The best facial on Harley Street

Harley Street Skin Clinic Bespoke Treatment

I loved last month’s beautiful snow. My skin, on the other hand, found the whole thing massively traumatic. Ravaged both by the extreme sub zero temperatures outside and the drying affects of the central heating inside. While all that was going on, I turned a year older and, as time passes, I’m finding it harder to deny the evidence of the passage of time on my temples. I need help and it comes in the form of the Harley Street Skin Clinic. As well as offering a whole host of aesthetic treatments, clinic founder, Dr Aamer Khan has developed a skin care line incorporating, amongst other clever ingredients, living plant stem cells to help promote skin stem cell regeneration. Regular use can lead – I am told – to fewer wrinkles, smoother and more even looking skin tone, increased firmness and a youthful glow. And the clinic’s hour-long bespoke facial is a great opportunity to try out the range.

The treatment

Therapist Sally Boden shows me to the divinely scented treatment room where we run through some quick fire questions to determine whether I have any specific requirements. I’m then settled on the bed and Sally sets to work, starting with every facialist’s friend, the double cleanse. Next up, a full skin analysis under the spotlight, followed by a deep exfoliation. The facial massage that comes next is so relaxing that it almost puts me to sleep. An anti-ageing vitamin masque comes after, and finally, Sally applies firming serum, moisturiser and SPF. The results are immediately clear, my skin looks plump and glowing, and that isn’t diminished on waking the next day. I’m so impressed I go without CC cream, virtually unheard of for me. And I head straight back to the clinic to stock up on some products from the range.

The details

The Bespoke Treatment costs £85 for 60-minutes. Harley Street Skin Clinic, 48 Harley Street, W1G (020 7436 4441;