An Alternative to Botox – The Guinot Hydradermie Facial at Sam McCauley’s

I think it’s safe to say that we love our beauty treatments in Ireland. It’s also probably true to say that most women of a certain age have definitely contemplated Botox at some stage. It’s a sign of the times, and Botox seems to be the remedy of choice for people who have spent years neglecting the prevention process or for people who are looking for an easy way to take the years off.

However, it is important to remember that there are anti-ageing treatments other than Botox. For instance, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be lessened by choosing to eat a healthy diet, by drinking 2 litres of water a day, by exercising regularly to reduce stress and worry and by sticking to the rules. You can also take the years off with the Guinot Hydradermie facial if the rules just aren’t your thing and if Botox doesn’t float your boat.

I recently started having Guinot Hydradermie sessions in Sam McCauley’s and wanted to review the treatment for you all, as I have found it is amazing for refining and purifying the skin.


The Treatment

Hydradermie promises to deliver a healthy and balanced complexion by deep-cleansing, oxygenating and regenerating the skin. Regular treatments deliver immediate and lasting results. They moisturise dry skin, reduce breakouts in oily skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles in mature skin.

The facial uses Guinot’s Hydraderm machine combined with plant extracts and massage to restore the skin’s natural beauty.  Tailored products are specially chosen by the therapist in order to treat specific conditions such as  dehydration, pigmentation and ageing. Double ionisation penetrates the active ingredients deep into the skin for optimal results.

The skin is gently cleansed and exfoliated and specifically chosen gels are applied while a mild galvanic current helps the active ingredients to penetrate collagen deep into the skin, to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

High frequency action is then used to eliminate impurities from the skin. The treatment finishes with a soothing mask and then the delicate eye area and the face and neck are moisturised.




My Experience

There is a lot to the facial and it is a real pamper experience that will leave you thoroughly relaxed and with beautiful skin.

Regular treatments offer immediate and lasting results. I have completed three sessions so far and am halfway through my course of treatments. I can honestly say that I would recommend the facial to everybody who is struggling with choosing an anti-ageing treatment or for anybody who is searching for a great facial as part of their monthly skincare routine.

I have noticed a marked improvement in the condition of my skin from the specialized Guinot massage treatment. My skin is lifted and taut and my fine lines and wrinkles have definitely diminished significantly. My skin also looks plumper and hydrated and it is crystal clear. I also used to experience puffiness around my eyes prior to the facials, but now my eye area is smooth and decongested. And I no longer experience sinus problems.

Who Is It For?

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While I use the Guinot Hydradermie Age Logic to suit my own specific skincare requirements, the treatment can be tailored for all skin types. It can give brides-to-be amazing glowing skin and is great for anybody with acne or anybody whose skin needs a little pick-me-up.

The treatment prevents break outs by cleansing and toning the skin, facial muscles are worked out to ensure that slack skin becomes firm and taut and any puffiness in the eye area is reduced significantly. Basically it delivers on all that you would want from a facial and can offer you some some fantastic anti-ageing properties without being an invasive and potentially harmful treatment.

You can choose which facial would best suit you on the Sam McCauley website  or call into your local Sam McCauley chemist and discuss your skincare needs with one of their friendly advisors.

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x Caroline