Aqua 3 Anti-Aging Facial Review at Beau:ti Skin Clinic
I recently tried out the new Aqua3 facial, a 3-in-1 technology based anti ageing facial that combines a water based peel containing sequential acids with microdermabrasion and the transdermal delivery of cosmetic ingredients.
As someone who writes about beauty, trying out a lot of treatments comes with the job description. But unless a facial is a life changing experience or gives amazing results I tend not to share it on the blog. I don’t want to suggest new treatments if they will be similar to facials you have had before.
I wanted to share my experience with the Aqua 3 facial in particular as I saw amazing results and I plan to return back and have this facial done again. It definitely has my seal of approval.
Beau:ti Skin Clinic
After I arrived at Beau:ti Skin Clinic in Brixton, I was given a consultation and told all about what the facial would entail.
Italian based manufacturer and distributor, The Baldan Group has introduced a new device, the Aqua3 which is what would be used for the facial.
The Aqua3 device combines three technologies including a water based peel (which contains sequential acids), microdermabrasion and transdermal delivery of cosmetic ingredients. It aims to deeply cleanse the skin, remove dead skin cells, rebalance sebum, deeply moisturise and restructure skin tissue.
According to The Baldan Group, the device can be used anywhere on the body, however results are most noticeable on the face, and on skin that is affected by stretch marks or scarring.
The Aqua3 machine features three hand-pieces; the first being an infuser/aspirating hand-piece that provides a water-based peel, the second is a Diamond-Grain hand-piece, which uses properties of diamond grains to exfoliate the skin and the third, a mesoporation hand-piece that aids with transdermal delivery.
They recommend combining all three to help create a new type of hydrodermabrasion treatment to cleanse, moisturise and rejuvenate and all three were used for my treatment.
Steps Of The Facial
Before the treatment started my face was cleansed using a lovely massaging technique which was super relaxing, but at this point I remembered this wasn’t your typical facial, so I should probably grab my phone and snap a few pics and take a video (because, if it didn’t happen on Insta…). You can check out the video on my Instagram highlights.
Water Based Peel with Sequential Acids
After my face was cleansed the first step of the treatment used the aspirating handpiece together with a waterjet, to which mandelic acid and salicylic acid were added. This removes superficial impurities even from thickened skin.
After the handpiece was used alongside the acids it was then used alone, just for the suction. The handpiece feels like a light vacuum over the skin and the suction removes dead skin cells, blackheads and whiteheads.
Diamond Grain Handpiece – Microdermabrasion
After the acids were removed and the suction had been used all over the face, the microdermabrasion was completed, again to soften and resurface the skin and remove any remaining dead skin cells. The Diamond grain handpiece is suitable for smoothing facial lines or even stretchmarks.
The dead skin cells are actually sucked into a big plastic box in the machine so if you really wanted to – you could take a look at that at the end of the facial! A bit gross but intriguing! Then the handpiece is used to apply hyaluronic acid to moisturise the skin.
After the above the steps were completed, a Dermakleb serum was applied to my face and then the mesoporation handpiece was used all over my face. This handpiece has six metal balls on it which easily glide over the face and it emits a blue light.
Mesoporation is a needle-free method for delivering high quality, active concentrates deep into the skin, providing a smooth, firm and youthfully radiant complexion and delivering effective treatment results.
Oxyplus Active Oxygen Mask
The treatment ends with an active oxygen mask which is applied all over the face and neck. This mask bubbles and feels tingly once applied but doesn’t sting. The gel mask forms a mousse after application due to active oxygen bubbles which burst and help oxygenate the skin.
I left the salon after this facial so relaxed and so happy. My skin was glowing, clear, bright, plumped up and basically looked so much better. And this lasted a good few weeks! I will 100% be booking in for another one. Hands down the best facial I have ever had.
How Often Should You Have One?
Depending on what sort of skincare issues you are having you can have this facial done every 2 to 3 weeks if you have very problematic skin or less often if your skin is not so problematic.
This is a great treatment to have as a one off in the run-up to a big event such as a prom or wedding as you leave glowing.
Cost and Availability
The cost of this facial at Beau:ti is £110 for one or £270 for a course of 3, which I think is very reasonable especially for London. Salons often charge £70-£150 just for a basic facial which doesn’t give any of the benefits that this facial does.
It combines peels, microdermabrasion, massage, serums, and an oxygenating mask – each of these treatments alone would set you back a decent amount of money in another salon. You’re saving quite a lot of money and a lot of time as you don’t have to have multiple treatments.
Beau:ti Skin Clinic
The clinic is located at 66a Brixton Road, London, SW9 6BP and their website is www.beau-ti.com
The Beau:ti clinic itself is lovely, easy to get to, in a great location and the owner is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I will definitely be back and hopefully can get in another treatment before my holiday next month.
If you don’t live in London google Aqua3 and your town to see if anyone nearby offers this service.