Jemma Nicholls01 Jun 2015 AT 06:06 PM

TRIED AND TESTED… Double Caviar Collagen Facial

Can a fishy facial really turn back the clock?
Jemma Nicholls01 Jun 2015 AT 06:06 PM
TRIED AND TESTED… Double Caviar Collagen Facial

What I tried: The Double Caviar Collagen Facial at Silkor, tipped as the ultimate anti-aging treatment to hydrate, lift, smooth and firm.

What I expected: Okay, I’m not that daft. I know one facial can’t really change my life, but what I expected was to walk out of the treatment feeling revitalised (having had a good kip) and with nearly flawless skin.

What happened: I confess I had a slight pang of anxiety prior to this treatment. A caviar facial sounds glamorous enough but does this ultimately mean someone is going to open up a can of fish eggs on my face? Luckily, there’s a little more to it than that.

Packed with several kinds of vitamins (especially A and E which are essential for youthful looking skin), minerals and essential fatty acids, caviar is believed to have great benefits for the skin as well as the body. Assured by my therapist that there would be no fishy feel to the creams used or even smell, this treatment uses high quality products that have caviar in them, along with other powerful antioxidants that help with the elasticity of the dermis preventing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

The treatment starts with a thorough cleanse and aculift massage to open the pores and boost circulation. A scrub is then applied to remove dead skin cells followed by a microdermabrazion to really get the skin clean. A liquid caviar solution is expertly pressed into my skin – which actually smells divine – and finally a caviar peel-off mask in the form of a delicate sheet, is rolled onto my face. The beauty blurb says that this mask is infused with age-defying moisturisers to calm and promote even skin tone. To be honest, it feels a bit like plaster of paris as you can feel it tightening and it’s exceptionally cold. Not uncomfortable though, I nod off, satisfied that I can feel the properties working.

The verdict: If you are not prepared to deal with the downtime involved in serious skin resurfacing treatments such as chemical peels and fractional lasers, then this is the perfect way to improve your skin at a far deeper level than just your average cleanse and tone facial. I wouldn’t say that any signs of ageing have been eliminated, but the results are immediate, creating a healthy luminescent complexion and I certainly look better than I did. Ideal for before an event or for mature skins, or even if you could afford one every month, I’m sure the results would just keep on improving.

Where: The Double Caviar Collagen Facial at Silkor Laser Medical Centre

Price: AED1,000