Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spun Day at the Spa

In these economically challenging times, R&R appears to stand for recession and recovery rather than rest and relaxation. However, this new reality takes a toll on the aging process--causing more crow's feet and frown lines.

The Spun Glass Facial (60 min./$220) at Ciel Spa at SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., addresses these skincare concerns. It utilizes exfoliation, masks and serum by Ling Skincare to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. "What makes this facial so special is the immediate results, according to the feedback that I receive from the guests," says Mark Bodnar, spa director. "The skin has a younger, healthy glow."

An application of Spotlight Papaya Resurface Peel begins the exfoliation process. Papain, an enzyme derived from papaya, removes dead skin cells without causing trauma or scratching.
The next step of this facial includes the application of the Ginseng Therapy Mask (pictured above)It reduces redness, sensitivity and irritation, while also improving elasticity and tone. To cool and refresh the skin, an Instant Oxygen Recovery Mask is then applied. It helps improve suppleness and contains high levels of Vitamin C, which strengthen the skin’s natural ability to protect itself from environmental damage.
Freeze and Uncrease serum is then applied. It's formulated with advanced hexapeptides to firm the skin and reduce the depth of lines. Finally, to refresh and calm the dermis, the face is smoothed over with a chilled Spun Glass Globe (pictured above). It also helps to close the pores.

The soothing setting at Ciel Spa enhances and maximizes treatment results. The white-on-white décor of the relaxation lounge makes you feel like you're floating on a cloud with its billowing drapes and large sofas. Luscious treats created by acclaimed chef José Andrés offer a pick-me-up before or after a variety of services, which include manis and pedis, men's and body treatments, massages, and nail and hair care.

BEAUTY: Guests who purchase this facial receive Freeze & Uncrease by Ling Skincare as a complimentary gift. The serum has been shown to reduce wrinkle depth by almost 30% after 30 days, according to the manufacturer. BEACON: Ling Skincare supports CitiHabitats Outreach and Habitat for Humanity.

1 comment:

  1. This spa looks so nice. I love the white-on-white decor (though I'd probably accidentally spill something on it--ha!).


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