Beauty Review: Clarins My Blend Facial


The Clarins My Blend Facial at The Ritz Carlton Toronto was by far the most thorough facial I have ever received. It was also the most priciest, which definitely proves that you get what you pay for.

My 90-minute treatment with my therapist Natalia, actually began with a  20-minute consultation and photos of my skin using a special machine developed by My Blend founder, Dr Olivier Courtin. Using different types of light, filters, a camera and a survey – the photo booth/computer was able to analyze my skin before my facial even began.


My Skin Analysis – The computer was able to tell me that I had combination to oily skin that is slightly dehydrated with moderate firmness. My pores were slightly dilated and there was was mild pigmentation. All in all – not SO scary as I thought it would be. With all the flying and traveling that I’ve been doing, combined with being busy/stressed and not drinking enough water – I thought I would be in the severly dehydrated category. So I was definitely surprised about the results.


My Beauty Prescription – I was prescribed 03 Stress Management Cream for Day & Night. I was given two boosters, one for Redness Rescue and another for Moisture Immersion. Going forward I was advised to try out Clarins Detoxifying Gel, Skin Polish Face Scrub Cleanser and Time Resistant Eye Cream to round-out my beauty routine. These were the custom-chosen products that would be used on me during my facial.


I had booked the My Blend Regenerating Facial ($270, 90 minutes) which included cleansing, scrub, steaming, a mask, extractions, boosters and moisturizer to finish. While the mask was doing its work, I was treated to an arm and foot massage which relaxed me to the point where I almost fell asleep! Natalia also used jade rollers and cold chromoglobes on my face to improve circulation and for colour therapy, which felt amazing – I had never tried this before. The products are clinical strength and use concentrations of peptide complexes, vitamins and plant extracts to heal and treat the skin.


My Blend Boosters

I’m really glad I did this. It’s been a long time since I’ve really thought about my skin and how much it has changed since I’ve grown older and moved to a new climate. When I first arrived in California I was STRESSED OUT. I put so much pressure on myself to re-created the life that I had spent 10 years building in Toronto into just the few months I had spent actually being in LA. This had a terrible affect on my skin and I was breaking out like crazy when I first arrived.


The Ritz Carlton Spa Toronto is located on the 5th Floor and features North America’s only Spa My Blend by Clarins. The Spa is a 23,000 square foot light filled retreat with a co-ed relaxation room, green tea infused Vitality Pools, an aromatherapy steam room, sauna, and champagne nail bar. Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the indoor saltwater pool and hot tub. The spa was recently awarded #1 Spa in the World from Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards.

Whenever I splurge on a facial (and for me it’s one every 2-3 months), I feel like it’s a skin reset. I start treating it better and paying attention to how it reacts with my diet and new products. If you’re feeling like the way I felt, I definitely recommend booking a Clarins My Blends Facial – it includes a 20-minute consultation and assessment and will answer a lot of skin questions for you.


To learn more visit:

Spa My Blend by Clarins 

Ritz Carlton Hotel Toronto

181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7, Canada

Phone: 416-585-2500


Disclosure: My treatment was hosted by The Ritz Carlton Toronto + Clarins, however the opinions expressed in this post remain my own.




  • Amanda Raponi

    Sounds amazing!