For the past few years, diamonds have been the go-to luxe ingredient for facials that take it to the next level. Now, fresh-water pearl is giving the sparkly stuff a run for its money. Besides being better-known as a cornerstone of jewelry, the ingredients both contain mineral-rich components, which many spas claim work to feed the skin with beneficial trace elements.
Recommended for skin suffering from fatigue or for anyone that has jet lag, the Pearl & Jasmine With an Amethyst Wrap ($190) at Viceroy Hotel’s latest undertaking in the Maldives combines Himalayan salt crystals, jasmine oils and pearl extract, which first exfoliates the body, then wraps it in pure essential oil-rich moisture.
The hotel spa mixes luxurious touches with a secluded paradise setting in the middle of the Indian Ocean. More often referred to as “Spa Island” by the staff, the spa’s seven over-the-water treatment rooms are the ultimate destination for complete rejuvenation, whether you want to take a yoga class, get a quick massage or sign on for one of their three-hour total body renewals. And don’t worry if you’re worried about which amazing treatments to combine, the spa employs a “lifestyle advisor” who is on-call to help create the perfect schedule of spa treatments for your specific needs.
Move over diamonds, pearls might just be a girl’s new best friend.
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