Soothing Oil Treatments
By Blayke Gladstone, Contributing Writer |
With countless vitamins and minerals that work to quench dry skin and give you a healthy glow, it’s no surprise oils have become a must-have ingredient in both skin and hair products. And now, the trend is cropping up more and more in the spa world. Take a look at these totally unique treatments that incorporate the very best of these skin-saving essentials.
Sweet Skin Care
Located at the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range is one of Spain’s most luxurious hotels, La Residencia where guests are surrounded by breathtaking views and lavish accommodations. After taking a dip in one of the luxurious pools, indulge yourself in the spa's new signature Almond Delight facial. The treatment begins with a warmed blend of sweet almond oil (you can even smell it) that won’t clog your pores, and soothing lavender that is gently massaged into skin to soften and nourish. The almond oil absorbs easily and works as an anti-inflammatory, leaving your skin glowing and supple.
The stunning Remède Spa at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers breathtaking ocean views and a menu of decadent treatments. The 75-minute Bal Harbour Brilliance Massage incorporates powerful crystals, chakra balancing and rich botanical oils that firm, tone, relieve stress and eliminate negative energy for total mind and body rejuvenation.
Sparkle + Shimmer
The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, located in Manalapan, FL, is laden with unique offerings like champagne body treatments and diamond and pearl facials. The Champagne Shimmer Body Luster is infused with skin-smoothing benefits in a body scrub that refines and perfects skin, as glittering warm champagne oil hydrates and illuminates skin with antioxidant properties that exfoliate, and leave skin with a satin-like finish.
Stories above Central Park, the Mandarin Oriental is one of New York’s most magnificent hotels. Take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the city and relax at the spa while pampering yourself with the Oriental Essence Body massage. The massage focuses on ridding stress, realigning the mind, soothing emotions and relaxing the body. The spa’s signature Quintessence oil blended with warming ginger, uplifting mandarin and sacred frankincense allows your mind and body to completely unwind.
Jasmine + Ginger
The Setai in Miami Beach, FL, is an oceanfront hotel that sports a spa with treatments that will transport you. The SpaRitual Manicure and Pedicure is unlike any ordinary mani-pedi, as a a mix of mcroalgae and mineral salt infused with wild-crafted Indonesian ginger gently treat dry skin. The therapeutic properties of ginger are combined with a hydrating blend of ginger and Chinese jasmine essential oils, aloe with shea butter, sesame oil, olive oil, avocado and vitamins A and E in a full healing hand and foot massage, while sesame oil works deep to sooth and soften skin irritations caused by eczema.
The Eldorado Hotel and Spa in Santa Fe, NM, is the perfect embodiment of united cultures and vibrant fashion. Treat yourself to the locally inspired body wrap and scrub at the luxurious Nidah spa. The treatment includes the skin-nourishing benefits of nourishing sunflower and avocado oil. Sunflower oil consists of vitamins including A, B, D and E as well as minerals that work to condition skin and provide relief for psoriasis, eczema and dry damaged skin. Avocado oil contains vitamins A B1, B2, D and E, as well as beta-carotene, aiding in the regeneration of scarred and cut tissue.
The Vitamin Cocktail
The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, CA, offers an unmatched experience with the spa's Crystal C Therapy treatment, a vitamin boost for your whole body. The treatment features green tea oil, which helps improve skin texture and complexion, as well as rose hip oil, which is high in vitamin C and helps reduce inflammation and redness. Rose hip oil is especially beneficial for those with sensitive, dry or mature skin.
The Jet-Lag Fix
Blue Palace’s Elounda Spa located on the Greek island of Crete is a destination for absolute tranquility. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the gulf, the spa offers One Day Rituals, which are unique combinations that promote general well-being and balance the senses. One of these rejuvenating treatments—Cretan Traditional Experience Ritual—is good for jet lag. The treatment uses Cretan olive oil with properties that soften and smooth dry, irritated skin.