I have been pretty irregular in getting facials done off late. And so after months of postponing, I finally decided to go for one. I wanted to indulge a little bit so I decided to pick out a slightly fancier place. So I booked myself an appointment at Dessange Salon. Keep reading this Dessange Salon Facial review if you want to know my experience here.
Dessange Salon Facial Review
Location: Skyzone, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
I booked myself for an afternoon appointment. It was a Sunday and the salon seemed reasonably busy when I reached. The receptionist asked me to wait while my therapist would come and see me.
My therapists’ name was Lum Tim and she first examined my skin. And we established that I do have an oily t-zone, however the cheeks were feeling slightly dry. And then she asked me if I have any allergies and I mentioned to her that my skin was sensitive. After this, she recommended the most expensive facial on the menu – I really don’t know why, but all of these major salon chains end up recommending their most expensive treatment first, irrespective of the skin or anything. That was a facial for hydration and my skin being part oily and part dry I was not too comfortable going with that.
So then I asked for the menu and tried to find a facial that would suit my skin. And here I realized that their menu prices and actual prices were different. Finally I decided to go for their Marine Algae Facial which was primarily for rebalancing oily skin. And personally I felt that my skin was more oily than dry.
Therapy room, equipment & hygiene
I was then ushered into my designated therapy room. The room seemed pretty clean and organized. There was a hand sanitizer next to the face products and equipment and even the rest of the area was pretty spic and span. I was provided a towel to change into (primarily cover myself) and the therapy would begin.
Therapy – technique, massage, products used
Since I went for a Thalgo facial all products used were obviously only of this brand.
Lum Tim started by spraying my face with the Thalgo face mist which honestly felt so refreshing. I couldn’t see my skin then, but the mere feeling was almost like I stepped out of a long shower.
She then moved onto cleansing and scrubbing my skin. The scrub was pretty granular, but at no point felt overly harsh on my skin. This was followed with some rigorous steaming. I personally love a good steam because that is the one thing that totally gets rid of all kinds of impurities and gives skin that nice flush.
After that, Lum Tim very carefuly removed my blackheads. First with a tissue and some hand pressure and then with the black head removing tool. Let me tell you – for a change this process was not at all painful. Sometimes this step can poke, pain and scar but the therapist for extremely gentle.
Next she gave me a light massage and that was followed by the face mask. At first she applied something that seemed like a thin layer. Once that was done, she place some tissue kind of cloth on top of that layer and then applied another layer of a pure marine mask. Now this mask felt slightly heavy and was smelling like bird poop – literally felt like I had that all across my face. Then she covered this up with an aluminium foil and let it sit on my skin for about 10 – 15 minutes. This was extended to the eye area as well.
While the mask was drying, Lum Tim gave me a really nice and soothing hand and arm massage which almost put me to sleep.
Then the mask was taken off by just lifting the foil and all the layers came off. And she wiped off any left over product on my face with some soft disposable cleansing cloth. And this was again followed by a generous spray of the hydrating mist and some serum and sunscreen.
My skin felt so smooth immediately after the facial and even on the next day feels a lot smoother than what it was. Skin appears brighter, looks less tired and seems really clean and glowing. Also, the cheeks don’t feel overly dry and my t-zone does feel a lot less oily.
Rs.4025 including tax.
Do we recommend it?
Yes, I recommend this to anyone with sensitive and oily skin. You do have to go through some foul smell, but it’s worth it.
*This is not a sponsored post. We paid for our own treatment.