Her treatments are every bit as robust as the hi-tech alternatives, and get jaw-dropping results. She starts by grading my skin according to the Fitzpatrick scale (a numerical classification for skin colour, it gauges sensitivity to UV light) and gathers a history of my scarring (when and why the scars occurred in the first place). She also assesses lifestyle, personality and menstrual cycle. ‘As we age, our oestrogen levels drop and our skin becomes thinner and more vascular,’ she explains as she tucks me into layers of goose down and towelling.
Charlotte Edwardes, journalist
Open pores during the summer time
Q&A by Nataliya Robinson, Facialist, practitioner of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and a Founder of Quantum Botanika Natural Luxury Skin Care . Q. During the summer time what is the most common skin problems /complains people come to you with? A. People booked during the summer time specially when the summer is hot and humid is … Continuedcontinue reading »
How to get a top facial at home by Lesley Thomas. The Times
Celebrity facialists may be out of reach — but the tools of their trade aren’t Lesley Thomas. The Times Nataliya Robinson, a renowned Russian facialist in the little black books of the well-to-do, has just brought out her face and scalp massage rollers (£37; nataliyarobinson.co.uk). Imagine something the size of a ping-pong ball with hundreds … Continuedcontinue reading »
SAY YES TO: THE ANIMAL-FRIENDLY VEGAN FACIAL BY NATALIYA ROBINSON
This week’s beauty guinea pig is skincare refusenik Ellie Austin. She tests a facial designed for plant-lovers. The USP A facial for people who want to avoid animal-derived products, whether for health or ethical reasons. It involves the same steps as your everyday omnivore facial, but with creams, serums and masks that are 100% sourced … Continuedcontinue reading »