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Feel like indulging yourself? After a visit to the QMS Medicosmetics Spa at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester you will feel it’s something you should do more often. When I visited, QMS Head Facialist, Rowan Hall-Farrisse, was on hand to explain exactly why.
A treatment at the QMS Medicosmetics Spa is a very welcome indulgence for your skin, but also for your headspace. To relax and be pampered is one of those experiences that we just don’t do often enough in our busy day to day.
At QMS, the tranquil, serene feeling starts as soon as you step from the Lowry lobby into the Spa. It is so clean and unruffled. And I mean that in terms of the colours, the decor, the greeting. You instantly go all yoda just by walking through the door.
Rowan was there to greet me when I arrived, and showed me through to the changing space – I will call it changing space and not changing room as it is really nothing like the sweaty, hot and bothered image. Swaddled in a dressing gown and with my belongings safely lockered, the treatment rooms are located off a central space. I was having the pleasure of a facial carried out by Rowan herself, so was looking forward to the benefits of her massive experience in all things skin.
The QMS Medicosmetics story started in 1986 when founder, Dr. Erich Schulte, revolutionized the way we treat and care for our skin with the brand’s skincare products and spa treatments. Dr. Schulte combined his passion for science with his experience working as a surgeon in trauma surgery. At that time surgery could reconstruct the shape of the face but skin would remain scarred and damaged. Dr. Schulte’s research worked to re-introduce collagen to improve the skin’s elasticity and appearance – a scientific route to boost skin regeneration and wound healing. This collagen-enhancing process became the foundation of QMS Medicosmetics.
The founding product was the Classic Collagen Set; a facial care system, which works to address the underlying cause of aging – the loss of collagen. The set combines Day and Night Collagen serums featuring 70% natural soluble collagens with Exfoliant Fluid, a highly effective peeling system formulated from different fruit acids and enzymes.
The QMS range of products and treatments has expanded, based on the philosophy that to look good is to feel good. Designed to detoxify, re-balance and restore a healthy complexion, the high-impact treatments feature a combination of regenerative active ingredients. Specialized facials treat a range of different concerns, from uneven skin tone and redness, to loss of tonicity and radiance. Whether your skin is in need of a hydration boost, or your complexion is dull and tired, you get a personalized beauty experience.
So what of the facial? Well as I walked out into the Manchester landscape, my skin felt gorgeous. Hydrated and glowing – just perfect. In response to my, ‘I think I’ll come every week please?’ Rowan let me know that if you’re following a good skincare routine, a visit every month or even every season, is probably enough. I’m going to put that in my diary!