We’re Matcha mad here at Melbourne Girl. We’ve been known to sip on a Matcha latte, enjoy a Matcha breakfast bowl, nosh on a Matcha bar and even indulge in a Matcha burger but this week we trialled the magical green tea powder in a completely new way; a Matcha facial!
Natural Beauty Expert, Belinda Hughes, has just introduced the new treatment to her South Yarra clinic and explained “Matcha is a green tea superfood full of antioxidants for skin brightening and anti aging. It’s proving to be just as popular in facials as it is in many Melbourne cafes.”
We were intrigued and I was lucky enough to be one of the first to try it!
Belinda tailors every treatment to your individual skincare needs (gotta love that) and started the facial with a gentle double cleanse followed by an AHA Peel. I found the Peel had a bit of a tingling sensation, which is not surprising as it’s used to remove dead skin cells and ultimately make the skin smoother…. Tingle away skin!
Next, my skin was exfoliated and the highly anticipated, highly concentrated Vitamin C and Matcha Green Tea mask applied. The mask is prepared at the start of the treatment and is recognisable by its brilliant green colouring. Matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than green tea and treats pigmentation while evening out skin tone. Once applied to the skin, it is oh so soothing.
Now, the difference between a ‘good’ and ‘great’ facial is all in the massage and Belinda did not disappoint in this department. Whilst the Mask melted into my skin, Belinda massaged my scalp, hands and arms and for a moment there, I swear I died and went to heaven.
After the mask, a gorgeous silky serum was massaged into the skin followed by an eye cream and moisturiser. Belinda uses all organic products, which she describes as being ‘packed with active ingredients’ and ‘more potent’ and than regular skincare – after having experienced it for myself, I’m definitely buying what she’s selling!
After the facial, my skin felt so soft and dewy and my complexion appeared more luminous and even. With a few dabs of Organic Spa’s beauty balm, I didn’t need any makeup for my dinner out and my husband even commented on how good my skin looked. It’s fair to say I’m a Matcha facial convert and I can’t recommend the Natural Beauty Expert enough!
Book your Matcha and C Specialty Facial today via www.belindahughes.com.au.
For a limited time, when booking this treatment you’ll receive a free 30ml organic moisturiser to take home, valued at $25 (the offer is only valid until the 31st October 2016).
MELBOURNE GIRL GIVEAWAY
Win a 60 minute Matcha and C Specialty Facial
(Valued at $159)
To enter, tell us in the comments below… “Why your face needs some superfood?”
Prize is not transferable and cannot be taken as cash.
Entries open until 4pm Friday 4th November, 2016.
The winner will contacted via entering email and announced in the comments below.
Good Luck Everyone!