Two words: Benjamin Button. Yes, I am now happy to say that I am ageing backwards. Because that is the impact of my latest facial which, looking at my skin post treatment, has melted away wrinkles and made the years drop away from my face. To be honest, I shouldn’t really be surprised considering the breadth and scale of products used in this treatment, not to mention the expert massaging by therapist Ishbelle.
Some 15 ESPA products are used during the brand’s Age Defyer facial at the One Spa in Edinburgh’s Sheraton hotel. My skin is treated to a triple cleanse, a double tone, an exfoliation, a mask, various serums and moisturisers, a 15minute massage specifically around the eyes, followed by a longer luxurious facial massage. And lasting an indulgent one hour 20 minutes, this really is a king amongst facials.
As always with ESPA treatments, it is personalised to suit your skin and any skin concerns you may have whether that be sun damage or ageing. Another very ESPA specific facial experience is the amazing fragrances which fill the room: almond, rose geranium and neroli are amongst them.
My skin had been feeling and looking dehydrated but the Age Defyer addressed this; leaving it looking glowing, hydrated and happy. And yes, I could and should have taken pictures to show off my Benjamin Button-esque age defying skin post facial but being so pampered left me utterly relaxed and devoid of any sense. I did however wake up in time to snap my brunch main pictured below.
As part of Sprunch, post treatment you are also able to make use of the Sheraton’s amazing Escape at One facilities. Up above the spa, this is second to none with a plethora of saunas, steam rooms and of course, the jewel in the crown – the amazing outdoor Hydropool. If you ever wanted to know how the other half live then I’m guessing this is a pretty good gauge.
ut Sprunch doesn’t end there because also included in a two course brunch in the chic One Square. I kicked off my brunch with a mouth-watering Fruit Gin Fizz – it would be rude not to – but having tasted the Blueberry Smoothie can also testify to this being equally as delicious. This was followed by the Salmon Fish Cakes (pictured above) and then finished with the Greek Yoghurt with Mint, Apple and Coconut Crunch. Yum.
The day was blissful; the perfect antidote to busy lives and with the dream bill of pampering and top class food. My Sprunch experience was on a Sunday and the tempo and relaxation ethos was perfectly suited. Eyeing up the Sunday roast, as Arnie would say, I’ll be back – if not for Sprunch for more of the One Spa experience.
The summer sprunch costs £135 per person including an ESPA Age Defyer Facial (lasting 1hr, 20 mins), Escape at One with exclusive access to One Spa’s thermal suite and hydropool, and a two-course brunch with either a Fruit Gin Fizz or a Soya Blueberry Smoothie. Summer Sprunch is available daily until end August 2014. View www.onespa.com/offers for up-to-date details including the latest sprunch menu, timings and terms and conditions. To book the sprunch package, please call 0131 221 7777 or email [email protected].