I was impressed from the moment I stepped inside. It’s sparklingly white and clinically clean. With oodles of magazine articles professing their love for Dr. med. Erich Schulte products, and bottles of his ‘magic’ products lining the walls, I was excited to try out their famous facial! This is the QMS Medicosmetics, flag ship spa & store – the first in London, nestled unassumingly off the Kings Road in London, yet brilliant on the inside. This is where beauty and science meet.
I was ushered down a space age looking hallway by my facialist, who was a wealth of knowledge about the brand. I wasn’t too familiar with QMS Medicosmetics before I was invited to experience the facial, but through the softly spoken Rachel, I learned that the brand was started by a plastic surgeon and designed to make the skin look and feel great before surgery. Impressive stuff. I’m always reassured when a brand has a Dr. behind the label, and one who looks at skin care as the first step to looking great, will always have my vote!
There was a multitude of face masks, creams and a little bit of steaming that followed. Rachel didn’t want to over steam my sensitive skin, as it can cause it to dry out – this I did not know. It explains a lot though, as living in steamy Florida has caused my skin to become parched from time to time. The other major skin revolution, that I never knew before this facial, is that if your skin has lost it’s collagen – products won’t work as well as they should. If at all!
So bottom line is – putting collagen into the skin is the most important step! Dr. Schulte became involved in researching wound healing, and that’s when the collagen revolution came about. If your skin has collagen it will also have better elasticity – you will look youthful for longer- and I’m fully on board with that!
The next step of the facial is not for the claustrophobic! Words you wouldn’t expect to hear associated with a facial, but this isn’t any kind of facial. This is the ‘kick your butt boot camp‘ kind of facial. Offered up in a very relaxing way!
So on to the juicy bit… A quick setting mask was applied all over my face. ALL OVER. Eyes, lips – EVERYTHING. Only my nostrils were spared, as after all, they aren’t out to kill you.
It was a little alarming but its really only on for less than a minute, and as a hard core beauty guru, I made it until it was dry. Rachel did tell me some clients had ripped it off mid treatment! If you can wait until it’s dry – it’s worth it. On the inside of the dry mask, you can see the lines, pores and even the eyelashes that had made your face their home. Rachel did reassure me that the eyelashes I saw neatly stuck to the inside of the mask were about to fall out anyway, and after a reassuring glance in the mirror, lashes were still attached to my eye lid. All was good.
When the mask was removed, I had a vision I was Katniss Everdeen, after her battle in the Hunger Games arena, when the capital had her polished and repaired, until she looked better than she ever did before. Shiny, perfect and new. With a dab of lip balm and a dose of tinted moisturiser, the facial was complete and I was ready to hit the shops – no red, blotchy faces leave QMS Medicosmetics. I almost expected to look in the mirror and see a model looking back at me – there were so many lotions, potions and contraptions used in this facial. It was unlike anything I’ve tried before, and it totally makes you feel brand new.
Forget the candlelit rooms and the calming chill out music. This is a power facial, that will surpass you’re expectations. Modern, cool, and most of all effective. QMS Medicosmetics is the stuff of beauty dreams. Plus, you can take that beauty of a mask home with you. If you want too. Gross, but cool? Yeah, you know it!