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Cocktails and a Luxurious Facial at One Aldwych:
Feeling in need of something relaxing, revitalising and luxurious after the maelstrom of Christmas and New Year? I’d seriously recommend booking a facial at One Aldwych. I went along to try the new Oskia range of products and spent 75 minutes being totally cossetted.
Not before I’d used the spa facilities and enjoyed a wonderful half hour of swimming and floating about in the stunning pool at One Aldwych though. The pool comes complete with a virtual reality sea-life screen and underwater music. You can lounge about by the side of the pool or de-tox a bit in the sauna and steam room. It’s all quite exclusive and really luxurious.
The facial itself was deliciously pampering. Actually it was something more like a facial with massage. Not only was the facial itself quite ‘massage’ focused with various cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising lotions being massaged into my skin, but whenever there was a pause to allow a treatment to take effect or a mask to set, the therapist spent the time massaging other parts of my body – shoulders and neck, wrists and hands, feet and ankles. So, by the end of my 75 minute session I really felt as if I’d had a full spa experience. In my mind that makes it well worth the £125 price.
Oskia is a London based skincare brand which only launched in 2009. The products are natural, based on ‘the beauty mineral’ MSM a form of organic sulphur compound that is found in all living organisms. They are packed with all sorts of vitamins and minerals with the aim of creating skin that blossoms from the inside and out. Pair excellent products with therapists who are skilled enough to tailor treatments to the requirements of each guest and you have a wonderful, effective and rejuvenating experience.
After I’d completely relaxed in the spa for the afternoon, I popped up stairs to the Lobby Bar for cocktails. It’s a space I’ve love – from the amazing giant armchairs to the creative bar staff. I still remember the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea at One Aldwych, one of the first themed afternoon teas I tried. The special Oskia cocktail is delicate and floral.
So, why not start 2016 well? There are four different Oskia options at One Aldwych – the Signature glow facial I enjoyed, which takes 75 minutes, a gentleman’s facial, a super speedy ‘glow on the go’ 45 minute facial and a special eye wonder treatment that also takes 45 minutes.
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