Get the glow
Loved by celebrities, the COMCIT H20 Glow facial is getting a lot of attention. And why not. Non invasive and with no downtime, it's a brilliant alternative to fillers and injectables.
You’ll find Polished Nail and Beauty Lounge down the cobbled Moss Lane just off the High Street in Godalming. Parking is easy – the Crown Court car park is less than 30 seconds walk away.f
Set over two floors with the reception and manicures downstairs and the pedis and two treatment rooms on the first floor, Polished has a relaxed and friendly vibe. It’s set within a charming Tudor style building and there’s plenty of character with timber beams, stripped timber doors and vintage style furniture.
The COMCIT H20 Glow facial is fairly new to the beauty scene and already a favourite of celebrities. Gemma Atkinson is a big fan, as is Katie Price. It’s a a high-tech facial that promises immediate results with no downtime, despite the fact that microneedling is involved.
I’ve had microneedling facials in the past, and each time they’ve left me red-faced and glowing (but not in a good way) for 24 hours or more afterwards. The end results are fantastic though, so I’m a big fan of microneedling. It’s easy to see why the H20 Glow is popular – it’s great to be able to head out afterwards. (And indeed, I went to a dinner a few hours after my H20 Glow facial.)
The treatment itself is fairly quick. I was treated by Amy, the owner of Polished, who’s a brilliant advert for these facials – her skin is clear and dewy with an almost luminous quality. I want some of that!
Amy starts the treatment with a double cleanse and exfoliant to make sure my face is squeaky clean – but that’s where the similarity with regular hands-on facials end. Because after this the machines come out, and my face is chilled using a cryo-probe which delivers oxygen to nourish and invigorate the skin cells. This is just a cooling sensation and quite refreshing, with no discomfort at all.
Next comes the microneedling. But don’t be put off by this – the roller head used in the H20 Glow is tiny (just 0.25mm) so you barely feel a thing. It certainly doesn’t hurt, and there’s no discomfort. This is for penetration only, the micro-channelling allows a greater infusion of the rejuvenating ingredients in the hyaluronic acid serum that’s applied almost immediately.
(Other microneedling facials aim to damage the skin cells to generate collagen production and skin cell renewal.) The microneedling (within this treatment) is used for product penetration only. If you had a COMCIT Frozen Facial then you go from 0.25mm, 0.5mm, 0.75mm up to a 1mm roller head for long lasting results for your areas of concern.
If you’re curious about microneedling facials, this is a good place to start and you’ll see the results. My skin was noticeably clearer pretty much straight away. In fact when I went out to dinner that evening I didn’t wear any make up – I’d had a lash lift and tint the day before and my I’ve had semi-permanent makeup applied to my eyes, so that helps. You can read about that treatment here.
Amy had said I’d probably see more noticeable results in about a week – and she was right. My skin looked fresh and clear, like I’d had a good night sleep.
The COMCIT H20 Glow is £85 for 45 minutes
Polished, 4 & 5 Moss Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EF. Tel: 01483 427 575. polishedgodalming.co.uk