A 'Pamper-Me' Checklist: The Latest Beauty Releases
Every now and then, an array of revolutionary products and breakthrough treatments appear on the scene, promising to solve your beauty woes. So, T'NS beauty has compiled a list of the most innovative releases you need to know about.
The Magic Ingredient
Recently, Clarins introduced a Melting Honey Deep Touch massage that uses a honey massage gel, which changes its texture during the course of the massage. The richly textured gel promotes a feeling of smoothness as it is lathered on your skin. As the massage progresses, it changes in texture to resemble ultra-fine oil that is non-sticky, leaving your skin moisturised. Also, Clarins believes that the art of massaging is a constantly evolving process, which is customised according to an individual's needs and preferences, so no two massages are ever the same.
Warmth for the Body and Soul
Spa la Vie by L'Occitane have introduced the über luxurious heated stone Hammam beds at their day spa in Mumbai. Each bed is equipped with a Vichy rain shower that allows you the delightful experience of lying on a sunbathed rock, while enjoying the spring of water. The entire treatment involves a scented Provencal steam bath, followed by an invigorating massage (you can choose from the Abhyanga Ayurveda massage or the L'Occitane signature massage). After the massage sets you at ease, you are made to lie on the heated Hammam bed, where a therapist applies a scrub followed by a wrap of your choice. Finally, the shower is switched on, for you to relax. The gentle heat of the Hammam beds are said to be extremely effective in melting away stress and tension.
A favourite amongst celebrities, the latest offering by Intraceuticals is the Intraceuticals Clarity Treatment. The procedure employs the use of oxygen to deliver beneficial ingredients to the skin. Powered by vitamins and antioxidants, the Clarity Serum also contains lightweight hyaluronic acid that is also found naturally in the skin. Not only does the acid hydrate the skin, but also aids in the absorption of nutrients. The end result is skin that is firmer, more defined and bereft of fine lines. The serum also contains various botanical ingredients that soothe and refine the skin. Supplementary products lock in the nutrients in the skin and help the benefits of the treatments last longer. The treatment is known to calm acne-prone skin and also maintain the moisture balance to prevent future breakouts.
A Treat for Your Nails
If it's a manicure or pedicure that you're looking for, the Ice-cream manicure and pedicure is as indulgent as it gets. Available in India for the first time at NailSpa Experience, the procedure allows you to choose your favourite ice cream flavour, which then appears in the form of scoops. Exotic flavours such as Hawaiian Lei, honey, chocolate and strawberry are on offer. The purifying salts and essential oils in the said flavours dissolve in water to nourish your skin. The nails are primed by cutting, filing and buffing, while the skin is given a good scrub to make it smooth. A luxurious massage and hydrating mask nurture the skin further. The choice of your favourite nail paint adds the finishing touch.