by Annette Kellow 

When looking for a good facial it can be like throwing a needle in a haystack just by browsing through the many treatments available online. But one name that I kept seeing crop up was Chelsee Lewis who does the renowned Caci Facial, a lifting and toning treatment which astonishingly has been around since the 1970's.

Being a big beauty fan I had heard lots about this facial so simply had to try it, which has seen a revitalisation of late. I wanted someone who could also analyse my skin of which Chelsee offers in her bespoke Mayfair clinic as well as the treatment. After all, if I know my skin, I can know whats best for it!

She welcomed me into her cosy clinic which was conveniently tucked away behind Green Park and on arriving we instantly had an in depth consultation of my skin type, previous problems and what I ultimately hoped to achieve. We also spoke about my current skincare routine (I felt slightly naughty when I said I only did a face mask once a month!) and we discussed ways I could improve home care.

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She said the Caci facial (pronounced Casey) would be suitable for my skin, as it transmits micro-currents to the skin which plumps and lifts, something I was definitely needing with all the harsh winter wind!

She started by using a hydrating cleanser and then applied the toning wands which felt surprisingly relaxing. Infact it was so relaxing that if we weren't having a good chat about all things skin I could quite easily have nodded off! It is easy to assume that Caci could be painful as it transmits currents but it is quite the opposite and you hardly feel a thing.

Chelsee has been a facialist for over 20 years and she started at the prestigious Regis and Decleor where she found the science, beauty and treating of the skin walked hand in hand. Indeed her skin looked so pristine I had to pry into what her skincare routine was- I was genuinely blown away by how much it glowed!

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Afterwards she applied a Yonka moisturiser and I instantly saw a difference , this is the beauty of the Caci, the results can be seen right away. It is a treatment that needs maintenance and a course is recommended (which then goes into a monthly treatment).

If you are new to the Caci I highly recommend a clinic that will look directly at your skin and know the best way to treat it as it is such a personal treatment.

I particularly liked Chelsee's clinic as it has a quiet relaxing ambience, she herself has a wealth of information on skin maintenance and with no interruptions, it was the perfect getaway from a busy day in London.