Spring cleaning

Put your best face forward with the latest in luxury organic facials, writes Victoria Ip

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 March, 2012, 12:00am


Customised Aromatherapy Associates facial

As the seasons change, The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental stands ready to put a spring back in your step. Each customised Aromatherapy Associates facial (HK$1,250 on weekdays, HK$1,350 at weekends) starts with an assessment to determine your skin type, based on which the therapist will select products from Aromatherapy Associates' facial range. The treatment uses Renewing Rose Cleanser, comprising damask rose water to reduce redness and boost circulation, and geranium to soothe dry, sensitive skin. Other signature products include the Revitalising Face Oil with rose, frankincense and borage to tighten the skin and improve radiance; the anti-ageing collection of serum, oils and mask with marine algae extracts to boost collagen production; and rice germ oil to protect against environmental damage. The 75-minute facial includes 30 minutes of massage to help the skin absorb the products. Subject to a 10 per cent service charge. 2132 0011, www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark/spa

PEVONIA papaya hydra-soothe mask treatment

Advocating that wellness is a way of life, Happy Valley's Bodywize blends yoga, dance and a day spa. It features the elite natural skincare brand Pevonia, which favours ingredients such as papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, mango and caviar. Designed to rejuvenate the skin and maintain its youthfulness, this 15-minute facial uses papaya to moisturise the skin and even skin tone. Bodywize also offers the classic facial, a one-hour treatment to restore vitality to the skin. It involves cleansing, peeling and steaming the skin, followed by a facial massage and mask. Bodywize also uses the spa brand Elemis, known for blending natural ingredients with cutting-edge technology. HK$1,280. 2838 5885, www.bodywize.com.hk

AMALA deluxe rejuvenate's firming facial

This customised treatment at Beyond Organic uses an impressive 21 products from the German skincare brand Amala. Made with high concentrations of organic and plant ingredients, Amala products are free from chemical preservatives, synthetics and ingredients tested on animals. During the facial, a therapist uses rhassoul clay to cleanse the skin and an antioxidant booster, rejuvenating serum and eye cream to mitigate fine lines. Besides the face and eye area, the treatment delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids to the neck, hands and d?colletage. HK$1,950 for 90 minutes, HK$1,600 for 65 minutes. 2882 5218, www.beyondorganicgroup.com.hk

Chuan Yu facial

Created with traditional Chinese medicine doctor Gladys Leung, Chuan Spa's signature facial combines traditional practices with luxurious organic products from French skincare brand Thalgo. The 75-minute treatment begins with a health consultation based on the elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water and includes a soothing acupressure massage using jade stones to improve facial tone and eliminate toxins. The nourishing mask and other hydrating products are from Thalgo's Terre & Mer range, of which 99.61 per cent of ingredients are natural or of natural origin. The East-meets-West treatment concludes with customised ear auricular therapy in which small magnets are placed on the ear to stimulate organs and meridians in the body. The painless magnets can be left on for several days to enhance the effects, making the Chuan Yu facial beneficial both inside and out. HK$975 for 75 minutes. 3552 3510. www.chuanspa.com