When it comes to wellness, or enjoying a bit of a pamper, I’m not sure you can do much better than a really great facial. Lying down for an hour or two, treating your skin to the best products and not looking at a phone for an extended period of time is pretty much my idea of heaven, so when CACI got in touch to invite me to one of their signature facials in Edinburgh’s Moi Salon, I jumped at the chance.
Nestled in the heart of the city’s Morningside, Moi Beauty has been grooming the capital’s ladies for 18 years – it’s a gorgeous space, with a veritable rainbow of polishes for manicures and pedicures, and cosy treatment rooms tucked away from the hustle and bustle – ideal for enjoying a little r&r.
Moi Beauty couldn’t be more experienced when it comes to CACI facials – they have been offering the traditional tool-based experience for years, and now they are among a select number of salons to offer the new Micro-Touch facial. Rather than metal rods administering a muscle-tightening buzz, the facialist wears specially designed gloves which do the same thing – a genius tweak which makes all the difference when it comes to the experience.
Heading in on a rather rainy Saturday, it was an absolute treat to get tucked up in one of the salon’s cosy treatment rooms. After enjoying a thorough cleanse, salon owner Claire got to work with the new gloves – focusing on muscle lift, tension release, deep tissue relaxation. In short, it was heavenly. Whilst the treatment delivers a more sculpted, toned, enhanced facial definition, the use of gloves lets you enjoy a truly relaxing experience too.
Prior to starting, Claire warned I might see lights or experience a metallic taste due to the microcurrent, but all I had were a few flashes, and the slight buzz felt great. Over the best part of an hour, I enjoyed the facial massage, whilst CACI’s microcurrents got to work lifting and toning.
The result was a facial which not only left me feeling wonderfully relaxed but looking a whole lot better too. I really noticed an increase of definition in my cheeks and around my jawline, and my skin felt tighter and tauter too. The results improve with continued use, so the ideal scenario is to treat yourself to a course of regular treatments. It’s a fantastic option if you’re looking to look and feel a bit fresher (and really, who isn’t?!) and I love the fact that the microcurrent doesn’t only feel wonderful, but it’s stimulating muscles too. I can’t tell you how heavenly my treatment was, and I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy weekend!
Moi Beauty’s CACI Micro Touch Facial is priced at £52 for a 50 minute treatment, and more information is available at https://www.moibeauty.co.uk/treatments/caci-facials/
Thank you Moi Beauty & CACI for the experience.