East London spa experience [review]

 

It’s summer in the city and a good opportunity to get out and discover more of our local neighbourhood. We were understandably excited to be invited to an east London spa experience, specifically, to the lovely Spa Experience Bethnal Green.

Our booking fell during the middle of the week, and at exactly the right time – the weather had been hot, work stressful and we were definitely in need of a little ‘me’ (or rather, ‘us’) time.

Cooper and I met at Bethnal Green tube station and wandered a few minutes up the road to the York Hall Leisure Centre which is a huge health, fitness and wellness oasis set admits the bustle of the big city.

You’d never expect for there to be a tranquil spa and baths in here, but happily, there is!

This east London spa experience offers members and guests not only a host of treatments for men and women, but extraordinary thermal bath therapies too, including Hammam, sauna, plunge pool, monsoon showers, ice fountain, hot rooms (Turkish baths) and hydrotherapy pool.

The substantial space means there’s something for all needs (relaxation, pain, detoxification, blood flow and respiration) – you’ll even find a chill-out space with fresh fruit and day beds.

Two of our very favourite skincare brands are put to good use at Spa Experience Bethnal Green – Elemis and Murad.

You can select from a wide range of repair and rejuvenation treatments here, and we had the chance to each try out one of the facials on offer.

Cooper recommends the Elemis high performance skin energiser facial, which makes use of the Elemis lime blossom range that works to balance and repair the skin.

This particular facial is ideal for men. The ingredients used maximise cell regeneration and boost circulation. You even get a scalp massage for deep relaxation [insert smiley face here].

I have sensitive skin so am often a bit apprehensive regarding trying new products. I have used and trust Elemis though, and chose to go for the skin sensitive soother which is perfect for changeable weather conditions (hello, London!), helps to reduce redness, restore texture and moisture levels.

I also enjoyed (fell asleep during) the relaxing scalp massage [insert another smiley face here].

Our expert therapists were Kemelia and Tara, and they shared with us that the secret to beautiful skin is to commit to a series of sessions that will tackle conditions that trouble you, like dry or red skin, acne and other issues brought on my exposure to extreme environments and stress.

This east London spa experience reminded us both of the importance of taking good care of the body, mind and spirit.

As busy working professionals we – like you, I’m sure – are put under a lot of pressure every day. Sometimes you don’t even realise how the body and skin is impacted.

If you’re over our way in east London, take time out to escape to Spa Experience Bethnal Green and talk to the team about the benefits they can add to your lifestyle.

Find out more: Spa Experience Bethnal Green

 

Wingman skincare for men – review

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These days more men are  taking greater pride in their appearance regardless of who they are or what they do. Wingman may live by the mantra, “The hard yards are always worth it” but I’m sure hard doesn’t apply when you’re trying to achieve clean, healthy, hydrated skin. This process had been simplify.  If you’re an active and adventurous person who enjoys exploring the great outdoors then you’ll certainly appreciate British brand, Wingman’s, skincare range for men.

What’s so great about the Wingman skincare range?

  • Wingman 3-in-1 enables you to SHOWER, SHAMPOO and SHAVE all from one bottle
  • Shower gel and shampoo enriched with aloe vera for sensitive skin
  • Foaming gel aids in the removal of dirt and impurities
  • Ingredients also include ginseng which aids elasticity and counteracts dryness
  • Moisturises with a non-greasy finish
  • Subtle scent that’s not overpowering
  • Great value for money all under 4 pounds

Wingman support ‘The Help for Heroes’. they believe that any Serviceman or woman who suffers life changing injuries or illness in the line of duty deserves the very best support for life. Read about it here.


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The Grooming Guy – Wellman skin care review

British health and supplements company, Vitabiotics, have entered the thriving male skincare market with their Wellman Skin Technology range for men. Designed to complement a healthy lifestyle, Wellman offers a perfect option for men who pride themselves on achieving healthy, clean, hydrated skin.

The basics of any grooming program is to cleanse, scrub and moisturise but since my introduction to Wellman, I’ve added a fourth; under eye serum. Over the last month I’ve been fortunate enough to sample this range, specifically formulated for men, and to my surprise I’ve had a positive response from my skin.

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Ultra Energising Facial Wash

The facial wash is almost completely clear and it has an understated scent. The wash is light and comes out quickly so be aware of wastage. Surprisingly, you only need a small amount for a nice lather to help remove the impurities and pollutants in your skin. Even my girlfriend loves this one!

Exfoliate and Invigorate Facial Scrub

A good face scrub is a key player in helping you achieve smooth skin and a vibrant complexion. I found this exfoliate gentle and it helped reduce the dry, flaky areas around my nose, which I’m occasionally prone to. Apply once or twice a week in a light circular motion for a period of time.

Ultra Hydrating Anti-ageing Moisturiser

The true test of any moisturiser is if it causes blemishes or pimples which are normally evident after a week. Luckily, my skin had a positive reaction with its unique blend of antioxidants. Additionally, it also contains SPF-15 to offer protection from the sun which is the biggest factor in helping to reduce the ageing process.

Anti-fatigue Under Eye Serum

I’ve only recently added this to my skin routine as I’d grown accustomed to the dark circles under eyes and to be honest I hadn’t really thought about their demise. After a few weeks I’d notice that the dark circles and puffiness had faded slightly. Which was enough for me to continue using.

Available from online from vitabiotics.com/Wellman

PS – to complement this excellent skin care regime, why not try Wellman’s supplement, which works to improve your skin and health from the inside.

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By Cooper Dawson