To clean my face, Martina starts with a decolt massage, followed by cleansing the face with a cleansing lotion and face toner and then exfoliation.
The extraction that follows is done very skilfully and doesn’t hurt too much.
The next step is the application of a serum, which is applied with an ultrasound machine to ensure deeper penetration into the skin.
It’s meant to ingest the skin with active, nutritious ingredients countering dull and tired-looking skin (Bring it on, please.)
Next follows a deliciously gentle and relaxing facial massage before she applies a mask.
While I’m lying there with my eyes closed, she reaches for one hand and then the other, giving me the gentlest and most relaxing hand massage I’ve ever had. No wait, I’ve never had a hand massage – what even is a hand massage – but trust me if you haven’t had one, you’ll want one after this.
Martina leaves me alone in the room with the mask on my face and unexpectedly and totally out of character, I doze off to a deeply satisfying nap and only waking up when she finally reenters the room and removes the mask while gently massaging my face.
After removing the mask, she applies eye cream, serum and day moisturiser, leaving my skin feeling silky soft and clean.
Martina uses Matis Paris and the smell is simply divine. She gives me a few samples to take home. Although she can order the products for you, she prefers not to stock them in the shop – as she wants people to test them for themselves before taking a decision.
Founded in Paris in 1936, Matis Paris is a prestigious beauty brand with international acclaim.