According to the aestheticians of Oxygen Facial Clinic, the remedy for problematic skin has been right under everyone's noses?and in everyone's lungs, for that matter. During treatments profiled in several magazines and praised by celebs such as Victoria Beckham and Channing Tatum, a specialized molecular sieve filters the surrounding air into an applicator that delivers a steady stream of oxygen into the skin. Geometry teachers swoon as aestheticians hold the applicator at a perfect 90-degree angle above skin's surface, creating pressure similar to a hyperbaric chamber in order to boost the skin's ability to absorb nutrients. Blended with the oxygen are antioxidant-rich agents?including vitamins, green tea, and a low-weight hyaluronic acid?that delve deep into the skin to increase moisture retention.
Clients can opt to introduce one of two additional formulations into each treatment to leave their faces even more radiant. The Opulence infusion brightens skin with botanicals and highly concentrated vitamin C, while the Atoxelene infusion plumps skin with peptides that dissipate fine lines and wrinkles.
In modern society, gold has become an emblem of beauty and refinement. Yet that notion stretches back more than 2,000 years to the days of Cleopatra, who allegedly slept in a golden mask to keep her complexion supple. At OroGold Cosmetics, aestheticians put a modern spin on this glamorous routine, stocking a product line that uses pure gold as its active ingredient.
OroGold's products, which have earned nods in Shape and New Beauty magazines, range from cleansers and moisturizers to collagen-boosting serums. Regardless of the formula, the gold within it works to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage from tanning on the roof of the International Space Station.
Spa on the Rocks enhances the aesthetic appeal of its clients with treatments that don’t skimp on pampering. Every facial includes a deep cleanse, steam, facial massage, and mask, and every wrinkle-reducing LED-light treatment employs microcurrents and advanced shadow puppetry. Using an aloe-vera-based formula from Europe, St. Tropez spray tans grant skin streak-free glows. The spa tends to faces and bodies using products from [comfort zone], Jan Marini, Éminence Organic Skin Care, and OPI and offers clients complimentary aromatic rainforest steams.
Nasrin's Spa & Skincare offers skincare, waxing, and body services, such as nail treatments, massages, and body wraps. The staff members mix and match these spa services into packages, such as the Queen for a Day, which includes a facial, massage, mani-pedi with a paraffin treatment, makeup application, and lunch or a shake made from blended tiaras. Each packaged item can be requested à la carte, along with other services, such as trips to the infrared sauna, cellulite treatments, and tanning sessions.
Voted best place for a beach-ready tan by readers of Georgia Straight three years in a row, Clients leave SunScape Tanning Studios sporting rich, golden hues imparted in an environment where the staff is committed to providing the most safe and effective tanning experience possible. Each of the studio’s technicians—called SunExperts—is trained in the appropriate administration of UV light to help bodies safely attain the bronzed look they desire using the latest in tanning techniques without needing approval from the curmudgeonly sun. The centre’s proprietors take pride in the their ultra-modern tanning equipment that often imparts an added feel of luxury to each session, with tanning beds that boast aromatherapy and relaxing aqua mists and private sunless options that include VeraSpa and Mystic Tan. SunExperts also treat skin to revitalizing treatments, such as Beauty Angel skin rejuvenation, that uses red-light therapy to help tone and tighten skin, as opposed to black-light therapy, whose only goal is to put Led Zeppelin songs in people’s minds.
Spa Utopia’s services range from those of a salon to those of a med-spa, recognizing the connection between medical and more purely aesthetic issues. Facials can purify skin or minimize signs of aging, and they also calm rosacea outbreaks. A LightSheer Diode system combats unwanted stubble during laser hair-removal sessions, and beams from a Fox Diode system attack toenail fungus. Massage therapists use styles ranging from traditional Swedish to deep tissue, and they’re glad to combine modalities to target unique troubles such as lower back pain or shoulders that won’t stop shimmying.
Clients can concentrate attention on an array of beauty and body needs by booking a couples room or VIP suite for an afternoon of private treatments. Even the public areas of the spa evince a strong taste for luxury—clients walking in are greeted by a marble-topped reception desk and a giant, faux-stone archway engraved with the spa’s name before passing between polished pillars leading to a grand fountain.