While I had no idea what to expect from a spa within a department store, I was impressed with how relaxing and separate the space felt. They have created a serene spa like environment tucked away behind the bustle of a busy beauty department. The facial itself was a series of moisturizing and cleansing treatments that were just what I needed to relax and forget about my busy schedule for an hour. Afterwards, my skin felt radiant and hydrated, so much so that I didn't even think twice about doing a little shopping sans makeup when I left.
Most of the products used during the facial are a stronger grade than what you can normally buy in stores, but the aesthetician did end my facial by using two of their products that you can purchase on your own, and both of which I actually use at home. The Double Serum and the Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate are both great moisturizing and anti-aging products to use on a daily basis.
At just $50 at Clarins spas throughout the month of April, the 50 minute facial is a small indulgence that is definitely worth it. I've never been someone who gets regular facials (in fact, I've only ever had one other in my life!), but this was definitely a treatment that I could get used to, especially when it leaves my skin feeling so supple and hydrated. There's nothing like a bit of pampering that I can squeeze in between work, errands, and pilates class!
Thank you to Clarins Spa at Pentagon City - you all were wonderful!