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I love a bit of LUX*

I came across the LUX* ME range of spa products earlier in the year and was immediately impressed with the smart packaging and no-nonsense style. It tells it how it is. The Lemongrass and Marjoram Bath Oil is a heady mix of asian infused spicy oils which also includes peach, evening primrose, rose hip, peppermint, lavender and of course there is lemongrass and marjoram. You are instantly transported to a tropical island from the minute you pour the oil into a warm bath. Soak for half an hour – it’s bliss. What I was most surprised about was my new-found love for the room spray. Give me a candle or reed diffuser – I’m there. But I’ve always associated room spray with air freshener and the rooms sprays I’ve tried up till now have been fake smelling, overly fragranced and really rather cheap. LUX* ME Mauritius Mango & Papaya Room Mist (how could you resist a name like that) is sweet-smelling and a true delight. It’s like opening the window and a tropical breeze blowing …

The Spa Man’s Great Big Giveaway

The Spa Man has teamed up with some of the world’s greatest spa, skincare and wellbeing brands to celebrate its redesign. With a new clear and easy to navigate format, The Spa Man brings news, spa reviews and product stories from around the world. There are 12 prizes which means 12 winners. To enter The Spa Man’s Great Big Giveaway simply subscribe by email to The Spa Man posts. It’s that simple. You can of course share the love on Facebook and Twitter to double your chances of winning. Join the conversation and get your friends to sign up and most importantly good luck! Entries close Friday 24th July 2015 The prizes: Elemis Men’s Jet Set Collection Elemis has curated a great travel set of high performance skincare products specifically formulated for men’s skin. Ice Cool Foam Shave gel, Deep Cleanse Facial Wash, Aching Muscle Super Soak and Energising Skin Scrub. RRP £38 (worth £60) Dr Hauschka Gift set Boosting energy and refreshing the mind, soul and body, Dr Hauschka has its Freshness and Energy …

Christmas gift inspiration

Christmas gift shopping – you either love it or hate it. Grab your tablet or laptop and in a few cliks – its all done. This definitely takes most of the stress out of it. If you have someone who is hard to buy for – here are some gift ideas to give you a touch of inspiration. Naturally, they all have a spa influence. Aromatherapy Associates Bath Jewels Transform your bathing experience with these precious and multi award-winning 100% natural blends containing the purest essential oils that will Relax, De-Stress or Revive. £28 www.aromatherapyassociates.com Elemis 12 Days of Beauty Containing 12 beauty gifts – including many of the Elemis hero products – this is a beauty gift of excellence. £59.50 www.timetospa.co.uk Temple Spa Voyager For men and women, this set contains hero products for a long haul flight including my fav shower gel from Temple Spa La La Lagoon. £22 www.templespa.com Ila A beautiful spa range from ila. Seasonal Skin Saviour for Vital Energy includes an uplifting duo of: 1 x Body Oil for …

Very special value from Elemis on QVC

Renowned for its QVC special events, Elemis has excelled itself with the new Love your skin Face and Body Collection. Excellent value (as always) this set includes the global launch of three new products. Brand new and a global exclusive is the Limited Edition Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser – 200ml It features a new fragrance of precious neroli, fresh bergamot and sensual cedarwood, inspired by the beautiful aromatics of the Mediterranean, of our luxurious award-winning cream cleanser. There are two additional exclusive product launches: Skin Nourishing Body Cream – 50ml Rich in nourishing camellia tea seed oils and starflower, this replenishes and softens dry skin. Jasmine & Rose Hand and Nail Cream -20ml Rich with nourishing oils and softening flower milks, to offer intensive and long-lasting moisture. And of course the collection wouldn’t be without these heroes:   Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – 30ml Skin Nourishing Shower Cream – 300ml Jasmine & Rose Milk Bath -125ml AND THE VALUE! Price will be under £40, but worth over £125! Launches at 8pm on Saturday 15th November and throughout …

Five of the best: body oils

Five of the best: body oils ishga Invigorating Body Oil Lavender, Geranium Rose, Lemon Grass hydrate, revitalise, nourish and detoxifies the skin, whilst Scottish seaweed is rich in vitamins A, C and E, and trace elements and amino acids. £35 www.ishga.co.uk ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil Purifying Cypress and Juniper Berry stimulate the lymphatic system. Grapefruit lifts the spirits, Sweet Almond Oil hydrates. This uplifting detox oil boosts circulation, diminishes cellulite and nourishes the skin. £30 www.espaskincare.com SpaRitual Close Your Eyes Body Oil Egyptian Geranium calms and soothes the mind, whilst Organic Sesame Seed, Safflower and Jojoba Oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids help hydrate, condition and soften the skin. £21.50 www.sparitual.co.uk Elemental Herbology Botanical Body Repair Rich in essential fatty acids, Argan, Rosa Mosqueta, Sacha Inchi, Buriti and Sweet Almond Oil moisturise and delicate scents of Frangipani, Jasmine and Mandarin leave skin fragrant and hydrated. £34 www.elementalherbology.com Bodhi & Birch Ginger Brew Body Oil A combination of Thai-inspired tropical gingers including Plai, Galangal, Ginger and Turmeric warm and relieve joint and muscular aches, …

