Facials Are Getting Medical, Miraculous & Manly
By Spa Samurai
QMS Medicosmetics results-driven collection of skincare and spa treatments is also proving to the be the perfect choice for the luxury hotel sector: an impressive spa portfolio includes the new "Beauty by Mandarin Oriental" at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, the recently launched GOGO Spa at Ajman Saray, the stunning Six Senses Spa at The Alpina Gstaad, multi-award wining spas a the Anassa and Almyra in Cyprus and The Saxon, Cape Grace and Ellerman House in South Africa.
I first went to the QMS Medicosmedics Flagship Skincare Spa in Sloane Square over a year ago to try out their signature Oxygen Boost Facial that I had been hearing so much about. After ninety minutes of pure indulgence and another twenty minutes of skincare education from the aesthetician, I realised that QMS is not just a cosmetics company or simply a pampering spa, it is a lifestyle brand that helps people take care of themselves through a 360 approach to skincare and anti-ageing which includes education, prevention, treatments, and products.
When I found out that QMS recently won the Gala Spa Award for their Skin Cell Renewal facial with I.S.E., I had to experience it for myself. "Experience" is the perfect word for their treatments because it is always a bespoke practice that combines beautification with education to leave you feeling nurtured and empowered. Not what you would expect from your standard facial? Well, there is nothing standard about this beautiful 10 step ritual of cleansing, steaming, exfoliating and hydrating. Designed to enhance the skin's own stem cells and improve the skin's metabolism, this innovative treatment really does transform your skin. Customised to each client's needs and focusing on problem areas, this treatment is perfect for anyone, including men with beards.
The Skin Cell Renewal facial included so many memorable treatments, but one of the most innovative is the Ion Skin Equalizer. Pioneering bio-electrical technology called E/MC Electric Micro Current, the serum is used to accelerate the flow of mineral ions deep into the layers of the skin by creating an electrical field on the face. Previously only accomplished by hooking clients up to an electrode, this ground-breaking technology is now available in a bottle. I also love the Pure Oxygen Treatment that channels active ingredients deep into the skin through a machine that produces 95% oxygen. It is the most wonderful feeling as the cool oxygen rejuvenates your skin. To support the skin renewal process a mask of Exfoliant Fluid (which is made of 10% fruit acids and a pH of 3.5) is applied to the face for a few minutes to remove a layer of dead skin and prepare the face for the reception of collagen. I recommend purchasing Exfoliant Fluid for men with beards or who are prone to ingrown hairs. The fluid is gentle unlike abrasive scrubs and much more effective.
QMS Medicosmetics are designed by Dr. Erich Schulte, a medical doctor that uses ground-breaking scientific advances and innovative ingredients to create an extensive product line that is truly unique and highly effective. The products are always on the cutting edge and they are constantly improved when new innovations are available. What I like is that new products aren't just added to extend the product line, if Dr. Schulte feels he can improve a product, he replaces what is already out there.
For frequent travellers and spa enthusiasts, QMS offers a wonderful line of travel sized products that are perfect to bring along with you on a spa retreat. Two masks that you should not travel without are the Activator Mask to revive your skin on a long flight and the Hydro Foam Mask that is so deeply hydrating it can be used all over the body to treat sunburns. If you want to see maximum results from your spa retreat, try a detoxifying facial to get you started before your flight or a deeply nourishing facial after you return to help keep your tan and your skin looking younger.
Not sure what is right for you? Schedule a consultation with the highly trained and very helpful staff at the spa and they'll probably even throw in a few samples for you to try.