City oasis

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 July, 2010, 12:00am

Joyce Beauty is now open for business ... the business of facials, that is. Its new 500 sq ft treatment room at its Central flagship store has a hi-tech treatment bed (think snug cocoon), relaxation corner (sip rose tea while a geranium candle burns) and a menu featuring three delicious signature facials combining its in-house brands.

De-ageing: this facial is all about injecting some life into tired, stressed or slackened skin - and revive it did, leaving my skin fresh and plump. The therapist knew her stuff, combining her ingredients like a Cordon Bleu chef: some Microdermabrasion Renewal Cream by ReVive here and face masks by Dr Brandt and Perricone MD there. A hand and arm massage is included. Detox: this purifying treatment helps regulate and balance the skin and repair scarring. The IP5 Intensive Peel and Cooling Recovery Mask by Murad aims to restore the appearance of damaged skin and the Anti-ageing Blemish Control Treatment Cream and Serum by M Lab provides protection against free radicals. Delight: to help restore vital moisture levels in sensitive or dehydrated, ageing skin. Face and eye masks from Annick Goutal are used to improve skin while serum and moisturiser Cell Food and Cell Pumping Cream by Elemental Herbology boosts elasticity.

HK$1,500/75 minutes. Joyce Beauty, G/F, New World Tower, Central, T 2869 5816.