A Facial (and then some): Su-Man

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If there is one name in the skincare world renowned by celebrities and beauty editors alike, it’s Su-Man – the facialist of Freida Pinto, Joely Richardson. Olga Kurylenko, Juliette Binoche, and many more skinsational beauties.

Last week, I braved the open skies of London and high-tailed it to the Away Spa at W London to finally get my face into her expert hands.

After examining my skin underneath a freehand digital microscope it took all of ten seconds for us to get acquainted, have a giggle, and get me topless.

This is how all great friendships begin.

For the next hour and a half, Su-Man used an experienced combination of Asian wisdom and Western science to completely transform the texture of my skin. Though my skin has always been sensitive and prone to redness, I was completely amazed to see that the more Su-Man worked on my skin the less redness there was. After a deep cleanse and manual impurity extraction, Su-Man moves on to exfoliate, apply a mask, and take a break for a life-changing deep tissue massage of the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet.

This alone took the traditional facial experience to an entirely new plane.

To finish, Su-Man applies a combination of her skin care products with each massage stroke repeated 36 times in accordance to the ancient Chinese belief that the number six is lucky and helps lead the individual to a perfect state of health and happiness.

I spent the rest of the day makeup-free without a single insecurity and have enjoyed lifted, purified and energised skin every day since. You can absolutely judge this book by her cover.

(For bookings, contact facials@su-man.com)