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    Every woman you know has a dream and that is to look flawless in no time. Or less time. When it comes to looking your best, we want it all in less than 30 minutes. But in reality, a pedicure with it’s languorous massages takes twenty of those minutes just to warm up and a facial, needs an hour or more for a flawless finish, neck-massage included. And most times, you don’t want to ruin a weekend by spending half a day at the salon. 

    JCB Facials

    Ask a working woman and she’ll swear she wants to save nothing but time and have a glowing face and fabulous hair with minimal effort. Our prayers have been answered with Jean-Claude Biguine’s all new express facial service by revolutionary skincare brand, Repêchage. The brand is the brainchild of Lydia Sarfati, an esthetician and beauty icon who was known for her mineral mask she created 30 years ago when no one was doing it. Repêchage is now one of the most leading professional skincare brands in the world that are both luxe and effective. The US-based skincare line has now teamed up with JCB to bring their luxury seaweed sheet masks by Repêchage, that features the unique blend of seaweed complex and the finest natural ingredients. This is one Jean Claude Biguine facial you will keep coming back for. 

    JCB Facials

    The in-salon service uses the Repêchage Express Glow facial that offers a quick 25-minute fix for instantly glowing and radiant skin for working women on-the-go. There are four quick masks to choose from: The Lamina Lift Hydrating Seaweed Mask, that is known to hydrate, de-puff, moisturise and soothe the skin with Orange Water and Aloe and other effective, natural ingredients like Rooibos Tea, Licorice Root and Horse Chestnut that help brighten.


    Then, the star of the show, the Biolight Brightening Sheet Mask that offers instant illuminated skin that is refreshed and recharged and comes with Gallic Acid, Gotu Kola and Licorice Root Extract that make your skin look more refreshed and ageless. The third mask is called the Triple Action Peptide Mask, a unique formula that helps in anti-aging by combining the revitalising benefits of Seaweed with renewing Peptides to drench the skin in replenishing moisture. while the last one is the Red Out Soothing Sheet Mask that offers tired skin some solace and takes out the redness. They contain Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid and Mirabilis Jalapa extract – perfect to rejuvenate dull skin. All of them, just take 25 minutes and that’s the clincher.

    JCB Facials

    We tried the Biolight Brightening mask which worked wonders in a jiffy – just what we needed in between meetings in the afternoon. It started with a simple 10-minute massage, a gentle wash and scrub, a minute or two of a break and the mask applied and after 5 minutes, its washed off. A serum and a hydrating cream and you look like a million bucks. The Biolight Brightening mask gave me even skin, a great glow and made my skin feel soft and smoother – I am definitely going to try it again. An added bonus, refreshed, new-again feeling I had when I got out. It was a meditative 10-minutes when the masseuse left me alone after the mask for a few minutes. A quick lunch-time facial that gets you all geared up to face the rest of the week? Yes. But what really worked is the fragrances these masks come with, since seaweed is a base, they’re light, breezy and give you the much-needed rejuvenation in the middle of the day. 

    Priced at: Lamina Lift Hydrating Mask: Rs 770; Triple Action Peptide Mask: Rs 1,300; Red-out Soothing Mask: Rs 1,322; Biolight Sheet Mask: Rs 1,360. Available at all Jean Claude Biguine Salons. Ask for the Repêchage facial. 

     

    Latha Sunadh
    Deputy Editor
    When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.