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  • Facial acupuncture – would you?

    It's the treatment that has a big celebrity following but can a face full of needles really perk up the Muddy visage? We visit Thame Therapy Clinic to try it out.

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    A whizzy Guinot peel

    We try out a new Guinot skin-brightening treatment. Will it turn Muddy's Kerry Potter into J.Lo? Ready, steady, glow!

  • Cool new aesthetic beauty brand alert!!

    Heard of Image Skincare? Oasis Health and Beauty Spa in Great Missenden is the only salon in Bucks & Oxon to deploy its charms. Look mum, no wrinkles!

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    Youth ahoy!

    Fancy taking 10 years off your face? I reckon I may have found just the person to do it. Enter Sara Fergusson of The Beauty Room.

  • Cedar Therapy

    The Muddy jowls gone?! This luxury beauty salon in Deddington does the business on my double chin with a deluxe CACI facial.

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    Non-invasive botox? I’ll do it!

    A specialist Guinot salon nestles down a country lane in Bletchingdon, dispensing an anti-aging treatment with 'botoxy' results? Visage Beauty, I'm on my way.

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    Break out beauty

    Archway Beauty, under Aylesbury's county court building, manages to be both cool and quirky. Is Muddy a fan? Guilty as charged!

  • Muddy tries: the Crystal Clear COMCIT facial

    A pioneering treatment that creates hundreds of tiny channels in your skin to allow oxygen and collagen to directly attack wrinkles? Yes Sunrise beauty in Marlow, I'll try that!

  • Muddy reviews: Skin Society’s spiffy new facial

    Skin Society facialist April Russell has an impressive CV, a snazzy new machine and a new Thame town centre location. Kerry Potter rocks up to test out the HydraFacial - and emerges looking like J.Lo. Result!

  • Muddy reviews: Virgo Beauty, Goring

    Facialist Sarah Virgo counts Elton John, no less, among her clients. Muddy drops in to her swish Goring salon to get the gossip (darn, she's far too discreet) and comes out looking 15 years younger. Result!

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