The Elemis Biotec facial

I cannot tell you the last time I had a facial or went to a spa. Like most mums with very young kids I just don’t get around to it. Plus a pampering session like that is a luxury so it was a real treat to be asked to the spa at the  Radisson blu in Galway to try one of their Elemis biotec facials. My sister came along for the day too so it made it even more enjoyable having her for company.


When we arrived we were brought into a beautifully relaxing room, dimly lit with lots of couches and swing chairs  where we were treated to a delicious breakfast of pastries, fruit, granola and yoghurt etc. Then the girls from Elemis began to talk us through the Biotec technology. I will say they were both enthusiastic and knowledgable. I remarked on this to one of them (Amanda) and she said you have to know your stuff these days because everyone knows their stuff. People are obsessed with skincare, coupled with the availability of information online and  You Tube etc everyone is an expert. Potential consumers are savvy and know more about ingredients than they used to. People (me included) are far more interested in active ingredients than ever before so the Biotec range is Elemis first foray into this type of skincare.

The ELEMIS BIOTEC system is scientifically proven to increase cell energy, for optimum skin function. This pioneering skincare re-energises the complexion and enhances visible skin health. The result is thriving, vibrant and freshly revived skin.

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Elemis Biotec Facials

Biotec Line Eraser
Targets wrinkles and stimulate the skin towards optimum performance with this powerfully rejuvenating facial.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Price: €95

Biotec Firm-A-Lift
A blend of massage and sculpting technology for a visibly contoured complexion.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Price: €95

Biotec Anti-Pigment Brightener
A targeted skin-brightening treatment that reduces pigmentation and dullness for refined and translucent skin.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Price: €95

Biotec Skin Resurfacer
Address uneven skin tone with this ultrasonic peel for softer or smoother skin.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Price: €95

Biotec Blemish Control
A potent anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial treatment to balance and soothe blemishes.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Price: €95

Biotec Sensitive Skin Soother
An oxygen-infused treatment for skin that encourages cell strength and natural balance.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Price: €95

Biotec Super-Charger
The facial to de-stress, de-age and de-fatigue the male complexion while activating ultimate skin dynamism. Ultrasonic peeling, steam and galvanic current deliver a deep clean for a multi-tasking, time efficient solution.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Price: €95

I went for the Anti pigment brightener but actually they provided a full  skin consultation beforehand to get an idea of my skin concerns so they were able to tailor and tweak the products used to my specific needs- which was amazing. The facial itself was so relaxing that I actually fell asleep at one point. This isn’t like having a medical or laser skin treatment, they have kept a hands on element aswell including head and shoulder massage which was amazing. When she did use the technology (see pic below of the biotec ‘machine’) on me there was very little sensation and no pain or discomfort whatsoever.


When the facial was finished I took my very relaxed self back into the Thermal spa and took advantage of the steam rooms and hot beds. My skin afterwards looked so glowy and refreshed. Aside from being a lovely experience the girls mentioned that they have had hugely successful results treating specific skin problems over a series of regular treatments, such as the blue light for acne. All in all if this is within your budget It’s definitely worth considering  over a regular facial both as a enjoyable relaxing day out and an effective treatment which does give visible results.


We were kindly given the biotec skin energising cleanser and moisturiser, so I’m looking forward to trying them out properly before I can give my opinion on them. They smell gorgeous though.

Have you ever tried anything like this before ?

Lou x

For further information and booking contact The Galway Radisson Blu Spirit One spa