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Face The World Holistic Facial Experience

My Face The World Facial…

By Cindy B

What do I know? Face The World is a lovely holistic facial experience designed to take you on a virtual journey around the world. This exciting facial treatment is cleverly choreographed to music from around the globe, and every product used or sound you hear reflects the country you are visiting. The gorgeous aromas and textures of products and blissful music tantalise your senses of smell, touch and hearing and you truly believe that you are on holiday in paradise!

Face The World products are unique as they are suitable for all skin types whilst delivering premium quality treatment without parabens and are cruelty-free. This amazing patented treatment is a holistic experience designed to pamper your senses and enlighten your soul.

Here’s my “Journey”…

The Face The World Journey began in the Rain forest with the sounds of beautiful birdsong, haunting pipes and marimba filling the room. I was treated to a refreshing deep cleanse as the therapist’s soothing and fluid hand movements massaged the cleansing milk into the face, neck and décolletage. The fresh scent of peppermint, orange flower and galbanum (an aromatic gum resin) stimulated the senses as daily pollutants, toxins and makeup were lifted away from my skin. The cleanser was removed with warm mitts, soaked in a specially formulated toner concentrate containing witch hazel and aloe vera. All products are removed in this manner to ensure I experienced the full benefit of the next product.

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The next phase of the Journey harnessed ancient Eastern techniques to create a pressure point facial massage that worked on the Chakras throughout the body. I was transported to Tibet and felt my body enter a deep state of relaxation whilst listening to bamboo flutes and Tibetan singing bowls. The aromas of patchouli and nutmeg enveloped my senses as I was also treated to a soothing neck and shoulder massage. This is a very indulgent experience and I found it difficult to stay awake.

My next stop was Australia, as the deep vibrations of Aboriginal music and the rejuvenating aromas of eucalyptus, bergamot and tonka bean calmed my mind. This skin-friendly gel scrub combined both physical and chemical exfoliation. Ground rosehip seeds provided mild abrasion whilst a gentle pumpkin enzyme rid the skin of dead cells.

Australia

The next step of this exciting journey featured an Ocean Rain skin drench. The sound of raindrops and crashing waves filled the room while I felt the cool pattering fingertips of the therapist as a hydrating marine mask was applied to my face. The stimulating Chlorella in the mask helps to firm and tone the skin, while aloe vera gel and lavender oil heals and repairs the skin. While my troubles floated away on the ocean waves, I was treated to a complementary mini-treatment of my choice. You can choose between an Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage or Tibetan Hand Massage. This was sheer indulgence and I was in a state of bliss with my Indian Head Massage.

The final leg of the Journey took me on a safari trip to South Africa where I was treated to the soulful native choral singing and inhaled the sweet aromas of violets, lily of the valley and rose. A light moisturiser containing sodium hyaluronate and vitamin E was massaged gently into my skin. This nourished and hydrated the skin making it feel incredibly soft and smooth.

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To end this amazing experience, the therapist gave me a sachet of luxurious Overnight Skin-Booster Serum with instructions to apply before bedtime to maximize the effects of the facial treatment and extend the pampering experience. It was a truly incredible experience and I was sorry to end my ‘Journey’. My skin felt clean, refreshed and nourished and I felt enlightened and rejuvenated. I would thoroughly recommend the Face The World Holistic Facial Experience to everyone. It would be a perfect treat to pamper someone special or simply escape from the stress of daily life on a virtual holiday.

The benefits of aloe vera in skin treatment

aloe vera plant

Aloe vera is commonly known as Aloe, burn plant or lily of the desert. Early records of the use of Aloe vera appear in the Ebers Papyrus from the 16th century BC in which ancient Egyptian remedies and magical formulas are listed. Aloe vera was known as the ‘’plant of immortality’’ and was presented as a burial gift to deceased pharaohs. This species is used widely in the traditional herbal medicine of many countries. In Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe vera is called kathalai and is used as a multipurpose skin treatment.

Aloe sap

Pure aloe extract

Cleopatra massaged aloe gel into her skin as part of her daily beauty routine. Aloe was used in ancient Israel to wash and prepare the dead for burial and Egyptians used aloe in embalming. When Columbus set sail for America, he wrote in his diary ‘’All is well, aloe is on board’’. Aloe vera is still popular today and is cultivated around the world as a crop for its colourless jelly-like leaf parenchyma known as ‘’aloe gel’’. It is used for a variety of purposes in food and beverages, food supplements, herbal remedies and cosmetics.

Aloe vera contains many active ingredients which influence its therapeutic properties including vitamins A, B1,B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E, folic acid, choline, a host of minerals, amino acids and mucinous polysaccharides. It contains uronic acids which aid in detoxification, and fatty acids (natural plant steroids) which are anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Aloe contains enzymes and antraquinones which are natural pain killers and antimicrobial agents, as well as salicylic acid which is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. The presence of saponins account for its natural cleansing and antiseptic properties.

