On Monday the 3rd of October I was very kindly invited to experience a Nimue facial in Ev & Essence Beauty Salon in Midleton. Having had limited experience with the brand but hearing such incredible things about it I was really eager to try it.
Nimue is a South African brand which is different from your regular over the counter skincare brands. It’s more of a skinceutical, powerful enough to be able to penetrate below the surface of the skin actively improving the skin’s health and overall appearance.
Having had my initial consultation with Aileen and discussing my main skin concerns with her it was established that she would be using products from their range for Environmentally Damaged Skin.
Aileen showed into her beautiful treatment room which was stunningly decorated and was equipped with a heated bed (absolute bliss on a dull Monday morning) The facial began with a very thorough cleanse of my face using the Cleansing Gel, this was then removed with gauze. My skin was then swept over with the Cleansing Tonic and the Exfoliating Enzyme was applied. Water was added and the product was worked into my skin for a few minutes giving it a very deep clean.
After the Exfoliating Enzyme was removed Aileen applied the Peel, to be honest I was a little bit anxious about this part because when you hear peel your mind tends to think harsh on the skin but that wasn’t the case at all. The only thing I felt was mild tingling and my face heated up a little bit, more so in some places than others but it was comfortable at all times.
After the peel was removed the mask was applied and this was hands down my favourite part of the treatment. It was so beautifully cooling on the skin after the peel, in fact I don’t think I realised how warm my face was until Aileen applied the mask, it was absolute heaven!! The mask was then left on for about ten minutes until it fully set and rather awesomely peeled off all in one piece!!
My skin felt so incredibly clean after the mask was removed like indescribably so. When I looked in the mirror the difference was visible, even though I had just had a facial so my skin was stimulated it appeared a lot less red than normal. I also thought it looked brighter and a lot more refreshed. To say I was impressed would be an understatement.
The final part of the process was the application of the day cream and most importantly Sun C SPF40. Wearing SPF on your face should be an important part of everyone’s every day skin care regime it’s particularly important after a peel as your skin is more vulnerable to environmental damage.
So my first proper Nimue experience was an incredibly impressive one. I was invited by Nimue to have the facial done but I was so thrilled with how my skin looked and felt after using the products that I bought the Skincare Starter Pack there and then. I cannot wait to try it regularly over the next few weeks and I’ll keep you updated on my progress as I go.
Very kindly Aileen in Ev & Essence Beauty Salon has offered a discount to any of my followers that would like to try a Nimue facial for themselves. The offer runs until the 31st of October and you just need to quote JOANNE at the time of booking to get your facial for €45 instead of the regular price of €60. I will leave her contact details below.
I strongly recommend trying one of these facials, trust me your skin will thank you for it!!