Trying to decipher a spa menu is like trying to read hieroglyphics if you are doing it for the first time. That’s why it’s empowering to walk into a spa and feel confident that the facial treatment you’re getting is right for you. The key is to know some key ingredients to look for on a spa menu if the name doesn’t give you a clue. Read below as we share our tips, but rest assured that if you’re still questioning what to get your esthetician is there to help! After performing a full skin analysis, an esthetician will be able to help you select the best facial based on your skin type and concerns. Full Facials Facial for Normal Skin As we’ve discussed in "What Skin Type Are You?” normal skin is free of blemishes and common skin issues like fine lines, hyperpigmentation and sagging. This skin type benefits from having the most skin care options available. Beginning with the best “Facial of the Century” according to Cosmopolitan UK, if you see the Repêchage Four Layer Facial® on the menu, you can know what to expect. This facial is in a class of its own as a premier facial, letting you experience layer upon layer of pure, sustainably harvested seaweed to help rejuvenate, tone and firm the appearance of skin. The unique aspect of this mask is the final layer, a solid mineral layer that heats up to help the other layers function more intensely. Facial for Oily Skin and Problem Skin Most all of us have gone through this problematic period, but if you’re still suffering through this or know someone who is, there is a facial that’s to tackle this! Facials that contain ingredients such as Seaweed and Kaolin Clay, found in our Hydra Medic® Facial for problem skin. A series of these facials is most likely what your esthetician will recommend if you want to nip this annoyance in the bud. Facial for Ageing Skin Banish away the look of fine lines and wrinkles with a facial that helps skin appear firm featuring the latest in skin care science. You’ll want to be on the lookout for peptides, acids and extracts like those found in our Vita Cura® 5 Phase Firming Facial as these advanced ingredients can do wonders for your skin. Facial for Sensitive Skin Some have a tough time finding facials for their sensitive skin, but seaweed-based skin care makes it easy to care for these special needs. Help reduce the appearance of redness with a facial that utilizes Seaweed Silver and other ingredients that have stood the test of time, like the Red-Out® Facial. A series of these facials may be recommended. Speak to your spa professional for the most appropriate recommendation. Facial for Uneven Skin Tone Anyone who is after a more even toned complexion can go for a brightening facial that’s backed by marine bio-technology, like our Biolight™ Miracle Facial. Utilizing ingredients like Willow Bark and Licorice Root Extract in conjunction with Seaweed, a brightening facial will help banish away dull skin and restore a youthful glow. This treatment is paired with a glycolic peel for the ultimate brightening facial treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Facial for Dry Skin Ditch dry skin with a Hydra Dew Express Lift Moisture Mask that’s right for anyone in need of a bit more moisture. In under thirty minutes your skin will be transformed from rough and dry to dewy and supple with fast-acting hydrating ingredients. Expect to see seaweed first and foremost, as the salinity content of seaweed is similar to that of our bodies, followed by ingredients high in essential fatty acids like Olive Oil, Sesame Oil and Almond Oil. Express Facials Seaweed Masks We don’t all have time for a full facial, so in these cases you can simply opt for the Seaweed Treatment Mask, the third layer of the Four Layer Facial®. Great for post-summer skin in need of some rejuvenation or normal skin looking to bounce back to its best condition. This hydrating facial treatment will help is both soothing and cooling, and great to even pair with more advanced services. Eye Treatments Another great treatment for all skin types is an eye treatment, like our Opti-Firm® Eye Contour Treatment. Usually featuring a cooling gel, these treatments help to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. Sometimes offered as part of a more intensive treatment but great on its own as well Sheet Masks If you have an normal skin type, you can enjoy a professional quality sheet mask, like the Lamina Lift™ Mask or Triple Action Peptide Mask, to give a twist to the typical haircut. Delivering ingredients like Peptides, Orange Water, Aloe Vera and more, these masks will help hydrate skin while your beauty professional works their magic through other treatments. If you’re lucky enough to be in a spa, these masks are the perfect post-wax, post-laser and post-microdermabrasion solution for your skin. Flavored Facials You’ve got normal skin, but you want a little deep cleansing, perhaps more of a glow, or maybe you just want a moisture boost. Flavored facials with natural ingredients like our FUSION™ Express Bar and Spa Masks are just for that! Perfect for all ages, they are great for normal skin but pack a punch to tackle your skin concerns . Get a deep cleansing facial with Matcha Tea Extracts and absorbing Clays, a bit of brightness with the power of Berries, a healthy glow with Pumpkin and Vanilla or maximum moisturization with a Chocolate mask. Offered as express treatments that can be enjoyed over a lunch time, these “facial bar” facials will get you into great skin care. Glycolic Exfoliating Mask If you’re looking for a little brightening boost, a glycolic exfoliating mask in a cream base, like our Biolight™ Luminex Mask can help. This express brightening facial will both help brighten your skin’s appearance and exfoliate it with acids, including glycolic acid and fruit acids that help exfoliate dead skin cells and work their magic on dull looking skin. Kaolin clay will help to give skin a deep cleanse, while seaweed extracts help to hydrate the skin. Whatever your skin type may be, practicing daily skin care and finding a spa with top facial treatments is the key to good skin. Book your spa visits with trusted skin care professionals using proven brands and your skin will be in good hands! 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