This long winter has taken its toll on my skin. In a desperate attempt to even out my skin tone, which quite frankly resembles a ruddy school hockey teacher rather than a rosy beauty ed, I have been piling on the foundation surely a beauty no-no?
A trip to see facialist Emma Hardie is just the tonic I needed to wean me off the base. Fans of her nimble fingers include Sophie Dahl and members of royalty and her approach is natural ingredients and plenty of massage. Boy, did it feel good. She used her all-purpose Moringa cleansing balm (£39) to cleanse my skin, adding the rosehip seeds to polish. I was then treated to an hour of her stretching my skin, pressing pressure points and gently massaging. The treatment finished with a layer of her featherweight Natural Lift and Sculpt am/pm hydrating and firming treatment moisturiser (£36).
The next day, despite a headache (a good sign in my books my body telling me to drink more water and wave goodbye to the toxins), my skin glowed. The tone looked even and clear. Its not often I see such a difference after a treatment and this one gets two thumbs up.