Treatment Review: Urban Retreat – Harvey Nichols Manchester

Mimi ON Feb 16, 2009 AT 4:08 pm

Urban Retreat Body Double Scrubble

Urban Retreat Body Double Scrubble

We sent our new Manchester girl about town, Kitty to Urban Retreat for a good scrub, what did she think? Trick or Treat? : Body Double Scrubble
: £55, I hour treatment


What is the treatment?
The Double Scrubble is said to be a must in any girl’s maintenance routine. Great for getting rid of dead skin cells and as my therapist said perfect for removing stubborn fake tan. The Urban Retreat (UR) Manchester is based within Harvey Nichols so you know you will be in for a treat. The salon is jam packed with great products such as Guinot and Daniel Sandler make up. When I first arrived I have to say I wasn’t bowled over by the hospitality of the receptionist, I would of expected a better level of customer service in such a high class salon.  However, my therapist Lauren showed me into the treatment room which was nicely lit and very relaxing. She was extremely pleasant and welcoming and made me feel at ease.

What’s Invloved?
The Double Scrubble is a two stage exfoliating process, Lauren started off by applying Urban Retreat Body Oil Exfoliating System then began scrubbing my skin with exfoliating mitts. She was obviously very knowledgeable and interested in beauty and described how the oil containing Jojoba, Macadamia, Evening Primrose and avocado aids lymphatic drainage. The next stage is a creamy body scrub which contains bamboo and crushed walnut extract; this was massaged into my skin. Throughout Lauren talked me through the various stages of the treatment whilst sharing the latest gossip.

Treatment Review at Urban Retreat

Treatment Review at Urban Retreat

I then went for a shower – in which time all I could think was I really hope the fire alarm doesn’t go off now!!

I then hopped back on to the bed for the final stage of the treatment. On the list of services it described how you would be given a choice of the UR Body Oil, the UR Moisture Rush or the UR 24 Carat Body Shimmer. I wasn’t actually given a choice but I was more than happy to have the UR Body Butter massaged onto my skin, which contained glycerine, shea and coco butter.

The Results:
A couple of days later my skin still felt really soft. I’m not sure however I would go back for this treatment because I think I could have got similar results at home and I thought it was slightly overpriced. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to find out all the products used were very affordable.

Trick or Treat? Treat!

Urban Retreat products used:
Body Oil Exfoliating System – £15
Creamy Body Scrub – £12
Body Butter – £12

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