The Best Facial in Cape Town

Ladies and gentlemen (well, probably more ladies, let’s be honest…) I have found Cape Town’s best facial. You can thank me later.

I love a good facial, I really do. I love the pampering, the way my skin glows afterwards and getting to lie down for an hour while someone rubs delicious smelling products into my skin. What’s not to love? But I find it difficult, between facials, to figure out what to do with my skin. I spend hours staring at the many wonderful promises on skincare labels, trying to decide which one to trust.

No more! Not now that I’ve found Environ. For starters, when you first go for an Environ facial, it’s not a facial at all, but a skin analysis. Using all kinds of machines I only partly understand, they test your skin for everything from hydration levels to pigmentation, sub-cutaneous damage and depth of wrinkles, take extremely close-up photographs that show what’s going on underneath the top layer of skin, and then prescribe a course of action to fix whatever is wrong with it – or what will go wrong if you continue doing what you’re doing.

The Environ skincare range was developed by Dr. Des Fernandes, a plastic surgeon who saw the effects of the South African lifestyle (and sun!) on the skin, and decided to do something about it. What I love about their whole approach is that everything is based in scientific research: from the products themselves (which are fabulous) to the facial, which was as high tech a facial as I’ve ever had, with sound and light energy frequently used to maximise the absorption of the various serums into the skin. All Environ therapists are intensively trained, and it shows. I had all kinds of questions, and all of them were answered by the lovely Farah.

The secret? Vitamin A in high, effective doses, to replace the vitamins lost in the skin. It’s gradually increased (over a few months) as you become used to the levels of vitamin A, and guaranteed (scientifically!) to make your skin look and feel wonderful. No need to stare at the many hundreds of skincare promises made up in ad agencies… How wonderful is that?

Our Readers Comments

  1. do you have any specials at the moment

  2. Where in Cape Town?

  3. You’ve got me. So what’s the name of this beauty spot? I’ve used environ products for 15 years since it first hit the market in Australia. I will be in capetown during April 2015 and one of the things on my to do list is have an environ facial and but some products ( they are 3 things the price in Australia)

    • Hi Helen,

      Great to hear from you!

      These are Spa’s which use Environ products.

      Try the Wellness Centers in Cape Town. There is one in Kloof Street and another in De Waterkant area.

      Enjoy the treatments, sure it is amazing 🙂

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