Decléor, the French skincare brand was founded in 1974 by Solange Dessimoulie whose philosophy was “to feel good in your body and soul, to feel good in your own skin. Today, the Decléor philosophy is to harness the power of nature to address urban life challenges that have an impact on the skin, body and mind. Decléor products and rituals are acclaimed world over and now, they are available in Kolkata courtesy Club Salon who have introduced these rituals at four of their luxury outlets – Alcove Gloria, Sarat Bose Road, New Alipore and Axis Mall. I tried out the Decléor Aurabsolu Ritual at the Alcove Gloria, VIP Road outlet and in this post, I am sharing my experience. Read on to find out.
Decléor Aurabsolu Ritual
After I reached the salon, I was asked a few questions by the therapist about my skin and I completed a questionnaire. Based on the answers, I was recommended Aurabsolu, a ritual that targets tired and stressed skin. Decléor rituals are available in three variants – Petit Ritual for 30 mins, Experience Ritual for 60 mins and Signature Rituals for 90 mins. Aurabsolu is a 30 min ritual.
Pushing the boundaries of Aromatherapy skincare, we have discovered the magic in unlocking tired looking skin and allowing it to glow from the early morning until dusk. Introducing Aurabsolu – targeting tired and stressed skin for modern skincare concerns. Using the very purest form of Jasmine Absolute, Aurabsolu awakens skin and reveals a new radiance; skin is imbued with freshness and vitality and its glow is restored.
I was provided with a disposable gown and after changing, asked to lie down on the bed. The therapist started off by cleansing my face with a cleanser that has neroli extracts followed by the application of a skin tonic. This was an alcohol-free tonic also containing neroli extracts. The next step was the application of Reflet de Purete, a deep cleanser that not only cleanses but also exfoliates the skin mildly. Purete contains essential oils so it smells great and the product goes deep down into the pores to remove all traces of dirt and grime. My skin immediately felt a lot softer and hydrated.
What followed after the cleansing was pure bliss. Lights were dimmed and as the therapist started with the back and arms massage, light music started to play and then a soothing voice filled the room like flavored incense. This is a special recording which is played during the rituals where the voice asks you to smell the oil, encourages you to deep breathe and inhale the goodness of the oil, to let go of the tension and just slip into deep relaxation mode. I could feel the knots loosening up and I must have dozed off for a few minutes as well.
After the massage, the Aurabsolu hydrogel mask was applied for about 10 minutes. This sheet mask is infused with an expert blend of essential oils and Jasmine Absolute, ideal for use as a booster treatment when skin has been exposed to stress or is showing signs of fatigue to restore luminosity and a refreshed appearance. The final step of the ritual was lympathic drainage using a Neroli hydrating night balm. Using her expertise, the therapist gently applied pressure to certain points on my face and used a lymphatic drainage technique to remove toxins from within. I could feel the blood going to my skin and felt a sense of bliss.
During the ritual, I felt like I was in an aromatherapy cocoon and I did not want to get out of it. Those 30 minutes were absolute bliss and not only my face but my body and mind felt so relaxed and refreshed. This is what my skin looked a couple of hours after the ritual. I have no makeup on except kajal.
Decléor Aurabsolu Ritual is priced at Rs 3500 plus taxes.
Complimentary service provided by Club Salon for review purpose