Tried and tested: I got a 'natural facelift' and it was a pretty bizarre experience 3 years ago

Tried and tested: I got a 'natural facelift' and it was a pretty bizarre experience

Weird, but unreal?

Lads, have you ever looked in the mirror and though "hmm I think my skin is getting a little older?"


I had that recently.

That plump, vibrancy of youth starts to fade when you reach your mid twenties, it's just a fact of life.

Thankfully, in 2019, there are plenty of treatments you can get that helps reduce the signs of ageing.

And, remarkably, most of them are non-invasive, which is music to my ears.


I personally have a chronic fear of going under the knife, so that will forever be a non-runner.

No needles, no knives, no never.


So, when I got invited to trial the snazzy ESPA Natural Facelift, I was all for it - despite not having a clue what it was.

I rocked up to the Powerscourt Hotel (which is just divine btw) on a very rainy Wednesday afternoon, excited for my treatment.

Before going in to get the facial, I spent an hour or so in a white robe lounging around the spa, living my best life.

Then I got called in for the Natural Facelift, and the real fun began.


So, what exactly goes on, I hear you ask?

There are four main steps to the facial, and they're all incredibly different.

You begin with a double cleanse and gentle exfoliation using steam, which warms the skin and muscles. Very pleasant.

The New Tri-Active™ Advanced ProBiome serum is then mixed with an ESPA Face Treatment Oil, and massaged into key lymph points around the face, neck and décolleté.

Then came the Kobido massage.



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This is an old school method that stimulates the facial muscles. The massage increases circulation, while bringing oxygen and nutrients to the skin’s surface.

Then came the bit I really wasn't expecting - a deep massage.

The goal here is to tighten, tone and lift the skin whilst releasing tension around the jaw.

It also aims contour the face and bring about total relaxation.

I have to admit, it was more intense than any facial massage I have ever received. It verged on the side of painful, but that was kind of the point I guess.

Aaaaand relax.

Next up, an ESPA Lifting and Soothing Mask was applied to my face, neck and décolleté to cool and calm my skin.

Then came by favourite part - the soothing scalp massage, which happened while the mask was setting.

There is nothing better. Fact.

The mask came off, and on went the ESPA Tri-Active™ Advanced ProBiome Eye Cream and Moisturiser.

And sure, just like that I looked younger, with more glowy radiant skin.

I can't deny, my skin definitely felt more springy and full of life, and looked amazing too.

Would recommend to a friend (and all of you gorgeous people!)

The writer was invited by ESPA Skincare and Powerscourt to trial the treatment exchange for a fair and honest review. 

You can find out more about the Powerscourt spa , including pricing and availability, here