Hidden away in the core of Knightsbridge lays every woman’s answer to beautiful skin. Lisa Franklin is a renowned facialist and skincare expert who’s self-titled boutique clinic provides bespoke consultations and treatments to anyone wanting to take a tailored approach to their skin. Lisa and her team provide traditional hands-on techniques along with the latest technology.
Treatments range from oxygen facials to skin peels, but you can be assured that whatever treatment is recommended for you will be the right one for your skin and your lifestyle.
Taking care of your skin is important at any age – Lisa Franklin
will have you feeling ready for the upcoming summer events, where, with natural light being brighter, blemishes may become easier to see than in the grey winter months. A visit to Lisa Franklin’s clinic will give you the confidence back to rock bare skin. Gone are the days of heavy contouring and covering up your skin to an inch of its life; we want our skin to breathe!
We caught up with Lisa to get some expert tips and advice on how to get beautiful skin all year round.
What was the inspiration behind the Lisa Franklin clinic and how long have you been in the business?
My mother taught me from a very young age the importance and benefits of a good skincare regime. This was really the start of my journey where I became very aware of the ways in which you can incorporate a healthy skincare routine into your everyday life, ensuring the best conditions for your skin for years to come. I became very interested in the impact your lifestyle can have on your skin and this, combined with my knowledge of skincare prompted me to embark on a journey to create my own Skincare Clinic, providing expert advice to discerning clients.
I also wanted to create a brand that combines scientific research and impeccably sourced sustainable ingredients to create a product that is kind to your skin and considers the health of the environment and the community.
I’ve been in the business for 15 years, which has allowed me to perfect my understanding of the different types of skin and offer bespoke consulting and advice to my clients. It’s about being the best version of yourself, feeling your best, inside and out.
What is the one piece of advice you would give someone regarding their skin?
Make sure you clean and hydrate your skin using products that are kind to your body whilst achieving desired results. I would also advise sticking to one or two brands as opposed to having a multitude of products as this prevents you from pinpointing what works for your skin and what doesn’t. Always follow a strict skincare regime with a starting point of cleansing both day and night and exfoliation for cell turnover three times a week.
You have a fantastic treatment menu but do you have a particular favourite?
Thank you very much! Each treatment is very different to one another and of course, we offer tailored treatments depending on the client’s needs, but if I had to pick one element it would be the Rose Quartz, I use two smooth stones for lymphatic drainage to add holistic edge to a bespoke treatment. Rose quartz is very healing and in bodies my mantra of Love Light Energy. It is also an ingredient in my award winning product the Pro Effect Luminescent Base.
What is the most common skin problem you have come across with your clients and how have you helped hem overcome this issue?
Skin imperfections and wrinkles/fine lines are definitely the most popular aspects clients would like to address. I have a range of treatments that tackle skin imperfections such as the LF Signature Treatment and I also advise on product use where I will recommend Yonka or Alumier.
For wrinkles and fine lines, I would recommend the Pure Oxygen Facial combined with a LED Light treatment. Oxygen is a natural healing element and when infused into the skin encourages healthy cell regeneration and visibly reduces lines and wrinkles and the red LED Light is an effective treatment for ageing skin as well as particular conditions such as Rosacea and other skin conditions
What skin care products do you recommend, there are a lot on the market at the moment claiming to create miracles but what should the public be truly looking for in a product?
The products I recommend are essentially the brands that I work with within the Lisa Franklin Skincare clinic; Alumier MD, Yon-Ka, Argentum and my own products, the Pro Effect Luminescent Base and the Lisa Franklin Mineral Foundations. I don’t believe that one size fits all. The reality of multiple skin profiles means there is not one magical ingredient for younger, smoother, brighter looking skin. That’s why I customise for each individual’s needs from all the products I stock for optimal results.
You have a beautiful private boutique in Knightsbridge, what were the deciding factors of the location and interior design?
Due to the nature of my business and the clientele I work with, it was important for me to maintain a certain level of service and find a location that fits with the Lisa Franklin image and brand values which are: excellence, impeccable service and responsible practice. I felt Knightsbridge was the perfect Location and the opportunity arose to establish myself in this space which I couldn’t say no to, an oasis of calm in busy London.