Treatment review: Elemis’s Pro-Definition Lift and Contour

Elemis’s Pro-Definition Lift and Contour is a targeted anti-ageing facial that combats sagging skin around the jawline

The story: Pro-Definition Lift and Contour is a one-hour Elemis facial designed to tone and sculpt the skin around the chin, check and jowls. The anti-ageing treatment, which targets slackening skin, combines relaxing massage techniques with a results-focused approach to give the face a younger, smoother and firmer appearance.

The treatment: My treatment began with Paisley, my therapist at The House of Elemis in London, removing my makeup and cleansing my face with the melt-intothe- skin Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, before toning and exfoliating it. Once my skin had been prepped, Paisley applied the professional-only Amber Massage Balm, drawing on amber and sweet almond oil to energise the skin and boost cell communication.

The balm was applied using the Elemis jowl and cheek massage technique, developed to decrease fluid retention and puffiness and involving the therapist using firm (though not hard or painful) pressure through fingers and thumbs.

The massage was followed by the Pro-Definition Lift Effect Jowl and Chin Mask, with the mask placed under my jawline. Tightly holding and lifting my jowl and cheeks, it was hooked behind my ears to stay in place and left on for 20 minutes to allow the Amber Massage Balm and arjuna with which it was infused to soak into my skin – to further speed up communication between the cells and have lifting and firming effects.

While the chin and jowl mask was in place, Paisley applied a moisturising Hydra-Active Soothing Gel Eye Mask and carried out a relaxing and circulationboosting scalp massage, during which a Lavender Eye Pillow was placed over my eyes.

The treatment concluded with a de-knotting massage of my tense neck and shoulders, followed by a multistep moisturisation process that included the application of the Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust, Pro-Definition Facial Oil and Pro-Definition Day Cream. When I left, my skin not only looked lifted, but also brighter and much healthier.

Business boost: The sagging of the skin around the jawline is a key ageing concern for many mature clients so offering a treatment that directly targets this area is a great concept. With the treatment also being relaxing, it’s a win-win.

THE ESSENTIALS
The 60-minute Pro-Definition Lift and Contour facial is £115 at The House of Elemis in London. elemis.com elemis.com/house-of-elemis-london
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