C & B Therapy Spa, Portlaoise. A Review of the C & B Organic Signature Facial.

Updated info 30/12/15: Ciara and Beth made the decision to part ways at the end of 2015 and Beth is now continuing on as the owner of Wellspring Sanctuary.  I wish both ladies every success for 2016!

I was invited by the lovely Ciara and Beth of C&B Therapy to come and try their C & B Organic Signature Facial which uses the Éminence range of organic skincare products.

Ciara and Beth are a very talented and experienced duo who have created a calm oasis in County Laois, focusing on beauty and well-being.

Ciara McEvoy and Beth Wells in their salon in Portlaois, County Laois.
Beth Wells & Ciara McEvoy

Ciara trained at the Portlaoise College of Beauty and Complimentary Therapies and spent many years working at the Heritage Golf and Spa resort in Killenard, County Laois.  She became a qualified reflexologist in 2007 and also obtained her diploma as a certified teacher in 2009.  In 2011, she was named Best Beauty Therapist in Ireland by R.S.V.P magazine.
Beth's specialty is massage and she attended the Swedish Institute in New York City in 1997 and went on to work in many high end New York hotels and gyms, including Trump International and the Waldorf Astoria. An interesting fact about Beth is that she has spent time volunteering for NYPD, the Port Authority and FEMA in Manhattan.  Her journey took her to Dublin, where she spent some time working at the Merrion hotel and then on to the Heritage where a friendship and partnership was born.

It's clear that these ladies are passionate about their work and their commitment to offering excellent service and I love the fact that they are friends as well as business partners because it gives a nice relaxed feel to the space. The salon is beautifully decorated in simple soft tones and is really soothing straight away - I felt at ease and calmed from the moment I walked in.

Entrance Desk and Brochure for C & B Therapy, Portlaoise

Silver Mirror in the Entrance of C & B Therapy, Portlaoise

Hallway in the C & B Therapy Spa Salon

They also have a gorgeous relaxation room where you can sit and have tea, and, like the rest of the space, it has a soft and soothing feel.

Tea Table in C & B Therapy Spa, Portlaoise

Comfy Chair in Relaxation Room in C & B Therapy Spa

My facial was absolutely amazing, I've been super stressed lately with lots going on and this was exactly what I needed, I really couldn't recommend it highly enough.

The best part is that the Éminence products used by Ciara and Beth are organic and plant based so completely gentle and free of harsh chemicals - here's a little excerpt from the Éminence website:

'Healthy skin is a reflection of what you feed your body, inside and out. That’s why we source premium ingredients from organic farms worldwide to ensure our products are USDA Certified Organic.
Organic skin care is rooted in a holistic approach to farming and production. Unfortunately, modern agriculture robs the land of nutrients and often results in genetically modified ingredients. Choosing organic ingredients ensures that there are no harsh chemicals added. Our products do not contain harmful chemicals like added Parabens, Petrolatum, Mineral Oils, Propylene Glycol or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.'
The products smell so beautiful that it really adds to the experience, I think my favourite was the Citrus and Kale masque, it was so lemony!

Here's a full list of the products Ciara used:

- Herbal Eye makeup remover
- Stone Crop Gel Wash
- Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser
- Rosehip & Maize Exfoliating Masque
- Rosehip Tonique
- Seven Herb Treatment - this contains Ground Ivy which strengths capillaries. 
- Citrus & Kale Potent C & E Masque - 47% reduction in free radical damage in just 3 hours, Calms skin, Brightens & lightens & reduces fine lines & wrinkles.
- Calm skin Arnica Booster
- Citrus & Kale Potent C & E Serum
- Herbal Eye Contour Cream
- Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturiser
- Mineral Sun Defence - SPF 30
- Citrus Lip Balm

It's worth noting as well that I have pretty sensitive red skin so I try to use gentle products and everything today was very soothing to my skin. It actually felt really soft afterwards and I love that it's finished off with the mineral sun defence which gives great cover and a lovely glow, meaning that you look fab walking out of the salon :)

The massage was fabulous too and I should mention too that my eyes had felt really red and puffy leaving my house in the morning but the combination of products and massage made them feel so much better.

Here are some of the Éminence products, I'm definitely a fan after experiencing how gentle they are.

Éminence Rosehip and Maize Masque

Éminence Products at C&B Therapy Spa

Éminence Facial Products

Éminence Citrus & Kale Serum at C & B Therapy Spa

Ciara and Beth have a great competition on their Facebook page - if you purchase a Christmas voucher you will be entered into a raffle and could win your own massage and facial! 
Just click on link below to see details:

C & B Therapy Facebook Competition

Don't forget to like the C & B Therapy Facebook Page and you can phone the salon on 0871206610 or contact Ciara and Beth at cbtherapy15@gmail.com.

Some sample prices (at time of writing this blog post) are as follows:

C & B Target Massage - 30 minutes €35.00
Reflexology - 60 minutes €75.00
C & B Organic Signature Facial - 75 minutes €85.00

For full details on treatments, have a look at the Facebook page or contact Ciara and Beth directly at the Spa.

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  • Lakisha
    Lakisha 24 November 2015 at 12:33

    I can definitely go for a massages, especially around the holiday times. Thanks, I will look into this more. Maybe plan a girls trip.

  • Izabela
    Izabela 24 November 2015 at 12:33

    It looks like you had a great pampering session. So jealous

  • Sarah
    Sarah 24 November 2015 at 12:45

    This looks and sounds amazing! That relaxation room sounds right up my street! I could also use a nice long massage right now!! This time of year is so stressful. *sigh* Lovely post xx

  • K Elizabeth
    K Elizabeth 24 November 2015 at 21:44

    Love, Love, LOVE a facial! Think I may just ask hubby to get me one for Christmas xxx

  • Ana De-Jesus
    Ana De-Jesus 24 November 2015 at 22:43

    I love me some facials which reminds me I need to purchase some more. I haven't had one in so long and that relaxation room sounds like a treat.

  • Lisa (Travel Loving Family)
    Lisa (Travel Loving Family) 25 November 2015 at 14:13

    This certainly does look and sound amazing. Would make a nice present for xmas;)

  • Janine
    Janine 25 November 2015 at 16:33

    Very cosy place. I've never been. Portlaoise is quite some distance away from Sligo. But this is certainly a great place for anyone who is into spa.

  • Zena's Suitcase
    Zena's Suitcase 25 November 2015 at 20:24

    My skin is so in need of some TLC. This facial sounds lovely. I'd love to try this

  • Scott
    Scott 27 November 2015 at 16:28

    I finally got my wife to treat herself to a facial while at Disney. I think I've created a monster now.

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