Yes you read that correctly - a facial that is entirely free. I think we can all agree that when it comes to spa treatments like facials a lot of the time they can be a little pricey, and we could all do with a pamper now and then - I mean i'd love one every day if I could. When I initially booked my appointment I had it in my mind that it would be quite rushed and not very informative. I envisioned them just splashing a little cleanser, toner and moisturiser on my skin and then expecting me to buy the products but I couldn't have been more wrong. I walked away with GLOWING skin, I felt completely relaxed and I wasn't pressured into buying anything at all.

Myself and my best friend both had appointments one after the other and the experience was far more in depth than either of us had been expecting considering we hadn't paid a penny. The Aveda adviser was really friendly and made us both feel comfortable even though the it's a stand in the middle of a very busy Liberty.

She started by sitting me down, clipping my hair out of my face and popping a robe over my shoulders to avoid any oil from the products getting onto my clothing. She then offered us a small glass of their tea - and me being the sucker I am for a herbal tea drank it within 5 seconds. Their tea is completely natural, caffeine free and made up from peppermint and liquorice root to help calm you.

Taking her time to go through my current skin care needs, concerns and also the products I am currently using - the treatment was entirely tailored to me and my skin. From the consultation she discovers which type of product you like using whether that's a thick moisturiser, a lotion, a foaming cleanser or a cream. She held up a small board with their 'Chakra' colours and asked me to pick which colour and word appealed to me the most. I chose Chakra 3 which was 'to feel intention' otherwise known as the power Chakra where you feel motivation according to the ancient healing art of India.

The treatment started with a soft exfoliation using a small soft brush in circular motions and by this point I was already relaxed. She then proceeded to use an oleation oil to nourish the skin and left it on for a few minutes so it could work it's magic on my skin before removing it with warm water on some cotton pads. I don't know why I've never incorporated this step into my own skin care routine - I've never really found a use for skin oils as I don't like to sleep in them and for me there isn't any other time I can use one, however after this facial I will 100% be adding this step as my skin really thanked Aveda. Whilst the oil was soaking into my skin I was asked to close my eyes whilst she spritzed a halo of the Chakra 3 over my head and read out a small card of information about it's benefits - we're now talking complete relaxation.

In order to get rid of all the excess oil and also any polution in my skin from the London air she applied a foaming cleanser twice using just two damp cotton pads - again something I have avoided because of the time they take up with needing a sink and washing it off in a bathroom. Following this she spritzed their Botanical Toning Mist onto some cotton pads and applied it all over my face so my skin would get maximum results from the next products.

During my consultation I mentioned that my skin could be a little sensitive if products are too harsh on the skin and she would always make sure I was still comfortable after each application. Due to my sensitivity she chose a pomegranate and raspberry serum to soothe my skin as well as restoring it.

Onto eyes... I am guilty of not applying eye cream purely because I haven't found one that has made a noticeably difference but this was my favourite part. She applied a small amount of eye cream all around my eyes and then lightly pressed it into the skin with cool fingers so it was really soothing before applying a relatively thick moisturiser to my skin, leaving it dewy and full of goodness.

After the treatment is finished she goes back over your products with you so you know exactly what has been put onto your skin. Overall the treatment is around 20 minutes but I can assure you it is heavenly whilst it lasts and such a good way to try new brands.

You can see the details and how to book here.

I hope you enjoy your free facial if you decide to try one.