Indeed, many jet set spa-goers don’t just care about the results of a beauty treatment, they care about the beauty journey. In fact, according to the second annual Green Beauty Barometer Survey conducted by Kari Gan, 73 percent of millennial women prefer natural beauty products. With that in mind, the following luxurious beauty treatments from the crème de la crème of spas around the world are based in nature. What country offers the most luxe au natural beauty treatment? Peruse the guide below and decide for yourself.
Plant-Based Stem Cell Anti-Aging Treatment, at Anassa Spa, Cyprus
The stem cells found in plants can help reduce inflammation and when used in this luxe spa treatment, rejuvenate and smooth the skin. As an added bonus, this treatment can flatten out the appearance of cellulite. The Anassa Spa is an internationally known high-end spa, famous for using thalasso-therapy with jet sprays and hydro baths tapping water straight from the Mediterranean. The spa’s locale in Latchi, Cyprus is, after all, home to some of the world’s best beaches.
Dance of Healing Waters (Sexual Coconut Oil Awakening Massage), at Raas Devigarh Spa, India
Talk about “afterglow.” This treatment will aid your sexual expansion, as a therapist pours warm coconut oil over the chakras associated with sexuality. What follows is a heated salt body scrub and a tuberose milk shower. A therapist will apply an adaptogenic abdomen wrap to balance out hormones and end the treatment with a restorative massage. The Raas Devigarh Spa, located atop a hill overlooking the village of Delwara in India, considers treatments blessings, so your path to achieving luminous, supple skin will come from the inside out.
Craft Mani & Pedi (Lemon, Olive Oil, Fig Milk), at Borgo Egnazia, Italy
Polish is optional when you visit the Borgo Egnazia’s luxe spa for a manicure and pedicure. While you can certainly choose to end the treatment with nail lacquer, the focus of this craft mani/pedi is to soften the hands and feet. Expect a vigorous massage given with olive oil, followed by a salt scrub, lemon wash, and fig milk wrap. You can choose to add volcanic mud to your treatment, as if the above pampering wasn’t abundant enough. This spa consistently is ranked to be one of the most extravagant worldwide, located in Puglia, Italy, also known as the stiletto of Italy. Luxe indeed.
Hammam Cleansing Massage, at Brenners Park-Hotel’s Villa Stéphanie, Germany
What makes bespoke massage a beauty treatment? Certainly, everyone looks better with fewer knots in their muscles. However, a Hammam Cleansing Massage involves a steam treatment and black soap cleanse, leaving skin plump and glowing. Villa Stéphanie at Brenners Park-Hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany, is known as a luxe medi-spa, where some of the world’s most innovative physicians are on call for anything that ails you.
Herbal Detox Body Wrap, (Sesame Oil, Milk, Herbs) at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Spa, Thailand
Tibetan singing bowls and qi massage, reflexology-induced micro naps and views of Bangkok‘s Chao Phraya River make the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok a destination spa for travelers from around the globe. The Herbal Detox Body Wrap, however, is said to leave you with the skin of a baby. Fresh herbs from the Royal Projects in Chiang Mai mixed with sesame oil and fresh milk are especially soothing for dehydrated skin.
Honey and Hibiscus Mask and Massage, at Yaan Wellness, Mexico
Imagine the radiance your skin will exude after a scrub with citrus and hibiscus flowers, followed by a Mayan honey vanilla mask. As if these naturally extravagant ingredients aren’t enough to improve circulation and your overall glow, massage is added to the treatment to make this indulgence a holistic experience. Located in Tulum, Mexico, Yaan Wellness is a spa set on pristine beaches.
Red Wine Bath, at Aire Ancient Baths, New York
In New York, the pressure to look fabulous can be quite stressful. Fret not, as Aire Ancient Baths, a luxury spa born in Seville, opened its New York doors in 2012. The Aire Ancient Baths are known for, well, their baths. However, the most extravagant bath experience is one where you soak in red wine. Grapes from a Matarromera winery in Spain make up this “spirited” experience, and are filled with antioxidant properties to bring skin hydration to the next level.
Reflection on a Frozen Lake Eye Contour, at Spa Valmont pour Le Meurice, France
An au natural beauty treatment to target fine lines around the eye area? Yes, please. At the Parisian Spa Valmont pour Le Meurice, take advantage of all natural practices to make the gentle skin around your eyes crease-free. Lymphatic drainage, which carries waste out of the body, helps to give the area around your eyes a lift, sans any needles. Additionally, therapists use reflexology to ease the tension of the eye area, leaving you with a youthful gaze.