We all go into our summer holiday with plans of achieving the wellbeing trifecta; rest, relaxation and restoration. And yet, the reality is often far from the case. After a hectic summer of wrangling small people at the beach, cooking and cleaning up endlessly for friends and family, and hitting the G&Ts at midday every day, one can feel less than revived. All of which can wreak havoc on our visage.
This harsh reality hit me when I applied my work warpaint for the first day back in the office. Staring back at me from the mirror was a dry, summer ravaged face in desperate need of some TLC. I needed help, stat. A quick fix to my woes. But where does one go? Thankfully, returning to the city to get my hands on another bottle of Augustinus Bader’s moisturizing cream was a very good start. I was introduced to the magic of this moisturiser by Melanie Grant, facialist to the stars (and myself when I’m in Sydney, where she is based), and I’ve been a dedicated devote to this face cream for well over a year.
Thankfully, the fine folks at Spring Spa have recently not only added the luxe cream to their product offering, but they have also launched the very first Augustinus Bader Facial and Light Therapy treatment program — just in the nick of time for me.
To get myself back on track I opted for the 60 minute Augustinus Bader facial, a super hydrating facial that incorporates the cream’s unique TFC8® ingredient that stimulates the skin’s natural process of rejuvenation and repair, leaving skin soft, youthful and supremely healthy.
The 60 minute facial kicks off with a much needed deep cleanse, removing all the multiple layers of sunscreen and sea salt that have accumulated over summer, allowing for maximum absorption of the hyaluronic acid from the sheet masque that is applied next, which immediately restores the moisture to my skin. The therapist then sets up the LED red light treatment over my face and sets the timer for 20 minutes. The light stimulates collagen, and leaves me feeling very relaxed, likely aided by the delightfully relaxing shoulder and arm massage I receive at the same time. Finally, a generous application of Augustinus Bader The Cream is massaged into my face to finish the treatment.
The results from this facial are immediately impressive: my skin is visibly improved. But why stop here? My therapist recommends I consider Spring Spa’s LED Light Bootcamp for maximum results and to improve the overall outcome of the first facial. Sign me up. Over the course of the next week, I have a further three LED Light facials, several days apart, each at 20 minutes long and each concluded by the application of Augustinus Bader’s The Cream.
The results have been nothing short of impressive: my pores are smaller, and my skin is plumper. So fantastic is the result, in fact, that in the spirit of ‘new year, new me’, I have vowed to become a dedicated LED Bootcamper.
To learn more about what LED and Augustinus Bader treatment is best suited to you, book in for a free consultation with one of Spring’s experienced therapists. You won’t regret it.