Facial Fun with 5pm and Estee Lauder Essence

This new Estee Lauder Micro Essence with Sakura Ferment is £79. That’s not a cheap product. It’s a really light essence-in-lotion, which Lauder say will ‘work deep within the skin’s surface to stabilise the skin and reveal an angelic glow’.

 Infused with Sakura Ferment, this innovative formula with double-flowered cherry blossoms from Japan and sake lees fermented with cherry yeast creates skin that feels soothed and supple. A lot of work has gone into this product, and if it delivers, and has the potency to plump the appearance of fine dry lines, minimise pores, and renew, rebalance, and rehydrate skin, then maybe it’s worth the price.

But if you have £79 can you get a facial at 5pm Spa and Beauty for that? You bet you can! Here are a few of my faves.

At the Spa In The City in Glasgow’s Marriot Hotel, head for a Luxury Dermaplane Facial for £60. Available on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, this prescriptive treatment begins with the dermaplaning – the treatment that gently scrapes dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face. Next up is an enzyme peel, to shed all impurities from the skin. Then it’s a Murad power mask, or an LED treatment to maximise the results, a gentle massage, and SPF application.

How about a two-hour Deluxe Anti Ageing Non-Surgical Facelift & Skincare Treatment? That’s on offer at Angel Loving Care in West Lothian. This deal is for a tailor-made treatment ranging from oxygen, light therapy, and mesotherapy. This custom-made facial will be tailored for exactly your personal skincare needs. And with two hours to relax, this is the perfect facial for total relaxation with results.


Microdermabrasion is still one of the best boosting facials for your skin out there. It makes you glow, and is such an enjoyable treatment to have. It’s brilliant for sun-damaged skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, acne-prone and dull skin. It’s a real cure-all at this time of year, when skin can feel a bit sluggish. This deal at A Touch of Glamour in Motherwell is just £28, from Tuesday to Saturday.


If you love a good old-fashioned spa brand facial, then The Village Spa in Glasgow will give you just that with a tailored ESPA facial to suit your skin type. Your facial can be 30 minutes for £37, 55 minutes for £59, or 85 minutes for £75.