Pevonia's Anti-Free Radicals TreatmentPevonia's 60-minute Anti-Free Radicals Treatment (suggested price varies per spa location and service enhancements) begins with a gentle cleansing with Eye Make-up Remover Lotion and is followed by Anti-Stress Eye Lotion. The therapist then cleanses the face, neckand décolleté with a Pevonia cleanser chosen to the client's skin type. After removing the cleanser with warm wet pads, the therapist applies a skin-appropriate Pevonia lotion. Next, a half teaspoon of Enzymes Powder Mask is mixed with a small quantity of warm water, and the creamy mixture is brushed over the client's face and neck, within a half-inch of the eyes. Steam is applied for five to 10 minutes, and if applicable, a gentle extraction is done. The skin is then cleansed again with Phyto-Gel foaming cleanser to remove any enzyme residue, followed by lotion. Next, a high-frequency red mushroom electrode is used on sensitive skin or a violet mushroom electrode is used on all other skin types for three to five minutes. The therapist then carefully opens the Vitaminic Concentrate ampoule, applies the Concentrate on the skin, and proceeds with the massage—the Lymph-Aroma Facial Massage is highly recommended. After the massage, an eye mask is applied, and a teaspoon of Micro-Emulsion Massage Cream is used on the face. The eyes and eyebrows are covered with pads moistened with Anti-Stress Eye Lotion, and a gauze mask is pressed over the face until it adheres completely. After the remaining cream is applied over the gauze with a brush, a mixture of Anti-Free Radicals Mask powder and water is immediately spread over the client's face, stopping under the jaw line, and left on for 15 minutes. The hardened mask is then lifted off in one piece, and the skin is wiped with pads moistened with Pevonia face lotionEye Cream is applied around the eyes. As the final step, Pevonia's Care Cream, according to skin type, is put the client's face and neck. For Pevonia products, contact: (800) PEVONIA; www.pevonia.com—J.S
Steps from the treatment. a) Applying Enzymes Powder Mask with brush; b) using the red mushroom electrode; c) massaging Vitaminic Concentrate on face; d) brushing Vitaminic Concentrate around the eyes; e) adding remaining Micro-Emulsion Massage Cream over gauze mask; and d) spreading on the Anti-Free Radicals Mask.
Vitamin C Antioxidant FacialTo diminish fine lines and help repair sun-damaged skin, The Colony Spa at The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort (Longboat Key, FL) offers the Vitamin C Antioxidant Facial ($100, 50 minutes). The treatment boasts the Speed Peel Facial Gel from Cellex-C, which contains tropical ingredients such as bamboo extract, bitter orange peel granules, and melon extract. The minty gel quickly sloughs off dull, lifeless skin as its humectants leave a healthy glow. For Cellex-C products, contact: (416) 975-2662; www.cellex-c.com—C.D
Traveler's ReleaseTo help busy executives and frequent fliers overcome jet lag and the stress inherent to travel, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., recently launched the Traveler's Release ($300,110 minutes), a unique spa treatment based on Ayurvedic tradition. Designed to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium, the five-part treatment begins with a welcoming foot ritual using E'SPA's Mineral Sea Salts and Restorative Bath Oil. The therapist then performs a full-body exfoliation with either Invigorating or Relaxing Salt Scrub from E'SPA. After cleansing the face, the therapist performs a marma-point massage, which incorporates warmed aromatherapy oils blended with medicinal Ayurvedic oils from India. The treatment concludes with either an Indian head massage or Shirodhara treatment, both intended to leave the client in a state of bliss.—H.M.
Arnica offers healing properties to the products that contain it.
