Beauty Editor Tested: One Facial, Two Ways

Beauty Editors Trudi Brewer and Sarah Simpson try our Skin-Changing Facial

The gorgeous team from Beauty EQ tried our Skin Changing Facial and shared their fave beauty products with us:


After a summer of slathering on tinted SPF 30 sunscreen twice daily, and on beach days, thick skin-tinted zinc, the pores on my skin looked clogged, and my complexion appeared bumpy and dull-looking. Summer is not kind to skin, no matter how vigilant you are with your SPF, my face always appears blotchy and congested by this time of the year - but it's nothing a deep cleansing, light therapy facial can't fix. Well, that was my hope. Being time-poor is often the barrier to me having regular facials, but with my skin begging for a deep cleanse, a treatment that could remove the SPF build up and clear up my congestion - I needed to make time. The Skin-Changing Facial guarantees exfoliation, hydration and a helping hand to give tired skin post-Christmas and summer holiday a healthy-looking glow - all in just one hour. About Face is the destination where a bespoke skin treatment can be had, using a pick of three skincare ranges and age-erasing light therapy

On a muggy Auckland day, the chance to relax in a cool air conditioned room, under a crisp white sheet, tucked away in Auckland's About Face Ponsonby Road clinic was the perfect start to my busy week. After a quick consultation where the therapist asked, what are your skincare concerns? And I shared them, read her review

Trudi's top 3 February picks:

  • Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Mist, $30 - shop here
  • The BrowGal Skinny Eyebrow Pencil, $44.95 - shop here
  • Ultraceuticals UV Protective Daily Moisture SPF 30 Sheer Tint, $84 - available in clinics only


After an initial consultation where my skin was evaluated we agreed that while my texture was great, my pigmentation (through the sun and pregnancy) had left my overall tone looking uneven and for want of a better word, patchy. While my smattering of freckles across my nose and cheeks could be called cute, the clusters that adorn my temple and under my eyes as less cute and more catastrophic. The therapist believed the best course of action would be to use one of the most powerful brightening ingredients there is – vitamin C and work to infuse it into my skin. And that is just what she did, read her full review

Sarah's top 3 February picks:

  • Coola Sport SPF30 Sunscreen Spray Pina Colada, $62 - shop here
  • Pure Fiji Shower Gel, $31 - shop here
  • The BrowGal Convertible Brow, $69 - shop here

To try your own Skin-Changing Facial book below - this facial is on sale until 31st March 2017 for just $159, usual price $189.