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Have yourself a youthful looking skin

Winter is approaching, and while everyone is looking forward to the holidays, this could also be a rather stressful period. Rounding up things at work, looking for the right presents and all the groceries shopping! So, why not take some time to de-stress, like an hour of ‘me time’ at Spa Cube? Located in the Oudegracht, the city Spa offers a broad range of beauty treatments that would add an extra sparkle to the winter celebrations.

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Relax and rejuvenate

Spa Cube recently introduced two new skin therapies, TriPollar and OxyGeneo, which they claimed will visibly rejuvenate your skin and bring back its youthful glow after a couple of treatments. I was of course very curious. Having joined the forties club, I’ve started to take an even better care of my skin in order to age gracefully, therefore I decided to give it a try.

One sunny afternoon, I cycled to Spa Cube and was welcomed by its charming owner Claudie, who is an experienced skin therapist. I loved the atmosphere of the city spa. So serene and relaxing. Prior to the first treatment, Claudie asked me to fill out a questionnaire regarding my skin and health conditions. Then we headed to the salon where she examined my skin more closely. She also cleansed my face thoroughly, preparing it for the TriPollar treatment.

State-of-the-art anti-aging treatment

Using advanced radio frequency technology, the TriPollar treatment can visibly reduce appearances of fine lines and wrinkles and tighten the skin, especially the contour around the cheekbones and the jawline. It’s like getting a face-lift, with natural and long lasting results but without the painful surgery and downtime.

Starting the treatment, Claudie applied a thick gel on my face. She then used a facial wand to massage my skin in circular motions. The goal was to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layer of my skin, explained Claudie. The facial wand felt warm against my skin and I actually found it quite pleasant. It also did not take too long – about 30 minutes for the entire face.

Super Facial

After the Tripollar treatment, I was ready for the next treatment: OxyGeneo, also known as the 3-in-1 Super Facial. This treatment combines gentle exfoliation, natural skin oxygenation and and a deep facial rejuvenation by infusing essential nutrients. Besides a smoother and younger looking skin, the treatment can also reduce dark circles around the eyes and skin pigmentation, explained Claudie.

Starting the treatment, Claudie attached a tablet to the facial wand, which she then used to massage and exfoliate my face. The tablet slowly dissolved as the nutrients get absorbed in my skin, and it felt kind of tingly. The treatment lasted about 30-40 minutes, including cleansing and after care.

Lasting results

Spa CubeAt the end of the treatment, Claudie applied a calming gel on my face and showed me the result. Admittedly, my skin felt fresh, smooth and firm. I could definitely see the lifting effect around my jawline. At the end of my visit, Claudie gave me a few samples of skin care products from Dermalogica, one of the brand used at her salon. She also advised me to drink more water and to use sunscreen regularly, even in the winter.

Now, I waited for over a week before writing this article and I must say, I am still very happy with the results of the treatment. Will I do it again? Absolutely – perhaps once in three months, as a preventive care. The treatments are also not cheap (EUR 95 per 60-minute session), but I think it’s a great investment for those who really need it.

Spa Cube | Oudegracht 211

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About Prilly Haroen

Prilly is een redacteur met een uitgebreide international achtergrond en een grote passie voor eten, reizen en kunst. Het lot bracht haar en haar man samen in Jakarta, Indonesië. Ze verhuisde naar Utrecht in 1998 en werd verliefd op de stad. Een fanatieke kokkin die intens kan genieten van het ontdekken van nieuwe smaken en keukens. Prilly toert niet alleen voor de beste restaurants door de stad, maar ook voor de lokale winkeltjes die de beste kwaliteit ingrediënten verkopen. Ze kent de beste plekjes waar je Aziatische en Mediterraanse kruiden, citroen olijfolie, vanille extract uit Madagascar of die enorme kalkoen voor het Kerstdiner. Prilly sloot zich aan bij Explore Utrecht om haar liefde voor geweldige verhalen over mensen die ernaar streven hun dromen werkelijkheid te maken – de hart en ziel achter het eten dat we proeven en de kleding die we dragen – in een stad waar we van houden.

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