5 next-level natural beauty treatments to try
Spa treatments should be ultra-relaxing, time-stopping and positively tranquil. If you prefer your “you-time” sans toxic chemicals and rather brimming with plant-based organic nature-loving goodness, you’ll fall head over heels for these luxurious beauty treatments below.
Detox Sea Therapy Body Wrap With Coffee And Hemp Body Scrub
Need we say more? This indulgent body wrap draws toxins from deep within your skin using organic seaweed, dead sea mud, and essential oils. The high vitamin and mineral content breaks down fat deposits in the body whilst promoting collagen production. This sensory treatment combines organic coffee and hemp to draw out excess moisture from your skin, improving circulation and reducing cellulite, leaving you with smooth, rejuvenated and glowing skin.
And if that got your wheels spinning, you’ll want to book in a Lymphatic Detox Treatment (think: dry body brushing using a blend of cypress and juniper berry essential oils) while you’re there or go full Kourtney Kardashian on it and experience the improved wellbeing from a Coffee Enema.
Time: 120 minutes or 90 minutes
Where: Aqualive | 128 Wilsons Road South, St. Martins, Christchurch | 03 337 9702
Tata Harper Multi-Acid Peel
In desperate need for a total complexion reset? Good, because that’s what the Tata Harper Multi-Acid Peel is otherwise known as. Using 100% natural ingredients, this non-toxic peel boasts 22 high-performance ingredients - including natural sources of alpha hydroxy acid, polyhydroxy acid and beta hydroxyl acid - to refine, rejuvenate and renew your skin for an immediate healthy glow and noticeably improved complexion. Talk about instant gratification!
The first phase allows all the aforementioned acids to purify, smooth, even, balance and hydrate the look of your skin. While the second phase combines the exfoliating power of white willow bark with lavender flower water, sugar prebiotics, beetroot, tazman pepper berry extracts, and radish root ferment for their hydrating and healing benefits. Doesn’t that sound simply divine?
Time: 60 minutes
Cost: $175 or three treatments for $450
Where: The Tonic Room, New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland | 09 849 4488
Whether you’ve got a little or a lot of time up your sleeve, a Janesce facial will have you feeling utterly restored. Using powerful, organic plant extracts, Janesce facials are anti-ageing, hydrating and nourishing for the skin.
Starting with a foot bath and a delicious cup of Bestow organic tea, you’ll be feeling revived from the inside out before they’ve even got to work on your facial. Comprising of a cleanse, a gentle enzyme peel, toning facial, neck and décolletage massage using aromatic oils, and a bespoke intensive mask blended with specific herbal tinctures to address your unique skin needs, you’ll be drumming up all kinds of visuals being secluded in a tropical garden or island resort…
But wait, there’s more. While the mask sets in and works its organic goodness, you’ll be treated to a relaxing hand or foot massage. Then once that’s complete, a floral mist and a botanical concentrate is applied before moisturiser and sun protection. Oh, and an eyebrow tidy (because they just get you).
Cost: Signature Facial – 90min Retreat for $145 or Mini Facial – 45min Retreat for $95
Where: 100 West End Road, Westmere, Auckland | 021 271 1700
Aroha (Love) Goddess Massage
If you need more than just some old-fashioned pampering, as in, you’ve been thinking about watching Bridget Jones’s Diary again, then you need to make a day trip to Whangarei to indulge in the Aroha (Love) Goddess Massage. Using Verite Spa Organics and two unique Rose Quartz wands to brighten your complexion and balance your heart’s chakra to “[encourage] peace, healing and comfort while reawakening the heart to its own innate love.” This massage is a super soul session and skin food session all in one. No Mr Darcy or Ben & Jerry’s necessary.
This full-body aromatic massage with a back scrub and facial is all about loving your body leaving you feeling destressed, deeply relaxed, rejuvenated and balanced with nourished glowing skin. And for the (100% natural and organic) cherry on top? It includes an Indian scalp, hand & foot massage, essential oil application and aromatic hot towels.
Time: 120 minutes
Where: Sacred Organic Day Spa | 1466 Whangarei Heads Road, Parua Bay | 0210 865 5053
The Dermaviduals Detox
Nestled in the heart of Wellington, Elderberry + Kate’s flagship sanctuary offers a holistic approach to experiencing a day spa. An hour and a half of pure facial bliss, skin restoration, rejuvenation and detoxing is what awaits you when you book in for their new Dermaviduals Detox facial treatment.
Whipping out all of the big guns in natural names, this facial starts with a customised cleanse using Tenfione Semisomal Bath with natural avocado and olive oils and Vitamin E, followed by their Enzyme Treatment Mask which gently exfoliates using natural enzymes found in papaya and pineapple. Your lips are then treated to an exfoliation of their own using omega-rich rosehip seed oil before the star of the detox - a pure natural clay mask brimming with minerals - takes the stage. The Terra Sana Mask combines kaolin and montmorillonite clay with portions of quartz, mica, limonite and other mineral ions to reveal smooth, buffed and refined skin. And lastly, but not least, a bespoke Pill Mask ( sheet mask) infused with actives to help your individual skin’s concerns and goals is applied to seal the deal. How good?
Time: 90 Minutes
Where: Elderberry + Kate | 42-52 Willis Street, Wellington CBD | 04 499 7999
Main image: @tonic_room
Words: Terri Dunn
Have you tried any natural spa treatments worth recommending? Let us know in the comments below.