You face deserves a session at Nuxe at Sofitel, The Palm

Lush gardens, pools with jets, and a new treatment for men at Sofitel’s So Spa.

April 5, 2017

The new men’s facial from the Parisian spa and grooming brand Nuxe at Sofitel’s So Spa has been grandly named ‘Beau Joueur.’ Seeing as that translates to ‘beautiful player’ maybe they should have called it the Roger Federer facial.

Nuxe has brought its treatments to the Middle East and has the Sofitel on The Palm as its HQ. This facial is described as a ‘breath of fresh air’ that purifies skin which has been damaged by shaving and the wear and tear of daily life. 

After a cleansing foot rub done with warm towel mitts, EDGAR received a stomach massage, after which the facial eventually began using a honey cleansing gel that smelt so good we wanted to put it on a piece of toast and eat it.

An exfoliation using a dry paste of macadamia and sesame smelt a bit too rosy for guys, but it was soon wiped off and forgot- ten about with a lovely cooling gel mask. A crème fraiche moisturiser followed (perfect on a pancake perhaps), coupled with a glorious eye socket massage done in a figure of eight shape – the grooming equivalent of Zorro’s mask.

We slipped on the robe that had been kept warm by the heated towel rail and shuffled out to laze by the outdoor pool. Inside the spa are hydrotherapy pools that we walked through while being pounded by jets that came from the side or from the floor like a geyser – just the sort of thing Roger Federer would enjoy after a tough five-set match.

AED 550 for 60 mins;