A while back I had the chance to attend the opening of Decléor’s first standalone boutique and Decléor spa. Having previously stuck to drugstore skincare I was intrigued to see what Decléor had to offer.
The flagship spa opened back in May and is located within walking distance of Notting Hill station. Sadly, in true English style the weather was terrible on the opening evening. With the torrential rain it was difficult to appreciate the most beautiful Spring flower gateway surrounding the entrance. Thankfully, Decléor have an image of the flowers on a rare day the sun is shining in London so you can appreciae the archway in all it’s glory.
We were welcomed with kale and prosecco cocktails, because who wouldn’t want their drink to contain one of their five a day!? All of the canapes at the event were provided by NAMA. NAMA is a raw vegan food restaurant also based in Notting Hill. If you are ever in the area be sure to try their blueberry cheesecake, it is hard to believe it is completely dairy free as it is so velvety and smooth.
The boutique sells all of the Decléor range and offers bespoke skincare to suit a variety of skin needs. In addition to this, they have an incredible two room spa downstairs. Here they offer not only facials but also aromatherapy and back massages. They have a wide range of packages tailored for skin that needs some TLC. The spa is the ideal place to relax after the stresses of London life. The spa itself has an organic and fresh feel to reflect the natural products provided by Decléor.
One of the highlights of the event for me was the Decléor product pick and mix station. Having not tried the products previously, I was excited to give them a go. I was interested to see if I noticed a difference in how my skin looked after using the products for a few months.
The Decléor Product Range:
There was a glass engraver Decléor spa opening who engraved my name into the Decléor signature product, the hydrating oil serum. I love the personalised touch on the simplistic packaging. Having oily skin I’ve always been very dubious about applying a facial oil as it feels almost counter-productive. However, I’ve been surprised by the results. I’ve added the serum to my daily routine, applying the oil in the evening after cleansing. The 100% natural oil soaks in quickly so it didn’t leave my skin feeling overly greasy and uncomfortable. Rather than leaving my skin feeling heavy, in the morning it felt hydrated and nourished.
My second favourite product is the 3 in 1 hydra-radiance smoothing and cleansing mousse. At first I was concerned that the cleanser was overly drying as it left my skin feeling slightly tight. After using the cleansing mousse my skin felt similar to after I’ve used a soap based products in the past. I stuck it out, preserved for a few weeks and found that it cleared up small blemishes whilst preventing excess shine.
Overall, at a slightly higher price point than drugstore skincare I would say it is worth making the investment. I would recommend the Decléor oil serum and cleansing mousse if you suffer with oily skin. The miniature products have lasted me over two months, so a little goes a long way.
Do let me know your thoughts on swapping your skincare around to a luxury brand and if you’ve tried any of the Decléor range.