Lumiere Skin Health & Wellness Centre in Vancouver Downtown has been opened for around seven months now. It is located inside the Rogers building on 470 Granville Street. Not readily visible, I would have never found this place had I not seen deal on SocialShopper.
Lumiere Skin Health & Wellness Centre uses BABOR Cosmetics. I had never heard of Babor prior to my visit to Lumiere, but Babor is a skin care brand from Germany. It combines European botanical tradition with leading edge technology to produce benefits with proven effectiveness for every skin type and condition.
Lumiere Skin Health & Wellness Centre is a boutique studio owned and operated by Marvice. Services are by appointment only and seldom any walk-ins. On Saturdays, you will need to be buzzed in to access the building.
Marvice greet me with tea, a skin consultation with the Reveal Imager. Bascially this is a camera which takes a photo of your face and shows you where your brown spots are, pore sizes, inflammation spots, etc. I’m happy to report I have great skin with minimum brown spots.
Guess my mom was right to always apply sun screen and cleanse my face twice daily.
Next was a foot soak in lavender oil and followed by a relaxing full body massage. The massage was thorough, albeit too gentle. I wish, Lumiere had asked for my pressure preference for my massage upfront. I hate to interrupt and request a deeper massage.
The full body massage was followed by a soothing European facial using Babor Cosmetic products. First we cleansed, exfoliated and than moisturized with a hydrating mask. During the process, a little steam machine would hydrate my skin. Warm and cold towels were used in between for facial presses.
Overall, the experience at Lumiere Skin Health & Wellness Centre was very pleasant. The environment was clean and brightly lit, and clean slippers and robes were provided. There is one room for massages and facials so it’s a very quaint spa.
It’s always nice to test spas and salons first before committing to one you love. I would recommend purchasing the SocialShopper deal for $69 for Complete 90-Minute Spa Package Including Aromatherapy Full Body Massage, European Facial and Much More (Value $198) to test the salon first.