ESPA Beauty Room at Harvey Nichols

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Edinburgh folks know that Harvey Nichols on Multrees walk is the city's ultimate style destination and go-to department store for the latest and greatest in fashion, beauty and food. An original pioneer of

experiential retail

(the consumer trend taking over the high street) with their in-store dining and drinking experiences, customisation, personal shopping, parties, trunk shows and even botox. But did you know about the ESPA Beauty Room? 

Yesterday I received a Personalised Facial from the UK spa beauty brand (thats also totally natural, plant-based and cruelty-free!) and a bag full of spa-at-home goodies, so I thought I'd do a lil post to review. TLDR: I am a temple of zen.

The lovely Joanna expertly took me through all the steps of the ESPA 45-minute facial, so-called Personalised because it truly is; a 'Skinvision' analysis is performed (whereby a special UV light reveals sun-damaged, sensitive or dehydrated skin and the skin all over your face is tested for its elasticity and firmness) as well as 'sensory tests' to see which products are the best fit for you.

In a warm, relaxing treatment room, I was cleansed, exfoliated and massaged, given a face mask and a clay treatments, and moisturised with beautiful essential oils. Basically, it was absolute heaven and I was left not only feeling revived and radiant, but also with more knowledge about my skin and how to take care of it. Remember, the skin is your body's largest organ, so look after it!

These are the products that were used in the personalised spa facial:

To remove make up and prep:

Bio-Active Eye Cleanser

Delicately removes waterproof eye make up:

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Soothing Eye Lotion

Soothes and refreshes sensitive eye area:

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To cleanse, tone and scrub:

Hydrating Cleansing Milk

A cooling, creamy cleanser:

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Hydrating Floral Spafresh

A refreshing, moisturising toner:

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Refining Skin Polish

A gentle exfoliating scrub with no microbeads:

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To soak and relax:

Essential Cleansing Mask

A calming and deep cleansing face mask:

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Pink Hair and Scalp Mud

A deep conditioning treatment:

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To moisturise and finish:

24-Hour Replenishing Eye Moisturiser

Delicately removes eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner:

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Optimal Skin ProSerum

Smooth and silky serum for radiant skin:

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Optimal Skin ProMoisturiser

Nutrient-rich hydrating day cream:

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Hydrating Floral Spafresh Spritzer

Aromatic and hydrating spray-on toner:

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