Last week I was invited by the lovely team at Selfridges, Exchange Square to come to store and spend time with Suqqu, a Japanese brand that has had a counter in Selfridges for quite sometime. Considering I am a frequent Selfridges shopper, Suqqu has been a brand that I haven’t really had any awareness of, other than that it specialises in skincare and cosmetics to enhance your natural beauty. Suqqu is derived from the word Sukku which is translated into ‘Posture with Attitude’ which leads back to the traditional Japanese culture of being serene and having beautiful inner composure. The Suqqu experience starts with the Suqqu Gankin Massage and leads into cosmetics that enhance and highlight your natural beauty and radiant style.
I was introduced to the area manager of Suqqu, Tiziana, who had travelled up fro London to come and see me for my appointment. From the offset, Tiziana and I got on like a house on fire. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about the brand and any questions I had, she was able to answer easily and in depth. I felt like I came away with a whole new knowledge base about Suqqu.
The Suqqu Gankin Massage was first on the agenda. This three minute massage is a method that has been used in Hollywood and to prepare actresses before they went on stage. Designed to increase blood flow and circulation and give a glow to the skin, the massage manipulates the lymph nodes, bone structure and muscles to ease tension and stiffness. Using the Suqqu Musculate massage and mask cream, a thick layer was applied to my cleansed face, and the three minute powerful massage began. Wow. All I can say is Wow! The pressure that was applied to my face was just so incredible, I felt like my face was buzzing afterwards. Apart from being super relaxing, it was also very refreshing. Tiziana also showed me exactly how I can do the Suqqu Gankin Massage at home. It is recommended to do the massage twice to three times a week over four weeks to be able to see the difference in your skin. Results include tightening of the skin and removing any puffiness so it may seem like you have lost weight.
After the massage, my skin was fully cleansed, toned and moisturised including the application of the Moisture Repair Essence and Moisture Barrier Cream. Tiziana then did my make up using the new Spring collection eye palettes, blush palettes and lip colours. I didn’t manage to get a photo of my make up as my battery on my phone decided to die on me, naughty phone however my make up was just beautiful. As I’m sure you can tell by now, I like a vibrant make up look so to have a very subtle and very natural make up done was really different. I couldn’t stop looking at myself in the mirror as my eyes just popped and the colours used on my eyes brought out the colour in my eyes. My eyes look emerald green. I went for a nude-ish lipstick, in a dusky pink to tie the look together.
The Frame Fix Cream Foundation used was my favourite item from the make up. Without it being too heavy on my face, the coverage was excellent and covered any flaws and blemishes. Tiziana didn’t need to use a concealer on my face after she had applied it. It doesn’t come cheap at £62 per 30g but the tiniest amount was used to cover my whole face which was very surprising.
I found my Suqqu experience to be very eye opening. It has definitely done my skincare routine some good by the introduction of the Gankin Massage, which I am starting to see results from. I also received a little goody bag of items to try at home and use in my skincare regime. Also, I am trying to adapt my make up routine to be a little more subtle and natural but I’m finding it quite difficult to adapt. Suqqu is exclusive to Selfridges at the moment however if you get chance to visit, please try and book an appointment for a Gankin Massage. It really is something truly amazing.
Have you tried Suqqu? What do you think?