Entering the doors at John Bell & Croyden can only be described as walking the shores of a cosmetics paradise. Walls are adorned with skincare products to showcase the best; Pai, Dermalogica, Oskia, Caudalie, the list goes on. Beauty juices take centre stage as you enter the emporium, experts are on hand to offer you the best beauty advice, and to the back of the store resides their newly launched beauty room, InResidence.
On offer, are six facials that focus on unique skin solutions. The ‘active’ range is an anti-ageing, restructuring and correcting trio of treatments using products by Natura Bisse, Skinceuticals and Dermalogica. The ‘skin nutrition’ options use creams and serums with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxident properties. Finally, the ‘natural’ facial uses the Pai skincare range for those with a more sensitive skin type.
Choose between a 30 minute (£60) or 60 minute (£100) treatment. We’d recommend 60 minutes for sheer relaxation, plus you can redeem 50% of the total cost on products in store after your treatment.
The treatment begins with a vitamin drink and in-depth consultation to establish your desired result. Maria, an expert beauty therapist and nutritionist for the past 19 years, has a wealth of knowledge and recommendations for individual skin concerns. I went for the Oskia facial based on it’s anti-inflammatory properties to calm and nourish my skin.
A 15 minute deep cleanse commences, including a soothing scrub to prepare the skin. Followed by a full facial massage including head, neck and shoulders, relieving any tension that may be building up, and finished with a full face and neck calming mask.
Maria completes the treatment with a slathering of Oskia Get up & Glow serum, which radiated my skin in an instant, and kept it looking wonderfully fresh throughout the rest of the day.
As the Queen’s long standing pharmacist, John Bell & Croyden certainly have a trustworthy reputation so far, and after less than a month open, the InResidence beauty room has already featured in Vogue! Take it’s long standing reputation and Maria’s expertise and professionalism and you’ve got InResidence, the latest ‘must visit’ spot in the world of beauty.
For more information on treatments, head to johnbellcroyden.co.uk
50-54 Wigmore St