Ashleigh Scott founder and director of The Facialist, takes a hands-on approach to facials and her Yoga Facial is no exception. Scott designed the quick-yet-effective therapy as a bootcamp to rev up the facial muscles that can start to sag when theyâ€™re not regularly stimulated. The intensive toning facial lifts and firms, reducing the appearance of under-eye bags, congestion and dullness, while improved muscle tone around the neck and eyebrows gives the impression that your face is â€śliftedâ€ť. As with yoga â€śexerciseâ€ť for the body, the Yoga Facial gets better the more frequently it is performed. For the best results, Scott recommends a course of six treatments done once or twice weekly.
Yoga Facial ($110 for 30 minutes or $590 for a course of six) at The Facialist, Shed 16 â€“ City Works Depot, Auckland, ashleighscott.co.nz
EYES WIDE OPEN
It is often hard for the delicate area around our eyes to hide the wear and tear of a hectic schedule; thatâ€™s why Spring Spa (bottom) developed a quick pick-meup for the peepers. The vitamin C-packed Eyes and Shine treatment includes a dark-circle diminishing massage and de-puffing, oxygenating masks, making it the ideal way to rejuvenate your eyes quickly during a tough working week. After this quick-fix mini-treatment â€“ which takes just 15 minutes â€“ the eye area is left smooth, hydrated and wide awake.
Eyes and Shine ($25 for 15 minutes) at Spring Spa Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown, springspa.com
The Vita-Brasion treatment from Ultraceuticals has been created to target a number of skincare concerns including pigmentation, dullness and large pores, proving that achieving real skincare results doesnâ€™t have to take hours. A gentle diamondencrusted dermabrasion wand is used to slough away dead skin cells and unblock pores, before sonophoresis is used to deliver active vitamin A and C into the deeper layers of the skin. In 60 minutes or less, your complexion is more plump, radiant and hydrated â€“ the ultimate lunchtime treatment.
Ultraceuticals Vita-Brasion treatment (from $85 for 45 to 60 minutes), visit ultraceuticals.com to find your nearest therapist.