x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Tried and Tested: Keeping those fine lines away

Tackle those wrinkles with the Guinot Hydradermie Double Ionisation treatment.

WHAT I TRIED The Guinot Hydradermie Double Ionisation treatment at Dashing Nails, the Central Market.

WHAT I WANTED Younger-looking skin, of course. This offering at the latest Dashing Nails salon, which opened late last year, is tipped to hydrate, lift and firm.

WHAT HAPPENED My Jordanian therapist Waed inspects my skin and happily doesn't tell me that permanent fine lines are on the way. But as I'm in my 30s, she does recommend this preventive treatment. Applied by electrodes, active ingredients with positive and negative charges penetrate and moisturise the skin, and stimulate the muscles. After the usual cleansing and toning, Waed applies a Guinot gel to my face, neck and décolletage. She then slowly moves the electrodes up and down, massaging in the gel. Up next is an oxygen emulsion, which brightens the complexion and is anti-bacterial and clears up any skin nasties. Waed then applies a lifting serum, and finishes with by a heavenly facial massage.

THE VERDICT My skin looks polished and plumped up. My face also feels strangely taut as if it's been pulled back from the sides - not in a scary Bride of Frankenstein way, but more like I've had eight hours sleep and less sun. This treat works as advertised. And the Guinot products smell and feel delicious.

Dh450 for one hour; Dashing Nails, the Central Market, 02 491 5222