Skin Deep

An afternoon of pampering is most people’s idea of heaven, but when you have a ten month old learning to walk and are five months pregnant, it’s a total dream. This month my dream came true as I was invited to experience all that Lash Crowds, new sister brand, Skin, has to offer. 


Situated on the entrance to Puerto Banus, this contemporary salon caters to woman looking for a five star experience with a distinctively feminine touch. While the name showcases their speciality, eyelash extensions, you may be surprised to hear that this aesthetically stunning haven offers much more than just long lashes. With everything from nails and massage to make-up, waxing and threading in their portfolio. 


Lash Crowd’s Pinterest-perfect pink and grey interior is accented with plush velvet loungers and rose gold touches, which, in combination, creates not only an aura of serenity and calm but is also an Instagram dream. 


With the arrival of new manager, Sharon Cassius, comes a wealth of five star spa experience and the arrival of award winning skincare Medik8, a range that is beloved by beauty editors, celebrities and fashion influencers alike as well as the Venus Legacy Body Contouring Machine. Being pregnant my colleague prepared to be contoured while I headed to one of the spacious and exquisitely decorated treatment rooms to sample a personalised facial with Medik8. 


Whilst I couldn’t sample the body contouring, I was intrigued. Venus Legacy uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields to produce heat under the skin’s surface. “The process helps to naturally increase the collagen and elastin fibers, whilst also shrinking the volume of fat cells,”explained Sharon. “The adjustable pulsed suction also gently works to pull the skin upward, the result is a body that looks slimmer and more sculpted, skin that looks tighter and cellulite that has significantly reduced.”Now who doesn’t want that! Sharon went on to explain that they recommend 6-8 sessions per area for the most effective results. 


Before my facial began Sharon and I talked about my skin and what I wanted to achieve, she explained that Medik8 prides itself on delivering visible results and this was one of the reasons she was such an advocate of the range. With each facial experience carefully curated to rejuvenate and transform the skin, each treatment is designed to provide results not only you but your friends will notice. The experienced therapists at Lash Crowd tailor every treatment to the ever-changing needs of your skin to ensure you receive an entirely bespoke experience. For the next hour, I lay back in a state of total relaxation as I experienced a deep cleanse, a light peel and a face, neck and arm massage that almost had me drifting off to sleep.


As the treatment came to an end, I touched my face and sure enough everything felt softer and bouncier. Whilst I could have lay on the bed all day, I was eager to see the results of my pampering session so I rose and walked over to the window to see my skin looking radiant, smooth and pillowy plus the stubborn puffiness under my eyes (from lack of sleep during the last ten months) was finally gone. I looked truly refreshed. 


So take it from a pregnant mum, if you’re looking to escape your day-to-day life for a few hours and walk away looking like you’ve had 12 hours of blissful sleep (if I only I had managed that too), then find a space for Lash Crowd in your diary this week.