Halo Aesthetics: WOW Facial
Updated: Jul 13
If lockdown has left your skin feeling a little unloved, we're looking forward to the re-opening later this month of local business, Halo Aesthetics. Prior to lockdown, Val was invited to trial their innovative WOW facial, which promises great looking skin and long term benefits:
I was a little hesitant to start getting facials and so started out with the most pedestrian kinds you could get at hotel spas when travelling. I always chose facials that were non-invasive and really more like a basic cleanse, massage and hydration. These simple facials sure felt nice, but afterwards, as in a day or two later, I'd have the same skin and same dullness. I felt a bit “meh” in terms of what my skin looked and felt like after the treatments and knew I was ready for something deeper and I’ll be honest, I wanted more bang for my buck!
Enter Halo Aesthetics..
When I hit my 30’s I knew that was the perfect time to start taking better care of my skin and to start paying more attention to what it needed. My skincare concerns weren’t that severe: some dullness, fine lines which I wanted to prevent from getting any worse and the occasional blemish here and there. The WOW facial was recommended to me because it’s gentle enough on the skin to not cause any real pain or serious discomfort but the results last for up to three months! Now that is something worth looking into!
Their WOW facial lists six separate steps that lead to glowing skin, so I thought I’d describe each step for you:
6 STEPS TO SKIN NIRVANA (90 MINUTES)
Step 1 – Exfoliating cleanser and a choice of 4 light skin peels personalised to your skin type
I had never had a peel before! The word itself isn’t exactly settling but trust me when I say it’s NOT what you’re thinking. No actual “peeling” happens. Katie used the Resurface peel for me which is gently brushed onto the skin and formulated with an impressive list of high-performance acids to correct visible signs of ageing, even out skin tone and revive a dull complexion. This special peel contains lactic acid, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, kojic acid and salicylic acid. After it’s applied it melts into your skin to work it’s magic. No discomfort at all. Actually feels very refreshing when coupled with the nice cleanse!
Step 2 – Dermaplaning – Removes ‘peach fuzz’ hair, dead skin cells and smooths the skin
This step was super! It made my skin feel smooth as silk and even weeks after the treatment my makeup just seemed to seamlessly glide on. You don’t realise how annoying and unnecessary the peach fuzz is until it’s properly removed! They got a lot and we were cracking up with the orange shade of it, thanks to the remnants of my self tanner. Bye bye residue!
Step 3 – WOW! Fusion – a bespoke cocktail of skin loving serums are infused into the skin using a small microneedling device
The cocktail we used was high concentration hyaluronic acid with a multi vitamin serum (contains over 40 vitamins, minerals and amino acids) and the anti ageing serum (contains Vitamin C and anti-ageing amino acids) which was expertly chosen by Nikki and Katie, tailor made for my skin. Perfect combo! The actual needles are tiny - it felt like a “prickly stamp” being stamped across my face. A bit odd sure, but I wouldn’t describe it as painful.
Step 4 – LED light therapy mask to heal the skin, fight inflammation, reduce acne and reverse UV damage
This was the part I was most looking forward to because a) I’ve heard wonderful things about LED light therapy for the skin and b) I knew the selfies would be hilarious! I felt like a sexy Stormtrooper! Again, the ladies chose the shades of light that my skin needed (red for blemishes, blue for anti-ageing and green can also be used for redness.)
Step 5 – WOW! Mask. The highest quality hyaluronic acid and collagen mask to hydrate, brighten and smooth the skin If my skin could feel this good on a daily basis I’d move move myself into Halo Aesthetics permanently. Just to experience this level of soothing hydration! The WOW mask, especially after the WOW fusion, was the most heavenly experience. It’s as if a cool, Spring waterfall has hit your face. I couldn’t get over how much I loved this part. Literally the icing on the cake.
Step 6 – Bespoke selection of serums and creams selected for your skin type and finished with SPF to protect your new skin
Halo Aesthetics offers a range of different combinations of products to use directly after the WOW facial, some of which are available as retail products to take home and your practitioner will advise in the clinic.
If you'd like to watch my video of the experience head to my Instagram account to see the whole process!
When you’re ready to book your very own WOW facial or want to discuss your skin health with the experts at Halo Aesthetics they're scheduled to reopen in late July!
Watch more at www.instagram.com/officialsocalval
About Halo Asethetics:
Halo Aesthetics is an established and well respected cosmetic clinic in Milton Keynes, founded by Registered Nurse Nikki Zanna RGN INP. We have been offering anti-ageing and skin health treatments since 2011, specialising in the latest, scientifically based skin and medical aesthetic treatments. Whether you are looking for safe and effective injectable cosmetic treatments or the very best in skin and and facial care we will take care of you and help you achieve your goals.
The WOW Facial™ is a medically inspired advanced facial which combines scientific knowledge and the latest technology with innovative formulations to create a hybrid of the most popular aesthetic treatments. The unique combination of stages creates a real WOW factor and only needs to be done once to transform the skin for around 3 months. The 6 stages work on different layers of the skin to kick-start the skins metabolism as well as: exfoliate, detox, regenerate, hydrate, and super-charge the skin with essential vitamins and peptides. The WOW Facial™ can be tailored to suit your specific skin type so that you get a truly personalised facial that is always WOW!