Friday, 25 November 2016

Fire and Ice Facial at The Cardiff Clinic

I was recently invited to experience a Fire and Ice Facial at the prestigious Cardiff Clinic. The Cardiff Clinic is a non-invasive cosmetic, skin and aesthetic treatment centre on Cathedral Road. It is led by top consultant plastic surgeon, Mr Richard Karoo and features a team of experienced specialists. 



Their philosophy is to provide a wide range of non-invasive treatments using the safest, most advanced and effective techniques to suit each individual. The team provide honest and safe advice and aim to deliver you the best results possible.

There are a wide range of treatments available for both men and women such as chemical peels, lip enhancements, fat reduction and many more. You can view the list of treatments here, treatmentsThe Cardiff Clinic also offers many beauty treatments such as luxury facials, massages, tinting and manicures. 

I was offered to try out the new Fire and Ice facial. I'm a busy, working mum so I hardly ever get any alone time, let alone pampering. As you can imagine, I jumped at the opportunity. 

The Fire and Ice facial is a resurfacing treatment which is a favourite with celebrities such as Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow. It's the best selling treatment at the Four Seasons hotel. It's an intensive medi-facial which is clinically formulated with the purest pharmaceutical grade ingredients, designed to rapidly and safely resurface the skin, reduce fine lines, encourage cellular renewal and address any problematic skin. I couldn't wait to experience it.

I drove to the clinic which is centrally located in Cardiff. I was able to park in the clinics' car park which is located at the back of the building. The building itself is grand and beautiful. Upon entering one of the first things that caught my eye was the gorgeous flooring. It's the original flooring for the house and it looks fantastic.


Photo taken from the Cardiff Clinic Facebook page




The waiting room is large and wonderfully decorated with a mix of modern and classic furniture. Whilst waiting for my treatment I was able to enjoy a delicious latte.





My treatment was with beauty specialist Lisa. Lisa has a wide knowledge of all of the products that were used and was able to advise me on how to care for my skin which i'll fully admit i'm not very good at. I've been using the same moisturising products for years so it was good to get a new opinion. 


Photo taken from The Cardiff Clinic Facebook Page

The facial itself lasts about an hour and starts with a cleansing complex which contains a gentle bends of acids and vitamins. This step cleanses the skin without stripping essential natural oils.

The next step is the intensive resurfacing mask which is the 'fire' element of the facial. This uses glycolic acid with vitamin b3 and retinol. It's for rapid exfoliation without peeling. This part can sting but it only lasts a couple of minutes. I felt a tingly sensation on my face but nothing that was too uncomfortable to cope with. Lisa provided reassurance and also stated that it can be removed if I felt it was painful (which I didn't).

Next is the rejuvenating mask which is the 'ice' part of the facial. This uses hyaluronic acid and antioxidants aloe and green tea to soothe, reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen synthesis. This felt lovely after the 'fire' part of the facial.




Then follows a range of serums and moisturisers. The super serum advance helps to lighten, brighten and tighten the skin. I certainly needed that around my tired eyes. The hydra cool serum hydrates your skin from the inside out. The youth eye complex is designed to smooth and firm the eye area in particular the fine lines and dark circles (note to santa, i'd love a bottle of this for christmas). The moisturising complex hydrates, soothes and provides anti oxidant protection from daily environmental damage. Lastly was the spf which helps repair existing dna damage. I never think to use an spf everyday but after this facial and Lisa's advise, i'll be using one on a daily basis.




My skin was left glowing and felt very soft. For the days following the facial I experienced some shedding. I normally have quite dry skin but my skin certainly felt hydrated for a while after. 

Overall, I had a fantastic experience at the Cardiff Clinic. I felt special from the moment I walked through the door. The staff are knowledgable, attentive, professional but above all friendly. 

The clinic itself feels luxurious. It's spacious, comfortable and has the ability to make you feel relaxed. I could have stayed there all day. 

I'll definitely be using it for all of my future beauty treatments. It felt like an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and it was certainly a special experience. It feels a lot more exclusive than any other clinic or beauty centre I have been in.

I have a couple of Christmas parties coming up and my mum is also visiting from Australia over the festive season so i'll be visiting Lisa with her to have a manicure and pamper session again soon.



Photo taken from The Cardiff Clinic Facebook page

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32 comments:

  1. I can't remember the last time I had a facial! Most probably before T :) But glad you had some lovely pampering and relaxing before all those Christmas parties :)

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  2. Ooh, it all looks lovely! I could do with a bit of pampering! Thank you for sharing x

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  3. how fab, would love some time out for a facial - they're my favourite! x

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  4. So glad that you enjoyed your trip to the clinic, it sounds like the perfect facial. I like that it is a lengthy facial and your skin looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you. It certainly hydrated my skin x

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  5. The title scared me a little but the facial sounds good. I had one once and was amazed at how relaxing it was.

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  6. It looks like a lovely place to be pampered, I could do with a bit of that!
    Glad you enjoyed your time there :) x

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  7. oh this place looks amazing.. im in need of a good pamper..

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  8. This sounds like an amazing facial treatment. I would love to try it.

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  9. Wow sounds amazing and i think it is the best time to have facial as Christmas is around. Best time to pamper yourself, i will surely go for facial now :)

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  10. I have never been treated to a facial, I bet it felt great. Such a lovely place :)

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  11. It sounds wonderful - I had a fire and ice pedicure not so long ago and it was amazing

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    1. I didn't realise they did a pedicure too. I bet that's fab

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  12. This sounds absolutely divine...my skin is in desperate need of some tlc! xx

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  13. Oh you lucky thing, this sounds amazing! Having two children definitely doesn't leave any time for pampering so I'm not surprised you jumped at this opportunity!
    Alana x

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  14. Ooo! I bet this was gorgeous. I love a good facial xx

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  15. You have beautiful skin Kerry! This facial looks amazing! x

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  16. The facial sounds very intriguing - a great thing to have done before all the Christmas parties - or maybe in the New Year to undo all the Christmas Party damage!

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  17. I love getting a facial and this place sounds amazing! I wish I lived closer to Cardiff :)

    Louise x

    PS: You have lovely skin

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  18. Oh wow what a great treat and pamper session for a busy mom - perfect way to relax. The facial sounds amazing and would also make a great gift for someone

    Laura x

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  19. I've never had a facial! That's something on my to do list for next year. Love that sofa as well.

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  20. Wow It sounds like the perfect facial! Your skin looks so lovely Kerry! Xx

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  21. This sounds great, I'd love to try one. What do you mean by "shedding" though?

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  22. This looks amazing. I live in Cardiff so this is not far from me. I must check them out!

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  23. It looks so great your face looks so fresh. Perfect for a little preparation before Christmas x

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  24. The name sounds rather scary but I would give it a try anyway :-)

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  25. This sounds just so absolutely amazing and so relaxing x

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  26. This sounds fabulous! I would love a facial, you look great for it!

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  27. Not heard of ice and fire facial before but you learn something new everyday and I am so glad it left your skin looking good

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  28. This sounds like the perfect facial. I'm not keen on basic cleaning facials, I like to go and get things that I don't do daily so the acid applications are totally up my street. x

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  29. What a lovely treat! I've not heard of this type of facial before but it sounds fab. I have dry skin too, so anything that leaves me feeling hydrated is a win. x

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