I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always taken care of my skin the way I should have. Skipping days of washing off makeup before hitting the sheets due to my solid excuse of tiredness and laziness, piping hot water running down my face in the shower, or conveniently forgetting to exfoliate… is naming a few things you should never, ever do. I’m glad to say those days are behind me (for the most part), thanks to my updated skin care regimen and the skin consultation I received a few weeks ago from Mabel, co-owner of Village Wellness Spas.
Upon arrival at Sherwood Village Spas in Mississauga (there’s a Humbertown Village Spa located in Etobicoke as well), the location looked to be quite small in a fairly large plaza space, that is, until I stepped inside. Needless to say, the term “looks can be deceiving” could not have been more accurate. A spacious, yet cozy space, it’s definitely the kind of place you would want to go to unwind and relax in.
The front was set up as a shop, with clean rows of makeup and skin care products lining the shelves. Coming into the back, the area opened up to a comfortable living room-esque area where one can kick back, have a beverage and snack, and wait for their appointment to begin. It’s surrounded by several hallways and doors leading into various treatment rooms.
Jessica De Francesca, regional manager of Doctor Babor (left) and Jen Weinstein, national artist for Beauty Blender (right) applying some Doctor Babor foundation and makeup with a beauty blender.
Oh sweet Mabel, not only was she my skin technician for the evening, but she was also my photographer. At one point she even climbed up on a chair to get the perfect shot… but despite all the shenanigans we got up to, we chatted away while she rejuvenated my skin with the Doctor Babor Vita Detox Facial Treatment. She informed me that I’ve been using the wrong products on my skin, and I also learned that I was a completely different skin type than I thought I was. Big mistake on my part. My skin is oily reactive, meaning that it’s super sensitive and gets all red and flushed at any given moment, so she recommended I take home some products so they can work their magic and bring it back to life.
Post- treatment, there was plenty of mingling (and champagne) to go around as the Mabel and her sister and co-owner, Janet, were celebrating twenty- seven years with Sherwood Village Spa. I ended up taking home products from the Doctor Babor Ultimate Repair Line and Mabel and Janet’s very own, Florivera. These lines boast only the most natural of ingredients, and are very specific to a person’s skin type. They have a variety of different products and lines that are suitable for different skin conditions and skin types, so I’ll put in links below if you’re interested in purchasing any at all.
I’ve been using these products for just under three weeks now, and I can honestly say I’ve seen a major difference in my skin. It occasionally still gets a little flushed and red, but not nearly as much as it used to. The facial treatment was absolutely amazing, and it’s definitely a great way to kick start your skin care regimen and or to have as a little pick me up. I would definitely recommend checking out Sherwood Village Wellness Spa if you’re ever in the area. Heck, even if you’re not, going out of your way would totally be worth the visit.
Special thanks to Jacqueline, Janet, Mabel and all the ladies at the Sherwood Village Spa for your generous hospitality and services.