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Spa Guide: Quick, Easy & Efficient

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 therapy as a bootcamp 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, while improved muscle tone around the neck and eyebrows gives the impression that your face is “lifted”. As with yoga “exercise” for the body, the Yoga Facial gets better the more frequently it is performed. 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) at The Facialist, Shed 16 – City Works Depot, Auckland, ashleighscott.co.nz

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 (bottom) developed a quick pick-meup 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 quickly during a tough working week. After this quick-fix mini-treatment – which takes just 15 minutes – the eye area is left smooth, hydrated and wide awake.

Eyes and Shine ($25 for 15 minutes) at Spring Spa Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown, springspa.com

SMOOTH DIAMOND

The Vita-Brasion treatment from Ultraceuticals has been created to target a number of skincare concerns including pigmentation, dullness and large pores, proving that achieving real skincare results doesn’t have to take hours. A gentle diamondencrusted 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. In 60 minutes or less, your complexion is more plump, radiant and hydrated – the ultimate lunchtime treatment.

Ultraceuticals Vita-Brasion treatment (from $85 for 45 to 60 minutes), visit ultraceuticals.com to find your nearest therapist.

Zara announces opening date for NZ store

Sylvia Park is about to become a shopper’s paradise, with Spanish fashion giant, Zara, set to open just days after New Zealand’s first H&M store will open its doors. According to the New Zealand Herald Zara will open at Sylvia Park on 6 October. The huge retail space – a 2528-sqm store to be precise – opposite Glassons and Country Road.

 

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