What do Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston all have in common? They all have ridiculously youthful, glowing skin - and they all have Oxyjet facials. This extremely scientific facial uses medical-grade oxygen to push toxin-free ingredients deep into the skin, to actively plump it up, dimish facial wrinkles and promote collagen production.
I was invited to try the Oxyjet facial by the kind people at Clinica Fiore in Covent Garden, a reassuringly white clinic manned by some of the freshest-face people I have ever seen in real life. I hadn't a clue what to expect and was slightly frightened to see an actual puffing oxygen machine sitting next to the bed. Nonetheless, tempted by the promise of 'miracle' results, I climbed on. My face was gently cleansed and exfoliated before my therapist applied the active ingredients to my face and went about sucking it merrily along with what I can only describe as an 'oxygen pipe'. This tickled gently and occasionally made funny noises, but was otherwise pleasant enough. A caviar collagen mask was then applied to my skin, along with a breathing mask impregnated with essential oils, before it was removed and I was on my merry way.
Was it bizarre? Yes, very - if you haven't previously dabbled in the world of clinical facials. Did it work? I'd say so - my skin looked plumper and fresher and my hated between-the-eyebrows wrinkle actually disappeared - even my boyfriend noticed. I'd definitely give this another go before a special occasion; they recommend a course of four consecutive weeks, followed by one a month for upkeep, for best results. Tempted? Book in at Clinica Fiore.