I recently spent a relaxing and leisurely afternoon at Harvey Nichols in Leeds browsing around the store and admiring the Minna Parikka Bunny Hightop Trainers, which are to die for cute!
After casually dreaming of bunny trainers, I made my way to the first floor Harvey Nichols treatment rooms and to my appointment at The Light Salon’s Skin Rejuvenation Bar for an 11-minute Healite ll LED light-technology treatment.
I filled out the obligatory health form and sat down with The Light Salon Manager Tracy Whitworth who explained what this revolutionary approach to skincare rejuvenation was all about.
The Light Salon provides a non-invasive, pain-free solution for the prevention, repair and maintenance of aging, damaged and uneven skin. The Healite ll utilises near-infrared light, which is the opposite of damaging UV, to rejuvenate and repair the skin’s cells while encouraging the body’s own production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
I took my seat in the treatment room, a comfortable wicker chair and wicker footstool and soon drifted off into a calm relaxing state. The treatment is reminiscent of lying on a sun-kissed beach, but with the benefit of improving luminosity, fine lines and wrinkles, collagen and elastin production, uneven skin tone, glycation and skin irregularities such as acne, dermatitis, rosacea and psoriasis.
It was time for my treatment to begin. Tracy removed all my makeup and covered my eyes with little goggles. A large machine was placed above my face and the photosequencing delivered a low dose of yellow light to my skin for just one minute, which pre-conditioned and treated the outermost layer of skin and epidermal cells. Then it was followed by 10-minutes of near-infrared light which moved the top layers of my skin to allow better penetration for the near-infrared light to work. Post-treatment I had a visible glow.
The treatment was followed with a relaxing short face massage by Tracy, using Vitamin C and Hyaluronic serum, with added SPF moisturiser.
The treatment cost £35 for a single LED facial. There are many options to choose from, and the more consecutive facials you take the better priced they are. For a pre-party boost of 3 LED rejuvenation facials it costs £95, and for 10 it costs £315.
I’d like to thank Tracy and the Harvey Nichols team for providing the treatment complimentary.
I sampled the Glamolash Mascara XXL, which lifted my lashes to a height I didn’t think possible with mascara alone!
The Rodial team put together a couple of samples for me to try at home, including; Neck Mask freeze and smooth, Super Acids x-treme acid rush peel, and the Dragon’s Blood hyaluronic tonic. I’ll report back when I have tried them.