Beauty
Dec 25, 2015

6 facials to try in Toronto

By: ELLE Canada

Author: Elle Canada

Beauty
Dec 25, 2015

6 facials to try in Toronto

By: ELLE Canada
 

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6 kinds of facials to get during the holidays

Blitz Facial Bar by Body Blitz: The Blitz and Glow Treatment

"I tried the Blitz + Glow treatment with two boosters: On the Bright Side, a vitamin C mask, and Peel Me Away, a glycolic acid peel. It might have been the most productive facial I've ever had: I was in and out within 40 minutes, and in addition to the boosters, I was given two face massages (one with pure argan oil) and a scalp treatment with a high-frequency comb, meant to encourage hair growth. Don't let the lack of treatment rooms concern you – the space feels private, but your skin will look so great you'll want everyone to see it  anyway." – Victoria DiPlacido, assistant beauty editor READ MORE: A super easy holiday-party makeup tutorial

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy of Blitz Facial Bar Credits: ELLE Canada

6 kinds of facials to get during the holidays

Biologique Recherche

"There’s a reason this French brand has a cult following amongst beauty insiders and editors: their high-performance facials leave skin plump and baby-like thanks to an incredible sculpting massage technique. And their P50 balancing lotion is the best chemical exfoliant around – kiss acne scars and discolouration farewell. Their products are “cold performance," so no heat is used in their formulation, which the brand believes makes for higher potency as the molecular structure of ingredients aren’t altered. – Vanessa Craft, beauty director Biologique Recherche Mask VIP O2 ($142), at select locations. See biologique-recherche.com for details. READ MORE: Holiday hair switches – Hilary Duff has a lob and Lauren Conrad isn't a blond anymore

By: Vanessa Craft Source: Courtesy of Biologique Recherche Credits: ELLE Canada

6 kinds of facials to get during the holidays

Dermalogica Skin Treatment

"Not only are Dermalogica treatments uber relaxing, but they complete a “face map,” examining the skin on your face, neck and décolleté to determine what lifestyle factors could be causing your skin to be dry/dull/acneic or anything less than ideal, then get to work correcting it." – Victoria DiPlacido, assistant beauty editor READ MORE: The Old Spice guy on the best holiday buys for the woman in your life

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy of Dermalogica Credits: ELLE Canada

6 kinds of facials to get during the holidays

Resveratrol Life Treatment at Miraj Hammam Spa By Caudalie Paris

"This treatment is technically for mature skin, but even though I’m 31, I figured I might as well be proactive. My gut instincts were on point. My facialist used the palpé roulé technique – a manual rolling of the skin – on my face and neck to plump and resculpt skin. I've already booked my next appointment." – Carli Whitwell, acting health and beauty editor READ MORE: Have time off for the holidays? Consider this luxe London spa

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Courtesy of Caudalie Credits: ELLE Canada

6 kinds of facials to get during the holidays

Oxygenate Facial at Madison Beauty Studio

"The Oxygenate facial is Madison Beauty's signature treatment. Intraceuticals' line of hyaluronic acid-based produts is layered onto skin, then high-pressure oxygen is swept across your face (sounds intimidating, but it just feels cold). The idea is that the oxygen will help deliver the active ingredients deeper into skin. Ideal before a party, because of the immediate benefits of plumped up skin." – Victoria DiPlacido, assistant beauty editor READ MORE: What health-concious people eat at holiday dinners

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy of Intraceuticals Credits: ELLE Canada

6 kinds of facials to get during the holidays

My Blend Regenerating Facial

If you can tear yourself away from the stunning, light-filled and airy lounge at Spa My Blend at the Ritz Carlton, book in for this custom facial. The secret to skin success is having your lifestyle taken into consideration before anything touches your face. So whether you’re stressed out, dealing with an oil crisis or just want a Hollywood level glow, the facialist will tailor a this regenerating treatment specifically to your needs. Book a full 90 minutes for the best bliss possible. – Vanessa Craft, beauty director   READ MORE: Why you love the scent of your hair products. So. Much.

By: Vanessa Craft Source: Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Credits: ELLE Canada
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