For all of the progress that men have made over the last few years when it comes to their grooming routines and how much effort they put into their appearance, there are still many areas of the beauty industry that remain a typically ‘female’ in most men’s psyches - one of them being facials.
The idea of telling your mates that you’ll be a little late to the bar because you’re popping for a facial on your way isn’t something that many men find them self feeling confident about doing, but slowly the tide is changing, and not only are men starting to realise the benefits of such treatments, they are also starting to look for, and demand, that brands offer them a more masculine, male-skin orientated treatments.
Radical Skincare is one such brand heeding the call; their new Radical Skincare City Fix Facial is a specially-tailored treatment designed just for men. Now, I have spoken numerous times about how much I love Radical Skincare, it’s still my favourite skincare brand, so I was more than happy to indulge in their request to come down and tryout the new facial.
My treatment was carried out by Hannah, who ran me through what to expect…
(If using these products at home yourself, you’ll find notes on how much of the product to use in brackets).
So tell us about the RADICAL CITY FIX FACIAL?
This facial will target any shaving bumps, irritation, tired skin, dullness and congestion. Whatever life has hit your skin with, this super relaxing bespoke facial will target and treat it. Your skin will look and feel refreshed, healthy, smooth and radiant.
Using a cocktail of antioxidants combined with maximum level repair actives and soothing ingredients, the Radical City Fix Facial will also target age-challenged skin and discolouration. It delivers instant results and allows to you to put your best face forward! Our promise always radical results.
Can you talk us through the treatment?
The facial begins with a back massage to relax and ease you into the treatment and help you unwind. Next, we cleanse the skin using the Hydrating Cleanser, which soothes, hydrates and nourishes. (About 1p size on the palm of your hand).
The Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads are next - they are pre-soaked with AHA and BHS multi-fruit extracts that will remove dead skin cells help with pore size ingrowing hairs as well as helping lift and hydrate the skin. (One pad nightly after cleansing).
We then use the Instant Revitalising Mask, which optimises oxygen and hydration filled with vitamins (two pumps). While this is left to work its magic, you’ll enjoy a hand and arm massage with our Firming Body Multi-Repair. (One-two pumps per arm).
After the mask is removed we do a lymphatic drainage facial massage using the Youth Infusion Serum and peptide to help drain toxins from the skin, plump and brighten. (One pump).
We follow and finish with the bespoke moisturisers. We use the Anti-Ageing Restorative Moisturiser and then finish with our amazing Eye Revive Creme. (Half a pump for each eye, it’s very rich so only a little is needed). The eye creme is super-soothing to help with puffiness, dark circles and sagging.
Finally, a quick power pressure on the feet to “wake the body up ” after the facial will finish.
The Radical City Fix Facial costs £50, to book in for an appointment, email Hannah today.
You can buy Radical Skincare for yourself from harveynichols.com