What You Should Know
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Beauty Grace is a group of spas in Sydney Australia that offers a typical array of spa services including facials, light therapy, and microdermabrasion. Beauty Grace facials come in several different variations including Skin Nurturing, Skin Renewal, and Skin Radiance. They also have a facial designed for men. Some consumers may believe that Beauty Grace facials provide more intense rejuvenating effects for aging and wrinkled skin than topical products you can apply at home. We will look deeper into the procedures in the next section to see if they can provide the promised results.
Beauty Grace facials range between $90 to $150 per treatment and therefore represent a significant investment in any skin care regimen. The results are short-lived and the facials would have to be repeated regularly in order to maintain the results. The Beauty Grace Skin Renewal facial promises to replenish and rehydrate skin and to prevent further environmental damage. It also claims to diminish fine lines and restore suppleness to the skin.
The Beauty Grace Skin Renewal facial is an hour-long treatment that includes a moisturizer containing Vitamin E, green tea extract, aloe vera and botanical extracts. Unfortunately, the Beauty Grace website does not provide a full ingredient list for this product so those with skin allergies and sensitivities should exercise caution before having this treatment.
Vitamin E has definitely been proven to have some softening and healing properties and it is found, along with aloe vera, in many skin care products. Green tea extract is also a common ingredient lately and has shown promise as an anti-oxidant. However, none of these ingredients featured in Beauty Grace Facials have been shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
There are however some ingredients that we feel can provide the dramatic and long-lasting effects on aging skin that many consumers are looking for. Hyaluronic acid can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water and has been clinically-proven to deeply hydrate the skin. We also like to see peptides such as Matrixyl 3000, which stimulates the body’s own production of collagen, and Argiriline, which relaxes facial muscles and smoothes wrinkles. There is no indication that any of these ingredients are included in the skin care products used in the Beauty Grace facials.
- Professional treatments.
- Products contain some ingredients which may have a beneficial effect on the skin.
- Treatments are expensive.
- Products may not contain clinically-proven ingredients.
- No money-back guarantee offered by the company.
- May not be as effective as some topical products on the market that can be used at home.
The Bottom Line
Some consumers may enjoy the “pampered” feeling that a professional facial provides. However, most consumers have a limited budget for their skin care regimen. The good news is that there are topical products on the market that can provide even more effective results than the Beauty Grace facials. Look for skin care products that contain collagen, hyaluronic acid, and peptides manufactured by a company that stands behind its products with a money-back guarantee.