Although I find myself often buying expensive beauty and skin products, I don't usually treat myself to actual beauty treatments. So when invited along to local beauty salon, Taizen Skin Therapy to try out their new offering the FiSZZ Champagne Facial*, I jumped at the chance of a Saturday afternoon pamper. Taizen Skin are the first salon in the UK to offer the FiSZZ Facial, which visits us all the way from Beverly Hills in the US, designed exclusively for the Four Seasons Hotel and already adored by celebrities.
The facial is designed to smooth, brighten and purify the skin whilst experiencing a fabulous journey of amazing sensations. There are four stages to the facial:
Hot Honey Cleanse ~ locks in moisture, softens the skin and has natural cleansing powers
Clarifying Mud Masque ~ using an organic blend of Northern Atlantic Mud blended with citrus and rosemary. The masque extracts debris that has worked it's way into the pores and brightens, tightens and produces the most radiant skin
FiSZZ ~ although the treatment doesn't actually use champagne, it does replicate the sensation of fizzing champagne and gives a delightful sensation of having your face tickled by delicate bubbles. This part of the treatment exfoliates and resurfaces the skin
Copper Spray Away ~ this is the final step of the treatment. Copper helps the body stimulate natural collagen production which helps your skin maintain its' elasticity and youthful appearance. The fine mist firms, refreshes and revives the skin
The iS by Innovative Skincare range of products are used throughout the facial and are available to buy within the salon. I really loved this treatment, yes it had been awhile since my last facial but this was so very different to any I have experienced in the past. Of course, the relaxing surroundings of the treatment room, with the dim lighting and comforting music are the same. But the treatment itself was so very unique. The four stages of the treatment are so individual - from the warm gooey honey, to the cooling mud, fizzy exfoliant and final spray of mist - that you are very aware of the sensation of each. Unfortunately I'm not quite so confident to photograph myself sans make-up here but I can assure you that my face was glowing by the end of the treatment. My skin was plumped, with healthy pink cheeks and radiating vitality. You will have to take my word for it.
By the end of the treatment I was so so relaxed, I was quite disappointed I had booked myself in for a session at the gym. I think I floated home in a warm fuzzy haze. I enjoyed very much my experience of the FiSZZ Champagne Facial but more than anything I enjoyed the cosy and inviting salon and the amazing warmth of the staff. My therapist Talia patiently talked me through the treatment beforehand as well as discussing with me any issues I have with the condition of my skin. And Kelly the owner of Taizen Skin Therapy (who you can see above) has the warmest smile, instantly making you feel at home in the salon, always on hand with the perfect pot of herbal tea.
Thank you again Kelly, Talia and Alison for my wonderful treatment and making me feel so very welcome in your salon. And if you are based anywhere in the North East of England, you can experience your own FiSZZ Facial, see the address details below.
Taizen Skin Therapy
15 Claremont Road
Tyne & Wear
Tel: 0191 2899914