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City Spa: Skin wisdom in London at Mortar and Milk by Pamela Marshall

28 May 2024 • Written by Georgia Boscawen

Where is it?

Set in a picture-perfect townhouse on Hoxton Square in trendy East London, Mortar and Milk is worth venturing into town for. For superyachts on Butler's Wharf Pier or those staying in London, it’s a worthwhile spot for lasting skin results. The space itself has a friendly and homely air, and that before you’ve even set your eyes on founder Pamela Marshall who will welcome you with a warming air of lets really get to know your skin..

What’s the hype?

Well-known in celebrity circles, Pamela Marshall is a clinical aesthetician whose practice is based entirely on skin health. She aims to arm her clients with knowledge that will help them navigate the ever-complicated beauty industry, explaining what works and what doesn’t. Think you know what your skin needs, you may be surprised as Marshall debunks and demystifies popular products, shaping a new personal skincare routine, and teaching her clients how to reap the rewards.

This isn’t the place to come for a relaxing facial where you can slip off to sleep as Marshall aims to spend the entire treatment time going into detail about your skin with impactful lifestyle factors offering bucketloads of advice and glowing results. While Marshall’s methods are fabulous for general skin health, longevity and stressed skin, concerns such as eczema, psoriasis and blemishes are well within her remit.

What to have

The best facial treatments come with a detailed skin consultation with special photographs that explore what’s going on beneath the surface. For this opt for the two-hour consultation Bespoke Skin Treatment (although you may gleefully run over time), where Pamela will focus on concerns such as stressed skin with barrier repair and hydration – two major causes of badly behaved skin – or acne that simply won’t budge.

After a detailed discussion and skin-penetrating photographs, it’s time to slip beneath the weighted blanket and let Marshall work her magic. Deploying AHA’s and PHA’s to induce collagen and elastin production, the treatment itself can take many forms to target individual needs from red light treatments, extractions, and tingly oxygen masks leaving you with hydrated and dewy skin and a whole new understanding of skincare.

Best by boat

For visiting superyachts at Butler's Wharf Pier, Tower Bridge Mortar and Milk is close by in trendy Shoreditch. mortarandmilklondon.com

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