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Complexion Perfection

Maximise your me time with these effective rituals guaranteed to ensure you step out of the spa with the complexion of your dreams.

Luxury and results can go hand in hand as the sumptuous Babor HSR Lifting Facial from Forme Spa proves. This luxurious facial caters for those looking to take some time out to unwind while targeting specific concerns that arise as we age – uneven tone and texture, dullness, and lack of elasticity. The deluxe youth-restoring facial harnesses various innovative skincare complexes to lift and firm.
Babor HSR Lifting Facial, ($219 for 90 minutes) available at all Forme Spa & Wellbeing locations, formespa.co.nz

While offering world-class treatments that are tailored to meet individual skincare needs is nothing new for Caci, their skin experts are always on the hunt for new and revolutionary ways to deliver results. Sonophoresis is the most recent update to Caci’s extensive range of treatment offerings and can be used to reduce an array of skin problems including redness, congestion, breakouts and dehydration. The non-invasive, pain-free device uses sound waves to deliver a bespoke cocktail of formulas that your Caci therapist has hand-picked to address your skincare concerns. Active ingredients are able to penetrate deeper into the skin so you notice immediate results.
Sonophoresis Infusion available at all Caci clinics, caci.co.nz

No two complexions are the same; that’s part of the reason that award-winning East Day Spa begins each of their 302 Clinical treatments with a thorough skincare assessment with one of their senior skincare specialists. Before creating a skin treatment plan that won’t just help you achieve the skin of your dreams but is also customised to suit your lifestyle, your skincare specialist will talk through your current beauty regimen and the issues you want to target. The hydrating and brightening 302 Enzyme Peel will often be included as part of your skincare plan; a strong-acting enzyme formula infused with vitamin A and C exfoliates skin, improving texture, tone and hydration.
302 Skin Assessment ($50 for 30 minutes) and 302 Enzyme Peel ($90 for 45 minutes) available at East Day Spa Auckland and Wellington, eastdayspa.com

The iconic Sothys seasonal facial returns for another year; this time with the moisturising properties of cherry extract and antioxidant-rich gooseberry. Winter and all it brings with it can leave skin feeling weighed down, tired and dehydrated; the Sothys spring facial helps encourage skin renewal, preparing your complexion for the warmer months. Using a powerful anti-toxin complex and seasonal extracts of cherry and gooseberry, skin cells become better oxygenated, allowing skin to breathe and become more radiant.
Sothys Gooseberry and Cheery Seasonal Facial ($100 for 45 to 60 minutes) available at most Sothys spas, www.sothys

Touted as About Face’s most potent facial, the Power of Three facial leaves no skincare concern untreated. The signature facial entails a combination of three technologies: skin peel or microdermabrasion depending on your skin type, Omnilux light therapy and sonophoresis. Dead skin cells are sloughed off before Omnilux bolsters collagen production and skin renewal. A serious hit of active vitamins are then delivered deep into the skin using sonophoresis.
Power of Three Facial ($259 for 75 minutes) available at all About Face locations, www.aboutface.co.nz

The best quick and easy spa treatments

Sometimes a lunch break is all you need to switch-off, and get glowing, youthful skin and a calm mind and soul.

Eyes Wide Open
It is often hard for the delicate area around our eyes to hide the wear and tear of a hectic schedule; that’s why Spring Spa developed a quick pick me up for the peepers. The vitamin-C packed Eyes and Shine treatment includes a dark-circle diminishing massage and de-puffing, oxygenating masks, making it the ideal way to rejuvenate your eyes during a tough working week. The eye area is left smooth, hydrated and wide awake.
Eyes and Shine ($25 for 15 minutes) available at Spring Spa Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown, springspa.com.

Skin Gym
Ashleigh Scott, founder and director of The Facialist, takes a hands-on approach to facials and her Yoga Facial is no exception. Scott designed the quick-yet-effective facial as a boot camp for to rev up the facial muscles that can start to sag when they’re not regularly stimulated. The intensive toning facial lifts and firms, reducing the appearance of under-eye bags, congestion and dullness. For the best results, Scott recommends a course of six treatments done once or twice weekly.
Yoga Facial ($110 for 30 minutes or $590 for a course of six) available at The Facialist, Shed 16 – City Works Depot, Auckland, ashleighscott.co.nz.

Smooth Diamond
The Ultaceuticals Vita Brasion treatment has been created to target a number of skincare concerns including pigmentation, dullness and large pores, proving that achieving real skincare results doesn’t always take hours. A gentle diamond-encrusted dermabrasion wand is used to slough away dead skin cells and unblock pores, before sonophoresis is used to deliver active vitamin A and C into the deeper layers of the skin. Skin is instantly plumper, radiant and hydrated.
Ultraceuticals Vita Brasion treatment (from $85 for 45 to 60 minutes), visit ultraceuticals.com to find your nearest therapist

Head Space
There’s nothing more relaxing than a de-stressing head massage and the Shirobhyanga Indian head massage is not only the perfect way to take some time out for yourself, it’s also the ideal introduction to award-winning Spa Ayurda’s offerings. Throughout the massage therapists use a combination of invigorating oils to awaken the senses and restore balance to mind, body and soul. Try it alone when you need a moment of escapism or add it onto a Spa Ayurda facial.
Shirobhyanga Indian head massage ($55 for 30 minutes) available at Spa Ayurda, 213 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, spaayurda.co.nz

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