From red-wine facials to grape-seed-oil massages, the vinotherapists at Vino + Therapy Spa Studio introduces wine and beer components to their soothing spa treatments, aiming to exhibit the healing and rejuvenating properties of wine and beer used during the beautification process that are said to date back as far as Cleopatra and the Romans. That?s thanks to owner Nena Benson, who draws inspiration from the vinoterapia spas popular in Tuscany. She touts the revitalizing effects of wine grapes; the acids can enhance circulation, for instance, and age-fighting antioxidants and resveratrol help strengthen delicate tissues and reduce inflammation. Beer hops, meanwhile, are rich in magnesium, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B3, and can help promote healthier skin.
Vino + Therapy Spa Studio provides a welcoming environment for beer and wine enthusiasts to sip boutique wines at the sidewalk patio before or after a variety of treatments. Travelers and locals alike can pair a day at the spa with a wine tour, during which they sample sips from the capacious cellars and naturally occurring wine geysers of several Central Coast vineyards.
Omiera Products CEO Amro Amer knows how difficult it can be to find the best health and beauty products. As a pharmacist with more than 15 years of experience, he has helped clients discover the ideal product, ranging from topicals for arthritis pain to products for thinning eyelashes. At Omiera Products, he and his staff continue to pair customers with top industry products, all of which are purchased over the counter, eliminating doctor's visits or potion trades in the wizard black market. The company's collection of beauty and health treatments includes roll-on pain relievers, Acdue acne-scar treatments, Exalt hair-growth-enhancers, and skin-firming creams, all of which come with a 100% money back guarantee.
The base of the Santa Rita Mountains swims with lavender. Luckily, Cheryl Andre-Wagner is right there to harvest it. At the Andre Organic Lavender Farm, she grows the plant, which she then uses to make more than 25 organic products in-house. Cheryl?who works alongside her parents Ralph and Ruth?stocks her shop with lavender-infused sea salt, facial scrubs, oils, and other products for personal-care and culinary uses.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
Xscape Salon and Boutique provides a comprehensive array of exterior enhancements to help its clients stay comely and confident. Curtail the unchecked spread of unwelcome whiskers with eight available waxing services, from a standard brow wax ($15) to a Brazilian bikini wax ($50). Clients can also update their facescapes by choosing between five different facial and peel options, including the sonic youth ($75), which uses ultrasonic technology to penetrate the deeper skin layers with a vitamin C serum like those used by pirates to prevent forehead scurvy. Administered by skilled professionals, spa mani-pedis impart pulchritudinous hands and feet that proud owners often refuse to cover up with shoes or hand cages.