Nataliya Robinson

Crossing the threshold to the Chelsea studio of facialist Nataliya Robinson, it’s quickly apparent that this is far from your average clinic. Devoid of all the typical faux-medicinal signifiers, there are no white-washed surfaces, product advertisements or receptionist speaking in hushed tones. Instead, you enter through a front garden—complete with twinkling fountain—and a knock at the door sees a beaming Nataliya greet you before ushering you through a lounge to the upstairs treatment room. This is much like being in somebody’s home—there are photographs of Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn on the walls, bejewelled mirrors and plants scattered around—and the intimacy is a befitting context for Robinson’s treatments. An initial examination will result in some searching questions on your food, drink, and medication habits—don’t bother lying, she can tell—before Nataliya concocts a bespoke treatment for you on the spot. A highlight is her vegan facial, which is free from animal products and uses a massage oil blended at her own kitchen table.

Nataliya Robinson

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