Kneipp's Arnica & Calendula Foot & Leg Reflexology TreatmentFor this stimulating treat, the therapist first soaks the client’s feet in warm still water infused with a Calendula Foot Soak Tablet. This produces a powerful effervescent effect that stimulates the feet and makes the use of jets unnecessary. The feet are then exfoliated using a foot scrub in the scent of the client’s choice. For a special foot treat, Kneipp recommends scrubbing with a blend of crushed Classic Thermal Spring Salts and Classic Body Wash—the Juniper (muscle soothing) or Rosemary (invigorating) botanical scents are both good choices. Next, the feet are revitalized with a cool rinse and refreshed with a light spritz of Calendula Foot Spray. A foot reflexology massage, using Calendula Foot Balm to moisturize and protect the skin, follows. To increase leg circulation and relieve stress and discomfort, the legs are then massaged with Arnica Intensive Cream. To intensify the soothing action of the cream, warm steaming towels can be applied to the legs for five minutes. Kneipp’s Arnica ' Calendula Foot ' Leg Treatment takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes depending on the duration of the massage and has a recommended menu price of $75 to $100. For Kneipp products, contact: (800) 973-4372; www.kneipp.com —J.S
Calendula offers healing properties to the products that contain it.
Whipped Cocoa BathWinter is here, and the blustery weather has many people warming up with cozy cups of hot chocolate. The Spa at the Hotel Hershey (Hershey, PA) makes the sweet treat a year-round indulgence with its patented Whipped Cocoa Bath ($45, 25 minutes). Guests relax in a whirlpool tub filled with the spa's signature milk-chocolatey mixture while lit cocoa-scented candles intensify the treatment's aromatherapeutic benefits. The bath is unique in that it feels like sitting in a cup of frothy hot cocoa. Clients can recreate the spa's most popular experience at home with Hershey's unsweetened cocoa, non-fat dry milk, and Whipped Cocoa Bath mix, which is available for purchase. Guests don't want to just sip Hershey's cocoa—they want to soak in it.—Molly Smith
The Grand Luxe FacialFor a taste of splendor, guests at Spa Radiance (San Francisco) can experience The Grand Luxe Facial ($750,3 hours). The treatment features elements from each of the facials on the spa's menu, including the exfoliating diamond peel, microcurrent disencrustation, and LED light therapy. For a lasting effect, Biologique Recherche's Sérum Grand Millesime is used to treat and prevent skin damage caused by pollution, and Silk Plus revitalizes the skin and leaves a protective screen behind. The highlight of the treatment is the application of vitamin-rich caviar extract, a natural moisturizer, which follows a deep-pore cleansing and an enzyme exfoliation. With every detail covered, including a caviar eye treatment coupled with an oxygenating mist, and a warm exfoliating hand treatment, guests are sure to feel like a million dollars. For Biologique Recherche products, contact: (800) 755-5270; www.biologique-recherche.com. —C.D
Paraffin Wax Moisturizing FacialAt Simply Porceline Skin Care Salon in Beverly Hills, esthetician and owner Merle Celine-Muller begins the popular Paraffin Wax Moisturizing Facial ($95, 90 minutes) with hot moisturizing mittens and a cleansing. Using her Simply Porceline skincare line, made with botanical extracts, Celine-Muller starts with Delicate Eye Make-up Cleansing Gel and either Refreshing Citrus Cleansing Gel for oily or combination skin or Gentle Chamomile Cleansing Milk for dry or sensitive skin. Next, she steams and massages the face. After extractions, she applies a light gommage peel, followed by a moisturizing serum for dry skin or a calming serum for oily or sensitive skin. Over the serum, Celine-Muller places gauze and brushes on the paraffin. The layers of wax sit for 15 to 20 minutes, forcing the serum to penetrate and rehydrate the skin. After lifting the mask, Celine-Muller applies, first, Hydra-Mist Toner, then, Retinol Revitalizing Eye Contour Treatment, and finally, Advanced Anti-Oxidant Hydra Day Cream SPF 15 for dry or sensitive skin or Advanced Anti-Oxidant Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15 for oily or combination skin. For Simply Porceline products, contact: (866) PCELINE; www.simplyporceline.com —DeDe DeMoss
Arnica and calendula offer healing properties to the products that contain them.