I just learned a lovely new word that perfectly fits my view of the fall, komorebi, which is a Japanese term to describe the dappled effect of sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. It certainly feels like a muggy summer day in New York City, but soon enough the leaves will change color, komorebi will be all around, and the harvest season will truly be upon us bringing with it delicious vegetables, which double as potent skincare ingredients. The Spa at Wintergreen Resort (Wintergreen, VA) uses seasonal botanical extracts such as apple, pumpkin, and yam for a trio of special treatments. The Pumpkin Chai Sugar Scrub (from $105, 50 minutes) includes a hydrating oil application, vichy shower, warm stones on the back, and exfoliating scrub. Another seasonal option is the Autumn Harvest Facial and Wrap (from $110, 50 minutes), consisting of a yam and pumpkin enzyme peel and full body oil wrap to protect skin from the elements. Nails also get pampered in the Harvest Manicure (from $65, 80 minutes) with UV gel polish application and exfoliation treatment using apple and cinnamon oils.
What other autumn harvest ingredients does your spa have on the menu?