Glamour magazine had a special offer for its readers. At selected beautysalons you could get a facial for a very reasonable price. I live in Rotterdam so Bibou was the right choice for me. I don’t have to travel far and it is accessable. Bibou is a so-called city spa. So I copied something from their site.
Bibou started in Leiden 8 years ago as a small shop with natural cosmetics. The products were (and still are) free of parabenes, mineral oils and artificial colourings. They are handmade in small batches in our Dutch based laboratory and are not tested on animals.
The city spa developed when customers kept asking about treatments using our products. In the beginning we only had one treatment room, which was frequently visited by expats. Maybe it had something to do with our American spa pedicure chair! We soon realized we needed a larger location and moved within the city centre. Bibou Leiden is still at this location with two single rooms and one double room.
We opened ‘Biboutique’ in 2009, which has a nail salon and is situated in the same alley as the city spa.
In June 2008 we fell in love with a charming old building in ‘het Hofkwartier’ in The Hague. This pretty location, near Noordeinde and between the Paleishotel and Parkhotel, is now the home of Bibou The Hague. Bibou The Hague has a nail salon, a shop and three floors of treatment rooms (2 double rooms, one single room and double spa pedicure room). Last year (2010) we opened our newest city spa in Rotterdam, situated in one of the most trendy streets of Rotterdam. This little gem has a nail salon, beauty shop and 2 floors of treatment rooms (2 single rooms, 1 double room and a spa pedicure area).
The facial i took was called Bonjour Bye Bye, the treatments are cleansing of the skin with a cleansing milk and lotion, a face massage, a face scrub, a mask and day care. On the website it stated that it would take half an hour but in real life it took about 45 minutes. The City Spa looks great and they sell their home made cosmetics. I am very happy about the treatment and the way I was helped. It was so relaxing and the homemade products are great. For me this was also a test. Because if I enjoyed the treatment then I would definitely go there again. What is also great is that they give samples of their products. I got 4 samples and I am very happy to test their products. So thank you Glamour and thank you Bibou for the incredible relaxing experience!! I will see you soon…..