The latest in spa

Here are some of the latest and greatest product launches in the world of spa from Murad, Elemis, Decléor and Darphin Pore-fect Murad has consolidated its pore refining product line with the launch of Pore Reform, a new collection which provides scientifically-advanced products formulated to visibly reduce the size of pores and combat the appearance of blackheads. The Pore Reform products work to help strengthen the pores’ natural support structure and effectively reduce blackheads caused by dead skin cells, oil and dirt in the follicles. As part of this collection, two new products have been launched: Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo is a fast-acting, two-step treatment consisting of Blackhead Remover and Pore Refining Sealer. Together they help reduce blackheads and provide pores with lasting protection against impurities. www.murad.co.uk The beauty of the night: Decléor Designed to activate the skin’s renewal cycle each night, Decléor has introduced Night Essence, a blend of essential oils extracted from rare plants of Manuka and Cistus. Combined with precious Amaranth Oil to stimulate and energise the cells’ vital functions, this …

Discovered in Phuket

On my recent trip to Phuket, I discovered a lovely, locally produced spa oriented bath and body range. Lemongrass House began its life in 1996 and has received accolades around the world. Produced on the island, it’s now available internationally in 28 countries across the globe. I used the Lemongrass Shower Gel this morning as a little pick-me-up in the shower (recovering from jet lag) and it instantly transported back to Thailand. The products are, as you would expect, based on local Thai ingredients. There was a small shop in Surin Beach where I was staying and many of the local restaurants have a bottle of the Lemongrass Mosquito Spray on hand to keep the pesky bugs at bay. The full range of fragrances and essential oils includes Thai Pomelo and Frangipani – two of my favourites. Lemongrass House prides itself on its ethical production – all products are made from local sources in Thailand, and are all handmade and contain absolutely no perfumes, dyes or sulphates, making them great for the skin, environment and …

Christmas gift ideas for women

Yon-Ka Absolute Hydration Yon-Ka’s Absolute Hydration clutch is packed with the range’s top three most hydrating and comforting facial products. Crème 28, a luxuriously velvety day cream, Hydralia, a unique miracle working serum rich in fruit acids, and Masque N°1. This super hydrating trio will smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, relieve taut skin and leave the complexion feeling plump, soft and comfortable, for a truly velvety Christmas. £80.00 www.yonkashop.co.uk Dermalogica Favourites It seems like everyone loves Dermalogica so you can’t go wrong with this. Five top-selling, travel-friendly Dermalogica products suitable for all skin types and conditions. Includes: Daily Microfoliant®, 0.45g, Multi-Active Toner, 1.0oz., Skin Hydrating Masque, 0.75oz. Skin Hydrating Booster, 0.25oz. MultiVitamin Power Firm, 0.17oz. £30 www.dermalogica.co.uk Jessica’s ‘Let It Snow’ collection This is inspired. Contains three fabulous shades including a ravishing reindeer red, a crisp sparkling snowflake glitter and a blinding blue. Presented in a glow in the dark, 3D glitter box, the Let it Snow collection not only makes an ideal stocking filler but can also be hung from the Christmas tree …

Christmas stocking fillers

I love a Christmas stocking – it’s often more fun and way more interesting that one big gift. Mix it up and vary the contents with things to use, little luxuries and something to make them laugh too. Aromatherapy Associates Little Bell (£10) This little bell shaped box features the Aromatherapy Associates Revive Bath and Shower Oil. Hang it on the tree or pop it into a stocking. It screams Christmas. The oil is based on grapefruit, rosemary and juniper. www.aromatherapyassociates.com       Blackbird Ai Incence Pyres (£18) Unique incense pyres packaged by hand by Blackbird in Ballard, WA. Place the pyre in the lid of the tin, and lit – allow the flame to burn brightly for a couple of minutes, then blow out and leave to smoulder. The incense will smoulder for 15 minutes, after which the scent will begin to develop, and the aroma will fill the room for approximately 2-4 hours. SCENT NOTES: Moss, Geranium, Rose Stem and Mint. www.nivenandjoshua.com     This Works Cosmic Cracker (£9) A fabulous stocking …

Wash with Joe

Yes, you literally wash with joe – it’s a brand name for a shower gel a coffee and mint shower gel formulated by (so I’m told) one of New York’s most respected designers, Jane Schub. The coffee contained within it acts as as strong deodoriser whilst the triple distilled peppermint oil helps to invigorate the body and mind and is a sharp wake-up call in the morning. It’s an odd one, I’ve never used a dark brown shower gel before. This looks a bit like coffee syrup and smells incredibly minty. There’s a touch of coffee there – but not as much as you would imagine. When I first tried it, I wasn’t convinced, but was happy to give it another go. Now, a week on and I really rather like it. It’s not been banished to the rubbish heap of forgotten grooming products. It’s found a permanent place in the bathroom. You can find it in a number of spots on the internet, but mine came directly from the Grooming Clinic. Never heard of …

SenSpa launches in Waitrose

SenSpa launches in Waitrose

SenSpa launches in Waitrose much to the delight of fans of the spa. Based at Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst in the New Forest its very popular on the spa circuit. Like a number of other big players in the spa market, SenSpa has created its own range of spa products which are now available on the high street in Waitrose right across the UK. Made in the UK, the SenSpa Body Therapy Range has been formulated to be as clean as possible – 97% natural with no harsh chemicals or ingredients such as parabens, mineral oils, SLS and artificial fragrances. There has also been no animal testing or animal ingredients. SenSpa Body Therapy Range launch The SenSpa Body Therapy Range is divided into four categories these include Bath, Shower/Scrub, Body and Hands each with three main fragrances of Relaxing, Nourishing and Detox, all of which are made from 100% natural essential oils. The Relaxing fragrance contains organic Lavender with a beautiful blend of Patchouli, Geranium, Bergamot and Bensoin. The Nourishing fragrance contains organic Argan Oil …