Germaine de Capuccini Glycocure Roll and Lift facial

Can the Roll and Lift Wand really work its magic on dry, irregularly pigmented skin? Friday, 31 May 2013

By Una Helbig

Can the Roll and Lift Wand really work its magic on dry, irregularly pigmented skin?

Great skin is the best foundation anyone can ask for, but it can be very hard to achieve, so sometimes you need a bit of help.

The Germaine de Capuccini Glycocure Roll and Lift treatment lasts 30 minutes and aims to be a quick fix for chronic dryness, irregular pigmentation, acne, expression lines or fine wrinkles. As someone who ticks four out of five boxes, I was very much looking forward to trying it out and seeing the results.

The treatment's key feature is the ‘Roll and Lift Wand', which is used to massage the skin, applying pinching and rolling movements on key pressure points. While one side of the wand is smooth, the other is textured with geranium micro-spheres designed to balance the skin's negative and positive ions.

After some aromatherapy breathing, the therapist applied a Kobido facial cleanse, followed by a Glyco Peeling mask and then a Neutraliser mask, accompanied by a stress-relieving scalp massage. Once the mask was removed a pro-collagen fill cream was added to my skin, followed by use of the wand. The treatment was finished off with some neck and shoulder stretches, and Urban Shield cream – designed to protect the skin from the likes of UV rays and pollution. There are a lot of steps in the 30-minute treatment, but the results are worth it.

On leaving I was given a sample of the products to use over the next few days. To my delight they've all been hugely helpful, particularly the Urban Shield. As well as making your skin look flawless it holds your makeup all day long.

Germaine de Capuccini Glycocure Roll and Lift treatment from £30 for 30 mins. www.germaine-de-capuccini.co.uk. Available at spas including K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, London W14 0AX. www.k-west.co.uk

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