A recent discovery of mine, Peaches and Lime Beauty Salon is located above New Image Hair Salon in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Literally a stone’s throw away from my home, I was delighted to discover the variety of cruelty-free treatments that this gem of a salon provides. Not only this, but the salon ensures that all of the brands that they use are 100% organic, so you can feel assured that they are actually good for you!
The star behind this unique salon is Erica, a fully-qualified nutritionist. Erica has been featured on RTE demonstrating massage and facial techniques, and is known for giving her clients in the salon complete nutritional advice. Her strong ethos believes that beauty starts from the inside, and that a healthy diet provides more long-lasting results than quick-fix machine treatments. Erica ensures that all of the cosmetics used are not only organic, but are preservative and toxin-free, making her salon a revolutionary experience for her clients.
Clients can avail of a range of treatments, including:
- Phyt’s Facials
- Jouvé Anti-Ageing Treatments
- Vita Liberata Spray Tan
- Full Makeup Application with Coleur Caramel Makeup
I was invited to try the Phyt’s Discovery Facial. Phyt’s 100% Organic Skincare is an all-in-one brand that tackles all skin concerns conscientiously. The cruelty-free formulas are enriched with essential oils, herbs, vegetal oils and are naturally high in minerals, vitamins and proteins to quench the skin’s thirst for balanced nutrition.
As many of you know, due to illness my skin has been on the drier side- without being a dry skin type. My makeup often ends up flaking around my nose, emphasising my pores. I expressed to Erica that I would like to both deeply cleanse my skin in order to unclog my pores, but to also deeply hydrate the skin to help replenish the epidermis back to its natural state.
The treatment began with a luxurious Lemon cleanse. The cleanser glided smoothly across my face and neck, and Erica made sure to also give my decolletage area and shoulders some love, too. While all of the grime and dirt was cleansed from my skin, I had the pressure points on my feet massaged with oils by beauty therapist, Vilma. This was heaven already.
Once my skin was completely cleansed and all leftover residue was removed, Erica applied serum to any areas where whiteheads and blackheads peaked there heads out from. She then proceeded to extract these little nasties gently with a metal remover tool, which was thorough but not painful like those pimple poppers you buy in the local chemist. Once this was done, Erica smoothed a gorgeous ylang ylang exfoliator across my face, neck and decolletage area, scrubbing gently with long strokes to remove any dead skin cells and even out my skin tone.
Vilma moved on to massage my hands and arms, giving me a full-body experience. Erica removed the exfoliant from my skin and used a gorgeous toner to remove any residue, tighten and close the pores. She then performed a lymphatic drainage massage across my face, neck, shoulders and decolletage area, which sent my mind into a complete state of bliss.
The treatment finished with a hydrating and skin-balancing moisturiser, which absorbed so quickly and left my skin feeling divine. I could barely talk after the treatment as I was in such a daze- this is, for sure, the best facial I have ever had. Erica’s expertise and Vilma’s technique combined provided a truly rejuvinating and relaxing experience. What’s more, each product smelt and felt gorgeous, and the entire treatment was cruelty-free!
To book the Phyt’s Discovery Facial at Peaches and Lime Beauty, 45 min, €60.00, call Erica on 01-2056709, and follow them on social media (peachesandlimebeauty) to keep up to date with all of their amazing organic and cruelty-free treatments.