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September 20, 2007

You look Spa-velous!

Spa-velous adj. 1 looking radiant; a glowing vision of health. 2 having been pampered to a pulp.
These days it’s no longer good enough to have your 8-hours of beauty sleep and look plain marvelous. To dazzle among the crowd and radiate as the natural starlet you are, it requires some serious primping and pampering. It’s all about looking spa-velous! And believe us, with the city’s choices of top-notch spas, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be looking your red-carpet best all the time…

Vitamin Junkie
We all know, you are what you eat, but now you can turn back time by feeding your face too! The Vitamin Infusion Facial at the Landmark Mandarin’s Oriental Spa is an innovative, results-driven nourishing treatment that uses a formula of highly engineered vitamins. The 80-minute treatment includes a cold stone facial massage, a soothing hand massage and a 5-step application of vitamin packed products, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, repair damage by the sun and dramatically improve skin tone and texture. The amazing cleanser, exfoliator, serum and moisturizers from this facial are also sold at the spa for use at home, how’s that for your daily dose of vitamins? (HK$1,980, The Oriental Spa, 2132 0188)

Crystal Clear
Plateau Spa at the Grand Hyatt Hotel has recently introduced the Crystal Bright Facial Treatment, featuring microdermabrasion using the most advanced technology from Italy.  This unique treatment exfoliates the skin’s surface with a constant flow of micro crystal, which reduces blemishes, fine lines, sun damage and scarring.  The Crystal Bright Facial results in a soft, even and luminous complexion and will leave your skin feeling revitalized and regenerated. It seems there’s just no end to the happiness that sparkling rocks can provide. (HK$1,590, Plateau Spa, 2584 7650)

Shanghai Beauty
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong has teamed up with internationally renowned fashion brand Shanghai Tang to create a unique contemporary Chinese spa experience.  The new treatments, Jade Stone Therapy, Oriental Back Ritual and Oriental Foot Ritual, combine the best of ancient Chinese health techniques with the ultimate in contemporary pampering. Two of the luxury treatment rooms have been converted into ‘Shanghai Summer” suites, complete with Shanghai Tang throws, slippers, robes and candles. Experience rituals dating back to the Tang Dynasty in traditional palatial surroundings. Why not…every girl deserves to be queen for the day! (The Spa at The Four Seasons, 3196 8900)

Spa Journey
Embark upon a 2-hour spa journey in Hong Kong’s newest dream destination, the Peninsula Spa by ESPA. Arrive prior to your treatment time in order to make use of all the facilities, including the Asian tea lounge, thermal suite with crystal steam room and unique rainforest shower, sauna with spectacular harbour views and bamboo accented relaxation areas. Your blissful journey will include a full body exfoliation, hot stone treatment, mini facial and a soothing aromatherapy body massage. So luxurious is this set-up, it has to be seen to be believed…this is one ride you certainly won’t want to end. (The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, 2920 2888)

No pain no gain?  Not any more…looking spa-velous has never been such a pleasure.



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