Embracing a seasonal approach to living is not only kind to the planet, it’s good for our health. One of the many reasons I love travelling to Rome is that the Italians sure know how to eat. I’m not talking about the culinary alchemy you see on Master Chef. I mean the two resolute aspects of any Roman kitchen. Eating local produce and eating it in season. Seasonal menus ensure food is fresh, ripe and bursting with nutrients.
Apart from offering rich nutritional content food can also,deplete or replenish our body’s natural balance pending on the season. Complementary medicine models emphasise prevention. Think naturopathy, ayurveda, aromatherapy and acupuncture. The focus is on building resilience to protect, strengthen and balance so the concerns and indications that cause us to reach for more aggressive remedial measures become obsolete.
“The focus is on building resilience to protect, strengthen and balance so aggressive remedial measures become obsolete.”
I love this approach to health! And as a passionate advocate of Spa Wellness we have embraced this philosophy of nourishing and nurturing the skin through the creation of Limited Edition Seasonal Spa Facials; deeply replenishing professional skin treatments that harness the botanical nutrients of the season. The professional formulations use an intense blend of naturopathic plant actives boosted with corrective cosmeceuticals dispensed in clinical concentrations. The ritual is curated to enhance the rejuvenating botanicals with beautiful aromatic touch points layered in relaxing massage. The result is not only a visibly rejuvenated complexion but a truly indulgent and sensory experience.
“The professional formulations use an intense blend of naturopathic plant actives boosted with corrective cosmeceuticals dispensed in clinical concentrations.”
This season we celebrated the launch of the Spiced Maple Seasonal Spa Facial. An intensive Vitamin A repair facial featuring an infusion of carotene rich pumpkin and pure maple syrup layered in omega serums, alpha-hydroxy acids, clinical essential oils and potent antioxidants to visibly smooth, replenish and refine depleted skin. Boosted with 500mg of pure vitamin C to target tone and texture offering a complete age-proofing winter skin solution.
It turns out that maple syrup is not limited to merely adorning pancakes or embellishing waffles. This desert topper is slowly making its way into the hands of beauty buffs and skin gurus around the globe, and it’s with great reason. Packed with antioxidants, a broad range of nutrients and natural hydroxy acids, maple syrup is treating the complexion for conditions ranging from acne to premature ageing. Within the treatment we use a food grade freeze dried concentrate straight from the source, the Canadian Sugar Maple Tree.
“It turns out that maple syrup is not limited to merely adorning pancakes or embellishing waffles.”
This luxurious ritual starts with a hydrating double cleanse layered in lactic acid with an intense concentrate of fermented and active botanicals to redefine texture and lock in moisture. Clinically active essential oils are infused with an aromatic steam compress before skin is revitalised with a mouth-watering solution drenched in skin smoothing AHA’s, sweet orange, maple syrup, cinnamon and pumpkin.
The complexion is then deeply refined with a botanical power peel featuring a 20% concentrate of alpha-hydroxy acids from a blend of sugar maple, cane sugar, blueberry, oranges and lemon. AHA’s not only deeply exfoliate and refine texture to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but brighten to combat pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
“20% concentrate of alpha-hydroxy acids from a blend of sugar maple, cane sugar, blueberry, oranges and lemon.”
Once the skin is exfoliated an intense emulsion is activated with deeply relaxing massage. And here’s where we are different. The feel good massage part isn’t just about relaxation (well it is.. but!) this is when the skin has been truly prepared and is ripe to receive the host of nutrients which can really penetrate like an IV infusion to stimulate the new cells deep in the dermis. This is where real transformation takes place. The emulsion is 100% active and features an intense combination of 25 nutrient rich ingredients including cosmeceutically active resveratrol, beta-glutan, anti-ageing vitamins, carotene, omega rich serums, naturopathic botanicals, and a concentrate of aromaceutical essential oils.
“The emulsion is 100% active and features an intense combination of 25 nutrient rich ingredients.”
This nutrient rich complex is sealed in with a luxurious performance contour masque featuring 1,000mg of pure maple syrup concentrate, 1,000mg of pumpkin concentrate rich in natural enzymes, 1,000mg of organic cinnamon and 500mg of pure vitamin C. Once removed the skin is treated to moisture locking treatments for face eyes and lips.
Here’s a closer look at just a few of our Spiced Maple superstar active ingredients.
Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) with natural carotenes reverses the signs of ageing by refining and exfoliating skin, speeding repair, combating pigmentation and enhancing hydration. An antioxidant powerhouse to combat oxidative stress, UV damage and free radicals from environmental pollutants.
Alpha hydroxy acids naturally derived from fruits sugars work to dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. The benefits include easing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosted hydration, increase skin firmness and feel and a visible decrease in pigmentation and dull rough skin.
With over 50 beneficial nutrient rich compounds this luscious desert topper is ideal for glowing skin. Antioxidant rich and bursting with vitamins, amino acids and minerals with natural skin smoothing alpha hydroxy acids. Maple syrup locks in hydration while brightening, refining and soothing irritation, redness and blemishes.
A combination of nutrients from freeze dried fruit and cold pressed seed oil rich in Vitamins A + C + B and essential minerals to offer rich antioxidant protection and repair. Skin smoothing enzymes soften fine lines and wrinkles and redefine skin texture and tone.
500mg of pure Vitamin C is delivered in each Spa Facial to target collagen production to enhance the connective tissue which gives skin firmness and tone. Vitamin C lightens pigmentation, evens skin tone, and redefines texture while boosting hydration and fighting free radical damage.