Face The World Mask and Cloths

A concentrate of aloe, lavender and chlorella (seaweed) extracts…

Aloe vera may be effective when used topically in the treatment of wounds and is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. It has been used to promote healing of first to second degree burns. Studies have shown that aloe’s antibacterial and antifungal activities may be useful in treating minor skin infections such as sunburns, boils, benign skin cysts, and tinea corporis.

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Aloe vera gel is used extensively in skin products such as lotions, facial creams, cosmetics and sunblocks. It encourages skin rejuvenation due to its antioxidant properties, relieves arthritic pain, improves blood circulation and reduces scarring and itching. Aloe has a moisturising effect and has a similar pH to human skin so it can be used on sensitive skin.

The Benefits of using a Facial Serum

So why use a facial serum?

We all know that plenty of sleep, being safe in the sun, a healthy diet and lifestyle can keep our skin in good condition from the inside – but can we do anything from the outside to keep those wrinkles at bay?

For those with an interest in skin care, you will already be aware that there is a world of different treatments and products all promising different miracles. Where do we start?

A good skin care routine is essential. Our skin is a living organ – our largest organ – and supplying it with essential nutrients and moisture is paramount, as well as keeping it clean and free of harmful chemicals. No matter what your skin type, nor what your preferred routine is; from soap and water to cleanse, tone and moisturize – there is a serum out there that will benefit your skin.

So what is a serum and do we need to use one? What’s the difference between a serum and a moisturizer?

The structure of molecules in a serum is generally smaller than that of a moisturizer, which allows the serum to penetrate deeper than a regular moisturizer. Serums can deliver vitamins, active naturals and antioxidants deep into the skin. Many are used overnight, which is the best time as this is when the skin heals and repairs itself.

Serums are generally lighter in texture than moisturizers. They may also have a higher level of active ingredients compared to their moisturizer counterparts. Always look for natural ingredients as they are kinder to the skin.

Here are some of the best to look out for –

Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil

limnanthesMeadowfoam flower oil is derived from the seeds of a white flower which has 98% long chain fatty acids. This oil hassuperior moisturising and conditioning properties and is emollient but not greasy.

Oenothera Biennis Oil

oenotheraEvening Primrose Oil is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid (GLA) derived from essential fatty acids (EFAs). This helps to maintain the moisture barrier of the skin and it soothes and protects dry skin. EFAs manufacture prostaglandins, which are responsible for maintaining the tone of blood vessels and balance of water levels in the body.

Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil

Wheat Germ Oil is extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel and is a naturally abundant source of vitamins A, D and E. It also contains fatty acids and plant sterols. This oil has a softening and conditioning effect on skin and is thought to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Triticum Vulgare Seed Extract

Wheat Seed Extract contains ceramides and glycosylceramides, which help to replenish the skin. It has anti-elastase, anti-collagenase and anti-free radical activity and acts against skin aging.

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil

rosacaninaRosehip oil is a cold pressed vegetable oil which is extracted from the seeds of a wild rose which grows in the Andes. It is unique among vegetable oils in containing retinol (vitamin A) and vitamin C. This oil is high in essential fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid (omega-6) and linolenic acid (omega-3). It is thought to reduce the size of pores and is good for skin infections due to its high level of vitamin A. Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidant tocopherols and is used to heal scarring and diminish photo-ageing caused by exposure to excessive sunlight. The essential fatty acids help to maintain the moisture barrier of the skin and soothe and protect dry skin.

Tocopherol

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant found most abundantly in wheat germ oil, sunflower and safflower oils. It is an effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger and protects the skin from environmental damage. It accelerates healing in burns and reduces scar formation.

Retinyl Palmitate

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin which improves the appearance of mature, sun damaged and dry skin. It hydrates and softens skin and helps to recreate a smooth, supple texture and tone. It protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

Shea Butter is composed of fatty acids which melt at body temperature making it an ideal emollient for skin, without leaving a greasy feeling. It nourishes the skin with vitamins A and E, helping to maintain the skin. It is good for sun damaged skin as it has a high level of cinnamic acid, which acts a natural sun screen. Shea butter has anti-inflammatory, emollient and humectant properties. The high content of unsaponifiables and allantoin in shea butter combines to yield its soothing and protective properties.

serumFace The World has developed a natural skin care range, including an anti-aging, overnight skin-booster serum with ALL of the above ingredients in it.

“We included the serum in our range, even though it isn’t a direct part of the facial massage experience. The benefits of using a serum to enhance your daily skin care are too important to ignore.”

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