A timeout from the real world – Niki Newd Signature Facial

relaxing in Niki Newd Facial

Collaboration with Evergreen Salon / the facial was gifted to me

 

A while back when I wrote about Niki Newd and their basically edible products, I asked you this: Do you really know what you’re putting on your skin? As in: can you read the ingredient list and understand it.

Well, now I’m asking you this: do you really know what your beauty therapist is putting on your skin? And I can almost bet you don’t. Maybe you’re dreading of going to a facial, especially if your skin is sensitive. You’re nervous of your skin reacting to something. Because let’s face it: a lot of different products go onto the skin in a short period of time.

That is exactly why I wanted to try out the Niki Newd Signature facial. It’s a completely new take on facials. It’s not about some new fancy machine. It’s about the basics. You get the fresh natural ingredients, fresh natural scents and effective yet gentle results.

And at the same time, this facial offers the greatest luxury of all: relaxation.

Niki Newd Signature Facial Review

I went to my appointment on a Monday, after a particularly rough weekend (mentally). Time seemed to slow down, when I stepped into the salon. The atmosphere was calm and inviting. I almost started to do new decoration plans in my head while taking in the beautiful interior design. There were candles burning in the corners and a soothing music playing in the background.

At this point I pinched myself: do I really get to do this as a part of my job? (Well, rarely, so I made sure to really enjoy it!)

What does the Niki Newd Signature Facial include?

The Niki Newd Signature Facial contains gentle skin cleansing with oat and yogurt, honey-lemon exfoliation, fresh mask customized for your skintype, a long and possibly the best facial massage you’ll ever get and as a bonus, you get a hand massage while the mask is doing its magic. You’ll also get to experience refreshing cucumber water and coconut milk on your face. Spoiler alert: it all feels and smells amazing.

It’s also possible to get facial extractions included in the facial. I chose this option, since my skin had some clogged pores. Riikka also managed to treat some very deep pimples I have on my jaw, the very last remains of my acne. Extracting a pimple never feels good, but it hurt less than it usually does and my face didn’t get as red as it usually gets from that.

I’m not sure what I expected from the treatment, but I left floating with happiness and relaxation. All time stopped when I lay on the bed and took in the natural scents of the products.

That’s another thing about this facial: everything smells extra good, because it’s fresh. The scents are basically from food, so you’ll recognize them and there’s something very nice about that. I’m a bit sensitive to synthetic scents and here I didn’t have to worry about that.

What results did I get from the facial?

I left from the appointment with a soft, visibly clean and glowy skin. I actually felt beautiful, even though there were a few red spots, where Riikka extracted pimples. I got rid of some blackheads and pimples, which had been bothering me a while. It always feels so refreshing getting your skin really cleansed. And frankly: I do want to get those kind of results when going to a facial. And finally, as I’ve now mentioned several times (but I can’t say it enough), I felt lighter leaving the salon. I felt calm and happy. Ready for a new week. And okay, already a little addicted to this particular facial.

Being a beauty therapist myself, I could feel that Riikka has done this a long time and the way she applied the products and massaged my face was impeccable. There really was nothing for me to do, except relax and just enjoy.

As I lay there and wondered how I was gonna tell you about this treatment, all I thought was: everyone should try this at least once. I can guarantee you won’t regret it. And: I should book another appointment for the winter.

If you appreciate the fresh natural ingredients and you’d like to leave from your facial 100% relaxed and with a glowy skin – this treatment is for you.

Niki Newd Signature Facial 120-155€ | Evergreen Salon

Evergreen
Mechelininkatu 15
Helsinki 00100

phone 044 9714964
Online booking

If you’re interested about food grade ingredients and how they work in skincare, check out this post about Niki Newd products. I’m still to this day using the Oat soap, which is my secret to a balanced skin. There’s also a nice code for a gift, if you end up ordering something.

 

 

A bit of pain, lots of effectivity – A facial, that brings me to tears

dmk enzyme mask

kosmetologi kamppi

Collaboration with cosmetologist Anu
Contains a discount to DMK-facial & products

I’ve tried several different facials, but few of them are as rememberable as DMK’s enzyme therapy facials. While those usual relaxing treatments lovely and I enjoy for example face massage – it’s a totally different thing to leave from your facial, so that you don’t only feel the effect, but actually see it clearly. Who wouldn’t want to see results right away?

Today I’m going to tell you about a very effective facial and brand called DMK. DMK is quite different from other professional skincare brands. The facials are really different as well, because they don’t contain for example massage and the treatment can actually hurt a little. Yes, it’s a bit painful at times. I should also mention the mask, that tightens on your face and does it’s magic for forty-five minutes. You can’t really move your face during that time, but the mask does that for you – it works your muscles and it feels as if your face was at the gym.

Still it’s one of the most effective facials I’ve ever tried (this wasn’t the only time I’ve tried it) – and I’m excited, that I can tell you more about it through this collaboration with my cosmetologist.

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Red as a lobster. And that’s all part of the DMK plan!

