Shhhh…Scottsdale is one of top cities for plastic surgery and medical tourism. However, getting beautiful usually requires getting ugly first. A little Botox or laser can easily anger your skin. Now the Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa can help provide some TLC with its new Calm Correcting Facial- a perfect post-surgery pairing.
The facial uses medical grade SkinCeuticals products. The company pioneered cosmeceuticals, which are science-based products that bridge the gap between cosmetics and prescription based skincare. The new Calming Facial was created to specifically address post-procedure issues and sun and environmental irritations (huge in Arizona!)
While I haven’t had any “work” done yet (knock on wood) I figure being an Arizona girl, a little tune-up during our dry winter wouldn’t hurt.
While the products are potent, they also use natural ingredients like cucumber, thyme, and olive to combat sensitivity, and hyaluronic acid, which your body naturally produces, to increase hydration.
The facial starts with a double cleansing using the gentle cleanser in the line, followed with a misting of Kerstin Florian Neroli Water, one of my favorite scents. The facial features two masques, the first is the clarifying clay masque designed to draw toxins, oils and overall gunk from the pores. While the masque sets up, the therapist does a neck and shoulder massage, always one of my favorite parts of any facial.
With the deep cleansing down, the aesthetician performs a few extractions before applying Phyto + which helps with skin discoloration, and Phyto Corrective Gel that also helps dark spots and calms the skin.
The powerhouse product in the facial is the Phyto Corrective Masque. Studies on the product for post procedure relief found that there was 20% reduction in redness and a 47% reduction in discomfort. The masque is designed to be immediately soothing and calming. When the product is used at home on a continual basis it also improved suppleness and smoothness of the skin after four weeks of use.
While this masque does its magic, the therapist rubs my feet.
The facial ends with an application of CE Ferulic, an aging prevention serum (yes please!), SPF 30 moisturizer, and an eye cream and lip balm.