I’m back with another review of a Vancouver Spa! This time I received a facial from Lumiere Skin Health & Wellness Centre. The spa is owned by Marvice who also did the facial for me. I believe she personally does all the facials so you can be sure to get a consistent experience. I had a fantastic time so read on for my experience and a chance for you to win a facial too!
Lumiere is located on Granville and Pender pretty close to the skytrain station. However, the spa isn’t at street level so it’s really hard to find unless you know you are going there. It is inside a building on the 4th floor. The whole building smells amazing though because of the aromatherapy from Lumiere!
Once you walk in, you’ll see a beautifully decorated waiting area in white and purple. There is a selection of products you can purchase as well.
They specialize in facials and aromatherapy massages. Marvice currently offers 10 different types of facials with a lot of them focusing on anti-aging. We decided on the RVB Skin Lab Oxygen + Detox facial as the best treatment. The facials range from 40-90 minutes and costs $79-$209. There’s definitely a big range of pricing based on the type of facial.
The first thing I noticed was that Marvice was very interested in getting to know me and my skin concerns. Usually you just fill in the form at a Spa with your personal details and you are not sure if anyone even reads it. At Lumiere, Marvice sat down with me and went through each of the questions.
Then we went to the treatment room where she performed the full suite of facial procedures. Side note, the spa bed she had was amazing!! The bed can be adjusted so she tilted the area under the knee up so it supports your legs and also the bed was warmed!!
The facial came with the full suite of procedures including first cleaning with cleansing milk. Something different that Marvice does is using a cold towel after a hot towel. Although it’s not as comfortable to have cold towel on your face it does wonders to close off your pores and it makes the treatment more effective! It reminds me of the Scandanive spa theory of alternating hot and cold.
Then she gave me a skin analysis and provided advice to wear more sunscreen. I had several rounds of cleansing followed by toning, and exfoliating with a chemical gel product. During the exfoliation, she put a steamer by my face and it felt so great! That was my first time experiencing that. Once that was all done, she also followed it up with a sheet mask and finally moisturization. During any downtime she provided an arm/hand massage.
The entire facial took over 1.5 hours even though it was only suppose to be 60 minutes! I’m sure we’ve all been to those massages/facials when you’re like there’s still 7 minutes left, where’s the rest of my treatment!? But this won’t happen at Lumiere as Marvice really takes her time to give the perfect service!
Don’t miss out on my reviews of NIC Spa, Skoah, Lift and more in my Vancouver Spas series!
Now you heard about my experience, it’s time for the giveaway! Use the rafflecopter below to enter! Good luck!