‘Perfect skin and a smile that lit up Piccadilly!’
Show me a man who isn’t aware of The Ritz Hotel and I’ll show you a man that hasn’t lived! The Ritz Restaurant, The Palm Court and The Rivoli Bar have all been on a stylish man’s hit list. But what if we told you that nestled deep inside the hotel there was another joy to discover? Sadly until recently only women have been able to experience its treasures but now treatments for men are firmly on the menu!
The Ritz Salon may be small and perfectly formed but it’s also well equipped to deal with the burliest of blokes. I tried the ‘Man Space Pure Performance Cleansing Treatment’ and found it a great way to relax and unwind in my lunch break. The treatment was initially developed for oilier skins, but I was advised that it could be effective on all skin types.
Quality Comfort Zone Active Pureness products were used to re-balance the sebum levels of my skin, but what I found really luxurious was the double cleansing, toning and exfoliation of my skin. A twenty minute facial massage followed, during which I dozed off (embarrassing!) I then awoke like a happy hippo wallowing in relaxation as a mask was being applied, followed by a scalp massage.
I strode out with matte skin and a relaxed smile wide enough to light up Piccadilly. Want to hear the good news? Lost are the days of leaving with a shiny face, I left looking matte and masculine and my clear complexion lasted well into the next week!
Additional Research: A.Houghton
Verdict: ‘Quality mens facial in luxurious surroundings’
Price: £75 for 60 minutes
Available: For bookings visit www.theritzlondon.com/Salon
1. The Ritz London Hotel Sign
2. Man Space Age Performer - Age Recover Serum around £35 for 50ml
3. The Ritz London
4. Active Pureness Tonic around £20 for 200ml
5. Man Space Extra Protection Cream around £51 for 50ml
6. The Ritz London
7. Active Pureness Gel - Purifying Rebalancing Cleanser around £20 for 200ml