Signature Facials At 33 Dowanhill


I was thrilled to recently receive an invite from Joanna Laxton of newly opened 33 Dowanhill to attend for a complimentary Signature Facial.
With no brand association, Joanna is free to choose the best products available on the market, allowing her to create a bespoke Signature Facial for you.

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Joanna’s product range include Merumaya, Pixi, Oskia, Ermana, Isla Apothecary to name a few

This approach to products allows for my Signature Facials to be personalised and treat specific skin issues and client concerns using products that will work for them – rather than what is available within one product range – Joanna Laxton of 33 Dowanhill

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Images courtesy of Andy Bell Images

The minute I walked through the doors of 33 Dowanhill I instantly felt relaxed. Joanna has used a palette of warm and calming neutrals with elegant finishing touches to create a peaceful haven in Glasgow’s busy West End. Joanna herself is a real pleasure to meet, and of course her skin is glowing.

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Joanna Laxton, founder of 33 Dowanhill
Image courtesy of Andy Bell Images

We had a discussion about my skin, my main areas of concern, and what products she might use…
As the facials are designed entirely for each individual there is an option for all products used to be natural – this is particularly useful for those who are trying to avoid all chemicals, for example, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, for those with particularly sensitive skin, or for those with particular health reasons.

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The treatment room at 33 Dowanhill with the cosiest of beds!

The facial itself was pure bliss, just over one hour of facial massage, pressure point work, lymphatic drainage and head massage. I didn’t want it to end but was looking forward to seeing what the results would be, as I have recently been finding my skin very dehydrated, and have noticed my fine lines around my eyes have been much more visible.
Immediately after the facial my skin felt amazing, but was a little flushed following the massage. It was the next morning that I really noticed the improvement in the appearance of my skin. My skin was visibly more hydrated and smoother, and I definitely noticed an improvement around my eye area.

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Left – just out of the shower the morning after my Signature Facial
Right – a light application of make up the morning after my Signature Facial

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Joanna’s Signature Facials. Even 1-2 weeks after my facial, I am still noticing an improvement in my skin compared to before my visit to 33 Dowanhill. I don’t think I have ever noticed such lasting results following a facial before, and I agree that you definitely can’t beat the confidence that comes with good skin.

If you want to keep up to date with 33 Dowanhill follow them on Facebook and on Instagram.


Taken from 33 Dowanhill’s Instagram account.





STEAMCREAM – A Moisturising Dream


I was complaining to my friend Alex about how dry the skin on my face is, especially in the colder weather, when she asked if I had ever tried STEAMCREAM. I had never heard of it, but was thrilled when Alex gave me a spare tin she had to try out…

Lovely leopard print... Thanks Alex :)

Lovely leopard print… Thanks Alex 🙂

Instant convert! I love it!

I love the feel and delicate fragrance of this product on my skin. My skin is feeling, and looking, better than it has done in a long time.

The people at STEAMCREAM handmake this lovely product every day with high quality natural ingredients, including orange flower water, lavender essential oil, almond and jojoba oils, cocoa butter, oatmeal infusion and rose absolute. These ingredients are fused together with a shot of steam.

It’s STEAMCREAM’s unique STEAM process that makes our cream much more effective on the skin. The force of the STEAM fuses the ingredients instantly – holding them together in a very gentle and loose emulsion. When it touches your skin, the naturally moisturising ingredients and pure, calming essential oils are released from the light emulsion so they can sink past the surface reaching the areas they are needed fast. Your skin will feel intensively moisturised and softer for longer. – STEAMCREAM

As for the packaging, STEAMCREAM use limited edition, re-usable, aluminium tins to package their cream. There is such a wide range of limited edition designs to suit every personality. I think these make perfect gifts for friends, and their horoscope tins are just perfect for birthday presents!


There is even a Glasgow design!

Perfect for your Glaswegian friends ;)

Perfect for your Glaswegian friends 😉

These little tins of soothing cream are just perfect for face, hands, or body.

Thanks Alex for introducing me to STEAMCREAM, just what my dry skin was needing. I am a big fan already, and can’t wait to choose my next tin designs!