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Posted by Dr Natasha Cook on 3 December 2015

The HydraFacial Experience


Originally posted on the Productive Bride, November 17, 2015  by  Danielle Rebling

{Danielle} Hydra facials are a whole new concept for me nevertheless I'm always up for trying something different, and what girl doesn't want to spend time at a spa?! I went into this experience being pretty familiar with having facials as I do get them regularly. What I didn't realize is that a hydra facial is definitely a unique experience (in a good way!) compared to a regular facial!  There are suction tools, gadgets, skin care bottles and a big computer screen that makes the facial customizable to every client's needs! It was a little intimidating but also exciting as to how they were going to use all of this stuff! I'm super glad I tried it because I came out of the spa feeling like I'd shed a layer of unwanted skin that made my face feel silky smooth and rejuvenated!

{Megan} When it comes to skin care products and services.I'm about as beginner as they come!  I'm THAT girl that feels accomplished if I get my make-up washed off at night AND puts face cream on!  For me, quick and easy (hello face wipes!) was what mattered to me in my skin care routine!  BUT...that all has started to change.  I don't know if it was hitting my 30's that did it or maybe getting married, but I started realizing that taking care of my skin isn't just a vanity thingits part of taking care of ME!  I work out, eat healthy, and do loads of other things to take care of my bodywhy wouldn't I give my skin that same love? !  So when the Productive Bride team decided to try out Hydra FacialsI was definitely game!  I've only had two facials in my life (both being gifts), so I really had NO idea what to expect!  I went in with an open mind and came out LOVING everything about it!  From the process to the products to the woman that worked her magic on meI was blown away with the results and how great the experience was!  Before we get into our results, though, let us walk you through our experience

Our facialist, Laura from Gravity Medical Spa in Irvine, CA (who by-the-way is awesome!), started by cleaning our faces.  After all of the day's grime and make-up was washed offthen the real fun began

Step 1:  Vortex-Exfoliation - Activ-4 serum removes dead skin cells to uncover healthy skin.

This is where you get acquainted with the suction tool!  At first it feels a little different.  I mean, it's not every day we have a suction cup taken to our face, right?!  After about 10 seconds though you relax when you realize that, "hey, this actually feels pretty cool!"  Also, we want to point out that throughout the whole Hydra Facial process, it NEVER hurt.  We've all heard the saying "no pain, no gain" or "beauty is pain" well, you can just throw those sayings straight out of your vocabulary for this experience!  The Hydra Facial is not painful at all!

Step 2:  Vortex-Peel - Glysal serum, a mixture of Glycolic and Salicylic Acids delivers the benefits of a peel without post-peel scaling.

Facial peels definitely have GREAT benefits, but it's not easy signing up for something where your face looks worse (sometimes for days) before it looks better!  For those of you who share the same reservations about diving into an all-out, full-on face peelwe're telling you that the Hydra Facial is WHERE IT'S AT!  Best of both worldsgetting the benefits of a peel without the post-peel scaling!

Step 3:  Vortex-Extraction - Patented, painless vortex-suction cleans out pores with the help of Beta-HD serum.

By this point, you and that suction tool are best buds!  You can feel the magic that is happening on your face, and you welcome every bit of it!  No amount of scrubbing and exfoliation can come close to doing what this little tool is accomplishing!  This, we believe, is the point where they ramp up that suction just a bit but by this time you welcome it because you want every bit of dead skin and dirt out of your pores!

Step 4:  Vortex-Fusion - Antiox+ serum is delivered to nourish and protect skin with Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid.

When you hit the fourth and final step, you can definitely start to tell the difference in how nourished your skin feels!  The facial lasts about 30 minutes which is the perfect amount of time long enough to feel relaxed when you are done, but short enough to not take a huge chunk of your time (because we all know time is MONEY to brides when they are planning their wedding!!).

Bottom linewe both highly recommend trying out the hydra facial! If you are a bride-to-be this is a great way to take some time to relax and de-stress from the planning all while getting the perfect glow for your wedding! It leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean but also super soft. The results you feel immediately after your facial will last for weeks!

For more information go to www.hydrafacial.com.


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Dr Natasha CookAuthor:Dr Natasha Cook
About: Dr Natasha Cook is a fully qualified dermatologist and member of the Australian College of Dermatology as well as a fully certified member of the American Academy of Dermatology, International academy of cosmetic dermatology. Dr Cook has extensive experience in aesthetic medicine and dermatology.
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