I think I may have literally let out a small shriek of excitement when we received an invite to experience the ultimate in luxury pamper treatments at Matis Spa in Rosebank. The invitation however was only available to one of us – ummm…how the heck to choose who goes?
We felt the fairest way was to probably go old school, and flip a coin – so we did just that. The coin landed in my favour! #omgexcitementonanotherlevel
Last Saturday, I was welcomed with warm smiles from the friendly Matis girls. My treatment for the day was two-fold; an NIR (Near Infrared) Treatment and then a two-hour Caviar Facial.
The NIR consists of a safe infrared light that heats the tissue under the skin’s surface, tightening the skin and improving skin architecture.
It stimulates the formation of new collagen enhancing the tightening effect and helping to bolster the skin against future ageing. The presence of healthy collagen in the dermis helps maintain the skin’s youthful resiliency and texture. This treatment is non-invasive, non-painful and suitable for all skin types and ages.
My lovely therapist, Naomi, prepped me for the treatment and was incredibly informative about the process. The NIR machine at Matis is said to be one of the most powerful and effective in SA, and can actually be used for ‘pain’ free laser hair removal too.
A light gel was placed on my skin and Naomi then started the infrared in a linear motion over different parts of my face. The heat slowly increased (at some points it got extremely hot) but once the area began to cool, a weird tingling sensation occurred. Naomi started on the one side of my face, and showed me the comparison before she began with the other side – there was a big difference in the plumpness and tightness of my skin so the treatment really does work!
After 45 minutes of the infrared light around the face, neck and décolletage area I was whisked away to another room for my luxurious facial.
This facial is Matis’ ultimate Roll’s Royce Anti- Ageing treatment.
The massage medium consists of Caviar Pearls & the mask is a second skin like bio cellulose mask. This treatment regenerates, firms, remineralizes, nourishes & hydrates the skin, all while smoothing out the fine lines.
To say the facial was amazing feels like an understatement! Before it even started, I was treated to a massage with my own choice of essential oil (no surprise that I picked rose) so that I was completely calm and relaxed for the duration of the treatment.
I found myself slipping into a light sleep over the two hours, all while my skin was being expertly looked after. Caviar is said to be particularly rich in proteins and antioxidants which makes it a leading modern treatment for skincare.
The entire afternoon left my skin feeling completely rejuvenated, hydrated and alive. I would recommend these treatments to absolutely everyone, regardless of skin type or age. More than just the treatment, Naomi did a complete skin analysis for me so as to recommend future Matis products that would work best for my combination skin.
This was taken a few days after the treatment
I was spoilt even further with two take-home products from Matis Anti-Aging Range Response Premium line: The Day Caviar face cream and the Night Cream. The day cream is designed to regenerate the skin, targeting lines and wrinkles, while the night cream repairs and revitalizes the skin. These are easily the most luxurious products I have ever tried out; so hopefully I can provide more insight into their effect on my skin after giving them a proper test period.
I was so grateful for the opportunity to experience such a wonderful treatment. My skin is feeling the best it has felt in a very long time, and it has made me understand the benefits of good quality skincare and how important it is for us. Thanks Matis Rosebank – what a fantastic treat! 🙂