Juliette Armand Skin Booster Thavma Therapy at Legs Eleven Green Point

A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation to experience a Juliette Armand Skin Booster Thavma Anti-Wrinkle Therapy Treatment at Legs eleven in Green Point.

First of all, I would never say no to an opportunity to experience a product or treatment by Juliette Armand. Love this brand. I have posted about them before HERE, HEREHERE, HERE and HERE.

This opportunity was even more enticing as Legs eleven is the first salon in Cape Town to launch the Juliette Armand Skin Boosters Thavma Therapy Treatment which is said to be a revolutionary anti-wrinkle solution without the use of injections.

Juliette Armand Skin Booster Thavma Therapy at Legs Eleven Green Point

Legs eleven Green Point Cape Town Skincare and Hair Removal Salon

This was my first time visiting Legs eleven and I can’t wait to visit them again. A beautiful salon with a lovely and relaxing atmosphere. Read more about the services on offer HERE.

On to the treatment.

Many products and treatments promise you the world, but they do not always deliver. That’s a fact. So I can’t be blamed if I was a bit sceptical that the result of this treatment would really be skin that shows improved firmness, hydration, texture and tone PLUS show visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Stay tuned…

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Below are the key steps of this treatment as provided by Legs eleven. I have to use their words, as I was too relaxed to take it all in on the day. The therapist from Juliette Armand provided a treatment that was both highly effective and a relaxing treat.

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Step 1: The peel – A mild superficial combination glycolic and salicyclic acid peel is applied to the skin. This resurfaces the skin, stimulating cell renewal and allows improved penetration of the other active ingredients. In addition the peel agents help to improve skin tone, texture and hydration.

Step 2: Upper and lower face masks – An upper face mask is applied to the forehead and eye contour area for hydrating and plumping. A lower face mask is applied from the nose to the jawline for firming and lifting. These masks effectively target the two major concerns of each half of the face.

Step 3: Thavma serum – This Serum delivers the innovative effectox TM deep into the skin to slow down the contractions of your facial muscles responsible for expression lines. It has a moisturising and firming action, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles and prevent the loss of elasticity. Its also combats dark circles around the eye contour area and improves the dull appearance of the skin.

Step 4: Moisturising – Chronos wrinkle filler is first applied locally to fine lines and wrinkles e.g. forehead lines, crows feet, nasolabial folds) to reduce the depth of the wrinkle. This spot specific treatment contains a unique anti-ageing complex and hyaluronic acid causing the visible filling and plumping of fine lines, wrinkles and creases. The last step is the application of the Thavma Lift Anti- Wrinkle Cream which moisturisers and tightens the skin whilst treating the expression lines and wrinkles. It results in an immediate glow to the skin. 

My thoughts and results:

Firstly, the treatment includes a peel. When I hear the words acid and peel, I already get excited. In my experience, skin peels are definitely the way to go if you want clear, smooth and glowing skin. The peel was very mild and I only experienced slight tingling. The rest of the treatment was quite relaxing (even though this is not the aim of it at all. This is about results).

After the treatment my skin looked radiant, plump, rejuvenated and it felt amazing. I had plans for the rest of the day and I was very happy to see that my skin showed no signs of redness or irritation.

Then therapist then asked me an odd question. ‘Do your muscles feel tired at all?’ She told me to frown. And it did really feel like it was a bit of an effort to do so. That was due to the EFFECTOX mentioned in step 3 above. This technology inhibits the formation of expression lines and wrinkles as the blend active ingredients works by blocking the release of neurotransmitters which results in significantly fewer facial muscle contractions.

This is why a course of Thavma treatments is the way to go if you are not quite ready or keen on injections.

Legs eleven recommends a course of 6 treatments which can be performed from once a week up to once a month.

I can positively say that a course of these treatments will be worth every cent and if my one hour treatment is anything to go by, you will not be disappointed.

A single session costs R980. Have a look at the prepaid packages HERE (and save).

Thank you so much to Legs eleven and Juliette Armand. My skin loved the treatment.


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Sensational Serums from Juliette Armand, skinPhD & Kiehl’s

If you are looking for a new facial skin serum, I have 3 great ones for you to try. All 3 of these sensational serums are highly effective, but won’t completely break the bank.

Juliette Armand Elements 03 Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Juliette Armand Elements 03 Hyaluronic Acid Review

This baby is packed with Hyaluronic acid which is known for enhancing skin moisture. If you have dry skin or you’re looking for a serum with a firming action, you want to look out for one containing Hyaluronic acid. A tiny bit of product is needed as the thick texture spreads very well. My skin sighs with relief when I apply this serum. My skin is left feeling soft and plump. So much so that I have forgotten to apply moisturiser afterwards on a few occasions. This serums is great for all skin types that needs a bit of extra moisture and I highly recommend it. R475 for 30ml. Visit Juliette Armand on Facebook to learn more about a brand that is quickly becoming one of my favourites.

skinPhD Pause Age Dermotox Serum

skinPHD Pause Age Dermotox Anti-Wrinkle Serums review

Dermotox is the one for you if you are looking for a serum to tighten, lift and decrease the visible signs of ageing. This serum uses latest technology ingredients that aid to reduce muscular contraction and regular use is said to decrease expression lines. In all honestly, I haven’t had a chance to use it religiously as many products land on my desk, but when I have used it my skin feels moisturised, tight and appears visibly smoother. I have been using a skinPhD moisturiser that I have been loving, and if that’s anything to go by, Dermotox is a winner. I hope to visit the skinPhD salon in Plattekloof soon, so keep your eyes peeled for more on this brand. Dermotox Serum retails for R495 for 50ml. Visit skinPhD HERE.

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions ™ Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate

Kiehl's Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate Review

Oh Kiehl’s, you never cease to impress. Kiehl’s launched the Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate in September in SA and after reading the press release I couldn’t wait to try it. Scientific research showed that sagging skin can lead to enlarged pores. I am completely screwed then! I already have huge pores and now I hear that age is just making it worse. This is where Kiehl’s steps in to save the day. “To effectively address sagging skin and enlarged pores, we identified ingredients with strong dossiers to support skin’s elasticity, firmness and tonicity,” stated Dr. Geoff Genesky, Head of Kiehl’s Skincare Laboratory. “This led us to a formula that includes Micro-filtered Yeast Extract and Geranium Essential Oil.” This formula has clinically demonstrated to show improvement in skin firmness/tautness, a visible reduction in pore size, more defined facial contours and skin that is smoother and appears more lifted than before use. I need to use it for a longer period of time to comment on the state of my pores (which is a ‘saak van gebed’), but I can tell you that my skin definitely feels smoother and firmer. As with all Kiehl’s products, this serum is a pleasure to use and guaranteed to give results. R895 for 50ml.

PS Just a heads-up. Kiehl’s is opening a new store on Thursday the 26th November at 12:00 at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The first 50 patrons will each receive a R500 gift voucher off of their first R1000 spent.


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