Clarins beauty bar (intu Lakeside Debenhams) review

I’m a huge fan of Clarins and have tried and repurchased a number of their skincare products. So when Clarins PR approached me to see if I wanted to review their Beauty bar in intu Lakeside Debenhams, I couldn’t say no.


Clarins Beauty Bar has just recently opened in Debenhams at intu Lakeside shopping centre. It’s in the beauty hall but actually quite well hidden. It has a spa like feel and is extremely clean and clinical, I was greeted by one of the therapists who got me seated straight away and asked me what treatment I was looking for. She explained all of the options available (you can read them here) and asked me what my main concern/problem area was.


The beauty bar is nicely laid out and it’s very clear to see what’s on offer in terms of services and products that they use. Although the Clarins beauty bar is on the shop floor, it’s not well exposed and shoppers can’t really see you getting your facial done, there is certainly some privacy, which I liked.

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As I decided I wanted a facial, the therapist asked me to complete a form which went through my skincare routine and areas of concern. She also asked me to explain my current skin care routine and what products I used, whilst examining my face. The therapist was very helpful and explained what my skin type was and the areas I should focus more on. Although she was very complimentary, she was really good at providing solutions to some of my skin concerns and really explained things. 

Clarins beauty bar (intu Lakeside Debenhams) review

The facial was heavenly and lasted for around 30 minutes. I went for the skincare workout facial because I had some breakouts on my chin and wanted something quite relaxing. I can’t rave about the facial enough! Not only did the therapist give me a detailed review of my skin but also showed me what products could help to combat certain areas/problems. She also described the ingredients in the products and why they were effective for me. Not going to lie, I nearly feel asleep through parts of the facial, it was so relaxing that I’ve already booked another one.

Clarins beauty bar (intu Lakeside Debenhams) review

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I love the fact the facial and discussion was tailored to me, I’ve had a few different facials and have to say that the Clarins one was certainly the most personalised. Not to mention my skin looked incredible and glowy after.


There are a number of treatment options to chose from and you can also get massages or focus on a targeted area, whether it be under your eyes or shoulders/neck. The treatments are also value for money! Most of the treatments are £25 for 30 minutes, which I think is crazy good. I also came away with a few product samples that were used within my facial.


I couldn’t recommend the Clarins Beauty Bar enough, I think a treatment would be good for a lot of different people, especially if you don’t really know where to start when it comes to skincare. It would also be great as a present for a family member or friend. It’s also in a convenient location and great if you tend to have a lot of stressful days/weeks at work, or if you want to pamper yourself after a hard day shopping. Not just that, but they also tailor for men. I’m trying to convince my boyfriend to get one, as I know he would love it and probably end up snoring!


You can book here for the intu Lakeside beauty bar. For those of you not in Essex, they have a number of them up and down the country (find your closest one here).



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This post is not sponsored but Clarins kindly gifted me the facial for free. All views are my own.

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