Currently based in Grey Lynn, Auckland and soon to be shifting to the City Works Depot, Ashleigh Scott is a talented facialist who tailors her facial treatments for your skin’s needs, which change both seasonally and over time.
Ashleigh has recently returned from working in an exclusive clinic in Knightsbridge, London and has extensive product knowledge, having worked with over 20 brands, she now has cherry picked the products and brands she believes offer her clients the best results and works with top US cosmecutical brands Skinceuticals, Medik8 as well as French aromatherapy brand Decleor and bespoke New Zealand natural skin care range, Taylor.
Ashleigh’s philosophy is to work with the skin using non-invasive methods, so she doesn’t use needles or machines, but incorporates acupressure massage throughout her facials to warm and relax the muscles, increase the circulation in the skin and help drain lymph and toxins.
I was lucky enough to experience her Signature Facial, which began with an examination of my skin. Ashleigh informed me my skin was slightly dehydrated and quite congested in the T-Zone. Oops.
The bespoke facial continued with a deep cleanse, after which she painted a hot paraffin mask on my face to soften and open the pores and allow for an easy extraction. Following this slightly unglamorous, yet highly effective deep cleansing, Ashleigh applied a serum and a cloth mask, then massaged ice cubes over my skin to close the pores and reduce redness. I much preferred the hot sensation to the icy coldness, but at the end of the facial I could appreciate that this really did the trick – my skin looked plump and luminous and not at all red. Ashleigh worked her magic on my tense neck and shoulders using pure coconut oil to release some of the knots and, to complete the ritual, my face was moisturised with a Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Serum and Decleor Balm. Two of my favourite skin care products after many trials in the industry.
After the facial I felt refreshed and relaxed and extremely pampered and my skin appeared plump and fresh looking. A delightful skin treat.
If you’re local, I recommend paying her a visit. Those with clogged pores will find her facial experience particularly satisfying as the skin is left uber clean and polished, but without the use of any rough, mechanical scrubs.
For more information visit: www.ashleighscott.co.nz