I decided that I would get one too, that way we could share the experience together and have a fun time for her special day!
After much research on different spas & treatments around the Niagara area, I decided on the Americana Resort - Senses Spa. I decided on the grounding facial for both my friend and I. It was reasonably priced compared to some other spas in the area, but still luxurious enough that I felt I would be getting a professional experience. I decided on the grounding facial, which essentially is a customized facial with hot stones incorporated for added relaxation. I had never received a hot stone facial either, so I thought this was the best way to go! The facial was $120 for an 85-minute session, but personally I thought it was a great deal.
The actual treatment was very relaxing and my esthetician was very confident in her techniques. She knew what she was doing and I felt very comfortable with her! I really felt I was getting a good experience and I felt my skin was being treated with care and professionalism. She allowed me to relax and just enjoy treating myself. The only disappointment I had with my esthetician is I wished she were a little more vocal about what she was using on my skin. I understand that at the same time a lot of people may not enjoy being spoken too as it could disrupt their relaxation, but I would have appreciated knowing what was being used each step throughout the service. But, with that being my only complaint with my esthetician I would say she did an amazing job and I would definitely request her again for the next service I book!
With the overall service, I found the experience was great. It was nice to sit in the lounge before & after the service to unwind. It was a good feeling not being pressured to leave, and that my friend and I could take our time to just hangout and catch up before we had to go on with our day! We were given refreshments after our service as well, which was a beautiful touch. The only downside I had with my overall experience was the length of my treatment. I was disappointed that my treatment didn’t last the promised 85 minutes. The entire service lasted about an hour, which ended up feeling more than enough, but I would have enjoyed those extra 25 promised minutes in the treatment room!
But, now for the real review! How is my skin? Really this to me is the most crucial part as to whether a facial is worth it or not. Prior to the facial I noticed my skin was breaking out on my forehead and I was developing more black heads than usual. My skin was just overall congested and just needed some extra help. During the treatment I could really feel my esthetician taking care of my skin and she was really focused on doing her job right. She spent a great deal of time extracting my blackheads and she took pride in doing a good job. Once leaving the facial and being able to look into a mirror my skin was AMAZING. It was seriously GLOWING and it felt amazing. I was so impressed with the results. I couldn’t believe that much change could come from one session. She was a miracle worker.
This is a photo of my skin about 2 hours after my facial! I didn't edit this photo in any way and it was taken with my SONY a5000 to show the details of my skin.
So at the end of all of this I would rate my experience an 8/10. At the end of the day my skin is glowing and I feel refreshed and confident in my complexion. It would have been nice to have that extended time, but it didn’t ruin my experience. I would definitely rebook again and I’m already looking into what service I want to indulge in next at Senses Spa!
Have any services you want me to try our & review? I’d be happy to test them out for you ;)
Stay happy & healthy