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DMK skincare brand

DMK is an american brand, which ideology is to bring balance to the skin with products and treatments, that work together with your skin, not against it. The products contain mostly natural, plant-based ingredients. The ingredients are categorized pharmaceutical, so they contain more active ingredients compared to base ingredients.

What is my own experience with DMK skincare line?

I think it’s a quality brand and I wouldn’t put in on the same line with many brands. The products look a bit boring, because the idea is to make the products awesome – not to use money on it’s packaging. At the same time when I look at the products they seem medical to me – just as the treatments and the education manual (I once went through the education for work). Cosmetics isn’t supposed to absorb that deep in the skin, but with these products it’s said, that they affect the skin on cell level. In my experience they are effective.

So you do get your money’s worth with these, even though the price seems a bit salty at first. The consistencies of the products are nice and there are no additional scents used in the products.

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Plasmatic effect (see those veins on my shoulder?).

DMK Enzyme Therapy facials

Enzyme facial is one of my favorite treatments. It makes my skin glow from within and every time I leave the appointment I feel as if I’ve gotten a little younger. It makes my skin feel soft, plump and clean – and the effects lasts for at least a week. My skin just feels and looks lovely.

Enzyme therapy creates a plasmatic effect by dilating capillaries.  You can clearly see your veins after the mask, as you can see from the photos as well. It increases blood and lymph flow to the skin, which you can feel as the mask tightens on your skin and pulsates (as I said, it feels as if your face was working out). This makes oxygen to rush to the dilated capillaries.

DMK enzyme therapy effects:

  • removes dead skin cells
  • stimulates circulatory system
  • stimulates lymphatic flow (so it removes puffiness from your face!)
  • brings oxygen to skin
  • stimulates collagen production
  • strengthens your face muscles
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Enzyme mask.

The treatment is quite simple, but every single step has an important task.

Before the enzyme mask, your skin is cleaned and wiped with detoxifying tonic, that evaporates toxins from the skin. It’s designed especially for acne-prone skin and to them, whose skin is exposed to lots of toxins (for example air pollutants). The substance transforms toxins into gas, and that can sometimes cause unpleasent smells. In my treatment I could smell a weird scent, but it wasn’t that strong.

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After DMK Quick Peel.

Then we get to the painful part – and I’ll be honest here and tell you, that tears were literally streaming down my face. Quick peel is a chemical exfoliant, that contains acids. Even though it’s super effective, it can be used on many different skin types. It exfoliates, it increases blood flow, strengthens the capillaries, removes toxins and helps with inflammation. It also promises to prevent scarring by preventing melanin production.

I can say, that this burns. I’ve experienced quick peel many times, but I didn’t remember just how bad it was. I was both crying and laughing, while Anu made me feel better with a fan. That fan is like an angel in that situation – it helps the burning sensation so much. Lucily it’s only five minutes. After the exfoliation your skin is supposed to be red – and in my case my face got extremely red. That is normal and the redness will fade, once the acid is removed from your skin. Here is another example of just how different this treatment is!

Still I would take that exfoliaton again – it’s so effective. Maybe it’s one of those things, you are willing to do – you know – for your beauty’s sake. Just like brazilian sugaring. It hurts for a while, but it’s definitely worth it and you go through it every month again and again.

Here is the simple steps to Enzyme #1 treatment. At the end of the treatment, several different serums and lotions are applied on the skin. One of the important things in DMK skincare is also sun protection and DMK’s sunscreen is indeed very comfortable and lightweight (I could have recommended it on my last sunscreen post!).

DMK Enzyme #1 treatment:
Deep pore cleanser – Cleansing
Epitoxyl – detoxifying toner
Quick peel – exfoliation, 5 minutes
Enzyme mask – mask, 45minutes
Last, but not least: serums, oil, vitamin c, herb & mineral mist, lotion, sunscreen
Anu does DMK facials in her beauty room in Hiushuone Neo in Kamppi, Helsinki. Enzyme facial lasts for about 120 minutes and it’s normal price is 149€. So you could say it’s a bit more pricey than the regular facial, but as you might have already figured, it’s not a regular facial.

dmk facial review

DISCOUNT

Anu has an awesome deal for you right now: DMK Fundamentals kit, which contains one enzyme treatment done at the salon, and products for you to use for thirty days at home. Here’s a great chance to try not just the treatment, but also the products. It’s always recommended to use DMK’s own products with the facials, so that the results last for longer.

This kit is now 200€ (normal price 250€). The discount is valid until the end of June – make sure to tell, that you got the discount from Charlotta Eve blog.

If your skin needs a boost and you want to know, just how good a quality treatment feels like – consider DMK’s enzyme facial.

Facials are always customized to be suited for the client. Besides the enzyme treatments, there are other DMK-treatments available. There is for example DMK Beyond Botox – The smiling face treatment, which is awesome for those who use fillers, to make them last longer and to prevent the need for them.

Have you ever tried DMK treatments? What do you think of it? Do you prefer relaxing treatments or the ones, that give you results right away?

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