It was a last-minute stocking stuffer, bought by my husband as an extra Christmas present, a pampering treat in the nasty British winter. Ironically, I wasn’t that keen; I had stopped having facials a while ago, feeling that they had no lasting effect. But as soon as my facialist Amy started explaining the Skin3/Environ/jane iredale philosophy to me, I could tell that this was very different from the treatments I’d had before, which might have left me relaxed but made no difference to my skin issues at all.
I snuggled under the duvet – a duvet! So cosy! What a genius idea! – as Amy performed The Advanced Active Vitamin Facial using a serum containing vitamins A&C, to compliment my homecare Environ regime. Amy finished by covering my entire face, apart from my nostrils, with a thick mask and then running an electric current through it. Now that’s a sentence I genuinely never thought I would write! By the time she lifted the mask away, I knew I wanted to write about the experience for my latest novel.
And when I saw, the next day, how much better my skin looked and felt, I also knew that I wanted to embark on the entire skin regime myself. Together with my heroine, I would start the journey and chronicle it for the book, adding a second character who had been visiting Skin3 for years and raved about the benefits.
I’m a month in now, and my skin genuinely feels smoother and happier. Though frankly, even if it weren’t the jane iredale makeup would cover up anything! That stuff is frankly amazing… and dangerously addictive!